I was just talking about how I'm sick of winter weather and now I'm looking forward to Iowa's balmy 60 degree weather this week.  I will take it!  So, now comes spring maintenance time.  After coming out of the long winters it's always refreshing to clean up, fix up, & spruce up our homes.  Here ...
I have spring fever and I'm sure I'm not alone.  Spring is a time for renewal and what better way to start the season off then to give your home's exterior a fresh coat of paint!  There are so many wonderful colors to choose from and one can get very creative.   Gray happens to be still a very po...
  It's the Des Moines Home and Garden Show this weekend and I'm ready to get some fresh ideas and dream about the warmer weather ahead.  The Home and Garden Show is a big event in the Des Moines Metro that revs everyone up with new ideas, projects and dreams for their, well, home and garden.  If ...
I almost forgot we were still in the middle of Winter.  We have been pretty spoiled with the mild temps here in Iowa but Mother Nature reminded us this past week that we are still in Winter after receiving 10+ inches of snowfall!  With the melting and refreezing of the snow in the coming weeks, h...
    Have you ever found yourself in an uncomfortable conversation that neither party has much to say?  Is it hard for you to carry on a conversation with someone you just met? I typically don’t have a hard time searching for something to talk about when I meet someone new.  I guess that’s a good...
What is my New Years Resolution?  To be honest I kind of don’t like the term New Years Resolution.  But, I guess in the past, if I even made a resolution and if I had to pick one that I resorted to, it would be the typical “get fit and lose weight”.  I actually probably set that goal one year a l...
What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Urbandale Home?   By My Smart Blog You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a Urbandale home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a...
It is always exciting to be able to list a Beaverdale brick home!  Tons of character, warmth and nostalgia.  This home is ready for their new owners...could it be you???!!!  Click on the link below for more details!  1914 40th St., Des Moines
  Price has been reduced by $5,000!  Now listed at $175,000!  This 1 acre lot sits in the middle of Huxley, IA next door to Centennial Park.  Imagine playing or watching family football games on the front lawn and then head over to the park practically in your backyard to play on the playground,...
Hello   I’m writing this on a Tuesday morning, slowly waking up with my cup of coffee.  It seems only fitting that I write about one of my new favorite places to eat and drink coffee in Urbandale.   I had driven by this new favorite on several occasions and thought I should stop in, but I just ne...

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