My trip to Des Moines was a total whirlwind. I arrived at 6:30 PM on Sunday night and headed back to Boston at 5:30 PM on Monday evening. I wasn’t even there for a full 24 hours, but I got to see and learn a lot in that short amount of time. Let’s recap! On Monday morning, we headed to the Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. Meredith produces a number of magazines, including Better Homes &…

I woke up bright and early yesterday morning to get my sweat on. The hotel where I stayed in Des Moines had a pretty nice gym (I actually worked out there the last time I visited), but I decided to do a CrossFit-inspired workout in my hotel room instead. The best thing about creating my own workouts is that I get to pick all of my favorite exercises and make it as hard (or as…

Happy Friday, folks! I hope your day is off to a wonderful start! This morning, Chandra and I met up again and went to see the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. It was really neat! My favorite sculpture was the Nomade as seen below. About the sculpture: The figure’s sheer size dominates the park’s landscape, and its human form made from scrambled steel letters seems to suit the city’s vision of itself in…

Hello, blog friends! 😀 I just returned from a wonderful evening with my favorite Des Monies blogger, Chandra of Chandra’s Shenanigans. I’ve met her a number of times, so you may have seen her on CNC in the past, such as here, here, and, most recently, here. I’ve read Chandra’s blog since she started it back in February 2008, so I feel like I’ve “known” her for quite awhile now. She’s a good friend and it’s…

Hello from Iowa!! It’s my first time in the state. Very exciting! So, I bet you’re wondering why I am in Des Moines for the next few days. Well, I was invited by Niman Ranch to tour one of their sustainable hog farms. First cows, now hogs! 😀 (My life is so random!) The weekend also includes a special Farmer Appreciation Dinner where several nationally acclaimed chefs will join forces to prepare a fancy seven-course…

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