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30 before 30: Hoop there it is

Number 13 on my “30 before 30” list is: Learn how to get a hula hoop twirling from my arm to my waist. Weird and random, I know, but I have a girl crush on all of the hippie chicks who … Continue reading

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My 30 before 30 list, 11-20

My 30 before 30 goals 1-5 here and 6-10 here. Continued: 11. Bake a multi-layer cake from scratch. Thanks to All Cakes Considered and my KitchenAid mixer, I dipped my toe into baking from scratch a few years ago. I’m … Continue reading

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My 30 before 30 list: 6-10

Everyone needs a bucket list. I need deadlines! 22 months until 30. Goals 1-5 posted here. 6. Read the Anne of Green Gables books. Huge confession: Although Anne Shirley has been a personal heroine of mine since I was little, … Continue reading

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My 30 before 30 list: 1-5

Just 22 short months before I hit the landmark age of 30, and I’m brainstorming a few things I’d love to try or accomplish in that time. I’m a big believer that the moment I write something down, it transforms … Continue reading

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30-before-30: How’d I do?

Oh, hey, I’m 30! I’ve actually been looking forward to this birthday for awhile. I’m pretty happy with how my 20s turned out, so it’s not that I was wishing them away, but the 30s seem to be the decade … Continue reading

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30-before-30: Goals 21-30

The final installment of my “30 before 30” list: 21. Tour the Iowa Capitol. Does anyone know if the tours go up into the dome? 22. Visit a psychic. I don’t really believe in psychic powers like I don’t really … Continue reading

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“Before and After” kind of a weekend

Friday night was false eyelashes and Prosecco and Saturday morning I was up to my chest in mud. Variety is the spice of life, right? This marks my FIFTH fall in Des Moines, any I can feel a shift from … Continue reading

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NPR in everyday life

Iowa Public Radio is the first preset in my car (don’t worry, I’m a sustaining member!) and so shows like All Things Considered and segments like StoryCorps are part of my everyday life. I went a step further this week: … Continue reading

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Mini cycle-venture

Sometime in the frozen depth of winter, Joe and I agreed to report and write a story together where we’d spend a day cycling one of Iowa’s trails. Sounds like fun! Then the reality of my burgeoning belly and the tiny … Continue reading

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Sun’s out, hotdog gun’s out

Shooting the hotdog gun at an Iowa Cubs game was one of the big ticket items on my “30 before 30” list. I got to cross it off on Friday night with 13 months left to go! I have a … Continue reading

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