Hm Loves Des Moines!

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We adore the city of Des Moines, and we’re constantly being inspired by our surroundings. Recently, members of our team visited the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. Open to the public since 2009, the sculpture park boasts famous artwork by 22 of the world’s most celebrated artists, and is home to 28 unique works of art.

While we were wandering among giant pieces of art, it struck us that there are pieces in our showroom that feature similar styles and themes as some of the pieces in the sculpture park. Read on as we share some of our favorite “inspired by Des Moines” items – all available right here at Homemakers!

Seven Ways to Savor Spring Break in Des Moines

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After a long winter, spring break is finally near! There’s no need to grumble if you aren’t jetting off to some exotic locale—haven’t you heard? Des Moines is the next big thing!

We have the scoop on the best things to do in Des Moines this week, and there’s a little something for everyone.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About State Boys’ Basketball

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The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s state basketball tournament tipped off this morning at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Nodaway Valley squared off in Class 1A action, the first of 32 games to be played over the next six days. Dating back 104 years, the state basketball tournament has an impressive history.

Iowa State Girls’ Basketball Tournament Primer

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The Iowa state girls’ basketball tournament takes place next week, and here at Homemakers, we couldn’t be more excited!

The 95th annual state tournament tips off Monday morning, with Colo-Nesco and Newell-Fonda facing off in the first Class 1A quarterfinal at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Teams will descend on Des Moines from every corner of the state, literally: Western Christian of Hull, Bishop Heelan and Central Lyon from the northwest corner, Bedford from the southwest, Burlington and Mediapolis from the southeast and Cedar Falls, Waverly-Shell Rock and Crestwood from the northeast.

In all, 40 teams will take to the court at Wells Fargo next week.

State Wrestling Returns to Des Moines

State Wrestling Returns to Des Moines

Are you joining the thousands of wrestling fans in Des Moines this week?

We’re pumped for state high school tournament action, which kicks off Wednesday with the dual team tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. The individual tournament begins Thursday, with the championship matches set for Saturday night.

There’s no place quite like Iowa for incredible wrestling. The state’s storied history with the sport goes back more than a century. The University of Iowa formed its first team in 1911. Iowa State University fielded a team for the first time in 1916, and the University of Northern Iowa jumped on board in 1923.