What do Peyton Manning and Punxsutawney Phil have in common?
On Super Bowl Sunday, they were both frightened by their shadows and retreated to their respective burrows to hunker down for another 6 weeks of winter.
OK…so that was a bit harsh on Mr. Manning. On the other hand, its been a harsh winter. But not just here in Des Moines; winter has been a nationwide epidemic this year. That is, if you consider 2” of snow an epidemic…Atlanta. Geesh. But, Atlanta, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt…we northerners don’t expect you to be prepared. While lack of preparation likely wasn’t Peyton Manning’s downfall, team execution was.
So, the Super Bowl is behind us. Ground Hog Day is behind us. But, we’re still in the middle of a harsh winter…and, thanks to Punxsutawney Phil, no end in sight. What to do while we’re hunkering down? Try this:
“Get inspired” and “get started” are tag lines for this year’s Des Moines Home+Garden Show being held this weekend at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. I added the “get outdoors” because…
- Archadeck of Central Iowa is Des Moines’ premier custom designer and builder of decks, porches, patios, pergolas and related accessories such as outdoor kitchens, firepits, conrnhole (bags) boards…to name but a few. Our outdoor living spaces, rooms and accessories have inspired Des Moines area folks to get outdoors – living outdoors – for nearly 17 years.
- Archadeck of Central Iowa will be displaying at the 2014 Des Moines Home+Garden Show…17 years running now. This year, we are going back to our roots – you’ll find us in booth 2218 in the lower-level of Vets Auditorium, near the Butterfly Garden. Yes, I said “Butterfly Garden;” check it out. Then come see our Trex Transcends deck, Belgard pavers and walls, wine bottle-adorned cedar privacy fence and talk to us about outdoor living trends, products and Archadeck’s design/build services.
- The inspiration for many home improvement, gardening and landscaping projects gets started at this show every year. Our focus is certainly the “outdoor” structures and spaces aspect of your home…and the accessories that go in and around them. We apply that focus first in preparation (unlike Atlanta)… the planning, design and product expertise that make a project work for your home and your family. Secondly, we apply our focus on execution (unlike the Denver Broncos)… getting it built as planned/designed, warranting our work and guaranteeing our performance. No better place to get started with your inspiration for outdoor living spaces than with us at the 2014 Des Moines Home+Garden Show.
Actually, there is a better place, but lets don’t tell the Home+Garden folks that. For instance, your Des Moines area backyard is a pretty good place to get inspired and started…when its warmer. The Des Moines Home+Garden Show only runs 4 days. But, we do outdoor living year round and our office/showroom in Urbandale facilitates our mission year round. In fact, we’re currently renovating our office/showroom to facilitate that mission even better (stay tuned for details). So, ultimately we’ll meet in your backyard and at our office/showroom. But, this weekend, the best place really is the 2014 Des Moines Home+Garden Show. We hope to see you there.