About

“So, what do you do for fun in Iowa?”

Welcome to My Iowa Life! My name is Kelsey and grew up in the Des Moines metro area. After high school I served four years in the Army at Fort Benning, Georgia as a musician and loved my time there. As much as I loved moving away and getting a change of scenery, I was so excited to be able to move back to Iowa and be closer to my family again. I graduated from Iowa State, and now work and live in the Ames area. My husband is not a native Iowan, but he’s come to love everything it has to offer and the life we’ve built here with our little rescue heeler, Zora. Iowa puts so much care into their state parks, trails, infrastructure, city life, and love that we’re growing and trendy, but not yet touristy. I thought it’d be fun to share our Iowa experience with others to go and explore something new, or appreciate what you already have.