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Laura enjoys some sunflowers. Laura and her fiancé. Laura celebrates with a friend.

Laura Wiersema

Marketing Communications Writer

I call many places home: one is my tiny, Illinois hometown; one is with my parents in the suburbs of Memphis; one is right here in Des Moines with the "family" I've adopted. I love few things more than I love ice cream, cute cats, my best friend since childhood and my fiancé. As a recent college grad, I'm still trying to figure out what to do with this so-called "free time." The running list includes: binging my favorite shows while cross-stitching, kayaking and cooking anything out of my Delish cookbook.

You are a superhero. What power would you choose?
Teleportation. Imagine how much easier (and cheaper) travel would be. *sigh* The dream.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Cook without needing a cookbook, being able to improvise while knowing what will and won't taste good together.
Inspire our readers. What's your favorite quote?
"You can waste your life drawing lines, or you can live your life crossing them." —Shonda Rhimes