A Few Favorite Travel Items

Since we’re in the summer travel season I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite travel items. I do this not because I’m a confident, easygoing traveler but because I’m the opposite…a somewhat anxious traveler who misses the comforts of home. Still, I like seeing new places and re-visiting old favorites so […]

Four Fun Things We Did in New York

When this kid came home for Easter, he shocked his dad and me by telling us he was thinking of moving back to Kansas City from New York, where he’s been for the past year. Actually, he was more than thinking about it, he had pretty much decided to do it. We were thrilled! Since […]

Chicago: Two Churches, a Wedding, a Library, and Some Amazing Views

We’re just back from four days in Chicago, where we attended the wedding of the daughter of some dears friends of ours. We’re in that stage of life where our friends’ kids and our kids’ friends are getting married. We have ten (!) weddings this year and they all fall into one of those two […]

Nashville Trip Report

Tom and I are just back from a few days in Nashville – our first time there – so I thought I would share some pics and give you a little trip report. We flew from KC to Nashville on Friday morning, checked into our downtown hotel, and then walked the few blocks to Broadway, […]

And He’s Off to New York

Last month our youngest, Grant, graduated from Saint Louis University and started a new job in … New York City! You guys, I’m not gonna lie, this development has been tough on this mom, but he is absolutely living his dream, so it’s all good. It’s great, actually. He is living in Brooklyn for the […]

Chicago Trip Report

I know we’re all knee deep in Thanksgiving planning but Tom and I are just back from a trip to Chicago, so can you handle a trip report? We’ve been to Chicago many times, but this was one of our favorite trips so I want to document some of the things that made it special. […]

A New Job, Some Travel, and a New(ish) Gallery Wall

Gosh, it’s been such a long time since I’ve popped in here. I hope you’re doing well and enjoying Spring! I have a new gallery wall in the living room to share with you, but first, since I’ve been gone a while, I thought I would give you some life updates. Part of the reason […]

Big Cedar Weekend Getaway

Last weekend Tom and I went to Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks for a little getaway. It was a work trip for him, but there was no work involved. The best kind. We were thrilled to get to go because Big Cedar has been on our places to go list for a long time, […]

Fall Favorites

Last Thursday was the first day of fall, so all of us who call that our favorite season can stop sneaking mums and pumpkins into the house and enjoy the fact that fall is officially here. To celebrate, I’m indulging in pictures of some of my favorite things about the season. I love blue and white almost as much as […]

Garden Tour Part 2

Yesterday I shared some pictures from a garden tour that Tom and I took over the weekend. Today I want to show you the pictures from my favorite stop on the tour, a tudor home in the Sunset Hill area of KC. This planted urn on a pedestal and antique fountain are two of the first things […]