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 […]

Kansas City Garden Tour

Tom and I have discovered garden tours. Well, I have discovered them and he’s happy to go along. We went on our first tour a couple of weeks ago, and it was interesting and the gardens were impressive, but not quite our taste. Yesterday, however, we went on the Wornall/Majors Kansas City Garden Tour and had the best […]

London Souvenirs

Lindsey was in charge of our London itinerary, and she told me that we had to go to Fortnum and Mason. That I would love it. She was right! Fortnum and Mason is a specialty foods and department store with a history that goes back 300 years. Originally the store was a grocery store; today it includes […]

Lovely London

Last week Tom, Lindsey and I traveled to London to meet up with Grant, who is studying abroad this semester in Rome. Lindsey spent eight weeks interning and studying in London a few summers back, but the rest of us had never been. She was a fabulous tour guide of this city she knows and loves so […]

Quick Chicago Trip in Pictures

We are just back from four days in Chicago, our favorite place for a quick getaway. This time we went with friends for a KU basketball game (which we won’t talk about) and I kept my iPhone handy to take quick shots of some of things that inspired me. Starting with this view of Michigan Avenue from […]

Charming Homes of Mud Island

My friend, Carol Lynn, is a house person. And she knows that I am too. So when she recently visited her daughter in Memphis, she sent me these pictures of some of the charming homes and doorways on Mud Island and, when I asked, she told me I could share them with all of you […]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

So, funny story. Two years ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see them here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]

Links for Your Weekend: Miami Edition

I missed putting up this post last Friday because I was on a plane headed home from Miami. Tom and I were there for four days of a business convention that was much more play than work. Our goal was to make this a complete relaxation vacation, and we succeeded. We ate at Joe’s Stone Crab, […]

Boston 2010

Yesterday I stumbled across the pictures from our Boston vacation exactly five years ago – July 2010 – and found myself remembering what an especially fun family trip it was. This was just a few weeks before Lindsey headed off to college and Grant started high school. It’s amazing how much their lives have changed in just five […]

A Nell Hills Visit and Entryway Artwork

Over the weekend I made a visit to the Nell Hills Briarcliff store and I texted my mom to tell her I was there. She lives in Florida full-time now so she asked me to take some pictures so she could get her Nell Hills fix. Taking pictures of a store might seem odd, but Nell Hills […]