Postcards from Kansas City

Two weekends ago, Tom and I took a staycation here in Kansas City to celebrate our anniversary. I took my camera along like I would on a regular vacation, and since I love showing off KC any chance I get, I wanted to share some of the pics here. We stayed at the historic Hotel […]

Doorways of San Francisco

I love visiting beautiful cities and – to me – there’s no city more beautiful that San Francisco. The hills, the bay, the bridge…it’s stunning. Our family visited San Francisco two years ago this summer. It was the first time for the kids, and I was so excited to share one of my favorite places […]

Saint Louis University’s Cupples House

Last weekend Tom and I took Grant on a college visit to Saint Louis University. A very pleasant surprise was the visit the school planned for the parents to the Samuel Cupples House, which sits in the middle of campus. I’d walked by the house a number of times before on previous visits, but had […]

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Estate Sale Finds: Procrastination Edition

It’s already a month into the new year and my to-do list is as long as my arm: do our taxes, shampoo the carpets, clean out my office, and on it goes… So of course I’ve been estate sale shopping instead. And rather than just bring my little finds home and get down to work, I’ve […]

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Savannah in Pictures

My most vivid memory of our trip to Savannah, GA a few years back was a different kind of trip. More of a fall, really. I was making my way from River Street – where I had been shopping – back to our hotel. I was alone (Tom was golfing) and the stretch of street […]

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Secondhand Finds: Florida Edition

I said I had learned my lesson about buying heavy things while traveling. But the week after Christmas we visited my parents in Florida and my mom took me to an antique mall near where they live. When I spotted this lamp I knew I couldn’t leave it behind. I fell hard for the colors and the […]

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Christmas in Rome

Yesterday I shared with you some of the sites we saw while visiting Germany at Christmastime. As if that wasn’t special enough, we decided to take a side trip to Rome over the actual Christmas holiday. What a festive time to be there! This is a picture of the group (minus my sister) taken at […]

Christmas in Germany

I had intended to share some pictures with you today of the Christmas my family spent in Rome, and I will do that tomorrow. But when my husband handed me this column by Cindy Hoedel in The Kansas City Star to read today, I decided to switch it up a bit and share my pictures of Germany […]

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Chicago by iPhone

Yesterday I told you about our recent quick trip to Chicago, including an adorable little shop we found. Today I want to share with you a few more shots of the Windy City. The iPhone picture quality isn’t great (I didn’t bring my camera with me) but I couldn’t resist snapping them anyway. We basically […]

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P.O.S.H. Chicago

Last week Tom and I went to Chicago with another couple to take in the basketball games at the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks were winners, so we ended on a high note, but the whole three days there were memorable – full of eating, drinking, laughing, and celebrating (two of the four of us celebrated […]

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