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July in Movies: Six Unique Flicks Not To Miss

July in Movies: Six Unique Flicks Not To Miss

It’s Fourth of July weekend, friends: we’ve hit full blockbuster saturation. I love this time of the year. You can both lose yourself in mindless CG spectacle and you can find a bunch of interesting alternatives at both the multiplex and art houses. Here are six festival favorites coming...

A chill summer playlist that's perfect for July | gimmesomeoven.com

July Playlist: Summer Chill

We’ve finally hit true summer temps in Kansas City, after suffering through a grey and rainy June. When the heat rises, I start to crave cooler beats. I want something that will make sway…but nothing that will make me sweat more than I already am. My criteria for this July...

The Nightingale Orchestra | gimmesomeoven.com

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Snapchatting all the things.  (Ok, mostly my dog.)  Come say hi at @gimmesomeoven! Still smiling after getting to play a concert with The Nightingale Orchestra this past weekend.  Highlight of my month. Reading this book, which is claimed to rival Gone Girl (doubtful, but we’ll see).  Followed soon by this book (followed by the movie...

June Playlist -- a Spotify playlist for summer wanderlust | gimmesomeoven.com

Music in June: Wonderful Wanderlust

I know I’m not the only person who gets a bad case of wanderlust the minute the calendar flips to Summer. There’s something about the longer days, warmer weather and childhood memories of three free months that make me want to leave everything behind for open windows and open...

Photo by Chuck Zlotnick - © Universal Pictures

June in Movies: Blockbusters and beyond

I’ve got nothing against blockbuster movies. When done well, blockbusters can bring people together, capture a cultural moment and provide much-needed entertainment. I’ve got a few on my Favorite Movies of All Time list, including Jaws. Of course. But it’s easy to get stuck in the shade of all...

30 Days With No TV | gimmesomeoven.com

June Dare: 30 Days Of No TV

I know. Having just recently finished a 3-season House Of Cards marathon, watched the dramatic season finales of my favorite network shows, and (yes) gotten suckered once again into a new season of The Bachelorette, this month’s dare seemed a little dramatic to me.  But it’s happening, and I’m strangely excited about it,...

Madina in Andrew Berends's Madina's Dream

May in Movies: Two Indies To Seek Out

May is the beginning of summer blockbuster season, and it’s starting off big with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Which I will be seeing, of course. May also brings a big Reese Witherspoon comedy, Hot Pursuit; the Mad Max reboot, Fury Road; the highly anticipated a cappella comeback Pitch Perfect 2; Disney’s Bird-helmed, Lindelof-written and Clooney-starring Tomorrowland; and Cameron Crowe’s star-studded Aloha...

May Playlist -- a Spotify list celebrating spring and sunshine | gimmesomeoven.com

May in Music: Savor A Long Stretch In The Sunshine

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about rest. I’m not naturally a restful person. I’m a dreamer, schemer, planner, creator, do-er. Even in my baby pictures, I’ve got my eyes wide open and my fists clenched while my twin sis, Megan, is all carefree smiles. I’ve always been wound...

May Dare: Go Outside For 30 Minutes A Day | gimmesomeoven.com

May Dare: Go Outside (For At Least 30 Minutes A Day!)

In honor of the arrival of warm weather and all things “spring”, this month’s dare is a simple one: Go outside…for at least 30 minutes a day. For most of us, this dare will probably require no arm-twisting. Because really — who doesn’t love being outside in the springtime...

Middle Of The Map Fest | gimmesomeoven.com

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Feeling pretty jazzed about Kansas City after attending Middle Of The Map Fest this week.  Cool, innovative, inspiring things are happening everywhere you turn in this city lately, thanks of course to all of the cool people who choose to call this place home.  It’s an exciting time to be living here....

5 Tips For Blogging Through The Summer Slump | gimmesomeoven.com

5 Tips For Blogging Through “The Summer Slump”

Bloggers, it’s about that time again. Time when the weather warms up and people head outside to soak up every second of it.  Time when everyone taps into their inner Clark Griswold and plans epic summer vacations and campouts and family reunions and road trips and, well, any chance to get outta town....

True Story | Gimme Some Oven

April in Movies: Three Festival Favorites To Kick Off Spring

I’ve spent the first quarter of the year watching a lot of movies. A lot. I went to Sundance in Park City; True/False in Columbia, Missouri; and SXSW in Austin. I don’t have an official count yet, but I think I’ve seen 85+ films since the beginning of 2015....

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