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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....

A Day In The Life | gimmesomeoven.com

A Day In The Life

I’m a sucker for “day in the life” posts. I first became a fan of them way back in the early days of the blogosphere via Ali and Elise.  Then a few years ago, Rachel started doing a similar series profiling food bloggers.  And now occasionally when I’m bored, I’ll scroll through the...

April Playlist -- perfect for spring! | gimmesomeoven.com

April in Music: New Playlist For Spring

It’s spring! I’m working in a coffeehouse this morning, and the doors are all open. The sun is streaming in. The grass is getting green. Daffodils are everywhere. And all of a sudden, I’m out of winter hibernation mode and up for anything—including staying out late to see live music...

Where To Eat In Austin | gimmesomeoven.com

Where To Eat In Austin

When people ask what we did while living in Austin for the month of February, the first thing that comes to mind is simple: We ate. More accurately, we ate and ate and ate. In our 28 days there, the two of us food bloggers somehow managed to visit 40+ restaurants and...

10 Things I Learned In Austin | gimmesomeoven.com

10 Things I Learned In Austin

“I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one’s life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. The rest falls through like the soft earth it is.”  ~Amy Pohler, Yes, Please We actually did it. After years and...

Rinko Kikuchi in David Zellner's Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

March in Movies: Treasure hunting for answers

Gimme Some readers, sometimes it takes a great movie a long time to make its way to us. I saw Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter in January 2014, at Sundance, and it is finally—finally—coming to art houses this month. Kumiko the Treasure Hunter is a small film (small budget, small cast, small...

(Free!) March Playlist | gimmesomeoven.com

March in Music: Playlists for lions and lambs

I’m sitting here on the last day of February, watching the snow come down. It’s supposed to fall well into the day tomorrow, the first of the new month. I am not a fan of cold, winter and greyness, so I am holding tight to the old adage about...

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