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Learning about the world of scotch cocktails (<– never thought about those two words going together!), thanks to my friend, Beth.  She recently subscribed to Shaker and Spoon, and decided to host a handful of gatherings last month to share her craft cocktail creations with friends.  Such a fun idea, and such yummy...

Unbound

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Celebrating my 2-year friend-iversary with Josefa, my favorite spunky 92-year-old from El Salvador.  We were connected through Unbound — an organization that I wholeheartedly recommend checking out — and I was so thankful to receive her latest letter this week reporting that she’s feeling better lately after Unbound connected her with a...

Streetcar Date

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Celebrating my one-year datingiversary with this handsome man, and feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for this amazing year we’ve shared together.  Life with him just seems to get better and better, and I’m not taking a moment of it for granted.  ♥  I’m already looking forward to another year of adventures ahead! Feeling very inspired (ahem, while...

My 2016 Summer Reading List | gimmesomeoven.com/life

My Summer Reading List

Alright, who’s ready to talk summer reading lists?? I know, I know, it’s not technically summer yet.  But after wearing my favorite comfy sundress, paddle-boating around the lake, sitting with friends around a campfire watching the stars, and eating all the watermelon yesterday on Memorial Day, I feel like we’re close enough.  So...

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Digging our brand new streetcars that just opened their doors last week in KC.  There’s a stop right outside my building, and the energy with everyone milling around outside all day long has been so fun. Making this salad multiple times a week lately.  5 ingredients, 5 minutes to prep, and it always...

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Admiring every page in this new cookbook.  My friends, Jeanine and Jack, absolutely outdid themselves. Catching up (years late, I know) on the final two seasons of Downton Abbey.  And um, wow, I forgot what a total soap opera it is!  But still, loving every minute, and obsessing as always over...

7 Blogs | gimmesomeoven.com

7 Blogs That I Totally Enjoy Reading Every Day

Do you have a handful of blogs that you follow purely for fun? That’s right, I’m not talking about the blogs that you follow because you feel like you “should”, or because they relate to your career field, or because you know the blogger, or because omg-like-everyone-else-you-know is following them.  Nope,...

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Reading The Skimm first thing every morning.  Best daily news email ever. Listening to even more Christmas music (if that’s possible) than usual this year, courtesy of dating a guy who’s a Snow Globe. Learning everything about Teddy and Franklin Delano, via Ken Burns’ 7-part documentary on Netflix.  Fascinating. Digging everything made...

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Settling back into life in KC after back-to-back trips these past 5 weeks.  They were all amazing (Beaver Lake with girlfriends –> Pittsburgh with DeLallo –> Wichita for my parents’ 60th birthday party –> Minneapolis with Chex –> Brooklyn for Click Retreat –> Smoky Mountains with Barclay –> Park City...

32 and Dating | gimmesomeoven.com/life

32 and Dating (!!!)

Alright, I can’t take it any longer.  I have some fun news that I’ve been dying to share with you these past four months. I’M DATING THIS WONDERFUL GUY!!!!! And I am so dang happy about it.  :) Like, wake-up-every-morning-with-the-cheesiest-grin-on-my-face, still-can’t-quite-believe-my-luck, slightly-freaking-out, yet-loving-every-second, feeling-oh-so-grateful, and-basically-just-wanting-to-shout-from-the-rooftops-that-I-REALLY-REALLY-LIKE-THIS-GUY happy about it. And after trying to play it...

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Missing my Costa Rican host family already like crazy.  I just got back last week from (finally) making it to Alajuela to see them again, after having spent the last 10 years apart.  And my goodness, words can’t even come close to saying how much I love them.  We...

Inspired by the Eaux Claires 2015 music festival! | gimmesomeoven.com

August in Music: Favorites from Eaux Claires 2015

Music festivals are hot, crowded, sweaty, exhausting…and utterly transformative. I spent July 17 and 18 hanging out with a few close friends (and 22,000 new ones) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at the inaugral Eaux Claires music festival. Organized by Justin Vernon (the genius behind Bon Iver), the event brought...