Category: Everyday Life

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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...

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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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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...

Note-A-Day Tips & Thought Starters

In honor of our our February dare to write a note-a-day, I’m thrilled to welcome a friend here today from a company that knows more than a little about writing great notes — Hallmark Cards!!  Sarah has been a writer at Hallmark for 10+ years, and now is part of the team behind...

February Dare: A Note A Day

Happy February, friends! A new month means that it’s time for a new dare here on Gimme Some Oven.  In January, a bunch of you joined in with our dare to Move In The Mornings, getting out of bed and trying to get our heart rates up even for...