Category: Everyday Life

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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...

10 Ways To Beat Those Winter Blues

Who else is so over winter? Ugh, it’s no secret that winter and I have never gotten along.  My happy place involves sunshine, tank tops, sandals, big sunglasses, ponytails, ice-cold drinks, bright morning walks, warm evenings on the patio with friends, and warmth galore.  But somehow the place that I call “home”...

January Dare: Move In The Mornings

Let’s do this!! For those of you who missed my post yesterday, I shared that I have chosen “dare” as my one little word for 2015.  I want to dare myself to get out of my comfort zone, push the boundaries, try new things, you name it.  I want to be...

One Little Word 2015: DARE

One Little Word 2015: DARE

Alright, 2015, I think it’s time to shake things up a little. Why? Well, 2014 actually went down in the record books as the year that was shockingly, mercifully, and delightfully stable for me. I know, it feels like I should knock on wood just typing that out, but...

Currently

Dancing around just a tiny bit (ok a lot) after booking a sweet mid-century house for my month-long stay to Austin this February.  My friend Kathryne (from Cookie & Kate) agrees that freezing Kansas City winters aren’t for us.  So this year we’re actually doing something about it and packing up our laptops,...