Category: Everyday Life

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,...

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Autumn?

Happy first day of autumn, friends! I have to admit that this day always feels a little bittersweet for this summer-loving girl.  While everyone else has been breaking out the pumpkin and chunky sweaters this month, I have been making coconut margaritas and playing Death Cab and freezing my...

Things I’m Afraid To Tell You

This weekend, I spent some time poking around the archives of a few of my favorite design bloggers, and happened to come across this wave of posts that hit the blogosphere two years ago called “Things I’m Afraid To Tell You”.  It turns out that one of my favorite...

How To Start A Book Club

5 tips on how to start a book club...that's awesome...and that lasts. :)

How To Make 10% Better Decisions

I totally just read a business book for the first time in years. Yes, the irony of this fact is not lost on me.  I used to eat up business and self-help books back when I was in college and while I had a steady job during my twenties....

Why I’m Not “Online Dating”

Guesssss who’s still single?? Good guess.  And actually I just had a birthday, so I suppose we need to find a new name for this 30 and Single series.  I have an idea up my sleeve that I may share soon.   But hey, we’re overdue for a new...

31 Things

31, we’re a few days in and I have to say — you’re lookin’ good. I have no idea what this year will bring, but I do know that I love making lists.  So I came up with 31 things that I would love to make happen this year....

Open Windows

I have officially added something to the list of my favorite things on earth: open windows. The weather has been up and down here since the calendar officially welcomed in Spring.  But through those past few weeks, even tonight’s glorious thunderstorm, my windows have remained open.  Sometimes cracked, sometimes flung...

Words

Somehow I seem to have surrounded myself in life with friends who are amazing with words. I’m sure you know what I mean.  They are those people who always have the perfect encouraging or comforting thing to say when a friend is having a hard time.  They are those...

Friday Flowers

I’ve decided to start a new little tradition in my home — Friday flowers. I used to think that I wasn’t one of those girls who loved flowers.  But I’ve come to find — especially during the cold and gray days of winter — that I in fact really...

New Christmas Traditions

After having spent the month of December in Europe last year, it was fun to be back home with my family in Wichita this Christmas.  My sister and brother in law were in town from Chicago, my pup was looking very merry for the occasion, and we were all...

Give A Granola Bar

Somehow I have found myself in conversations with friends multiple times this past month about how to respond when someone on the street asks you for money.  Now that I live downtown, and go for daily walks, and run most of my errands around the neighborhood, I find myself...