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Homegrown: Living The Independent Life

Homegrown – Garden Party

With life as I know it put on pause during the quarantine, I was at a loss as to how to find peace in the unknown. If this spring has taught me anything, it is to slow down and appreciate the trifecta of happiness: family, far away friends, and fresh air. Fortunately, Mother Nature’s business […]

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Homegrown – Modern Monograms

By the time I left for college, I owned enough monogrammed items to be considered a walking Vera Bradley ad. I had my monogram on my bath towels, my makeup bag, and even a large Pi Beta Phi name sticker on my Jeep. Today, I can proudly say that although I no longer spotlight my […]

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Homegrown – My Perfect Kansas City Day: Sunrise To Sunset

In my family, we have had 17 snow or sick days this winter – not that I’m counting. My children, ages one and a half and two and a half, are adorable little petri dishes who have perfected the art of picking up every germ and bringing it home. This March, I find myself desperately […]

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Homegrown – Living In Color: Adding Brights And Bolds To Your Home

On a good day, I will welcome guests into my home if I am given enough notice to trick them into thinking I have full control over the toddler toy tornado inside. Our house, a Williamsburg Colonial on a charming cul-de-sac in Prairie Village, is filled with blues, whites, and cheerful colors. It is a […]

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Homegrown – The Happiest Of Hours

As we wrap up the first month of a new decade, the “New Year, New You” buzz is starting to fade away, and many people have moved on from their resolutions. While I do find the post-holiday hustle as the perfect time to reset, I don’t take the time to whip up a resolution recipe […]

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Homegrown – Hosting & Entertaining Out-of -Town Guests

We’ve given our thanks, tasted the turkey and survived round one of holiday family time. This year, we were given little downtime before hitting the Ho Ho Holiday ground running right into December. A month-long celebration of holiday cheer, gift giving, festive eats and of course what the holidays are all about – more time […]

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