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Homegrown: Living The Independent Life

Homegrown – Hometown Downtown: A Look At Surrounding Downtown Areas Filled With Character And Charm

Hometown pride is an ear-perking topic. When I hear my hometown come up in conversation, I perk up and dive deep with Prairie Village pride. I have a passion for my community, because, like so many of us, my hometown is a part of my story. I do love my little bubble, but if there […]

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Homegrown –  Fresh Faced: Glow On!

In sixth grade, I became the proud owner of a bar of Clinique Facial Soap. Between the preteen hormones and frustrating flare-ups, I was forced to focus my attention from playgrounds to pimple control.  Fast forward 20 years, and I am a self-diagnosed product junkie who is known to buy it, try it, and move […]

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Homegrown – Serving your Summer Sweet Tooth

KC and the sunshine rays are here and boy-oh-boy are they hot. This year, summer seemed to creep up on me. One day we were celebrating the Chiefs’ winter win, the next day we were stuck at home learning to slow down, and then, bam – summer, sunshine, and sweaty kids surrounded my world. I […]

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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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