Things around here in the last couple weeks have revolved much around baseball. Admittedly, a strange sentence for me to write, but truthful nonetheless. The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series, and the way my hometown has united around this team has been kind of amazing. There is an excitement you can feel, and it’s been pretty darn contagious, like an unspoken common bond among strangers—or spoken as it usually happens—as conversations pop up at the grocery store, gas station, or coffee shop. And so, schedules have been cleared and all games are being watched. …
Breads & Muffins
Last weekend fall whooshed into Kansas City with cooler temps and a seemingly abrupt change of light. But just as suddenly as it appeared, it was gone come Monday morning. It’s been hot, humid, and downright summery again. And as if that wasn’t confusing enough, we (I mean my husband) embarked on painting the concrete floor in our new place. Had it been a plain old concrete finish, we would have left it and been right on our way through the list of remodeling projects still awaiting us. But, as luck would have it, some of the old flooring we removed revealed a huge checkerboard pattern that had been painted on the floor in navy blue and swirly gold. Ugh….
I bought my first donut pan about a month ago, and I can tell you there is no going back. I knew I would like making my own donuts, but I wasn’t quite prepared for how much I would love it. Like it’s Christmas-morning-and-I’m-five-again kind of love and excitement. And since today is National Donut Day, I wanted to share the donut love….
Spending lazy Saturday mornings together are not something that happen for us often. From August through February I coach, and most Saturdays I am out the door early and home late in the afternoon. Last weekend, though, was totally wide open. After seeking out one of our favorite breakfast spots, Heath and I found ourselves wondering through the West Bottoms of Kansas City. One of the oldest areas of the city and former industrial hub and stockyard exchange, the warehouses that have sat empty there for so many years have now been transformed into an antique and vintage mecca….
In our five years of marriage, our holiday travel schedule has evolved. In the beginning, we’d fly from NYC to Kansas City, stay, visit, rent a car, drive to Oklahoma, stay, visit, turn around and drive back to KC to catch our plane home. Now things are a little less complicated and we’re certainly less travel weary when it’s all said and done….
Scones. To me they scream, “Come on, sit down, take a break, have some tea.” My school year schedule is back to full warp speed. Coaching, work, orchestra rehearsals, swim meets. These days my favorite ritual to decompress is finding new podcasts and listening while baking. Hearing stories about what makes people tick; their passions, their struggles, their loves, and everything in between, is grounding and inspirational. Human beings are pretty incredible, aren’t they?