I feel a little cheated by the Elf on the Shelf.   This tiny North Pole transplant came around when my kids were too old to engage with him. While the Elf is the bane of many parent’s holiday, I find...
I’ve been worried about what Christmas would look like this year. My extended family is on the East Coast, and I am in no way comfortable with flying back right now. But despite 2020’s efforts with a devastating pandemic,...
Whether you need a great recipe for a fun holiday party.. oh wait, no parties this year... well, that doesn’t mean you can’t make fun recipes at home to try with your honey, or by yourself to enjoy in...
You can’t take my joy, COVID. There’s so much we’re all not doing this Christmas, but I’m not going to dwell on that. I’m going to focus on being happy with what I am blessed with — my family and...

To Regift or Not?

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Gift-giving holidays are right around the corner and with them comes the age-old question "Is it OK to regift?" Even etiquette experts say "yes" when you do so carefully. You may be tempted to regift for a variety of reasons. ...
I’ll just go ahead and put it out there, I’m a bit of a beer snob. I’ve become the “beer person” in my group of friends, and I wear that badge with honor. One of my favorite things to...
While a pandemic has had us staying home more and more, we have had to find different ways to keep ourselves entertained. We have organized and donated lots of unused items. We have picked up new hobbies — I...
Holidays of the past included a lot of hustle and bustle and a way too busy calendar trying to squeeze as much magic in as possible. With being on the KCMC team, I’m fortunate to have been able to...
I’m a Kansas City native. I remember ice skating at Crown Center as a kid and celebrating the Royals big win way back in 1985...AND in 2015! I love finding good, personal Kansas City gifts to share with my...
This post is sponsored by Crown Center. From ice-skating beneath the towering Mayor’s Christmas Tree on Crown Center Square to visiting Santa at Santa’s Gingerbread Station, there is something for everyone.  There is nothing that says Christmas in Kansas City...
It’s that time of year again! No, really…check the calendar. I know it feels like we’re still on day 4,329 of Apriltember, but bells are a-ringin’, cash registers are a-dingin’, and choirs best not be a-singin’ because that’s how germs...
The holidays are looking a lot different this year, but that does not mean you can’t still finagle some fun as we close out the dumpster fire that is 2020. Here are several ideas for socially distant Kansas City...
Needing gifts for teachers or other important people in your family's life, but unsure as to what to get someone that they will actually enjoy? As a teacher, the gifts I love the most are the practical ones as...
I will never forget the first year my husband and I made grand plans to look at holiday lights as a family.   It was December of 2014, and we had invited my in-laws along for the ride. Our oldest was...
There are many non-profit organizations that have either started in Kansas City or have a local Kansas City chapter from a national organization that are accepting donations for their causes this holiday season. These organizations help improve the Kansas...

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Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Kansas City

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Tis the season for holiday dates and night's out with friends and nowhere is more festive than a holiday pop-up bar! The Kansas City...
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