Welcome spring! While I know it’s terrible, I find winter so difficult to appreciate after the holidays. And I really try! Thick socks are cozy! The fireplace (that needs to be burning all the time) is so charming! But really, I am just refreshing my weather app hoping to sight the first breach of 50 degrees in the […]

Back to School Style

It’s that time of year again! And this year is a special one for me. I am returning to school full-time as a graduate student and I am already hard at work preparing for my workload and responsibilities as a TA. It will be strange getting used to studying again on the weekends instead of […]

Preserved Lemon Roast Chicken

Have you ever cooked with preserved lemons? I read about them this fall in A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus (highly recommend for recipes organized by season!) and was surprised that I had never even heard of them before. Preserved lemons are basically pickled lemons – you store them tightly in a jar covered in […]

A Weekend to Breathe.

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou It’s funny how change can be. How easy it is to get swept up in the excitement of it only to draw back to the comfort and simplicity of the familiar. How appreciation can ebb and flow dramatically, and sometimes you just […]


This past Saturday we met up with friends in the West Bottoms to attend Boulevardia. I attended last year and had so much fun that I practically demanded Zach and I go this year.   Boulevardia is a music festival, but also features local craftsman and food vendors. If you pay in advance, tickets are only […]

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday! It’s been a fun week here of trying new things and surviving the crazy stupid heat. We are headed to Boulevardia this weekend with at least 90% of Kansas City’s population and I’m pumped! Good music. Good beer. Special hours for First Friday shops. Food trucks. Cool friends. It’s everything you could want in […]