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Fly Me to the Moo. (Our Trip to Shatto Farm!)

My Trip to Shatto Farm!

Or a more accurate title – “My Kids Are Freaks and Hate Cows.” IT WAS ALL GOING TO BE SO PERFECT, YOU KNOW. Cows, kids, milk, ice cream. Right? Epic farm scenery, flawless weather with friends, a sniff of cheese and a stroll through the facility. RIGHT? But then I forgot how massive cows actually […]

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Besties Do Boulder. That Came Out Wrong.

Bestie Trip to Boulder, CO / Bev Cooks

I’M THE KING OF THE WOOOOOOR- wait, that’s not it. I went to Boulder! Boulder, Colorado. You know, the town that’s like, 25 feet from the sun? That one. But the heat is DRY. It’s not like here in KC, where you walk out your front door and immediately morph into SpongeBev Squarepants. It’s a […]

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Hey-La-Day-La, The Milkman’s Back!

Shatto Home Delivery Service - THE MILKMAN.

LIKE REALLY. A MILKMAN. A MILK. MAN. But let me back up a bit. A few Saturdays ago, we were headed out for a routine trip to our local nursery for a (YES, ANOTHER) round of garden plants. As we pulled away from the gardening center with our haul, I noticed this small, but bright […]

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My Mug Shots (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

My Mugs Shots. (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

Did you honestly think they’d let someone like me even cross the prison threshold? Please. Let’s talk about coffee mugs! Also known as, the cockcrow caffeine-carrying cauldron of cheer. But I’m not dramatic about it or anything. It all started, I want to saaay, two Mother’s Days ago. Aaron came home from work early on […]

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Our Trip to the Zoo! (With Wonderful Halos Mandarins)

Our Trip to the Zoo! (With Halos Mandarins) / Bev Cooks

(This post is definitely in partnership with Wonderful Halos, but all ramblings and citrus inhaling are my own. We coo?) Halos! Raise your hand if you bring one or 40 of these bags home from the grocery store every week? (I’m raising both hands. And legs.) I remember growing up what a PAIN peeling an […]

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Growing Old Gracefully Can Suck It

My Skin Journey with Kansas City Wellness Center and MedSpa

Also known as, I turned 40 and had a Herculean panic attack. It’s one of those things we’re not really supposed to talk about. We might even be trained to feel guilty about it. Or heaven forbid, vain. Because you know, we have to keep our kids happy! Our homes clean! Our marriages solid! Our […]

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Sleeping with Dirty Lemon. Wait, That Came Out Wrong.

Dirty Lemon Sleep Beverage / Bev Cooks

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. (This post is definitely in partnership with Dirty Lemon, but all ramblings and opinions are totally my own. I’m whispering this, so I don’t wake you. We coo?) Sleep. SLEEP. Sleep. Do you know this word I speak of? Ring any snooze buttons? Ah, you might vaguely remember this “sleep” thing. Long before your […]

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16 Favoritest Things in 2016

Wicked Good Slippers - L.L. Bean

Happy 2017! I think I already said that the other day, but I’ll say it again. Happy 2017! That probably makes three times now. Whatever. “People stopped saying “whatever” five years ago.” “Whatever. I’m outie 5000.” <–name that show. Before we get too nestled into the new year, I wanted to go back and give you my […]

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How to Host a Rosé Wine Tasting Party.

How to Host a Rosé Wine Tasting Party / Bev Cooks

You know I like rosé, right? I like rosé. The wine. I like it a lot. The rosé wines. So I hosted a blind tasting party! And by blind I mean, we were blindfolded. I didn’t jab my guest’s eyeballs out upon arrival. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not that kind of person. It was […]

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