Fall is happening at 4:21 A.M – September 23!

Google tells me fall starts on September 23, early in the morning at 4:21 A.M. The third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from the September equinox to the December solstice.  A time of maturity with apple picking in the near horizon, pumpkin lattes galore, and why not be honest. . . Pumpkin everything – pumpkin beer, pumpkin bread, pumpkin flavored aisles in the grocery store. I’m salivating just thinking about the fresh air, cooler nights, sunny days, colorful leaves, and EVERYTHING pumpkin.

In saying goodbye to yet another summer season done and gone – I took a mid-day stroll in the Crossroads neighborhood in Kansas City. A happy one at that, especially because it was my first 1 mile walk post surgery – okay I’m not going to lie I took a brunch break in the middle – but still counts right? Work. . . rest. . . work. . . rest. . . work. . . rest. . . elevate. . . ice. . .sleep.


My hubby. We found a yellow spotty pavement road in an alley way that is!


KC, somehow you make the mega space you have artsy, hip and fun to look at! Arts KC.


More breweries are popping up on the Missouri side, due to regulations letting up – slowly but surely.  This piece of art was found at Border Brewing.


Rabbit Hole – do check it out and support their cause if you live here in KC; learn about what they do if you live afar.


A work in progress – slow but sure. Crossroads Arts District. KC neighborhood – Oh, so proud! Can’t wait for that streetcar to press GO!


Yes, winter is still here! The body says so!

It’s mid February and much of the country has been experiening quite the winter weather patterns. Whether you have been experiencing a 20 degree day followed by a 70 degree day the next, sunny afternoons few and far between, snow blizzards ending with 6 feet of snow in 2 days, or very possibly all of the above – it’s not been the easiest on the body. Whether a sniffle here and there, the full on flu, or just daily aches and pains, winter weather is never easy on the body. IMG_0004

So what are some ways you can do to battle the winter weather blues which will keep you smiling from the inside and out?

Listen to music – nothing is better than listening to some good music.  Maybe start with listening to Becks Morning PhaseGrammy award winning album of 2014.

Watch movies (bundled up in your warmest blanket) – Whiplash, Theory of Everything, Frozen, Avengers, or yet another Netflix Flick.  Your pick! Get pumped for the 87th Academy Awards on February, 22.

Take a Yoga Class – ground yourself, stay warm, limber up and breathe.

IMG_0022Get a foot reflexology massage – keep the circulation flowing by getting a massage.

Make a winter friendly recipe – like jambalaya.  Use this recipe as a base and create your own twist. Happy Mardi Gras!

Try a craft beer – i’m trying Sierra Nevada’s 2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager.  It’s a spring seasonal, totally on pupose!

Hibernate – it’s okay just to sleep more, at least that’s what people say!

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4 ways to rejuvenate after a performance weekend

1, 2, 3, 4. . . not 5, 6, 7, 8.

Now looking at Alice in Wonderland in my rearview mirror.

4 Ways to rejuvenate after a performance weekend. 

1. Laugh at yourself- @ getting older.  “Pan, who and what art thou?” he cried huskily.
“I’m youth, I’m joy,” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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 2. Watch beer coffee being made. Roasterie (KC) Rocks my world – everyday.  And yes, this really means I’m not talking about beer. ;)

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3. Listen to calming playlists on Spotify.  Alexi Murdoch @alximrdch, you sound sooooo fine today.

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4. Yoga – Grounding. Breathe it out. Remember what is important. Start fresh to a week off. Follow Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts on FB.  Inspiring place to be & one amazing owner.

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HOUSE for rent in Cincinnati

Anyone in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area looking for a house to rent starting in April of 2016?  

This quaint brick bungalow is charming, endearing, maintained, and is in a great location in Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati. Great NEW windows (2009), NEW central air (2013), UPDATED hard wood floors (2008), UPDATED fireplace, black & white kitchen, front porch with porch swing, UPDATED screened in back porch, NEW 6 foot wood fence in backyard (2010), UPDATED small garden plot, on a cul-de-sac. 2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 car garage, close to Hyde Park with convenient shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, French Park, MadTree Brewing & U.S. route 71N/S. Short commute to downtown. Walking distance to Nativity School & Pleasant Ridge Montessori. Washer & dryer in unit, & kitchen appliances included.

Please contact renthomecinti@gmail.com for inquiries and/or further info.  Rent $925, including water and trash removal/pickup.

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Location: Pleasant Ridge.

Contact for Address/Further Inquiries:  renthomecinti@gmail.com

Rent: $925 including Water & Trash removal/pickup

Available: April, 2016


Favorites List (4.24.2013)

It’s time for a favorite post again! This is where I indulge in sharing my favorite finds, as well as digging a bit deeper into exploring what motivates, inspires, humbles, excites, and makes me laugh.  This past week’s event at the Boston Marathon left another gusty dark cloud haloing our world. Unfortunately there is always going to be some proportion of evil that exists in our world, which has been made more apparent recently due to current events.  On the other there is PLENTY of good.  In times of trouble I like to think optimistically.  Or at least distract myself with things that remind me that there is A LOT of goodness in our world.

To nourish ( A whole body nourishing meal and not to mention, perfect for spring).

To dance ( A new dance festival in Kansas City June 28th and 29th.  It’s gonna be great).

To start off the day right ( A perfect Pin that is perfect to look at in the morning).

To Live ( My home sweet home.  An environment that I can’t wait to get back to).


To reach for, to inspire, to motivate ( A friend showed me this You Tube video awhile back and I was just reminded of it again.  Amelia La La La Human Steps, choreography by Édouard Lock)

To press play ( Ben Howard radio on Pandora.  I’m very busy right now so his music calms me).