Autumn in Iowa

I recently made a quick trip and much too short visit to Iowa. Here are some of the artistic highlights. . . . → Read More: Autumn in Iowa

Always take the scenic route….

Did you catch all the clues I posted recently?

Did you wonder why I was decorating with farolitos and baking bischochitos?

I know you friends and how astute you are so I am sure some of you guessed.

Yes, we went to Santa Fe for Christmas again.  It had been three years since we spent . . . → Read More: Always take the scenic route….

A mini-vacation…

A great art museum, an impressive farmers market, and a few eateries. . . . → Read More: A mini-vacation…

Some funky eateries

Check out some quirky places in KC, the Big D, OKC, and Tulsa. . . . → Read More: Some funky eateries

Welcome to Spa City!

What a needed break! Read on for our bi-annual trip to Hot Springs. . . . → Read More: Welcome to Spa City!

Another wine adventure—on our own.

A great destination, a beautiful part of the country, and some great wine. . . . → Read More: Another wine adventure—on our own.

Some more dinin’ and stayin’ and playin’ in KC

Our latest fast and fun trip with a few restaurant recommendations and a fabulous place to stay! . . . → Read More: Some more dinin’ and stayin’ and playin’ in KC

Eating through a few Midwestern States

We recently got back from a multi-state odyssey.   We traveled and ate through many states.

We only passed through St. Louis to spend the night on our way to Chicago,  but we would love to go back and try some BBQ and blues!  Next time,  I hope.  Right outside our hotel was a City . . . → Read More: Eating through a few Midwestern States

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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