Blog Archives: Local Kansas City
Friday Links – KC Artist Featured on Design Sponge, Improvements For Waldo and the Trolley Trail, Kansas City Public Schools Accreditation News
In this week’s edition of Friday Links, we get a glimpse at a local artist’s apartment, some good news from Kansas City Public Schools, big improvements on the way for Waldo and the Trolley Trail, and a famous estate goes on the market.
The Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Brookside St. Patrick’s Day “Warm-Up” Parade, held on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, is one of our favorite neighborhood traditions.
Friday Links – Kansas City Love, Colorful Decorating, and a New Appliance Color
This edition of my “Friday Links” post is heavy on design and decorating. We discovered a new appliance color, a world-famous blog features a local KC home, a fun design blog with local roots, and a home filled to the brim with color and pattern.
Shopping for Retro Mid-Century Furniture in Kansas City
After 12 years in our little white Brookside Cape Cottage, it is time to redecorate. Next on the list? Living room chairs. Fortunately, we found some great options at J’adore, one of my favorite neighborhood shops.
New Playground Design Coming to Arbor Villa Park in Brookside’s Armour Hills Neighborhood
The playground at Arbor Villa Park is currently under construction with a new playground design and all new equipment, and I couldn’t be happier. I recently contacted Erica Flad, PLA, LEED Green Assoc., who is a
Senior Landscape Architect, Park Planning and Design, in the Parks and Recreation department at the city. Erica is the project manager for the Arbor Villa projet, and she shared some details about the new design with me.
Bidding Wars in Kansas City’s Real Estate Market Leave Some Sellers Dissatisfied
In my 10 years as a real estate agent, and I have never seen such a frenzied real estate market in Kansas City. We are in a sellers’ market, with the number of home buyers out-supplying the inventory of available homes for sale. With homes regularly selling above list price, some sellers are wondering if they left money on the table.
Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a Childrens’ Playhouse Giveaway
On Saturday, I’ll be walking in the Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade along with my friends and colleagues from the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, Plaza Office. In conjunction with the parades, my company participates in the parade committee’s “Go for the Green” fund drive to benefit Harvesters Community Food Bank. Each dollar donated to Harvesters is a chance to win a fully assembled cedar playhouse. Read my post to learn how to make a donation and enter to win the playhouse.
Heirloom Bakery & Hearth Grand Opening In Brookside
After much anticipation, the grand opening for Heirloom Bakery and Hearth in Brookside is this Mother’s Day weekend. As you’ll see from this photo set, the interior is truly stunning. I am just overcome at how beautiful it turned out.
Donate and Win for Harvesters and St Patrick’s Day
Each year, my office has a float in both the Brookside and Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parades. We have so much fun doing it, but part of the fun is knowing we are helping others by participating in the Harvesters Food Drive. Once again this year, we’re raising money for Harvesters by selling tickets for a chance to win a children’s playhouse.
Is This the Best Bacon in Kansas City? Sampling the House Cured Bacon at the Sundry Market
There are a few foods that I am really passionate about, and bacon is one of them. Today, I purchased a pound of house-cured bacon from The Sundry Market & Kitchen, and I must say, it was delicious. Unfortunately, I can’t share any with you, but care to see the pics?