Kansas City is only a 2 1/2 hour drive away from Springfield, MO, so it’s slightly closer to us than St. Louis. My companion and I drove there on a Saturday morning and do you know where our first stop was? Whenever we visit a larger city we always have to make a Trader Joe’s run. I mean, I don’t haaave to, but how else am I going to buy mini-hedgehog cookies, Orangina, and Italian truffle cheese? Do you have any recent TJ favorites? The next stop was somewhere I’ve never been before: IKEA.
Here’s a little secret: Oklahoma City is a gem in the Midwest. I feel like most people think of OKC as being super boring, and if I didn’t know better, I would probably agree with them. But it’s not!! Read more
Well, guys, guess what? Just like that I’m no longer a flight attendant at my airline. I quit two weeks ago, started a new job and enrolled back in school. I loved being a flight attendant for the past five years and enjoyed my job, but it was time for a change. Read more
Springfield Missouri is only a little over three hours from Pawhuska, Oklahoma – AKA home of the Pioneer Woman. QUEEEN. My mom and I took a day and drove to Pawhuska to visit Ree’s Mercantile; the Mercantile is a restaurant, bakery and store. Ree and Ladd Drummond spent years renovating the hundred-year-old Osage Mercantile building on Main Street so that they could welcome visitors from near and far. Read more
I’ve enjoyed having Birmingham, Alabama as a layover for the past year or so. I mean, if you do stuff during the day and don’t stray too far from the hotel, that is. We stay downtown and there’s a lot of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Read more
I always love a little alliteration, don’t you? 🙂
One of my longtime readers, Jessica, (HI JESS!) inspired this latest post. She’ll be in Raleigh this summer and was wanting a few restaurant and bakery recommendations. I only lived in Raleigh a year and a half, but definitely ate my fair share of Rise Donuts and Goodberry’s Frozen Custard. I miss Raleigh so much! It was a great place to live and work, and it would be a great place to come back and visit. Read more
Before you get tooo excited, let me just tell you this wasn’t much of an adventure. It was borderline Glamping.