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Hilarious Custom License Plates

May 1, 2014

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You’re having a bad day and all you need to do is get out of the house and onto some open road. You just can’t wait to speed away in your Nissan Altima. You put on your seatbelt, put on your favorite playlist, and put the pedal to the metal.

Just your luck, you hit every red light.

“Blast!” you yell out loud.

You look ahead, and there it is a custom license plate. But it’s not just any custom license plate, it’s happens to be hilarious.

The plate reads, “JedI IAM”. You start to laugh, and all of the sudden your day seems brighter.

Custom license plates, especially clever or funny ones, can make anyone smile on the road.

What was the best custom license plate that you have ever seen?


Day-trip anyone?

July 6, 2011

enjoying the sites of Atchison Kansas

For some … getting away is as easy as taking a bath or enjoying a new book – and for others, it’s about separating your everyday life from another. So, where can you go for a day that won’t eat up too much time or your pocket book? One of my favs on the list: Nell Hill’s in Atchison, Kansas. Nothing says relaxation like a little interior shopping! Now this day trip wasn’t what I’d call a ‘getaway,’ because I had a camera crew alongside. But what I got to experience was a little bit of history, a lot of decor and some quality time away from the daily grind. I got to chat with owner, Mary Carol, about the wonderful hidden treasures at Nell Hill’s along with the ease of arriving.

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Back before dinner … with a story to share. Stay tuned for a little 60 second spot on day trips in Kansas City.

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Girlfriend – scratch that – Husband Getaway

May 24, 2011

Dana's ride for the weekend!

Last weekend, Dana Buchanan and her husband made a quick romantic getaway to Weston, Missouri. Along with a one-night stay at the local B & B, they received some spending cash and a demo on us. Dana and her husband got to drive the brand new Chevrolet Cruze for the weekend. Let’s see how it went … Q. How did you get involved in this? A. Last year, I decided to go to the Holiday Mart with my daughter. It was my first time going and I loved it! As I was leaving, I registered for the Girlfriend Getaway with Lauren Wants To Know.  Imagine my surprise, when I received your email that said I WON! At first I thought to myself – what’s the catch? But, as I began corresponding with you I realized I was just lucky and actually won something free in my life! 🙂 Q. What next? A. My husband and I agreed on a weekend that we were both in town and I began working out the details with you all. Everyone was very courteous and friendly, by the way. Q. How was the weekend? A. Our weekend was wonderful! Very relaxing – which we needed. We did quite a bit of antique shopping, took our time and shopped in the unique shops in downtown Weston.  We checked into the B & B and next door was a restaurant/bar . We decided to check it out later that evening – we had drinks and live entertainment, so we really enjoyed ourselves.  I believe the name was O’Malleys.  Very busy! Q. How was the car? A. The Chevrolet Cruze did great and thankfully got good gas mileage.  We actually drove around Weston quite a bit looking at different antique shops and winerys and just the pretty green country.  It was nice not to spend our money on gas! Sounds like a fun weekend, Dana.
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Girlfriend Getaway Winner

October 31, 2010
Okay, so you ladies have waited long enough. After the Fresh & Local Taste of Mission Farms and the Holiday Mart, I’ve picked a winner! Dana Buchanan is the winner of the Girlfriend Getaway. Dana and “a friend” will be driving the all-new Chevrolet Cruze up to Weston, Missouri for a one night stay at the Inn at Weston Landing. I look forward to hearing all about it … especially how the Cruze drives!!! And for all the “non-winners” out there; stay tuned. I plan on having more in the future!
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Holiday Mart 2010

October 20, 2010

Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri

Can you say shopping? From Thursday, October 21st to Sunday, October 24th, the Overland Park Convention Center will be hosting the 2010 Holiday Mart – great shopping for a great cause! And I’ll be there. Come visit my booth- Lauren Wants To Know- on Benefactor’s Row. Need a reason? Besides to sit and chat, you can register to win the Girlfriend Getaway. The Girlfriend Getaway is a weekend away with your closest gal. Drive the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and enjoy a one night stay at the Inn at Weston Landing. Also receive $200 in spending cash and later,  share your experiences with me on If you haven’t had a chance to check out the 2011 Chevy Cruze, make sure you do. So, if unlimited shopping, local vendors and tasty treats isn’t enough for you; stop by and say hi to me and sign up to win a Girlfriend Getaway!
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Register for a Girlfriend Getaway

October 8, 2010

Back in the Swing

Ladies, are you interested in music, food and giveaways? Come see me, tomorrow October 9th from 2 – 6 pm at Mission Farms. The Fresh and Local Taste of Mission Farms, presented by Oppenheimer, is to benefit Back in the Swing … to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Lauren Wants To Know (a.k.a ME!) will be choosing one winner for a “Girlfriend Getaway.” The getaway consists of a one-night stay at the Inn at Weston Landing, $200 in spending money … and the best part … the all-new Chevrolet Cruze to ride in! You will share your experience with me and the rest of the world on my blog, Lauren Wants to Know. Along with the Girlfriend Getaway, The Fresh and Local Taste of Mission Farms will offer tastings from local restaurants; Blanc Burger, Blue Koi, Room 39, Los Cabos, Natasha’s and Zest, kids activities, entertainment and a lot of retail therapy. Who’s going with me? 🙂