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Christmas in Kansas City!

December 6, 2016
It’s the holiday season, and I could not be more excited! Christmas time in Kansas City is one of my favorite things about the city. Each year there are so many things to do and see! I highlighted a few of the many awesome holiday events happening around KC this month. Take a look and comment to let me know what cool things you and your friends and family are doing to celebrate the holidays!
  • Ice Skating at Crown Center Crown Center Square has the only public outdoor ice skating rink in the city. The rink is open every day of the week. You can enjoy the rink with your own favorite pair of skates or pay $3 to rent. Regular admission is only $6, but if you are 60 and older or 4 and younger, admission is free!
  • Ugly Sweater Party! Howl at the Moon bar is hosting a fabulous ugly sweater bash! Get ready for drinks, live music, contests, and of course the ugliest of Christmas sweaters. The party goes down on Friday, December 23rd.
  • Thank Grinch It’s Friday (TGIF) Movies The City Market is bringing the Grinch that stole Christmas to the City Market Square. Everyone who loves both the animated classic and live-action movies can enjoy both versions for FREE! Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks! The movies will be shown both Friday, December 9th and Friday, December 16th.
  • Screenland at the Symphony: Home Alone Kansas City Symphony is bringing the ultimate Christmas classic, “Home Alone,” to life. The event will feature a live score of classics created by renowned composer John Williams. You can experience the delightful performance December 21st-22nd.

Holiday Guide to the Perfect Car Accessories

November 18, 2016
It’s time to treat your car! All year you’ve driven it around, up and down the highways and byways of the city. Perhaps you’ve even taken a few road trips across the country. You have bought many things for yourself throughout the year, but what have you bought that would be beneficial for your car? After all, it has given you the luxury of driving around. If you’re not sure what to buy, don’t worry! The holidays are here, and I’ve got you covered. Here are some awesome accessories that both you and your car will love:            How many times have you dropped food, coins, and trash down the forbidden cracks of your seats? Not only was it extremely irritating to know you dropped something in between the car seats, but also frustrating because it was nearly impossible to retrieve anything from that abyss. Fortunately, there has been a solution to this problem and you should probably stop everything you’re doing right now to check it out. The Drop Stop is a car seat gap filler that eliminates this problem and helps keep your car clean!            If you have leather car seats, it can be a struggle to keep them clean. Leather tends to lock in spills, stains, and odors that make it harder to clean than other materials. Leather Honey leather cleaner is one of the best products in the market and is designed to tackle the dirt and debris that has been building up in your car seats.            After a while, your car headlights begin to get dim and dingy, making it hard for the light to fully shine through the lens. This could be dangerous, especially at night when it is hard to see on the road. If you are having this problem, there is a quick solution. There are plenty of reasonably priced headlight lens restoration kits that you can buy to give your car the quick fix it needs.            The USB Aromatherapy Diffuser is one of my favorite things on this list. Say goodbye to air fresheners because this diffuser will leave your car smelling fresh for a long time. The mist gets rid of any and all bad odors polluting your car and is also super cute and handy!             This accessory is the perfect way to conveniently keep your food, drinks, phone, and any other things you may need that would otherwise clutter your front seat area. The cup holder swivel tray switches back and forth between the driver and the passenger, making it easy and accessible to use!

"We Wish You a Merry Road Trip, and a Happy New Year!"

December 23, 2013
The holiday season is here, and that means one thing, spending lots of time with loved ones! I’m especially excited to visit my family this week, but sometimes long drives can be daunting. If you’re gearing up for a long road trip this winter, make sure to expect the unexpected. You never know if you’ll experience a flat tire, carsickness, or a deer crossing. That is why I’m here to give you some helpful road trip advice this holiday season. 1. Flat Tires- We’ve all experienced the occasional flat tire, and if you haven’t, your time will come. One thing that is important to remember is to bring a spare! Nothing is worse than being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no cellphone reception. Make sure to keep in the back of your trunk a jack, a tire iron or lug wrench, and a spare tire. For advice on changing your tire quickly, visit my previous post located here: How to Change a Tire Quickly 2. Carsickness- When I was a kid on long winding road trips, my mother use to say, “Eyes on the road!.” Carsickness is caused by your body sensing a difference between what you see and what you feel. Looking at the road can balance your inner ear, making you feel less nauseous. If that doesn’t help, try short breaks, and make sure to take deep breaths through your mouth. Breathing deeply has been known to relax the stomach. Also try bringing candy canes for your little ones! Peppermint candy has been known to cure or relieve carsickness, and they will also put you in the holiday spirit. 3. Oh Deer!- Santa’s furry friend could be out walking around at the same time your traveling to your grandmother’s house. Hitting a deer or a moose could be fatal, not only to the animal, but also to you and your passengers. Here are some tips to avoid a collision this holiday season. First tip, read the signs. Deer collisions most often occur in prime animal habitat locations. Road signs will warn you where these animal habitat areas are located. Make sure to reduce your speed, and be cautious of your surroundings. Second tip, use your high beams. When there are no oncoming cars, using your high beams will most likely scare the animal. Plus the light will illuminate more of the area that you are traveling through. Finally, if a deer comes in front of your car, do not swerve, but instead brake firmly. Wishing you and you loved ones a fun and safe road experience this holiday season!    

Thanksgiving + Black Friday + family

November 28, 2013
This weekend is gonna be a good one. Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, good luck if you go Black Friday shopping, and enjoy the time with your family. Oh, and enjoy all the food 🙂
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What's your favorite holiday movie?

December 4, 2010

Holiday movies on the go ...

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow … let it snow … let it snow! Don’t you just love Christmas music? So, with the seasons changing and the weather dropping … it only means one thing, holiday time! Besides all the presents, parties, mistletoe, and pie … there’s one thing I love more – MOVIES! My favorite thing to do is snuggle up on the couch and watch movies. Just one more thing my father and I enjoy doing!! Another thing to think about during the Holiday season is traveling. Many families road-trip to relatives’ homes to celebrate. So, while you’re on the road, how do you keep those kids entertained? Movies! Tell me … what’s your favorite Holiday movie – on the road and at home. PS – My father’s vote is Uncle Buck!