Our Weekend

Posted on January 30th, by Melanie

We wrapped up another weekend, and it was a good one! Friday night Jon had a night out with some friends so I decided to take the kids to dinner. They are really at great ages, I can take them just about anywhere. And because they go out to dinner with us a lot, they have learned to sit still for an hour or two. I make them sit at the table and talk before dinner, and once they have eaten they can be allowed a device (if we decide to bring one). We don’t always, but sometimes its nice to have an adult conversation without being interrupted 20 times!

We ate at Il Centro, which has AMAZING pizza. They own Minsky’s, but they do their pizza completely different. Il Centro is one of the kids favorite, and ours as well. We always love supporting our small, neighborhood spots. 

Saturday our son had a playdate, so we decided to take V ice skating for the first time at the rink in Park Place.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on January 24th, by Melanie

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend!

We had a low key weekend, mixed with basketball, kids birthday parties and a dinner date with friends.

It was so gloomy and kind of rainy all weekend; we tried to go bowling with the kids Sunday but the place was packed so we ended up going to Tapcade; a restaurant/bar/arcade (mostly geared towards adults) but also a great place for the kids. My son had gone there for a birthday and loved it, so we were excited to try it out.

You pay $5 to play unlimited, old school arcade games. They have a huge beer selection, and excellent bar food. We had the John Wayne tacos and they were amazing. They say kids 6 and over only to play the games, because they don’t allow kids standing on chairs (keep that in  mind if you have younger kids) V could just about see over the controls; so she got a few good games of pac-man in.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on January 15th, by Melanie

This has been the longest weekend ever; and it is still not over. I completely forgot about MLK day tomorrow. Hurray. No school again?!!!! (help me God). I feel like my kids haven’t had a full week of school since November. In Kansas City there was threats of a crazy ice storm that never happened. So we hunkered down Friday night and Saturday. I wasn’t feeling that hot either, so it was good to just stay in and be lazy.


Saturday I spent all day cleaning, organizing, and purging. I have a big garage sale in the Spring, so I am getting ready for that as well. It’s always nice to de clutter before a new season. I will be selling some stuff on my instagram: @kcstylescoutcloset so stay tuned for that!

We had actually booked a sitter late in the week for Saturday, and since the ice storm never happened we were able to have a night out.… Continue Reading

Scout Life: going forward

Posted on January 11th, by Melanie


In the next few months, this blog is getting a makeover. I am turning 40 in 2017 and so I want this blog to be a reflection of that.  I am “old” when it comes to fashion bloggers. But, I feel like there is a place in this blog world for women who are not just 25 with endless amounts of time to look good, and endless amounts of money to spend on clothes. We all know that when you become a mom, and as you age, your priorities change. With that being said, I feel like 40 is a pivotal year. My kids are older, and I have more time for me. I feel like I spent the last decade worrying about everyone else, just trying to keep my shit together without losing it.

I feel a sense of peace with this time in my life. My relationships are stronger, I am more confident, I feel better, I know more about myself and what I want.… Continue Reading

Our Christmas + New Year

Posted on January 2nd, by Melanie

Our flight from NYC landed at 4:00 Christmas eve! We raced home, changed quickly and head to dinner with my family and my in-laws. We went to Stockhill for dinner, and it was great. I think at that point I was so tired, and full from all the eating and drinking that I just kind of wanted to sleep…but we powered through the night for the kids. I still had gifts to wrap and Santa gifts to setup! Again, thankful for my parents and brother for helping out!


Santa’s suprises!


Alfie had fun on his first Christmas 🙂


My whole family on Christmas day



We had my in laws and cousins over on Christmas day…img_0005

Lunch at Capital Grille with my parents and brother



Nutella Pizza for dessert at Il Lazzarone



New Years Eve day, a group of girls met for brunch at the Oliver. It was a fun way to end the year with friends


For New Years we had a few friends and their kids over…super low key.… Continue Reading