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Aging Gracefully (kind of)

Posted on March 22nd, by Melanie

Just in this past year I feel like I am starting to notice the signs of aging. I swear my grey hairs have tripled over the past year! And the fine lines are popping out everywhere. I want to age “gracefully”, with a little help along the way ūüôā

photo by Ruthie Stark 

I have been taking some steps this year to try to make my skin look and feel its best! I have talked a lot about facials. I think no matter what age you are, facials are a great rejuvenator for the skin. If you have it in your budget to do it, I highly recommend it.

I have two treatments that have been game changers for me. Today I am talking about¬†Botox. I just started doing this at¬†Bare Med Spa in the last few months, and I have to say I really do love it. I was noticing the deepest lines in between my eyebrows.… Continue Reading

Golden

Posted on March 21st, by Melanie

We made it through another winter, Spring is officially here! I am beyond excited to start wearing all the pretty spring trends we are seeing.

Outside of all the pink, blush tones, greens and neutrals, Yellow is another hot color for Spring. I have seen many shades of yellow, but this goldenrod shade is my favorite.

This dress from Halls would be perfect for a Spring Vacation, and could be worn all summer long. It is only $88, and would pack so easily in a suitcase ūüôā You could really dress it up or down. While it is still chilly, layer it with a leather and booties if you wanted to or make it look more “spring” with bright colored accessories and strappy sandals. I love the flattering line and movement of this dress,¬†and it is strapless bra friendly!

Photos by Ruthie Stark  taken at  Hotel Sorella  Kansas City 

The entire outfit (dress, bag and necklace) is under $330!!!… Continue Reading

Our KC Spring Break

Posted on March 20th, by Melanie

I did it. I survived 10 days here in KC with both my kids, during a pretty brutally cold Spring Break.

Some of you may or may not have seen my insta story last week, but I decided to take the iPads away from my kids. They were becoming SO dependent on them, and truthfully I was a little bit too. Since I work from home, I would allow them to be on their ipads while I worked or if I was trying to get stuff done around the house. It wasn’t good. My kids started acting nasty when I made them put them away. My son was acting really awful. Like, really angry if he wasn’t able to play on it. I finally got so tired of their behavior I decided to take them away all together! It was the best decision I have made.

I did let them use it for about a total of 3 hours the entire break.… Continue Reading

Blue Bunnies

Posted on March 17th, by Melanie

Easter dresses are my favorite. Not the real poofy frilly ones, but the kind that remind me of my favorite classic children’s books and fairytales.

 When I saw this dress at The Little House, something about it reminded me of the little girl who played Cinderella in the 2015 movie.

It’s so feminine and pretty; with a delicate pattern of bunnies and flowers. The ruffle and grosgrain bow make perfect details. It’s not overly poofy, but definitely twirl worthy ūüôā

To shop this dress, visit The Little House in The Fairway Shops: 2808 W 53rd Street, Fairway KS 66205

or call 913-236-9861 to order… Continue Reading

Kansas City: Hotel Sorella + Spa on Penn

Posted on March 16th, by Melanie

Hotel Sorella; Kansas City’s newest hotel on the Country Club Plaza is now partnering with Spa on Penn to bring spa services to the hotel.

The lobby at Hotel Sorella 

Hotel Sorella is great if you live in Kansas City and want to experience a “staycation”. The location is the best (right off the Country Club Plaza) and they even have an outdoor rooftop pool!

You do not have to be a hotel guest to schedule a spa appointment at Hotel Sorella. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with a spa service, lunch, and then go shop on the plaza.

Francesca’s Restaurant at the hotel serves breakfast until 10:30 each ¬†morning¬†

Their Partner, Spa on Penn has been located in Kansas City’s Westport neighborhood for many years. They have dedicated aestheticians that are experts at what they do.

Now at Hotel Sorella you can enjoy those same services!… Continue Reading