Five Steps to a Successful Family Photo Session

It’s that time of year again ... 
the dreaded family photos sessions. And while family photo shoots are kind of the norm in this family, they haven’t gotten easier. However, I have learned many tricks and tips for keeping the kiddos and the husband happy—and on point–to capture that “moneymaker shot” that makes the holiday card each year. Follow these…

Jet Couture

I am Mary Burger, and I am the designer for Jet Couture Jewels. Jewelry designing is a creative process that involves imagination and visual artistry, the product of which can tell a story, evoke an emotion or offer a glimpse into the past that words cannot express.

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DIY Wooden Wine Crate Coffee Table

When the party's over, what do you do with all the empty wooden wine crates? Well this fun project will solve your problem. A trendy coffee table is one such piece of furniture that can transform the look, feel and style of a whole room. Let's face it, building a coffee table may not be at the top of your…

Home Inspirations by Angi Hockett

Wanting to add a WOW factor to your interior design project? These gems are definitely worth a double take. I discovered these Wall Flats at inhabitliving.com a couple years ago and was waiting for just the right spot to install. Wall Flats are lightweight 3-D wall panels that work together with a large scale pattern repeat. They are 100% bio-degradable,…

DIY Photo To Canvas In A Snap

This is one of my constant “go to” DIY projects. It’s fast, it’s easy and it looks oh so professional. I love displaying photos, but I don’t necessarily love a lot of photo frames. These canvases create a crisp, clean look…. All in about 30 minutes! Let’s get started.

An Eye on JoCo Sports History

Growing up in Suffolk County on Long Island, I never dreamed I would spend most of my life in Johnson County, Kansas. Sometimes things happen that are difficult to figure out 57 years later. I decided to attend the University of Kansas because--since my dad was an airline pilot--I only had to pay 10 percent of the fare, a long-since…

The Leader In Me

This is the premise that The Leader in Me schools are built on. The Leader in Me, a FranklinCovey program, is a self-described transformation process that teaches leadership and life skills to students in more than 2,500 elementary and middle schools throughout the world. There are several The Leader in Me schools in the Metro area, including Olathe, Parkville, Independence,…

Leawood Book Club and Area Businesses Help Lead the Way to Literacy

At midday on any given Wednesday at King Elementary in Kansas City the parking lot begins to fill. But the people arriving at the school are not children. These people, ranging in age from 25-70, are readers with Lead to Read KC, and they are coming to school not to learn, but to read with students. Waiting inside is Lead…

Not Even One is Okay

Last spring, Sherrie Balmer thought she had a great idea. Marillac, a psychiatric residential treatment facility in Overland Park, received a $2,000 grant from The Kansas Suicide Prevention Center to develop a program to reach young people. The concept was to promote awareness about suicide, to provide support for people struggling with suicidal thoughts and tools for those whose friends…

Summiting the Hill

In many ways, Amelia Cooper is a normal teenager. A sophomore at Pembroke Hill High School, she runs cross country and sings in the choir. Her hobbies include snow skiing, hanging out with friends, and testifying to the Senate on behalf of medical research. You know, normal teenager stuff… Cooper’s journey to the Senate began three years ago. When she…

Leawood Troop Recognizes 19 New Eagle Scouts

It may take a village to raise a child, but a group of 19 local teenagers have spent the past year giving back to their community. Together, these members of Leawood’s Troop 10 have donated thousands of volunteer hours and much-needed items to KC-area parks, shelters, schools and other organizations. They were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements with the…