Building Something Better

When the team at Dusty Rhodes Homes learned of the mission of Sleepyhead Beds to provide clean beds and bedding to local children and their families, it resonated in their hearts. 

Designing the kitchen

Each time Katie Ott and Sue Shinneman design a kitchen for clients of Kitchen Studio: Kansas City, they listen to the client’s needs and work to create a space specifically for them. 

Letter from the Editor

Before having kids of my own, I thought parenting was going to be a piece of cake. As the second oldest of 10 kids, a classroom teacher, and former nanny, I had years of experience with children—and I knew I was good with kids. I was sure that my “expertise” was going to make parenting seamless. … Continued

Stems: A Garden Soiree

Stems: A Garden Soirée was hosted at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on Saturday, June 22. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed tasting bites from a variety of restaurants and sampling wines and beers, as well as listening to the sounds of Funk Syndicate and the Greg Clinkingbeard Trio, and watching a fireworks display.  Photos by … Continued

 Here, Finley 

 “Ready to go see your friends at Nativity?”  These magic words get Finley’s tail wagging before heading to school with her owner, David Kearney, principal at Nativity Parish School in Leawood. This fall will mark the second year that Finley has been a certified therapy dog for this local Catholic PK1-8 grade school.  “Finley loves her days at Nativity and…

Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs, a dog-training service founded by Corey Engmann, focuses on family involvement and a personalized approach to add fun and enjoyment to the process. 

The Ripple Effect

Will Gurley, a Leawood resident and junior at Kansas City Christian School is making a big impact in our community through music. The You Matter Music Festival is the brainchild of Gurley and is helping break the stigma of mental illness by bringing awareness and resources to the area. 

Welcome Home, Baby

Nurseries are undoubtedly one of the sweetest spaces to dream up. They are also such an important part of the nesting process for expecting parents. Lanie Draper and the design team at Rooted KC were thrilled when their client let them surprise them with this sweet space as they focused on other ways to prepare for their baby boy’s arrival. With almost unlimited creative freedom, their client’s only…