Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ok, ok... call me a sap, but I like a nice "feel good" movie once in awhile.

This Saturday, a new Hallmark Channel Original Movie makes its premiere. Check out the trailer for "Mrs. Washington goes to Smith" here. The cast looks strong, the storyline funny and inspirational, and with some popcorn and red wine (or whatever your weekend drink of choice), could make for a nice girl's night... I think I just might invite some gals over to tune in this weekend!

Monday, July 27, 2009

week 2: Hallmark Employee Card Challenge

Ok, we're in week two of the Hallmark Employee Card Challenge.

For this week’s challenge (7/27), the challenge is to “Connect with a Mom.” Moms juggle jobs, kids, family and friends. They need a little bit of humor, encouragement and empathy to get through the ups and downs and the crazy reality of being a mom. Send a Mom a card this week to tell her you know what it’s like, you’ve got her back, it’s OK to be ‘proudly imperfect’ and that she’s doing great.

You can send a card too! It's the biggest little thing you can do.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oprah’s O magazine brings its “Live Your Best Life” mission to Kansas City

Oprah’s Live Your Best Life mission is coming to Kansas City, Mo., with a day of interactive lifestyle seminars featuring some of Oprah’s best pals and well-known, hand-picked experts.

O You! will be Oct. 24 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Experts include Gayle King, O, The Oprah Magazine’s editor-at-large; New York Times best-selling author and O’s resident life coach Martha Beck; interior designerNate Berkus; political strategist and author Donna Brazile; make-up artist Ross Burton; O contributing editor Jancee Dunn; weight loss specialist Jim Karas; television host and O columnist Suze Orman; cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz; organizational management guru Peter Walsh; and Stacy London, co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”

Tickets are $99 and went on sale June 24.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

week 1: Hallmark Employee Card Challenge

For the next six weeks the employees here at Hallmark are doing the Hallmark Employee Card Challenge. We're going to send a card every week to friends, family, kids and grown-ups.

For this week’s challenge (7/20), the challenge is to “Encourage a kid with an unexpected card.” Take a minute to celebrate a win, build confidence, encourage, support and make a kid smile. Send an encouragement card today and create a memorable moment in the everyday life of a kid you care about. It’s a small gesture, but an unexpected card can have a big reaction.

You can send a card too! It's the biggest little thing you can do.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Off-the-Wall Film Series

It's Friday night and I'm in my apartment downtown with the window open, no TV on and I hear these loud voices outside. And I remember... it's the film series at the Kansas City Public Library Central Branch.

It's 'Off-the-Wall Film Series' on the third Friday evening throughout September on their rooftop terrace. The free shows start at 8:45 and they provide free popcorn.

I can see it from my window...

Click here to learn more.

Whoop Dee Doo Art Collective

Whoop Dee Doo was created by a group of Kansas City Artists in 2006 as a way to promote the arts community in our city. It has now expanded into a faux public access variety fun show. They dance, have fun, learn cool things, play games, and perform skits by Kansas City's talented community. All the events are kid-friendly, and costume encouraged.

Whoop Dee Doo Live Filming November 2008 La Esquina (short) from Whoop Dee Doo on Vimeo.

Our local NPR station recorded a little interview with Jaimie and Matt (The Hosts) about Whoop Dee Doo. & I recently discovered their Vimeo videos. Check them out!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KC's Sprint Center Ranked Among the Top Venues in the World

Yup, you read that right -- The 2-year-old Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City was recently ranked No. 14 on the list of the world's top venues. It also ranked No. 5 in the U.S. venue rankings. Check out the full article here.