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April 2013

Adventures In Remodeling

L.G. PATTERSON House blind. It’s an expression I first encountered years ago in an article that explained how your eyes get used to something and you sort of ignore it ... are blind to it. I bring this up because the people we…

Aisle Style

A wedding is a time to celebrate a lifetime of possibilities, and brides in 2013 have some beautiful possibilities in wedding dresses. “Overall looks we’re seeing are chic, vintage, elegant, Old Hollywood and refined or whimsical, pixie,…

Speaking Of Women’s Health

Did you know more women live in Missouri than men? According to the most recent U.S. Census, the Missouri population was 51 percent female in 2011. Roughly 80 percent of women control household buying decisions, and an even higher…

School’s Out Forever

It’s a Monday morning and Mitchell Norton is getting antsy. After working on a fractions sheet for nearly an hour, 12-year-old Mitchell is ready to switch subjects. During reading time, he listens as his mother reads aloud from the 1967…

Romantic Movies

Whenever Nicole Shelby wants to relive her Oct. 8, 2011 wedding to Jonathan Shelby — and she wants to all the time — she just pulls up the short highlight film their cinematographer made of the celebration. In just 4 minutes and 49…

Kiss My Grits!

What is a grit? Depending on where you grew up, a grit — or grits — can mean very different things. For some (as a kid, my brother was one who thought such) a grit is synonymous with redneck, hick, hillbilly or Hoosier (although the…

Fresh Facials

Ditch the cucumbers and questionable green stuff for a modern, relaxing and rejuvenating facial. Exfoliated skin is happy skin, and these three fabulous facials all have one thing in common: They can be customized to give every skin type a…

Eat Up 30 CoMo Foods

The delicious food options in this city are endless, but some CoMo culinary concoctions show up on everyone’s list of must-haves. We went in search of a definitive list, talking to frequent diners, restaurant owners, chefs, college students…

Missouri Day-Trips

Ever wake up and feel like having some adventure — nothing outlandish, just a day to escape routine and do something different? That’s the delight of day-trips. Without requiring a lot of effort or forethought, such escapes can deliver…