Finding potential through health and wellness

For many people, enjoying parks and recreational opportunities is quite easy, but it’s more difficult for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. That’s why Developing Potential, Inc. is working to ensure everyone is able to boost their health and wellness through community participation.

Hit the Sauce

A good Barbeque sauce is comprised of a variety of the same six components. The key is to discover what style you enjoy most, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Oh, and taste often during the preparation process to adjust if so desired.

Outdoor Living 2 Ways

Erica Krzykowski and design assistant, Angela Wedekind are the masterminds and the creative forces behind Prairie Home Designs. With their attention to detail, eye for innovative design and limitless creativity, this duo packs a powerful punch to transform any space. Principal designer Krzykowski makes it her personal mission to make each client’s space feel beautiful and reflect their unique and personal style.

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

The Creative Light Within You

If you find yourself looking for inspiration, hope, and creativity all in the same place, you might want to experience Lights On Mason located at Bella Patina in the West Bottoms on the first weekend of every month. Here you will also find Lee’s Summit resident, Larry Jones, the creator behind these incredibly unique and amazing light fixtures that have…

Erin Bell:

 Article and Photography    In describing her family, Erin Bell is quick to say they are adventurous. They are a military family that has traveled all over the world, but the one place they have loved more than any other is their current home in Lee’s Summit. Together, with her pilot husband, two awesome sons and a fulfilling occupation, Erin…

Healthy Eating Resolutions

We’ve swept away the sugar cookie crumbs, Googled healthy recipes galore and vowed to make a fresh start with clean eating in the new year. But let’s talk sustainability, and I don’t mean how thoughtfully our organic fruits and vegetables are sourced. Exactly how long are we going to stick out this healthy eating plan of ours?

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.

Get the Look

This midcentury modern dining room is inviting and fresh. You can obtain the same look with these pieces.

Travel Edit

Pack your bags with Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, as the borders open to the beautiful and mysterious Havana Cuba.

Tips from a trainer

Staying active and keeping fit through the holidays and winter months has proven to be a challenge for most people.  Even for personal trainers it can be a struggle some times.   People ask us all the time; what should I do when I go to the family’s house for the long weekend, how do I stay away from all the…

Tables by Golden & Pine

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Creativity Flows from Brain and Brush of Lee’s Summit Artist

Bob Bond, a Lee’s Summit veritable artist in residence, has wowed such iconic personalities as Liberace, Barbara Streisand, Cher, Derrick Thomas, Elvis Presley, Burt Reynolds, Elton John and Batman! His canvas is not only paper, but the doors, hoods, bumpers and bodies of vehicles, safes, time capsules and a lot more.

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…

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.

and Drive

Nancy Bruns, president of the Lee’s Summit Chamber, is retiring after more than 15 years serving the organization, and nearly 30 years in the industry. Bruns herself points to her upbringing on a dairy farm near Concordia, Mo., as the foundation for her strong work ethic. It’s there that she learned many important lessons, molding her into the person she…

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,…

Magical Moment

Sighris Sharber is a senior at Lee’s Summit High School who was elected homecoming king by his peers this past fall. Sighris is an outgoing, popular student at his high school. He is a member of the school’s Student Senate and Future Business Leaders of America. He also happens to also have autism. According to Dr. John Faulkenberry, LSHS principal,…

In the Air

Four seasons a year, Summer’s in the air. Serious air. Like 15 feet every two seconds. For Summer Koogler, the sport of trampolining has been the vehicle that has helped this Lee’s Summit student athlete to soar. Maybe it’s her innate ability that sprung up as a 6-year-old gymnast. Maybe it’s her training schedule of three hours after school every…

The Biggest 

Lee’s Summit West senior Evan Crawford is not just a student at the school; he might be the biggest Titan sports fan at the school. Just ask the folks in the halls. “Evan is a student with special needs who manages our football and basketball teams,” says Athletic Director Debbie Katzfey. “He is very dedicated to being at every practice…