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Getting Back to Basics in the Kitchen

We have officially been at Sugar Water Manor for eight months now. I have spent day after day building the gardens, planting, weeding, harvesting, unpacking (we are still not done), caring for animals and raising animals from young. We have learned so much, but I know our education will never end. Over these months, our focus has been on the outside and the farm, itself….

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in Omaha, Restaurants

Special Events Dining in Omaha at Society 1854

Special occasions require unique dining experiences. However, it can be difficult for restaurants to accommodate larger groups and still provide an intimate dining experience. But I’ve got great news for people living in the Omaha Metro region…we have Society 1854 at the Marriott Downtown-Capital District. Over 20 foodies were recently invited to taste their menu. I can personally vouch that our table felt distinct, intimate,…

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A Kansas City Girls’ Getaway Weekend of Fun

I was recently invited on a press trip to explore the Kansas side of the KC metropolitan area. This part of town, on the other bank of the river, is often overlooked by visitors to the region. But, after a charming few days spent exploring KCK, Leavenworth and Bonner Springs, I can confidently say it’s an ideal weekend getaway destination from Omaha. After all, it’s…

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in Cruises, International, Travel Done Well

An Almost Stress Free Vacation Along the Croatia Coast

Stress-free vacation…aaah…isn’t that what we all strive for. With so much daily stress in our lives, who doesn’t want to leave all their cares behind on vacation. Some of the stress we can control or at least minimize and some we can’t, like airport delays. I was shooting for the “what I can control goal” when I planned a recent trip to Croatia. And I’m…

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in Food & fun, Good Eats, International, On the Menu, Restaurants, Travel Done Well

7 Must Try Bites and Sips in Portugal

Portugal is one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations and for good reason. This small country, nestled on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, offers travelers a bevy of rich culture, interesting history, and stunning scenery. But one specific aspect of this beautiful country that especially deserves further exploration is the wide breadth of traditional Portuguese food and drink. From the freshest seafood to an…

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Fabulous Finds: Sustainable Shoe Brands We Love

By now, LifeDoneWell readers know how much I focus on sustainable living. But one piece of this complex puzzle that I haven’t yet shared with you is footwear. Since fashion is a huge part of our rapidly overflowing landfill problem, it makes a lot of sense to examine our choice of shoes through a green lens. So, I’ve rounded up my favorite sustainable shoe brands…

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in North America, Travel Done Well

Boozy Favorites In Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine should be on every traveler’s radar as a must visit foodie destination. After all, it was Bon Apetit magazine’s Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. But this historic area shines in more ways than one. It also offers a vibrant beverage scene to complement its famous culinary creativity. There’s a nice variety of spots for every type of visitor, from a classic…

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in Omaha, Restaurants

Buon Appetito at Pasta Amore in Omaha

Omaha is a town that likes to eat and likes to eat well. Luckily, our small city has been blessed with some truly revolutionary and boundary-pushing chefs and restaurateurs. That’s all well and good, but at some point, one simply tires of artfully plated teeny foam fare. Enter Pasta Amore in Omaha. Pasta Amore resides at the intersection of comfort food and sass with a…

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kano pop up in omaha
in Omaha, Restaurants

kanō Pop Up Perfection in Omaha

I was lucky enough to attend local chef Kane Adkisson’s latest kanō pop up at Block 16 last fall. The cozy and intimate Supper Club was the perfect backdrop for a glorious love letter to local cuisine served with the signature kanō charm. The night began with a thoughtful query about dietary restrictions (none, thank you very much) and a delectable complimentary fall cocktail. Usually I…

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in Fabulous Finds, Food & fun, Home, In Our Kitchen, Travel Tips

Fabulous Finds from bambu for a Sustainable Lifestyle

It’s no surprise that I love organic and sustainable products. After all, it’s up to all of us to be good stewards of our planet for future generations. So, for this week’s Fabulous Finds, I’m highlighting some great products from bambu that make it easy to live more sustainably in our hectic lives. Portland, Oregon based bambu focuses on making beautifully modern, affordable, and earth-friendly…

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in Caribbean / Mexico, Home, Travel Done Well

3 Unexpected Reasons to Love Costa Rica

Costa Rica, the small Latin American country known for its laidback “pura vida” lifestyle, has so much more to offer to travelers than meets the eye. Yes, the beaches and jungles are unsurprisingly gorgeous. But, after a recent week spent exploring the deeper side of this beautiful place, I’ve found a few unexpected reasons to love Costa Rica and visit again and again. Please note…I…

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