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If anyone appreciates a gift with a personal touch, it’s Mom. And with Mother’s Day in two weeks, there’s still time to come up with one-of-a-kind presents for the mothers and grandmothers in your — or your child’s — life. Here are five great ideas you can find in downtown Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
For many women, the tips of their fingers and toes aren’t simply part of a beauty routine anymore. They’re an opportunity for a fashion statement. Lawrence salons that offer nail art can do everything from metallic zebra print applications to freehand designs for any holiday. By Sara Shepherd
It's hard to miss the North Lawrence vintage home decor shops. Past the muffler shop, through the billowing dust cloud by the grain elevator, parallel to the whistling train rumbling by on the tracks, the cluster of picture-perfect shops with elegant signs and windows full of pretties sticks out like a sore thumb — or more like a shiny jewel. By Sara Shepherd
Can I bring my kids? What do I wear? This venue’s in the middle of nowhere — how do I get there? All those envelopes, inserts and fancy-sounding phrases on the wedding invitation that just arrived in the mail? Take note. These aren’t just stuffy old traditions that serve no purpose — they hold many of the clues you need to be a faux pas-free wedding guest. By Sara Shepherd
Tips for doing these once-a-year jobs right
Mystery goo petrified in the corner of the crisper, lint-monster lurking in the dryer vent, cat hair carpeting the back of the cable box? Staying out of sight allows grime hideouts to be forgotten, so be sure to add appliances and electronics to your spring cleaning routine. By Sara Shepherd
A Lawrence couple is in the process of building an unusual home. A light-blue house on a hill just south of Lawrence is round. And eco-friendly. And it's being built from a kit. By Rebekka Schlichting
"This is your job?” is the question I’m most frequently asked when I interview someone for Style Scout, a Q&A column in the Journal-World that features Lawrence’s most fashionably (or interestingly) dressed. Style Scout is a simple and fun piece, but for me, for a mere five minutes, I get to be entrenched in a person’s everyday life.
Treat yourself to a makeover, one small step at a time
Maybe you don’t have a head-to-toe makeover scheduled anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try out a new, better look. We talked to local fashion and beauty experts to get ideas for easy small changes that make a big impact.
Women often view their stylists as pseudo-therapists, and stylist Ryan Crowell said curly haired clients are among his most guilt-ridden. For several years, straight and sleek served as the coveted hair style for women throughout the country, leaving women with curly hair frustrated and apologetic over their natural texture but that isn’t the case now.
Your first New Year’s resolution of 2013 — stop kicking off the new year by doing something that’s not your style. Unless your heart is set on a big black-tie gala, you can find — or create — social events to suit your own taste here in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd.
The Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival kicked off on Saturday in Baldwin City with more than 30 venders and an expected 30,000 people for the weekend event.
Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.
Truebud BBQ team members talk about cooking 'cue. The team has been traveling to barbecue competitions nearly every weekend since February, which — coupled with their meticulously smoked and seasoned meat — has helped propel them to the top 10 in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's Team of the Year points chase standings.
The University of Kansas Medical Center held a press conference at the Roberts E. Hemenway Life Sciences Invocation Center to announce the National Cancer Center designation.
McLouth resident Sherry Leftwich enjoys artwork and says it helps with her Parkinson's disease.
Ruth Perry, who celebrates her 100th birthday Jan. 19, recalls her earliest memory and her first teaching job in isolated northwest Wyoming more than 80 years ago.
Lawrence couple Tyler and Dana Cummins introduce their first child, Claire Jamison Cummins. Claire, born at 6:23 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Jan. 1, was the first baby born at the hospital in 2012. The couple says earning that distinction has been a fun experience that's only added to their excitement.
Doug Compton, president of First Management Inc., talks about his seven-story apartment/retail/office project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The building will house a health club and office space, along with 55 apartments.
Developer Tony Krsnich plans to turn the old Poehler building on East Eighth Street into about 50 apartments.
Lawrence resident Melinda Stofferahn, talks about her mental illness hand how she deals with it.