Life Love Larson: June 2019

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Explore Kansas City: Louisburg Cider Mill In the Summer!

Country roads! Local products! No lines! Cider Donuts! A friend recently reminded me that Louisburg Cider Mill, a local cider mill and country store, operates in all year long, not just in the fall! Cider donuts and cider slushes and apple cider seem like a good idea all the time!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Explore Kansas City: Shop Scoobie Boutique

In an effort to bring you more things Kansas City, I'm going to be sharing more of the places I visit! I attended a grand opening event at a local boutique that just opened in The Shops of Prairie Village. It's called Shop Scoobie and it is adorable! This part of town, these shops and restaurants, and dreamy neighborhoods make Prairie Village a place to check out!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Explore KC - Wild Rose Equine Center Trail Ride

For Mother's Day last year, we decided to take a family horseback ride! We found a Groupon for a ride for four at a local equine center (it was about 40 minutes from our house) called Wild Rose Equine Center and we all LOVED the experience! My kids had never been on a full size horse before, so this was crazy exciting for them!
The Wild Rose Equine Center is located in the middle of the country in Dearborn, MO. We booked our time slot online and it was confirmed through email. The equine center was not busy when we went which was so nice! It is also not huge and overwhelming. A very family friendly place!
We arrived a little early and one of the employees walked us around the grounds. The have cows and donkeys and many horses. She told us about how the ranch functions and we got to pet all the animals. It was kind of a fun little bonus tour! I just started asking questions! I want to teach my kids that that's how you learn!
We were signed up for a 1 hour guided trail ride. Our guide made it fun for the kids and the scenery was so pretty! The staff makes sure everyone is comfortable on their horse and allowed time for the horses to drink water and for everyone to take photos. Our kids never felt scared! They loved it and didn't want it to stop!

It's hard to ride a horse, even on a walking horse, for an hour! Ha! These kids did great! They teach you basics on how to hold the reigns and turn your horse. They also teach you how to lean forward when going uphill and to lean backward going downhill to help with balance.
My kids have already requested to go back again! I would highly recommend the Wild Rose Equine Center! They also offer riding lessons if interested. These are the kind of experiences kids remember, so get out there and try something new!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon & Honey

Happy summer! It's grilling season! My family loves to eat grilled peaches for dessert this time of year! Peaches are readily available and inexpensive and simple to prepare!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Painted Tile Around Fireplace

Hello! A new DIY coming at you! This one required very little effort to get maximum impact! Love when that happens! We recently painted our entire first floor white. During that process I also started thinking about how I could change up our fireplace a little. We have lived in our home for 7 years and I'm having the urge to switch things up! I always consult my mom and my sister and we discussed painting the fireplace black to give the area some contrast! It's done and we LOVE it!