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Why you need to plan for vacation in the Midwest

Why you need to plan for vacation in the Midwest

Did you know that people who plan for vacation are happier? In general those who plan for vacation are happier with everything from their personal relationships to their work/life balance, health, well-being and their job. It’s true.  [gallery columns="2" size="large"...

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Things to do in Jamestown, North Dakota

Things to do in Jamestown, North Dakota

There are so many interactive things to do in Jamestown, North Dakota, that we didn’t want to leave. Trust us when we say that you’ll want to discover Jamestown on your next summer vacation.  Located between Fargo and Bismarck on Interstate 94, Jamestown has a perfect...

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In memory of my friend, Amy Schmitt

In memory of my friend, Amy Schmitt

Two years ago today, I lost one of my best friends. I didn't write about then. It was too difficult. My friend, Amy Schmitt, fought breast cancer for several years before leaving this world on June 30, 2019. The photo at the top of this post is the last one we took...

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11 reasons you must try Chaz on the Plaza in Kansas City

11 reasons you must try Chaz on the Plaza in Kansas City

Forget what you think you know about hotel restaurants, because Chaz on the Plaza is different. While many hotels offer on-site dining that is just fine, Chaz on the Plaza in Kansas City's Raphael Hotel offers a true fine dining experience. With its upscale ambiance,...

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9 ways The Raphael Hotel in Kansas City helps you relax and unwind

9 ways The Raphael Hotel in Kansas City helps you relax and unwind

When you're ready to relax and unwind, the historic Raphael Hotel in Kansas City is the ideal place for a getaway. A sophisticated boutique hotel, it's just steps away from Kansas City's premier retail center, Country Club Plaza. Whether you're planning a couple's...

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Why you should hike the Prairie Earth Trail near Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Why you should hike the Prairie Earth Trail near Pawhuska, Oklahoma

The Prairie Earth Trail system was a pleasant surprise that we found less than 20 miles from our home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The day after Christmas we found ourselves with a combination of free time and gorgeous weather. It was the kind of day that was so beautiful...

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The perfect holiday getaway in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

The perfect holiday getaway in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Our Airbnb in Pawhuska called Postcard Place will be decorated for Christmas by Oct. 24 this year! We're excited to welcome guests again this holiday season. Click HERE to book on Airbnb today!   With great shopping at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile and other local...

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Outdoor activities in Wichita that will help you get in all your steps

Outdoor activities in Wichita that will help you get in all your steps

Outdoor (and socially-distanced) activities in Wichita, Kan., were just what we were hoping to find when we ventured out to a new place for the first time in months. We've been working on losing weight and developing more healthy habits over the past few years. Now we...

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What we’ve lost (and gained) on our healthy living journey with Noom

What we’ve lost (and gained) on our healthy living journey with Noom

One year ago this week, we decided it was time to start a healthy living journey. We’d been living, um, large, and we realized that it was time to make a change for our overall health. After an ad for Noom scrolled across Ann’s Facebook feed, we did a little research...

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A word about “those people”

A word about “those people”

We are staying home. We've been here for almost a week now because Ann is one of "those people." You know the ones. Those people with an underlying health issue. Those people with a suppressed immune system. One of those people who could become seriously ill, need...

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A Noom nerd’s low-calorie chicken tortilla soup recipe

A Noom nerd’s low-calorie chicken tortilla soup recipe

So, I'm not a recipe person. Never have been. That's probably why I'm a terrible baker. I get ahead of myself. I don't read the whole thing. I add or subtract ingredients as I go. That's just me. But today, I made an attempt at crafting a recipe for a low-calorie...

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Does Noom work? See how we’ve lost 126.3 pounds using the app

Does Noom work? See how we’ve lost 126.3 pounds using the app

We get asked all the time, "Does Noom work?" Well, today marks exactly eight months since we started using the Noom weight loss app. Together, we've lost a combined total of 126.3 pounds (yes, we count every ounce) and all while traveling regularly. We lost weight...

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Back to Mayo Clinic to jump start our healthy living plan for 2020

Back to Mayo Clinic to jump start our healthy living plan for 2020

We are back in Rochester, Minnesota, this week and for the first time, it's not because of Ann's chronic illness. No, this time we're here to experience the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Our healthy lifestyle journey If you're new to Postcard Jar, you may not...

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Exploring Rochester, Minnesota, on our visit to the Mayo Clinic

Exploring Rochester, Minnesota, on our visit to the Mayo Clinic

We've been to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, more than a dozen times in the past five years. In fact, we started our blog, Postcard Jar, from there in 2014, just before Ann was diagnosed with a chronic disease called cardiac sarcoidosis. Typically, our trips...

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12 touches that make The Pioneer Woman’s Boarding House one of the best boutique hotels in America

12 touches that make The Pioneer Woman’s Boarding House one of the best boutique hotels in America

The Pioneer Woman's Boarding House in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, is booked solid and with good reason. It’s full of extra touches that make the eight-room boutique hotel one of the best in America.  1. Friendly staff Let’s face it, the open, welcoming, charming folks of...

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