Category Archives: Favorites

Unbelievable price in Turner!

Do you know anyone looking to move to the Turner school district or looking for a rental in KCK?  This home is priced CRAZY LOW!!!  Check it out here and contact me if you know anyone that would like to take a look!


It could be worse…

Well, the stock market might not look so pretty right now but at least you don’t live here!  Although there is something to be said for not having to wander ALL over the house to cook, eat and sleep!!!

Check out more funny real estate photos here.  It is a great blog for odd real estate finds!


Studio 162

My dear friend Erin has opened up an Etsy store, Studio 162.  She is fantastic at finding diamonds in the rough.  While it looks like trash to me, she sees its potential!  Oh I wish I had that ability!  She has a few things in her Etsy store and she will be adding more all the time.  Check it out to see her super cute stuff!  You will love it.

-Betsy, Atkinson-Thompson Group

Coffee Cakes KC

We really need more food trucks!  Have you seen those shows on the Food Network where they show the best food trucks all around the country?  Well, Kansas doesn’t allow them but luckily Missouri does! So, Coffee Cakes KC has taken two of the latest crazes and put them together into one tasty food truck.  They serve cupcakes and coffee and they come to you!

So, two of MY favorite things are coming together next week…cupcakes and Good JuJu’s…check them both out Friday, May 6th.  Coffee Cakes KC will be right outside Good JuJu’s!  FABULOUS!!!

-Betsy, Atkinson-Thompson Group


Spring is finally here and to prove it… it is OPENING DAY!!!  The Royals are playing the Angels at 3:10 this afternoon.  If you don’t already have tickets, you might not be able to get them!  The game is sold out.

As usual there are tons of promotional days out at the K.  Check out this link to their official site to pick the games you just can’t miss this year!

-Betsy, Atkinson-Thompson Group

Wayside Waifs

On a personal note, I had to put my mom’s dog Woody to sleep this week.  He was 14 years old and so sick.  He was the sweetest dog I have ever known. It was a horrible thing to do but it was time.  My mom is wondering if she should adopt another dog or not and that got me thinking about Wayside Waifs.

It is an amazing charitable, no-kill, animal shelter.  They are the largest pet adoption shelter in Kansas City, placing over 5,000 animals a year in loving FOREVER  homes. There is no time limit for dogs at Wayside Waifs.  They stay until they are adopted.  Isn’t that a wonderful thing?

Wayside Waifs isn’t just a holding place for animals, they do so much more!  They have three primary goals.

  • Providing temporary shelter for homeless companion animals
  • Educating the public
  • Developing partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances.

They have so many great programs and services and you can check them all out here.

Wayside Waifs relies on donations so you can click here if you would like to help them out.

Please spay or neuter your pet!
-Betsy, Atkinson-Thompson Group

I’m Famous!!! Well…sort of.

Have you seen my claim to fame?  I have a sandwich named after me!!!  Hahahaha!  I love the people at Chacko’s in Mission.  The owner, Rachel, is as kind and friendly as she can be and I was so excited when I when in one day and she told me they were “featuring” the sandwich I always get as a special.  Then when I went in last week, she showed me this menu… I have been officially added to their menu!  I love it!!!  So, the next time you are in Mission, check out Chacko’s at 6009A Johnson Drive.  Their made to order sandwiches are fantastic and their desserts are out of this world!!!  My favorites are their Peanut Butter Bars and their Mini Chocolate Mousse Cakes (you can see a picture of these on their site!). Tell them Betsy sent you!!!

-Betsy, Atkinson-Thompson Group