Stone Pillar Vineyard

Happy Friday!  Today is winery day and we are going to take a look at Stone Pillar Vineyard.  It is right here in Olathe at 11000 S. Woodland Road.

Stone Pillar is a family owned and run business that offers wine tastings during all business hours!  They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays but you can check them out Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6pm.

Their next event is tomorrow!  It is “Music in the Vineyard”.  Enjoy a wine tasting, a little BBQ and music by Richelle Perkins. FUN! Click on this link for more info!

Bella Patina


You have heard me talk about Good JuJu’s before and here is another FANTASTIC shop in the West Bottoms that you must check out.  My fabulous friend Erin (who’s blog can be found here!) has a new booth at Bella Patina starting this month.  She has some absolutely gorgeous stuff at amazing prices.  She takes stuff that people like me think are just junk…outdated, boring, ick…and she turns them into magic!  The photo above is the “before” of one of her pieces.  The “after” is below!  So, head down Friday morning and see Erin.  My sister, Katy, and I will be down there too so maybe we will see you there!

Check out the Bella Patina site here for more info, hours and directions.
See you tomorrow!

Huge houses…cheap?

Well, maybe not cheap, but they are being sold at a huge discount!  Check out these super cool HUGE houses with major price cuts…Like this beauty above.  The price was recently cut by $2m! Now it is ONLY $16m.  Have any spare change that you can spend on one of these?

Rates even lower…

Good news!  According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.09% this week, its lowest level in 60 years. Last week, the 30-year fixed averaged 4.12%. The average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage — a popular option among those who wish to refinance — sunk to 3.30%, down from 3.33% last week, Freddie reported.

Johnson County Market Trends


Creative Sellers!

As we all know, the housing market is not exactly…well…wonderful.  So, some sellers are getting very creative as they try to lure more buyers into their homes.  How about $1,000 in free food and drinks from the bar across the street?  Check out the article here!  Makes you think twice about what you might offer buyers when it’s time to sell!!!

Local Wineries: Jowler Creek

You know, we have a lot of wineries around Kansas City these days!  I decided I am going to blog about one every Friday until I make my way through them; well most of them at least…there are a ton! …and then I have to start visiting them.  Well, I might not make it through all of them before I start the visits…

First is Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery.  It is just north of Kansas City airport in NKC.  You can head up there tomorrow morning and harvest white grapes!  They are having a special harvesting event followed by lunch at the winery.  You can check out their site to reserve your spot. What fun!

They also have an on-site tasting room where you can taste their wines from 11-5 on Saturdays and Sundays.  That will be my first visit!  I want to try the Jowler Creek Chambourcin!

They also have a grape stomping event on September 10th.  Haven’t you always wanted to do that?

Check out their site here and let me know if you have already been there.  I can’t wait to hear!