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[18 May 2010 | by Carly Holmes | 7 Comments]
[eat] Cupcakes, Anyone?

It’s hard to say when my love affair with cupcakes began, but that love is real and it’s strong. Every year, someone makes my favorite Funfetti cupcakes for my birthday. That someone is usually my mom, but this year my mom and my friends Steph and Jen also made some. Three sets of cupcakes made for the perfect start to my 28th year. My friends know me well and know that my happy place is located wherever there are cupcakes.
Just when I thought life couldn’t get better, recently my friend …

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[14 Apr 2010 | by Carly Holmes | 97 Comments]
[drink] Where to find Good Margaritas in Wichita

There are things I am not a fan of; balancing my checkbook (and the lack of adequate money to even justify keeping my account open), guys who wear socks with sandals and the Yankees are a few that come to mind. And then there are the things that I am a fan of; Funfetti cupcakes, “The Book Thief” and the ’80s are high on the list. But since this is not Facebook, I will get to my point, which is that margaritas always fall into the latter category.
Recently, however, an …

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[3 Mar 2010 | by Carly Holmes | 454 Comments]
[go] Salt Mines in Hutchinson

I knew about the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, but never really had much interest in checking it out… until I found out we could wear hard hats and ride in a trolley. I was sold! So, last week I went with my friend Mel to see what this museum was all about. I left pleasantly surprised.
Upon arriving at the Salt Museum, we were told the next tour was leaving in two minutes. That meant we had 120 seconds to purchase our tickets and get in and out of …

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[4 Feb 2010 | by Carly Holmes | 76 Comments]
[date] Single and Fabulous on Valentine’s Day

Candy hearts and boxes of chocolate have lined the shelves of Target for months, previews for Dear John play every commercial break and your friends in relationships have started talking about their plans. Whether you love the holiday or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is here, people.
This year, I find myself single. Again. Regardless of my relationship status, I happen to love the holiday. I’ve had my fair share of romantic Valentine’s Days spent coupled up, but I’ve also spent plenty single – so many, in fact, that I consider myself …

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[18 Jan 2010 | by Carly Holmes | 484 Comments]
[eat] Wichita’s Best Sandwich Shops

It was official: I was in a sandwich rut. I had eaten $5 ham and cheese footlongs one too many times. In the spirit of expanding my horizons beyond Subway, I decided to check out local sandwich shops to see what I had been missing. The answer? A lot of yummy goodness. I can thankfully say that I have moved on and never looked back. If you too are stuck, check out these alternatives.
1. Cinnamon’s Deli: With three locations throughout the city, you’re never too far from a Turkey Avocado Cream Cheese, …