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Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Eye Candy 7.27.15

Happy Monday!

I cannot get over how bright and welcoming this entryway is!! The blue and white throughout the space is just beautiful and gives the space a fun dose of color and is still remains light and bright. And let's talk about that wallpaper please! It is so fun and the size of the print makes a bold statement without being too busy looking. Oh, and that planked ceiling is perfect too!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Simple Map Book Covers | Saturday Quick Change

These quick change map book covers were born out of the need to brighten up this little shelf in my living room for the summer. I love finding vintage books at auction and garage sales, but it seems that most of mine have darker covers. I have an old road atlas that I keep around for projects (like the easy map art that is in the kids' bathroom), and I knew the green and blue colors would be perfect. 

I just cut the map page large enough to wrap all the way around, and just inside the covers of the books, and attached it with a small piece of tape. You can see that I even cheated and wrapped two books together to give the illusion of one thicker book. 

Super easy and a super quick way to update a few books to give your shelf a fresh look.

DIY Map Page Book Covers - One Mile Home Style

Friday, July 24, 2015

Kansas Road Trips - Flint Hills Discovery Center

Kansas Road Trip Flint Hills Discovery Center - One Mile Home Style

It's been a long time since I have shared a Kansas Road Trip post, but I am back with fun little trip today. (If you missed it, here is the first Kansas Road Trip post, and to make travelling a little easier, check out our road trip must haves to make the trip easier with kids.)

This time we ventured out to Manhattan to visit friends and to check out the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is in a beautiful building in downtown Manhattan, and is definitely worth stopping and checking out. 

Flint Hills Discovery Center - One Mile Home Style

The facility is "...dedicated to inform and educate all our visitors to the unique, rare and important region call the tallgrass prairie - in the Flint Hills of Kansas and the Osage Hills of Oklahoma." I have lived in Kansas my entire life, and feel like I learned a lot about this area of our wonderful state.

The entire facility is divided into 6 different areas focusing on everything from how the hills were formed, the histories of the people who lived here before us, and the science and life cycles of the native grasses.

Flint Hills Discovery Center Underground Prairie - One Mile Home Style

The nerd in me loved this exhibit about the world underneath the prairie. There were samples of the root systems of the different grasses; I am not exaggerating when I say there were a few that went from the ceiling to the floor of the exhibit space!

Flint Hills Discovery Center Railroad Exhibit - One Mile Home Style

There were different history areas that covered what the land was like when the Native Americans were the only ones in the area, to what it looked like when the immigrants started arriving and establishing ranches and towns.

Flint Hills Discovery Center Railroad Exhibit - One Mile Home Style

It was great way to get a very informative history of this beautiful area of Kansas. Everything was interactive, which the kids loved, and there were a lot of interesting facts that to discover, which the hubby and I loved.

Don't forget while you are checking out the exhibits to head into the theater and watch the Tallgrass Prairie: Tides of Time film. It is beautifully done and there are a few fun surprises as you are watching as well.

Have any of you visited the Flint Hills Discovery Center? If you haven't, I highly recommend you stop in and check it out if you are in the area.