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my city life 

with Kate Riffe

meet Kate

Hello! I'm Kate. I run an insta-blog called "Raising Riffes." I'm a married mom of two little girls. Our little family lives in the suburbs of Lee's Summit with our two rescue dogs. I love sharing about all the little bits of my life! I'm passionate about motherhood and mental health, lifestyle and home decor, cooking and baking, and exploring the Kansas City area.

recent entries

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in KC

The weather has been heating up in Kansas City, and there’s no better way to cool off than with some ice cream! National Ice Cream day is July 21st so don’t forget to grab a scoop of your favorite summer treat!Here are some locally owned ice cream shops that are sure to be a hit for this fun holiday, and all year round. Ice Cream Bae306 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112Ice Cream Bae is located inside the Made in KC Marketplace on the Country Club Plaza. They have such a unique spin on flavors...

Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade 

Summer is right around the corner! I can’t believe how fast this year is already going. With several months of isolating, I’m thankful for the sunny and warm weather we’ve been getting.One of my favorite things about summer is all the delicious treats. Fresh squeezed lemonade is on the top of my list! We make all kinds of variations on this summer classic, but watermelon lemonade has got to be my favorite! It’s so refreshing and it’s the perfect addition to backyard barbecues and hot summer...

DIY Bee Houses

One of my goals as a parent is to teach my children to love nature and be good steward of the earth. Every spring, we plant a small garden in our backyard full of veggies and flowers. We love to learn about the different plants and how we can help them grow. One of our favorite things to learn about are all the little bugs that visit our garden!The bee population is on the decline worldwide, and we need these little pollinators to have a healthy planet. Part of the reason for their decline is...

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge, but half the fun is shopping! If you're looking for unique gifts this Valentine's Day, this is the guide for you. Everything on this list is from a locally owned maker or business in the Kansas City area. Your special someone will love these special and local finds! Do you have a jewelry loving lady in your life? She'd love a pair or two of earrings from Shea Made. Each pair is uniquely made by...

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