If you see some­thing three times, it’s a trend, right? (Did I make that up?)

One—Monday’s Sneak Peek on Design Sponge was a home in Shawnee, Kansas. They didn’t men­tion this in the accom­pa­ny­ing text, but that’s where Ryan and I used to live. Our house did not look like this, though.

Some­body left a pissy com­ment about all the Eames chairs that appear in Sneak Peeks. Hater.

Two—The pho­tog­ra­pher of the house has a set of Kansas City images from her trip up on her site. I’m par­tic­u­larly fond of this one.

It should be noted that our wed­ding recep­tion was in this very build­ing, where Ryan’s beloved Boule­vard Beer is brewed.

Three—While admir­ing Jen­nifer Hill’s prints, I found that there’s a new addi­tion to her Places I Have Never Been series: Flint Hills, Kansas.

Have I men­tioned that all our art is sit­ting in boxes under our bed? Yeah. But I still want the print. In its honor, Hill’s post­ing Kansas-related good­ness all month. About halfway through this post, I real­ized I’m wear­ing a Kansas pride neck­lace, a wooden disk engraved with the shape of the state. I don’t think she has any in stock, but Early Jew­elry is the place to find such things. And a lot of other awe­some, afford­able jew­elry that your friends will covet (seriously—I always get com­pli­ments when I wear pieces from Early).

I guess that makes four. Take note: all the cool kids want Kansas for the holidays.

Even Kansans who’ve relo­cated to Cal­i­for­nia. Speak­ing of my new state, Design Cri­sis let me crash their party and blab about my love of surf­ing. Not that I actu­ally surf, but you can read more about that here.