Welcome to My City Adventures. I'm Kiara Watts and my daughter is Lilyanna Watts. My City Adventures is about our explorations as we live our everyday life.

Greetings, fellow explorer! Welcome to My City Adventures. I’m Kiara Watts and my daughter is Lilyanna Watts. My City Adventures is about our explorations as we live our everyday life. Below are examples of what you’ll read about here. special events like festivals, performing arts, and concerts reviews of delicious restaurants my tales of being a parent how I navigate being Black in America stories of people we meet historic landmarks and city attractions fun discoveries from our “walking tours” blogging tips and tricks that work for me how faith in God shapes our days The foundation for My City Adventures was laid early inRead More →

Borgman's Dairy Farm is all about heritage, quality, and choice. The dairy farm makes several goat milk products, including the best ever cajeta!

Over the past 80 years, Borgman’s Dairy Farm has earned a well established history in the Kansas City dairy industry.  This Grade A farmstead, goat dairy, and creamery is just minutes from downtown Kansas City.  Started in 1935 by the current owner’s, Randy and Dr. Janet Smith, grandmother, the farm has always been family owned. Husband and wife team Randy and Dr. Janet Smith are the current owners of Borgman’s Dairy Farm. Janet has a PhD and MBA. She is also a veteran of the United States Army. Randy is a Chemist, Physicist and Quality Engineer. Together, their experience and education allows them to combine artisanRead More →

Bill Denney, owner of Little Bill's Pimento Cheese, can be found at the City Market on weekends. His Southern style pimento cheese is based on his grandmother's recipe.

Anyone who frequents the City Market enough, has surely heard of Little Bill’s Pimento Cheese. If you haven’t, you’re in the right place! Bill Denney, owner of this Kansas City-based company, sells his Southern style pimento cheese at local farmers’ markets, stores, and shops. Denney’s inspiration came from his grandmother, Mary Ruth. She was well-known for preparing her pimento cheese for every family gathering. After she passed, Denney tinkered with the idea of taking the recipe and producing pimento cheese himself. He, however ran into a snag when he realized that his grandmother’s recipe was never written out. Most of his relatives were simply recreatingRead More →

Christine Walker, owner of Just Bee Soapy in Kansas City, sells homemade soaps, lotions, and other bath and body products at the City Market.

What does an Olathe school teacher have in common with the City Market? Soap. Christine Walker, owner of Just Bee Soapy, has sold her homemade bath time delights since 2013. Walker makes her fanciful designed soaps from honey and beeswax. She also makes lotions, body butters, lip balms, and more. You’ll find her at the City Market on weekends throughout the summer. Just look for the Busy Bee Acres booth. In keeping it all in the family, Walker gets the key ingredients for her Just Bee Soapy products from her father, Bob Harrison, of Busy Bee Acres. Busy Bee Acres specializes in, you probably guessedRead More →

The City Market has been a rich part of Kansas City since 1857. Local farmers, shops, restaurants, and fun events make it the ultimate Kansas City hotspot. - Kiara Watts

To celebrate the summer, I’m writing about the City Market, my favorite summertime spot in Kansas City. Psst, there’s a bonus giveaway at the end! It’s August in Kansas City. For me and other moms and dads that means getting ready for the kids to go back to school. However, most of the city seems to also think that means the end of summer. It was barely the end of July before I started seeing stories about the last days of summer. Well, the rest of Kansas City may act like we’ll be stuck in three feet blizzards in the next couple of weeks, butRead More →

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