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Lifestyle Letter

Letter from the Creative Director SEPTEMBER 2017

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ow that fall is upon us, the city is bustling with festivals galore, schools are back in session and hopes for a Royals postseason are high. Some of my favorite parts about this time of year besides the amazing weather include enjoying a bonfire on a crisp night, pulling out my fall sweaters, all desserts related to apples and cinnamon (who doesn’t love a good apple crisp?!) and the start of fall baseball, cross-country and soccer for my kids.

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This school year brought on some big changes for our family because my oldest child started his freshman year of high school. Everyone told me that time would go fast when we were just starting our family, but I had no idea what that truly meant until now. I honestly can say it feels a bit surreal that we are already here, however we are also excited for this new season of his life. Moms of young children out there: it goes fast, so enjoy it! Our September issue is dedicated to fashion. We highlighted a few local entrepreneurs that are making a statement in the local fashion scene through their creations. Many of them sell their locally sourced products right here in KC, so check them out and see where to find their products around town. We also wanted to formally introduce you all to our newest contributor, Becky from the Cella Jane Blog. She is a local resident and blogger from right here but shares her fashion and style choices with hundreds of thousands of followers from all over the country. You can read more about her and her involvement in the fashion community in her full feature article inside. We are excited to add her to our Lifestyle team.

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September 2017

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14 Nickel and Suede

Area jewelry designer, Kilee Nickels creates booming business.

20 Jungmeyer and Suresh Dental Enterprises

Boast a beautiful and healthy smile.

26 Fashion By Cella Jane

Introducing local fashion blogger, Becky Hillyard

36 Jet Couture

Custom pieces designed by Missouri curator, Mary Burger.

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Nickel & Suede

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ARTICLE ALLISON SWAN | PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH SWEENEY


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in mind. These handmade, modern and casual statement pieces were founded on the belief that jewelry should be both comfortable and stylish. Soren and Kilee Nickel, the husband and wife dream team behind Nickel & Suede, built their leather goods business from the ground up.   "I was looking for a pair of gold earrings to wear with my outfit. I always wore large silver teardrop earrings, but couldn’t find a gold version," Kilee says. "We had purchased some gold leather and had the idea to make a pair of earrings out of it that had a similar look to the hammered silver metal earrings I already wore, so I was very pleased when they turned out just like I hoped. I realized not only did they accomplish the look I was going for, but they were functional. I forgot I was even wearing earrings because the leather was just so comfortable. I found myself mowing the lawn and not even realizing they were still in!" The first few sets of teardrop earrings were made within weeks of the original pair. After telling readers about the idea on her blog, ONE little MOMMA, they sold quite a few pairs in the following months, deciding to brand the product as its own business. In June 2014, their website went live.

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"From the beginning, I have been the eye for design, and Soren has been our processes and quality control guy," Kilee says. "He has been involved since the first pair, and actually quit his accounting job the day NickelAndSuede.com launched. It was scary but exciting! We were blessed to be able to replace his income in our first month, and we’ve never looked back!" There are numerous things that make Nickel & Suede unique. "Our idea for leather earrings had never before been executed in this way. We took the most classic, universal and flattering earring shape and made it with a material that actually gives it a function," she says. "We’ve made statement earrings comfortable. Most of our customers tell us they never wear anything else after trying our product." Customers trust that Nickel & Suede's quality products will elevate their style while still being functional and long-lasting. "We’ve been relentless in making the process scalable, high-qualFamily Owned and Operated since 1981

ity, and well done right here in Kansas City," Kilee says. "Last year, we moved out of our basement into a production building. We have over 20 local employees that do everything from making and shipping the product, working our store and answering customer service inquiries. We don’t ever plan on outsourcing production, and we’re proud of the unique quality factory environment we’ve created."  Earrings are their overall most popular item, but they also sell chokers, leather cuffs, rings and apparel. "Lip Gloss, Metallic Gold and Stone Cut-Outs are our most pop-

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ular earrings," she says. "Our London Tan Cut-Out earrings and London Tan Wrap Cuff are also best-sellers. This year we came out with our new shape, the Gem, and it has quickly moved into a best-seller spot in all colors." The Nickels' are proving the sky's the limit.

"We plan to continue changing lives with our leather earrings, but we’re also excited to add more product," Kilee says. "We see ourselves evolving into a lifestyle brand that could include everything from jewelry holders, more apparel, men’s products and even home goods. We’d love to expand our stores and open another location in Kansas City as well as other cities around the country." Shop at 111 N. Water St. in Liberty, Missouri, or shop online at NickelAndSuede.com

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rowing up in Eldon, Missouri, Shelia

explains. Jungmeyer handles the ins and

Jungmeyer, D.D.S, worked alongside

outs of running the dental business. Suresh,

her father in his heating and air condition-

a brilliant researcher at heart, is on the cut-

ing business all throughout high school and

ting edge in his knowledge of the latest tech-

watched her mother manage her own real

nology and procedures and is a member of a

estate brokerage. When it came time for her

multispecialty dental think tank. Nunemaker

to branch out on her own, Jungmeyer knew

is past president of the Missouri Dental

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Association and serves the community by

business acumen as well as the medical

providing dental care to those with limited

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Jungmeyer graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1992 and joined two experienced dentists—Dale Ewing, D.D.S, and Merle Nunemaker, D.D.S—in their dental practice for four years. In 1996, she opened her own practice in Lee’s Summit. In 2001, Jungmeyer moved her practice to its current

of Mercy (MOMOM).

“Together, we have it all,” Jungmeyer says. “The people you work with and the patients you work on are what makes this profession a joy.”

location at 246 NE Tudor Road in the Tudor

The three dentists see patients five days

Square offices across from Lee’s Summit

a week, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. They take

North High School. In 2012, she was joined

a late lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., so it’s con-

by Dhyanesh Suresh, D.D.S, and rejoined

venient for patients to schedule an appoint-

by Nunemaker. Together, the three form

ment over their noon to one p.m. lunch hour.

the dental practice Jungmeyer and Suresh

Services offered include general and cos-

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metic dentistry, dentures, implant restoration

The unique qualities and interests each

and appliances to reduce the incidence of

dentist brings to the practice creates a

snoring. New patients of all ages are wel-

well-balanced business trifecta, Jungmeyer

comed, and the practice accepts insurance.

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The key to a long and lasting smile is prevention and frequent maintenance visits, Jungmeyer says. “We want what’s best for the patient in the long term when we consider treatment,” Jungmeyer says. “You start out with perfect teeth, and we try to help you keep those intact as long as you can. Sometimes the most conservative approach is the best approach.” Jungmeyer appreciates the long-term patients that she has gotten to know in her more than 25 years of practice in Lee’s Summit. She still treats patients that she first saw in her second year of dental school at UMKC. Jungmeyer and her son and daughter are even taking pilot lessons from one patient, an 88-year-old flight instructor. Jungmeyer says her practice will continue to invest in the Lee’s Summit community as it grows. Jungmeyer and Suresh Dental Enterprises LLC is involved in the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, the Eastern Jackson County Dental Study Group, SPEAR dental education and Missouri Mission of Mercy. To make an appointment, call 816.554.1600.

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As we prepare for our 15th, Crystal Reflections, concert season, we would like to thank our many Business Sponsors and Friends of the Lee’s Summit Symphony for their continued and enthusiastic support! Please consider being a part of this celebratory season by supporting your Lee’s Summit Symphony with a donation or by purchasing season tickets today!

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GET TO KNOW LOCAL FASHION BLOGGER, BECKY HILLYARD

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contributor and the woman behind Cella Jane, a lifestyle and fashion blog which

showcases her personal style on a daily basis. Thousands of followers both local

and global go to Hillyard for fashion, beauty, motherhood and fitness advice; she offers inspiration to the everyday woman on the latest trends.   With a background in marketing, Hillyard used her experience managing social

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"I was really passionate about making imagery, ads and beautiful websites to attract people to the businesses," she says. "I worked from home, so I had the flexibility to explore my passion and start my blog in a part-time setting. I didn't go to school for fashion—I had just always loved it. I knew how to brand really well, so that's what helped me start off.” It's easy to see why readers of all ages can connect to Cella Jane.   "I share my life and what I've experienced with motherhood, my favorite health and fitness tips, and my family," Hillyard says. "I got married, had a baby and I shared it all on my blog, so it's not just fashion—it evolves as my life evolves. I think it's pretty relatable for women as they grow." Hillyard is all about family, with support and inspiration found right at home in Kansas City with her husband, Michael, and children, Sutton and Greyson. "My husband is my No. 1 supporter. He was the one that pushed me to get started, attend events and do certain things that were outside of my realm. He's a huge fan and does so much work, shooting about 60 percent of our content," she says. "As for as my children, they don't know they support me with it, but they do because they are a part of what I share. They teach me so much in life and in motherhood, and I get to share that with my readers. Doing fashion shoots with Sutton is my favorite—we get an excuse to dress up and go on mommy-daughter dates. My parents and sisters are very supportive as well. My sisters both loved the blog so much that they've started their own, and we're all supportive of each other. They're growing and learning from me, so it's fun working and sharing that similarity with them." Hillyard's focus is on attainable style, hand selecting each and every item with the everyday woman in mind.

"MY STYLE IS CASUAL CHIC, MORE SO ON THE CASUAL SIDE. I LIKE TO ADD UNEXPECTED THINGS, LIKE WEARING A REALLY NICE DRESS WITH SNEAKERS, OR THROWING ON A LEATHER JACKET OVER SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY FEMININE," HILLYARD SAYS. "I STILL LOVE HIGH-END, BUT WITH A CASUAL COOL MIX. IT'S NOT YOUR EVERYDAY LEGGINGS AND SWEATSHIRT OR JEANS AND A TOP, BUT IT'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT." Cella Jane has taken Hillyard many places. She has worked with fashion brands and labels including Nordstrom, Nike, Free People, Coach, Kendra Scott, Kate Spade and Macy’s, and has been featured in InStyle magazine, People StyleWatch and Marie Claire.    "When the opportunity presents itself, I love working with brands and going to

different destinations," she says. "I think it really opens up a lot more to my blog and my brand when I'm traveling or working with different brands." Blogging is a hobby for most, but for Hillyard, it's a serious business. CONTINUED >

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CELLA JANE (CON TI N U ED)

"The biggest misconception about the blog is that people think

passion, so it doesn't feel like like I'm working. When I'm having

it's just taking pictures and dressing up—that's maybe just 10 per-

to work late nights, it's what I enjoy, so I'm lucky to have that, and

cent of what my work entails," Hillyard explains. "A lot of it is produc-

lucky to have the readers and followers that I do."

ing, editing, creating content, emails and contracts with brands. I think people are starting to get that influencers are becoming more

Follow Cella Jane on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

relevant, and it's almost more important for influencers to share

Shop Hillyard's fashion favorites, beauty must-haves, hair essen-

products than commercials. It's 60-plus hours a week, but it's my

tials and Instagram looks online at CellaJane.com.

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Jet Couture Jewels ARTICLE MARY BURGER | PHOTOGRAPHY REBECCA PATTON FOR BECKLEY

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I

am Mary Burger, and I am the designer for Jet Couture Jewels. Jewelry designing is a creative process that involves imagination and visual artistry, the product of which can tell a story, evoke an emotion or offer a glimpse into the past that words cannot express.

My designs are a mix of classic, bohemian and eclectic styles,

and there are a number of factors that influence my work. I have a background in photography which continues to be a passion as well as an influence in my designs. My love of travel and being exposed to innovative, breathtaking and creative regions of the world has had a significant impact in my designs. The experience of exploring new cities, cultures and hidden alleys has allowed me to collect pieces as I go, and with that, many memories of my journeys.  From finding a cool piece of turquoise and vintage pawn silver in New Mexico to hanging out in San Francisco’s Chinatown and hunting for the unique antiques to navigating the streets of Paris, India and Italy, I am always drawing inspirational references from the sights, sounds and beauty around me.   Gemstones

are

a

very

important

element

in

my

designs. Precious or semi-precious,  I am always inspired by these natural wonders with their gorgeous vibrant colors, shapes and healing properties. Most of my jewelry includes one or more gemstones, which is why finding the right color combination and texture is imperative. I love dramatic and bold jewelry, but knowing that not everybody is a fan, I also enjoy the challenge of creating a delicate but strong piece as well.  The pearl, also known as the gem of the sea, is another staple in my work. I love that pearls can now be worn formal or casual or playful and edgy. Styling a juxtaposed look brings a neat twist to any ensemble, and combining pearls with turquoise and suede is a personal favorite of mine. Vintage jewelry is another passion, and I love to repurpose it and give it new life. I use these wonderful finds to blend a look that is fashionable and unique. I am in awe of the '50s and '60s era—the sophistication of the old Hollywood glitz look that is synonymous with glamour and elegance. My pieces are created by hand with the help of metal smiths and stringers, but I am the mind behind the design. From selecting the precious metals to sourcing the stones, crystals, suede and vintage heirlooms, it is exciting to watch from the beginning all of these components merge together to spring a concept to life. I am inspired by equestrian heritage and have introduced a new line of suede with gemstones and vintage heirlooms.  The earthy brown tones add a style that maintains a natural vibe and adds a touch of country cool. I have learned as a designer that I have to take chances and sometimes I fail, but usually, I learn from those failures, and my work is enhanced in the end. My designs also allow me to give back to my friends and my community that supports me. I hope that you like them as much as I enjoyed designing them.  For more information or to view more of Mary's work, please visit JetCoutureJewels.com or call 816.569.6544. instagram.com/jetcouturejewels/ facebook.com/Jetcouturejewelsstore/ September 2017 | Lee’s Summit Lifestyle

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Giving Back

Stephanie Vest FO U N DAT I O N

SHINING A PINK LIGHT IN DARKNESS

S

tephanie Vest was the quintessential stay-at-home mom who

hospital bills, and for food and travel. Vest died in December 2008

took pride in caring for her children and husband. She was a

but her tribulations birthed a remarkable foundation, the Stephanie

woman who embraced life with zeal and passion and loved her family

Vest Foundation, which emulates her beauty.

more than could be measured. An authentic, stylish and vivacious

According to Kim Casey, volunteer board member and commu-

woman, she found joy even when completing seemingly mundane

nications manager, the mission of the Stephanie Vest Foundation is

tasks such as laundry, which she made more pleasant by having her

clear: "To pay it forward to help those in need, just as friends and

laundry room painted a striking shade of hot pink.

strangers helped the Vest family during their crisis," she says.

But, when cancer made a swift and surprising visit in 2008, Vest,

"Without the love and support from the community, the Vest fam-

her husband Eric, and their three young children, Zach, Cole and

ily would have faced extreme financial difficulties during Stephanie's

Gracie were immersed in months of trials that would challenge their

extended illness. We are not curing cancer; our goal is more basic:

day-to-day lives. The mounting costs of her extended stay at the

We are keeping people in their home, with the utilities on, while they

Mayo Clinic along with the money needed to keep a house functional

go through treatment. Our mission is to bridge the gap when income

began to take a toll on the family.

is adversely affected from an extended leave of absence from work."

It wasn't until neighbors, friends and family united together and

Casey has been an active volunteer board member since 2008

organized the first Pink Laundry 5K that the Vests were able to focus

and she explains that what makes this organization unique is that

on Stephanie’s health and not the escalating needs of maintaining a

they offer instant financial relief for families in need, which makes a

home. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this run went to the

significant impact in the community. Every donation received goes

family which they were able to use to pay the mortgage, utility and

directly to the families.

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ARTICLE ADRIANE TAYLOR The foundation is a true not-for-profit agency powered by a volunteer board. It pays no salaries and operates on a minimal overhead budget. Since 2012, they have provided more than  $235,000 in assistance to those in the Kansas City area and have helped more than 100 families. People who are in danger of losing a house or a vehicle have found respite within the organization. In turn, there are many testimonies that elucidate the essence of the foundation and how it empowers people. "When cancer hits, it also destroys you financially. I had not accrued enough time at my job to get any paid time off," Lori Baerg, a Lee's Summit resident and breast cancer survivor, says. "Fourteen weeks of surgery and recovery without a paycheck took its toll. I think I was more worried about making the bills than the trauma my body was going through. That's where this amazing foundation stepped in. This is not an ordinary nonprofit. This is a group of people  who offer a bridge of support and help during a time when life is very unclear and scary. They've been there.  They get it. It wasn't just the help with the mortgage—it was their kindness that made the impact of the gift all the more surreal." The Stephanie Vest Foundation honors Vest’s love for people by providing hope in a time of need. Casey would like to raise awareness to the fact that many American families are just one major illness away from a financial disaster, which is why the organization's efforts are so imperative and there are many ways the community can get involved. The foundation has two major fundraisers: The Pink Laundry 5K, held the first Sunday in October and the Pink Friday Trivia Night. Currently, the foundation is looking for items and services to be donated to the Pink Friday Trivia Night Silent Auction, which will be held Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Stoney Creek Hotel in Independence. Monetary donations, which are tax deductible, can also be made year-round by visiting the website.This year’s 5k will be Oct. 1st with a start time of 8 am at Summit Fair Shopping Center. Sign up at pinklaundry.org to register. Families seeking assistance are asked to complete a grant process. To be eligible for a grant, one must live in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Please visit StephanieVest.com for more information. 

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Realty Report

Lee’s Summit Realty Report

Subdivision

BDRM F/B H/B

Architecture

Plan

Price Original

Price Sale

Bridlewood

4

2

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$275,700

$275,700

Ash Grove

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$289,900

$284,900

Meadows Of Winterset

4

4

1

A-Frame

2 Stories

$310,000

$304,900

Summit Wood

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$325,000

$323,000

Fountains at Raintree

3

2

0

Traditional

Ranch

$319,900

$319,900

Oaks Ridge Meadows

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$364,500

$325,000

Belmont Farms

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$344,900

$347,000

Winterset Park

4

3

1

A-Frame

2 Stories

$347,500

$347,500

Bent Tree Bluff

4

5

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$350,000

$300,000

Fairfield Woods

3

3

0

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$370,000

$345,000

Lakewood

5

4

0

Traditional

2 Stories

$364,999

$365,000

Raintree Lake

3

3

0

Traditional

Ranch

$375,000

$360,000

Villas of Parkwood

4

3

0

Spanish, Traditional

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

$389,950

$380,000

Oaks Ridge Meadows

5

4

1

Colonial

2 Stories

$389,900

$375,000

Lakewood

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$390,000

$380,000

Dalton's Ridge

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$439,950

$430,000

Park Ridge Summit

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$439,900

$440,000

Eagle Creek

5

4

0

Traditional

2 Stories

$404,290

$444,634

Saddlebrook

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$450,000

$420,000

Winterset Valley

4

3

1

1.5 Stories

$469,950

$459,900

Mill Creek Of Summit Mill

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$461,863

$461,863

Woodland Shores

5

4

1

Contemporary, Traditional

1.5 Stories

$600,000

$565,000

Monticello

4

3

2

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$641,700

$641,700

Lake Winnebago

5

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$695,000

$635,000

Lakewood

5

4

2

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$1,250,000

$1,100,000

Information obtained from Comparative Market Analysis for 04-01-16 through 04-30-16.

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Lifestyle Calendar

September SEPTEMBER 8-14 GREASE STARLIGHT Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Enjoy a performance under the stars at Starlight. For tickets and more information, visit KCStarlight.com.

SEPTEMBER 10 CARNIVAL FOR CASA PARADISE PARK Join Jackson County CASA and Paradise Park for the 11th  Annual Carnival for CASA. Activities include children’s entertainers The Jack Snaps, a hamster ball, face painters, hair designers, balloon artists,  bounce houses, F’Real ice  cream shakes, Home Depot workshops, a photo booth, Royals mascot Sluggerrr, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Lego station, popcorn, cotton candy, goody bags and more. 

SEPTEMBER 13 GET YOUR CURVE ON | BRIDAL FASHION SHOW 3RD AND DOUGLAS Gather your girlfriends for KC’s first-ever bridal fashion show for curvy

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SEPTEMBER 14 2017 PICCADILLY GALA THE PAVILION AT JOHN KNOX VILLAGE The Piccadilly Gala is an annual ladies night out auction benefiting Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street. This event is limited to the first 500 women and features an upscale catered dinner, cash bar, silent auction, contests and the one-of-a-kind Piccadilly auction. Proceeds from the evening go toward the revitalization efforts of historic downtown Lee’s Summit. Tickets: $60

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SEPTEMBER 22-24 THE 86TH ANNUAL PLAZA ART FAIR COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is

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SEPTEMBER 28 DOWNTOWN MOVIE NIGHTS: "THE PRINCESS BRIDE" CITY HALL PLAZA Downtown Lee's Summit is hosting downtown movie nights. The featured presentation is "The Princess Bride." Bring your blankets, chairs and picnics to enjoy the movie.

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Parting Thoughts

Homemade

Peanut Butter Pumpkin

Dog Biscuits INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter 1/2 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin puree 1 cup water 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 3 cups of whole wheat flour

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 3. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, pumpkin, flour, water and coconut oil. There is no need to melt the coconut oil, solid is fine. 4. Mix until all ingredients are combined. 5. Knead the dough until it forms a big ball. 6. Flatten the dough ball either with your fingers or with a rolling pin. Spread the dough out to approximately 1/4-inch in thickness. 7. Press your cookie cutter into the dough and cut out the biscuit. 8. Place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. 9. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes. 10. Cool on wire rack. 11. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months. If your dog has a wheat sensitivity, you can switch out the flour to an oat, rice or coconut flour. The consistency may just be a little different. Recipe from ProudDogMom.com. 50

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