Hi there, I’m Adrienne. Welcome to Midwestern Belle!

Born and raised in Kansas City, I started Midwestern Belle in 2011 during a trip to Texas as a way to share pictures and stories from the Lone Star State. Since then, it’s evolved into a platform to share my life in the Heartland.


Here, I share my favorite family recipes, places and ramblings about life.

I also travel quite a bit for work, and I chronicle all of my travels here on Midwestern Belle! You can find them here.

My relationship with Christ is the most important thing in my life. I can’t imagine going through life without that foundation and relationship. I would feel very lost and lonely! While sharing the Midwest is such an honor, this is truly my “temporary home.”


True story: I once Googled, “How to get your cat into modeling.”

When I’m not working, taking pictures, cooking, or spending time with my friends/family/cat (yes, I’m a crazy cat lady!), I volunteer at a horse rescue. So, if you’re looking for a new friend, consider adopting from a local shelter. There are so many animals out there that need good homes!

You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

19 thoughts on “About

  1. elizabeth

    Cute blog, friend! Clearly, the days of denim-on-denim are far behind us. You are truly the Audrey Hepburn of the Plains. Love & miss you!

  2. Jim Sanfilippo

    Thanks for the website it is very informative, we are just visiting from Oregon and I wanted to checkout a few BBQ joints in the KC Area

      1. Jim Sanfilippo

        Went to RibCrib Gates and Oklahoma Joes, really wanted to try Arthur Bryants and Jack Stacks, but just did not make it. Well maybe in a year or two next time.

  3. Rstc Grma

    Hmmmm, you owe me a new mouse as your picture in white with the hot belt melted MY mouse! If you don’t get to make a “fun” trip to N.Y. you can always come to Colorado, we won’t make you wash dishes…too often!

  4. Paul Corsa

    If you ever want an interesting road trip, try Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairview, Ohio (Cincinatti)- the place is 4 to 5 times larger than a Sams or Costco with Produce, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Gourmet foods, Wine,Cheeses, And Gourmet Cookware. They have 6 aisles of hot sauce and BBQ rubs alone!.They also offer Cooking Classes- both hands on and watch & taste types. Nearby is the Kitchen Aid Refurb store,where great bargans can be had, FYI. We just did our annual road trip from the Detroit area down to shop at both locations.

  5. Maggie

    There really is nothing like the Midwest. Sure, it has it’s not-so-desirable aspects, but so does every other area of the planet! I’ve traveled quite a bit, and Wiscon (where I was born and raised) always feels like home. 🙂 I’m glad someone’s blogging about it!

  6. Monette

    You are absolutely beautiful.. I just found your blog today and I miss being home in Texas. I reside in Washington state and miss the Southern hospitality of people. I plan on visiting your site to see where you have been. Keep up the beautiful writing and photos.

    1. Midwestern Belle Post author

      Thank you so much for the sweet compliments! I’m so glad you came across Midwestern Belle and are enjoying my blog. Hope you can get back to Texas soon, even if it’s just for a visit 🙂

  7. Julie Galloway

    City Priss,Country Sis- I love it! I just checked it out your blog for the first time tonight because my mom told me how much she enjoyed it! Keep the posts coming. And what brought you to Wyoming? You know that is just 90 short minutes from Utah!

    1. Midwestern Belle Post author

      Aw thanks friend!! Miss you! We were in Wyoming for Frontier Days…SO pretty out there! Hope Utah is treating you well, and let me know if you’re back in KC anytime…I’d love to catch up!

  8. Mom

    Adrienne, You’re beautiful inside and out, and are the best “Belle” the Midwest could ever have! I love your Mason Jar post about “shopping” in G’ma’s attic. We’re pretty lucky she puts up with us doing that!


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