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2018 - Dec

ttn logoDecember, 2018: Welcome to my latest adventure!

Kim Schultz

Tis the season to be jolly! Or maybe just really busy! I have no clue where November went. Some years, see long and then you have 2018 which seems like it flew by! New things are coming in 2019! It is time for a change! The more sponsors we find, the more things we can do! 

Kim's Excellent Adventures!

I will call this month, the month that just flew by!


Trip to Dallas - My final trip of 2018! I miss my friends in all the other states!!  Most of the time I travel, I take my lap top and work most of the time! I am just lucky that much of my work can be done anywhere!!               

Supper Club: Our Sixth supper club was at The Burger Stand. We had new faces this time! I love meeting new people! I had a corn dog and fries! Our next one is at The Pennant and will be an Ugly Sweater party! I acutally made this one public so more people can show off their ugly sweaters!

Thanksgiving - It was just our family again this year plus my Aunt Marylin. 

Voted - I hope you did too!

Social Butterflies From Kansas closing in on 1000 likes!  - We are getting closer! Come on and like our page!! Whey are we not there yet!!!

AWE  - I was a speaker this month. I not only talked about The Topeka Newsletter website, I also talked about my life! How I got here! I didn't take the easy path! I fought for what I have and fight every day to get people to work together and help Topeka!!

Beerfest - Not something you normally do in Topeka in November! It was a bit cold but there was still a nice crowd!

NOEL  - Frank was picked as one of the three locals to be in the show!

Black Friday Shopping! I actually went shopping with Chelsea Thanksgiving Evening and then with Dawn on Friday! We went to a few stores, grabbed lunch and just spent time with each other! I love my high school, life long friends!

Game Night with the Social Butterflies  - This was a first public event!

Movie Night - I met my friend Mike in KC for dinner at Culvers and then we went to see Bohemian Rhapsody at The Legends! Loved the movie!  When we arrived, there were tons of people, live music, Santa, Giveaways and other entertainment. After the movie we realized they were lighting the Christmas in the middle of the fountain!

Friends Brunch - My friend Kerrice has a woman's brunch every year! This year it moved from the Sunflower House to her own house! What a cool house! So many new and old friends gather with way too much food and beverages of course!!

I worked a lot this month! It takes me awhile to adjust to cold and dreary weather! December looks like it might be a little more fun!

To locate restaurants and local businesses you can search everything Topeka. We will begin to spotlight local businesses though!! Stay tuned for more fun stuff!!

Coming soon my monthly video Diary!!

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The View from My NOTO Studio

Barbara Waterman Peters


View from my Studio

By Barbara Waterman-Peters

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Barbara Waterman-Peters

We have stumbled into a gorgeous autumn with its lovely colors, startlingly blue sky and chilly nights. On gray days blessed with rain the colors are even richer as though just applied to paper with a juicy wash of watercolor. Leaves are dropping and scattering in the wind, their hues fading all too soon.

The light changes in the fall. It is sharper—great for painting—as it aims itself through my window.

Autumn is my favorite time of year because it brings my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, and its colors are breathtaking.  Somehow nature is closer to us when trees shower us with leaves and warn us of approaching winter. It is a time for reflection and preparation.

At the moment, I am reflecting on current projects and ideas for them surround me like leaves tossed by the wind. Their colors will disappear if I fail to rake them in quickly.

“Clay & Paint: Bradley, Peters, & BW-P”

Two ceramic artists and one painter will show works that address different ways to approach the surface of an object. Opening First Friday October 5 from 4:00-8:30 PM, the show will run through November in conjunction with the Kansas Artist Craftsman Association Conference November 16-17.

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New to Downtown

do it downtown topeka

We want to highlight the downtown progress and dedication of downtown businesses!

Coming in 2019 we will try to highlight different businesses that are new, survived the renovation, or have been in downtown for years!








New Businesses

A Ha Moment Marketing

Andrea Ard


A Ha Moment


Tequillas - Reopened

Brookwood Shopping Center


4 Guys Bar & Grill

Brookwood Shopping Center

2833 B 29th St

Topeka, Kansas


 Soul Fire Nutrition

Brookwood Shopping Center


39 West Gallery

909 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66608



Gourmet Treats Topeka


Essentia Salon & Spa

5900 SW Huntoon St. Ste A2

Topeka, KS 66604



Total Fit Body Boot Camp

 5626 SW 29th St

Topeka, KS 



Gun Garage & Shooting Range

2120 NE Meriden Rd, Topeka, KS 66608




Pizzeria Via Family Dining

738 SW Gage Blvd


Pizzeria Via Family Dining offers hand crafted and stone baked pizza, salads, grinders, wraps, wings and we also serve a variety of alcoholic beverages.


Hidden Hill Farms of Kansas

7320 SW Indian Hills Rd

Auburn, KS 66402

COMING in June 2018

Wedding and Event Venue


Kim and Robins Journey to Internet Stardom

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Like our Facebook Page:

Like our Youtube Channel:

Twitter: @ButterfliesKS

We are so excited to be famous!!!

We are looking for businesses who would like to have the Social Butterflies Visit during their Trending Tuesday Lives on Facebook!

We can't wait to help make your business, internet famous!!









Keith the Critic

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The Possession of Hannah Grace

 Three out of Four Stars

3 out of 4 stars

hannahgraceHannah Grace as played by Kirby Johnson whose exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the young womans life. Months later, morgue worker Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) takes delivery of a disfigured body during the graveyard shift. With her locked inside the basement corridors, Megan's horrifying visions soon lead her to believe that the body is possessed by a demonic force.

Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars is great in her part as an ex-cop who just of got out of rehab to work the graveyard shift in the hospital morgue.  Kirby Johnson was great as Hannah Grace, her performances really stood out as both the victim and as the demon. There were outstanding special effects that were perfectly employed along with the performances.




Green Book

 Four out of Four Stars

4 out of 4 stars

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A working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. The film plays on the segregation era to build the relationship between the protagonists. Mahershala Ali's character Helps Viggo write love letters to his wife, played by Linda Cadellini, and her friends are constantly impressed with the letters and press thier own spouses to write letters the same way. 


This should be nominated for best film, best director, best actor, best supporting actor, and best actress, best writing. this film is one of the best films I have seen this year. A good film for the family, and a good perspective on segragation and racism in the 60's. 




Ralph Breaks The Internet

 Four out of Four Stars

4 out of 4 stars


Ralph Breaks InternetDirector Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. A superior sequel which was nominated for best animated feature in the Golden Globes. 


I think this film is better than the first. Amazing animation, excelent cast, John C. Reilly, Sarah Siverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Lynch, Ed O'Neill, Alfred Molina, Alan Tudyk. Excelent Direction by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. A perfect family film that only gets better with each viewing. I suggest seeing it in 3D, but 2D is just as entertaining.





Creed 2

 3 and half stars

3 1/2 out of 4 stars


 Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is traing heavyweight contender Adonis Creed to face off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. Creed 2


The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa is originaly reluctant to serve as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed as he prepares to go head to head with the son of the boxer that took his fathers life. 


This is more than just a boxing film as the characters all deal with personal expeiriances such as honoring you parents, preparing for parenthood, and developing relationships and friendships. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren and Brigitte Nielsen are all great and story is wonderfully writen. 




The Rider

 One half star

1 1/2 out of 4 stars 


The RiderBased on his a true story, THE RIDER is about Brady Jandreau (Brady Blackburn) forced to end his rodeo circuit days after being warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. After taking on a regular job at a grocery store he is recognozed by fans wondering when he will compete again. Thus begining his search for new meaning to his life. 


This movie was very well writen, and looked promising, however some of the acting was subpar. I wouldn't suggest this film unless it was free or on cable. I would recomend Urban Cowboy over this film. 



Boy Erased 

 Four out of Four Stars

4 out of 4 stars

This film tells the true story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) as being gay at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum, To please boyerased 745 420his parents he attends conversion therapy rather than be shunned by the community. 


Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, and Joel Edgerton should all be nominated for best Actors and Actress, they were all phenominal in their roles. Joel Edgerton should also be nominated for best writer and director, for his work is amazing. Go watch this film it will not dissapoint you. This film is one of the top 10 films I have seen this year.


Talk About Topeka LIVE


Some of October shows!



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This website is a prototype for an idea that I have been working on for ten years! It is continually changing and I hope to make this the main site for anyone that wants to find something in Topeka to use.

It is being built with those who live in Topeka and the surrounding area but not limited to them.

There are 4 sections to this website.

  1. The Topeka Newsletter is the first part.  It is going through some major overhaul since most of the information can now be found in a better organized manner on the website.  This is free for any locally owned business to use to promote their business.
  2. The Community Calendar is actually the most important part of this website, right now.  Each community should be informed on what is going on. This doesn't just mean the bar scene. When I say informed, I mean fundraisers, sports, daily food and drink specials, sales, entertainment, recreation and anything else going on.  This calendar tries to include anything that the public is invited to. There is no charge to include your events.  We enter all the events so it saves business owners time. They just need to send us the information and we will take it from there.
  3. Everything Topeka is a plethora of information compiled in a map based program.  Here you can search and find different venues in different categories. You can pick one or all categories to search. This search will not find information that is not on the map though so you will need to use the website search function also. It is free to be listed with a simple profile and an affordable way to enhance your listing.
  4. Everything Else is more businesses that are not listed in the Map feature. There is a guide page that actually will lead you in the right direction.  It is free to be listed with a simple profile and an affordable way to enhance your listing.


We have 2 different search bars.  We use a program called Hot Spot and it does not integrate with the rest of the website at this time.  So you will need to use both places if you can't find what you are looking for.  Search Articles option will search everything but the maps. It even includes the calendar.



Highlight Your Business

Highlight Your business


This section will be for businesses who would like to highlight their business. If you would like to highlight your business, please contact Andrea Ard, with A Ha Moment Marketing!







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