We create fervor.
coffee is for closers
who Mike Farag, Fervor Creative
fav coffee shop
the story The Roasterie Cafe is a sweet little local coffee shop in Brookside MO. Danny O'Neill and his crew always light me up with some of the best coffee they can find. These guys know coffee, they love it, seriously love it. Danny started roasting beans in his basement over 15 years ago and now his coffee is still air-roasted the same way but is sold in thousands of locations (in addition to his basement). Their cafe is really a great place to work and socialize and it's so laid back that I once feel asleep there, seriously.Tweet
raw denim for rock stars
who Josh Jackaway, Fervor Client (Restore Community Church)
fav i love denim
the story Most people put on their jeans every day and think very little about it. I wear the same jeans every single day and obsess about it. Dry denim, or raw denim, is the process of taking a single pair of unwashed, dark blue jeans and wearing them religiously, without washing them, every day to break them in and destroy them. In doing so the indigo begins to wear down on the places unique to the individual. Over the course of a year you "create" a pair of jeans unlike anyone else.Tweet
the power of laughter
who Kira Montouri, Fervor Client (Spofford)
the story Life happens all the time… there's just no skirting around it. But nothing compares to the "can't make a sound cause I'm laughing too hard" moments in my life. I don't even remember how I get there or what it was that set it off, but I long for those moments with friends, family, my children and even strangers who accidently happen upon the instant where I make a complete fool of myself. Yes, those are the hang onto moments. So laugh people, laugh often, laugh long and hard… it's good for your soul and the strangers too.Tweet
who ever said guns can't be fun
who Kip Crawford, Fervor Client (Crawford Financial)
fav Hunting Bucks
the story Busy schedules need downtime. The silence, the solitude and just the beauty of being outside in nature by myself or with my boys is what I truly enjoy, even if it means a leg cramp or two.Tweet
not in kansas anymore
who Nicole Swanson, Fervor Creative Designer
fav Historic Downtown Liberty, MO
the story Six years ago, my husband and I were searching for our first house, we found ourselves looking in downtown Liberty. We fell in love with a 1920s bungalow just off the town square in the downtown retail district. We settled in, not looking for or expecting more from our neighborhood than a comfortable place to live that fit our design aesthetic. But slowly we were drawn in, first it was the brunch place, Ginger Sue's, that opened and featured the best pancakes on earth. Then the much-anticipated Los Compas that brought chips and salsa within walking distance and Crepes on the Square, where you can find my son and I every Tuesday after preschool. Then a neighbor down the street got my husband involved in the organization that cheerleads and promotes downtown's revitalization and they heard he had a wife who could design stuff. Many volunteer hours later, my husband and I and our four-year-old son are hometown cheerleaders...loving and appreciating that which is locally-owned, grassroots and run by people we know and love.Tweet
breakin out the kicks
who Mike Evans, Fervor Client (Discover Church)
fav Check-it. Best. Shoes. Ever.
the story It's hard to find a shoe that one can wear for all occasions-kicking the ball around with the kids, heading out on a date with the wife, working the crowd at church. These kicks will do for any and all circumstances. That's why when you see me, I'm typically rolling in them. They just work for me.Tweet
the artist within
who John Dunne, Fervor Creative
fav The Arts Incubator of Kansas City
the story Quick, think of the five best "Art Cities" in America.
I am going to go out on a limb and wager that Kansas City didn't make your list. It's ok—a lot of people would probably agree with you. But before you make that list concrete, consider these six words; The Arts Incubator of Kansas City. Nestled in KCMO's rapidly growing Crossroads Art District, The Arts Incubator is an organization that serves a community of over two-dozen resident artists working in the same space—both collaboratively and independently. There is some truly great talent in that building (18th and Wyandottte), and you should definitely see what it is all about.
B is for Boulevard
who Jon Stutzman, Fervor Creative
fav Boulevard Brewing Co.
the story Hands down the best beer on the planet! This company gives guided tours on how they produce this fine product and at the end you get a wonderful sampling of all their flavors. If you haven't experienced the smooth rich flavor of Boulevard Wheat, do yourself a favor and pick some up. You won't be disappointed.Tweet
The Black Box
who Tommy Bowman, Fervor Client (Mission Church)
the story This is most powerful black box to ever fit in your hand. If you're like me, you not only want to hear your music but you want to see it as well. When I want find any song in my library and the world's library and play it in any room in my house, Apple TV is my answer. Stream family photos and home movies, Apple TV. Watch the latest movies and television episodes, Apple TV. Soon, you'll find this device on the conference table at my next creative planning meeting.Tweet
True brain candy
who Patrick O'Connell, Fervor Client (Restore Community Church)
the story Ideaspotting is a great little book that packs a punch. I am a creative kind of guy. I have ideas for just about everything. The key is trying to discern between mundane ideas and those that given enough attention might turn into something magical. This book helped me learn to spot the next BIG IDEA in my ministry and my personal life. True brain candy and definitely worth the investment of your time.
Ideaspotting - Amazon.com