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Holidays are the perfect time of year to welcome friends and family into your home! Whether you’ll have company staying with you, or you’re on to host a holiday party, we’ve pulled together a few quick holiday entertaining tips to help!

holiday entertaining tipsOvernight Guests

It’s a busy season, and having overnight guests can add to your to-do list. But, keeping things simple can help manage the stress. Have a few ideas in your back pocket to keep everyone entertained – these ideas are great for a group to go out and do or as suggestions for your guests to explore our great city on their own!

As for preparing your home, it’s nice to provide fresh linens and have toiletries available for use. And, if you have time to clear a drawer or add some extra hangers, that’s great, too! Show your guests around when they arrive – if they feel comfortable to help themselves, that’s even easier for you!

Quick Meals

We all spend extra time in the kitchen this time of year, but every meal doesn’t need to be a fancy spread! Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests by planning ahead for a few easy meals. Think of food that feeds a crowd – lasagna/bread/salad, chili/toppings/cornbread, soups/sandwiches or a taco bar! Meals like these often provide leftovers that make for quick lunches, too. A win-win!

If you want to keep it REALLY simple, carry in! You can place orders ahead with restaurants like Olive Garden, your favorite Chinese restaurants and more. This is a good option if guests want to contribute to a meal as well. Everyone can chip in and have a yummy meal with little effort!

Fun Apps & Drinks

Appetizers are also perfect for holiday entertaining! In fact, you can make a meal out of a few apps, salad/soup and a sweet for your guests. For those of you hosting holiday parties or attending events and need to bring an app, check out these quick snacks – from hot appetizer options to nacho recipes, you’ll find something that catches your eye!

And don’t forget about drinks! Have a variety available to guests, including mixers and fun non-alcohol options. If you’re feeling extra festive, here are some signature holiday drinks to consider! We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Canaan Lake

This Canaan Lake beauty is ready for you to call home! Built in 2014, this 4-bedroom/2.1-bath residence at 4717 Canaan Lake Circle is open and spacious with high ceilings and generous amounts of natural light. This unique home is located just minutes from Cerner’s Campus, as well as Children’s Mercy Park and The Legends.

Canaan Lake   Canaan Lake

Stunning polished concrete floors greet you on entry and flow throughout the main level, accentuating the clean and crisp feel of the space. The high-end kitchen boasts an oversized island, lots of counter and cabinet space, a double oven, walk-in pantry and Thermador appliances. The open concept is well-suited for entertaining across the main level and onto the back patio. The covered concrete outdoor space feels secluded and quiet. It sits at the edge of the peaceful wooded backyard. There is room for an outdoor dining and a seating area, or an exterior living space set up.

Canaan Lake   Canaan Lake

Canaan Lake   Canaan Lake

All bedrooms feature hardwood floors and treed views from the windows. The luxurious master bath features heated tile floors, a freestanding tub, glass shower and long counter with double sink bowls. Sleek lighting throughout the home complements the modern style. Neutral color tones will support a variety of décor choices. Many outlets in the home offer USB ports. For convenience, the home includes a central vacuum system.

Canaan Lake   Canaan Lake

Canaan Lake   Canaan Lake

Canaan Lake   4717 Canaan Lake Circle

Canaan Lake   

The home operates on a zone heating and cooling system to promote comfort and efficiency. A Nest Learning Thermostat is in place, as is Google Fiber. An unfinished walkout basement is stubbed for a bathroom and stands to provide additional living space with your finishing touch!

Canaan Lake

Canaan Lake   Canaan Lake


The home sits near calm Piper Lake, providing a tranquil environment away from busy daily life. Take an aerial tour of the property, then contact Majid Ghavami at 913.980.2434 for your private tour. You can always reach a member of BGG at 913.402.2599.

solar eclipse kansas cityLooking forward to the solar eclipse Kansas City?!?! On Monday, August 21 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. This is an exciting event in our area, and a once-in-a-lifetime event for many! We hope you have an opportunity to participate in viewing – either in person or through a broadcast. We also encourage you to take time before Monday to review guidelines from NASA to ensure you participate safely.

The glasses we provided are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard and were from one of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) reputable vendors list. Please check solar glasses you intend to wear to ensure they meet these standards. Here is additional information from our vendor. (We have distributed our full supply.)

Solar Eclipse Kansas City

If you are unable to view in person, or have safety concerns, you can experience this unique event online. NASA will offer Eclipse Live Stream Monday. Be safe and enjoy!

whitney meinersJoin us in welcoming Whitney Meiners to our team! Whitney brings a strong sense of community pride to Bradshaw Group, as well as a natural ability to put clients first. A long-time Kansas City resident, Whitney received her Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. and her Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction at University of Missouri, Kansas City. Whitney went on to complete her Juris Doctor degree at Washburn University in Topeka. Her prior work experience ranges from legal case work and mediation to development for area non-profits.

Whitney’s enthusiasm for Kansas City and its myriad communities, combined with the excitement of home ownership for others, led her to embark on a career in real estate in 2017 when she joined our team. As a home owner and real estate investor, Whitney shares her skills as a trained advisor, advocate and mediator to help our clients invest in real estate. Her legal and mediation training taught Whitney to be a focused listener and fierce, yet fair advocate. You will find Whitney’s business approach to be direct and client focused. Her hometown pride is contagious and Whitney is excited to help more people make the Kansas City area their hometown! She is licensed to represent you in both Kansas and Missouri.

Whitney lives with her husband, Gerard, in Kansas City, Mo. The couple enjoys supporting locally-owned restaurants and businesses around their neighborhood in the Waldo and Brookside communities. Whitney has worked with a variety of local non-profit organizations both in professional roles, and as a volunteer. Whitney has shared her time and talents as a volunteer for Heartland Therapeutic Riding and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). We hope you’ll reach out to Whitney soon or keep her in mind for your future real estate needs! You can reach her at or 913.669.4624.

Prairie Highlands

Looking at Olathe homes for sale? Come tour this NEW Prairie Highlands – The Greens listing right away! Located at 25826 W 143rd Terrace, this 4-bedroom/4.1-bath home offers a light and bright open floorplan with popular finish selections. A finished daylight basement features new carpet and good storage space as well!

Olathe Homes for Sale  Olathe Homes for Sale

This 2-story home has so much to offer from a fabulous location! For starters, it offers a golf course view of Prairie Highlands Golf Course – a par 72, 7,100-yard golf course surrounded by native prairie. This tight-knit community is close to a nearby new business development, and community amenities include:  an exercise trail, an awesome neighborhood pool, play area and party room! Neutral paint tones and white woodwork, paired with large windows enhance the light and bright feel of this home!

Olathe Homes for Sale  Olathe Homes for Sale

Hardwoods flow on entry throughout the beautiful eat-in kitchen. A back staircase makes good use of the main floor space. Built-in shelves, columns and arched doorways add a custom touch. A walk-in pantry offers plenty of storage! Stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, stay with the home.

Olathe Homes for Sale  Olathe Homes for Sale

Entertain in the open space – and take advantage of the butler’s pantry/bar! A fire place in the living room features a flat screen mount above. The spa-like master bath boasts heated tile floors, a walk-in double shower, double sinks and whirlpool and walk-in closet. The laundry is located on the second level for convenience. Extended living space is available in the finished lower level. Perfect for game nights or movies and watch parties!

Olathe Homes for Sale  Olathe Homes for Sale

Olathe Homes for Sale  Olathe Homes for Sale

OLathe homes for sale: Location & schools

The large, fenced backyard is flat and great for kids and pets! Enjoy coffee or evening cocktails from the patio. For families with school-age children, students in the neighborhood attend Clearwater Creek Elementary, Oregon Trail Middle School and the brand NEW state-of-the-art Olathe West!! The home is just a short drive from Lake Olathe, for those who enjoy time outdoors walking, fishing or picnicking. It is also convenient to Old 56 Highway for commute access.

Call Majid at 913.980.2434 for your tour today! You can always reach a member of BGG at 913.402.2599. Thanks for looking!