How we spent our Valentine’s Day

We love being home together on Valentine’s Day. Typically, we spend the evening cooking together while listening 80’s love songs and then enjoy a nice dinner by candlelight. This year, our Valentine’s Day celebration started a bit earlier in the day, as we were invited to give a lunch presentation to the PEP (People Encouraging People) […]

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National Plan For Vacation Day

Why you should plan for vacation days

Get this. In 2016, Americans left more than 662 million vacation days unused. Let that sink for in a minute. Six hundred, sixty-two, million PAID VACATION DAYS were left on the table. Does that not just sound absolutely ridiculous? Like many career-minded people, I was a work martyr, too, and didn’t always use all of the […]

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Postcard Jar travel blog

Where we’re headed in 2018

Some people make resolutions on New Year’s Day. Not us. We make reservations. It has become a bit of a tradition for us to sit in bed on New Year’s morning, sip mimosas and finalize vacation plans for the year. The best part of the day is when I get to click the, “complete booking” […]

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Postcard Jar's Best of 2017 Part 2

Best of 2017 [part 2]: Our pics for best food, museums, views, and experiences

In Best of 2017 [part 1] we posted our picks for best attraction, show, new place, and people. Today, we’re back to share some of the best food, museums, views, and experiences from our year in travel. Best food – Chicken fried steak at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile (Pawhuska, Oklahoma) Chicken fried steak is a […]

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Postcard Jar's Best of 2017 Part 1

Best of 2017 [part 1]: Our picks for best attraction, show, new place, and people

It is -6 degrees today where we live in Crete, Nebraska. Church was cancelled. We’re still in our jammies. And we’re not going outside. Instead, we’re pouring a second cup of coffee, cranking the heat up, and reminiscing about some of our favorite travel experiences from 2017. So, snuggle up in a blanket, grab a […]

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Ann and Steve Teget of Postcard Jar

A gift from Nebraska Tourism and the most popular post from our home state

Yesterday we received a nice surprise in the mail from the Nebraska Tourism Commission Staff. As a thank-you for our help spreading the word about Nebraska’s tourism industry, they sent us two beautiful calendars and each page included … wait for it … a postcard! What a nice idea and a thoughtful gift. We enjoyed […]

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All about Kristin Chenoweth, page caches, and a Pawhuska post (say that 10 times)

Let me just tell you about our weekend.  After a busy Halloween week filled with college ministry, cooking, trick-or-treaters, doctor’s appointments, and blogging, we finished a loooooooong post about 70+ things to do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, on Thursday, posted it, and headed to Lincoln for a night out with friends and family. We had a […]

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National Indian Taco Championship

Yes, we’re going to be celebrity judges at the National Indian Taco Championship!

Between the two of us, we’ve got some interesting titles on our resumes. Sports writer, lifeguard, vice president of public relations, athletic director, lobbyist, middle school principal, travel writers, and bloggers. And now, we get to add … wait for it … celebrity judges for the National Indian Taco Championships in Pawhuska, Oklahoma! That’s right, […]

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His boxes and our bags are packed

Today was Steve’s last day of work as middle school principal at Crete Public Schools. You can read all about his decision to move on to something new HERE. At the end of the day, he packed up the last of his personal belongings from his office while I was home packing for our next […]

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Our first cover story!

How cool is this? My college alma mater, the University of Nebraska – Kearney, just featured one of my photographs and our travel blog on the cover of its alumni magazine, UNK Today! It was so nice to see the story posted online today and we are looking forward to getting the hard copy in […]

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