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I’ve Got the Blues

I’ve Got the Blues

But in a good way!  Today I am wearing my “I Love Helena” t-shirt because I am getting really excited about heading down to the King Biscuit Blues Festival October 8-11 in Helena, Arkansas. Over the weekend I learned about “Japanese Blues” at a Japanese Festival. That was really interesting, but I couldn’t understand what she was saying. Then, a friend shared this video of this two year old singing the blues. Very entertaining, but I couldn’t understand him … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Travel

A Trail of Two Cities

A Trail of Two Cities

I want to share with you a trail of two cities.  There’s action and adventure, drama and suspense, and probably some humor if you bring a funny friend. The story begins over at Only in Arkansas, where I have a post up all about the Arkansas River Trail.  It’s a great place to ride with friends or family, whether you opt for the entire loop or just a small section.  I’ve split the trail into four … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Fitness, Guest Blogger, Health & Fitness, Things to Do in Central Arkansas, Travel

AWBU ’14 Conference: Why You Should Go (Plus: Swag Giveaway!)

AWBU ’14 Conference: Why You Should Go (Plus: Swag Giveaway!)

It’s that time of year again – I’m gearing up for the Arkansas Women Bloggers University (AWBU), the bestest blog conference there is, IMO. The conference is September 5-7 and the registration deadline is September 1. Now, I hear your brain starting to prioritize reasons why you shouldn’t/can’t/might not like to go.  I am here to tell you different. No matter which of these bloggers you most identify with, I can tell you why you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Write & Blog

Beach Vacation Meal Plan

Beach Vacation Meal Plan

You’ve probably seen the jokes, or perhaps this article from the Onion,  about how moms still have to run a household when on vacation at the beach.  It’s kind of true (I swept up at least five pounds of sand, ran three loads of wash, and cooked several meals on our last visit), but homesteading in a beach condo is still pretty nice if you ask me. One thing that makes it a little easier is to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Grocery Shopping, Spending Less, Travel

Glamping in Arkansas

Glamping in Arkansas

For my birthday weekend, I joined five blogger pals on Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas for a new experience: Glamping! Glamping, in case you were wondering, is GLAMerous camPING.  It’s the beauty of the great outdoors with a little more cushion in your camp chair, the fun of sleeping in a tent with the comfort of an electric fan, and working up to a “glisten” while hiking, knowing you’ll have access to a shower when you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Travel

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Vacations are something that every family needs (IMO), but planning one on very limited funds can be stressful. We love the beach, but getting (and staying) there frugally can be a real challenge.  We are lucky that the nearest beach is one of the most beautiful in the world, Florida’s Emerald Coast, which is also known as the Beaches of South Walton, and sometimes just by the name of the highway that runs along it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Spending Less, Travel