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Winter Weekend Getaway: Grand Country Resort in Branson

Winter Weekend Getaway: Grand Country Resort in Branson

It’s often hard to find somewhere fun to go for a weekend getaway in the winter.  Warm climates are too far of a drive, so we look for a location that has lots of indoor activities for our family.  While researching indoor waterparks in Branson, Missouri, I came across Grand Country Resort’s Summer Fun in the Winter package. From January 1 through the first week in March, the package costs $199.32 after tax and includes: 2 … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Missouri, Travel, Weekend Getaways

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

5 Things I Like: The Kids’ Music Edition

My kids are 5 and 7, and already I am starting to see their music tastes change, but they are still lovers of the music that we spent their preschool years listening to.  I wanted to share a list of our top five children’s music albums. From my kids to yours – enjoy! 5. Laurie Berkner – Best of the Laurie Berkner Band - We listened to a lot of different Laurie Berkner albums (we checked them … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Mommyhood, Travel

Our Southwest Missouri Summer Bucket List

Our Southwest Missouri Summer Bucket List

Bucket Lists are gaining in popularity, and being semi-new in town, I thought it would helpful to put together a list of things that we can check out as a family right here in Springfield and Southwest Missouri.  It’s also a component of the 100 Days of Summer planning process.  Last summer I made a Little Rock, Arkansas bucket list, if you’re interested. Activities that are Free are marked with a ^ Activities Askinosie Chocolate Bass Pro (Free “summer camp” … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Education, Frugal Fawn, Missouri, Mommyhood, Spending Less, Things to Do, Travel

The Love Boat {guest post}

The Love Boat {guest post}

Today I have a guest post up over at Southern Spark.  It’s called Motherhood is Like a Cruise.  No. Really. While you’re over there, check out some of my friend Tricia’s other posts.  She’s funny, real, and a great writer. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Blogger, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Travel

#AWBU 2012: Whatever

#AWBU 2012: Whatever

This past weekend I ran off into the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas to visit the new home of my dear bloggy friend, The Park Wife. Turns out about 70 other bloggers came to visit her too.  It was the second annual Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged (AWBU) conference, and oh my goodness, it was a big deal. If you want to see pretty pictures and more recaps, go here. Since I am no longer part of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Not the Dishes, Travel, Write & Blog

P. Allen Smith Flashback

P. Allen Smith Flashback

It’s dang hot. I was sitting here thinking about how long it’s been since the weather was nice and not stifling, and that made me think of the day back in May when I visited P. Allen Smith’s farm. THEN I realized that I had never posted all the just-plain-fun pictures from the day! So, get some sweet tea, turn on the ceiling fan and pretend it’s a light summer breeze, and envision a warm … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Travel