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Exploring Springfield, Missouri

Exploring Springfield, Missouri

Disclosure: This blog outlines my experiences while on an expenses paid press tour hosted by the Springfield CVB for Missouri Women Bloggers. All opinions are my own. We all know how it goes.  The place we live has something it’s famous for – some attraction, or park, or land formation that people come from far away to see.  But not you. You live here! You don’t do those touristy things! Well, this past weekend, I had the opportunity to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Missouri, Things to Do, Travel, Weekend Getaways

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

I’m kicking off the new year with a month of cross training – a different workout every day!  You can see Week One’s workouts here.  Here’s what I’ve been up to this week: Friday, Jan 8 – PiYo My mom and I traveled to Galena, IL on this day. We got stuck in Chicago and ended up driving across the state, which made our travel time a lot longer than planned.  Luckily, my mom is a total … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Travel

Shopping Small with the Help of the Elves in Eureka Springs

Shopping Small with the Help of the Elves in Eureka Springs

Disclosure: We received a one night hotel stay plus a Shop Small goodie bag in exchange for this blog post. All opinions belong to myself, my family, and that pesky ghost that came with us from the Basin Park Hotel. We are long-time fans of the village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It’s only about an hour and forty five minutes from our home in Southwest Missouri, but a road trip to Eureka is like going through a time … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Arkansas, Day Trips, Travel, Weekend Getaways

Farmers are Mothers Too

Farmers are Mothers Too

Last Friday I had the pleasure of touring three working farms in Bolivar Missouri, thanks to the Missouri Farm Bureau, who reached out to the Missouri Women Bloggers to set up a blogger tour. I have had several opportunities to learn about agriculture in Arkansas, but this was my first chance to get behind the scenes here in MO. As I listened to three farmers talk about their farms at a row crop farm, then a dairy, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Go Green, Missouri

Down in the Delta

Down in the Delta

Helena, Arkansas is a small city on the banks of the Mississippi River. Some would call it a town, but I’m going to call it a city because of 1) Its size relative to other towns in the Delta Region, and 2) The number of descriptive words that come to my mind when I think about my recent visit there. Helena right now is such an interesting mix of things: historical, progressive, cultural, charming, adventuresome, southern, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Travel

Shopping and Eating in Historic Hillcrest

Shopping and Eating in Historic Hillcrest

The Historic Hillcrest neighborhood is one of those places that I wish I would have spent more time in when I lived in Little Rock.  Last time I visited I took notes and pictures on all the fun places to eat and shop. You can read all about it over at Only in Arkansas. … Read entire article »

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