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#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

Soy 101: Soy as Food #Bean2Blog – Part Two

Soy 101: Soy as Food #Bean2Blog – Part Two

So, did you take a gander at some of the other blog posts I linked to in part 1 of this Bean2Blog series?  If you did, you saw that our time at Moss Mountain Farm was beautiful, busy, and very educational. Knowing that the event centered around soybeans, I was a little apprehensive about what would be presented to us.  If you’ve read my past posts like this or this, you might know that I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Around the House, Go Green, Grocery Shopping, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

P. Allen Smith’s #Bean2Blog – Part One

P. Allen Smith’s #Bean2Blog – Part One

Wow. A week ago today, I had the unique and amazing opportunity to spend the day at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home on Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas with 17 other bloggers. If you don’t know, P. Allen Smith is often referred to as “the Martha Stewart of the South”. He’s an outdoor living guru – covering everything from gardening to food to design on his PBS shows, YouTube channel, and books. Moss Mountain … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Around the Town, Garden, Travel

Finding Farmers’ Markets and Harvest Fun

Finding Farmers’ Markets and Harvest Fun

I was going to put together a list of Farmers’ Markets in Central Arkansas, but then I found that Julie over at Real Food in Little Rock already had a great list of Farmers’ Markets in Little Rock.  Go Here to check it out. If you’re not in Little Rock, check out Local Harvest’s Website to find a Farmers’ Market near you. You can search a variety of different types of resources by zip code. And, if … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Around the Town, Garden, Go Green, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Things to Do in Central Arkansas, Travel

MOMcation 2012

MOMcation 2012

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting quite as much lately.  That’s because I’ve been busy planning MOMcation 2012.  This is the third year for MOMcation. It’s a weekend retreat for MOMs and MOMs-to-be to take some time out for themselves. When I came up with this idea back in 2009, I was looking for a way to show other moms how beneficial some me time could be.  I wanted to put together something … Read entire article »

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