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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

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

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 »

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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