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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, Featured, 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

Summer Brickation: Legos at the Landing! {giveaway}

Summer Brickation: Legos at the Landing! {giveaway}

If you’re going to be in the vicinity of Branson in the near future, head downtown to The Branson Landing to check out Lego Summer Brickation tour.  Running now through September 4th, this free event gives you and the kids an opportunity to try out Lego’s newest products, compete in a Lego challenge (who can build the tallest Lego tower or the fastest Lego car?), and have fun with several other Lego activities.  You can … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Day Trips, Free Fun Events, Shopping, Things to Do, 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