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Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Vacations are something that every family needs (IMO), but planning one on very limited funds can be stressful. We love the beach, but getting (and staying) there frugally can be a real challenge.  We are lucky that the nearest beach is one of the most beautiful in the world, Florida’s Emerald Coast, which is also known as the Beaches of South Walton, and sometimes just by the name of the highway that runs along it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Spending Less, Travel

One Community: June 2014

One Community: June 2014

I have not been doing well keeping up with my New Year’s resolution to blog more and take part in the One Community project (more details on what it is at the bottom of the post), but I’m jumping back on the wagon!  This month’s theme words were chosen by Kara. They are: road, float, sprinkler, oasis. Road We traveled to Florida at the beginning of this month.  On the way through Northeast Arkansas, we marveled at the cloud formations. Float My … Read entire article »

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

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: March 13 – 20

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: March 13 – 20

This Week: Thursday, March 13th – Spring Break Crafternoon @ The Library Station in Springfield, 1-4pm Grades K-5. School can be fun, but it also gets boring. Drop by anytime to make awesome crafts. We’ll haul out the good stuff– glitter, glue, feathers, sand, sequins, who knows? Thursday, March 13th – Spring Break Crafternoon @ The Library Center in Springfield, 2pm Grades K-5. Get ready for the first day of spring by making something pretty. We’ll provide the supplies and you supply the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Free Fun Events, Frugal Fawn, Spending Less

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: February 28 – March 6

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: February 28 – March 6

This Week: Friday, February 28th - Egyptology @ The Library Center in Springfield, 2:00pm Grades K-6. Explore hieroglyphics and pyramids as we discover treasures and stories about Ancient Egypt. Friday, February 28th - Hot Dog Party with Mo Willems’ Pigeon @ Republic Branch Library,  4pm Grades K-5. Read “Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog” and party Pigeon-style with crafts and activities.  Materials provided. Saturday, March 1st - Piggie Party @ Republic Branch Library, 11am PreK-Grade 1. Celebrate National Pig Day with Mo Willems’ stories about Elephant and Piggie, games and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Free Fun Events, Frugal Fawn, Spending Less

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: February 21-27

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: February 21-27

This Week: Friday, February 21st - Introduction to Trout Fishing @ Walter Woods Conservation Area near Joplin, 6:30pm-8pm Ages 7 and up. Have you ever wanted to go trout fishing, but didn’t know what to use or where to go? We will introduce locations to fish in southwest Missouri, what equipment and bait you need, and how to clean and cook your catch. Call 417-629-3423 to register or for more information. Saturday, February 22nd - Women’s Hike @ Busiek State Park, 8am-12n, Girls ages … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Free Fun Events, Frugal Fawn, Spending Less

I am Miss February!

I am Miss February!

Yes, I know.  I’m not exactly the calendar girl type.  But, I am uber honored to be Miss February over at the Missouri Women Bloggers Network!  This month I’ll be sharing posts related to this month’s theme of “Using Your Voice to Change the World”.  My first post is up now.  If you want to scroll past my basic biographical information, you’ll find a list of ways that you can utilize the Missouri Women Bloggers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging Tips, Guest Blogger, Write & Blog