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Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

Stitch Fix for the Fashion-Challenged

From the pre-teen years when everyone had leather jackets and swatch watches except me, to high school when I rotated the same 7ish outfits very carefully on a schedule, and on into motherhood, when my five year old daughter told me, “I want to be like you mom and not care about what I wear – you know, not very fashiony.” I am not very stylish. I never have been. And then my husband read an article … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Family Fun at the Monster Truck Thunder Drag!

Family Fun at the Monster Truck Thunder Drag!

Disclosure: My family and I received four tickets to the Ozark 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals Thunder Drag in exchange for writing this post. All opinions expressed herein belong exclusively to myself and my family.  My birthday weekend theme of trying new things continued with a trip to take in a Thunder Drag race at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO.  The race is part of a four part series called the 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Things to Do

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 »

Filed under: Arkansas, Travel

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