The Next Goal: Go! St. Louis Half Marathon

Running helps me focus. It gives me confidence. It keeps me feeling healthy and strong. I started running just before I turned 30. I’d never run more than 3 miles at a time, but I’d always admired runners. The runners I knew looked great. I’m not too proud to admit … Continue reading

STL Local Music: Kentucky Knife Fight

Let’s face it – The stress of these super-close World Series games is a lot to handle this week. Wouldn’t it feel good to get out on Friday night for some good, hard, live rock music? If I still lived in Missouri, I’d be at Off Broadway on Friday night … Continue reading

Cycling in Small Town Missouri

Guest post by Jennifer Wassenaar Growing up in Farmington, Missouri, my older sister and I would ride our bikes up and down the street, to the park that was behind our home and to our grandparents’ houses.  I even remember mastering the art of riding with no hands. As I … Continue reading

Farmington, MO Fall Festival

Guest Post by Jody McDowell The annual Farmington Fall Festival is happening downtown this Saturday, the 24th, from 9:00 to 3:00. West Columbia street will be lined with festive booths featuring handmade arts and crafts from local artists, and delicious eats. There is sure to be something for everyone! Animal … Continue reading

Influential Missouri Women (via Missouri Life Magazine)

I saw Missouri Life Magazine tweet a link today to a story about influential Missouri women. I love the idea of recognizing wonderful, impactful, women in my home state. Do you know a Missouri woman who’s made a difference in our state? Take a look at Missouri Life Magazine’s website, … Continue reading

Farming in Your Own Backyard

  Guest Post by Bruce Clithero A local TV station recently aired the special “Cutting Edge Fighting Fat”. About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese, and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. One of seven low-income, preschool-aged children is obese. You don’t … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday Guest Post: Lisa Beachler

Lincoln Lake in Cuiver River State Park – in Troy, Missouri – Photo by Lisa Nikole Photography


Lisa Beachler is a St. Louis-area photographer. Visit her website, follow her on twitter, or become a fan on Facebook!


Shryocks Callaway Farms Corn Maze

Shryock Callawary Farms Corn Maze

Guest post by Brie Romere I hail from the 4th largest city in America, so it may seem strange for me to write about small town living. There’s more than meets the eye though. I grew up with my father in Houston, but split my time with my mother who … Continue reading

Missouri Arts Council StoryLine Short Story Competition

Even though I’ve moved to Colorado, I’ve remained subscribed to the Missouri Arts Council email marketing list. I like hearing about creative, artistic and cultural events in my home state, and MAC is good about providing regular updates. When I saw this email from them today about the StoryLine Short … Continue reading

Dardenne Prairie Produce Market

Guest Post and Photos Contributed by Elisabeth Cutshall. As a work at home Mom, I love to cook healthy meals for my family, but I also love convenience. This is why I absolutely LOVE shopping at the Dardenne Prairie Produce Market. The market sits on the corner of Highway N, … Continue reading

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