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

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

My First Piece of Mail in Colorado Springs

Because she’s awesome like that, my Mom made sure that I had a hand-made card in the mail my first week living in Colorado Springs. This wasn’t technically my very first piece of mail, but it was among the first pieces, and it made me smile. My mom is a … 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

A Surprise at the Door

By Friday night of this week, I was almost entirely unpacked in my Colorado home. Seven days prior, I’d been en route to St. Louis for my going away party, where dozens of friends stopped by to wish me well. Now I was alone in Colorado Springs, feeling melancholy about what … Continue reading

#140Conf Small Town

Just as I finished backing the fully-packed, 14-foot moving truck into my parents’ rural Missouri driveway on Sunday afternoon, I received an email on the iPhone in my lap from Becky McCray, the subject line of which read, “Your speaker proposal is approved”. Practically bouncing out of the moving truck in … Continue reading

Moving Away Playlist


I love music. I’m moving away. I’ll have 15+ hours in a U-Haul to listen to music while my loyal sidekick (Rosie) sleeps beside me. I need music for the drive. This is where you can help. Leave me a comment with the song or songs that you think I … Continue reading

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