Smalltowngirl’s Family Grows

For more than a year now, I’ve known I’ve wanted to expand my little family. After much planning and preparation, I finally took the plunge yesterday, giving my entry-level Fuji DSRL camera a strong and might new sibling; a Nikon D7000. Continue reading

Understanding Tragedy in a Small Town

When you grow up in a small town, it’s sometimes tough to explain to the people you love why tragedies “back home” affect you the way they do. When I told my fiance that I’d received terrible news about someone from my hometown, his first question was about how close … 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

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

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 4/4/2011

Little things that rock about early springtime in Small Town Missouri: 1. Fresh air coming in through open car, office or home windows. 2. Spring rains pounding down on the metal roof of my cabin in the woods. 3. Yellow daffodils dotting the sides of country highways. 4. The fluffy blossoms … Continue reading

Is Small Town Missouri More Dangerous than Brooklyn?

I think it’s fair to say that the average person would assume life in Brooklyn to be far more thrilling and way more dangerous than life in a Missouri town of just over 2,500 people.  On the average day in said tiny Missouri town, the average person’s assumption might be … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 3/28/2011

There’s always plenty to be thankful for, though lately I keep coming back to the same things; solid employment, great friends and loving family. This week I want to push myself to find grace in things that are specific to where I am at this specific point in my life; … Continue reading

The KT Caboose

To date, I’ve not made public mention of my Missouri Bucket List; the list of things I’d like to do and places I’d like to see while I’m living in Missouri. Today’s the day that I admit to you that I do have a small list of must-dos and must-sees, … Continue reading

Cowboy Coffee – A Madison County Mercantile

Thursday was my last vacation day of the 2010 work year, and I spent the majority of it in Fredericktown, Missouri. After a visit to the family farm where I had a photo shoot for a story in a Missouri magazine about A Small Town Girl’s Guide and my family’s … Continue reading

Crossing it off the Bucket List: The Gingerbread House (Part 2)

…(continued from previous post)… Upon unpacking the gingerbread house-making supplies, I promptly got to work mixing dough and preparing cookie sheets. I tripled the recipe, which claimed to make 2.5 dozen cookies, and still only made enough dough for a simple, small gingerbread cottage. So much for my grand plans … Continue reading

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