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Summer FUNd | Another Reason to Love Dr Pepper

Summer is coming, and I can't wait to get outside and do awesome things. One of the best parts of living so close to St. Louis is the sheer number of activities, and some of my favorites are outside. I love taking pictures at the Botanical Gardens and seeing the...

Name | Life in Vignette

It's been about a month since I launched Life in Vignette, a new series creative writing series on the blog. My first vignette, Timestrokes, was about brushing my grandmother's hair when she was dying. It captured a moment that is incredibly precious to me, and I'll...

How Braces Brought My Smile Back

This is a story of how braces brought my smile back - and a reminder of the importance of dental insurance, for you, your smile, and your family. There's a photo decomposing in a landfill somewhere. Well, I'm sure there are many, but this particular one… I can still...

What to Do in Springfield, Missouri

(Disclaimer: This post is based on my experiences on a press tour hosted by Springfield, CVB. My room, meals, and activities were comped, but my opinions are my own. Before this trip, I wasn't sure what to do in Springfield, Missouri... but now I've got all kinds of...

Billion Dollar Brows Review + Giveaway

I was recently sent the Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit to review. (Yes, I received it for free, but these opinions are my own.) I was super excited to receive it in the mail because my eyebrows are pretty lackluster on their own. I occasionally fill the outer...

5 Most Popular Posts of 2015

It's been one heck of a year for blogging. This is the first full year that I have really stuck with blogging. I've tried to be consistent despite some pretty significant challenges in my life. Although there is always room for improvement, I feel that overall, it's...

AtmosFlare Review | 3D Pen (Sponsored Post)

NOTE: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. I will always give you my honest opinion about the products I review. I was recently sent an AtmosFlare 3D Pen to review because I am part of the Missouri Women Bloggers. I can't tell you how excited I was...

Bacon Lattice Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown casserole is a family favorite at Christmas. My dad makes it every year, and my brother and I love it. On Thanksgiving, my brother and I celebrated the holiday by ourselves, and we took a good thing and made it even better by adding a bacon lattice on top....


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