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Our Favorite St. Louis Pumpkin Patches

Our Favorite St. Louis Pumpkin Patches

The big box stores have been selling plastic pumpkins for a couple of weeks now, but you just can’t rush mother nature! Thankfully, your wait is over–most St. Louis area pumpkin farms are be ready to sell fresh pick your own pumpkins! Whoo-hoo! Most of the local pumpkin farms we’ve been to have a mix ofContinue Reading

Review: Epson LW-600P Label Maker

Review: Epson LW-600P Label Maker

Sometimes you need to label your stuff, or more to the point, your kid’s stuff. Otherwise you’re never seeing it again. Like that jacket that never came back from camp or the lunch box that disappeared at school. If only there was a way to put your kid’s name on these things….hmmmm. This post isContinue Reading

Soap that makes you feel warm and fuzzy

Soap that makes you feel warm and fuzzy

Today I’m talking soap. Real soap, handcrafted from natural ingredients and nourishing oils, made right here in Missouri. Cedar Hill, to be exact. I grew up around the Cedar Hill area, so when I heard that Misty, owner of Mrs. B’s Handmade Soap was looking for a little blogger outreach, I was immediately intrigued. AfterContinue Reading

A new blog and a Giveaway!

A new blog and a Giveaway!

I’ve started a new blog called Beer and Gluesticks! And to kick things off, I’ve got a giveaway! One lucky reader will win a pair of SOL Republic RELAY headphones–just in time to make back to school a little sweeter! Headphones are a must for older kids these days. I know my teen would be lost withoutContinue Reading

Be a Lunch Box Hero

Be a Lunch Box Hero

It’s time for packing those school lunches again! Does your kid like super heroes, but you don’t want to commit to ONE (way over-commercialized) hero for the whole year? Then don’t! Let your kid be the hero with this SuperME lunch bag! FYI: SuperME sent Mitch the lunch box pictured above to try out (and forContinue Reading

Enjoy O Wines and a Girl Goes to College!

Enjoy O Wines and a Girl Goes to College!

Ok moms, I know some of you probably had a lot of wine in college. But did you know there’s a wine that HELPS young women go to college?!  Let me introduce you to O Wines from Washington state. The driving force behind this label is Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson–winemakers on a mission toContinue Reading

Battle Sheep: The Board Game (review)

Battle Sheep: The Board Game (review)

Moms, I hear your pain. Your kids want to play a board game, but if you have to play another round of Chutes and Ladders, you’ll pull your hair out. They’re too little for Monopoly. Broke their copy of Hungry Hungry Hippo. Uno got…lost. Somehow. Besides, they cheat all the time. So here’s a game I wantContinue Reading

SuperME Backpacks for your little hero

SuperME Backpacks for your little hero

It’s no secret that most kids want to be a super hero when they grow up. So why not treat your budding super hero with a truly super backpack from SuperME! SuperMe Backpacks have super secrets: capes and hoods hidden right inside! Super! SuperMe sent us this cool red and blue backpack to review. I’ll admit, IContinue Reading

Crown Candy Kitchen 101: A Visitor’s Guide

Crown Candy Kitchen 101: A Visitor’s Guide

So you’re new to St. Louis and you want to do something “authentically” St. Louis. How about a visit to Crown Candy Kitchen, a landmark, dare I say, drenched in local flavor. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) Crown Candy Kitchen is a century old restaurant that serves hand made ice cream, killer sandwiches and locally made chocolate. Locally,Continue Reading

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