Last year the folks at the Sheldon Art Galleries did something completely different. They made a one-of-a-kind interactive art display called Golf the Galleries! Mitch and I were invited to a media sneak peek of last year’s exhibit and we were blown away! This is the perfect mashup of art and classic summer fun–a mini […]
Smashed Pennies are not only the cheapest souvenirs you can get while on vacation, but their fun to collect and easy to carry. Just about every venue has a “penny press” for making the imprinted elongated coins–and they only cost 51 cents! Bonus: kids can pick out the design and make the squished penny themselves. […]
I’ve been thinking about our St. Louis Summer Bucket List and noticing a lot of cool bloggers out there have created some AWESOME crafts to get your family’s list crossed off. Would a literal bucket full of ideas help you this summer, or do you prefer to work off a list on the frig? Here’s some of […]
You would NOT believe the amount of fruit, from peaches to pumpkins, that my kids have picked over the years at Eckert’s farm in Belleville! We’ve also made a few epic mistakes. Learn from our mishaps and you’ll have the best family adventure ever when you take your family out to the farm. Plan out your Adventure […]
I simply can’t say enough about how awesome the Magic House camps are for your creative kids! Mitch has done the Maker Camp THREE TIMES and the Art Camp twice! He’s still making cardboard machines 3 years after learning about the wonders of duct tape at the Magic House’s Camp Make It one summer. Summer […]
Are the kids in their jammies? Got your popcorn and lawn chair? Great! You’re ready for the Skyview Drive-In Theater, the last drive in the St. Louis metro area. —Now celebrating 70 years!— The Skyview is located in Belleville, IL, just a short hop for most St. Louis families. Is the drive worth it? You […]
There’s a ton of fun, cheap and sometime free summer things to do in St. Louis when the kids are out of school. In fact, there’s so much to do, you’ll want to make a “summer bucket” list to cover it all. Not as creepy as a regular bucket list, your summer bucket holds all […]
Running around a splash pad on a hot, sticky St. Louis summer day is a joy for little kids. And, let’s face it–it’s a cheap outing for you! There might be a few good splash pads hidden behind gated areas–I’m looking at you St. Louis Children’s Zoo–most are located in totally free public parks.