Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the evening after the sun goes down with more outdoor fun and a dessert of Apple Honey Crisp. Do let your inner kid run free on this day. Think back to … Continue Reading →
Photo Placemats Project – Use Your Smartphone Photos

Photo Placemats Project – Use Your Smartphone Photos

Do you and the kids take a lot of digital photos? Use your photos in this fun photo placemats project. This is a great craft project for the adults and kids to work together on and get creative. The ideas and options for this project are endless! Last Friday I mentioned this photo placemats project when I hosted the #MobileLiving chat and it got a lot of positive reaction. On a side note, the #MobileLiving chat is generally each Friday afternoon at 3pm ET on Twitter and we talk about how to use all your mobile devices to make life … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in July – National Month of…

What to Celebrate in July – National Month of…

Need more reasons to celebrate in the month of July? There are plenty of things related to July being the national month of… National Anti-Boredom Month National Baked Bean Month National Blueberry Month National Cell Phone Courtesy Month National Culinary Arts Month National Horseradish Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Watercolor Month National Anti-Boredom Month Well this one is easy enough to fix just by celebrating all the rest of the fun events during the month of July! National Baked Bean Month Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more … Continue Reading →
Things to Do in the St. Louis area

Things to Do in the St. Louis area

Grant’s Farm Halloween Fun at Grant’s Farm for the Halloween season each weekend. The event is free, but you do have to pay to park. Bring a flashlight too if you visit. Boo at the Zoo Fun at the St. Louis Zoo for Halloween but in a non-scary way. Ticket prices range from free to $7. Global Hack VI GlobalHack VI will bring together developers, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs from around the world to solve a single, massive civic technology problem revealed at the beginning of the hackathon. 2,500 participants across youth, collegiate, and pro divisions will work in teams … Continue Reading →
Upcoming St. Louis Activities

Upcoming St. Louis Activities

It’s been too long since I’ve put together a list of things to do in the St. Louis area. Sorry about that for my local readers. Here are some great events I found, of all types, that are coming up in the next month or so. St. Louis WordPress Meetup Are you in the area and use WordPress? The St. Louis WordPress Meetup group is very active. The next get together is on September 21. Find out more about them on Meetup and join in! St. Louis Post Dispatch VIP Oktoberfest Ticket Giveaway Stop by the St. Louis Post Dispatch … Continue Reading →
Fun Things to Celebrate in September

Fun Things to Celebrate in September

I know it is not officially fall, but in my head September is autumn. There are tons of fun things to do in the fall already from fall festivals, new school year activities, and so much more. However, if you need a few inspirations of things to celebrate in September try out some of these unique holidays. September 3 – Skyscraper Day September 5 – Labor Day September 7 – National Salami Day September 11 – Grandparent’s Day September 13 – Positive Thinking Day September 16 – National Play-Doh Day September 17 – National Apple Dumpling Day September 18 – … Continue Reading →
Easter Egg Hunts in St. Louis

Easter Egg Hunts in St. Louis

If you are looking for some fun try one of these Easter egg hunts in St. Louis and surrounding areas. We always have a big Easter egg hunt for my family – we fill the plastic eggs with money! We used to do this at my grandparent’s farm house in the country and it is sad that we will not be able to do that any longer, but the egg hunts will continue wherever we are! Des Peres Easter Egg Hunt March 26, 2016 10am Ages 3-6 Des Peres Park City of Ballwin March 26, 2016 1:00pm Ages 2-7 Vlasis … Continue Reading →
25 Holiday Family Traditions

25 Holiday Family Traditions

Are you looking for traditions to start with your family for Christmas? Today I’m sharing a list of 25 holiday traditions that you can do this year! Even if the family doesn’t get giddy with excitement at first, they do remember these traditions and will enjoy them throughout the years. Decorating the Tree Make it a family event! Turn on the Christmas music and have everyone help set up the tree and get all the ornaments on it. We love reminiscing about all the different ornaments we’ve collected and made over the years. Homemade Ornaments This is one of my … Continue Reading →
St. Louis Sunday: Christmas Traditions in St. Charles Events

St. Louis Sunday: Christmas Traditions in St. Charles Events

I live in the suburbs of St. Louis in the lovely town of St. Charles. One of my favorite parts of this city is Historic Main Street. Each year for the holidays they have the amazing Christmas Traditions which takes you back in time to experience Christmas the way it was years and years ago. Today I went to capture some of the fun experiences to share with you. If you are able I highly suggest visiting St. Charles to enjoy it all. The Christmas Traditions programs are ever Wednesday and Friday evening from 6:30-9:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am-9:00pm, and Sunday … Continue Reading →
St. Louis Sunday: After Hour Halloween Celebrations at Grant’s Farm

St. Louis Sunday: After Hour Halloween Celebrations at Grant’s Farm

Looking for something fun and spooky, but still family friendly, to do during the Halloween season? Grant’s Farm is bringing back their after hour Halloween celebrations. Normally Grant’s Farm is only open during daytime hours, but on special days in October they will be open at night with special activities. Haunted ride through the Deer Park Halloween themed animal shows in the Tier Garten DJ for kids playing festive Halloween tunes in the Bauernhof courtyard Goat feeding Carousel rides The Halloween bash will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. October 9-10, 15-18, 22-25 and 29-30. Cost: $5 per … Continue Reading →