• Travel

    Explore Your State | Long Branch Beach

    Living in Missouri when I say “beach” I mean a lake beach, but I’ll take what I can get. Long Branch Beach is part of Long Branch State Park and located a few miles outside Macon, Missouri. We only visited for the day, but there are plenty of things to do if you want to stay longer. The park has boat access, fishing, trails, and campgrounds. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boards, tubes, and knee boards.

  • Movies & Podcasts

    Must Watch Series on HBO (besides GOT)

    While I wait for Season 2 of Tiger King, I figured I’d better find a few new series to watch. I love Netflix just like the rest of the world, but after subscribing to HBO Max (again) to watch Expecting Amy, I forgot just how many great series they have. Here are some of our favorites along with a few that have been recommended by friends. Have a favorite series that’s not on the list? Let me know in the comments so I can watch!

  • Kids,  Life

    Favorite Family Board Games

    We’ve acquired quite a collection of board games over the years. They make a great gift for a birthday or holiday and there’s always new ones coming out. Of course some are better than others and today I’m sharing the ones we reach for over and over again.

  • Recipes

    Quick & Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

    I used to be terrified to make any kind of Asian dish. Each time I tried the food turned out terrible and tasted nothing like the dishes at my favorite local restaurants. Turns out the problem wasn’t necessarily my cooking, I just wasn’t choosing the right recipes. After lots of trial and error however I’ve got a handful of delicious dishes including this quick and easy vegetable lo mein which is the newest one I’ve added in to the rotation.

  • Travel

    Explore Your State | River of Life Farm

    Note: This trip was provided for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. Dora, Missouri. Chances are you’ve probably never heard of it. This tiny town in southern Missouri is just 30 miles from the Arkansas border and nestled in the heart of the Ozarks. And in this tiny town among the winding roads and tall trees you’ll find River of Life Farm. River of Life Farm sits on 500 acres of private land and is best known for their luxury tree top cabins that are perfect for families, couples, or even someone just looking to get away for a…