Author Archives: Barbara Brueggeman

Missouri Fun Runs

Enjoy a few cupcakes while you run a 5k...?

Cupcakes…running…beer. “One of these things is not like the others.  One of these things just doesn’t belong.” If you think you know which one, you’re wrong.  All of these things are exactly the same. Confused?  So was I when I found out some friends were running in a 5K Cupcake Run in St. Louis. I get that some people love ... Read More »

Missouri-Made Gifts Make Christmas Awesome

Missouri is Awesome shirts by Five Pound Apparel in Springfield.

From chocolate treats and the ever-popular holiday ham to personalized glass creations and woven clothing, you can customize your holiday shopping list in Missouri. In every corner of the Show-Me State, you find a great selection of gifts for every person on your shopping list. For Karen Hudson of Hermann, there’s no stress to holiday shopping because you can’t go ... Read More »

Fall Festivals of Missouri

Fischer Farms, Jefferson City

Autumn: crisp weather, colorful leaves, fall festivals.  Lots of fall festivals.  If you were to throw a dart at the state of Missouri, just about wherever it landed, you’d likely find a celebration of some kind.  But don’t let yourself be misled by a picture in your head: Show-Me State fall festivals come in all shapes, sizes, themes and flavors. ... Read More »

A Perfect Day for Peaches

Peter's Market should have peaches available into early September this year.

The alarm went off at 6 a.m. On a Saturday. In the summer. That is just wrong on so many levels. But I was going day tripping for the first time in months, and this particular treat was several weeks overdue. It was the first Saturday of peach season at Peters Orchards and Market in Waverly, Missouri. My husband, Dan, ... Read More »