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Pick Your Own at Collins Farm in Conway, Arkansas

By July 8, 2014 Arkansas
Picking Nectarines at Collins Round Mountain Farm in Conway, Arkansas

We took a trip to Collins Round Mountain Orchard in Conway, Arkansas, just a few minutes south of town. In fact, it’s actually in Conway and might not be around for much longer! The land has been sold to a developer and is in prime subdivision territory. If you want to pick peaches, nectarines, blackberries, and lots of other produce in your own backyard, now is the time to do it.

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By July 1, 2014 Books

If you haven’t yet heard of Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS, you’re living under a rock. If you have and are wondering if you should pick up the newest female-empowerment business book, you’re probably a lot like me. Book reviews of #GIRLBOSS are generally pretty positive. But, as with lots of hyped things, can you really trust those #GIRLBOSS reviews? Should you too start worshipping at the temple of Sophia Amoruso?

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Birthday Giveaway!

By June 28, 2014 Blogging, Life
Giveaway one hour of blog consulting

Today is my 26th birthday. I’m over at Bear & Beagle Creative giving away one hour of blog consulting to a lucky winner. If you’re a B&B newsletter subscriber, you get an extra double entry! If you’re not yet a subscriber over there, now is a good time to sign up.

Why? Every week I send out awesome blog tips you won’t find on the B&B blog or in my Build Your Blog Vlog videos. If you’re a blogger or use a blog as a business owner, I promise that you’ll love these emails to help you find more success online.

What do I want for my birthday? Tell someone you know that might like Bear & Beagle Creative about it. In fact, you could tweet this:

Arkansas Grown at P. Allen Smith’s Farm – Sponsored

By June 25, 2014 Arkansas, Food

This post is a recap of #Farm2Home2014, a day I spent at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm to learn about the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s newest programs, Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made. I was not paid for this content but treated to a full-day of a press event, including a delicious and gorgeous lunch. All opinions are my own.

I visited P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm for #Farm2Home2014, an event to promote Arkansas Grown and Arkansas Made. It’s a relatively new program the Arkansas Agriculture Department that’s meant to highlight mean raw or finished goods consisting of or made substantially from farm, forest and nursery products produced in Arkansas. As an adopted Arkansan, I’m very proud of what Arkansas has to offer and participating in #Farm2Home2014 couldn’t have driven home that sentiment more. There’s nothing like a convert, they say. Read More