Attend The 2014 Anheuser-Busch Biergarten Bierfest on July 11th #STLBierfest



I’m always looking for fun things for my husband and I to do during Date Night. We usually will grab dinner and a movie, but this Friday, July 11th I’m excited to be attending the first annual Biergarten Bierfest at Anheuser-Busch. We always love visiting Anheuser-Busch and it’s in our Top 5 list of places we tell our out of town friends and family to visit. We haven’t been since they opened up their Biergarten so I’m doubly excited to explore that and this new Bierfest. 

Biergarten Bierfest Collage

On July 11 from 7-10 p.m. at The Biergarten Bierfest, guests can taste a variety of beers expertly paired with specialty menu items and meet with brewmasters to learn more about how beer can be the perfect complement to food. My husband and I love pairing different kinds of beers with our food so I’m interested to hear from the experts. 

There will be five different stations to check out.

  • Unique to The Biergarten Station – To help celebrate St. Louis’ 250th anniversary, Anheuser-Busch is brewing Faust, first brewed in 1884 and now only available at The Biergarten and the Budweiser Brew House at Ballpark Village. This extremely rare beer will be poured at The Biergarten Bierfest and paired with Biergarten cheese, onion and bacon sliders. Guests can also enjoy Budweiser Premium Draught, which pours draft Budweiser 6 degrees cooler than standard draft units.
  • Belgian Trio Station –Coriander dusted and bacon wrapped bay scallops will be paired with Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe to accentuate the richness of the scallop dish without overwhelming the balance of flavors.
  • Bud Light Lime “Ritas” Station –  Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita will be paired with jerk chicken with pineapple and mango salsa. The sweet citrus notes in the Ritas will contrast the spice in the jerk chicken for a pleasing flavor.
  • Shock Top Station - Whether it’s the classic Belgian White, the Lemon Shandy or Twisted Pretzel Wheat, the Shock Top station will invite guests to try something new with their beechwood smoked ribs.
  • Apple Station – For a sweet experience, guests can enjoy Johnny Appleseed, Shock Top Honey Crisp Wheat and Stella Artois Cidre paired with apple crisp and honey.

Biergarten Bierfest

Bring me straight to the Shock Top Station! As for my husband, I know he will be excited to try Faust, a beer first brewed in 1884. What an awesome opportunity!

Buy Tickets to the Biergarten Bierfest

Adults 21 and older can buy tickets to the Biergarten Bierfest online. The event will take place Friday, July 11th from 7pm to 11pm.

- Regular tickets cost $25 and include 15 2-ounce samples of beer, five food pairing stations and a commemorative glass. 

- VIP tickets cost $35 and include access to the beer and food pairing sample stations, a commemorative glass and hat, and a visit to the finishing tank where guests will taste fresh beer straight from the tank. {What?! How cool is that!!}

Stay updated on this event and more over on the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Biergarten Facebook page and by following @BiergartenSTL on Twitter.


Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the event but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Organized Grocery Shopping with the Shop ‘n Save App




Did you know that Shop ‘n Save has a mobile app for your smartphone? I came across it several months ago and have used it on a weekly basis ever since. I cannot tell you how much time and money I have saved using this app. Check out the best features!

Organized Grocery Shopping



Store LocatorBefore you can fully utilize all the options available on the app, you will have to pick a home store. All you have to do is type in your ZIP Code and the nearest stores will appear. Simply click on the store of your choice and you can start using every feature of the app right away! When you choose a home location, you will have fast access to the store phone number, hours of operation, and an itemized list of all departments offered in the store.


I used to scribble my grocery list down on a magnetic pad of paper that was attached to my fridge. I always felt organized when I would plan for my grocery trip this way. However, it would often defeat the purpose when I would forget to grab the list on my way out to the grocery store. This has happened to me more times than I would like to admit.  Fast forward to my awesome, foolproof method of keeping track of my grocery list…the new and improved Shop ‘n Save App!

What is really cool about the app is that as you run out of items in your home, you just scan the barcode of the product before you toss it away. The App saves the item to your grocery list along with the price and weight of the item (4oz, 1 lb, etc). So not only is your grocery list saved permanently on your smart phone but it also keeps a running estimation of the cost of your next grocery trip. In addition, you have the ability to create your shopping list on the Shop ‘n Save website ( and synchronize it with the App. My favorite part of creating and managing my grocery list on This app is the ability to check items off as I shop. Absolutely everything can be done on your smart phone with no need for pen or paper!

Grocery List


Another great feature with the Shop ‘n Save app is that the weekly ad can be found on it. However, what makes this feature unique compared to other retail websites is the fact that you can click on any sale item in the ad that you would like to purchase and it automatically transfers to your shopping list. Gone is the day when your mother would take a paper sale ad and a pen and just circle all the items that she would like to purchase! If you would rather scroll down an itemized list of sale items organized by categories (baby, produce, dairy,etc), you can do that too with the app. You can still add the item to your shopping list by clicking on the item under each category.

Weekly Ad


I was very excited when my local Shop ‘n Save added a drive-through pharmacy for convenience. But I was ecstatic when the shopnsave app added a quick and time-saving scan option for renewing pharmacy prescriptions. All I have to do is scan my prescription bottle in the app under the Pharmacy tab and my local store gets busy refilling my medicine the same day. There is an option to answer a few basic questions, if you prefer not to use the built-in scanner. I cannot tell you what a timesaver this is!

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I highly recommend this app if you’re looking for the ultimate mobile/tablet grocery shopping experience!

Download the Shop ‘n Save app for iPhone.

Download the Shop ‘n Save app for Android.

Do you use an app for grocery shopping? Does your local store have an app?


Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. All thoughts, opinions and love for Shop ‘n Save is my own.


Take a Book and Give a Book with The Little Free Library!



A few months ago, I shared some fun ways to teach kids how to read an a recipe for Alpha-Bit cereal bars. This summer, we are still making sure to read every day and Alpha-Bits also plays a big part in my son’s learning! Alpha-Bits is a great snack for us and we love seeing what words we can spell out with what is in our bowl. Something else we love is to tune into Super Why, which airs on PBS. It’s such a fun way to learn and even my younger girls love the show. I’m a huge fan of reading with my family, so I was excited to be able to take part of placing a Little Free Library in my community.

Little Free Library

Are you wondering what a Little Free Library is? A Little Free Library is a box full of books in your community where anyone can pick up a book for free and also bring in their old books. It’s that simple and spreads literacy throughout the community!

Little Free Library Story from Beargrass Media on Vimeo.

When thinking where I could place the Little Free Library I was given, I immediately thought of my church. We love Concord Trinity and it’s a wonderful community who I knew would love to get involved in this. Their Wednesday Workers crew happily installed the Little Free Library after adding a little paint. One it was installed, my son couldn’t wait to gather up some of his old books and head up to the library to pick out some new books.

If you’re in St. Louis, check out our Little Free Library at Concord Trinity Church. The address is: 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Saint Louis, Missouri 63126.

Little Free Library and Hayden

Little Free Library Books

I believe that books should be available to all, no matter where you live or if you can afford them. I’m so glad that there is a Little Free Library in our community now. If you’re interested to see if there is one near you, check the Little Free Library map.

The great thing about the Little Free Library is that you can buy one yourself and install it in your community! To learn more, visit Little Free Library.

A huge thank you to POST Cereal for the opportunity to install a Little Free Library in my community and for what they are doing to help Little Free Library spread awareness of books for all!

Do you have a Little Free Library in your neighborhood?


Disclosure: I received a Little Free Library. No further compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! Buy Tickets in St. Louis Now!




We always enjoying the Disney on Ice shows each year. When I heard that they were going to start touring with a Frozen show, I knew that my family would have to be there! If you’re in St. Louis, tickets are on sale now!


Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits St. Louis from February 26 to March 1 for eight performances at Scottrade Center.

The Academy Award®winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.  Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Disney on Ice Frozen Anna and Elsa Picture

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

Disney on Ice Frozen Anna and Elsa

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen St. Louis Schedule

Venue: Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103

Date and Time of Performances:

Feb. 26 – 7pm

Feb. 27 – 10:30am/7pm

Feb. 28 – 11am/3pm/7pm

March 1 – 11am

Tickets start at:  $15

To order tickets by phone:  1-800-745-3000 To order tickets  

Not in St. Louis? Visit the Disney on Ice website to see if the show is coming near you!


Menu Plan + Shop and Save Weekly Deals #shopnsave



Last week, I shared my weekly menu plan and some great deals at Shop ‘n Save. I also was able to give away a $100 Shop ‘n Save gift card – congratulations to the winner Bridget!

Shop n Save Logo

The weekly ads at Shop ‘n Save during the summer are my favorites – I love all of the fresh fruit and veggies that are on sale! This week, Shop ‘n Save has some great sales and I know that we will be stocking up. Below is my Weekly Menu Plan for next week plus some of my favorite Shop ‘n Save deals!

Weekly Menu Plan

Monday – Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Tuesday – Pork Chops and Veggies

Wednesday – Kraft Velveeta Skillet Meal

Thursday – Skillet Lasagna

Friday- Pizza Night!

Saturday – Crockpot Fajitas

Sunday – Grilled Burgers, Veggies and Salad

Shop ‘n Save Weekly Deals

- Gold Peak Tea {my husband’s favorite!!} – 2 for $4

- Saragento Shredded Cheese – 2 for $5

- Kraft Velveeta Skillets or Casseroles {one of my favorite easy meals} – 2 for $5! Plus, save $5 instantly when you buy 5 different Kraft dinners

- Fresh Asparagus – $2.99 a pound

- 8 oz. Essential Everyday Tomato Sauce – 25 cents!

- Prairie Farms Yogurt – 50 cents

- 2 lbs. Fresh Strawberries – $3.88

- Bone-in Pork Chops {or ribs!} – $3.49 a pound

- 24 pack of Super Chill Bottled Water – 2 for $5 {Stock up for the summer!}

You can check out more great weekly deals in the Shop ‘n Save ad! You’ll want to check out their Red Hot Buys!

What’ on your menu plan this week? What will you be stocking up on from Shop ‘n Save?

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.