Arkansas Women Bloggers Gather. Grow. Connect. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 41595300 Brittney Deane: Peanut Butter Burger. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Several years ago, I was in Tulsa at an event at a bowling alley.  Ok, it was a bowling tournament. For Hanson Day. Yes, that Hanson. I’m a big fan and attend their annual fan club event, which includes a bowling tournament (you can stop laughing now. I embrace my geekiness.) Anyway, after we finished bowling, we were starving. It was a small alley in downtown Tulsa and they didn’t cook – but they served a few unique things that were actually made in the restaurant next door and walked over between the alleyway. I don’t remember what my friends had, but I had a peanut butter burger. I love trying different and new things, and I had never seen peanut butter and burger in the same dish. It was delicious.The peanut butter was creamy and salty and a hint of sweet. The caramelized onions added a savory hit and the buns were crispy to hold up to so much burger – they were toasted frozen waffles!
I decided to create my own version (spoiler alert: I added bacon!). Don’t knock it until you try it! READ MORE
Brittney Lee Razorback Britt
Brittney is wife to Tyler, mom to Remi and doggie mom to Mikey and  Pippin. She works full time in marketing. She loves musicals, pedicures, queso and making new friends. Follow Brittney on her blog, Razorback Britt
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Another World at Heifer International Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 I never imagined spending my eighth wedding anniversary walking around a ranch. Yet, this was the grand adventure my husband had planned for us; THIS was what he surprised me with. This is what I took off work for, a day at Heifer International Ranch.

To be honest, I felt a twinge of disappointment when we pulled up. Grassy fields stretched on for what seemed like miles all around us, and the sun blazed overhead. It was hot, stifling hot, with little to no wind to stir the humid Arkansas air, and there appeared to be a lot of walking to do.

Yet, my husband was determined to have an adventure. He wouldn’t let the elements deter him. So, we set off and discovered another world hidden on the Heifer International Ranch. READ MORE…

Kayla Dean is a believer, wife, mother, author, educator, nature-lover, and creative adventurer who lives in central Arkansas. She makes her blogging home at

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War Eagle Fair Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Beth Macre, Miss July 2017

After moving to Northwest Arkansas, I was very happy to be able to apply to be a vendor at War Eagle Craft Show. I had only participated in a few Art Festivals in Georgia, but none in Arkansas. Although I had never been to the War Eagle Craft Show, I had heard that it is a big show with great attendance, along with many other shows that same weekend in October each year. And it is.  

I set up shop there for 2 years and I loved it. The crowds are wonderful and the setting is just gorgeous in October. Last year I had to withdraw a few weeks before the Fair because my husband had to have unexpected heart surgery. While I enjoyed being a vendor at War Eagle, it is a long 4 day show. This year, any shows that I go to will be 1 or 2 day shows. Maybe we will go back to War Eagle again as a vendor, or as a customer and blog about the show. For now, you can read about our first year experience. READ MORE…

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Sunday Link-Up {July 16, 2017} Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Sunday Link-Up Favorites

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Renee Birchfield: Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 When I heard this month’s song was Cheeseburger in Paradise I knew I had to do a good burger recipe. My dad is a Jimmy Buffett fan. All through my childhood on any road trip, including all the trips to Tulsa from Springdale and Florida,  Jimmy Buffett CDs were what we would listen to. Cheeseburger in Paradise was always a favorite as a sing along. I’m sure I knew all the words by the time I was eight.  The songs hold a special place in my heart and make me smile every time I hear them.

So today I am going to share with you a favorite charcoal grilled burger complete with bacon and cheddar cheese. Oh, and let’s not forget the homemade fries. Hubby and I couldn’t agree on which fries we wanted so I made both sweet potato fries and regular fries.  Homemade fries seem daunting but they really are quite simple and healthier since they are baked.  READ MORE


Renee Birchfield


Renee, the voice behind If Spoons Could Talk, loves everything food related. You will often see her taking pictures of her food before eating, while her husband shakes his head, smiles and waits to eat, because of course she has to take a picture of his too. Her time is spent in the kitchen cooking, on the computer researching recipes, the rest of her time is spent with her husband and two fur babies watching TV. Now she is making time to get a masters and just got a full time teaching job.  You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest as If Spoons Could Talk and on Twitter as Spoons Could Talk.

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Our Nicaragua Adventure Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000

Earlier this month, my 8-year-old and 13-year-old daughters and I traveled to Nicaragua for vacation. Most of our friends and family thought us crazy to go there, but we were up for the adventure — and boy, Nicaragua did not disappoint. We braved the heat, ate local food, got stopped by the police, rode in the back of a truck with a couple of surfers, and heard the tsunami warning sirens. Join me over the next week or two as I chronicle our trip…READ MORE

Stacey Valley is a wife, mom to four girls, and woman of many talents and interests from marketing and public health to good food and travel. Baking is her love language and travel is her therapy. Stacey’s goal is to live life to it’s fullest. Her life’s motto is “Live big. Love deep.”

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Superior Bathhouse Brewery Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Hot Springs Arkansas is home to historic Bathhouse Row which is in Hot Springs National Park, one of the nation’s very first national parks. Bathhouse Row is exactly what you would think it was by the name, a row of eight bathhouses that have been around since the early 1900’s. The bathhouses were frequented by presidents, mobsters, athletes, and anyone wanting to bathe in the healing waters.

Fast forward to the present day and only two of the bath houses are actually still open for baths and the others have been turned into museums, shops, art galleries, etc. The Superior Bathhouse is the smallest bathhouse on Bathhouse Row and was recently renovated into a microbrewery and full service restaurant…yum! To check out my full dining experience head on over to Ricci Alexis now and READ MORE!

Ricci Ellis is an Arkansas native who has some serious love for the natural state. She loves big hair, monograms, blogging, caramel frappes from McDonald’s and being the “cool” Aunt among other things. She has one spoiled rotten puppy girl, Sophie. You can catch up with her on her Arkansas lifestyle and beauty blog, Ricci Alexis, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

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Flashback to 2014 – Reminder to Self…Simplify Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Beth Macre, Miss July 2017

The Arkansas Women Blogger Conference in September 2014 was one of the first ‘events’ that I participated in after moving to Northwest Arkansas in the spring of that year. I was not able to attend the conference but I did participate in the Saturday Makers Market, where I met several bloggers in real life for the first time! It made an impression on me and I blogged about it.

I happened to be there when a news reporter from Channel 5 News was there. Fair warning…there is a reason why I do not talk on video. I was not prepared when she came up to me to ask a few questions.

“Bloggers are not normal”  What?

I’m sorry for my nonsensical blathering on camera. If you watch the video (Link on the blog) to see what I’m talking about. You will also see some other Arkansas Women Bloggers speaking very eloquently about the conference.

Clarification: By ‘normal friends’ I meant ‘friends who were not bloggers’.

In my defense, that year was a very stressful year. Which is why I was blogging about Simplifying my life! Talking to a reporter on camera is not that!  READ MORE…

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Keri Bucci: Cheeseburger in a Bowl Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Cheeseburgers are a staple in our house. We are a low carb and gluten free family so we love lettuce wrapped burgers. My favorite way to cook them in the summertime is on the grill, but on those nights when I work late or we have had one of those long days when we were gone all day, I am just too lazy to pull out that grill and make burgers.

When we have those hectic nights, which seems to be more often than I care to admit, we still have burgers but a simple preparation is a must.  By changing those burgers into a fresh salad my family still gets a great dinner without me hovering over the grill all evening. 

These Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls are a great way to have those delicious cheeseburgers in under thirty minutes. I don’t know about you, but any time I can feed my hungry family a home cooked dinner with only a half hour of cooking I am one happy girl! READ MORE 

Keri is a sassy southern girl who loves cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She is a former corporate minded gal turned homeschool mom and baker. When she’s not covered in some flour you can find her blogging about recipes and getting healthy over at My Table for Three.



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