Couple walking through The Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Desserts You Have To Try Around The Springfield Area

If you've got a sweet tooth, these desserts around the Springfield area are a must-try. Chocolate Croissant from Common Grounds Coffee Shop I heard about this delicious croissant from a co-worker of mine. They told me about how it was one of their favorite treats, so naturally, I knew I had to make…

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The Gluten-Free Guide To Springfield

Before my diagnosis, you would find me devouring a basket (or two) of Texas Roadhouse rolls or a large chimichanga smothered in queso. In 2006, I moved to Springfield from Boston, MA, the mecca of delicious diverse food. Shortly after my move, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and a dairy allergy;…

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Amazing Things to do at Big Cedar

Nestled between the Ozark Mountains and the sparkling waters of Table Rock Lake sits Big Cedar Lodge. Johnny Morris’s 4,600-acre premier wilderness resort is your ultimate luxury getaway destination and playground for new adventures. Whether you’re looking to experience golf like never before…

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Vegan Springfield

Five or six years ago, I never thought I’d be here, vegan or a blogger. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nia and I run the microblog Black Girl Vegan (@black_girlvegan) on Instagram. Black Girl Vegan was birthed out of my love for cooking, food and my desire to help vegan foods be more…

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The Magic of C-Street

There’s a kind of magic on Historic Commercial Street (affectionately known as C-Street) that you just can’t find anywhere else in Springfield. Maybe it’s the variety of beautiful architecture from bygone eras, the bevy of dining options or the vintage and artisanal shopping. Perhaps it’s the live…

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A Local's Two-Day Guide To Springfield, MO

Are you looking to visit Springfield, Missouri but only have a couple of days? Not to worry! Curated by a local, here is a short guide of Springfield featuring all the highlights and must-see sights. Photo by Natalie LaTurno Springfield, Missouri is a mid-sized city in the Midwest, but it’s…

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The Best Places To Hear Poetry Readings In Springfield

In a land long, long ago and not so far away, I sat in an English class at Southwest Missouri State College (now Missouri State University) and listened to the professor offer forth two definitions. The first was for prose. “Prose,” he said, “is written with words in the best order.” He then went on…

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