A Lady’s Guide to St. Louis’ Craft Beer Scene

A Lady's Guide to St. Louis' Craft Beer Scene

Today we’re going to talk about beer. St. Louis beer, specifically.

While I know many of the people that read this blog regularly are not from St. Louis, I urge you to read this post, pin the image below and promptly make a trip to this fine city for some brewery-hopping.

You would not regret it, trust.

One of my favorite past times for summers here in St. Louis has become seeking out pleasant patios upon which my friends and I will seek to taste as many different types of local beers as we can.

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You Can’t Buy Self-Confidence (But Boy, Have I Tried)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Reflection

This weekend, I jumped on the bandwagon yet again and bought the oh-so-popular book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Over 2 million copies have been sold of this book and I know I’m not the first to talk about it, so I’ll spare you a critique of the book (cliff notes: the writing was so-so and a bit self-serving but the ideas were fantastic).

After reading it, I got rid of more than half of my stuff. 

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4 Steps to A More Sustainable Wardrobe

4 Steps to a More Sustainable Wardrobe featuring @method #stylebymethod #clevermethod

Happy Belated Earth Day, guys!

When I was planning and writing this post, I TOTALLY thought I was going to be in sync with the rest of the Blog World and on-topic with the holiday du jour but when I woke up yesterday and my iPhone alerted me that it was Earth Day, I realized that I completely had the date wrong…

And am therefore a day late with my sustainability message (#badblogger). So uh, let’s just pretend that today is Earth Day, mmmk? Okay.

In my post on Tuesday, I mentioned my newfound interest in more environmentally-friendly living following a talk I attended at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The main message of the talk was that we can all make a difference by approaching our daily lives with just a little bit more intention and implementing a few simple and effective eco-friendly habits.

If you’ve been reading All Things E for any span of time, you know I’m alllll about small habits snow-balling into much bigger life changes, so this message really resonated with me and prompted me to step back and take a look at the areas in my life in which I was being wasteful or hard on the environment.

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Life Lately

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Hi loves, happy Tuesday.

I’ve been staring at a blank screen for a looooong time tonight, attempting to make magic with a blog post but having nothing come to mind of any particularly significant value, so I thought I’d share a few photos from lately and a quick update on what’s been going on in my world…

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What Is It About Where You Live That You Love?

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I have spent four out of the past five weekends not in St. Louis.

Two of them were spent in or traveling to/from New York City (which I will blog about eventually!), one was spent in Kansas City and the other one was spent in Iowa with my family.

All very good weekends, spent with people I love in interesting places…

But to be honest, I am pretty ready to hang out here in St. Louis for a few weeks! 

On the one weekend that I was here in town (the weekend after we went to NYC), Ashley and I went to a really neat event put on by Opera Theatre St. Louis called “Opera Tastings.”

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A Weekend in Kansas City

Fun on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City

Howdy, lovelies!

First things first: thank you to everyone that commented on my last little hoorah post on blogging – that was a fun one to write and it was nice to hear other bloggers that could relate. Makes me feel less alone and I absolutely love that (<– one of the best parts of this blogging thang!).

Today I wanted to share a few more snapshots from my time in Kansas City over Easter weekend. It was such an awesome weekend weather-wise so it was really fun to get out and explore a bit after Go Blog Social.

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10 Ways to Get Excited About Your Blog

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Last Monday I came home from work allllll strung out on stress, anxiety and the need to TOTALLY CHANGE MY WHOLE LIFE.

I wasn’t feeling great (those pollen counts are gettin’ me down), I felt overwhelmed with work and I was convinced that I was “behind” on blogging.

So I did what any normal person would do – laid on the rug in my room and cried for a bit.

Sometimes you just need a quick cry, right? Over complete non-problems, yes? It happens to the best of us.

Anyway, after I cried, I leashed up the dog and took her for a walk around our favorite park. During this walk, I talked myself into quitting blogging.

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April Goals

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April, you’re here! One quarter of 2015 down, three to go. <– mind-boggling.

I’ve been enjoying these little monthly goals posts so far in 2015  – they give me something nice to think about and keep in the back of my head for the month, plus it has been fun to connect with other bloggers and see what they’re working toward.

One thing that always surprises and interests me while reading other people’s posts is just how similar  a lot of our struggles are. While we’d like to think we’re all special unique flowers, the truth is that the daily grind isn’t all that different for most of us. I find that comforting.

We’re all in this together. <– I really hope someone sang that sentence to the tune from High School Musical. One of my favorite Disney Channel movies.

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A Typical Day in My Life

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Well hello, friends.

Today I’m going to copy cat off a bunch of other bloggers by giving you a sneak peak into a “typical” day in the life of Erika. Also known as a play-by-play of what I did yesterday with a few photos.

I always find posts like these interesting as a blog reader because sometimes I just can’t help but wonder what my favorite non-entrepreneur bloggers do all day long. Day jobs, house chores and other mundane adult activities are usually the answer (at least for me), but here’s a post to confirm that, nonetheless.

Buckle up because you know this is going to be riveting. 

I may have consumed a few too many of these Peanut Butter SNICKERS® {post sponsor!} and may be running off of a bit of a sugar high right now, so maybe this will be a little bit entertaining. <– No guarantees though.

Here goes :

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