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Baseball, Travel

Ballpark Review: AT&T Park (Giants)

Going in we knew we’d love AT&T Park based on what we’ve seen on TV and rave reviews from friends and family. This stadium is in a superb location, right in downtown San Fran with a remarkable view of the bay. It was easy to get sucked into the “Beat LA” chants as the Giants fans were beyond enthusiastic as they cheered their team to a resounding victory. There were many unique amenities for both kids and adults (slides, cable cars, and even a garden), and the concessions—which served fresh seafood and CA wines—were remarkable! A flock of seagulls took over the stadium immediately after the fans ran away, which was a really fun surprise. Our overall experience at AT&T Park was one of sheer enjoyment and places this stadium as one of our favorites to date.

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Baseball

Our Cardinals Baseball Wedding!

We are both life-long Cardinals fans, met at a Cardinals game and got engaged at Busch. So of course we had a Cardinals-themed wedding! Having a baseball-themed wedding was so fun and took wedding planning to a whole new level! I did all this pre-Pinterest so now that I’m a Pinterester I thought I’d share all my ideas so many more brides can make their baseball-themed wedding come true.

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Food

Ginormous Cinnamon Rolls

We love cinnamon rolls! We’ve made it a tradition of making ginormous cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast as we lounge in our PJs, happily unwrap gifts and cuddle with the kitties by the cozy fireplace.

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Baseball, Travel

MLB Ballpark Reviews: Rankings at Half-Way

We have reached the half-way mark of our journey to visit all the MLB baseball stadiums! Since we’ve hit a major milestone, we thought it was time to give an update on our current rankings of the ballparks we have visited. Right now we’ve decided to omit Busch Stadium from our rankings since we are obviously biased, and we’d like to leave you all in suspense. 😉 Without further ado…

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Angel Stadium
Baseball, Travel

Ballpark Review: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

A rare breed of historic yet modern, Angel Stadium is the fourth-oldest active MLB stadium but features modern amenities and memorable monuments. Of the three SoCal stadiums we visited, Angel Stadium of Anaheim was in the middle of the pack—not as nice as the Padres’ Petco Park, but far superior to Dodger Stadium.

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Gardening

Guarding Your Garden Against Excessive Water

Missouri has seen a record amount of rain this year. This seems great since watering the garden became unnecessary, but too much water can have some major effects on your garden. Many people, including myself, love growing tomatoes and peppers, and these two seemed to be significantly affected (by microbial diseases) due to the overabundance of water. For minor issues, there are some useful techniques that can be utilized to try to recover your garden, like removing diseased areas and applying treatments. There are many preventative measures, such as site selection and monitoring, that should be used to ensure your garden strives despite abnormal rainfall. Let’s look at the symptoms and solutions in more depth.

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Baseball, Travel

Ballpark Review: Dodger Stadium

While on a trip to southern California, we hit up several of the ballparks. Dodgers Stadium was last on our tour and unfortunately the best definitely wasn’t last. The mountain view was beautiful but the stadium design, food and amenities weren’t great. It is an old stadium and was neat to see, but this also is a major fault that made it not very enjoyable to take in everything the stadium had to offer.

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Nationals Park - 6/17/15
Baseball, Travel

Ballpark Review: Nationals Park

I saw the Nationals play at their first stadium—RFK Memorial Stadium—in 2005, and that stadium neither looked nor felt like a baseball team belonged there. Having been home to football and soccer teams, RFK had an awkward layout. As I do with every new park, I expected a lot from Nationals Park, which opened in 2008. While it is a vast improvement over RFK, Nationals Park is merely a generic stadium. The inclusion of the President mascots were entertaining and the food offerings were splendid.
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Cakes, Food

Elmo Truck Cake

My nephew Wyatt is currently into trucks and Elmo; hence the theme for his second birthday party 🙂 This is the first time I’ve actually taken step-by-step pictures of my cake progression. I’m super excited to have this blog so I can now share my fun cake innovations with you all. My sister and I paired up to make this one, and I’d say we did a decent job for our first attempt at a truck or Sesame Street themed cake 🙂

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