Missouri Women Bloggers and the MOST 529 College Savings Plan are co-hosting a Twitter chat this Wednesday, May 25th at 1pm Central.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about 529 College Savings Plans, be eligible to win prizes at the chat, and find out how to enter to win a 529 contribution of $5290 on May 29th, which is College Savings Day!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend – we promise it will be the most educational and exciting 45 minutes of your day!

If you have never attended a Twitter chat before, don’t worry, it’s pretty easy.  You don’t even have to get dressed!  Simply log on to Twitter and search for #MOSave4College.  This is the hashtag we will be using throughout the chat.  During the 45 minute chat, we’ll ask a series of questions.  Tweet your answer to each question along with the hashtag, and you’ll be entered to win prizes! (psst – prizes are 529 contribution $$!!) Plus, you can tweet any questions you have about 529 plans to our hosts, and we will get them answered for you!

Here are some more twitter handles that will be handy for you to follow for the chat:

Hosts – @MOST529, @MOTreasurer, @SensibleFamily, @FawnRech

MOWB Attendees – @TSteffes, @CouponistaQueen, @MomentsThatTake

If you are planning to attend, comment below and we will add you to the attendees list! Also, feel free to comment with questions so we can get you all set before the chat starts.


Festive Flag for Memorial Day

by Fawn Rechkemmer on May 20, 2016

By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks

Last week, I took out my American flags and all my summer red, white, and blue decorations. For many, these items stay out all year. For me, I really get the patriotic decorations out in the month of May. Of course, Memorial Day is the first onset of everything patriotic. Plus, it’s the launch of summer for many.

This is yet another reason why I love the month of May. In the kitchen, we love to make patriotic red, white, and blue goodies. Plus, almost all of our patriotic foods involve the kids as well. We have a staple flag recipe that the kids know how to make. It’s a favorite of theirs because it has their favorite fruits and marshmallows. We make the flag recipe for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. In addition to those days we make it for family reunions and parties. Not only is it good, but it is really pretty. I can guarantee you this flag recipe will be the hit of your party.

For this Memorial Day, have some fun in the kitchen and get the kids involved. You can let them snack a little while they are making the skewers for the flag. At the same time, you can reflect on what Memorial Day is all about and educate them about our wonderful service men and women. It’s a great time to reflect on history all while having some fun in the kitchen!

Mini Festive Flag Recipe

Mini Festive Flag

Festive Flag

Original Festive Flag

Angie Sievers St. Louis CooksThe St. Louis Cooks is an online marketplace focused on food, recipes, and promoting local small businesses/ organizations. We believe a family that cooks together, stays together. My name is Angie Sievers the founder of The St. Louis Cooks.  I am a born and raised St. Louis girl.  Supporting local businesses is very important to us! Not only do we share recipes, but we promote and build brand awareness for local businesses. Along with my husband (the real chef of the family) and my three kids, I hope you will connect with us at The St. Louis Cooks!


My Hometown {Wordless Wednesday}

May 18, 2016

By Mary Masterson of Adventures of My Life Mary Masterson and her husband live on a farm in the Ozarks of Missouri. In their peaceful setting in the woods, they raise chickens and horses. Building their farm from scratch and recording it on her blog, Adventures of My Life,  leaves memories for years to come. […]

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Gearing up for Summer {Foodie Friday}

May 13, 2016

By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks The weather is warmer, the flowers are in bloom, baseball season is in full force, and I’m wearing sandals. The month of May is such an exciting time of the year. Another school year is coming to an end, and the anticipation of summer is on everyone’s mind. It’s […]

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Happy Mother’s Day {Foodie Friday}

May 6, 2016

By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks Mother’s Day is almost here. It’s time to celebrate that special woman that raised you and taught you to be the person you are. Many times, Mom gets the short end of the stick. Our Mothers are the glue that keeps everyone together. Everyone else comes first […]

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Introducing the May Foodie Friday Editor – Angie Sievers

May 5, 2016

It’s time to meet our May Foodie Friday editor, Angie Sievers from The St. Louis Cooks.  Angie is a new Missouri Women Bloggers member, but she’s jumping right in to the action!  Read on to learn more about her and get ready for a great month of Foodie Friday posts! Born: St. Louis, MO Raised: […]

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My Mother’s Hometown {Wordless Wednesday}

May 4, 2016

By Sarah Nord of pen2page.me Sarah Nord blogs about food, family and fine living at www.pen2page.me. Sarah loves to share recipes and life experiences that are all about the pursuit of health and happiness. By day, Sarah works in marketing for a meal kitting business called Happy Food Co. By night, she loves on her family, tends her […]

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6 St. Louis Restaurants to Try in 2016 {Foodie Friday}

April 29, 2016

By Jess from Silex in the City Hey, folks! I’m – I’m currently living in the St. Louis area and I take my blog along as I check out local spots, settle into my new home, sip craft beer, and plant lots of green things! One of my 2016 Intentions is to Embrace Missouri (#EmbraceMO). My goal is to try {at least} […]

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German Chocolate Cake Cupcakes {Foodie Friday}

April 22, 2016

By Jackie St.Clair at My Kitchen Addictions I grew up on a farm and my mom was considered a farmer’s wife. She didn’t work outside the home, instead she worked in the home and on the farm caring for her children, helping her husband on the farm and putting home cooked meals on the table most nights. […]

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Imagine If You Never Had to Grow Up {Wordless Wednesday}

April 20, 2016

By Charity Craig of YoHoDisney   Charity Craig is a blogger and mom of four who writes about everything Disney at YoHo Disney. Charity says, “It’s a Disney life for us! We’re a family of six who love #allthingsdisney, whether it’s Disney food, cocktails or Disney parks, we’re here to share our love with you. […]

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