Revolutionize Your Organization: Unlocking the Power of Innovative Storage Totes – Join This Kickstarter Campaign Today!

Twenty years after high school seems like a life time ago, but with social media, it’s a lot easier to keep up with what your old classmates have been up to over the years. They get married, have kids, post pictures of their life, and even share their journey creating something they believe in.

James Boyce is someone that I have known for a lifetime. His passion for creating has been in him for as long as I can remember. So when he sent a message about an idea he was working on back in 2020, I told him that I would put something up on the blog about it. Here we are 3 years later with a fully realized idea. Check out his Kickstarter to learn more!

Bubba Lee Trucker Tote | Efficient Storage for Drivers


James and his team really went all out in marketing their awesome product. They even have a handy video you can watch that breaks down their product in an easy to follow format. Watch below!

A lot of time and research went into this awesome organizational tote into how it can help keep you organized while on the road. Creating something like this takes a lot of skill, patience, and commitment. So if you can sometimes be an unorganized mess like me, The Bubba Lee Trucker Tote may be exactly what you need.

New St. Louis Cardinals Book for Young Readers

The new book St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know! offers a unique approach to telling the story of Cardinals baseball for fans young and old.

Hundreds of vivid photos and accompanying vignettes allow readers to experience the players, teams, and special moments of one of baseball’s greatest franchises. Within these pages, readers will find the love and joy that fans call “Cardinal baseball.” Relive the 19 pennants, the 11 World Series Championships, and all the special moments in-between.

Which Redbird players were the best at each position and which ones made it to the Hall of Fame? Can you name their lone Triple Crown winner or the team’s MVPs? What are the “Perfectos” and who’s in the “Gashouse Gang?” It’s a story over 140 years in the making that will simply make Redbird fans of all ages “Go Crazy” for Cardinal baseball! 

St. Louis author and baseball historian Ed Wheatley covers this storied franchise with an illustrated collection of highlights from the 1800s to today. Look back at your favorite Cardinals moments or discover things you never knew in St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know!

Book Signings:

Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
Main Street Books
307 S. Main Street in St. Charles, MO

Monday, June 5 at 6 p.m.
Scenic Regional Library
111 Lamar Parkway in Pacific, MO

Pick up your copy of St. Louis Cardinals: Everything You Need to Know from Amazon today!

Disk Spinner Craft Inspired by Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania!

In celebration of the release of Home Entertainment Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we’re excited to share this craft inspired by the genius who created them, Dr. Hank Pym! 

Ready to shrink and grow like Ant-Man and the Wasp? Check out this fun craft for a Disc Spinner inspired by Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, available now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD! Click the link to join the fun: https://bit.ly/AMWQDiscSpinnerCraft

It’s time to size up your collection! Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is available to buy only at Digital retailers on April 18 and arriving on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 16.

(And the movie just got even BIGGER! Over 2 hours of bonus content!)

BURBANK, CA (April 6, 2023) – Look out for the little guy! Ant-Man is back with the whole family, in their biggest adventure yet! Join Scott, Hope, Hank, Janet and Cassie as they take audiences deeper than ever before into the Quantum Realm – and face off against the all-powerful Kang the Conqueror.

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives on Digital April 18 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 16. Fans can add the film to their collection and access exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness. 

Film Synopsis
Super Heroes Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Katy O’Brian as Jentorra, William Jackson Harper as Quaz and Bill Murray as Lord Krylar. 

Bonus Features*
Gag Reel

  • Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Audio Commentary

  • Watch the film with audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness.

Featurettes

  • All in the Family – Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer discuss the complex layers and secrets – yet incredibly strong bond of this heroic family.
  • Formidable Foes – Discover how Jonathan Majors, Bill Murray and Corey Stoll bring gravitas to the villains of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.  Learn more about how Kang brings a Thanos-level threat to this adventure and the larger MCU.

Deleted Scenes 

  • Drink The Ooze – Upon entering the Quantum Realm, Scott Lang nervously drinks the ooze.
  • I Have Holes – Veb expresses great excitement when he discovers he finally has holes.


*Bonus features vary by product and retailer

Explore St. Louis Summer Fun!

Welcome to St. Louis! If you’re here for the summer you might as well enjoy the humidity and find something cool to do. Living here all of my life I find that there are still things that I have never done in my own neighborhood. St. Louis and its surrounding areas offer a variety of exciting summer activities. St Louis isn’t quite the same as the Gina Argento Broadway Stages in New York or the Keys down in Florida, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth a visit. You can find the fun wherever you are and in St Louis, you’re bound to find a lot of it.

Things to Do in The Lou

Here are some of the best options that are always at the top of every recommendation list:

Gateway Arch: Begin your summer adventure by visiting the iconic Gateway Arch. Take a tram ride to the top for stunning views of the city and the Mississippi River.

Forest Park: Explore Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride through the park’s trails, visit the St. Louis Zoo, or rent a paddleboat on the park’s Grand Basin.

City Museum: Experience the City Museum, a unique attraction that combines an interactive art installation, playground, and architectural marvel. Climb through tunnels, slide down slides, and explore hidden passageways—it’s fun for all ages.

Missouri Botanical Garden: Escape the city’s hustle and bustle at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Wander through beautifully landscaped gardens, visit the Climatron tropical rainforest conservatory, and admire the stunning Japanese Garden.

Grant’s Farm: Take a trip to Grant’s Farm, a family-friendly attraction featuring animal encounters, tram rides, and a petting zoo. Don’t forget to sample the Anheuser-Busch beer brewed on-site.

The Muny: Catch a show at The Muny, an outdoor amphitheater in Forest Park. The Muny is known for its Broadway-quality productions and offers a unique open-air theater experience.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour: Learn about the brewing process and the history of Anheuser-Busch on a brewery tour. Discover the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and enjoy a complimentary tasting at the end.

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game: Cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Catching a baseball game is a quintessential summer activity in St. Louis, and the atmosphere at the stadium is electric.

The Magic House: If you’re traveling with kids, make sure to visit The Magic House. This interactive children’s museum offers hands-on exhibits and activities that are both educational and entertaining.

Day trip to the Ozarks: Take a day trip to the nearby Ozark Mountains, where you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and boating. There are several scenic spots, including the Lake of the Ozarks and Elephant Rocks State Park.

These are just a few of the many fantastic summer activities you can enjoy in St. Louis and its surrounding areas. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or family-friendly attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Gateway City.

More Things to Do This Summer in St. Louis

If that’s not enough, here are 10 more ideas of things to do in the lou!

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Explore the outdoor sculpture park, featuring large-scale contemporary artworks amidst nature trails and picturesque landscapes.

St. Louis Science Center: Engage in interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, and educational programs at the Science Center. It’s a great place for kids and adults alike.

Six Flags St. Louis: Enjoy a thrilling day of roller coasters, water rides, and live entertainment at Six Flags St. Louis amusement park.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: Step back in time at Cahokia Mounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that preserves the remains of an ancient Native American city. Take a guided tour and learn about the fascinating history of the Mississippian culture.

The Delmar Loop: Explore the vibrant Delmar Loop neighborhood, known for its eclectic shops, unique boutiques, art galleries, and delicious restaurants. Catch a live music performance at The Pageant or Blueberry Hill.

Missouri History Museum: Discover the rich history of Missouri at the Missouri History Museum. Explore engaging exhibits that cover topics ranging from Lewis and Clark’s expedition to the Civil Rights movement.

Grant’s Trail: Go for a bike ride or a leisurely walk along Grant’s Trail, a 9-mile paved path that winds through scenic parks, neighborhoods, and wooded areas.

Meramec Caverns: Venture into the depths of Meramec Caverns, a fascinating underground cave system located near St. Louis. Take a guided tour to see stunning rock formations and learn about the cave’s history.

The Butterfly House: Visit the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield. Walk through a tropical conservatory filled with beautiful butterflies and learn about their life cycle and conservation efforts.

Katy Trail State Park: Embark on a biking or hiking adventure along the Katy Trail, a 240-mile long trail that follows the path of the Missouri River. Enjoy scenic views, historic landmarks, and charming small towns along the way.

These additional ideas should provide you with a diverse range of options to enjoy during your summer in St. Louis. Any questions, post a comment or message me on social media and I can provide even more recommendations based on budget or interest!