Celebrating July 4th with Beer and Bubbles

By Guest Blogger Dana from ChocolateandSunshine.com
 
I love the Fourth of July!   The day marked my grandmother’s birthday and I have many fond memories of celebrating it with aunts, uncles and cousins at my Uncle Mike and Aunt Marilynn’s pool.  We enjoy an incredible barbecue.  The kids either dive into the pool or hang out in the front yard lighting firecrackers.  I remember having fun as a child lighting up the little “snake” fireworks on a brick.  I was just so very daring.  Later, we scatter for firework displays closer to our own homes and attempt to stay cool.  My favorite July 4th week-end was many years ago when I went into the hospital early on the Monday morning after enjoying these celebrations.  I didn’t mind this particular hospital stay as I delivered my son, Max.  It seems like yesterday.  Happy Birthday, Max!  So, today, I’m, of course, sharing a fun take on celebrating July 4th.

My friends at Here Today, which have 3 local St. Louis-area locations, including Fenton, Florissant and Fairview Heights, Illinois, asked if I’d share some ideas on using their deeply discounted items for your own patriotic party planning. I always have so much fun …

Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

By Guest Blogger Denise from STLMotherhood
 
Father’s Day is one of those tough holiday’s to shop for. The dads in my life just get what the need when they need it, and they’re not much for pampering. It’s not like we can just get a bottle of cologne and call it a day for the men in my life. (sigh) So Mitch and I dropped by Here Today to see if we could find anything interesting (but within budget). Maybe the perfect gift was just waiting for us…

Alright, I’m going to be honest…when I dropped by Here Today I expected to walk out with some tools, or maybe a gift basket of craft beer and snacks for my husband. What I was NOT expecting was a bargain bonanza in electronics. But that’s the awesome thing about Here Today. They are constantly–and I mean constantly–switching up the inventory and finding new deals and sweet merchandise for us. When they say that shopping at Here Today is like treasure hunt, they aren’t kidding. We were impressed. First up was this 40 inch big screen TV for just $199.99. In camo! This would be an awesome addition to any dad’s man …