My new favorite things…just in time for winter

9 Nov

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Desperation has led me to a wealth of glorious awesomeness, and I must share. My skin is always dry, but last winter it was way past dry…cracking and bleeding every day and nearly every time I touched anything. I’ve tried Neutrogena, Bath & Body Works, Jergens, Vaseline and a host of other over-the-counter products. I’ve tried eating lots of olive oil and avocados and berries and reducing carbs and hormone supplements. But no luck. I was miserable and desperate to find a cure and asking God to provide the answer I needed.

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Revelations from a snoring dog

8 Nov

So the other night I switch off the lights and I’m trying to snuggle down into blissful sleep when my dog starts snoring louder than a 747 at take-off. Continue reading

Two more glamorous cross-posts

7 Nov

I’ve recently written two other pieces for the fabulous fashion blog over at West 38th Street. Fashion shows are so much more fun when they’re for a good cause! (Click the links for the full articles…extra pics & link luv posted below.)

CACHE’ RULES THE RUNWAY AT THE OKC KINGS & QUEENS FASHION SHOW

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Tourist on the Town: Oklahoma City, OK

6 Sep

Photo courtesy Memories by Sandra D

When wagons first rolled in to Oklahoma City, there’s no way anyone could’ve imagined how this city that sprang up in a day would become a sprawling oasis in fly-over territory. It’s a laid-back life with oh-so-many things to see, do…and eat! So get your glam on and discover the hidden gem that is OKC.

Bites

Vast

Dine in world-class style 726.2 feet above the ground. Vast is a feast for both the palate and the eyes, nestled in the clouds at the top of the new Devon Tower downtown. Make your reservations in time to catch the glorious Oklahoma sunset while you enjoy modern cocktails and exceptional American cuisine.

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My summer in (mostly) tweets

5 Sep
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Turtle stalking

  • Spent a tornado-free summer in OK. Hallelujah. Amen.
  • Went to the OKC Farmers Market for the first time (the actual one at OSU, not to be confused with the building that still bears the name but has nothing to do with any sort of produce and makes MapQuest go berserk).
  • Experienced new health challenges that have made me grateful for all the ones I don’t have.
  • Tried Minx nails.
  • Made new friends volunteering for OETA.
  • Discovered a new obsession with creativity (and Pinterest) I never knew I had.
  • Dog birthdays.
  • Family birthdays.
  • The VERY BEST Harry Potter Marathon EVER.
  • Stalked a turtle.
  • Repaired lid switches on two washing machines. The second being somewhat anti-climactic when I forgot to plug the machine back in before I turned it on.
  • Learned how to make frittata.
  • Ate vast amounts of frittata.
  • Won tix to see Michael Buble. Sigh.
  • Read the Hunger Games series. Viewed Catching Fire about one million times. Learned how to rock ‘The Katniss.’
  • Celebrated a birthday by doing inventory.
  • Caught three free movies under the stars in the Myriad Gardens. Next year I will catch more.
  • Became addicted to Fixer Upper.
  • Kept a chemical-free lawn. Easier earlier in the summer rather than later. Enticed by the virtues of clover as low, shady ground cover.
  • Read Warm Bodies. Great read. Movie delightful in spite of differences…and arguably more loveable.
  • Reacted rather irritably to images of new Wonder Woman costume. NOTHING says kick ass like a woman in tall red boots. Anybody can wear black.
  • Mourned the loss of the life skill of letter writing…and envelope addressing…by buying stationary for each niece and teaching random humans how to complete a thank you note.
  • Learned after 25 years of life in Oklahoma that Braums shakes can be ordered EXTRA THICK. You’re dead to me, Okies. You’re welcome, worldwide web.
  • Took a deep breath and made a phone call that could potentially change my life. But at the very least it has stretched me and gained me new/renewed relationships. I won’t tell you what it’s about, but will say that you’ll be the first to know when there’s fruit on the tree.

Now for my most favoritest season of the year. I can already smell the baked apples. Onward into Fall!

Happy OETA Day

28 Apr

Today was OETA’s annual day at the state capitol, and I’m so pleased I was able to attend for the first time with Elizabeth.  The OETA staff was extremely welcoming and gracious.  If you’re not following them on both tv stations and social media, you’re missing out!  There were so many children who showed up to hang out with the OETA Kids characters, but there was plenty other fun for grown-up fans like us.  We love and support our local PBS!

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‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep22 – The one where I am #TeamMary

22 Feb

Also known as ‘The one in which I can’t remember the name of An Ideal Husband.’  For shame.

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