BEAUTY RADAR: DERMA ROLLER SYSTEM

If you meet me in person, you’ll realize just how much of a skin fanatic I am. For me, good skin isn’t about vanity; it’s about confidence, because when you feel good in your skin it shows through. At home skincare is obviously super important to achieving/maintaining good skin and I plan on covering a lot more on the blog this season as there’s so much confusion out there.

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Northwest Arkansas Fashion Scene // NWAFW Spring 2019

When I was asked to travel in for the NWAFW Spring shows, of course, I said OUI! When and where?! How could I possibly miss this event with 24 designers, 19 commercial brands, 250 models, 30+ makeup artists, 25+ hair stylists and other creative professionals?!

For those who aren’t familiar, NWA Fashion Week is a project of the non-profit organization The Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum, with a mission to highlight fashion trends, support local brands, to provide a creative outlet for designers, and to celebrate Northwest Arkansas’ fashion culture. In recent years, NWA Fashion Week has focused on putting on two events each year in Northwest Arkansas – a spring show in Bentonville, and a fall show in Fayetteville.

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Gift Giving Made Easy For Those Hard To Shop For Parents & Grandparents

Present shopping. As much as I love it, at times it's a chore, especially for family members who have EVERYTHING and don’t need anything. I'm the type of person that likes to buy meaningful presents too. I really take great great pride in this! And I already have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on the brain! Like me, you may have started thinking about what to buy people. Jotting down the ideas, making the lists.

About a month ago I was introduced to a very exciting digitizing company that I'm sure you'll want to know about. This company called LEGACYBOX really caught my eye because they were perfectly aligned with my mission to become a more thoughtful gift giver-even more thoughtful than I already was and am. It may sound funny, but I really do believe in the magic of gift giving. There is something very special and meaningful about a gesture — big or small — that exists solely to share and express love and gratitude. And in my book, this is what 2019 is all about for me.

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Sip This: Clean-Crafted Wine-The Smart Girl’s Guide To Wine Tasting

If you’ve known me for more than a minute, you probably know I love wine, especially French wines. So when my friend Diane from Tulsa’s hottest PR Firm invited me to her Scout & Cellar Wine Tasting, how could I possibly say no?!! Who wouldn’t want to drink a bunch of wine and eat a bunch of cheese with some fabulous Tulsa ladies on a Thursday night?!


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What To Expect At #BITENWA - A Fabulous Foodie Event in Northwest Arkansas

When there's a foodie event in Northwest Arkansas which is soooo close to us here in Oklahoma, it would be stupid not to pop along to check out what all the fuss is about. Am I right fellow foodies?! This will be by second year to attend Bite NWA and I am just over the moon over it. Over the course of three evenings you will experience the best food, beverages, restaurants, chefs, ingredients and brands Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

Pretty much the ultimate foodie dream if you ask me! My stomach is already rumbling!

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Dairy Free Raspberry Overnight Muesli Recipe

Busy loves..have you fallen in love with overnight oats yet?! Ever since I have discovered their brilliance, I’m fully hooked. For the uninitiated, making overnight oats requires little more than stirring together a few ingredients then letting them sit in the fridge overnight, and when you wake up in the morning, breakfast is served. No dicing, no blending, and most importantly, no cooking, which is deeply appreciated with the warmer temps creeping in!
I have partnered with @kitehillfoods today to share my dairy-free delish (and oh so pretty) raspberry overnight muesli recipe using their plain unsweetened almond yogurt. The yogurt softens the oats to make them creamy and delicious.

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Celebrating Spring With Skylar Scent Club

If you have been following me for a while you already know I am so obsessed with Skylar. It’s my go-to fragrance!!

And I am so excited that Skylar has launched a new Scent Club that will be going live here in just a few days on April 1st. When you join the scent club, you are sent new, limited-edition scents every month! Plus you get free U.S. shipping, free returns, and you can cancel anytime.(Love the flexibility there)

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Three Fabulous Spring Trends That Won't Break The Bank

For most people, a spring wardrobe is welcomed with open arms. For me, it poses a conundrum.

Being a complete winter baby, I love wrapping up in layers of wool, coats, scarves and hats so stepping out in Tulsa last week to warm tropical climates had me baffled. I did the only thing I could think of and rushed immediately to walmart.com to do a panic-buy! I partnered with Walmart for their “We Dress America” campaign and I really love what they are doing! This campaign celebrates fashion for all-a diverse range of real people from across the country who are expressing their own style.

For once, I was lucky with my purchases and I dare say I've found 3 spring staples so expect to see them an awful lot! These items best reflect my authentic self! I am such a lover of accessories and layering pieces.

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Energizing Matcha Margarita Recipe

What is it about “Matcha Green” that makes absolutely everything so damn dreamy? This drink took me to serenity, another place, a place for my mind to wander off into the depths of a beautiful daydream!!

The warmer it is getting in Oklahoma, the more we’re all vibing on Spring and Summer!

Enjoy this amazing mocktail! Or hey make it a cocktail!!!

Cheers!

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Travel Guide: Exploring St. Louis In 24 Hours

It seems now more than ever that people have the travel bug, including me!!! The need to explore, to experience and to stay in a new exciting location is always just the best! I am noticing people are also wanting to travel to celebrate a special occasion too - whether that’s a birthday or a wedding. That’s exactly what I did for my birthday last year-I desperately just wanted to get away so Lin and I hit the road in our vintage Porsche and took off and did just that. You know I am the biggest sucker for a US road trip with my sweetie. Somewhere in one of my past lives I must have fallen in love en route because I know that is where my heart is happiest. Lin and I have been on countless US road trips ourselves over the years and we typically head west. So this trip I wanted to head east and see some places I had never been before St. Louis is relatively close to Oklahoma allowing for a nice weekend getaway. But we were there for only 24 hours before continuing onto Indianapolis.

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An Interview With Alex -Deco Drinks Tulsa

Deco Drinks across from LaFortune Park is something of a local institution. No matter what beverage you order, consider it heaven in a cup. You can find coffee, Matcha, Boba Tea, Chai, and loose leaf teas. I am absolutely obsessed with the beet lattes and the turmeric lattes because they have zero caffeine so they make the perfect mid-day pick me up! I have had to stop drinking so much caffeine after a bit of a health scare that you read about here.

You can also find the best avocado toast in Tulsa!

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Event Review: Launch Bloggers Conference 2019

Just wanted to following up on my day trip to OKC the other weekend! My friend Cassie from True Agape hosted the very first Launch Bloggers Conference in Oklahoma City and I am so glad that I invested the time to attend. As you know I really wanted to step out of my introvert box and do new things in 2019. I normally would not attend something like this all by myself due to my severe social anxiety. I know it sounds silly but if you deal with anxiety, you will fully relate and if you don’t ..you will never truly understand how debilitating this condition is. I battle it every second of everyday.

Our conference took place at the beautiful OKC Museum of Art which is one of my favorite places to pass time when I am in the city. The Museum’s permanent collection covers a period of five centuries with strengths in European and American art from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, contemporary art, and one of the world’s largest public collections of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly, whom I adore!

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Travel Guide: Houston Texas And It’s Most Instagram Worthy Spots-Sip & Play Edition

I know so many of you have been so eager for this 2nd part of this travel guide to be published and I am so thrilled to finally share all of my favorite Houston gems with you today! I launched the first edition a few weeks ago and I highly recommend reading it too so you can eat your way through Houston. Find it here.

Considering just how close and accessible Houston is to Tulsa and of course Lin’s family living there, I have spent my last seven Thanksgiving holidays there and have yet to share. (well there have been a few things here and there) But it was time to really put a good itinerary together for you! And while this one is a bit long and picture heavy, I promise that you will get so much out of it for your Houston travels so bookmark this one! We have grown to love this picturesque and interesting city very much. In fact every time I visit The Magnolia City, I enjoy it more and more. As a creature of habit, I do tend to visit a lot of the same places because I love them, but always add something new to my trip each time. And thanks to my friend Karen who lives there, she is always keeping me in the loop of the newest and greatest! But I definitely have my Houston staples as I like to call them! Each and every one is highly Instagrammable too! We all know it’s for the gram!

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An Interview with Brooke Marshall — Club Pilates Tulsa

I always love a good Q & A and it’s something you all really love too because these posts always get the best readership. So happy you enjoy interviews with my peers, mentors, and Pilates greats. For it’s maiden voyage, it’s an honor for me to be interviewing one of the sweetest girls I have ever met, Brooke Marshall. We met in the Club Pilates South Tulsa studio and really connected through our love of getting a good workout in and writing and photography. She loved Pilates so much she is now an instructor and I could not be happier for her!

So while everyone is figuring out which way they're going to get fit in 2019, we've had our answer for a while now.

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Paleo Bar-B-Q Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Anyone else spend their Sunday with friends eating amazing food and screaming at the top of your lungs at the tv at two football teams last night?! Surely I am not alone here!

Traditionally, Super Bowl food is a day for pizza, fried chicken wings, rotel, and beer but this year I really wanted to stay on top of my 2019 goals . The result? AWESOME. Did anyone complain? No way. Not when you’re eating Bar-B-Q. chicken stuffed sweet potatoes with Head Country Bar-B-Q sauce. Incase you need to be reminded of how much I love their sauce…click here. Bar-B-Q chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are an easy, healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free weeknight dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy too. I have never seen grown men devour something so quick actually so this recipe is even hubby approved. Plus sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, C, and B6 which plays a key role in maintaining healthy skin and hair ladies. They are also loaded with fiber and potassium and they are one of the most delicious foods on the entire planet! I *might* be slightly addicted to sweet potatoes.

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