#IBA18 Nominee

I am incredibly excited for Go French Yourself as it’s been nominated for an @amaraibas Interior Blog Award for Best Use of Photography Blog. 📸💕👏🏼
I would be so appreciative for your vote today if you love my blog through September 15th to make it onto the shortlist ahead of the awards ceremony. 

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Two Delish Summer Poolside Cocktails Featuring Malibu & Jameson

For me, nothing symbolizes the carefree days of summer quite like a day spent lounging poolside with sweet love, sweet friends, and my sweet pups doing nothing more strenuous than taking a dip to cool off when the sun gets a little too hot, or maybe heading inside to get everyone another round of cocktails. These triple digit days here are just insane and the only way to survive them is in a body of water! 

This year, I decided to make it a point not to let these lazy days of summer pass me by as I typically tend to do. So I have been making it a point to  invite friends to don their suits and savor a day of sun and swimming with me!  

This summer has been one of the hottest yet, so I wanted to share two amazing cocktail recipes that will be sure to cool you down during the remaining days of summer. 

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A SOFT FOCUS ON SUMMER LIGHT

I have really been mood boarding like crazy (I had a lot of time to kill on my back for nine days with a neck sprain. Seriously who sprains their neck in their sleep?) And I really have been playing with light and shadows within my photography so I just wanted to share some beautiful pics that I took of my friend Katie. I think they are so pretty and hope you will too!

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Tulsa's 4 Most Instagrammable Walls

I love exploring a city I’m visiting and capturing its essence. When I travel somewhere new, or if I want to play tourist in my own city, I like to find the best spots to take pictures. I so look forward to really capturing all the hot spots in all the cities I travel to and sharing them with you so you can also capture some amazing photos for your Insta grid. And we know it's for Instagram, right?! Laugh out loud. 

So there are some people who never feel the urge to leave the house . They’re completely content to stay in the city they came from and literally just float in the 360 degrees that surround them. And then there’s the rest of us who can’t sit still . We have a love for travel and curiosity. We love taking risks, exploring new places , ideas, and foods. We even live for the day trips hitting that big magical open road exploring our own cities . We embrace these #NeverIdle lifestyle just like #TeamValvoline

I’m working with Valvoline to feature some of Tulsa’s coolest street art with my top 4 murals that are not to be missed! Valvoline believes we were never meant to sit. To rest. To settle . We were meant to run. So we totally align in so many ways. 

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Two Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Pie Featuring Dannon® Oikos®

Whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, pie is always in season in my opinion. Fresh fruit combined with a light, flakey crust, what’s not to love? Pie is definitely my weakness in life. Okay pie and cookies. 

But if you are like me and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, refined sugar and white flour (which can be found in most traditional pies) are on the "no-no list." Plus I am the world's most terrible baker. 

So today I know you will be excited fellow sweet tooth lovers because I have gone ahead and created two smoothie recipes that have all the delicious flavor of two of my favorite pies, but none of the refined sugar. These two recipes are also full of vitamins, minerals, protein (omg yes to protein-counting macros right now and I am finding that my body needs so much more protein but I can only eat so much dang animal protein)  and fiber — and the best part? You can have them first thing in the morning without an ounce of guilt! Plus when you prioritize a balanced breakfast that includes high-quality protein, you establish a good foundation to continue making healthy food choices throughout the day. So when the afternoon rolls around, you’re more likely to reach for nutrient-dense, high-protein snacks to help you stay on track with a healthy diet. 


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Friday Five//The Summer Edition

It's Friday so you know what that means....it's time for another Friday Five round up! I have so neglected this series (catch up on older Friday Five's here) and I promise to stay more on-top of it! It has always gotten a great response and is such a great way for me to recap the things I am sharing on my Instagram that you may have missed. 

My beauty bag has been inundated with new beauty products to try – from new to me skin care products, cosmetics, and some fabulous haircare items.  All of the gems featured here have been personally reviewed by me for weeks and I have a feeling you are really going to love them.

I feel like it's pretty much impossible to have a good hair day in the summer and forget makeup as it just drips off my oily skin by noon in these three digit temps. So I really rely on finding the best products to keep me looking somewhat decent out there! (and hydrated) So here are my five for this week's summer edition. 

First thing's first....beauty starts from the inside...and hydration is so important.

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MEET THE MAKER: JEWELRY DESIGNER JEANA FROM THE NAKED BEAN

It’s no secret that I love female entrepreneurs!!

Jeana has such an incredible story and it's been so fun getting to know her fully!  She is always direct, and honest. She always tells it like it is, doesn’t dwell, and instead always moves forward. So inspired by Jeana, I returned home and started brainstorming a shoot location and knew I wanted to feature her on Go French Yourself.  

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Beauty Review: NIU BODY

As a certified beauty junkie, I love discovering new brands. And trying to make everything in my life "greener" I especially love discovering green goodness brands. 

And if the brand can deliver results --well I'm drawn in by anything that can get my skin looking it's very best because to me good skin starts with good skincare - and the less make-up the better in my books!

NIU BODY

NIU BODY was founded in March of 2017 by Laura Burget and Connie Lo after being frustrated with the natural beauty products available on the market. Options were limited to either pseudo-natural products which weren't effective or high-end brands which cost a fortune. NIU BODY aspires to be a truly natural, approachable brand, at affordable prices so all babes can enjoy everything green beauty has to offer. 

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Day Dreaming Of The Amalfi Coast With Perrier

I love the idea of an apéritif-they are just so simple and refreshing! For today’s cocktail, I turned to a classic Italian aperitivo for inspiration, but with a twist-combining Prosecco with freshly muddled peach and mint and a splash of Perrier Peach.  Perrier Peach is one of the newest flavor in Perrier’s line of all-natural flavored sparkling waters (the L’Orange flavor is also lovely in this easy Prosecco cocktail) 

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Sweet Defeat 30-Day Sugar Detox

I am so excited to have started a 30 day sugar detox  on Monday. I am on day 4 now and really loving it!

Check it out over on my Instagram to get all the details. I made a permanent story on my Hi-lights titled Sugar Detox. (It has the little watermelon cover)

About once every two months or so, I start to feel like I need to reboot my system. I have always found that giving my body a little detox is always a grand idea and I feel so much better afterward. I feel so much healthier and have such a better grasp on making better choices.


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The One Perfect Fragrance To Spritz This Summer: Skylar Body Capri

Well everyone meet the lovely new CAPRI (dreamt up by our own Skylar customer, Dallas Daws Welch, and voted on by our Skylar gals-with thousands of votes)--Inspired by the carefree moments on sweet summer days in the Mediterranean ☀️ 🌊 🐟 And it's love at first smell for me! Loving this citrus escape so much. 🍊I’ve always fantasized about living near the ocean, and this scent always transports me to a glamorous beachside locale having the most intimate summer sabbatical. 

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Affordable Modern Lighting From Gantri: Meet Zeppelin

If you have followed me for a while now you are familiar with Gantri. They are forward-thinking, design-obsessed innovators who are committed to creating original modern designs that are inspired, well made and affordable. They partner with talented established and emerging designers from around the world and help bring their unique visions to life and directly into your home. 

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San Francisco-Bernal Heights Edition Along With The Mission + A Food Discovery Trip Giveaway With Creminelli

To just think this time last year I was traveling down the coast making my way to my favorite city in all the land. July 20th 2017...Lin's birthday actually, we made it to San Francisco on our 9,000 mile Moto trek northwest. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge was not new to us, but seeing it and traveling over it on a motorcycle-well I have no words. Not sure how any birthday will ever compare to that one!

I fell hard for San Francisco in my 20’s and I mean hard. I became infatuated with this place. I wondered for hours through the vintage stores on Haight, breathing in the dusty, musty vintage air. I returned back there a few years later and felt like I was home. The colorful culture of this city just captivates me like no other place in the world. 

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4th of July With Rachel Zoe's Summer Box Of Style Traveling Oklahoma

Do you dream of a place called home? Do you long for someplace, somewhere out there? Do you picture yourself on a lush, tropical island, on a quaint city street in San Francisco, in a hip ski town, or on a green hill top in the Mediterranean ? For a long while now, I’ve been telling myself that I need to move; that Tulsa is too small, too conservative, too . . . familiar for me. I feel so isolated and limited here...like I am slowly slowly suffocating. The man of my dreams STILL has this invitation for me to move to Barcelona. And I am dragging my feet you all. Who drags their feet for an opportunity like this? What am I so scared of??? 

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