Farm Sweet Farm Oklahoma: Local Spotlight

Happy Sunday!

I am so excited to take you behind the scenes today!

I have talked about these beautiful products before when I launched my holiday gift guide a few weeks ago and I am so thrilled for you to meet the wonderful people behind Farm Sweet Farm Oklahoma. You will have the opportunity to meet Nina in person too at this year’s An Affair of The Heart show in November here in Tulsa. If you have not grabbed your tickets..I highly suggest getting them now! I am also hosting several ticket giveaways over on my Instagram over the next few weeks prior to the show!!! So tune in for that too.

When Nina invited me to her farm to meet the goats..well how could I resist?! My dear friend Brooke joined and took these lovely photos too!

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Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake Featuring Heritage Distilling Brown Sugar Bourbon

Today’s recipe by Sarah from Broma Bakery had me literally sprinting for the grocery store, especially since I just received two bottles of delish brown sugar bourbon. Their bourbon is made from a Corn/Rye/Malted Barley mash. Barreled at less than 125 proof for <2 years in new American Oak Charred Barrels, then cut to 60 proof using our private crystal clear water source with natural Brown Sugar and Cinnamon flavors added. 30% ABV/60 Proof. Mmmmmm!

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What to Expect at Your First Mammogram/ Sam’s Personal Story

Today is NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY and I wanted to share a personal story with you all…

National Mammography Day is observed annually on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. Make sure you get your regular checkups.

The story of my mammogram…

Let me start off by saying, breast cancer does not run in my family.

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5 Reasons Why I Left Great Lengths And Came Back To PerfecTress® Hair Extensions

For the majority of my life I have always had long hair but have also always worn hair extensions! And it’s no secret! But if you are a new reader, let me bring you in on a little secret of mine: I wear extensions more often than not! While I wish that my hair could grow five inches overnight, I’ve come to terms with the fact that extensions are the only way to make this dream a reality. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing my hair natural too, well okay, I am totally fibbing…I hate my natural hair. I’m lacking in volume and length so I make up for it with my hair extensions. You can search hair extensions on my blog and have a whole weekend’s worth of reading material. Two years ago I made a big decision to leave the brand of extensions I had been wearing for a long time for Great Lengths hair extensions and while I was very happy with how they looked, I was not happy with a lot of things about them! (The major thing being the price and the longevity of them)

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Ten Must Have Items From An Affair Of A Heart Tulsa

One week ago today I launched my holiday gift guide with my top ten gift items I was most excited about from the upcoming An Affair of a Heart show in Tulsa! If you missed that post find it here. It’s such a beautiful curated selection of one-of-a-kind gifts just in time for the holidays to fit anyone’s taste and budgets!

It’s getting closer and closer to the shopping event of the year where we will all explore miles of aisles of beautiful items to purchase for ourselves and loved ones! Attendees will have the chance to browse—and purchase—everything from clothing to artwork, ceramics, gourmet edibles, bags, apothecary, and more. And as promised I want to show you my top ten picks in my natural environment! I truly adore every single one of these pieces and just cannot wait for you to meet the vendors behind them! And I cannot wait to jumpstart the Thanksgiving holiday with my friends and family at An Affair of The Heart-the funnest curated shopping event in Middle America.

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Fashion In The Square//Garden Party Fashion Show

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I am back from Memphis, and have been gearing up for Runway Tulsa! I actually am never home for this event so I was thrilled to actually attend for the first time ever! Can you believe that?! Thank you travel gods!!!

I am so excited to kick off the festivities with Fashion in The Square in Utica Square! I love it there, especially this time of year!!

This is a FREE event to celebrate Utica Square's long-held reputation as Tulsa's premier fashion, retail and restaurant district. The latest styles take center stage at the Merchant Runway Show in the Square's Garden on Saturday October 13 right in-between The Wild Fork and Starbucks! I was actually asked to walk down the runway this year but had to politely pass on that part! (I am so shy ya’ll)

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Go French Yourself’s Guide To Memphis// Where The Beat Goes On

Memphis is somewhere that I really wanted to spend some time exploring. I had been there once before when I was 17 but that doesn’t even count. And Lin had never been before and I had a feeling he would really enjoy the rich history. I also really wanted to see one of my favorite Frenchie bands Phoenix play as they booked a stop in Memphis for Mempho Fest, a two day music festival. Being such a music lover since as long as I can remember, I just had to experience one of the most musically charged cities in the country. Being a foodie too I also needed to get my hands on some of this Memphis style BBQ! So when I reached out to the lovely Memphis Travel team to experience all that Memphis has to offer-well we made it happen! This post was in collaboration with them and I hope that it will make you consider exploring more of our beautiful world here in The U.S.!

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Sam's Top Ten Gift Items From An Affair Of The Heart Tulsa

And I don’t know about you but I am so fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores! I really would love to avoid shopping mall options and big department stores this year all together if I am being 100% frank.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got quite a long list of ladies (and gentleman) to shop for and the idea of finding the perfect present for all of your family and friends can be a little bit overwhelming. So today, I am here to help you get your gifting done all in one place. 

And that is why I have partnered with An Affair of The Heart Tulsa and their vendors this year! They do so many great shows all year long (I attended the summer July show and just loved the concept) and I am so excited for this November show November 16th-18th in Tulsa! This event is on trend and so chic! Not only is this the place to find unique gifts but An Affair of The Heart is just the best weekend to get together with your family and/or best girlfriends and spend some time together shopping and doing something off the beaten path.

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SHEET PAN CHICKEN WITH POTATOES, BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND APPLES

Ohhhh my goodness……Happy October everyone!!! Bring on all the fall veggies, scary movies, and pumpkins please!!! It is truly the most magical time of the year in my opinion.

I had the best weekend involving the farmers market, the fair, kettle corn, and a horror movie on the couch in cozy pjs. It ended with the most delicious sheet pan chicken with roasted veggies. And some red wine!

Fall flavors are speaking to me, even though the warmer temperatures have not gotten the memo that it’s time to cool down now.

Anyway-this is the easiest dinner to throw together in a matter of minutes and it’s so so delicious!

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The Hottest Hoisery To Try This Fall

Happy fall everyone!!!

I could not be more excited for this special time of year and just because it's cooler out doesn't mean that you have to trade in your shorter dresses, right? Pairing separates and dresses with the season's hottest tights style is the best (and one of the most affordable!) way to easily update your wardrobe. Tights will keep your legs cozy and make them look sexy. Plus tights can be worn under basically anything.

Hosiery is making a big comeback for fall and there were plenty of examples at New York Fashion Week that I was absolutely drooling over!! Basic black tights are fail-proof,(and I think every gal needs a few in her drawer) but the season’s best offerings involve a bit more risk taking, with colors, embellishments and the perennial fishnet. I mean Blake Lively is always wearing fishnet stockings with sexy mini tight slouchy dresses and tailored coats!

So that’s why I teamed up with Berkshire® Leg wear this season ! They are a USA manufactured and a leading department, specialty and online brand and they have designed its best collection yet with many fashion innovations.

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Overnight Favorites

My favorite parts of my skincare and bedtime routine occur in the evening. There's nothing more satisfying than giving your skin and mind all the love and TLC it needs after a stressful day. The night is also the time where your skin repairs itself, so it makes sense to give it as much help as it needs to achieve maximum results. Below are some of my tried and tested gems that I really recommend for some overnight magic—some for the skin-some for the mind.

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Tallgrass Prairie Day Trip Essentials Featuring Pearls Olives to Go

The prairie has been known to evoke powerful emotions in those that let it.

With nearly 11,000 acres of Mother Nature, see wide open space, beautiful vistas, wildflowers, wildlife, bison herd, a historic ranch and one-room school with limestone buildings, and plenty of solitude, each season brings something new to experience. Their motto is "Tall in the Fall" as it takes all season for the tall grasses to reach their maximum heights, which differ each season and are dictated by the amount of rainfall. Greater rain equals taller grasses. So if visiting in the spring, expect to see grasses up to 6 inches that continue to grow all year until they reach their maximum heights in late September/October. 

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LoveFest 2018

The year was 2018…or was it?!!

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of the funnest wedding celebrations I have ever attended!!! Their was music, flower crowns, food trucks, a beer garden, anacondas, and even helicopter rides.

It was truly so magical!!! The dusty air, sunset, amazing food and tunes. I felt like I was at my favorite music festival actually. And festivals really weave a special kind of magic – it’s wild, invigorating, and the energy is electric.With a buzz in the air and glitter in your hair and all over your face— nothing can make you feel more alive than the chaos and freedom of a festival or a celebration of love!!!!!!!


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Facial And Skin Obsessed

One thing I do know is that I would really love for my skin to look like I was just born. Which means: facials every month!!!

Think of professional facials as a monthly ‘spring cleaning’ for your skin. While daily cleansing, weekly exfoliating and skin care are essential, it’s the professional facials that will thoroughly clean your skin and revitalise it incomparably.

Although results from facials are usually seen instantly after a single facial, the benefits of committing to regular facials are cumulative – and here are 4 reasons why you need monthly facials:

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Smells Like Fall

In celebration of the launch of Skylar's first forest-inspired scent, 100% of today's proceeds will be donated to the National Forest Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on restoring and supporting our National Forests.

Welcome to everyday serenity. The ultimate earthy enchantment. Just like the tree, this scent exudes balance, growth and harmony. Inspired by the sound of wind blowing through the trees, finding a waterfall through the woods, and grounding yourself in nature - this elevated scent will give you the peace only connecting with the Earth can offer. Enjoy this forest-inspired, woodsy, lush and elevated scent and experience everyday serenity with one spritz. Time to go back to your roots, love.


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