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Celebrating National Make A Dog's Day With The Farmer's Dog

I always love the days I write about my two furry best friends, Melvin + Henry. They are my whole heart!!

And today we are thrilled to celebrate a very important special day….NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY. National Make A Dog’s Day today on October 22nd provides an opportunity to give all dogs the best day of their lives. The day not only encourages visits to shelters, but it is also a reminder to animal lovers everywhere to adopt instead of shop for a new furry best friend. Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters in the United States annually, many being relinquished by their owners. Worse still, approximately 35% of the animals that enter shelters are euthanized. While numbers continue to decline, the need for adoption continues to be overwhelming. One sure way to make a dog’s day is giving them a new, loving home through adoption. So…Melvin and Henry have have finished two weeks of food from The Farmer’s Dog and we are here sharing our honest review!

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Top Holiday Gift Ideas From Braum’s An Affair Of The Heart Tulsa 2019

One week ago today I launched my holiday gift guide with my top 14 gift items I was most excited about from the upcoming Braum’s 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! If you ask me, a great gift checks two boxes: first, it adds either joy or function (or both!) to the life of the recipient, and second, adds zero stress to that of the gift giver. I make a habit of keeping both points in mind as I work through the holiday season, and not only does it guarantee gifting success for our nearest and dearest, but it also keeps us sane through the frenzy. So when I think of streamlining the gifting process, and it starts with AAOTH.

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Sam's Top 14 Gift Items From Braum’s An Affair Of The Heart Tulsa 2019

Ready or not holiday shopping is here! Even if you are not quite ready to even start until after Halloween, it’s definitely time to start planning and making a rough draft of your shopping list at least. 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.

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Easy No Churn Peanut Butter + Jelly Ice Cream

I scream ! You scream! We all scream for ice cream ! 🍦 but we are trying to eat better on our healthy meal plans 😭 Don’t worry ! I created something irresistible in partnership with @lovegoodfats this week because I am trying to be good but I also have a major sweet tooth. This isn’t a mystery for anyone who knows me; I have always been a bit hooked on sugar !

Even when I commit to eating well I go a little over board with the jar of peanut butter - like could easily eat 4 spoonfuls ! I loooove peanut butter ! Anyway insert “ Easy No Churn Peanut Butter + Jelly Ice Cream “ This low carb keto peanut butter no-churn ice cream recipe, made with 4 ingredients is delish and ultra creamy! Making low carb peanut butter ice cream is so easy, and needs 4 ingredients !

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Making Memories With Head Country// Friends, Art, & BBQ Along With Downtown Tulsa's Most Instragrammable 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 .

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Easy Ways to Cut Back On Your Disposable Plastic Use Featuring Brita

By now, you’re most likely pretty well versed in the negative effects that plastic has on both our bodies and our planet. BPA exposure from everyday plastic items has been found to have detrimental effects on our health while plastic in our oceans affects marine life and humans as well. Whether you’re motivated by keeping your own health in tip top shape, or you feel inspired to reduce plastic pollution on our planet (or both!) the first step is cutting back on our dependability on plastic.

When it comes to going green, small changes make a big difference. There are so many tiny tweaks that you can incorporate into your daily routine that really make a big difference when you add them all up. Say you give up plastic bags and plastic water bottles, for instance. It may not seem like much at first. But think of how much plastic you will save from landfills over the course of a month, a year, or a lifetime.

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Minimize The Use Of Single-Use Products With Haps Nordic

Haps Nordic are Danish designed sustainable products made to be used again and again, to minimize the use of single-use products.
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By now, you’re most likely pretty well versed in the negative effects that plastic has on both our bodies and our planet. BPA exposure from everyday plastic items has been found to have detrimental effects on our health while plastic in our oceans affects marine life and humans as well. Whether you’re motivated by keeping your own health in tip top shape, or you feel inspired to reduce plastic pollution on our planet (or both!) the first step is cutting back on our dependability on plastic.

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BBQ Bloody Mary

With the onset of Fall brings everything we love to celebrate. Friends, cooler temps, football, and just being together with good food and great company. It’s all about taking time to celebrate the good things in life. And that’s exactly what we did yesterday for The OU game! Making people smile is truly one of my favorite joys in life! I love to create atmospheres that bring people together in a comfortable and casual way. Never too stuffy. I want people to feel comfortable and loved when they are in here in my home!

I’m a huge fan of Bloody Mary’s and I always have my Organic Agalima Bloody Mary Mix on hand!! Roma tomatoes, smoky chipotle peppers, hot horseradish and their house-made Worcestershire create a distinctive Bloody Mary blend that’s spicy, salty and sweet.It’s perfection really.

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Getting to know Chef Nico / Duet Jazz

Happy Sunday dears!

I am thrilled to share this wonderful Q+A with with the very talented Chef Nico Albert from Tulsa’s Duet Jazz. I told you a little bit about Duet Jazz in my Francophile’s Guide To Tulsa. Allow me to feel just a little smug whilst I talk about Duet Jazz. Seriously, it's all for you wonderful beings because you all deserve good restaurants in your life; in fact, you need them in your life.

du·et

d(y)o͞oˈet
noun: a performance by two people, especially singers, instrumentalists, or dancers.

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3 Simple Refreshing Summer Cocktails Featuring Santa Cruz Organic 100% Juices

Summer soon ending is most definitely deserving of a toast, and since fruity flavors are the way straight to my heart, I’ve got three simple cocktail recipes to share with you today in partnership with Santa Cruz Organic. So excited to be a Santa Cruz organic ambassador!! These cocktails are perfect too for hosting all of your “End of  Summer Dinner Parties” without breaking the bank!! We host so many events for friends and as much as I love it, I also have to watch my spending!

Think back to the last time you hosted a dinner party. When shopping for it, did you find yourself holding your breath the whole 5 minutes you spent at the cash register?!! Also when I say simple cocktails. I truly mean simple! Simple for the wallet, and simple to create. No more, party planners. Who wants to be chained to the bar cart station all day ?!

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Girls Weekend In Carlton Landing

So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake”

— -EDGAR ALLAN POE

If I had to compile a list of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed at, there’s no doubt that Carlton Landing would feature highly. Top three even!! Carlton Landing is a place of bucket list dreams and if you take nothing else away from this blog post, please take away this: you absolutely must visit at some time in your life. Save up and go for a special occasion, you’ll be on cloud nine the entire time you’re there - I guarantee it’ll be one of the most magical stays you’ve ever had. It’s like your very own Edgartown here in Oklahoma!

I spent every summer on the water as a kid and teenager with my lovely grandparents and they are the fondest memories to this day. So I invited my best girls to a lovely Carlton Landing girls getaway last weekend. I was so ready to escape and get close to the water! A girls weekend at the lake can offer excitement as well as relaxation which checks all of the boxes for any girl boss.

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Girls Night In -The Francophile Addition Featuring Agalima

Those of you who know me personally, know that I am not much for getting dolled up for a night around the town. UGH. Even in my 20s, so not my thing!! I would so much rather be enjoying the company of my best girls in the comfort of my own home, in a cozy dress (albeit with makeup), chatting and laughing, and enjoying cocktails, music, and Netflix!! And of course because I am fully embracing French culture—this post is all about giving you some ideas to host your very own girls night in for your fellow Francophiles. I have compiled a French TV show list, as well as a French playlist, anddd the most delish simple recipe for a lavender margarita!! This is the perfect summer cocktail for when you’re feeling french, but your Texas twang can’t quite be subdued!!! I am even sharing a little DIY for a lavender face and body scrub

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