Posts in Entertain
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 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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An Everyday Table Setting Featuring Gracious Home

Always looking at my gorgeous table as a canvas. And placemats are like a mini canvas and I am absolutely loving these neutral tangled Kim Seybert placemats from Gracious Home located in NYC’s Upper East Side. They create some beautiful texture and patterns and those are two things I really love! Placemats are the first thing I always grab for a last-minute dinner party actually!

Gracious Home shares my commitment to unfussy minimalism at the table!

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Top 8 Tips for Visiting BITE NW Arkansas

This was my 2nd year to attend BITE in Bentonville Arkansas and If I were you, I would add this fantastic culinary event to your bucket list! This is the ultimate food event for industry insiders, media and food fans alike hosted at the amazing 8th Street Market just minutes away from downtown Bentonville. I have a lot of friends and readers that have never attended so my number one priority is making sure you have an unforgettable and positive experience at BITE 2020. For one thing, this is such an easy event to get to especially if you are coming in from Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas City!

Now that I have two BITE NW Arkansas events under my belt, let me put this one concern to rest for any other newbies - If all you do is buy your tickets and show up, you will have a great time! I promise. The event planners for BITE do a very good job of creating an inclusive environment! And of course there are several things you can do to enhance your experience. So here are some tips for you to consider when planning your trip to the foodie vent next summer.

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Two Simple Low Carb High Protein Salmon Recipes

I recently partnered with Blue Circle Foods to host the loveliest bridal shower for a friend who is a pescatarian .

We wanted to keep things super simple and cost effective so I created two dishes where guests could really be involved in creating their own plates with the delicious #ChangingSeas hot smoked salmon in either a classic or peppered variety!


The first recipe I’m sharing with you is my favorite go-to salad, a.k.a *the protein packed lemony salad-

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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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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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In The Kitchen With Shannon Smith From Beads & Basil/Along With Her Red And Green Shakshuka Recipes

I have been following the lovely Shannon from Beads & Basil for a few months and was so intrigued by her food, and travels so when she reached out inviting me to her kitchen to make one of my favorite dishes, well of course I said OUI! I was eager to get a closer look at her personal and professional life. A jewelry designer, a chef, a teacher, and a wife and mother on top of it all, Shannon does a little bit of everything. She has a meticulous yet laid back approach to life, which comes across in the work she creates and in the way she speaks about it all.

She is a wonderful human and such a fantastic chef to boot, (and here I though I was a decent cook) and her Shakshuka’s are out of this world delicious! I had no idea how simple it could be to create my own so I am so thankful to have learned with Shannon. I knew we were going to make a red Shakshuka but when I learned that we would make a red AND a green…well pitter patter went my heart! Two is always better than one, no? 

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A SIMPLE AND MODERN TABLESCAPE

ward season kicks off all the best celebrations of the year and I get most excited about entertaining for them! I like prioritizing simplicity in decorating not only because that’s just my thing and I love it most, but because I’ve found it’s generally less fuss and less stressful, which is what I imagine most of us appreciate this time of year. I mean, we just almost strangled ourselves during the holidays. Whether you want to achieve this style or apply a few of these concepts to the plans you already have, read on for 5 simple tips for a modern minimal tablescape I’m sharing in partnership with West Elm Tulsa.


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Doggy Birthday Party//Melvin Turns 6

Happy Almost Thanksgiving everyone! I cannot believe this is only my second blog post to publish this month but in my defense, I left town November 1st for 2 weeks traveling the Maine coast and had a huge event I worked as soon as I returned! Now I am in Houston getting settled for the holiday and have some free time to get lots of things published for you!

Just in case you have not been watching all of my insta stories, right before we left we had a little birthday party for Melvin. The party needed to be during the week midday which was not the ideal time for many of my friends with dogs whom Melvin loves and I could not host anything at my house because we had a window installation happening. Our local dog park was not ideal either because you cannot bring any perishable items. So my friend Brooke had the perfect solution to my problem!

We both board our dogs at Noah’s Bed and Biscuit in Kiefer and when we talked to them about hosting a little “puppy pawty” ! They have plenty of fenced-in yard options! And plenty of doggy companions who can attend!

Problem solved!

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DIY Modern Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece With Whole Foods Market

Looking for simple, elegant Halloween and Thanksgiving table decor ideas? This pumpkin floral centerpiece combines sage green and a softer, romantic color palette that screams all things fall.

I will totally admit that this fall I’ve been struggling with inspiration. Everyone was decorating pumpkins and making cornucopias and it was all I could do to bring out some of our festive decorations. So I headed over to Glitter Guide’s website (something I always do when I need some good inspo) and I found these beautiful pumpkin floral centerpieces that Baba Souk shared on their site! I fell in love with the look of them and was so intrigued by how easy they seemed to put together!

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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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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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