This post has been swirling in my head for months. Maybe I paid more attention because of the quarantine and businesses being closed. Maybe I paid more attention because I’m no longer at a job that literally takes over 70+ hours per week of my time. Maybe I paid more attention because I vowed to be more educated in what happens in the world than years past. Maybe I paid more attention simply because after eight years of my social media being dark I started an Instagram account. Regardless of the reason, the domino effects of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota put me into a hazy, dark, and twisted place. I can’t begin to fathom where it left so many others. … More Noticing What Matters
Traveling by airplane isn’t anything that’s new to me. I’ve been flying by myself since I was five years old. To put that in perspective for you, that would have been 1990, pre 9/11 and all the airport security changes. I could take my full water bottle or apple juice from the car all the way through security. My parents could walk me to and from the gate. On occasion my mom was even allowed on the plane to buckle me in. Unless you were in First Class, there were never assigned seats. For some of you that just blew your mind. For me, I’m mulling over whether that’s my version of, ‘in my day we walked up hill both ways in the snow to school…’ Ha! … More Five Items for Your Flight
Beautiful harmonies encompassed the sanctuary with floral tones. The talent of each individual musician was apparent, speaking of their love for the arts, but the composer knew for the story to be accurately told, not a single instrument could be missed. … More Scissortail’s Strings
There are a lot of words we could use to describe what’s going on in the world lately. There are even more to describe how we all feel about it. The word I find myself using the most is “weird.” It’s weird out there you guys. The world is weird. While hundreds of things happening on a “normal” day will wind up in a history book somewhere, it is an odd feeling to realize what is happening with COVID-19 will be in everyone’s history books around the world. Even more, the chapter is still being written and we don’t know how it’s going to end. … More Five Things to Counter Stress
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes – My love for this book is overflowing. I re-read it almost every January, as if it’s a manifesto. Given to me by my sister because of my Grey’s Anatomy obsession, I honestly had no clue what was hiding in the pages. Tales of Meredith and Christina? Olivia’s last Scandal? Not exactly…. … More Five Books You Must Read in 2020
How to get the most out of visiting Ree Drummond’s Oklahoma empire. … More Pioneer Woman Land
I love using January not just as a beginning to something new and exciting but also to reflect on the things I loved about the year that came before. Looking back, some of the most powerful things that helped me through 2019 were getting to know more about what makes these couples tick. … More Favorite Power Couples of 2019
With Thanksgiving now behind us many of you are gearing up for those Cyber Monday sales. While there’s tons of marketing for all the brick and mortar big box stores, I want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of my favorite Internet finds this season. … More 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
All this cold weather has me craving cozy blankets, warm fireplaces and a good book. However, I know for many people you’d trade any hint of ice or snow in for a beach day. Here are my four must-haves for the beach in case you have a trip planned to escape the snow and ice during the holidays! … More Four Things You Need at the Beach!
Journeying into a a 1929 lounge, Taylor Ratliff’s portrayal of Cabaret’s Emcee during the University of Oklahoma’s dress rehearsal Wednesday night was spell-binding. From the opening number to his tear inducing finale, he captures the character beautifully, refusing to hold back an ounce of raw talent and emotion. … More Come to the Cabaret!