December Photo Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! Here are a few photos that didn’t make the blog this month. Enjoy!

The Miracle on 34th street

The Miracle on 34th street

I had to include this delicious dinner for 1 at Olive Garden. ..don't cheat yo self, treat yo self

I had to include this delicious dinner for 1 at Olive Garden. ..don’t cheat yo self, treat yo self

Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade/Beverages was in the parade!

Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade/Beverages was in the parade!

Lights from Rhema Bible School (Tulsa)

Lights from Rhema Bible School (Tulsa)

More lights with friends (also at Rhema)

More lights with friends (also at Rhema)

My brother...taking a picture of himself taking a picture in the hotel bathroom

My brother…taking a picture of himself taking a picture in the hotel bathroom

I heard housekeeping sometimes place chocolates on pillows,  but I didn't know they left white chocolate lol

I heard housekeeping sometimes place chocolates on pillows, but I didn’t know they left white chocolate lol

And how can I forget,  Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade is now on shelves in Reasor's all over town!

And how can I forget, Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade is now on shelves in Reasor’s all over town!

This month flew by for me.  How about you? Tell me what’s been the best part of the holidays for you? Better yet, what’s been the best part of the year 2014 for you? Comment below!

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Go on down to San Antonio! My 2014 Christmas trip!

I want to begin by saying “Merry Christmas Everyone”! I know that’s pretty late of me but I was a little on the busy side around the holidays, please forgive my tardiness.  I hope y’all had a safe and blessed Christmas wherever you were and with whomever you spent it with.  My Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were both spent in San Antonio,  Texas visiting my brother and his wife.  I won’t lie to y’all I wasn’t looking forward to traveling to San Antonio. The last time I was there I got lost approximately 5 times (and that’s with a GPS, lol don’t judge me). This time however was a 180 degree difference.

Looking out over downtown San Antonio.

Looking out over downtown San Antonio.

We (my boyfriend, my brother and I) checked into the Embassy downtown (compliments of my Aunt TT) and then set out with my older brother and his wife to look at our surroundings. Luckily for us the Embassy is not far from The Riverwalk, but unfortunately for us since it was Christmas Eve very few places were open but we got a pretty good grasp of the concept.  The Riverwalk was really festive.

A small peek of downtown while walking around with family.

A small peek of downtown while walking around with family.

The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk

After wandering around for about 2 hours we called it a night.

The next morning we (along with my Aunt TT) enjoyed a big delicious breakfast provided by Embassy. We then headed to my older brother’s place for Christmas time! We watched a few movies and of course ate.

We watched two of my favorite Christmas movies,  National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and Friday after Next.

We watched two of my favorite Christmas movies, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and Friday after Next.

Since we were headed back home the next day we cut the festivities off around 6 and headed to our 2nd hotel for our stay. We decided to stay at the Hyatt Place downtown for our second night to save some pennies. I’ve stayed at the Hyatt many times before and I can’t remember a time when I’ve been disappointed. We decided to unwind at the bar and call it a night.

Post Christmas dinner treats at the Hyatt Place downtown San Antonio.

Post Christmas dinner treats at the Hyatt Place downtown San Antonio.

We set off Friday morning headed back to good ol’ Oklahoma.  We stopped in Austin on the way back to visit for a little while with my grandparents. Of course they couldn’t let us leave without offering to feed us…and we gladly accepted.  Sorry I forgot to pull out the camera for pictures but believe me we had a nice time.

The trip was a success in so many ways and I had a great time.  I now have a better outlook on San Antonio and what it has to offer.  I would definitely visit again.

Beautiful view from downtown

Beautiful view from downtown

Great time with family and I'm glad I gave San Antonio another chance.

Great time with family and I’m glad I gave San Antonio another chance.

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My On the Go Snacks Vol. 2

So here we are folks rounding the end of 2014. Since I will be traveling for the holidays I thought I would give you Volume 2 of my snacking favorites when on the road.  Let’s get started…

Naturebox snacks

Naturebox snacks

Of course I had to mention Naturebox. This months box included Cocoa Sunflower Seed Nom Noms, Tart Apple Mango Crispy Chews and Strawberry Fig bars. My favorite out of these are the Tart Apple Mango Crispy Chews they were extra sweet, I even took them to work with me. My boyfriend really liked the Cocoa Nom Noms and the Strawberry fig bars.

Compact and portable Cuties!

Compact and portable Cuties!

So I had to add something healthy and delicious.  Cuties are easy to carry with you and you can eat more than one and not feel guilty about it. I found this pack of three at Quiktrip for less than $2 dollars.

Belvita baked snacks

Belvita baked snacks

About a month ago one of my coworkers introduced me to Belvita snack brand. This was my first time trying the soft baked chocolate chip and oats flavor,  and I was pleasantly surprised.  It was true to the name very soft. I believe they have more flavors and types to choose from so take your pick.

Quest bars, for the health enthusiasts

Quest bars, for the health enthusiasts

Ok one last healthy option, I promise. By now I’m sure you heard of Quest bars. They are well known for being high in protein and also delicious.  There is a large variety of flavors to choose from.  My favorites are the Double Chocolate Chunk and the Cookies & Cream. These are perfect if you need a post workout snack but might not make it home for awhile.

I hope Volume 2 gave you more ideas about snacks options when you need something quick. Maybe next time I’ll be a little more indulgent and less healthy.

Fellow Okie: Keith Boyd

Hey everyone! Lately I’ve been thinking about what 2015 may bring and about all the things I would like to achieve. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by these thoughts BUT I then I remind myself of a young man named Keith who with cerebral palsy who managed to start his own business. A few months ago Keith shared with me a little about himself and his goals for his business. I hope this motivates you to reach for your goals as well. Enjoy!

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Keith the CEO of Keith's Ice Cold Lemonade Stand! Keith the CEO of Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand!

Months ago I had the wonderful opportunity to meet a cool guy by the name of Keith Boyd. Keith has nonverbal cerebral palsy. He communicates through a computer attached to his wheelchair. Keith definitely doesn’t let his condition limit him. He loves Duck Dynasty, playing with his trucks, running over speed bumps and gravel in his wheelchair, he loves his pet chicken Gia and he loves being a CEO. CEO of what? Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand.  Keith made a goal to raise money for the Little Light House by running lemonade stands across Tulsa throughout the summer. Chick-Fil-A partnered with Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand to help promote the charity. I was so pleased when Keith took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of my questions.

Fellow Okie Questionnaire

  • What’s your name?

Keith Boyd

  • What organization or…

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