Best Christmas Movies!

Hey everyone! This is my list of the best movies to get you into the Christmas spirit! Hopefully, you have either seen all or a few of these on my list. If not, I hope this inspires you to check one of the movies out.

Home Alone (1990)

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This is an automatic holiday favorite for all the family to enjoy. Macaulay Culkin plays Kevin, a kid who accidentally gets left at home by his family days before Christmas. Kevin has to hold down the fort while his mother frantically makes her way home to him. Not only does he have to take care of himself he also has to protect his home from two clumsy burglars.

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)

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Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) just wants to have a fun, quiet, wholesome Christmas with his family. He does his best to handle family guests, rude neighbors, and a cheap boss while trying to stay in a good mood. This is probably my favorite holiday movie.

Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard

This might seem like an odd choice. Maybe you think it doesn’t belong on the list. However, this action packed movie takes place on Christmas Eve. Bruce Willis plays John McClane, a cop who is trying to see his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. Somehow he jumps to the rescue and tries to foil the plan of a group of terrorists.

Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged

This movie is a funny take on A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray plays a television executive who is a jerk who lacks empathy. His heartlessness lands him in trouble and he is visited by the three Christmas spirits, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

Friday After Next (2002)

Friday After Next

If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas would be like in California and in the hood, then you should watch this movie. The third addition of the Friday movie series features Mike Epps and Ice Cube trying to pay their rent after a burglar dressed as Santa Claus robs them and steals their rent money. This movie is full of laughable moments.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Claus

Tim Allen accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit and has to take the Santa’s place. He magically turns into Santa Claus, over several months, just in time for Christmas. It’s a fun time and a fun movie for the family to enjoy.

Elf (2003)

Elf

Will Ferrell in an elf costume. What more do you need? Buddy (Will Ferrell) wants to meet his real father (James Caan). He travels to New York City to find him. Along the way he is introduced to things he never thought were possible, like escalators.

Almost Christmas (2016)

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Danny Glover plays the patriarch who recently lost his wife and is trying to pull his four adult children together for one last Christmas in the home he and his wife raised them in. All children have different personalities that often clash. This is an entertaining movie centered around family and overcoming past hurts together.

Love The Coopers (2015)

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I recently watched this movie and felt that it was a great option to add to the list. Steve Martin narrates the story of married couple (Diane Keaton and John Goodman) who are on the verge of separating and are trying to bring their family together for one last Christmas together before the family falls apart completely. Lessons of love, taking chances, and forgiveness are displayed throughout the movie.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This is a classic short film that packs a huge holiday punch. If you haven’t seen it what are you waiting for? This movie has animation that still holds up to this day. The Grinch, his cute dog, and the Who’s of Whoville bring so much life to this story.

Honorable Mentions

  • This Christmas (2007)
  • Office Christmas Party (2016)
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Did your favorite Christmas movie make the list? Comment below!

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Fall Bucket List

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Hey y’all!

The time of the year for flannel shirts, college football, and gooey s’mores by the fire is here! One or all of those things I listed may not be on your checklist of activities for autumn but don’t let that stop you from creating a list of fun things to do this cool and crisp season. If you need some ideas, here is my fall bucket list!

  • Attend a Football Game – Fall season goes hand-and-hand with football season. Find a college level or professional team to cheer for and go all in!
  • Decorate Pumpkins – There are several diy decorating tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube that can help you make your pumpkin stand out.
  • Learn Cooking Recipes for Cooler Weather – Chili, chicken and dumplings, and stew are perfect to warm you up when the nights get cold.
  • Fall in Love with a Comfy Sweater –  Be well-dressed and comfortable this season by finding that great outfit.

Feel free to use this list to get you started on having a great fall!

Check out my Fall Favorites video to see what I’m loving this season!

 

Summer Photo Wrap-Up 2017

Hey y’all!

It’s been a nice (and quite hot) summer! I took a nice hiatus from blogging over the summer. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been occupied with other things!

My favorite products and items for summer!

We tried some new and interesting snacks!

We stopped by the Annual Porter Peach Festival!

Tulsa hosted a Local Luau at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa! We stopped by and had a great time and ate some delicious food!

Hope you enjoy the videos! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

 

 

Art & Oysters – Art on Main and Oysterfest 2016

Hey everyone!

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This past weekend was such a beautiful weekend. David and I couldn’t wait to get out and enjoy the weather. We decided to make a few stops at some local events. We had a great time and of course we want to share it with you.

Our first destination was Art on Main in Jenks, OK. We arrived and David grabbed something to eat right away. There were a few local food trucks that I am familiar with. David decided on a pulled pork sandwich from The Local Table food truck. Once he finished we walked around admiring the art showcased at several of the art booths (tents). Live music, face painting and inflatables for the kids were on the scene. Of course art was on display by the artists. There were some awesome pieces available for purchase. A few of the artists that we were impressed with were Chris Hopkins and Kris Fairchild. Both artists reside here in Oklahoma.

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Since we didn’t plan on purchasing any pieces of art we decided to cut our stay short.

Our second destination was Oysterfest 2016 at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa. Live music and a variety of booths offering their own oyster presentations were a part of the event. We looked around and took in the atmosphere before purchasing our tickets to try a few of the oyster choices. The money raised goes to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. We tried three booths total. I’ll be honest oysters are a required taste but I can see why some people find them tasty. There is a light seafood flavor to them. If they are prepared a certain way they can be spicy and/or smoky.

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We had a wonderful time seeing what the Tulsa area had to offer this past weekend. I hope you got out there to enjoy the fall weather.

Product Review: Livesay Orchards Peach Jam

Hey y’all! It has been quite some time since I last posted a product review on my blog. Lately I have saved most of my product reviews for my YouTube channel. Which if you haven’t subscribed to yet, you should be ashamed! Just kidding.

The product I am reviewing is Livesay Orchards Peach Jam. I purchased this item at the 50th Annual Peach Festival in Porter, Oklahoma a few weekends ago. My husband and I have tried the product and here is what we think.

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Packaging

The packaging was simple and colorful. The product name and ingredients were easy to read. For the amount that I paid for the product ($4.99) I felt like I got an ample amount of jam.

Taste

The jam has a simple ingredients list and that simplicity is what I tasted in this product. The jam had a strong peach flavor, but did not taste like imitation peach flavoring at all (example. peach flavored soda pop or Jolly Ranchers). The product consistency was great. It spread very easily.

Final Thoughts

I really like this product. I mainly like it because of the simplicity of it. Of course I also like it because it is made right here in Oklahoma. I don’t think it is too pricey. I feel it maybe a little pricey compared to other brands you would find in the store. However, knowing where the product comes from makes it worth it to me.

Livesay Orchards has a variety of products including products other than peaches. However, peaches are an obvious choice when looking to purchase some of their items.

Have you tried any of the Livesay Orchards peaches? What about their other products? Let me know!

Thanks for reading y’all!

June/July Photo Wrap-Up 2016

Hey y’all! So I completely forgot to do a photo wrap-up for June. Since I didn’t take many pictures June or so far into July I decided to mash them together. Enjoy!

 

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June kicked off the beginning of summer! I made sure to snack on some summer favorites of mine. I also refused to let the summer heat keep me from enjoying the outdoors.

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June also brought fun times with friends! It was a lot of fun and much needed girl time.

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Of course David and I had to get some good EATS! Early in the month of July we stopped by Upper Crust at 9110 S Yale Ave, in Tulsa. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was pretty laid back.

Was that not enough Colormyfootsteps for you? Well, don’t forget to follow me on my other social media platforms (Instagram: Colormyfootsteps, Facebook: Colormyfootsteps) to see what else I get into. Of course you can find me on YouTube as well.

Hanging around town!

David and I at the OKC Wellness and Fitness Expo!

My mom and I at the 50th Annual Porter Peach Festival!

Thanks for stopping by my neck of the blogging woods. I’ll see you guys and girls later!

 

March Photo Wrap-Up 2016

It feels to me like March has actually been shorter than February this year! Time flies when you’re having fun. Enjoy this month’s photos y’all!

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I hit the road with my favorite traveling companion, and best friend David. We had a great time at the Arnold Fitness Expo in Columbus, Ohio!

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When these beautiful trees start blooming again I know spring is here!

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Stumbled upon these new items while shopping for kid birthday gifts. These are a part of the new line of “fashionista” Barbie dolls. They have curvy, petite and tall dolls. Being a tall girl myself I sure wish they would’ve had these options when I was a little girl.

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Date night fun with the David. We tried a new restaurant and watched a movie at The Warren Theatre.

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Yummy dinner at The Waterfront Grill in Jenks, OK (reference date night above). It was our first time dining here and the food was delicious. I had the catfish fillets, with coleslaw and Asian stir-fry vegetables. I was impressed with the catfish. Did I mention yummy yet?

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One of the most important indicators that spring has arrived is my god-daughter, Icely’s, birthday. I am so honored to have her in my life. She is growing up too fast.

I hope your month went well. Even though allergies can be a pain in the butt, please get out there and enjoy the outdoors.

Thanks for reading!

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October Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Fall is in full effect! Here are some of the pictures from this month. Wow how time flies!

Fair Time!

Fair Time!

O the weirdest things they can come up with to fry at the fair.

Great night!

Great night!

The Tulsa Fair is always a blast!

Softball!

Softball!

Friday night lights! Fridays are dedicated to softball baby!

Me and Mrs. Berry

I’ve always wanted to be a part of art!

Had fun stopping by The Max Retropub in downtown Tulsa.

Me and Halle

Me and Halle

Also enjoyed a fun night at The Warren Theatre in Broken Arrow, OK. The YouTube video can be found here

My best friend and I at the OKC Natural Hair Expo!

My best friend and I at the OKC Natural Hair Expo!

We enjoyed swinging by the Oklahoma City Natural Hair Expo. It was a really cool event put together by Resilient Soul.

That’s the month in Photographic review! I hope you end your month well and I’ll see you all in November if God is willing. Stay blessed.

Culture & Body Art – Tulsa Culture Festival 2015

Hey y’all! I know it has been awhile since my last post, but I assure you that I haven’t forgotten about my blog.

This past weekend my mom, David and I went to the 1st Tulsa Culture Festival in Glenpool, OK which was put together by Lamorell Entertainment LLC..The event was held at the Glenpool Convention Center from Friday evening to Saturday evening. Since it was the first time for this event I didn’t expect for the attendance to be too high. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the turn out. There were vendors available offering everything from tribal print clothing to homemade body essentials like soaps and body lotions. For us the musical performances and the body paint were definitely the highlights of the event. We only stayed for around 4 hours but we were not disappointed. If you happened to miss it this year make sure to look out for it next year.

In a galaxy far far away, lol

In a galaxy far far away, lol

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floral design on my leg

The YouTube video of my time at this event can be found below, Enjoy!

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June Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Let me first apologize for being LATE on my Photo Wrap-Up. Please forgive me for my tardiness. June swept by so quickly. So it is finally up now! I hope you enjoy! Thanks again for stopping by the blog.

Enjoying Food Truck Wednesday at Guthrie Green. It was a big turnout!

Enjoying Food Truck Wednesday at Guthrie Green. It was a big turnout!

Lick Your Lips Mini-Donuts!

Lick Your Lips Mini-Donuts!

I started off the month right by celebrating a few birthdays of my good friends. One particular celebration included getting some yummy lunch at Food Truck Wednesday at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa! If you’re ever in the area on a Wednesday stop by Guthrie Green! I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

Evening stroll in downtown Tulsa

Evening stroll in downtown Tulsa

Fireworks from the Tulsa Drillers game

Fireworks from the Tulsa Drillers game

Downtown Tulsa is really buzzing during the summer months. Typically every weekend there is something going on. The Tulsa Drillers always have postgame fireworks that can be seen for miles. Just hang out and enjoy yourself.

Tulsa Drillers game

Tulsa Drillers game

Look at that view!

Look at that view!

It seems like I spent a lot of my time downtown. I stopped by a Tulsa Drillers baseball game and also The Juneteenth Celebration.

Coffee mug from Ida Red Boutique on Brookside.

Coffee mug from Ida Red Boutique on Brookside.

Great times with these two guys at the Tidewater Winery in Drumright, OK.

Great times with these two guys at the Tidewater Winery in Drumright, OK.

I spent many of my free moments sitting on my balcony sipping coffee or simply watching the sunset. Of course I had to use my favorite mug that I purchased a few months ago from Ida Red Boutique on Brookside. You can check out the blog post about that here. I also stopped by the Tidewater Winery in Drumright, OK for their Cajun festival. We had a great time!

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