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!

 

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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!

 

 

May Photo Wrap-Up 2017

Hey y’all hey!

I can’t believe it, but it’s the end of May! To be honest, I had a somewhat uneventful month. But none the less I took a few pictures here and there and put up a few videos!

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One of the most important things I did in May was celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom! We had a great time hanging out in downtown Tulsa at the Guthrie Green. We also had good food and great conversations.

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If you have been to downtown Tulsa lately than you must have noticed the addition of artwork on the walls of several buildings. I personally love the colorful additions to downtown. The artwork really brings a new energy to downtown Tulsa.

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My sweet tooth has been in overdrive lately. Although it’s still chocolate I decided to try a gluten free option. This one was actually pretty tasty.

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David and I stopped by the Bixby Barbecue Festival. We enjoyed great food (we really stuffed ourselves). If you are in the area, I suggest stopping by next year to see the festival and eat some great barbecue. The event is very family friendly.

I hope you had a great month of May. I look forward to awesome adventures in the month of June.

April Photo Wrap-Up 2017

Hey everyone!

The time has arrived once again for the monthly Photo Wrap-Up. So here’s a peek at what went on with me throughout the month of April!

Before I get carried away with this post I should mention my Spring Favorites video. Just in case you missed it!

Now on to the rest of April!

David and I visited the most iconic waterfall in Northeast Oklahoma, Natural Falls. The area was very beautiful and worth a trip if you’re in the area.

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photo: Colormyfootsteps

As you know, David and I are definitely foodies. We strayed away from our typical breakfast spot, Village Inn, and decided to eat at IHOP (Internal House of Pancakes). Let’s just say a buy one meal get one free coupon may have seductively influenced that decision.

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I am doing much better handling my stress levels at work. March was a hard month for me. However, I am pushing through. Like the saying goes, once you’ve hit the bottom the only place to go is UP!

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We enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend. It was a little rainy, but that is typical for Oklahoma weather around this time. I can’t complain. I also began my manual car lessons. I never thought that I would be learning how to drive a stick shift in my 30’s.

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I got a much needed hair trim. Sometimes it’s the little things that really add up and make a difference. I am really enjoying my hair now. This natural hair journey is not always easy. There are times I get so frustrated but there are times that are completely great! You have to take the bad with the good. Enjoy the good times while you can.

Thank you guys for reading! You are awesome! YES YOU!

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March Photo Wrap-Up 2017

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Well better late than never! Here is a my Photo Wrap-Up for March! Enjoy!

 

David and I had several date nights throughout March. It’s all about quality and not quantity.

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photo: Colormyfootsteps

Of course I have to show you what I have been nimbling on this month. Naturbox is a wonderful company if you are wanting to find new and tasty snacks.

David and I also made our first trip to Denver, CO.! We had a great time exploring the beautiful and friendly city.

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It’s hard to have a post and not include at least one picture of the sunrise! If you haven’t taken a look at the sunrise lately than I encourage you to do so soon!

Since spring is now officially here, check out my Spring Faves video for the products I am enjoying!

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Have a wonderful April. You know what they say “April showers bring May flowers”.

 

 

Things To Do In Denver CO

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Hey everyone!

David and I were dying to travel west for the first time! We finally got the opportunity last weekend. We took a three-day weekend trip to Denver Colorado. The town is very beautiful with a laid back atmosphere. There are some cool things to do in Denver.

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a wonderful place to take the family. There were interesting things to see. If you’re not really into taxidermy than I wouldn’t encourage you to visit (just being honest).

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  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a Denver staple. It’s very easy to get to, which is nice for families. The area is beautiful and has very scenic views. It’s open to the public (free of charge) all the time unless there is a performance scheduled.

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  • Downtown Denver
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Downtown Denver is busy, but not in an obnoxious way. People and vehicles are rushing about but there is no feel that you’re going to get run over (if that makes any sense, lol). The architecture in Downtown Denver seems somewhat modern and vintage all at the same time. It’s cool to see the tourists interacting with the locals in downtown as well.

  • Larimer Square
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Larimer Square is a great place to find food and shopping in Denver. The Union Station is a great place to grab a bite to eat, catch the train or hook up to some free Wi-Fi. The streets in Larimer Square are pedestrian friendly so that allows for easy access to and from restaurants and shops.

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We had an awesome time in Denver! The people were friendly and weather was beautiful. There are plenty of other options available for your entertainment while in Denver like zip lining, amusement parks, medical and recreational marijuana, the zoo, professional sporting events and malls. Take your time and enjoy this laid back city.

The YouTube video of our experience is below! Check it out and SUBSCRIBE!

 

Tulsa Food Tour 2.0 – Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli, Bill & Ruth’s and Sushi Train

Hey everyone!

This is the third and final part to our Tulsa Food Tour 2.0! We hope you have enjoyed discovering all the yummy places we have ventured to here in Tulsa. For Part 3 of the tour we decided to visit places that weren’t new to us but we knew that they were little gems that some people might not know about.

  • Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli – 15 W 5th St. Tulsa, OK
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David introduced me to this place a few years ago when it was at its former location. The owners are New Orleans natives who were uprooted by Hurricane Katrina years ago. They made a home for themselves in Tulsa and decided to introduce their culture to our growing city through food. Everything I have eaten at Lassalle’s has been awesome. This is not a place to go if you’re on a diet. Fried food, buttered food, sauces galore. This place has it all. David and I had the Pick 2 option on our recent visit. I chose the seafood Po boy, with fried shrimp and fried catfish, and the crawfish etouffee. The seafood in the Po boy was hot and crispy. The “WOW” sauce they add to it amps up the flavor a lot. The etouffee was flavorful with a subtle spice. David had the muffelatta, with ham and salomi, and red beans and rice. He really enjoyed his choices. The red beans and rice is very savory.

  • Bill & Ruth’s – 3202 s. Memorial Dr.

If you’re in Tulsa for a while it won’t take long for you to notice that there are Bill & Ruth’s locations all over. Bill & Ruth’s is kind of like a local restaurant chain, with each location adding its own pizazz to the menu. This particular one is one that David has been eating at for over 5 years. The owner, Sam, has been there for over 20 years. Needless to say, he knows his food. The menu offers some of the lunchtime staples like sandwiches and salads but it also offers Lebanese options. So if you’re hungry for a sub or a gyro you can get it here.

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kafta kabob pocket

 

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We ordered an array of items from the menu. I wanted something light but filling so I took a recommendation from David and ordered the chicken salad. It was large and fresh. The chicken was grilled and seasoned perfectly. David ordered the kafta kabob pocket, which is a beef kabob he orders regularly. We also split an order of cabbage rolls and a chicken gyro. Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs because we couldn’t finish it all. This Bill & Ruth’s location is worth stopping by.

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chicken salad

  • Sushi Train – 3300 e. 51st St, Tulsa, OK

When it comes to sushi for David and I, Sushi Train is our go-to spot. We’ve tried other locations but there is something about the no-frills feeling of Sushi Train that we like. The service is always great and the food doesn’t disappoint.

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Lisa Roll

Sushi train is nestled on the corner of a shopping center near several popular food chains like Chili’s, Papa Johns and Starbucks. But this little sushi spot holds its own. There’s always a good crowd and something good playing on the televisions. You can grab color coded plates of sushi from the toy train, hence the name “sushi train”, or you can order from their large menu.

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Now we don’t consider ourselves to be sushi connoisseurs but we do know what tastes good. There is so much to choose from. You will for sure find something worth trying at Sushi Train. Pop in and you may find us sitting across from you.

I hope you all have enjoyed the Tulsa Food Tour 2.0. This was so much fun to do and we had a blast stuffing our bellies for your enjoyment.

Catch the vlog of Part 3 below! Which was your favorite restaurant we featured. Comment and let us know!

Tulsa Food Tour 2.0 -Antoinette Baking Co. & Claud’s Hamburgers

Hey everyone!

David and I had a wonderful weekend while continuing the Tulsa Food Tour Edition 2.0! There’s nothing better than stuffing your face while checking out a new restaurant. The restaurants we tried this weekend were Antoinette Baking Company in downtown Tulsa and Claud’s Hamburgers on Brookside in Tulsa. Both locations were new to us. I mean, we heard of them but had never been. Antoinette Baking Company has been around for quite a few years and Claud’s has been a staple hamburger spot for decades.

  • Antoinette Baking Company – 207 N Main St., Tulsa, OK
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Chili Braised Pork Huevos Rancheros

The bakery/restaurant was very easy to find in the evolving downtown area of Tulsa. Nestled between breweries and galleries, Antoinette Baking Co. fits right into the downtown scene. I began following Antoinette Baking Co. on Instagram months ago and daily I would see yummy reminders of why I should stop by. Every weekend they serve brunch. David and I stopped in this past weekend to check the place out and we were pleasantly surprised. The venue was quaint but at the same time very open. There were tables, roomy booths and a small bar to dine at. But it is a first come first serve establishment on the seating. So unless you don’t mind waiting, I would suggest arriving a little early.

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Chili Braised Pork Tacos

The food was delicious! The presentation was nice, modern and clean. It was yummy to our eyes before it was yummy to our tummies. Which is always a great addition to the dining experience. We had a homemade raspberry pop-tart, strawberry muffin, Chili Braised Pork Huevos Rancheros and Chili Braised Pork Tacos. Everything tasted fresh. David and I were very pleased with our meal. Antoinette Baking Co. changes their brunch menu weekly so you always have an opportunity to try new things.

  • Claud’s Hamburgers – 3834 S Peoria, Tulsa, OK

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Claud’s Hamburgers is a staple of Brookside in Tulsa. A simple white and green building with a simple white and green sign. Walking into Claud’s you know you’re going to receive simple no-mess and no-frills food. And to this small town girl when it comes to something as American as the hamburger that’s how I want it…no frills. We were promptly greeted (by a young woman whom I can tell knew right away we were new to the spot). We ordered (me a cheeseburger, fries and a Dr. Pepper and David a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a Sprite) and sat down and waited on our food. In the 10 minutes we waited I knew this was going to be a place I would revisit. There was something about it. They had been cooking the same thing the same and for the most part on the same exact grill for years. They knew what they were doing. Our food was awesome. In fact, we should have split an order of fries instead of ordering two separate bundles because we got full pretty quick. If you ever have the time to swing by Claud’s I suggest you do.

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I don’t have to tell you all that this food tour has been terrific so far. We have really enjoyed trying some new restaurants. Stay tuned for the next installment and check out the Youtube channel!

Tulsa Food Tour 2.0! Valentines Day Options

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I don’t know about you but I have been waiting patiently for another Food Tour! David and I decided to kick off this food tour by emphasizing local restaurants that would be great options for a date on Valentines Day.

  • The Wild Fork – 1820 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK

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Our first stop was at The Wild Fork in the Utica Square Shopping Center in midtown Tulsa. This restaurant sits in the center of the shopping center. On first appearance the outside and the inside screamed “charming”. We were greeted as soon as we entered and seated in a cozy yet spacious booth. The restaurant offered various seating options from seating at the bar to seating at one of the giant windows which filled the space with awesome natural lighting. We ordered our food and spent some time chatting and looking at the art work for sale that hung from the walls. I will say our food seemed to take a while to prepare. My mom, who tagged along with us, was not too pleased with that. Once our food arrived it was worth the wait. Everything was made to order and fresh. Although my mother was a little under-whelmed by the food, David and I really enjoyed our tasty breakfast. The price was affordable, the service was great and the ambiance can’t be beat. I definitely would encourage you to stop by The Wild Fork.

  • Senor Tequila – Brookside, The Mill and Plaza Del Sol (3 locations) Tulsa, OK

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For David and I, Senor Tequila is always on the list of possible places to celebrate Valentines Day. We spent our first Valentines Day here years ago at the 71st street location. So as you can imagine it only seems right to bring you all along. This place has a great atmosphere and of course good food. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with what I’ve ordered.

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I ordered the shrimp ceviche tostados. David had the chicken chimichanga. The shrimp ceviche tostados were light and refreshing. David’s dish was cheesy and savory. One of the main selling points at this restaurant is of course the margaritas. We finished our meal with sopapillas with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  With 3 locations I’m sure you can find one near you to try.

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There are plenty of national chain restaurants that you could go for Valentine’s Day but I encourage you to try something different and find a local restaurant. Typically the service you receive will be great, because they appreciate your business, and the food will be superb and have a homemade taste and feel. Celebrate your day of love showing love to some local spots.

 

 

January 2017 Photo Wrap-Up

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The year 2017 is in full effect! The month is winding down and I can’t believe how quickly the days have flown by. I know it’s been awhile since my last Photo Wrap-Up but I haven’t given up on it entirely. So I’m back kicking off this years first collage of randomness from the month of January!

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I don’t know if I told you but my husband, David, loves his supplements. I joke with him that he is “pickling” himself. Every once in a while I decide to try one of his new additions to his health regimen. We began taking MCT oil. MCT stands for medium chain triglyceride. It’s a “healthy” fat that when ingested goes straight to your liver and your body uses it for fuel. I have been adding a teaspoon of it to my coffee a few times a week and so far so good. Check with me in a few months to see if I’m still on board the MCT oil train.

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Of course with the new year means a renewed sense of bettering yourself. Although I never entirely quit working out towards the end of 2016, I wasn’t necessarily in a workout groove. I am definitely kicking my workout regimen into high gear this year. Since I have such a sedentary job, it is important for me to make sure I remain active in my free time.

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Out with the old and in with the new! I have decided to update my living room decor. I am trying to be frugal in this endeavor. I’ve spent some time on Pinterest getting inspiration. This decor update is way overdue! You can see some of the items I have purchased here.

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Before I wrap this up I have to mention I celebrated another year on this earth. I turned 31 this year and had a wonderful time with loved ones celebrating. Turning 30 last year was a little tumultuous for me, but this year I felt excited about becoming a year older. If you’re concerned about getting up there in years you can check out my last post here.

Thanks for reading. I hope January was as good to you as it was to me. Have a wonderful February!