Dañar (damage)

Some would say “change is good”. Even the one and only Stevie Nicks said,

“…But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older, too.”

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The season is changing here in Oklahoma. Fall is slowly evolving into winter. I personally am not a big fan of winter. However, this year I am determined to allow Mother Nature have its way. I am not in control. All I can do is prepare myself (hello new winter clothes). Of course, I will have a few gripes throughout the winter months (I am only human). The seasons changing are expected. Then there comes the unexpected changes like when you walk into a hair salon full of optimism and leave with bewilderment. Yes, I know that seems like an odd redirection. But I speak from personal experience. Change can be gradual or come out of nowhere and smack you in the face, then step back and dare you to react.

“Now what sucka?”

Yea, it can…well…suck. There’s no prep for those sudden changes. Sure we have insurance for accidents. We also have advice from other’s based on their own experiences. But it’s always the unexpected that we have no place of reference for or a guide to walk us through step-by-step. You have to shift your thinking, or approach, or even your entire mindset.

The only thing we can ever truly control is how we react to the things that happen to us or around us. Look on the bright side, reel in our emotions, or spin out of control. The choice is up to us.

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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!

 

 

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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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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February 2017 Photo Wrap-Up

Hey everyone!

Of course we all should have seen it coming. February is the shortest month of the year and it still seems like a surprise when it flies by. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if each month was this short. No offense to any of you who were born later any calendar month, lol. Well here it is, a little behind the scenes of what I have been up to the month of February.

 

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Retail slows down for no one. I found this cute Easter egg themed package of M&M candies at one of my local Dollar General stores. BUT this was the same week as Valentine’s Day. Yep! The Valentine’s chocolates hadn’t had the chance to become stale before the Easter candy was already on the shelves.

 

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Sometimes you have to give yourself a break. But if you’re a natural hair chick like myself sometimes you have to give your hair a break. I finally let my hair hang (or I guess I should say puff) free. After 7 weeks of letting my hair rest beneath a protective style, I have decided to let see what my hair has been up to. It really grew and seems so full of body. Of course this won’t last long because it will soon be back in some sort of protective style.

 

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Some time last year I fell in love with the sunrise (which if you follow me on Instagram you can probably tell ). The array of colors is always so unique and vibrant. The sun welcoming in a brand new day. There is something magical about it. If you haven’t stopped to take in the sunrise I encourage you to do so.

Welp, that’s all I have for you this month. I know it wasn’t a lot but you can always find me on my other platforms; Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! Thanks for reading!

 

 

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!

 

My Summer Faves!

 

I so often forget to share my favorites on my blog, BUT  not this time! I hope you all enjoy. Pay extra attention to my Okie Feature. Her products are so great!

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Enjoy yo!

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.

August Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Hey y’all! That time of the month has finally arrived. Here are some photos from the other randomness of the month of August. Enjoy!

Earlier in the month, David and I had an opportunity to try a new sushi spot. If you follow me on Instagram than you know that I am a loyal customer of Sushi Train here in Tulsa. However I think it’s always good to try and help new businesses. We ate at Sushi House on 71st & Lewis. It was pretty tasty but when it comes to ramen I have to say that Sushi Train reigns supreme. But I must say that Sushi House is worth a try.

David and I had an opportunity to try some sushi at Sushi House restaurant at 71st and Lewis

David and I had an opportunity to try some sushi at Sushi House restaurant at 71st and Lewis

My mom, David and I went to the 1st Tulsa Culture Festival at the Glenpool Convention Center in Gelnpool, OK. It was fun and interesting. We heard good music and spoke with local vendors. The highlight for us was the body paint.

Spent time at the 1st Tulsa Culture Festival and got some body art

Spent time at the 1st Tulsa Culture Festival and got some body art

Tulsa has the pleasure of having two inexpensive movie theaters (AKA $1 Movies). One of them was recently purchased and re-furbished. The Village Movies 8 is located on 71st & Memorial next to Vintage Stock. David and I love going to the movies so this is always a treat for us, especially when we can be entertained and save some money. We watched San Andres and it was a fun movie.

Finally returned to the recently re-opened $1 movie theatre on 71st and Memorial

Finally returned to the recently re-opened $1 movie theater on 71st and Memorial

If you know me then you know that I am a creature of habit. However, I do like to break away from the ordinary and try new things. I tried a new hairstyle using Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whip Curl Creme. I liked the style and was able to make it last for a few days.

Tried out a new hairstyle...I liked it

Tried out a new hairstyle…I liked it

Thank you for stopping by the blog. I really do appreciate it. Make sure you check out several of my other posts.

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May Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Hey y’all hey!! Another month is in the books! Summer is creeping upon us. My month was filled with fun times with fun people. I hope you enjoy these photographic mementos.

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I went to the Renaissance Festival in Muskogee, OK with family. We had a nice time. There was so much to see. The festival is the entire month of May, but if you missed it this month don’t worry because it will be back next year.

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David participated in his 4th powerlifting meet. He performed very well and exceeded his own expectations. I was so proud of him. He even walked away with a sparkly new trophy.

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I attended my family reunion in Tahlequah, OK. It was nice to see relatives that I haven’t seen in awhile. I also swung by my alma mater Northeastern State University.

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The International Natural Hair Meet Up Day was May 30th. The meet-up at the Tulsa location was hosted by Resilient Soul at Foolish Things Coffee in downtown Tulsa. There were vendors and professional hair stylists at the event.

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In my opinion the highlight of the event was the natural hair panel. A few different topics were discussed and everyone who participated (whether on the panel or in the crowd) seemed to have valid opinions.

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On Sunday David and I stopped by Freebirds located in Southern Hills of Tulsa. We had a good meal and great conversation. I like Freebirds because it has a laid back feel and pretty good burritos. And yes…that is the Statue of Liberty riding a motorcycle lol.

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