17 12, 2019

How to Remain Calm When Spending Holidays With the Family

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: General, lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

This time of year can either build you up to new heights, or wear you down into seasonal depression. Between gift shopping, hosting the family gathering, cooking, and decorating; the to-do list is never ending. If you are already yelling, "God bless us, everyone" to strangers, good job. You're a holiday superstar. If you are part of the other 98% of humanity, read on. Here are a handful of tips to remain calm while spending holidays with the family.

16 09, 2019

OKC Walk to End Suicide 2019

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: General, lifestyle, Uncategorized| The word people don't like to say out loud - Suicide. It's dark, it's uncomfortable, it's socially unacceptable, yet it's a serious issue across the country with case numbers on the rise. In 2015, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 34, and the 3rd leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 to 14. Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet [...]

13 09, 2019

Helm Farm Neighbors Night Out 2019

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Communities-OKC, General, lifestyle, Uncategorized|

Dirk and I are proud homeowners in the Helm Farm neighborhood. We recently became friends with one of our neighbors, Cassidy, who has been working diligently to revive our Neighborhood Association. We met Cassidy on a cold and rainy April morning in 2019. She literally HAND DELIVERED invitations to a neighborhood "litter blitz" asking for residents to spend just 1 hour of their time picking up trash. Just call us "trash humans" We love our 'hood, and we didn't have [...]

13 09, 2019

Summer’s not over yet… A day trip to “Little Niagra”

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: General, lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized|

School may be in session, but the summer's not over yet! We're squeezing in every last bit of summertime adventures before the leaves fall and the days become shorter. With temps continuing to hover in the mid-to-high 80's, there's still time to make a splash in the Little Niagra Falls at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  We've visited the Chickasaw National Recreation Area several times before. This time we decided to bring a few friends along for the ride! Out [...]

13 09, 2019

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

2022-08-19T17:32:20-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: General, lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized|

Also known as "Little Niagra," the Chickasaw National Recreation Area located in Sulphur, OK is one of our very favorite (and FREE) local-ish day trip spots. Just 1 hr south of OKC straight down I-35 to the Davis exit, then head east for another 20 minutes and you land directly at the entrance to the park. The Chickasaw National Recreation Area encompasses the entire Lake of the Arbuckles, as well as Veterans Lake. Although one of the more popular destinations [...]

11 12, 2018

Pets: How to Make a House a Home

2022-08-19T17:32:21-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: General, lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You've settled into your new home. Decorations, furniture and photographs have breathed life into an empty structure. But, something is missing. No, it's not that fancy new pressure cooker. It's the heart, soul and charm of a family unit. Maybe the one thing you're missing is the patter of little paws. Pets can make a house a home! This was the first "play date" Kona & Loki had together. Little did they know they were about to become brother & [...]

14 02, 2018

Pets, Paint & Portraits

2022-08-19T17:32:21-05:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: General, lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our pets swell our hearts and brighten our days. We can’t imagine a morning without those uncorrupted eyes greeting us. Not to mention those button noses. So, why not immortalize them through a custom art piece? The artists listed below are worth every ounce of their salt. In other words, these are the paint slingers that can handle any pet portrait you could throw at them!

25 01, 2017

Arcadia Lake

2022-08-19T17:32:21-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: lifestyle, Things To Do In Edmond|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Beauty in Our Backyard Arcadia Lake is located on the Deep Fork River just East of Edmond. As a result, it offers outdoor adventures next to an urban core. A relatively young body of water, it opened to the public in 1987. The surface of the lake covers 1,820 surface acres. Not to mention the 26 miles of shoreline it boasts. While acting as flood control for the river basin, Arcadia Lake also became a habitat for a wide array [...]

23 11, 2016

10 Places to SHOP LOCAL

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s the season for giving! Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. We know you’ll be standing in line for 12 hours waiting for the new Apple Watch. But did you know there is a thing called SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY? After you brave the madhouse of the big-box stores, we hope you'll SHOP LOCAL and show some love to these awesome business owners. Your friends and family will appreciate a thoughtful, unique gift - and you won’t [...]

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