Welcome to the OKC Area Shop Local Guide! This year, as you're making your list and checking it twice, we want to encourage you to THINK LOCAL! Our beloved city is FULL of special and unique gift ideas for everyone...
Eeeeekkk! It's the most wonderful time of the year and I am HERE for it this year. I've been playing the Home Alone soundtrack for weeks now, and I am SO ready for local events to catch up with...
I hope you didn't click on this expecting a skinny girl in Spandex to show you how to change the tire on a bicycle. If that's what you're looking for, this ain't it, Sis. This is just a little...
  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Halloween is a time to turn anything into whatever we want it to be, and this Halloween I want to be extra special and celebrate my kids' imagination! I want them to...
A few months ago a dear friend asked me if our 15-year-old son would be willing to be an escort in her daughter’s upcoming quinceanera. (A quinceanera is a festive 15th birthday celebration, with Mexican roots, that marks a...
Between soccer practice, piano lessons, and homework, there are just nights when it's nearly impossible to eat dinner at home - unless you want cereal. Again. Save your sanity and stay in your budget when you check out these Kids...
It's that time of year.... the pumpkin patches are almost here! If you love cooler weather, sweaters, all things pumpkin spice, and fall family fun, then this guide is for you! We've rounded up some of the best pumpkin patches around...
As mamas, we begin making decisions about the care and keeping of our babies the minute they enter the world. Each new stage of life brings new choices, but none feel so important as that of where and how...
So, you've heard about the STATE Fair, but do you know about your COUNTY Fair? Every county in Oklahoma holds its own Fair, typically in August or early September each year. Usually, it's a collaborative effort among the Fairboard,...
Oklahoma City has a lot going for it. From public art to community events and so much more, there’s something out there for everyone. Me personally? Well, I take pride in another aspect of our beloved city – the...
I've lived in several different cities around the United States during my lifetime, and never before have I seen any 4th of July festivities like the ones in Oklahoma. You people really, and I mean really, know how to celebrate Independence...
Didn’t get the Mother’s Day gift you were hoping for? Omni Oklahoma City Hotel encourages you to gift yourself a night away! Mother’s Day has come and gone, and hopefully you’ve thrown out the last-minute bouquet of now-deceased flowers...

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Birthdays are a big deal at our house. My kiddos start talking about their next birthday, party, cake, etc. shortly after whatever birthday they just...

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