Archive | November 2017

Be Thankful

Hello!! This long weekend was Thanksgiving, and there is so much to be thankful for! I could go on all day, but here are my top 5:

1. I am thankful for my personal relationship with my God! It’s different for everyone, and I’m not saying my way is best, but my church family and prayer life are fabulous right now! I feel very blessed.

2. I am thankful for my family. My husband and I have a healthy and happy marriage, and are awesome doggie parents! My other family members are all over the US, but I got to spend this Thanksgiving with my in-laws, and I love them very much! Momma worked so hard on dinner, and it was wonderful!


Here we are after a trip to the Owasso Christmas Tree and Berry Farm! I was selected by the fam to cut down our tree!! Don’t believe me?



Crushed it!

3. I am thankful for not one, but two incredible jobs, where I can use both of my degrees! My employers are kind and fair, and they have already provided me so much growth as an educator. I also use my earnings to live a decent life, even if I’m not filthy rich. πŸ˜‰


My night class threw me a surprise birthday party! My jobs are seriously the coolest!

4. I am thankful for my friends who, unlike my family, put up with me when they don’t have to! πŸ˜‚ I have awesome people to hang out with in many states and even in Europe! That is pretty cool!


Speaking of friends, this is me with Jess, one of my besties since college! (I love all you other friends too!!) We are at Mary Eddy’s in downtown OKC, and that penguin hung out with us all through dinner! Y’all should check it out! So delicious! This was before we saw opening night of the 20th anniversary tour of Rent!! As in the first night of the whole darn thing, because it started in OKC!! (Also thankful for musical theatre!)

5. I am thankful for the ability to have a full life! I have a wonderful spiritual life. I have hobbies, such as food, fashion, reading, blogging, and dance. I have a fulfilling career and a happy home life. I don’t have to stress about bills. This one may be kind of a blanket statement, but the life I live should not be taken for granted. It’s beautiful! 


One of those hobbies I was talking about? MANICURES! Just got a new one yesterday! 

I encourage you to think about what you are thankful for. There are always going to be things in life that we are not thrilled with, and sometimes circumstances are downright depressing, especially during the holidays. We can, however, pick out the positives and focus on how beautiful life can be. This is the first holiday season without my adoptive dad, who passed last month, but I am working on seeing all of the good things and having an extra fun time, just in case he is watching! I hope you can all find the best aspects of your lives and focus your energy on them!

Please comment and tell me what you are thankful for this year! 

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€

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Happy Birthday to Me!!Β 

Hey, y’all!! It is good to be back! The last 6 weeks or so have been insane and filled with some unfortunate situations. I took a couple weeks off blogging just to catch up with life, but I’m back and ready to go! 😊

Today is Thanksgiving, and I wish you all a happy one! I will post about our family festivities later! Tuesday, however, was my birthday! They say to never ask a lady her age, but I’ll just tell you that I turned 26! I am actually so excited to get closer to 30! Many struggle with aging, but I see age as stability and wisdom! 


Not bad for 26! Loving the new MAC lipstick I got for my birthday! I’m wearing Ruby Woo!

I was lucky enough to have my birthday on my “Friday” before the holiday weekend! I started with a work gathering at Louie’s to celebrate the break! Then, we got to my intimate but fabulous birthday celebration at Sushi Neko! If you live in the OKC Metro and have not been, GO NOW! It is my favorite restaurant in the area! We had four friends meet us, and we had a great time! I definitely did not get enough pictures, but here’s what I have!


This was our appetizer! Lobster and other goodies! So delicious!


My favorite roll of all time, the Lifesaver! It has the raw salmon and tuna I love, and the crowning jewel on the inside is TEMPURA BACON! The lemon on top adds the perfect tang! I have eaten lots of sushi in many places over the years, and this continues to be my favorite!


We are a pretty hot walrus couple! Don’t tell my old etiquette class or my mom! πŸ˜‚

Not pictured: My all-time favorite dessert, tempura ice cream! I was so excited that I forgot to take a pic before diving in! #bloggerfail 

After that, a few of us went over to Nancy’s 57th St. Lighthouse for some karaoke! I love going there, because the drinks are reasonable, the seats are super comfy, and karaoke is every day!! I absolutely love to sing, even though I am not quite Broadway status! πŸ˜› It was a great time! My friend Jess and I took it back to our college days and sang ridiculous duets all night! We used to go to Buffalo Wild Wings in college and sing bad renditions of early 2000s pop songs! It was a nice trip down memory lane, even if we were the only ones who thought so! πŸ˜‚

It was such a great birthday! I’m excited to see what 26 holds! Now I’m off to gorge on turkey!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€

North Park Mall

One of my favorite things is when I learn about a place I’ve never heard of in the city I’ve lived in for over 7 years! Last night, we had the opportunity to see a friend perform in an independent film! It was being shown at North Park Cinema in North Park Mall, on the north side of Oklahoma City. It was a tiny indoor shopping center with a charming 90s style movie theatre. The shops were already closed, but we will definitely be back to check it out in daylight, and possibly brunch at their Rococo location! They are supposed to have a killer cruise ship style brunch buffet, as opposed to the more traditional east coast style brunch at the Penn and 28th location! 

Here I am by the cute little fountain! I love how the best picture we got was the one where you can’t see my face! πŸ˜‚ I went for a fun fall look that took me from church to brunch to an indie film! This look can go anywhere! I just got the dress this weekend at Black Scintilla in Midtown! It is such a fun boutique, and the staff made it a wonderful experience! I’m so excited to show you my other dress from there in another post!!
Everything else I’m wearing is super old, and most of it is not even name brand, but I love it! I have to remind myself that name brands aren’t everything! πŸ˜‰

The movie ended up being awesome, and our friend did a great job! It was nice to have a fun outing before the Monday grind! 

Now, it’s back to the grind for me! See you next time!

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€