Friday Favorites

summer pool days

Haaaaappy Friday, friends! Somehow we totally skipped over spring and went straight from sweaters to tank tops in no time flat. That's OK, though, because it means pool days are here! I've been making a point to spend a few hours in the sun every weekend to get a jump start on my summer tan. We don't have a pool so I've just been laying on our picnic table in our backyard....it isn't glamorous by any means but it is 100% necessary. My legs were ghostly!! Luckily we have a few friends with pools and C's parents have the best pool of them all. We're headed there tomorrow for some R&R; my mom-in-law makes the best sandwiches, snacks and poolside cocktails so I'm v. excited.

In other news, life is busy as all get out. Que, "all I do is work work work work work!" Whether that is working on the blog, working at my day job or teaching at Beyond Studios. Not complaining, just stating. I'm ready for vacation and/or a spa day, stat. T-minus one week until we head out of town on a little anniversary trip....it is much needed!

A Bag for Every Occasion

Radley Designer Bag
Jumpsuit | Heels | Monogram Necklace | Snake Skin Palace Street Crossbody Bag c/o Radley London | $14 Heart Sunnies, dupes for these! | Lips
I remember carrying around one of my mom's old purses when I was a young girl. I'm pretty sure the only thing inside was a stuffed Dalmatian puppy and a Lip Smacker, but by God I carried that bag everywhere we went. Things haven't changed, much. I am still a purse lover and never leave home without one (or three if we're going on a trip)! I'm the type to buy a few really nice, high-end purses - a couple different colors, a tote, a cross body, a clutch and a shoulder bag - so no matter the occasion, I have the perfect purse to match. For me, it is about quality, not quantity, so I don't buy purses often.

What I've noticed as of late, though, is that I'm constantly changing purses...going back and forth from black to brown and from big to small in order to match different outfits. I end up leaving my license in one and my credit card in the other by mistake! When Radley reached out to me to collaborate on this post, I was sold in a heartbeat. Not only are their purses super stylish, but they are high quality and versatile, too!

Best of OKC Desserts

best dessert spots in oklahoma city

Not so little known fact about me - I have the world's biggest sweet tooth. Seriously. I think it is 100% necessary and acceptable to eat dessert after every meal. I normally have decent self control with my diet, but if I take one small bite of a delicious dessert, I'm screwed (I type this as I eat my third plate of homemade banana pudding from our Mother's Day cookout).

That being said, I like to think I'm a pretty good judge when it comes to sweets! I know what is worth the splurge and what isn't. Below are the best desserts in Oklahoma City by category....in my personal opinion!

Brunch at Buttermilk Biscuits

buttermilk biscuits

We have a small problem occurring in Oklahoma City right now - too many new restaurants, not enough time....or money or macros. Buttermilk in the Paseo district has been on my to-try list since before they even opened. I'm such a sucker for biscuits! We finally found the time to check it out last Saturday for brunch and I'm so glad we did. The weather was absolutely glorious so we sat on the patio - always a plus!

Buttermilk is a order at the counter and take a table number type of restaurant meaning it is quick and casual. It was SUPER crowded (kids and babies galore) but we didn't have to wait very long for our food. One hold up was that the cashier was also the bartender for mimosas and bloodies - it wasn't really an issue, but I think relieving the cashier of drink duty could really speed up the line process.

Get Your Beauty Sleep | VIIcode Oxygen Eye Masks Review

vii code eye mask review

There's not much worse than someone saying, "Wow, you look tired." Jee, thanks..... Since I started teaching 5:30 a.m. fitness classes I've been hearing that phrase pretty regularly. I'm normally an early riser, but I am by no means a 5 o'clocker. On top of that, I've been teaching or working most weekend mornings recently, so I haven't really had a chance to catch up on rest lately.

All the early mornings have been taking their tolls on my body as a whole, but you can really see the negative effects in my eyes - they look puffy and have dark circles and bags underneath. Lucky for me, VIIcode reached out to me just in the nick of time! I had heard great things about their products from fellow bloggers and their O2M Oxygen Eye Masks for Dark Circles did not disappoint.
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