Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are enjoying my travel posts. I currently have every other weekend off, so I try to take some mini vacations when I can. I really like exploring and visiting surrounding towns. For this particular weekend, I decided to visit Tulsa, Oklahoma. I specifically wanted to look around and shop at Utica Square!

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Since spring has arrived, I am loving all the bright pretty flowers that are growing. Utica Square was no exception…

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I love love love the red phone booths that are all around. They remind me of London which is totally on my #bucketlist!

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AND the old clocks are beautiful! I wanted to take one home with me ;)

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Utica Square Dining Suggestions:

Fleming’s: If you are looking for a good steakhouse, this is it! I have been here, and I love the Filet Mignon. For a side, try the truffle-parsley mashed potatoes ;) I would highly recommend getting reservations!

Queenie’s: This place was loaded with people when I was there. It was packed, so I know it must be good. I will definitely stop by next time I’m in town. This is a great place to go for breakfast or lunch.

Starbucks: I know it may sound cliche, but hear me out. The flowers are blooming and there’s plenty of shade around, so grab a coffee or green tea and sit out on the patio. And again, I don’t even have a Starbucks in my town, so I’m always glad to get some work done at a Starbucks when I’m on a trip.

Utica Square Shopping Suggestions:

Kendra Scott: Kendra is such an inspiration to me. She is the epitome of a #girlboss! I love all of her jewelry, and I’ve collected 9 of her necklaces. The stores are always set up so beautifully and be sure to visit the “Color Bar” to design your own necklace! My favorite necklace was one I made at the color bar: gunmetal with a black stone. I love black on black.

L’Occitane: Arkansas doesn’t have a L’Occitane at all…not even in the entire state! I always have to stop in and pick up some hand cream when I see this store. If you haven’t tried the lavender hand cream, you are missing out! I also picked up the rose on this trip, and I can’t wait to try it out.

Restoration Hardware: Since I’m redoing a couple of rooms right now, I stopped in RH for some inspiration. I mean hello, who doesn’t love a store that has my very same initials? I’m loving everything white & gold for my new bedroom/closet/office.

West Elm: Tulsa is the closest West Elm to me, and I LOVE the bedding here. I like West Elm, because they always have their bedding staged very well. I like to see the inspiration before I take it home in the package. This duvet cover is classic, and I’m also obsessed with this velvet quilt. Also, be sure to pick up some succulents!

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I hope you enjoyed my review on Utica Square in Tulsa. If you like this type of post, be sure to see my posts on Oklahoma City, Nashville, and Memphis.

Thanks for reading! XO,


Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. I took it easy as I had to work 6 days last week and 6 this week. I’m totally exhausted at this point! I have so many posts in the works and I’m still playing catch up. This post is actually from my weekend away for New Year’s. I decided to take it easy this year and head to Oklahoma City for a weekend of relaxation & “me time”. It worked out so well and as it turns out, there’s a lot of fun things to do/see in Oklahoma City. I’m going to do a couple of posts on OKC. For today though, I wanted to share three of my favorite “girly” things I did in OKC:

Nail Salon: Polished Nail Salon on Memorial Road

First and foremost, I read reviews on all nail salons before I go there. I usually check multiple sites: Yelp, Facebook, and Google. I am VERY picky when it comes to cleanliness of a nail salon. I will not go there if I don’t feel good about the reviews I read. I was VERY pleased to find Polished was super clean. I got my eyebrows waxed here as well. It’s always nice to go to a salon where you can get multiple services done. I also got a pedicure and a gel manicure. The staff was super friendly and I highly recommend this nail salon! The decor is also gorgeous ;)

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oklahoma city, nail salon, road trip

Blowout Bar: Lush Blow-Dry Bar in Nichols Hills

Okay! This was an amazing experience. This blow-out bar uses strictly Oribe products. If you’ve never used them, you HAVE to try them. They smell amazing are really work well for my hair. They can also do makeup at this location and the girls really know what they are doing. Since it was New Year’s, I’m glad I scheduled early online. It’s super helpful and you can choose your appointment time. Be sure to visit their website! Here’s a photo of the front:

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Um HI?! How cute is that aqua front door? I even had to snag some Oribe hairspray & heat protecting spray! These products are super hard to find in small town Arkansas, so I have to grab them when I see them. If you love Oribe, comment below & let me know what your fave product is!

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Tote (color is “New Khaki”) // Pom-pom // Hair Spray // Heat Protecting Spray

Shopping: I will be honest, I found WAY more shopping than I thought I would. There are a couple of malls: Quail Springs and Penn Square, but that’s the just the beginning.

Penn Square Mall: I have no LUSH cosmetics anywhere around me, so I have to visit anytime I see one. I might or might not have stocked up on ALL the bath bombs. I seriously can’t get enough of them. I also swung by Vera Bradley, because they were having an amazing sale! I grabbed this makeup case & this cosmetic bag! I’m in love with both of them. I love the print, because it’s so classic.

Luxe Objects: I found the cutest shop ever in Nichols Hills. We are talking pink Christmas trees, adorable sunnies, and the cutest home decor! I am so obsessed with this store from the outside all the way inside. Be sure to check them out on Instagram!

You can also find pretty much any other store you need in OKC. There’s Kendra Scott, Ulta, Sephora, TJ Maxx, and more. Y’all have to understand that I have literally ZERO shopping in my town. We are getting a Hobby Lobby this spring, and you would think we have all died and gone to Heaven ;) When I go on a road trip, I make a list and get all my shopping done in one weekend. If you have all these stores in your town, you are LUCKY! Be sure to check out the Nichols Hills area, because it’s adorable! They even have a Trader Joe’s. Again, we don’t even have Trader Joe’s in Arkansas, so this was a luxury for me.

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I would love to hear your favorite “girly” things to do on road trips! In your opinion, where is the best shopping?! Comment below.

Thanks for reading,


Hey y’all! I hope your February is off to a good start! I can’t believe we are already halfway through the month. Like literally, WHERE does time go? Last weekend I met up with my BFF’s Ricci & Jenn in Memphis. We were actually celebrating three different events: Ricci’s birthday, the Fifty Shades Darker premiere, and the passing of my pharmacy boards. That’s right, I’m an officially registered pharmacist! We had been planning this trip for a while, and it didn’t disappoint!

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Ricci & I met up in downtown Memphis Friday for lunch and headed to Huey’s. I personally loved this spot because I got a yummy “California” burger with avocado on it. YUM!

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We then walked around downtown/Peabody Place for a little bit before checking in to our hotel. If you have never been inside the Peabody Hotel, you have GOT to go. It’s so beautiful inside and the ducks wading in the fountain are so cute!

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After we checked into our hotel, we just rested for a while before meeting Jenn at the mall for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Since we had been doing Whole 30, this was a welcome change to our diet. We might or might not have eaten a little more than we probably should ;)

If you don’t know the back-story, I met Jenn & Ricci through blogging. We constantly joke because the first time we met was on a road trip and we are thankful we didn’t turn out to be complete weirdos. Well, we are weird, but you know what I mean! Friday night we had a wild night let me tell you…we went back to the hotel and did clay masks! Here’s the evidence…

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Saturday we had big plans to go to Graceland. I was a little bit apprehensive, because I never really got into Elvis. However, the trip and tour turned out to be a blast! We got to tour Elvis’s home, racquetball court, garage full of cars, and jumbo jet. Of course I was the tourist on my phone googling Elvis facts the entire time. I never knew he had a stillborn twin brother OR the fact that he actually died at Graceland. I would highly recommend the tour to get to know more about this American icon. PS the meditation garden was my favorite part…be sure to check it out just near the pool in his backyard.

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graceland, elvis, memphis, road trip

DID you know that Elvis had the cutest pink Jeep? I suspect it was purchased for his wife or daughter. It was so adorable and I want it!

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Saturday night we did a little shopping at Sephora and I grabbed this, this, and this!

We then headed to see Fifty Shades Darker. If you have seen it, let me know in the comments and we can discuss!

If you know us, you know we pack a lot of plans into one weekend. Sunday morning we got up and headed to the Majestic Grille in downtown Memphis for brunch to celebrate Ricci’s birthday! OKAY the Majestic is amazing. The décor is very old-timey and charming. It almost reminds me of like Miami/Cuba back during the 50’s. They have palm trees, cool lights, and show old movies on the big screen. We had a yummy flatbread that I would highly recommend:

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We then finished our weekend at IKEA. I had made a “shopping list” on the IKEA app, and I was so thankful I did. I highly recommend doing this before visiting the store. It’s such a large store that it can easily be overwhelming. I grabbed two cabinets, a new lamp, a utility cart, and several décor items. I cannot wait to show you the two rooms I am redoing at the moment. I will share the process here and on my Instagram. Be sure to follow along!

Thanks for reading & please let me know your fave things to do/see in Memphis in the comments below.