Bites of My Life

Happy Monday, I mean Wednesday, what? I'm confused. Welcome to the shortest/longest/strangest feeling work week. Taking last Friday off to move out of my house, turned the weekend into 5 days and now the work week is only 3. The restaurant my company has been working tirelessly over the past 2+ years is just days away from opening. This means the coveted 3 day week will be more like a straight 3 week work week. Seeing everything fall into place is extremely rewarding and exciting. 

Last week I moved out of my sweet little home of the last two years. A new place to call home is on the horizon, but I'll never forget the people, things and memories at Mahler Pl. A very long weekend of multiple cook outs, multiple days by the pool (finally) and a few days of rest to catch up on sleep made for a very successful 4th of July! 

-After two straight years of piling into our living room to watch The Bachelor(ette) every Monday, the last Bach watch party at Mahler Pl. called for copious amounts of Domino's eaten on the floor. 
-Happy birthday to the girl who celebrates everyone more than herself! 
-More pizza had to be consumed to morn not living together anymore. 
-Day 1 of the holiday weekend and Vim Vitae's reduce bloat juice was already needed...
-2 batches of festive Perfect CCCs were made over the weekend! Pro tip, serve them with my Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for a real crowd pleaser! 
-Guacamole needs a place at every cookout. 
-On a mission to make everything I ate over the weekend festive. 
-Another episode feat. ME coming soon to OKC Over Easy
-Peach, Avocado and Cucumber salad from the newest issue of BA. The perfect accompaniment to our Sunday night steaks and potatoes. 
-Flamingos > Swans.
-Only a corner of all the snacks that were consumed. Calorie overload is a must on holidays. 
-"There's only 3 of us, but we love the 4th" ;)

Annie

Bites of My Life

Only five days left in my home of the past two years. The place that helped me grow from a post-grad to real world adult. The place that hosted multiple Bachelor watch parties, two friendgivings, handfuls of pre parties and post parties. The place that I lived with two of my dearest friends, where we cried, laughed, cooked, cleaned, worked out in, played games, binged Netflix documentaries etc. I've been spending the past week working overboard, attempting to hold on to my social life, and pack up two years of memories little by little.

This has been a bittersweet summer for multiple reasons, but I really can't complain. Growing up is weird thing, I think I'll stop now ;) 

-Cleaning out the panty before I move this Friday, means finding a can of TJs veggie chili and embracing it despite it being 90 degrees outside.
-Bets on if I can go a week without the avocado omelette at En Croute...odds not in my favor.
-Post yoga smoothie bowl on the back porch. 
-From pencil skirt to mini skirt. Gave this 3 year old skirt a face lift. 
-Solid colors, solid night. #blairhitchproject
-A gorgeous Saturday and my day off required lunch to be on a patio and include cocktails.
-An Okie luau.
-Sunday Funday soft opening at The Jones Assembly. 
-Tucker Time Sunday night eats. 

Annie

Bites of My Life

Double the bites post, double the apologies for sucking at blogging lately. I had all intentions of posting last week, but life happens and then you get a cold, that turns into a sinus infection, that turns into a week of wanting to do anything to feel better, and do nothing that has to do with blogging. 

But today you are getting a bite of my life. A double dip kind of bite (even better in my opinion). Getting this post together and live is partially driven by my yoga friend, Victoria. Hi Victoria!

Despite my lack of getting anything out there, but a measly bites of my life post, Victoria mentioned to me in our yoga class last week that she doesn't mind that I've only been posting BOML lately. She said she loves the weekly snapshots! I'll be honest. If I were a reader I would probably never read my BOML. I pretty much only write them for me. For an online journal of my life, so I can look back and see what I did each week over these past few years. (Which I do. I love to go back and read old BOML)! But to hear other people actually read these kind of post too, well, I guess I better be better about actually getting them out there! So thank you Victoria for being the fuel behind my lack of energy to post these days. 

6/5-6/11

-After outfitting our team at the restaurant in Hedley & Bennett, I've been coveting my own H&B, but now I'm a proud owner of my owner and member of the #apronsquad!
-Lavender Acai smoothie. Still perfecting the recipe but a goodie for sure!
-Say hello to my new mint chocolate chip bestie!! I've wanted a cruiser for about the past 6 years and now she is all mine!
-CharCUTErie!
-#froseallday coming soon to The Jones Assembly.
-Holding on for dear life while we biked and bar hopped!
-Bridesmaids assemble! Pre-wedding festivities have commenced for Madeline + Zach!
-My favorite way to start the day. Avocado omelette @ En Croute!
-Showing off what I've been doing the past months to mom and dad last Sunday!

6/12-6/18

-Kicking off sick week summer 2k17 with a bowl of veggies and goods to try to kick my immune system back into gear! Not pictured the copious amounts of Emergen-C, Cold-Ease, Ibuprofen, Zyrtec and antibiotics. 
-When you buy a waterproof disposable camera for Memorial Weekend and you finally get the prints back! I felt like I was in 2003. Never know whatcha gonna get!
-Like I said before, my favorite way to start the day! 
-Treat yourself Wednesday! Highly recommend Amanda's Aesthetics for a facial if you're local!
-The basic bitch salad @ The Jones. Yup, we went there. 
-Loved getting to show my friends where I've been hiding the past few months. 
-FIG SEASON is here!!
-My favorite kind of lunch. 
-Father's Day fish tacos! I used this recipe for the tacos and this for the corn

Annie

Bites of My Life

June? Already? How did we get here so fast. How are we halfway through the year? Mind boggling I tell you mind boggling. Days, weeks, months are flying by at super speed. I'm trying so hard to hold on to each moment, but they are flashing by, especially lately.

Work is moving at rapid fire these days (more on that later), but I can honestly say I'm loving every minute of it, so I can't complain. Although, sweet Take a Bite has taken a bit of a back burner because of it. I apologize for the lack of anything but a wimpy "bites" post each week. But come July I'm hoping I'll have some extra time on my hands for more TAB love. I couldn't even tell you the last time I cooked a real meal. Now that is depressing and a clear sign of how busy I am. 

-I haven't had a chance to blog much on TAB, but I did guest post last week on The Well. Read my post here
-On a weird turkey burger kick. Cutting corners and using TJ's frozen patties, but loving this deconstructed burger version I've been serving myself. 
-Finalizing our dessert menu for The Jones Assembly means ice cream for lunch! Blueberry, watermelon, cucumber and grapefruit sorbet. Yes cucumber sorbet. It was amazing.
-Training has begun for The Jones Assembly. Which just means things are getting closer and closer to opening!
-Pro tip: ask for plantain chips with your guac at Barrios, and definitely order the salmon ceviche!
-My work here is done. Successfully turned the texan into an OKC lover. *pats myself on the back*
-Work on a Saturday ain't so bad when it involves your bestie and matcha lattes.
-Could shower this cutie bridey for days! Cannot believe you are about to get married! 
-The brussels caesar is low key my favorite thing at The Drake

Annie

Bites of My Life

Taking my first bite of 24! I mentioned a few weeks ago that this month was treating me too well and I was pointing fingers at the reason being because it was my birthday month. Yes, I think that did play a roll, but with everything going on right now, I think it's more just timing that is making May the month of the year! I have been extremely busy with both work and play. Baby showers, wedding showers, work events, a lake trip, two restaurant openings, looking for new house...I'll stop now. Hence the lack of any kind of post this last week. Keep reading for the short version recap of the past two weeks! 

-Last time with all 3 at Mahler Pl. before we go our separate ways. Couldn't ask for better people to live under the same roof with in these pivotal past two years. 
-When food like this is pumping out of the kitchen at work, it's hard to not go on a complete carb only diet. I suddenly want/need all the breads, biscuits and baked goods. 
-Every day I'm continually validated by my job and the people I work with. Want to join the crew? Apply here
-Typical Oklahoma storm watch. Feet up, wine poured. Twisters shmisters.
-Kitten is leaving us to be a big cat in Chi town! A proper adios fiesta was in order before she departed! 
-A big night for The Jones Assembly two Saturday's ago. Can't wait to open our doors to the public at the end of June!
-When I volunteered to help throw a shower for sis, I obvi took over the food task. It was a very What's Gaby Cooking inspired spread. 
-I clearly didn't wear the right foot wear for futbol. I'm just going to leave this picture right here and not get into the weird details of why I was kicking around a soccer ball last week. 
-Like, so, #ontrend. Scarf found here.
-Breakfast//lake edition//birthday edition.
-Move over LeCroix, there's a new basic betch in townl
-Hot dogs, baked beans, and patriotic berries. All the eats for this holiday Monday!

Annie

P.S. Make sure and hop over to The Well Today for my guest post from yesterday!