Bites of My Life

Labor Day huh? Isn't that the day you are supposed to uh, not, labor. Ya I've been up since 7:30am. I worked out, worked Gospel Brunch brunch at The Jones Assembly, meal prepped, created content for Made By Maddie, posted social media for work, updated the fall newsletter and website for OKC Kappa alum and now I'm typing as fast as a I can to get this post done so I can go to bed. No complaints, just using this as my place to hash out my day. I don't really love doing nothing, so looking back on this productive day has me pretty happy actually. Life is a labor of love I guess. 

In less than a week I'll be Colorado bound with my whole family for some serious R&R. Let's see if I can actually relax...stay tuned.

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-Daily nighttime routine of Arbonne detox tea and digestion plus (pre and probiotic). Just keeping things regular, ya know. 
-This meal WINS. After a stronnnnggg craving for Chinese I cured it with The Defined Dish's Whole30 Orange Chicken recipe. The whole house loved it. Can't wait to try this and this too! 
-Post-dinner snack/dessert/sweet tooth hack = snack size pack of Lesser Evil popcorn, melted cashew butter to dip popcorn into and detox tea.
-Incredibly ideal Thursday night. Favorite new jeans, furry slippers, great dinner, great wine and 27 Dresses.
-Taqueria Tour with Dad stop 2 at Tacos Don Nacho!
-First OU gameday at Seven47 with no one other than.
-Was craving a green smoothie bowl after a gameday full of Frozen Red Bull Vodkas, nachos, chips and queso, chinese takeout and a cinnamon roll. Oh gosh, I'm craving another one just reading all of that...
-Summer feast with mom and dad to send summer out the door. Cajun Roasted Okra from The Defined Dish, skirt steak (not pictured) and chimichurri, roasted tomato caprese, fruit salad.
-Behind the scenes with Made by Maddie. You are looking at MBM's newest social media consultant, so do us a favor and give us a follow

Annie

Did you catch My Top 5 post last week?

Bites of My Life

Last week was minor compared to my weekend. After a flight rebook and a few delays, I made it to Miami to commence "Ta Ta Tucker" with Claire. Kathleen couldn't make it due to angel baby Elle only being 5 weeks old, but getting to spend time with oldest sis and her closest friends was more fun than I hoped. I haven't been to the beach in a hot minute. The trip was quick but I absolutely loved stuffing my face at 27 Restaurant & Bar, recovering with a latte the size of my face, napping in the sun piña colada the frozen mojito in hand, then some classic late night Miami clubbing. Miami you exceeded expectations! We are now just under 6 weeks until Claire's big day. The countdown is on as well as a sister act of "Whole 6 weeks" for the final push until the wedding. 

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-Worked on perfecting my mint chip smoothie all week. It came down to nut milk, spinach, frozen cauliflower, frozen banana, hemp powder, cacao powder, cacao nibs in and on top, and a drop of peppermint essential oils.
-Working on a "Spaghetti Squash 4 Ways" post...stay tuned. 
-Been embracing my calmer schedule and spending mornings working from home spending way too long staying in my PJs. 
-#tatatucker in South Beach with big sis bride!
-Take me to the beach and all I want is a piña colada! 
-Partied in the city where they heat was on.
-"The Workout" smoothie at Uptown Grocery. I can't get enough!
-Pilates by Dallas aka pilates at Four Graces. My current obsession. Because of my multi-studio membership I have with StudioHop, I've stepped outside my normal workout routine and discovered my love for pilates! My code AnnieHop20 is still available to get $20 off your first month of SH!
-Aunt Annie makes for a great napping spot.

Annie

Bites of My Life

Today's bites post is stacked with photo bites of last week. A full camera roll of weekly images, typically means it was a great week. I suppose I was trying to squeeze as many memories possible into the last week of summer. I wore white everyday, bought a car (!!!!), finished Whole30, visited a city I've never been to, reunited with college friends, welcomed the start of college football, and sat poolside for probably the last time in 2016.

I breezed through the week quick as quick in anticipation of my trip to Houston for OU's first game of the season. Game outcome aside, the weekend was too good. Molly opened her doors for me to stay at "AirbMB" for the weekend. Unfortunately MB was Austin bound for the weekend, but we got a quick 30 minute catch up sesh to make it count! The weekend also included multiple catch up sesh's with college friends near and far who all came together for the game. Lots of memories made and too much fun had. I'm still exhausted and caught up on a high from the weekend. I'm letting it end graciously though as we say farewell summer/hello fall. Let the best season begin.  

-All white everyday last week before the fashion police say I can't. 
-Shared a few ways I knock pesky morning headaches
-Spaghetti squash primavera for the last bites of Whole30.
-Golden Milk. You have to try it if you haven't, perfect way to end the day.
-A somewhat celebratory lunch at Mexican Sugar after purchasing my first car!!! My car accident a few weeks back ended up being a blessing in disguise.
-CCC dough rolled into balls and frozen to save for a rainy day, unexpected guests, or those strong sweet tooth cravings.
-A matcha a week keeps the doctor away...
-A trip to Houston meant a quickie meet up with MB before she headed out of town and finally a visit to her place of work at Biscuit.
-Lunch at Local Foods was suggested on more than one account. It lived up to all the hype!
-All smiles pre OU upset. 
-If only all college football games came equipped with a bloody mary bar. Hello feta stuffed olives. 
-A diner breakfast to round out the Houston bites and to soak up Saturday night. 
-Some rude (smart) person thought it would be a good idea to put a mini Dylan's Candy Bar right next to my Southwest gate. I arrived and left Houston with a big bag of candy store candy. Sour gummies and chocolate covered everything.
-One last dip!
-Labor day steaks and veggies to send off summer!

Annie

Bites of My Life

Why is it that it takes forever to make it to a long weekend then they just end so quick? Coming out of Cali vacation mode and chugging through the days to make it to the weekend, it felt like a relatively long week. Madewell and H&M's opening helped a bit. Both made their debut in Oklahoma this past week. We are slowly gaining more street cred.
By the time the weekend rolled around it was go time. Football is back, my friends were back in town and all was right in the world again. Spent the rest of the weekend grilling, swimming and wearing as much white as possible before we have to wave goodbye to summer. You were a great one summer 2k15, you're welcome back anytime.
-So in love with my egg cup breakfast from Zinc, I picked up a couple for myself before we left Newport. First meal back was breakfast for dinner to use them up. 
-Madewell finally came to Oklahoma and the grand opening was a mad house. I'm thrilled it's here but my wallet is about to suffer.
-New recipe post for my perfect overnight oats.
-Gameday ready with spirited sugar cookies!
-Best part of college football starting back up is having an excuse to reunite with sweet sweet friends.
-Midway's sandwiches = one of the things I miss most about Norman.
-I've been dying to try Half Baked Harvest's bourbon peach bbq baked beans since she posted them. They are AMAZE. Paired with skirt steak and chimichurri (by dad) and a fig and walnut salad, Sunday dinner was a home run. Mom's caramel cake was the sweet finish. 
-Somehow my Sundays always end up looking like this after weekends of indulgences...
-Lovely end to the long weekend with leftover baked beans and grilled salmon.

Annie