Okie Pride!

As many of you know, from watching every major news station in the last few weeks, Oklahoma has been torn up by tornadoes! And, I use ‘torn up’ as an understatement to reality. So many areas are, truly, disaster zones with devastation for miles. It has been heartbreaking to be so close, yet, so far, to so much of it – as you sit in your living room watching the footage and there are people, from your own state, walking around and wondering where their living room is and/or used to be. 

There is a common thread amongst the survivors, the community, the state, as well as the national news stations have witnessed it, too, and it’s “Okie Strength” and “Okie Pride”. “Okie Pride” radiates from every Oklahoman photographed, interviewed, or standing by on the sidelines. There has been a lot of question – “Why do you live in tornado alley?”, “Why don’t you leave?” And, without hesitation, Oklahomans say, “Because, it’s home”. 

With everything that has gone on, “Okie Pride” is on fire across the state! Not that it wasn’t here before, it’s just bigger, better, and stronger! Products/merchandise are popping up everywhere! Many of them, it’s their way to show support and raise money for storm relief. And, some, just for fun to show that you care about your home state and/or care about the people of Oklahoma. 

Here is just a glimpse of all the products available to show YOUR ‘Okie Pride’! 

Products w/Proceeds to Storm Relief

 The products in this picture are donating all and/or a percentage of sale to disaster/storm relief. Find them at: 

Okie Strong Tshirt- Happy First

OKTogether Tshirt- Must Stash/Livy Lu

Oklahoma State/Chevron Tshirt – Rub of Luck/Secret Gardens Candle Company

Moore Tshirts – Ida Red Boutique

Strong Cuff – Amy Lu/Must Stash

Oklahoma Strong Candles/Fragrance Melts – Secret Gardens Candle Company

Silver Oklahoma State Necklace w/Pearl – The Vintage Pearl

Red State of Oklahoma Necklace – Gleeful Peacock

Harley and Maudes

Harley and Maudes are donating a portion of sale of all Oklahoma charms to storm relief too! 


Rustic Cuff

Some of my favorite arm candy is by Rustic Cuff! And, these are some fun designs that support Oklahoma! 

Fun 'Okie Pride' Items

More fun Tshirts and ‘Okie’ items to show your pride! 

Oklahoma Strong Tshirt – Rub of Luck/Secret Gardens Candle Company

I Speak Okie Tshirt – Ida Red Boutique

Home/Oklahoma State Tshirt – Must Stash 

Oklahoma OK Tshirt – Rub of Luck/Secret Gardens Candle Company

Oklahoma State Hat – Ida Red Boutique 

This Land Can Cooler – Ida Red Boutique 

I’m, officially, riding on the “Okie Pride” train! And, hope you will too! Do what you can to donate to the cause and support the storm relief funds that are, desperately, needed by much of our state! 


Secret Gardens Candle Company

Rub of Luck 

Rustic Cuff

Ida Red Boutique

Must Stash

The Vintage Pearl

Happy First

Summer Is A Comin’…..

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner…Summer is a comin’….

It seems like Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial-official kickoff to summer! 

So, before you head out to the lake and your pool parties, make sure you have all the necessities to have some fabulous fun! 

Summer Fun from Ribbons

The perfect pit stop, for me, is Ribbons on Peoria. It’s an adorable boutique, with a wonderland of fun, that ranges from clothing to jewelry to home decor and more. You can leave there with JUST about everything you will need for your outdoor activities. Food. You might have to go to the grocery store for food. But, Ribbons has the perfect totes and coolers to carry it in and you will look good while doing so too! 



And, don’t forget about your kiddos too! You know they have grown and are going to need some new clothing and swimsuits this summer. Ribbons has you covered for the growing tots too! 

It’s a super cute store that I know you will NOT walk out empty handed! And, you will be ready for summer too! 

Happy Shopping! 

Ribbons on Peoria 

Great Gatsby Makin’ a Comeback..

Do you remember reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ in high school? Ok, I don’t either. But, I DO  remember the movie with Robert Redford. The lavish parties he would throw and, oh, so handsome! 

Well, they are bringing ‘Gatsby’ back to the big screen! And, it opens this weekend! 

I’ve already heard quite a few rumbles of people planning Gatsby parties, attending a Gatsby party, etc. So, here are few tips to throw your own: 

Gatsby Garden Party

Galvenized tin was popular in the 1920′s, so go ahead and pull out your pails and platters. Use them as decor. But, Gatsby was all about the lavish lifestyle – even in the middle of the day.  Think white tents in the yard, white and cream flowers EVERYWHERE, and chandeliers dripping in crystals. Yes, this decor is a little more ‘tame’ than the typical Gatsby party – but, will definitely provide you with the same vibe. My only suggestion – use real flowers! Artificial flowers were used for this picture (it’s what I had available at the time). 

Hide your booze - like the bootlegging days!

Prohibition was in the 1920′s and bootlegging was very common. So, why not ‘play’ on the prohibition and brown bag all of your beverages. You can even name them with some of the slang terms from the 1920′s, like ‘Giggle Water’.

Gatsby Glamour

Maybe, you prefer to have an evening party. An evening of ‘Gatsby Glamour’. Gatsby lived the extravagant life and wanted everyone to know it. Think absolutely over-the-top lavish, food galore, full orchestras, and dancing until dawn. Again, my version is ‘tame’. But, still very do-able to create the vibe. Think silver, black, and gold in colors..feathers, fringe, and crystals everywhere. The silver beads in my picture is, actually, Christmas garland from my attic, as well as some of my costume jewels from my jewelry drawer. 

Don’t forget about a cute little party favor. Why not provide ‘Bootlegger Bubbly’? Fun little bottles of bubbles for people to use at the party or take home. 

Get into the ‘role’ and ‘soul’ of Gatsby by throwing a Gatsby party! 

Share your thoughts on the movie too! 

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