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Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City
We were in Oklahoma City for one night and had the pleasure of being staying at The Skirvin Hilton Hotel. While new and modern hotels have their appeal, there’s nothing quite like an older, historic hotel. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel located in the heart of Oklahoma City so it’s convenient to many popular venues, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Being a part of the Hilton Hotel family and Historic Hotels of America, you know you are going to get great service with these credentials.
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Touring Fallingwater - A Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Masterpiece
Probably the most famous structure by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is an American icon that’s as beautiful as it is timeless. We recently took a tour, and I have to say, it was one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Touring Fallingwater, is something that everyone should experience at least once. There’s a reason that Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed structures. It’s the perfect union of art and nature.
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How To Make The Perfect Arnold Palmer Cocktail
Have you heard of an Arnold Palmer? No not the golfer Arnold Palmer. I’m referring to his favorite drink – half iced tea and half lemonade. Here’s How To Make The Perfect Arnold Palmer Cocktail. This has always been around our house, and you should try it if you haven’t. But I’m taking it up a notch by making it into a cocktail. I’m thinking it would be perfect for sipping on the patio in warmer weather, or maybe make a pitcher full for watching The Masters. Arnold Palmer and The Masters
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An Owner's Story Of Being On HGTV's Home Town, The Littlest House - My Home and Travels
Are you familiar with the HGTV’s Home Town TV Series? I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the homeowners that had their home updated entirely by HGTV Home Town! Note – I have seen this listed as a rental now.How many of you have watched one of the many makeover shows and wondered what it would be like? She can tell you what her experience was like on HGTV’s hit show, Home Town, starring Ben and Erin Napier. The Littlest House.
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Packing for a cruise - a detailed list to get prepared
What’s your least favorite part of taking a vacation? Most would probably say packing and unpacking. If you’re needing tips on packing for a cruise, I’ve got you covered! When people say I overpack, I just say I like to be prepared. Everyone’s list is different. Are you an over packer? Do you carry on? Many things are essential to you but not others, and that’s ok. Pack as you like.
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My Home and Travels - Cook - Decorate - Celebrate - Travel
Visiting the Ark Encounter is an experience that everyone should try, whether they’re believers or not. The full-sized Noah’s Ark replica is an impressive sight no matter what your beliefs, and the exhibits it houses tell the story of the Great Flood, how a ship so massive could have been built in ancient times, and much more.It’s an impressive deep dive into the story and physics of Noah’s Ark.
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Classic Mint Julep Recipe Made With Chattanooga Whiskey
You can’t think about the Kentucky Derby without having a Mint Julep so here’s the Classic Mint Julep Recipe made with Chattanooga Whiskey. It is considered the drink of choice on the First Saturday in May. It’s exciting to have it return to all it’s glory this year again. No silver mint julep cups, no problem. A normal old fashion glass is about the right size.
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Spicy Peach Salsa As A Dip Or Topping
This Spicy Peach Salsa recipe is one of my favorites. I love to eat it with just about anything but it’s super delicious with crackers, chips, and even paired up with simple grilled chicken or pork chops. Fruit Salsas are such an asset to your meals with the fresh taste it provides. Spicy or mild - either way will be ahit with the family.
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Enjoying The Lodge at Gulf State Park a Hilton Hotel
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, offers the best of modern amenities, a welcoming atmosphere, and the beauty of Gulf Shores, Alabama – all wrapped up in one getaway destination.We stayed at The Lodge on a recent trip to Gulf Shores and it was such a fantastic experience that I knew I had to share it with all of you. The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores - Orange Beach Alabama
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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese In The Crockpot - My Home and Travels
Are you looking for a super delicious recipe that everyone in the family is going to love? Check out this simple Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese In The Crockpot. You have a cheeseburger taste in the crockpot so It’s easy, yummy and perfect for every day of the year. After just one bite of this crockpot recipe, you’re never going to want to make your macaroni and cheese any other way.
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Cast Iron Skillet Coffee Cake Recipe
There’s just something about cooking in a cast iron skillet that creates the perfect hearty and comfort food. This Cast Iron Skillet Coffee Cake Recipe proves that to be true – and I think you’ll agree. This simple coffee cake recipe is loaded with delicious flavor. The best part about making dessert or breakfast recipes in a cast iron skillet is that it creates an outer crunch with a perfectly soft and moist middle. Just wait until you try this easy coffee cake recipe!
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14 Fantastic Cornbread Recipes
When’s the last time that you indulged on a piece or two of homemade cornbread? If you’re still thinking about it, it’s been way too long! These 14 Fantastic Cornbread Recipes are about to be your new favorite obsession…and have fun choosing just one because they’re all super delicious. Are you trying to remember where you saw a recipe you want to try? Make sure you save it to Pinterest.
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Best Hot Chicken Salad isn't just for picnics or lunch
This Hot Chicken Salad is a recipe that is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been eating this since I was a little girl and it still makes me smile to this day. It’s one of my favorite summer sandwich recipes that I can sit out on the porch and enjoy. Any type of salads seem to be a favorite for all.Really I like to eat it by itself, with great crispy crackers with a little fruit and cheese.
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Lodge Museum of Cast Iron
Are you looking for unusual places to check out when traveling? Or even around your own hometown? Here’s a place to add to your list – Lodge Museum of Cast Iron. South Pittsburg is hometown to Lodge Cast Iron and now Museum. As in many small towns, and South Pittsburg is celebrating 150 years, you often find many unique places to visit.This Lodge Museum of Cast Iron isn’t just full of Lodge Cast Iron, but also some of the most collectible items from Wagner and Griswold.
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Flora Luna at Rock City Gardens
Flora Luna is a new way to experience the famous Rock City Gardens. It’s like visiting for the first time all over again. This one-of-a-kind experience held in the gardens at night will feature beautiful, colorful art installations, an original music score, and fantastic dining options. It’s an event designed for all the senses. You can see it now through May 12, 2024 each evening.This is a perfect event for all of you – bring the family, a date night, or a girl’s night out.