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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mad Men Directors Need to See This!!

We have a wonderful independent movie theatre in Tulsa.
It is the Circle Cinema.
This small theatre brings big stuff to Tulsa.
My family has met one of the subjects
from the movie, Lost Boys of Sudan.
The boy of the cover is the one we got to meet.
I still tear up thinking how that man gave up
so much to become so much for his
We live in a country of selfishness.
If we are given the chance to be a professional
soccer player or a doctor....which do you think
most Americans will do?
I believe most will go for the BIG BUCKS and NOTORIETY
and be the professional soccer player.
I highly suggest you get this movie, it will change your life.

We also got to meet 2 Holocaust survivors.
I cried when I met them after seeing the movie.
I can honestly say that 2 of the top 10 experiences
in my life happened at the Circle Cinema.

The theatre is trying to expand and make a state of
the art theatre for the community to enjoy.
It is my understanding that they
are also having the original silent movie
organ restored.

To help with the fundraising efforts, they
had a special event.
They hosted a vintage fashion show through
the decades from the 20s thru the 2000s.

After the fashion show which included
awesome food from local
restaurants, each guest
was invited to a special
screening of
Vidal Sassoon, The Movie.

I was asked to take the pictures for
the event.....I tried to act
cool....but I think I might have s'queed!
Vintage + Photography = EXCITEMENT!!!

The models were awesome and looked
as if each one was meant for that
specific era!

He is not a model...he is a worker...but
doesn't he look AMAZING?

Most of the clothes were supplied
by a local store, Silver Screen Vintage.
This is Sheila, the owner of the shop.

Here are some of her outfits and some of the models.

This girl should be packaged and sold she
was that CUTE in a 1920s swimsuit!!!

I like the paradox of this photo.
1950s classic woman and a TATTOO.

I had a wonderful time at this event.
I hope that this encourages you to seek
out independent places and support them.
Small business America has to make
a come back!
Share some special places in your community with me in the

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Farmers' Market - Okie Style.

Our little town sets right where 2 state highways intersect.
Every corner has been bought up by chain stores.
We have Walgreens Pharmacy, Taco Bell/KFC, and Arby's.
The fourth corner is a small but wonderful little
park area.
Unfortunately, the rumor-mill says that it will soon
be another chain store.  :(

During the summer months, the little park is used on Saturdays
for a farmers' market.
My oldest daughter, Carly, is a massage therapist trying to
get her business off the ground.
I got the bright idea to have her set up at the farmers' market
with her massage chair.
Of course mom had to go with her.....
she did pretty decent her first Saturday.
I, however, was bored.....
so, I got the bright idea to sell some of my
homemade yeast rolls.

We got creative and made a sign....

Carly got a fancy rug....and customers.

I made 4 dozen rolls.
I sold out.

Then I started adding lemonade to my products.
I sold out.

I really enjoy it.
I am a people person if you haven't figured it out yet.
I get to spend 4 hours every Saturday just
chatting it up with locals and distants.
(My hair is fried, it was windy)

Even Summer got into the market....she
makes homemade laundry soaps, cleaning spray, and bug spray...ALL NATURAL.

If you have a local farmers' market, take time to visit.
Take time to get to know the vendors.....
Go away knowing you are supporting LOCAL people
and not the big chain stores.  Yah, the prices might
be higher, but the service is so much better
and you are remembered each week.
I will be very sad if the chain store does come
and tear down our little piece of paradise to
put up a parking lot..... :(
I will try to do a post of all the vendors for
you next week.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Little Photo Booth Fun for the 4th of July!!!!

A family reunion always brings out the freaks, right?

Well, not ALL of them are freaks....

Want to

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