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Featuring Interview with Cake Designer Nicole of OKC Cake Lady

Photos Provided By Nicole   Me: Hi Nicole! How did you start your passion for designing cakes and where are you located? Hi! I am located in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. I started working at a grocery store whenever I was 18 years old. I have always been a car Enthusiast and I had a mini truck that I was fixing up as a hobby. The grocery store manager asked if I wanted to work in the bakery to get more hours. Well, more hours equaled more money for my truck, and I kindly took them up on their offer. From there, I started in the bakery, and I absolutely loved it. I could not get enough of getting to create and putting smiles on customers faces. Me: What made you take a leap into starting your own business? I have always loved business. When I walk into other people's stores, I always look for ways to try to improve their store in my head. So, after working in the bakery for years I just knew that I could do this on my own and I would be a lot happier. I knew that being in my own environm
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Water Safety for Kids: Essential Talk

  Written By: Felecia Causey Water danger is a topic that is frequently not talked about. It's an overlooked yet imperative conversation to have with kids at a young age. It's crucial to have this talk with children while they are small because they are naturally curious and often drawn to water. By teaching kids about the dangers of water. Promoting water safety can ensure your child develops a healthy respect for water. We recently had a soccer tournament near the beach, so my son's team had a day at the beach. The day was beautiful with blue skies, but the wind was quite high, and the waves were huge. Many of the boys on the team probably had their first time there. One of the boys on the team almost drowned while swimming in the ocean. I am sure seeing this made the team both afraid and sad, as they witnessed how dangerous the water can be. As a mother, I regret not allowing my children to complete their swimming lessons when they were younger. I constantly find myse

Featuring: My Review and Experience at Hyatt Regency The Wynfrey Hotel

Written By:Felecia Causey Photos Provided By: Felecia Causey   We could not have been happier to stay at the Hyatt Regency. The WYNFREY hotel is at Birmingham's Riverchase Galleria. We picked this place to stay because it was close to my son's soccer camp, and we had been there before. I was hoping for a similar experience to our pleasant prior visit. Regretfully, I made the error of using Members Deal for the hotel reservation, and I will never use them again—but that's a story for another blog.   After a long lunch break at the camp, we proceeded to the hotel to inquire about an early check-in. The lobby was awful when we arrived. I believed they were giving away free hotel keys because of how ridiculously crowded the early check-in area was.  It was okay; we just wanted to avoid being late returning to camp, so we departed. The crowd had somewhat calmed down by the time we returned, but it was still very crowded downstairs. To be honest, I still think their lobby is amo

Featuring Epicure and Jack's Tavern Millbrook Alabama

  Written By: Felecia Causey Photography By: Felecia Causey I had the chance to go to Jack's Tavern and Epicure, a local family-owned restaurant. Just to be clear, I adore this restaurant, which isn't your typical one. I like that it provides a setting for everyone to enjoy under one roof. This is the place if you're looking for a nice family meal, a night out for the girls with a stripper pole, a night out for the guys to watch a game on a big screen, a business meeting where you can hook up your business slides, a place to lounge and relax while sipping from a wide wine selection, or even just to grab takeout. David, the owner, and his beautiful wife were really nice. It seemed like you were walking into a museum. Anything antique draws attention to me. I enjoy good food, museums, and friendly service. Every customer that came in and went out had intimate interaction with the owner. Like me, those who spend their hard-earned money prefer to do so to have wonderful experie

Featuring BBQ Chicken Montgomery

Written By: Felecia Causey Photography:Felecia Causey I drove out into the rain with my daughter to stop at BBQ Chicken in Montgomery, Alabama. We were eager to try the restaurant's food because we had read so many positive reviews about it. They may be found close to Bolera (the bowling alley) along Eastern Blvd. It was quite roomy as I walked in, which I really enjoyed. I'll also commend how spotless and clean they were inside. We made the decision to have takeout. My daughter selected Rose D'deok-Booki and the boneless golden original combo, while I went with the crispy chicken sandwich meal. Fries and a can of drink were served with both meals. I wanted to test everything out. Every dish was cooked fresh. The sandwich reminded me of a Zaxby's sandwich, but crispier. The fries were perfect—hot, crunchy, and exactly as I like them. It was good—the boneless chicken wings. Although my daughter appeared to like it, I'm not a huge fan of extremely crispy chicken skin.

He Won't Be This Small for Long

Written By: Felecia Causey Photography By: Felecia Causey  You want to know how much time has passed; look at your child. He won't want to be held like a baby or have his little hands held in yours; therefore, the days of him sitting in your lap or holding his hands will eventually come to an end. He'll grow up so quickly that one day the small boy you used to look down on will be so tall that he'll be looking down at you. Your son's heart will open as a result of your nurturing of his emotions, enabling him to communicate his sentiments and develop empathy. A mother knows that although her son will learn to be independent, with her loving support, he will become the young man she would desire her daughter to meet. Parents will make mistakes, because no one is perfect. I believe that my role as a mother has a huge effect on the way my son is raised. We want to be involved in every tiny detail of his life, but at an early age, I had to learn that self-restraint in settin

My Mom Divorced Me When She Divorced My Dad

Written By: Wanted to Be Anonymous   My dad left my mom when I was 10 years old, after he found out she was having an affair. The guy moved right after. He didn’t work much. He would do landscaping, but most of the time he was at home. My mom worked a full-time job as a dental hygienist. They would go on dates, and I would be left home with my video games, television and plenty of junk food. I was sent to my dad’s family when she went out of town on vacation. I gained a lot of weight during my teen years. When I turned 14 my mom got pregnant with my little sister. I was excited because I was an only child. I wasn’t aware that I would continue to be excluded and left out of everything.  When my sister was born, I would be like a shadow in the background. They would be the ultimate beautiful happy family. I felt I was like a huge hangnail to them. I would often walk in the front room and capture them cuddling under a blanket on the sofa. I would ask for something, and they would respond

When You are Going Out to Eat BYOM (Bring Your Own Money)

Written By Felecia Causey Post after post on various platforms such as Instagram, Reels, and TikTok videos show how awkward moments arise when one person suddenly suggests diving all costs fairly by counting heads around tableside gatherings. However, if this idea isn't discussed beforehand and is brought up at the last minute, it can cause tension and discomfort among those involved. Living in this era presents unique challenges for people around us, and we must grapple with new realities where assumptions can no longer be made about shared understanding. In a viral video, a woman who ordered an abundance of drinks and extra takeout plates racked up a hefty balance, only to suggest that her fellow diners split the cost equally amongst themselves, despite their orders being significantly less expensive. This scenario has left many upset as they ponder how this could be considered fair. It's important to be practical when considering eating out. If funds are not available, the s