Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Visit!

Last weekend, my family came to visit and we had a blast!  Highlights include:
  • Red Robin...yumm!
  • Open Harvest Coop
  • Oklahoma State vs. Nebraska Basketball game
  • Noodles & Company
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Though it doesn't show on my list of weekend highlights, I am going to try eat healthier, buy more locally, etc. this semester.  I think it will really be achievable next fall when I can actually afford to pay the premium!  I am pitching a chicken coop project this week at a Quick Pitch competition, so if I win, I may try to go into business with my partner for class.  Hopefully that means I will get chickens; if not, it's in the long-term plans!  Since we've been doing tons of research on backyard chickens, hen coops/houses, and so on, it's been on my mind and making me think a lot more about what I'm buying, not just eggs.  Open Harvest is an awesome place to shop because they sell a lot of locally produced products, and the sale items are actually reasonably priced.  I do still miss my Braum's milk though!  One more reason to go back south!

My mom and sister also helped me put up a fun vinyl wall piece, which looks amazing, but will not stay up.  Letters keep falling off and it's almost not worth the effort to keep sticking them back up and repressing them down every time I walk into the kitchen.  Oh's the picture anyways!

Also, Valentine's Day was one of the best ever - girls night out!  Went out to dinner at a really cute little restaurant in the Havelock district - Engine House Cafe.  Yes, it is what it sounds like.  The restaurant is in the original fire station built in 1900, and Havelock was originally a small town outside of the city.  It has a historic little shopping area, farmer's market, and was even featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  The cafe has breakfast all the time; I had the biscuits and gravy, which was awesome.  I would definitely recommend it, and I can't wait to go back!

 More to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe the letters won't stay up! Disappointing! They look so nice. We had a great time too! Looking forward to our next visit so that we can try the little place in Havelock.