brag book magazine winter 2011

of 116 /116

Upload: sonni-jayne-creative

Post on 25-Mar-2016

227 views

Category:

Documents


2 download

DESCRIPTION

Brag Book is here for the holidays! Look inside for amazing shopping ideas, a conversation with Mrs. Okahoma and much, much more!

TRANSCRIPT

  • 10% off entire purchase with Brag Card

  • Whether youre 20 or 80 or somewherein-between, we have something for you.

    We hope to be your go-to boutique for allyour fashion and gift giving needs.

    So come on in and add a little moxie to your closet!

    get your moxie on!

    Northpark Mall 12036 N. May286-3760 www.closetmoxie.com

    mox ienoun

    /mkse /Aggressive energy;

    initiative; skill;know-how;

    force of character,determination

    or nerve.

  • Whether youre 20 or 80 or somewherein-between, we have something for you.

    We hope to be your go-to boutique for allyour fashion and gift giving needs.

    So come on in and add a little moxie to your closet!

    get your moxie on!

    Northpark Mall 12036 N. May286-3760 www.closetmoxie.com

    mox ienoun

    /mkse /Aggressive energy;

    initiative; skill;know-how;

    force of character,determination

    or nerve. 10% off entire purchasewith Shop with Brag Card

  • 2 free 8x10's with purchase with Shop with Brag Card

  • Lauren

    Jill

    KelseyPicks from the Editors

    Shopping

    Namaste beaded roll on bracelets - Kelsey's pick "I have tons of these bracelets and mix and match them with everything! They make perfect gifts"

    Benefit "They're Real" mascara - Jill's pick

    "It elongates your lashes like no other!

    You'll love it!"

    Waxing Poetic Croix Necklace - Jill's pick "This piece reminds me of something that would have been passed down from my Greek heritage. Vintage yet chic. A perfect gift for any friend.'

    Michael David Winery Petite Sirah - Jill's pick "I don't

    normally prefer red wines, but this one is

    excellent"

    Bobbi Brown - Lauren's pick

    "Antigua" bronzer "I love this to use

    as blush"

    Paris Amour from Bath and Body Works - Lauren's pick "I absolutely love this lotion!"

    Kelsey's pick combo- MAC "Fast Play" lipstick and MAC "Lovechild" lipglass

    - Kelsey's pick "Introduced to this combination by the talented makeup

    artist Jennifer McLaughlin. It is my new fav!"

    Veuve champagne - Lauren's pick "A

    reasonably priced great champagne.

    Great for a gift or for entertaining"

    Boekenoogen Pinot Noir - Kelsey's pick "My favorite wine! My husband and I

    stumbled across the quaint Boekenoogen

    wine tasting room in Carmel, CA while

    on our 10 year anniversary trip"

  • Anabelles Galleria405-359-1189

    20% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    Art and Soul Photography - By Angel Porch

    405-401-3714 studio405-600-8298 appointments

    2 free digital files with Brag Card ($50 value)

    Artsy Phartsy Photography405-488-4719

    10% off with Brag Card

    Bedazzled405-373-1444

    20% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    Bella Blu Maternity405-285-9003

    10% off storewide with Brag Card

    Birth Matters405-831-4473

    10% off classes and massages with Brag Card

    Blessings and Blooms405-577-6790

    15% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    *excludes furniture

    Blush (Campus Corner)405-701-8600

    15% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    Body Trends The Electrospa (2 locations)

    405-608-4477 - Casady Square405-759-7524 - Stonebriar Mall

    10% off body treatment with Brag Card

    Brocks Photography405-863-7705

    $65 off any 16x20 or larger fine linen prints with Brag Card

    Closet Moxie405-286-3760

    10% off entire purchase with Brag Card

    The Culinary Kitchen405-418-4884

    20% off one regular priced piece of Fotunata Italian Dishware with Brag

    Card

    Designer Rugs405-842-9000

    20% off one regular priced Jonathan Adler Pillow with Brag Card

    Extreme Animals Inc.405-413-3174

    $10 off with Brag Card

    Funky Monkey405-748-7066

    20% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    Holder Brothers Beef405-715-2334

    Buy 6 steaks and receive a lb. of ground beef for free with Brag Card

    Jump Zone405-200-1691

    $2 off admission during open play hours with Brag Card*one child per family

    Kamdyns Kloset405-293-9718

    Use your Brag Card online code: BRAG20

    Katie Christy Photography405-590-1487

    2 free 8x10's with purchase with Brag Card

    Kindermusik-OCU Performing Arts Academy

    405-208-5410Waived registration for new member $20 for individual $30 for family with Brag Card

    Kristin Cook Photography405-217-2496

    15% off of print order with Brag Card

    Loabi405-494-7447

    15% off one regular priced item *excludes furniture

    Lindsey Brooks Photography405-408-8625

    10% off your print order with Brag Card

    Lori Hansen, MDJennie Hunnewell, MD

    405-753.9600 $1500 for DOT co2 laser

    (regularly $3000) with Brag Card

    Marissas Room405-285-7777

    10% off entire purchase with Brag Card

    Morrison Supply Co.405-752-0142

    Purchase an aquatic tub and receive free shipping with Brag Card

    Occasions Paper405-217-8467

    20% off of baby memory albums and free printing on notecards with Brag Card

    Paint Your Art Out405-513-5333

    $5 off adult painting session with Brag Card

    Paper Crown405-848-2389

    10% off with Brag Card

    Seyoung Kim, DC405-773-3131

    Free examination and evaluation with Brag Card

    Storkland & Kids Too405-767-1234

    $10 off $50 purchase on regular priced merchandise with Brag Card

    Sugar Cakes (2 locations)405-701-3598 - Norman, OK

    405-286-0058 - OKC, OKComplimentary 2 pack of cupcakes

    with Brag Card

    The Tulip Tree405-329-1060 - OKC, OK918-250-1060 - Tulsa, OK

    15% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    Tulips405-217-9322

    15% off one regular priced item with Brag Card

    Uniquely U Photography405-769-9422

    1 free photo sheet with any purchase with Brag Card

    Uptown Kids405-418-8881

    15% off one regular priced clothing item*not valid with any other offers

  • Things We Love

    Sweets and SpursSweets and Spurs, now open in Norman, Oklahoma. Truly anything but ordinary specializing in mini pies, cupcakes, hand-dipped chocolates and designer cowboy boots. With brands like Lucchese, Old Gringo, Yippee Ki Yay, Frye and Lane we have cowboy boots, riding boots and more. Sweets and Spurs also carries boots for your little one! From boots to sweets, theres something for everyone! Make your next event unforgettable with mini sweet cherry pies or caramel and dark chocolate dipped apples. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Redbud Plaza across from Sams.

    215 34th Ave SW Norman, OK 73072 405.801.2555

    Spring Blooms Early with the Home & Garden ShowJanuary can bring plenty of dreary winter days, but spring is in sight with the Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show. Its time to start thinking about how you want to spruce up your lawn, home and garden for the spring season. Oklahoma Citys largest home and garden show will celebrate its 30th anniversary by hosting more than 500 local and national exhibitors at the Oklahoma State Fair Park January 20-22. The show will be blooming with home dcor, new products, money-saving ideas and celebrity design advice.This years featured celebrity designer is full of personality and innovative ideas on how to transform living spaces from typical to tantalizing. Todd Davis, host of HGTVs hit show Room Crashers, will show attendees how to bring the great outdoors inside to make interior spaces come to life.

    The inside of your home shouldnt be sedimentary. It should be active, purposeful and have life, Davis said. It should be fun to be indoors.

    Other attractions are sure to inspire and entertain. Mark Brunetz of the Style Networks Clean House will reveal simple, behind-the-scenes tricks to declutter homes and make them camera ready. ADC Hardscapes is featuring a Wild West landscape complete with lively gun fights. The extravagant TLC gardens will be bursting with radiant flowers, and local interior designer, Janis Bevers, will creatively display the 2012 design trends in Pimp my Shed.

    Admission is $11, and children under 12 are free. For a $3 discount, tickets can be purchased online at www.OklahomaCityHomeShow.com. Show hours are Friday 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For more information, visit the website or call (800) 466-7469, ext. 120.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com19

    LoveGrandma's Sugar Cookie with a TwistI use this recipe for any cutout cookie I make not to mention it's a fabulous base for a sugar cookie pizza!11/2c.sugar1c.softnedbutter2eggs1/3c.milk1t.vanilla1t.vanillabeanpaste1/4-1/2t.almondextract4c.flour1t.bakingsoda1t.bakingpowder1t.koshersalt

    Combine the flour, baking soda,bakingpowderandsalt;setaside.Creamthesugarandbutteruntillight and fluffy. Add the eggs,milk, vanilla, vanilla bean pasteandalmondextract;mixuntilwellcombined. gradually add theflour mixture and beat just untilcombined, scraping down thebowl,especiallythebottom.Chill dough. on a flouredsurface roll out cookie doughunto desired thickness. Cut intoshapes of choice and place ona parchment lined cookie sheet.Bake at 400 degrees F. for 6-8minutes depending on thicknessofcookies.Coolonwirerackandfrostwithdesiredfrosting.

    Recipes provided by Megan MurrayMrs. Oklahoma 2011www.mrsoklahoma2011.blogspot.com

    all theremarkable things theycoulddoif theywereoneof these lively,aquaticbirds. Breezy rhymes introduce eachdazzlingdouble-pagesceneofpenguinlife, from flying underwater to tobog-ganingoverthearcticsnowtofeedingapairofadorably fuzzychicks.Wendellsvibrant large-scale figures, set againstbracingpolarlandscapes,haveenoughpersonality to captivate a crowd, buttheir breathtaking detail demands thecloser inspection and shared explora-tion of a lap-sit session. penguin FunFacts,a listof relatedWebsites,andavisualkeyof the10speciesdepictedinthebook, from the familiar emperor totheflamboyantlyplumedMacaroni,addinformationaldetailtothislight,superb-ly illustrated picture book. preschool.--KristenMcKulski--Thistextreferstoanalternatehardcoveredition.

    Cooked & Forked:Four Seasons of Eats nd DrinksAuthor Keith WallaceRunning Press (August 23, 2011)

    Publishers Weekly online September 10, 2011Former chef and foodwriterWallacesthoughtful collectionof seasonalmenusfordinnerpartiesgivescooksofallskilllevelsandtastesnumerousideasfortheirnextget-together.Wallacedoeshisbesttosimplify dishes without sacrificing flavor,withaTurduckenthatismarkedlyeasierthan the labor-intensive classic, and anine-ingredient Three pigs and a DuckSoupthatgetsamajorflavorboostfromfourcupsofduckstock.however, thesedishes call for some advance planning.Forexample,hisBrinedandThymedporkshoulder issoakedforfivetoeightdaysbeforehittingthegrill.Theyllalsocallforsome belt loosening: Roasted ButternutSquashwithSageandparmesancallsfortwo sticks of butter, his burger incorpo-ratesahalfcupofbacongreaseintothepattymixture,andtheevilFrostingforhisinnocentCupcakesiscomposedofthree-quartersofacupoflardandeightounces of Marshmallow Fluff. Thoughsome of his recommendations for winegetpainfullyspecific,tipplerswillappre-ciateWallacesbeer,wine,andcocktailpairings, which result in well-roundedmealssuretopleasepalatesandgarnerravereviews.(Sept.)

    Yummy Toffee My mom's recipe that she has made ever since I can remember, now a tradition I have carried on with my children!

    1c.butter11/3c.sugar1T.karo3T.water1c.sliveredalmonds1/2lb.chocolatechoppedpecans

    Melt butter in large sauce-pan-add sugar, karo, andwater. Cook to hard crack(300 degrees) while constant-ly stirring. Quickly stir inalmonds. Spread in foil linedcookie sheet that has beengreased.Lay1/2ofthechoco-lateontop-spreadandsprinklewith pecans. Turn candy overand repeatwith chocolateandpecans. Cool and break intodesiredpieces.

    If You Were a PenguinAuthors Wendell Minor and Florence MinorLive Oak Media; 1 Har/Com edition (May 2010)

    From BooklistWhether its the comical waddle, theformal appearance of their plumage,or their well-documented devotion totheir young, penguins hold an unend-ing appeal for young children. Thishusband-and-wife teams appealingpicture book invites readers to imagine

  • Tipsfor a

    BeautifulHoliday Table

    Kristin Cook Photography

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com21

    A beautiful table is all about the accessories and details. Here are some easy tips to per-sonalize your table, add your style and make it warm and inviting. Your guests won't ever want dinner to end!

    Ad d t e x t u r e : Using different texture adds depth and warmth to your table. You can achieve this look several ways. Using a table runner, you can add fresh style to your grandma's beautiful china (or your classic white dinner plates) by picking up a yard of your favor-ite fabric and draping it across the center of your table. Another fun way is to drape two pieces of fab-ric horizontally across your table to add interest. Napkins are another great way to bring in texture and fresh flowers or seasonal foliage adds so much beauty. You can make napkin rings by tying together the ends of your favorite stem. Holly is beautiful for the holidays and adds a punch of red.

    Ad d h e i g h t : It is so important to make sure you use different heights on your table. Different heights draw attention throughout your table. Candle sticks are a great way to add height. They don't even have to match, just bring them in from another room. The impor-tant part is that they have a color

    or style in common with your table setting. Cake stands are another way to add height interest. You can serve from them or place a center-piece on one for added height.

    Sp e c i A l pe r S o n A l to u c h e S : Every table needs a little personal touch! That could be a name card with an endearing nickname or welcoming thoughts or one of my favorites, individual salt and pepper shakers. It makes it easy for your guests to feel appreciated down to the last detail. In our table we used matching ones, but they don't have to. An eclectic mix would be beautiful too and if you don't have enough just borrow from a friend!

    lA S t b u t n ot l e A S t co l o r ! Use an unexpected color during the holidays to add interest and set your table apart. Pick a color you love so it will inspire the details of your table. We have chosen blue. It is one of my favorite colors year round and I love in incorporate it into my holiday tables. There is no color that is off limits, just make it consistent throughout your table-scape.

    Most of all have fun!Happy Holidays

    MarissaOwner - Tulips Tulips

    570 Buchanan Ave., Norman, OK 73069www.tulipshome.com 405-217-9322

    photography byKristin Cook

  • Holidays

    Why Thin is not always In

    during the

    Preventing holiday weight gain is im-portant, isnt it? We all believe that being thin is in, but is it really? For most people, avoid-ing holiday weight gain is important. However, we need to more clearly de-fine what constitutes good weight loss and when and where we cross the line.

    bragBOOK Magazine.com23

  • approximately 245 pounds. Consequently, I am obese according to those charts. However, my body fat is around 9% right now which is far from obese. Most men would have body fat over 25% at the same height and weight.

    You can also be what I like to call skinny fat. This means that you might weigh within the desired range but you might be severely lacking in muscle and have a significant level of body fat. This is partly why I do not like to even weigh people for any other reason than factoring in their lean body mass (how much muscle they have). If a woman is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds but has 25% body fat and another woman is the same height weighing 135 pounds with 15% body fat then who will look better? The heavier one will. She will be tighter and more toned and look skinnier due to less fat and more muscle.

    We all fall in variations of three different body types: Ectomorphic, Mesomorphic and Endomorphic. In most cases, just because you look a way does not equate to healthier. Ectomorphic body types (classic thin, lanky and can eat whatever they want) are often the ones who have never been on a diet. They tend to get away with eating double cheeseburgers and fries and can still lose weight very easily. For many of these body types they spend most of their life trying to gain weight and especially with men, they tend to lift weights and avoid cardiovascular exercise. However, over time the heavy saturated fat meals that they can get away with in terms of calories can become troublesome in terms of an accumulation of cholesterol and triglycerides in the ar teries. This can lead to atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty material in the ar teries, including those surrounding the heart. Combine this dietary practice with lack of heart strengthening cardiovascular training and they can send themselves right down the road to heart disease.

    The other major types are Mesomorphic and Endomorphic body types. Mesomorphic body types (strong, lean, athletic types, but can gain fat weight if they dont watch it) are the most balanced of the body types and benefit greatly from weight training and cardiovascular training. Endomorphic body types (naturally heavier and stocky in nature) depend greatly on cardiovascular workouts and really must watch their diets to ward off weight gain. The Endomorphic body types tend to be the most naturally strong. Your average NFL lineman falls in this category.

    he holidays have arrived and we all know what that means... gaining those unwanted extra

    pounds. A study was performed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development looking at the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Years. Researchers believe that the average person gains a pound or two every year during the holidays. Keep in mind they are referring to the average person. Some gain more than that. Other ar ticles I have read feel that the average gain is more like 7 pounds. I like to think of the holidays beginning at Halloween and ending with New Years.

    We need to realize that these benign numbers add up. Let us suppose that a 25 year old female weighs approximately 135 pounds and she gains 2 pounds a year during the holidays. If she kept that trend over the next 25 years she would weigh 185 when she turns 50! Little gains can turn into big problems for someone who is not cognizant of their weight. I would imagine that many of you have watched people you know gain much more than that in a year. They wake up one day have that moment when they say to themselves how did I get this way?

    The number one rule is that you must stay active during the holidays. Many women tend to drop the fitness regimen during the holidays to become party planners, shoppers and caregivers for their families. You may have to reduce your days or time spent at the gym, but the worst mistake you can make is to totally quit working out during the holidays. There is nothing worse than eating more calories than usual AND burning off fewer calories by skipping your workouts.

    The next point to remember is to limit your high calorie holiday splurges to the actual event, party, or gathering. The problem is not the event itself; rather it is continuing to splurge all week or all month long! That Halloween candy can last forever it seems. We certainly dont want to waste food because its like throwing

    money away. My question is: how much would you pay to lose 10 pounds? My guess would be a whole lot more than those sweets cost you.

    Most of you reading this ar ticle have friends that never gain weight during the holidays. As a matter of fact, they never seem to gain weight during any part of the year! I know these are the people we love to hate, but lets explore what could or could not be happening with these people. I am here to tell you that being just thin isnt always in.

    You are skinny and consequently you must

    be really healthy, right? Not necessarily. You see, there are people that are overweight and healthy and there are people that are skinny and in terrible shape. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Height/Weight chart can show you where a person should ideally be for a longer and healthier lifesupposedly. For example, if you are a female standing 5 feet 6 inches then you should weigh anywhere from 120-159 pounds depending on the size of your frame. If you are a man standing 6 feet tall and weighing anywhere from 149-188 pounds then you are in a good health range depending on the size of your frame. So as long as you fit into your height/weight chart then you are worry free? It is not that simple. At a little over 6 feet tall, I weigh

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com25

    The skinny Ectomorphs tend to project health but the Mesomorphic and especially Endomorphic types, which can gain fat easily, tend to need to eat healthier and perform more cardiovascular training in the name of losing fat. Ironically, the needs of the Endomorphic and the Mesomorphic body types push them to eat better and train harder for the sake of staying lean and looking good.

    Family history is always something to consider when looking at your risk factors for heart disease. Do not assume just because you fall into a height/weight chart standard or even acceptable standards of 15% body fat for men and 23% body fat for women that you are healthy. I have seen healthy people with high blood pressure and lipid profiles out of the acceptable range often enough to know that it is not that rare. The best bet to insure you are truly healthy is to have your physician run a complete metabolic test including a lipid and thyroid panel. This will give you a clearer picture of your kidney function, liver function, cholesterol level, triglycerides, thyroid levels and much more to serve as a baseline for your health. Have these tests run every year or two in order to track your internal health as you age. It is better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent.

    The holidays can be a great time to star t tracking your health. Why wait until you gained your weight? If you are thin, do you assume that you are healthy? The goal is to be healthy and sometimes, but not always, your weight can help determine that. However, remember that thin might be in but not necessarily does thin equate to being healthy.

    Brian Attebery owns Results Fitness and Nutrition Center, L.L.C. in Edmond. He has a B.S. in Health & Sport Sciences from O.U. and is an N.F.P.A. Certified Trainer.

    Brian Attebery, C .P.T. Results Fitness405-562-2091www.resultsfitnessusa.com

    FiTneSS

  • Free examination and evaluation with your Shop With Brag Card

    buy 6 steaks and get a lb. of ground beef

    for free with Shop with Brag Card

  • 1Timi&Lesliediaperbag $125.95 Bella Blu2petuniapickleBottomsbag $139.95 Bella Blu3Sequinlaptopcase $88 Funky Monkey4Fossilleopardclutch $148 Loabi5UrbanexpressionsSamanthabag $68.95 Blush6CrossBodyCellphoneholder $35 Closet Moxie

    Carry it with StyleLook hot and trendy this season when stowing your laptop, packing for baby, or going out on the town!

    Shopping

    bragBOOK Magazine.com27

    1

    2 6

    3

    4

    5

  • Lad

    ies

    Fas

    hion

    Makeup for photo shoot by Jennifer McLaughlinwww.jennifermclaughlinmakeup.comHair by Malorie Avaline for Flux Salon

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com29

    leftCarey is wearing

    Starring You dress $148 from Loabi

    right

    Lauren is wearing Flying Tomato

    sweater $42.99, Nikibiki cami $12.99, black

    leggings $29.99 all from Bedazzled.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com31

    upper leftCarey is wearing

    Ella Moss sweater $250, Splendid

    black tank $36, True religion gray skinny

    jeans $207 and Juicy Couture lace-up booties $325 all

    from Funky Monkey.

    bottom leftConnie is wearing

    Cosmic Girl fur shrug $64, Next Level shir t $27

    and Miss Me skinny jeans $98 all from

    Loabi.

    leftLauren is wearing Hello Miss dress

    $48.95 from Bedazzled.

    rightCarey is wearing Young Broke and

    Fabulous dress $228 from Funky Monkey.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com33

    far left Carey is wearing

    INA bomber jacket $64.95 and Lola

    black jeggings $68 all from Anabelle's

    Galleria.

    leftKeela is wearing

    Freeway Apparel jacket $69.95, jeans

    $129 and pearl strand $39 all from Anabelle's Galleria.

    rightKeela is wearing

    Very J sweater $49.95, Young Essence cami

    $29.95, Anoname skinny jeans $80,

    earrings $34, necklace $26.95

    and Zigi boots $149 all from Anabelle's

    Galleria.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com35

    leftConnie is wearing

    Fluxus dress $122 and See You Monday bandeau $10 from Loabi.

    rightLauren is wearing

    black sweater $48.99, Nikibiki

    long cami $12.99 and Big Star skinny jeans $129 all from

    Bedazzled.

    Uniquely U Photography405-769-9422www.uupok.comwww.facebook.com/uupok

  • Downtown

    Decemberin

    Join us in downtown Oklahoma City this holiday season for the tenth annual Downtown in December, presented by Devon Energy and made possible by generous sponsorships from various businesses and organizations in our community.

    Downtown in December is a 40-day series of events and attractions sure to provide smiles and holiday entertainment for families and friends in the heart of Oklahoma City. Create life-long memories as you take part in this winter experience with thrilling outdoor ice skating, snow tube rides down the Southwests largest manmade slope, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, hockey with the OKC Barons, visits from Sonics Segway Santa, a festive 5K and fun run, free water taxi excursions, enriching free museum Sundays and a creative LEGO exhibit, all surrounded by glistening lights of the SandRidge Christmas tree, Lights on Broadway and the Bricktown Canal.

    Most Downtown in December events are free of charge and there is an open invitation for all to attend. Festivities run from Nov. 25, 2011 through Jan. 1, 2012.

    DowntowninDecember.comDowntown in December activities:

    SandRidge Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 on the Bricktown Canal, right off Mickey Mantle Drive.

    Devon Energys Ice Skating Rink at the Myriad Gardens On Friday nights, a live DJ heats up the ice with popular and holiday musical favorites.

    Devon Energys Saturdays with Santa Saturdays with Santa will take place in the Myriad Gardens Pavilion (on the corner of Reno and Hudson) on Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec. 17 from noon - 3 p.m.

    Chesapeake Energy Snow Tubing at RedHawks Field Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Nov. 25 and Dec. 12 (hours vary). Between Dec. 17 and Jan. 1, tubing is open seven days a week (hours vary). Session size is limited; admission is $10 for each one and a half-hour session. Private parties and groups sales are available by calling (405) 218-1000.

    Wimgo Holidays on the Canal offers free adventure cruises on a Bricktown Water Taxi. All ages. Ride free from 6 - 9:30 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 25 Dec. 18. Participants can board the boats on Mickey Mantle Drive across from RedHawks Field.

    The Oklahoma River will light up on Friday, Nov. 25 with the Devon Energy Holiday River Parade. Enjoy music, entertainment, a spectacular fireworks display and more than 20 boats as they parade the river decorated in holiday lights. Viewing areas are located at Regatta Park and Wiley Post Park. Gates open at 4 p.m.

    Oklahoma City Community Foundations Free Museum Sundays Beginning Nov. 27, two of four participating Downtown museums will be open with free admission from 1 6 p.m. each Sunday. Nov. 27 - Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Drive) & American Banjo Museum (9 E. Sheridan)Dec. 4 - American Banjo Museum & Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum (620 N. Harvey)Dec. 11 - OKC National Memorial and Museum & OKC Museum of ArtDec. 18 - Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum (1400 Classen Drive - 13th & Shartel)Visit fine restaurants and shops as you take in the holiday cheer. Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway runs Nov. 25 Jan 1. between NW 4th and NW 10th Street along Broadway Avenue.

    SandRidge Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 4. 5K run that begins at 9 a.m. at Leadership Square (211 N Robinson) followed by the Santa Claus Kids Dash at 9:30 a.m. and the one-mile Fun Run at 10 a.m. Registration is open now through race day. Pre-register prior to Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. for $25. After Nov. 30, register for $30 at the packet pick up, on Friday, Dec. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at Schlegels Bicycles, 900 N Broadway

    Ave., or on race day at Leadership Square between 7 and 8:30 a.m. The one-mile Fun Run is $5 for kids 12 and under and $10 for adults. There is no charge for the Kids Dash for children eight years old or younger. Participants can register online at DowntownInDecember.com. There will be cash prizes for competitors in the costume contest and a free youth health fair that includes information on nutrition, exercise and healthy living, plus healthy giveaways.

    Sonic Segway Santa will visit downtown events on his Segway personal transport scooter. Watch for tweets from @DowntownOKCInc to find out where and when to get extra

    special prizes from Santa.

    Nearly 2 million LEGO bricks and elements will make up the second annual OK CityScape. Located in Automobile Alley at 1100 N Broadway, the exhibit will be open from Nov. 19 Dec. 31; Monday - Saturday from noon - 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon - 6 p.m.

    Visit the OG&E Garden Lights and Free Crystal Bridge Sundays Visitors of all ages are invited to take a stroll through the renovated and beautifully illuminated Myriad Gardens and enjoy a free tour through the newly enhanced Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory each Sunday between Nov. 27 and Jan. 1 (including Christmas Day) from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

    Come to Downtown in December and keep your eyes peeled for Phil the Penguin. Hell be tweeting his location and handing out tickets to Chesapeake Energys The Christmas Show sponsored by the Oklahoma Gazette, an OKC Philharmonic production.

    The Skirvin Holiday Celebration will offer guests high tea, brunch and a gingerbread mansion display throughout the season. More details to come!

    Bricktown Association Canal Lights and Stonegate-Hogan Lights of Lower Bricktown Enjoy Bricktowns shopping, dining and entertainment offerings with plenty of lights make your evening sparkle. All free for your enjoyment.

    37

  • Showstopping sparkle she will adore! Shopping

    Shiny Bits

    1MonicaRichKosanncuffPrice upon request Naifeh Jewelry2planetCollectionbyMonicaRichKosann(Sterling Silver or 18Kt Yellow Gold)

    Prices upon request Naifeh Jewelry3garboCollectionethel&Myrtlebracelets $10-65 BodyTrends BoutiQue4JudeFrancesCollectionring Price upon request Naifeh Jewelry

    2

    3

    4

    1

    5

  • When it comes to quality OB care, one hospital sticks out.Choose Deaconess Hospital Dedicated Deaconess Birth Center

    Family-sized private rooms

    Free childbirth classes

    Level II Neonatal ICU

    Room service menu

    Special birth celebration meal

    Free Wi-Fi available

    Staff and physicians dedicated to personalized, quality care

    For a tour of the Birth Center, call 604-8260.

    www.deaconessokc.com

    Looking for a skilled, caring, female OB/GYN? Call us at 604-4100.Erin Alward, M.D. Robin Eisenhauer, D.O. Sheila Newcomb, D.O.

    Members of the Medical Staff at Deaconess Hospital

    48490_DEAC_OB_9_25x11_25bld.indd 1 4/29/10 3:17 PM

  • Megan is wearing Karina Grimaldi dress $274 from Closet Moxie and Natural Silver Fox and Rex Rabbit Wrap with Satin Tie provided by Geno's Furs, $799

  • 43bragBOOK Magazine.com

    43Megan is wearing Amour dress $145 black necklace $45 from Closet Moxie.

  • CoveR

    bragBOOK Magazine.com45

    Megan is wearing TT Collection sweater $263, black top $58, James Jeans $225, necklace $45, earrings $30 from Closet Moxie.

  • Megan is wear ing Eva Franco dress $248, Tuleste rose bracelets $98 ea. from Closet Moxie .

    Apron from Culinar y Kitchen.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com47

    CoveR

    Megan is wearing Starring You dress $170 from Loabi.

    405-488-4719Oklahoma City, OK

    www.ar tsyphar tsyphotography.com

  • 10% off with Brag Card

  • 20% off with one regular priced item

    with brag card

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com51

  • 21 3

    4

    AccessoriesBrighten any look this season with some fabulous accessories!

    Shopping

    1Flauntbag $125 Annabelle's Galleria2JuicyCouture"Madras"boot $325 Funky Monkey 3MarcbyMarcJacobsAviator $98 Blush4UrbanexpressionsLily $44.95 Blush

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com53

    2

    3

    5

    6

    1

    4

    Shopping

    1Toccaperfume $68 Closet Moxie2LafcoBath $5- 24 Closet Moxie3pureilluminationLipgloss $20 Loabi4Latisse Call for Price Dr. Lori Hansen and Body Trends5BellaFloreLipgloss $11.95 Blush6eyepalettes $12.95 Blush

    Tis' the Season for...Beauty!Don't let the winter blues stop you from looking fabulous! Pamper yourself...you deserve it!

  • adoption is a beautiful

    alternative considerit&

    contactustoday!

    405-949-4200

    800-567-6631

    deaconessadoption.org

  • Exp

    ecti

    ng F

    ashi

    on

    bragBOOK Magazine.com55

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com57

    April BrockBrock's Photography405-863-7705 www.brocksphotography.com

    intro pageBrittany is wearing

    9 Fashion top $59.95, Jules and Jim

    pants $79.95 from Bella Blu Maternity.

    left page, far left

    Brittany is wearing Mayreau Tunic

    $99 from Bella Blu Maternity.

    left page, upper right Brittany is wearing

    Nicole Michelle dress $112 from

    Bella Blu Maternity.

    right Brittany is wearing

    Maternal America top $59.95 and

    James Jeans $139.95 from Bella Blu

    Maternity.

  • I'll be Home for ChristmasMaking your home a cozy sanctuary for the holidays.

    Shopping

    1Lolliacandle $32.95 The Tulip Tree 2SecretgardenCandleCo. $12.95 The Tulip Tree3Caramelpopcornbag $1.99 Bedazzled4oklahomaembroideredpillow $149 Occasions5Toccacandle $38 Closet Moxie6Malagaredplates $40-60 Occasions7Trappcandle $22 Occasions

    2

    4

    1

    1

    5

    7

    3

    bragBOOK Magazine.com60

    6

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com6363

    Tee

    n F

    ashi

    on

  • intro page left to rightAllie is wearing Lush top $29.95, Nikibiki cami $19.95, Just USA Jeans $44.95, necklace $28.95, bracelet $29.95 all from Blush.

    Erin is wearing 18 Potato top $22.95, Just USA Jeans $44.95, Joia scarf $19.95, necklace $38.95, bracelet stack $19.95 all from Blush. Bailey is wearing Tru Luv sweater $46, Splendid $40, Elise belt $58, J Brand jeans $190, Juicy Couture bracelet $58 all from Funky Monkey. leftErin is wearing Everly top $39.95, Nikibiki cami $12.95, Just USA jeans $49.95, Joia scarf $14.95, MX bracelet bundle $24.95, MX bracelet bundle $20.95 all from Blush. right page, leftAllie is wearing Honey Punch top $39.95, Just USA jeans $39.95 all from Blush. right page, rightBailey is wearing Les Touts Petits tunic $94, Tru Luv fur vest $96, J Brand Jeans $190 all from Funky Monkey.

  • 6565bragBOOK Magazine.com

  • bragBOOK Magazine.combragBOOK Magazine.com67

    left page, left Erin is wearing Esley dress $64.95, TCEC

    jacket $69.95, De Blossom Collection

    $39.95, bracelet $22.95, necklace

    $18.95 all from Blush.

    left page, right Allie is wearing

    Mystic dress $39.95, bracelets $16.95,

    necklace $19.95 all from Blush.

    rightBailey wearing

    Flowers by Zoe $83, Elisa B skirt $104,

    Pieces of dreams hair clip $20, Juicy Couture

    cuffs $58 ea. all from Funky Monkey.

    next pageBailey is wearing

    Flowers by Zoe top, J Brand jeans from

    Funky Monkey.

  • 405-408-8625www.lindseybrooksphotography.com

    Oklahoma City, OK

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com 71

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com 73

  • Must have's of the season for kiddos and teens.

    Dear santa,don't ForgEt thE stockings! Shopping

    1hapeMinie-vehicles $4.99 Kamdyn's Kloset2goodworksbracelets $21 Loabi3plushkeychain $6 Marissa's Room4earlyMelodiesFlute $2.99 Kamdyn's Kloset5 Charm Band by Mogo $14.00MogoMagnetCharm $4.00 Uptown Kids

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com75

    6 7

    8

    10

    9

    6Dylan'sCandyBar Now Available at Uptown Kids 7Dinosaurcardgame $7.99 Kamdyn's Kloset8Fancynancycardgame $8.99 Kamdyn's Kloset9Chicboomkeychain $17 Bedazzled10 ArtTogoRoll $14.95 Marissas Room

  • Casady square, N. PeNN at BrittoN

    405.607.4323

    Mo N-Fr i day 10a M-5:30P M sat. 10a M-5P M

    w w w . N a i F e h F i N e j e w e l r y . C o M

    Complimentary 2 pack of cupcakes with Brag Card

  • 8 -1

    0 Y

    ear

    Old

    Fas

    hion

    bragBOOK Magazine.com77

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com79

    introduction pageCampbell is wearing

    Cut by 2 Blondes shirt $63 and Diesel

    jeans $99 from Uptown Kids.

    left page, upper left

    Joseph is wearing Eliane and Lena shirt $64 and Diesel jeans

    $99 from Uptown Kids.

    left page, lower left

    Campbell is wearing Diesel shirt $73,

    Diesel Tshirt $64 and Diesel jeans $99 all from Uptown Kids.

    left page, far right

    Sydney is wearing Mallory May tunic and

    leggings set $62.50 from Kamdyn's Kloset.

    right

    Sydney is wearing Haven Girl purple

    tunic $60 and black leggings $24 and headband from

    Marissa's Room.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com81

    405-408-8625www.lindseybrooksphotography.com

    Oklahoma City, OK

    left page, far leftCampbell is wearing

    Appaman top $60 and Diesel jeans $99

    from Uptown Kids.

    left page, upper right Sydney is wearing

    Peaches and Cream tunic and leggings set

    $68.50 from Kamdyn's Kloset.

    left page, lower right

    Sydney is wearing Catamini coat $170 from Uptown Kids.

    right page, left

    Sydney is wearing Un Deux Trois dress $84 and Deidra and

    Kiki $10 hair clip from Marissa's Room.

    right page, right

    Joseph is wearing Scotch Shrunk vest

    $205, Appaman Tshirt $39 and Diesel jeans $99 all from Uptown

    Kids.

  • 85bragBOOK Magazine.com

  • Shopping

    Kids Must Haves!Perfect gifts for the wee ones.

    2

    3

    5

    1 4

    bragBOOK Magazine.com87

    1WeeSqueaksShoes $29.99 Storkland2SwankieBlankie,BlueReceivingBlanket&hotpinkSecurityBlanket $75.99 & $31.99 Storkland3Mudpie,LittleprinceBank $19.99 Storkland4ZoliSippyCup $11.99 Storkland5Boon:Fluid,Squirt&Flo $6.99, $8.99 & $18.49 Storkland

  • 4 -6

    Yea

    r O

    ld F

    ashi

    on

    bragBOOK Magazine.com89

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com91

    introduction page leftAddyson is wearing

    Hannah Banana tunic $49, Hannah Banana

    jeggings $45 and feather hair clip $18

    all from Loabi.

    introduction page rightGrace is wearing

    Hannah Banana top 52, Hannah Banana

    skirt $48 and feather hair clilp $18 all from

    Loabi.

    left page, leftDarci is wearing

    Haute Baby dress $74 and feather clip $18

    from Loabi.

    left page, rightGrace is wearing

    Hannah Banana dress $56, Preppy Peanut flower hair clip $20

    from Loabi.

    rightAddyson is wearing Hannah Banana top

    $54 and Miss Me jeans $88 from Loabi.

  • leftDarci is wearing Hannah Banana top $46 and Hannah Banana leggings $28 from Loabi. right page, upper left (left) Addyson is wearing Hannah Banana top $47, Hannah Banana skirt $47 and black feather clip $18 all from Loabi.(right) Darci is wearing Hannah Banana sweater $62 and Hannah Banana skirt $50 from Loabi.

    right page, lower left Addyson is wearing Hannah Banana sweater $34 and Miss Me jeans $88 from Loabi.

    right page, far right Grace is wearing Hannah Banana dress $74 from Loabi.

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com9393

    Kristin Cook405-217-2496

    [email protected] www.kristincookphotography.com

    Norman,OK

  • 15% off of print order with Shop with Brag Card

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com95

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com97

  • $5 off adult painting session

    with Brag Card

  • www.bragBOOK Magazine.com99

  • Toys Galore!!!"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." - Andy Rooney

    Shopping

    1pirateumbrella $13.99 Marissa's Room2TrunkibyMelissa&Doug $39.99 Kamdyn's Kloset3SockMonkey $20 Loabi4BoogieMonsterbook $12.99 Occasions5Sneezytheactivitydragon $45 Kamdyn's Kloset6Madpaxpricedfrom $15- $60 Loabi

    12

    34

    5

    6

  • Oklahoma CityQuail Village (Across from Quail Springs Mall)

    14101 North May Avenue, Suite 104Oklahoma City, OK 73134

    405-286-6200Mon-Sat: 8am-7pm: GigisCupcakesOK

    NormanUniversity Town Center (North of Super Target)

    1636 24th Avenue NWNorman, OK 73069405-801-2525

    Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm: GigisCupcakesNormanOklahoma

    [email protected]

    www.bragBOOK Magazine.com101

  • Celebrating a New Arrivalin Edmond Womens Health

    We proudly announce the opening of the Womens Health Center of Edmond. Dr. Brant Buchinger and Dr. Michelle Seavey

    welcome you to their practice. Both offer comprehensive gynecological and obstetric care and have a passion for your overall well being.

    Please call 405-341-1557 for an appointment.

    $2 off admission during open play

    hours with Brag Card*one child per family

  • www.bragBOOK Magazine.com103103

    Tod

    dler

    Fas

    hion

  • www.bragBOOK Magazine.com105105

    introduction pageGunner is wearing

    Axel & Hudson shirt $40.95, cords $38.95, and hat $24.95 from

    The Tulip Tree

    left pageOlivia is wearing

    Girlfriends tunic and leggings set $48.95 and grosgrain bow

    $6.50 from The Tulip Tree

    right

    River is wearing Rabbit Moon sweater

    $48.95 and jeans $34.95

  • bragBOOK Magazine.com107107

    www.bragBOOK Magazine.com

    left page, upper leftZander is wearing

    Axel & Hudson shirt $38.95 from The Tulip

    Tree.

    left page, upper rightBella is wearing Haute

    Baby set $68.95 and brown bow $8.50

    from The Tulip Treeleft page, bottomOlivia is wearing Haute Baby set

    $68.95 from The Tulip Tree.

    right

    Zander is wearing Urban Bratz Tshirt $25 from Marissa's

    Room.

    next pageRiver is wearing Pink Chandelier shirt $32

    from Marissa's Room.

  • Art and Soul Photographyby Angel Porch

    Appt: 405-600-8298Studio: 405-401-3714

    www.angelporchphotography.com

  • 2 free digital files with Brag Card ($50 value)

  • 15% off one regular priced item with your Shop With Brag Card at both Loabi and Blessings and Bloom*excludes furniture