Friday, September 19, 2014

Balloon Fest

Tonight we drove to Claremore and did some balloon watching. We got there right about sunset so the lighting was so amazing. Definitely worth the drive and the crazy traffic around the parking area.






Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Film About Coffee

Tonight we went to a screening of A Film About Coffee. It's a documentary about the many stages of coffee. From the very first cherry is picked to the beautiful latte or cup of coffee that it becomes we see each step in between. It shows some of the farms where coffee is grown in Rwanda and Honduras and they also show some well-known coffee shops like Stumptown and Coava. It was really cool seeing how much passion goes into each cup and where all the beans come from and how they are farmed and processed. It was also really cool to see a couple of the shops we visited (and loved) in Portland last month in the film as well. The screening in Tulsa was sponsored by Topeca Coffee and Nordaggios Coffee which are both located here in Tulsa. 

We met our friend, Renee, at the Circle Cinema and enjoyed a little coffee before the film. Then we stuck around after for a Q&A with some of the people from Topeca and we tried some delicious espresso.

The film was so amazing. It was very inspiring to see how much love and passion is in the specialty coffee industry. There was a barista in the film that talked about how she just loves seeing people enjoy the drinks she makes them and seeing them happy and smiling. That really sounded a lot like myself. I love baking someone cookies or making them a latte and seeing how much they enjoy it. I love putting smiles on other people's faces. The whole experience was not only educational but, like I said, inspiring. I'm ready to learn more about coffee and brewing methods. 

If you have a chance to go to a screening DO IT! You won't regret it. Even if you aren't a barista or a coffee enthusiast it's a great documentary. There is a lot of information on the film's website so definitely check it out and see if there is a screening happening near you. 














Saturday, September 13, 2014

hello fall

This week we started welcoming fall weather. I have been craving it ever since we left Oregon. It was amazing up there especially on the coast. Then we came home to crazy heat. It was actually a pretty mild summer but still almost 100 every day. But now the weather has started cooling off and it's been amazing so far. Today, we had to run a few errands in Tulsa so we decided to check out Stuart Park which is located next to the Gilcrease Museum. It was beautiful! So many pretty spots. I will definitely be going back over there for some photo shoots. After we left the park we went to the fall festival in Coweta and hung out with my niece, Ashley. She's hilarious. I love her to death. Overall, it turned out to be an amazing first weekend of fall weather.