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Joseph SIngleton Tattoo Nightmares: Am I Stuck With This Forever? May. 8th, 2024

 Tattoo Nightmares: Am I Stuck With This Forever? 

In the ever-shifting sands of style and personal expression, tattoos are often bold statements of our moments of passion, dedication, or whimsy. Yet, as the ink settles, so too can buyer's remorse. What once seemed a perfect piece of self-expression can turn into a visual misstep that one wishes to erase. …
Elyssa at WhirLocalKid-Friendly Gardening: 10 Projects for the Whole FamilyJun. 29th, 2024

Kid-Friendly Gardening: 10 Projects for the Whole Family

Gardening can be a wonderful family activity that provides educational experiences and a way to bond while spending time outdoors. Including children in gardening projects not only teaches them about nature and science, but it also encourages creativity and responsibility. Here are a few gardening tasks and activities…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Ways to Use Short-Form Video to Amplify Your Small Business's Online PresenceJun. 27th, 2024

3 Ways to Use Short-Form Video to Amplify Your Small Business's Online Presence

Capturing and holding consumers' attention is more challenging than ever. Attention spans are dwindling, and the competition for eyeballs is fierce. This is where short-form video content shines, offering businesses an engaging and effective way to connect with their audience, build brand awareness, and drive conversi…
Elyssa at WhirLocalHealth Benefits of Legumes: Nutrient-Packed PowerhousesJun. 25th, 2024

Health Benefits of Legumes: Nutrient-Packed Powerhouses

Legumes are a household staple in many dishes around the world. These versatile and nutrient-rich foods—beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas, and more—offer many health benefits, making them a great addition to any diet. Let's explore some of the health benefits of legumes and why you should consider incorporating them…
Joseph SIngletonPets = Family… They Deserve Better than Bad Big-Box Bullies.May. 3rd, 2024

Pets = Family… They Deserve Better than Bad Big-Box Bullies.

Many of you might know that your dear publishers, me, Amy Singleton & my hubby Joseph, have a gi-normous Great Dane named Doc. We got Doc during a really hard time of our lives. I was super depressed, & I knew from growing up with Danes that these big, happy-go-lucky guys just couldn’t be igno…
Elyssa at WhirLocalPack Like a Pro: Tips for Efficient Travel PackingJun. 22nd, 2024

Pack Like a Pro: Tips for Efficient Travel Packing

Packing for a trip can sometimes feel like an impossible task, whether you're preparing for a weekend getaway or a month-long adventure. Efficient packing can save you space and weight while also reducing stress! Here are a few top tips to help you pack smartly and travel better. 1. Start with a Packing List Be…
Elyssa at WhirLocalUpgrade Your Home Office: Tools, Gadgets, and Accessories for a More Productive DeskJun. 20th, 2024

Upgrade Your Home Office: Tools, Gadgets, and Accessories for a More Productive Desk

Whether you work, game, or study at your desk, having a well-equipped home office can make a big difference in your productivity and comfort. Here are just a few tools, gadgets, and accessories that can help you transform your home office or desk space into an area where you want to get stuff done. Ergonomic Impro…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Ways to Use Geo-Targeting to Drive Local Traffic to Your Small BusinessJun. 18th, 2024

3 Ways to Use Geo-Targeting to Drive Local Traffic to Your Small Business

Local traffic remains a critical component for the success of small businesses. By leveraging geo-targeting, companies can tailor their marketing efforts to specific geographic areas, enhancing visibility and attracting more local customers. This detailed guide explores three innovative ways to utilize geo-targeting t…
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro: 05/03/24 - 05/05/24May. 2nd, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro: 05/03/24 - 05/05/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Would you like YOUR EVENT included in “This Weekend In South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! Mother’s Day Brunch Where: Nosh…
Elyssa at WhirLocalBoost Your Breakfast: Seven Healthy Ingredients to Add to Your SmoothiesJun. 15th, 2024

Boost Your Breakfast: Seven Healthy Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothies

Starting your day with a nutritious breakfast sets the tone for a productive and energetic day. One of the best ways to pack a nutritional punch into your morning routine is by incorporating a smoothie or smoothie bowl into your breakfast. Smoothies are quick, versatile, and a great way to sneak in some extra nutrient…
Elyssa at WhirLocalHandy Items to Keep in Your Car for Everyday ConvenienceJun. 13th, 2024

Handy Items to Keep in Your Car for Everyday Convenience

Most of us know the importance of keeping an emergency kit in our cars, stocked with items like jumper cables, a first aid kit, and a flashlight. But what about those less obvious items that can also come in handy? From sudden wardrobe malfunctions to impromptu stops, there are a few unexpected items that can prove us…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Things to Do When You Move Into a New HouseJun. 11th, 2024

6 Things to Do When You Move Into a New House

Congratulations on buying a new home! When it comes to this exciting chapter, there are a few critical steps to take to make sure your home is safe, secure, and ready for your family. Before you get to decorating, here are six essential tasks to check off your to-do list as soon as you move in. 1. Change the Locks…
Joseph SIngletonThe Things we Don’t Talk About:  Navigating the Heartache of Losing a Beloved PetApr. 30th, 2024

The Things we Don’t Talk About:  Navigating the Heartache of Losing a Beloved Pet

In addition to the sound of the dishwasher, the washing machine running incessantly, and the teenager yelling at his video game, another sound has been a constant companion for the entirety of my time in this family. That is the tippy-tap sound of Sascha’s feet (and the bell on her collar), our 16 year-o…
Elyssa at WhirLocalPreventing and Managing Muscle Soreness After ExercisingJun. 8th, 2024

Preventing and Managing Muscle Soreness After Exercising

It's common to experience muscle soreness after a workout, especially if you're trying a new exercise or pushing yourself harder than usual. While most soreness is normal and a sign that your muscles are adapting and growing stronger, it can be uncomfortable and sometimes discouraging. Let's explore some strategies to…
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro 04/26/24 - 04/28/24Apr. 24th, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro 04/26/24 - 04/28/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Would you like YOUR EVENT included in “This Weekend In South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! Festival of the Arts Where: B…
Joseph SIngletonChristmas Connection: Heartstrings and Hope in South Oklahoma CityApr. 24th, 2024

Christmas Connection: Heartstrings and Hope in South Oklahoma City

If you grew up in South OKC or Moore, The Christmas Connection might sound familiar to you. As a kid in Moore schools in the 80s & 90s, I clearly remember collecting pennies & toys for drives to benefit them, but I never really understood what they were for. Years later, as a single mom who found h…
Joseph SIngletonA Travel Journey 50 years in the Making: It’s a Small World, After all.Apr. 23rd, 2024

A Travel Journey 50 years in the Making: It’s a Small World, After all.

Long before anyone nowadays was thinking about travel planning, Mr. Bentley Hedges was way ahead of the game. After a 50 year head start on most, Bentley Hedges still stands strong as the South OKC Travel Leader. Bentley Hedges Travel is proof of what the enduring spirit of family enterprise and community …
Joseph SIngletonNot Your Average Joe: Bad Press?!? There was a Line out the DOOR!!!Apr. 19th, 2024

Not Your Average Joe: Bad Press?!? There was a Line out the DOOR!!!

Just north of OU on Elm in Norman, there's a coffee shop that's redefining what it means to be a community hub. Not Your Average Joe (NYAJ) is more than just a place to grab a quick caffeine fix; it's a sanctuary of inclusion, empowerment, and “accept-ional” people. With Peyton Kapavik at the helm of m…
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro! 04/19/24 - 04/21/24Apr. 17th, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro! 04/19/24 - 04/21/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Would you like YOUR EVENT included in “This Weekend In South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! Earth Fest Where: Scissortail…
Amy SingletonDone For You Yoga? Yes, Please! Stretch Zone is Strengthening S. OKC One Flex at a Time.Apr. 15th, 2024

Done For You Yoga? Yes, Please! Stretch Zone is Strengthening S. OKC One Flex at a Time.

I can’t think of anything I love MORE than when someone else does things FOR me. If I could work that into my budget for most daily tasks, I probably would… In South Oklahoma City, on the East side of Chatenay Square, Stretch Zone is redefining what it means to age gracefully & make more use of our…
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro! 04/12/24 - 04/14/24Apr. 10th, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro! 04/12/24 - 04/14/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Would you like YOUR EVENT included in “This Weekend In South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! It’s FREE!!!  Lebanese Food and …
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro, 04/05/24 - 04/07/24Apr. 3rd, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro, 04/05/24 - 04/07/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Would you like YOUR EVENT included in “This Weekend In South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! It’s FREE!!!  Let's Have a Party …
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro, 03/29/24 - 03/31/24Mar. 27th, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro, 03/29/24 - 03/31/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Know of an event coming up that should be included in “This Weekend In South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! Tulip Festival at M…
Joseph SIngletonPlanning for Peace: Roberto Seda's Guide to Practical Probate and Estate PlanningMar. 24th, 2024

Planning for Peace: Roberto Seda's Guide to Practical Probate and Estate Planning

Seda Law Firm, located in the heart of South Oklahoma City, is a guiding light for individuals and families seeking to secure their future through comprehensive estate planning and probate services without being overwhelmed with the legal mumbo-jumbo. Led by down-to-earth local attorney Roberto Seda, the firm's journe…
Joseph SIngletonWestmoore Community Church: A Real Church for  South Oklahoma CityMar. 20th, 2024

Westmoore Community Church: A Real Church for South Oklahoma City

In the heart of South Oklahoma City stands Westmoore Community Church (WCC), a place where the doors are always open to anyone seeking solace, community, or a fresh start. Affectionately known as "The Flock that Rocks," WCC is more than just a church—it's a vibrant, welcoming community that embraces all …
Joseph SIngletonThis Weekend in South OKC Metro, 03/22/24 - 03/24/24Mar. 20th, 2024

This Weekend in South OKC Metro, 03/22/24 - 03/24/24

Find out what’s going on this weekend in our town from river to river (Downtown OKC to Norman). Read on to get your weekend on!  Know of an event coming up that should be included in “This Weekend in South OKC Metro”?  Email [email protected] today! SPRING Move Your ScissorTAIL BLOCK …

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