San Antonio Scene: HEB Oaks Crossing Bistro & Bar

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I don’t know about you but I couldn’t live without my HEB. That’s why when I heard a new HEB called “The Market at Stone Oak” was opening only a few minutes from my house I was beyond excited. This new concept is a smaller upscale market at 80,000-square-feet. The store offers large fresh departments that include: an expanded Organics section, a Produce Selling Station/Juice Bar, a Sushi Shop, Dry Aged Beef, a Nut Butter station and a Specialty Cheese shop.

Additionally, one of the most exciting features of the store is it’s Oaks Crossing Bistro & Bar which I was invited to experience and enjoy lunch! Let’s take a peek…

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This is the entrance to the restaurant. The pastel blue doors are incredibly inviting and set the tone for the color palette that you will find throughout the restaurant.

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Luke and I were joined by my photographer, Candace Schaddelee, and her son, Ezra! As you can tell, the boys made themselves right at home. The restaurant is very family-friendly offering a child’s menu and even play area.

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I was really impressed with the stylishly designed restaurant. A bit of a contemporary edge meets Texas with fun pops of colors, wood and metal accents, mix-and-match furniture and large windows allowing the perfect amount of lighting in.

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You walk up and order your food from a menu that consists of BBQ, pizzas, salads, tacos and much more. Additionally, there is a large list of wine, beer and cocktails. To view the menu click here.

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These little boys just loved it!

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They have a lovely outdoor patio to enjoy those cool Texas evenings and maybe a margarita or two!

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We started with some yummy fried calamari. For some reason, Daddy Russ and I both LOVE calamari. I order it everywhere I go!

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Candace ordered the brisket tacos which she said were delicious!

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I had the Tacos Al Pastor with pineapple, onions and cilantro – makes your mouth water, right?! I’ve been craving them ever since!

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Little man enjoyed chicken tenders, fries and milk from their kid’s menu.

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Ezra had some mac-n-cheese which I couldn’t resist stealing a bite of! Cheesy goodness!

I really can’t wait to go back! The food was excellent, the service was more than friendly and it’s perfect for families. Not to mention you can grab some groceries right after! I also loved that all of the waiters tips are donated to local non-profits!

 

Photography Provided By:

rememory photography

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary meal and compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

My Favorite Hair Tutorials

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We all know that everyone has something about their appearance that they don’t like. I hope though that everyone has something that they DO like. I’ve always liked my hair. I love playing with it and trying out all kinds of tutorials. I’ve curated a few of my favorite hair tutorials for you and hope you enjoy them as well!

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The Twisted Fishtail | Barefoot Blonde

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Bohemian Side Braid | Wonder Forest

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Extra Long Double Ponytail | Promise Tangeman

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Messy French Twist | OnceWed

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Beach Texture Hair | Treasures and Travels Blog

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Ballerina Bun | Cara Loren

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Floral Skirts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How neat is it to find style and eco-friendly all wrapped in to one? Well, that’s exactly what you find with Kika! Kika offers sustainable, eco-friendly clothes that are classic, stylish and comfortable. They utilize organic cotton, custom dyes and are made in LA!

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About Kika | kika was founded by women, for women with the goal of making every woman feel beautiful, stylish and comfortable in her skin. In addition to creating beautiful clothes, kika also enables women to build their own business that work with their schedule, so they can share a product they love with the people they care about.

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In this shoot I’m styling their Camille floral skirt and Joyce blouse. The skirt is the cutest print and very comfortable. And I love the fabric this blouse is made of not to mention the vibrant color! It features a Mandarin-inspired collar with two button closure.

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Lightweight, airy and ready for summer!

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I paired it with a wide belt to give me a bit more of an hour glass waistline.

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Mommy Tori’s Outfit:

Blouse | Kika

Skirt | Kika

Shoes | H&M

Belt | Target

Photography By:

rememory photography

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I received compensation and clothing from Kika for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

5 Products to Make Mom Life Easier ($200 Giveaway)

Monday, July 21, 2014

I’ve officially decided that being a mom equates to being the ultimate multi-tasker. There are so many things and products that I know now that I wish I had known when I first became a mom. My little sis is pregnant right now and I wanted to share some of the items that I told her were MUST-HAVES for mommyhood! I hope you like them as well and please comment below with any other products that made your life easier!

AND because all you mommies deserve a special treat… Dr. Smith’s is providing a giveaway for a $200 Visa gift card + Dr. Smith’s Prize Pack and 3 runner ups will receive Dr. Smith’s Prize Packs as well!!!

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Before we head over to the giveaway I want to say a few extra things about Dr. Smith’s. Dr. Smith’s diaper ointment has been a huge part of my mom life. I don’t know if I would have survived without it. Diaper rash is something you don’t mess with! This week I tried out their new SPRAY and seriously….this is the best thing since sliced bread! Why did I not think of this?! It has all the fast acting ingredients that you have come to know and love with Dr. Smith’s but now with a touch-free application! Luke has been potty training lately and I can tell you that Dr. Smith’s has been right by my side the entire time! Dr. Smith’s can be purchased at Walgreens and the other products in this post can be found at Crib & Kids.

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: I’m a part of the Dr. Smith’s Brand Ambassador program and received product and compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Insta-Lately

Friday, July 18, 2014

It’s midnight right now. It’s storming outside. The rain is pouring down with a fury and the thunder is loudly making itself known. Everyone’s asleep, the dog has curled up in my lap shivering slightly and every now and then the lights flicker.

I’m so TIRED. Seriously. Today was packed to the brim. Lots good stuff and some regular ol’ life stuff. Opportunities, client happenings, stolen moments with Luke and then don’t forget about that mountain of laundry that I’d been putting off. Trying, as normal, to fit it all in. Wishing I had more time. But then longing to just curl up and get some sleep!

So, sorry readers – unfortunately – you are getting the short end of the stick tonight. I’ve still got a couple hours of client work to put in which means no time to do the blog post I was planning. So instead, you are gonna get a fly by look at my Instagram account! It’s just random pieces of my life through pictures but it’s filled with happy times, pretty fashions and a cute kid! Happy Friday lovies!

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

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