My House Is So Bright, It Needs to Wear Shades

While many people may not think twice about window treatments, Roy and Eileen Miller of Distinctive Shades and Shutters, 124 N. First St. in Guthrie, have a passion for making windows wonderful.

Make Estate Planning Your New Year’s Resolution

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back on the busy year and think about things we didn’t have time to accomplish. 

Royal Iron

 Article Heide Brandes  The creations by Royal Ironworks start as 20-foot iron bars, which Richard heats up in a forge and hammers into shape by hand. For more information, visit  Richard Queen didn't start out as a master iron artist. He had a "suit-and-tie" job like so many others, but being a single parent motivated him to take his hobby…

Wine Delight

 Article Heide Brandes | Photography Reed Ewing Photography  Danny and Jeannie Stith of Oklahoma City know wine. They love wine. With a collection just shy of 2,000 bottles, the Stiths wanted a unique space that could not only highlight their wine collection but protect it as well.  

Arbor Image Tree Care

 Article Heide Brandes | Photography Cindy Ritchie  Jostlin Vanzant didn't particularly love trees, even though her father, Koree Vanzant, owned and operated Arbor Image Tree Care. All she knew was she didn't want to work an indoor office job, and she loved the outdoors.  But after five years as a nutritionist for the tree care company, she's developed a love…

Optimal Health Associates

Though renowned for the care of women's issues and the hormonal care for women, Optimal Health Associates' Dr. Noel Williams says men's hormonal health is as important and can be life-changing as well.

Lending Made Easy

In August 2016, Chad Caplinger, vice president of production for Diversified Lending Group LLC, talked to a young mother about buying a home for her family.

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Heide Brandes is an award-winning journalist and editor with more than 18 years of experience in publishing before starting her own freelance writing company in October 2012. She regularly contributes to numerous state, regional and national publications and has been published in Forbes, Silicon66, Bloomberg News, The Guardian UK, Outdoor X 4, Pink Pangea, GoNomad, The Wall Street Journal, The…

Help-Her Provides Personal Service for Women

When Diana Acker of Oklahoma City was working as a contract case manager for three different agencies, she knew that the state budget cuts were looming and her position would be among those sacrificed to the state budget woes.


Serve at a holiday party or ring in the New Year with this cranberry martini.