Hi my people, happy Monday!

This weekend was dedicated to getting better from having food poisoning and catching up on my laundry! I had much bigger plans for my weekend like painting, decorating for Christmas and cleaning out the fridge and freezer (getting ready for Thanksgiving food). Hey…I de-dished the fridge though and who hates to open that left over container that has been sitting back there for a while but-ya just didn’t want to deal with it!?!???

On today’s post you can probably tell that I’m going to be recapping out time at “The Merc” as The Pioneer Woman calls it! 


Last week Wednesday, I helped get the kids ready for school, Jer did the school drop off run and Mom and I headed Southwest for Pawhuska, Oklahoma!

On our way out of town, we picked up McDonald’s, our only fast food restaurant in town and headed for the highway.

Good Morning Oklahoma!

If you’ve ever driven the 44 coming from OK to MO, then you’ve driven under this gas station!

We made it to The Merc!

It took us about 3 hours and 40 minutes.

As you drive into this kind or nobody town there is a ton of old buildings, little houses, small business and then BAM…LINES of cars & people!!!!

She definitely brought tourism to her little town,otherwise there would be no reason to go there. 

When you walk in the store there is so much to look at (in a good way) you just don’t know where to look! 🙂

She has a few televisions through out the place scrolling through pictures that she’s taken on the ranch.

I loved this one of the beef cow in the snow!

This was her bath & body table.

You find a lot of things around the store you don’t usually see like this cast iron pan shaped as the United States!

She carries a lot of her own kitchen wares, cookbooks, t-shirts, purses, candles…I mean there is just so much!!!

When you go upstairs there is a beautiful bakery filled with amazing pastries that were so delicious and the reason why I know is because my stretchy pants got stretched even more!!! 

I mean…everything looks good under those lights!

Oh and we saw her younger daughter Paige who works as a barista and you know what…she looks just like she looks on t.v. but TALL!!! Girl…she is TALL! 

They make chocolates too!

Here’s what I brought back home:

2 Rice Krispy treats for the kids.

1 blueberry scone.

1 Morning Glory muffin (I wish I bought more!)

2 Chocolate truffles


1 Cheese Danish to enjoy there!

This is the seating area up in the bakery!

More televisions hanging displaying pictures and seating, a lot of seating and huge windows letting in a ton of natural light!

Coming down the stairs from the bakery… 

Hi Mom!

This is looking towards the cash registers and the restaurant, which sadly we didn’t eat at because the line was so long!!! If you wanted to stand in line that wrapped along the building you’d be standing there for 2+ hours! 

Here’s the front!

You know what’s funny, when you watch her show you never see that HUGE abandoned building next to it. The power of tight-shots and angles, haha. 

The store was beautiful and so much detail all over, she did an amazing job!!!

I can’t wait to go back after the crowds have died down to eat at the restaurant. 🙂

Talk to ya soon,



  1. Vicki Elrod
    November 14, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I had such a great time at The Merc. It was a beautiful day for a mother/daughter road trip!

  2. riley elrod
    November 16, 2016 / 5:27 am

    Great pic of mom on the stairs… don't fall El chapo!!! Bahaha

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