Hey Ya’ll! I have been traveling a little bit, mainly down south. I am now home and super exhausted!
I normally travel alone because I like to do things on my own schedule. Drive where I want and eat where I want. I don’t like to feel obligated to do anything, especially when I travel. This specific getaway, one of my really good friends went with me…this is also the same friend that I traveled to Hawaii with. You can take a look at my older Hawaii post here. This particular friend is my travel buddy for long trips and it works out very well.
Our trip started off good but I’m the type that likes to move in an airport. I like to get where I am going and fast. She on the other hand likes to stop and buy things and talk to people. She strolls slowly through the airport, like we are driving down a scenic countryside. BLAH! I said nothing and let it slide. (Side note: I think Chicago has changed this about me….when in Chicago, keep your head down and walk fast). Carry on.
When we landed in North Carolina and got our rental car, she decides that she needs to drive. Sure…she then decides to take the scenic route…okay. Somehow we end up eating at this hole in the wall, in a town outside of Raleigh. Everything was great until the first batch of food poison hits like a wave. LOL! Its comical now but then, I was hurting and extremely livid. This is why I like to have control…. She may have poisoned me. I’m don’t have full evidence but I’m still developing some theories. After about 6 hours of being sick, I felt okay enough to get in the car, armed with ginger ale, saltines, and a very stern look.
The rest of the trip, I am very suspicious of anything and everything we did. Although, I was very alert, I still received; a sprained ankle, jellyfish sting on my leg, and brief loss of vision (due to losing my contact lenses).
I could literally write a novel about this trip…and I just might. I’m not sure if it’s me getting older and I need to have absolute control or I’m just lame. Either way, I do not travel well with others.
Friday, I had an incredible opportunity to pose for a photo shoot with Adidas Volleyball. It was quit an experience and definitely one I will never forget!
I have a history with volleyball and that’s a part of the reason that I was asked to pose for the shoot. I was practicing my poses beforehand but was not prepared for what actually happened!
All of the girls were asked to play games and act out scenarios for pictures. I haven’t really played in about 5 years so I was very nervous. We had to continuously repeat hits, sets, and spikes, over and over again until the photographer got the perfect angle. And we ended up playing for 4 hours.
The day still wasn’t over at that point, we had a little break then we went back to playing volleyball. After lunch, we had to take studio pictures. So each model had to pose in different outfits. This wasn’t bad but it’s extremely hard to act ‘natural’ when someone is screaming act natural while taking 100 different pictures. Not only was I photographed in volleyball gear but also workout clothes. The day totaled 11 hours.
It was such a cool experience but super exhausting! If anyone says models have easy job has never experienced it behind the scenes! I received very sore muscles, bruises in odd places, as well as some cool swag! What an experience!
So this is my weekly thrift find!
White House Black Market hunter green suede heels, new! I’m in love! 😍 And the best part, they were $3.99! My head is spinning right now!
Seriously, if you guys need help with your thrifting, I am more than happy to share my favorite stores and other secrets to finding great deals! Just message me!
So I’ve gotten a lot of messages/compliments about these shoes and I did some research for you guys! Although this was an awesome thrift find, I found some very similar shoes to look at!
These are a black suede lace up pump and you can find them here. They are inexpensive and also available in tan.
These don’t lace up like the others but they do have the beautiful suede crossed straps! I just bought these and am super excited! Click here to check them out!
(This is her attempt at a selfie. Drunk.)
I’m at my grandparent’s house this weekend and my conversation this morning went a little like this…
Grandma: “I think I’m gonna make myself a drink.” *pulls out a bottle of vodka
Me: “Granny, it’s 9am…”
Grandma: *shrugs her shoulders “I’ll put it in a coffee cup then.”
Ever heard of the infamous Garrett’s Popcorn in Chicago?! If you haven’t, then you are missing out on life. Established in 1949, Garrett’s Popcorn has been a staple of Chicago. They offer multiple popcorn flavors; which include cheesecorn, caramelcrisp, and buttery. The original flavor and my personal favorite is the Garrett Mix. This mix combines CaramelCrisp with CheeseCorn for a awesome explosion of your taste buds!
Think it sounds gross? I thought the same thing until I popped a handful in my mouth. It is by far the perfect popcorn mix you will ever eat. I know I sound like an advertisement for Garrett’s but I can tell you, I am not and the food speaks for itself. There is a list of southern foods that I like way better than the Midwest versions but this popcorn is not one of them! If you are in Chicago, try it! You will not be disappointed! When you’re there, tell them Taylor sent you. They’ll probably look at you like you’re crazy and ask “who the hell is Taylor?” It’ll be funny either way.
So I’m sitting at work, minding my own business and someone comes up to me and asks “Don’t you think you’re a little too old to be obsessed with Harry Potter?” I take a sip of my coffee and say, “What makes you think I’m obsessed? Now be gone with you muggle!”
The only laughter I heard was my own. I find myself hilarious sometimes…
Happy Thursday Ya’ll!
Just bought a new polish about a week ago and wanted to share! I don’t always paint my nails because they chip so easily but I have finally found a polish that sticks. This is about 6 days in!
The color is Perfect Pair 535. It’s a nude-pink color with a gel base. Totally goes with everything! I bought mine off of Amazon. 1. Because I have and love prime, so I buy everything off of Amazon and 2. because it is way cheaper than other stores. I also bought a few other colors so I’ll let you know how they turn out asap!
I feel pretty! Thanks ya’ll!