• Fashion,  Lifestyle

    OOTD – July

    Hey friendship! I had a fun weekend this July and got to wear some vintage-inspired dresses.  I had a chunky heel themed weekend. In the past I usually stayed away from the style, but they have grown on me this summer and turned into a bit of an obsession. Friday   [S – size down] One of my favorite vintage online stores is Lindy Bop which is from the UK.  Friday I wore this lemon dress, you can find here. I typically wear S, but I wish I would have sized down and gotten an XS, only because the top half of the dress was not as fitted as I would…

  • Lifestyle

    Building a Summer Garden with No Experience

    Hey friendship, Over the past weekend, I officially started my summer garden.  I’m in zone 5. Typically in Zone 5, you need to plant after the last freeze, which is after May 15 (most of the time, you can’t always predict crazy midwest weather), but everything I read said hold off till after Memorial day.  It’s been steady 100’s where I’m at so I thought it was time to get it started. Here’s an important disclaimer – I am not a gardener.  But in spirit of this blog and trying new things, I wanted to try this out. I suffer from a non-unique problem that when I plant things, I…

  • DIY,  Lifestyle

    How to feel better about your small bathroom

    Hey friendship, We are plagued by a problem I think many suffer from – a small bathroom.  We’ve been in our house for almost three years, and I’ve always hated that part of the house.  It’s the only bathroom we have, so when we have guests, they also use it and it’s something I could never feel good about showing other people. I decided to take the matter into my own hands and make my small bathroom something I feel good about. The before and after isn’t some amazing transformation, but there are small things you can do, to make your bathroom somewhere you want to be.   Before  …

  • Lifestyle


    Hey friends, The concept of bucket lists is something I have struggled with for a long time.  I feel like there’s this layer of admission of mortality that I find hard to address.  No one thinks of themselves that way, they just apply it to other people.  It almost seems like something that gets brought up on the brink of certain death or as you approach old age.  However, I found myself writing a list of things I wanted to do and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was in fact a bucket list.  The world is so big and beautiful and there’s so many…

  • DIY,  Lifestyle

    Baseball Cap Storage

    My husband loves his snapbacks. I hate them for one specific reason. Try and try as I might to organize them, tell him to put them up a certain way, and make them look nice/stack them on each other, somehow they always end up in our mudroom looking like this on top of our shoe shelf – Granted, it’s a little obvious by the picture there are other things poorly organized, but I think the little stuff like Kleenex boxes and dog leashes would be easier to straighten up if not trapped under a mudslide of hats.  It took me awhile to figure out what to do, but eventually like…

  • Lifestyle

    Taylor tries Warby Parker

    I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty helpless without glasses.  I typically wear contacts, but I have a pair of glasses I wear a couple times a week. I feel like to some degree, glasses are trendy, so it’s nice to bust them out every once in awhile. I have had the glasses I own for about 4 years now. For the most part they are cute. They get the job done.  The prescription is old, but still usable, but sometimes it is time for a change.  Getting glasses from your eye doctor can be so pricey, so I decided to look into alternative solutions. My little sister told…

  • Lifestyle

    Turning 25

    Hello there,   I have come to a point in my life where I realize there are lots of things I want to do that I have not done yet.  Twenty-five feels a bit of a milestone that I should do something with. I pin things on Pinterest all the time, make plans but never follow through.  This year is different. I’m going to commit to doing a project or having an experience, and documenting it here. Right now this is just a personal project, but I have hopes it’ll turn into something more.   All the love and regards, Taylor