Saturday, September 6, 2014

TAYLERLAND #2

I know, I know. TaylerLand is a bit cheesy for me. But I could use some cheese every once and a while. So for now, these lifestyle type posts will be a continuum of TaylerLand. 

Head and the Heart at Edgefield, Troutdale, Oregon. 8/30/14 

I had a blast at the Head and the Heart show. They are stunning live and super adorable people. It was a fantastic night with amazing girlfriends and who doesn't love being able to pop over to McMenamins for drinks and tots? 

A band called San Fermin opened the show and although I wouldn't say they have their live show all together yet, their vocals were really great. Fell in love with the male vocal lead, but as I listened to their recorded album, he sounded much more restricted and less authentic. But I'd definitely go see them live again. 


I think I might have been dead the past 4 years being a gluten free eater. Because only just the other day I discovered what a teff tortilla was at Cha Cha Cha! and I've been re-born. This burrito was THAT good. Good thing I live just a few steps from a Cha Cha Cha!, this meal will definitely become a regular occurrence in my diet.


Shopped the Gap 40% off sale and snatched some new favorites. I've turned into this person who can only wear monochromatic outfits. I like consistency, what can I say? They gave me "Gap Cash" during the sale as an incentive to come back and shop. $25 Off a $50 dollar purchase is enough incentive for me, so I'll be definitely heading back to shop the fall arrivals! 

Vault Martini Bar—  it had a cute vibe that could have used more people and energy. With wack art on the walls we sat in a cute corner couch and gabbed for an hour over these cocktails. I got the Wrath, a bourbon, peach and lemon cocktail. I much prefer non-vodka based drinks, loved this one. I'd go again, but maybe on a busier night, Wednesday evening proved to be a slow one. 


That is what's been most recent in TaylerLand!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SUMMER IN TAYLERLAND

Why hello there! I'm sure everyone grieved my absence, but I am alive and well! This summer has brought some crazy ass changes in my life. And they have turned out unexpectedly well. 

Firstly, I am now single. I thought a lot about whether I wanted to state that or not. But it's a big deal and this blog is all about me! Thy said counterpart of over two years ended things. After a couple months of really low lows, I have emerged to the other side and feel happier than ever. Here is a little photo diary of snapshots of things that have made me happy throughout this summer, and little stories to partner! Grooving along. Spent a weekend at Music Fest Northwest, and thanks to making new friends I met most of the headlining acts and spent some time shopping with a bunch of touring bands! That was rad. Of course lyrical therapy has been a key holder in maintaining some sanity all these crazy transitions I'm going through, but you know what also helps? Dancing. Dancing cray with your best friends is seriously my favorite things when I get the energy, courage and time to go out. If not, dancing by myself in my bedroom to the same exact song on repeat won't bother anyone else. (This song.)
Relaxation nation. Keeping it chill with late night fires, morning coffee on the front porch and breathing innn anddd ouutttt. Early morning breeze and coffee are on the top of my list of favorite things. And there is something about letting your body smell like smoke that makes me feel closer to the earth. 

Work! I am SO LUCKY to be where I am. Only a few months ago I thought I'd be on the East coast working a shitty unpaid internship and eating tuna and eggs every day like last summer. That is not the case! Life has a way of giving you exactly what you need if you let it. I love what I do during the day and I love the city I'm in. Life's good. 

Eating my fair share of good food. Home grown and harvested greens, or locally made Penuchos from El Taco Yucateco it's safe to say I'm treating my body well and intaking only the best. 

This last photo above was when I spent a day at the Clackamas river with my bestie probably my favorite day of this summer so far. Checked off so many summer activities off of my list! Hiking, berry picking, swimming in a pool AND a river, cocert going and drinking by a fire! Perfect

Early Summer runs were my therapy, also how I slept at night. I've slowed them down to rarely ever, (my body starts to ache after a while). But, I'm not afraid to be that runner who will stop to take a picture of something on her phone if I see something I like :)

Hope you liked my short diary! 



Monday, August 4, 2014

FEED MY GYPSY SOUL



I have some gypsy-like tendencies, I'll admit. No, I don't steal, nor do I travel enough. But, The essence and beauty of a gypsy-like aesthetic has always enamored me. Big beautiful layered jewelry, iridescent patterned fabric draped all around your body, long unwashed hair, bare feet. I put myself in a trance just dreaming of a life with collections of beautiful artifacts from my travels and eating fruit I picked for myself. Eggs in the morning from my free range chickens in my backyard, with coffee made from my neighbors coffee bean farm. Taking care of my sheep, creating my own wool yarn and garments for the winter. Peacefully living my life and truly being able to relish in the beauty around me. 

That's really what this is all about. Reveling in a life path I would totally be happy with. Did you enjoy it just for a second like I did?