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Apr 24, 2017

WEEKEND WRAPUP: Big Freedia & Kid Fury Girl Weekend

I've been looking forward to this weekend for a while! Grace and I headed to Big Freedia and Kid Fury. Friday Night was the magic that is Big Freedia. I have seen her before, but besides wanting to know what the crowd in the Pacific North West (PNW) would look like, My BF Grace wanted to experience in person. Freedia puts on such a show, I wouldn't mind seeing her anytime she is in whatever city I am in.

Day two we saw the HILARIOUS Kid Fury, 1/2 of my favorite podcast--The Read.  He basically did his youtube segment Furious Thoughts live and I laughed until I cried. That was really needed, laughter is the best medicine.
The weekend was so great weatherwise, but this week is RAIN central. Can you believe it's almost May? Because I can't.



Apr 21, 2017


I have at least 15 shades of nude lips colors and apparently that is not enough. I don't own any Kylie lip kit colors because most of my collection is made of colourpop (for those of you who don't know, they're the same company and 30% of the cost of Kylie's Kits) 
When Kim and Kylie both posted their upcoming lipkit collab I kind of fell for it. Colurpop generally does a take down a month after Kylie, so maybe I will keep an eye out because I have a feeling this collab will be very hard to buy. They sell out as fast as some sneakers.

Apr 19, 2017

Bubble N Tea, A PDX Foodie Chronicle

On Saturday I ventured off to find this boba place I came across on Instagram. Since I got to Portland I have found Instagram is the easiest place to find food, activities, or areas of town to visit. Bubble N Tea is outside of Portland in the Beaverton area. They have a tea topped with cotton candy that I want to try next! I started off with Matcha milk green tea with boba. The boba (tapioca bubbles) were really fresh and you could definitely tell they use premium teas.  The large bucket cups are really cute but do not fit a car cupholder. The shop is cute but small, it maybe has five 2 person tables. I would say to just hang out there to enjoy your tea. On my way home I didn't want to take any chances so I put mine in the seatbelt!

Apr 17, 2017


My music Monday is an OLD project that I am working on resurrecting. Remember when I used to make mixtapes? Well, I accidentally deleted them all from media fire. I really miss this project and I hope to start mixing again VERY SOON. I liked the emotions I had while making this tape, thats what music is to me. There are certain songs I associate with times in my life, and this is no different. I can't wait to start mixing again. 


Apr 15, 2017

Can We Talk About Stan Smith?

On my first real day of work at Adidas I wore my classic Navy Stan Smiths. The adidas Stan Smith has been on the market for over 40 years. Its one of my favorite leather sneakers because its very minimal with some variation on the heel and tongue. There are many limited variations outside of this but its a sneaker that is another classic in the adidas vault. At work I had the great pleasure of meeting Stan Smith and having him sign a pair for me. I went back and forth with having him sign my personal beaters since I wore them my first day... but I couldn't.  I bought a pair of classic green and let the Icon sign them.

I've met a lot of really cool people throughout the years, but now that I am a part of this company, this was a really cool experience for me and I'm glad I have a true iconic pair of kicks to remember these moments by.

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