Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

What TV Shows to Watch this Autumn

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and one of the reasons why are the amazing TV shows! I know I sound like a total couch potato saying that, but there are truly great shows on TV in the fall. Some of these are new shows, some are old, but get out your remote, program your DVR and add these to your list!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bloomin' Onion Rings That Will Make You Drool

Hi, I'm Tayler and I blog at The Morrell Tale. I'm a 25 year old Jr. High teacher turned SAHM. I blog about my adventures of teaching, being a mother, family life, my Mormon religion, books I read, and recipes I create.

Well, one of my husband, Justin, and my favorite appetizers/sides is Bloomin Onions and onion rings. So, we decided that since onions are extraordinarily cheap, we decided to merge the two together and make some Bloomin Onion Rings. (And the best part of this recipe is you DON'T need a deep fryer!)

Delicious homemade onion rings

Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Balance Blogging and Working Full Time

Remember a while back I mentioned that I started a new job? Well, the first couple weeks were pretty uneventful, as most new jobs, but it has dramatically picked-up. When I started blogging last year, I had a lot of free time during work and also after work to commit to writing posts, scheduling my editorial calendar, replying to comments, etc. But you know how life likes to get in the way of your plans, right? So how do I juggle working a demanding full-time job along with blogging, which as many of you know, can be a full-time job in itself! I've paired up with Alex from Always, Al to share our best tips on how to balance blogging and working (and still having a life!)

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Humpday Confessions - It's Back!

Welcome to Humpday Confessions!! It's back. Like I said two weeks ago, I am the new host for humpday confessions. I'll be hosting this every week starting this week. I hope you can join along with the fun!

Humpday Confessions - It's Back!

I confess that...

Monday, September 21, 2015

5 Ideas to Keep Your Dogs Fit and Fun

Good Morning readers! Today, I have a guest post from Jordan Walker about your furry friends! Hope you enjoy.

Jordan Walker has a passionate interest in animals and their welfare. He is the lead content curator for Coops and Cages and other pet-related blog sites and has written several articles about the subject. In this post, he gives tips on how you can keep your dogs in good shape.

Just like humans, dogs also need to follow proper diet and a series of exercise for them to stay healthy for many years.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Best DC Bars to Watch Football

Now some of you may know that I'm not a passionate, wild, sports watching type of girl. However, most of my friends are. I always feel left out when football season is back on. So this year season I've tried something different. I joined a fantasy football league. I'm decently competitive so I thought that if I put myself in a competitive game that I would actually pay attention to the games more...which was kind of true. Guess what the second thing I needed to really get myself into the game?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Between The Lines & Reading Update

I'm finally getting back into reading! It's been almost two months without reading a book. I really have no excuse. I'm listening to more audiobooks now too, since I've been taking the metro into work and I can't stream music underground.

What I Read

Monday, September 14, 2015

Nine Songs to Add to your Playlist

I haven't done a music post in a super long time! I don't know about you but I love streaming music. I apologize for a lot of my posts coming back to the fact of my new job, but I'm literally having to change many parts of my lifestyle. For example, the fact I can't play spotify when I'm underground on the train. Insert crying emoji here. So I'm back to downloading my music. So I've decided to share some of my favorite picks that I've recently added to my phone.

Hotline Bling by Drake

Friday, September 11, 2015

On Feminism

Ever since I can remember, I've always identified as a feminist. Not until recently am I really delving deeper into the real meaning of what that means for me and others around me. If you haven't already read them, I was inspired by Nicole's post and Jord's post, numerous posts from Brita. I tend to stray away from posts that can be controversial, but I'm trying to throw that notion right out of the window. 

To bring it down to basics, feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

In the past few years, I've been learning more about the nuances of feminism, equality, and misogyny, in turn I've also been in more situations where I can see misogyny and experience it for myself. I was raised in a middle-class family, as an only child. My parents raised me to be independent, not compare myself to others, and to fight for what I believe in. I went to a large,  urban, bipartisan school that was almost equally male and female. I joined a sorority, and even though many would think that being in a sorority would negate my feminist perspectives, it helped empower me to understand what a group of women can do together. Trust me, we all don't just have pillow fights, cry over who gets picked to go to who's fraternity date party, and paint coolers just so you can get lavaliered. Anyways, before I get stuck on sorority stereotypes and how many of them are wrong, let me get back on track. I never would have thought, in any setting, that I would find myself dating a male chauvinist. Here comes my one and only disclaimer for this post. I have never taken any women's studies, cultural study classes, etc. So I apologize if I'm not using the right terminology. I will try to explain the best I can, and if I'm incorrect I would love if you could let me know politely in the comments. For two years, I sat and listened to what I was supposed to do as a woman, what women aren't supposed to do, and why I'm doing good for a woman. Eek. I get that he wasn't trying to crush my spirit or be intentionally spiteful but why did I stand for that? As most of you regular readers know, I broke up with him a few months back, said my peace, and never looked back

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Humpday Confessions & Link-up Announcement

Happy Humpday! I am so happy for long weekends and that today is only the second day of the work week. Now let's get to the confessions!

I confess that...

-This is the first week of my new job and I'm starting to learn the metro better. I really hope it doesn't snow a lot this winter because I will really need to wear in my snow boots in that case.

Friday, September 4, 2015

#EverythingAugust Instagram Challenge Recap

So earlier this month I paired up with a great group of bloggers to make an August Instagram challenge, #EverythingAugust. Again, thank you so much to everyone who has joined in to the instagram challenge. The co-hosts and I are so happy about the great response we've received. I absolutely love going through all of your photos each day. So, I have my roundup of my favorite instagram posts throughout the challenge!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Favorite Things to Do in Autumn

It's finally September! Are you all ready for autumn as much as I am? Today, I'm teaming up with Jasmine from Classy, Sassy and Smartassy and we're bringing you the best things to do in autumn.

I'm Jasmine and I blog over at Classy Sassy & A Bit Smartassy. I'm a beauty & lifestyle blogger. I have two boys ages 4 & 6. I'm a girlfriend and self taught makeup artist.  Today, were going to talk about Fall. If you don't know, Fall is my favorite season. But living in Wisconsin we only get maybe 2 months of Fall. Which really sucks. So we have to try and fit all activities in that short amount of time.  

What are my favorite things to do in Fall?