How to Love What You Do, by Taylor Reese

Happy almost weekend, everyone!

Today I am featuring a very special person on here – Taylor Reese ♥

Tay and I have a long history and we have been friends for many years, we were 100% two peas in a pod when were getting along, haha! & we basically ruled the OHS! Totally kidding, but we definitely had a blast together in high school and even out of high school. My Tay is always up for having a great time, so you can imagine the memories we share together.

If you know Tay, you know she has a bigger attitude than anyone else in the group. She’s also so bossy, but that’s why we love her so much. She is SO unapologetically herself. Also, Tay knows what she wants when she wants it and nothing can stop her, she’s like a little, adorable/beautiful machine! & she is one of the most driven individuals I know, who has a really big heart.

And most of all, she’s a badass 22 year old, who’s already SO successful in her career. I knew she would be the perfect person to feature on here when it comes to loving what you do for a career because she is so good at what she does!

Everyone, meet Tay:

Tell us some things about yourself, we all want to know about you and your successful life!

I’m successful in life because I’m passionate about my career. I wake up every day loving the fact that I get to go to work and see my clients.

What is it exactly that you do for a living?
I make people beautiful for a living by doing their hair, and it is the most amazing job. I love what I do!

What was the main reason that made you want to get into doing hair?
I wanted to do hair ever since I could remember. I also never had a backup plan, so I’m glad that it all worked out like it was supposed to.

What is it that you love most about your job?
I love being able to brighten someone’s day by making them feel better about themselves. It truly makes my heart happy.

You’re only 22 and already SO successful, especially for your age. You have a growing client base, a popular Instagram page, and landed a full-time position right out of Aveda at a wonderful salon! What was your biggest driver for that success? 
I am driven by the unconditional love and support I get from my family and friends. Hearing that positive feedback from the people you surround yourself with is such an amazing feeling to experience.

Do you have any tips for people to figure out their passion at a young age and to follow that passion?
My advice for people would be to follow your dreams, no matter what anyone says about them!

Where can people find you? 
15050 Cedar Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Instagram handle:

Be a sweetheart and visit Tay at her salon and give her Instagram page a follow!
xx, Aubrianna

The Easiest Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hey, hey, HAPPY Tuesday!

So I’ve really been craving coffee lately, like everyday I need my coffee fix. It’s something I don’t really prefer to crave but it’s damn good so we’re just going to stick with it. I blame my mom because she got me a Keurig for my birthday!

Anyways, I was at the store in the coffee aisle last week and saw overly priced “Starbucks Via Instant Latte” – Pumpkin Spice Latte flavor, and I was immediately intrigued so I put them in the cart! There are only like four packets in the package and they’re totally overpriced, but I figured it’s just a one time buy and I’ll conserve the packets throughout the entire Fall season. Because if I’m being honest, there’s way too much sugar in these little boogers to have every day or even every other day. I’m also not crazy about the ingredients- the first ingredient is diary powder (I think I just gagged even typing that out). If you know me, you know I really am not a huge fan of dairy, especially milk.

I’m sure you get it by now, but just in case you don’t- not a fan of the ingredients or the amount of sugar that’s in these, BUT they taste so damn good and even though they’re expensive, it’s still cheaper than buying a single drink from Starbucks! Also, the pumpkin spice flavoring is seriously incredible, it’s not overwhelming at all, and I figured I needed to start getting into the Fall season because my mind is still 100% stuck in summer mode. Can you blame me, though? I love summer. I love sunshine. I love hot weather. I thrive the most in the summer, but seasons evolve so I need to, too.

I almost forgot! The main reason I love these packets is because of how efficient they are. All you have to do is heat up some water on the stove for roughly five minutes, pour the water into a cute water bottle or mason jar, and then pour the latte packet into your cup! It’s literally as simple as that. I do add a dash of coconut milk creamer to give it some flavor, but you do NOT need to add any sugar to these.

See? I told you, the easiest Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Now, go live a little and buy these super efficient packets. And remember, don’t use them daily! Treat them as a little dessert but for in the mornings.

Talk soon!

xx, Aubrianna

Hurricane Harvey Donations

My heart breaks for all of the people and animals who are being affected by Hurricane Harvey. What is happening is so tragic. Animals are stranded, pets are being abandoned or are stranded as well, people have lost their homes or loved ones, and they’re all just trying to survive. The animals matter just as much as the people. Below is a list of organizations you can donate to that are doing everything they can to provide for these animals and families. Anything helps – $5, nonperishable food, anything!

If there’s ever a time for a nation to come together, despite everyone’s differences, it’s now. 


+ SPCA of Texas 

+ Houston SPCA

+ Gofundme/HurricaneHarvey

+ Youcaring/jjwatt

+ Animal Defense League of Texas

+ Austin Pets Alive

+ GlobalGiving

Relief Organizations:

+ Texas Diaper Bank

+ American Red Cross

+ Salvation Army

It’s truly amazing to see the amount of money people have already donated, not to mention all the people who are in Texas now trying to save as many lives as possible. It just shows that it doesn’t matter what color skin you have, what you believe in, or if you have fur instead of skin, every single life matters!

Please help out as much as you can, it will count.

xx, Aubrianna