New Hair, Coffee Dates, Tasty Eats & Good Health!

Happy Monday! It feels so good to have finally woke up feeling 100%. Last week was rough, I got through it, and all of the rest did my mind some good. Monday through Wednesday I was completely out. I hadn’t been sick like that in years, and I hated it. To make things worst, it was in the upper 70’s almost all week, so it was torture looking outside. I wanted to walk the trails or do something fun, but I couldn’t walk the dogs one block without getting winded. Fortunately, after a few rainy days ahead, we’re going to have sunny and warm weather again! Plus, next week, I’m heading to Disney World! I have so much to look forward to. 
I could start my recap post with Monday, but it would just be pictures of medicine. Early in the week, spent my days sleeping, taking hot showers, listening to podcasts, and relaxing as much as I could. I got around to blog work as much as I could, but my mind was not in it.

I felt wayyyyyy better on Wednesday, but not “better” enough to get out of the house. I started power cleaning and putting my energy into house chores. I’ve been putting off the fridge clean-out for a while now, and I thought it would be the perfect time to do it. I took every shelf and drawer out of the fridge and scrubbed every spot! I had to toss out some things that went bad, or products we never used. It felt so good to get the fridge cleaned out!
I decided to give eggs a shot for the first time in over 40 days. I started drifting away from eggs before tapping into the plant-based challenge because they were making my skin break out and they were high on my food sensitivity test. I don’t know what it is, but they now kind of gross me out. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t eat them for so long or what. After having clear skin for a month straight, I woke up the next day with breakouts. It was the validation that I needed, and I think I’ll be avoiding eggs as much as possible. What are your thoughts on eggs? I have heard so many people tell me they get the same skin issues when eating eggs.

For dinner, we did bake salmon with green beans and sweet potatoes! When I was doing plant-based January (which I’ll be filming a video on my thoughts and recap from the month), I craved fish. I craved it so much!

After being sick for six days and walking around the house looking total zombie, I was in desperate need of a change. My hair was frizzy, matted, dry, and I threw it in messy buns 90% of the time because I didn’t want to deal with it. If I’m being completely honest, I felt insecure about it. I read a lot of your comments on my Instagram when I asked for hair suggestions. I decided to get the full-on chop! I did about six inches off the ends with blonde coloring. I’m not done either; I’m going back in a month to get another two inches off and blonder. I’m just so sick of the long hair and want to do something new. I spent so much time when I got out of the shower trying to detangle my hair, and that’s why it always looked so frizzy and crazy. I just didn’t want to deal with it. Now that it’s shorter, I can actually style it. I’m just really really happy with the results!
It’s crazy that just a hair cut made me feel so much better 💜 If you’re in the Charlotte area, I’ve been going to Dolce Lusso on Park Road for about a year! Ask for Savanna because she is the best!
I was so hungry when I got out of my hair appointment, so I stopped at Chopt because it’s a couple of store down for the salon. I did a custom build which had kale, romaine, quinoa, sweet potatoes, cucumber, cranberries, edamame, tomatoes, and falafel! Because it was 80-degrees out, I decided to sit on the bench by the greenway and have a bit of the salad before driving home. It felt so good to be outside. The blossoms on the trees gave me all the Spring feels!
When I got home, I started working more on my Colorado blog (which I promise will go live soon.) I sat outside and worked with my oat milk cappuccino! 😊
For dinner, I had the last of the Chopt salad. I also had some cauliflower gnocchi later in the evening.
I spent all of Friday working on a Valentines project for Kyle. I’m sure you guys already know what I’m working on if you’ve been reading my blog for a while! When it gets here, I’ll show you guys! For lunch, I had a salad with spring mix blend, avocado, bell peppers, and chipotle dressing (leftover from Chopt.) 
Kyle and I grilled out on Friday night and caught up on True Detective. We did grilled corn, asparagus, and chicken that was marinating in bbq sauce for about three days! The food was great.
After dinner, I made some of our favorite chocolate chip cookies! I’ve wanted to film the tutorial for YouTube, but I was way too sick last week. I’m going to get it up this week! I thought this recipe would be cute with valentine’s day m&ms! Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow! 😊 You can find the recipe for these cookies here! I just made some swaps by using almond flour, swerve brown sugar, and less coconut sugar.
On Saturday morning, Kyle and I went to the gym, went to his hair appointment, and did a Trader Joe’s run! I love filling up the fridge with all of Trader Joe’s specialty products. I need to go back because I skipped the produce section only because Trader Joe’s on a Saturday is CRAZY!

Breakfast: oats, protein powder, peanut butter~
Lunch: Grilled chicken, cauliflower gnocchi, and chive kite hill ~

On Saturday night, Kyle and I went to see The Prodigy. My thoughts? The acting was great. The movie was awful. I hated it and would never watch it again. And if you do watch it, you’ll know exactly why I hated it. There’s a particular part. But, those are just my thoughts. I knew we should have picked What Men Want instead! Can you tell I’m feeling salty?

After that movie, I just needed to watch Spongebob and go to bed. 
After walking the dogs on Sunday morning, I had a delicious breakfast!

I had udis gluten free bread with peanut butter, strawberries, and tangerines! 😋 
Becca and I met up at our favorite coffee shop (our middle point between houses since we live an hour apart now 😭) to catch up and go over some exciting plans. Oh, and Lights Juicery & Cafe is our spot. 😉☕️
We drove around and scoped out some locations for some photos next weekend. I’m taking engagement photos for her and her fiance, and I’m over the moon excited. We have so many ideas for the photos, and it’s going to be a blast!

P.S. these are the pants I got for $7 at the thrift store in November! They’re originally from Loft & I love them.
We decided to get dinner at Genghis Grill, and I was so excited because I hadn’t been there in so long! The bowl has all kinds of things, but it was huge, so Kyle got lucky and had leftovers.

When I got home, Kyle and I took the dogs for a walk and then sat on the couch and watched the Grammy’s while we both worked on our computers. Fun Sunday night 😉

I hope you guys have a fantastic week! Thank you all for the birthday & get well wishes! ♥️

Questions for you!

  1. What’s the most drastic change you’ve made with your hair?
  2. What’s the last movie you saw that disappointed you?
  3. Are you watching The Bachelor tonight?




  • Madison

    Totally late to the game but I had some fre time during my son’s nap and am catching up on your posts! The most drastic hair change I made was cutting off 11 inches and going from blond to auburn! But I’m back to my natural now, too much maintenance going that drastic.😂 And the new Fantastic Beasts movie that came out in December. We went to see it on my birthday and I actually walked out of the theater! It was the first time I had ever done that. Same reason, there was a particular part and after having my baby I’m way too sensitive to that stuff now lol. Wow that was a long comment. Thanks for all the great posts! Hope you’re having a great time in Disney world! I can’t wait to try those cookies.

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  • Kaylee Vaughan

    I just recently got a partial side shave! It was a very bold choice, but I love it! I guess I don’t have a disappointing movie to report. I mostly watch Netflix! However, I do not have any intention of watching The Prodigy- I don’t scare myself on purpose lol! No Bachelor for me, either. I stick to Netflix. haha

    My husband and I don’t eat eggs often. Usually when we do we get sick. I’m sorry to hear it breaks out your skin, but glad that you were able to pinpoint what it was!

    Much love from Mississippi!

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  • Megan

    Love the new hair – and especially love the blonde! It looks so healthy 🙂 I used to go to that salon when I lived in Charlotte and they always did an amazing job <3

    So glad you're feeling better…and your yummy and healthy food photos have inspired me to step up my meal prep game this coming week and add more colors in 🙂

    Happy Thursday!

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  • Miriam Coppess

    Love the hair!! You inspired me to go get the dead ends chopped off mine, and it feels a million times better. When I was 5, I wanted to be Dorothy from the wizard of oz for my themed birthday party. My mom obliged and used a “kid approved” red hair dye that was supposed to wash out with one shampoo. Apparently my blonde hair really liked the dye because I was a redhead for a YEAR. I guess that’s not something drastic I did, but my mom sure takes the cake 😂
    And Split was a huge disappointment to me! I thought it was going to be a documentary kind of movie about what it’s like to have split personality disorder but instead it was a creepy movie about kidnapping little girls. YUCK.
    So glad you’re feeling better! Thanks for the great post!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Miriam!

      That is so funny!!! but something you’ll always remember! Good job getting those ends cut! always feels good to have a fresh chop!

      lol I loved Split, but not a big fan of how it ended!! They have a sequel but I’ll wait until its out to watch!

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  • Cara Dunn

    This is a little off topic, but what type of foundation do you use? Your face looks very smooth but not overly made up. I love the new hair! However, it is beautiful either way!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Cara! I don’t really use a foundation that often! I just do a light bronzer powder and blush! Whenever I feel like I neeeeeeed some coverage, I use IT cosmetics!

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  • Anonymous

    Love the hair!

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  • Sara

    Wow! Hair is fabulous but I thought you’d go dark again.

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  • Carean

    Jealous of the weather there!

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  • Jen

    Hi Taraylnn! Glad to hear you’re feeling better and see you back on the blog! Your hair looks amazing 🙂

    In college I dyed the front part of my hair pink. That’s probably the craziest thing I’ve ever done- I’m too boring/afraid to do much else to it. I loved having pink hair though; people treated me differently (in a good way! Cashiers and random strangers would open up to me as if I was their friend) & I would definitely do it again.

    Ugh, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom. What a terrible movie. We held out on seeing in theaters and just rented it recently. I’m SO glad we didn’t spend $25+ to see it.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks, Jen!

      That sounds like a pretty fun style!! I think it’s funny that you mentioned people wanting to open up to you when you did that! Whenever I’m with Becca, people will see her tattoos, feel relatable, and start pouring our their whole lives tories! It happens everywhere we go! lol We always laugh about it.

      Oh man, I was hoping it was good!!

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  • Dee

    First, I want to say that I am glad you are feeling better and love the hair!! Been following your blog recently and love it! I wanted to comment on the eggs. They do not bother myself or my family at all, and I eat a minimum of 2 a day (most days). But, the best eggs to eat are pastured and not pasteurized. Even if they are organic, they are still fed soy which is still not good. The “fed a vegetarian diet” is, actually, not good! Chickens were meant to be out eating weeds and bugs, not grains, especially soy, and even more so if it is not organic. Soy is toxic, especially when not fermented (I have a doctor of Chinese medicine who told me so. The Chinese do not use soy the way that we do here in the US.). Maybe check that out. Right from the farm is the best and most nutritious way to eat them. Unfortunately, finding farms in some areas is easier said than done. I used to live in PA where the organic farms were everywhere. Where we are now, not so much……tough to find and because of that, very expensive.

    Am looking forward to reading more great posts!

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  • Emily

    SO glad you are feeling better girl! It stinks being sick when you are used to being busy and having a routine! And I LOVE your new hair!! I think I will do something to mine in March. Time for something different! <3

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks, Emily!!

      It does stink, but a reminder of how important health is! I definitely take it for granted sometimes!

      Change is so fun with hair! xo

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  • Ann

    Your hair is gorgeous shorter! Change is always good girl!
    And I have to say how jealous I am of your beautiful weather there, we are on our 12th snow day here in Michigan in the last three weeks! I’m so ready to move there, just need to convince my hubby!
    Keep taking care of yourself, love your blog, as always!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks so so much, Ann!

      I totally get that Michigan winter! From the midwest and used to live in Detroit! It’s crazy, but you do have the most beautiful summers around. Hang in there!!

      xo xo xo

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      • Ann

        Ahhh, 13th snow day today! I’m moving in, get ready!

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  • Katie

    Taralynn, I am so obsessed with your new hair!!! Cant get enough!! 🙂 I can’t wait until Spring weather to get more blonde in mine! I’ve done so many different things to my hair through out the years.. my teenage years were the worst I had it pitch black, all blonde (but not a good blonde) 😛 lol. Have a great week!!!

    XO, Katie |

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you, Katie!!!!

      Lol you think your teenage year hair was bad? LET ME TELL YOU! I had THE BLACKEST HAIR and the underneath was blue, purple, pink, blonde, red, and turquoise!! AND I LOVED IT lol It went great with my nose ring 😂

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  • Meagan

    Have you considered going to the doctor to see if these food sensitivities are actually legit? I dont doubt the way you feel when you’re not eating foods, but as someone with an eating disordered past, I know it’s an easy way to fall into a restrictive pattern again. I’m worried you are using these “sensitivities” to avoid certain foods to lose weight.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Meagan!

      I have been to the doctor and taken blood tests, twice actually. I could definitely see why you’d think avoiding foods like that would be because of restricting, but I see it as totally the opposite. I think eggs, foods with gluten, and dairy are still healthy. I wish I could eat them, but I end up looking eight months pregnant with bloat and feeling like my insides are being ripped out with pain after eating them. I eat way worse now that I’m not eating those foods (processed gluten free pizza/burritos/veggie burgers/tofu.) <--- those are defintely not foods i'd eat if I were trying to lose weight. If I was looking to avoid foods to lose weight, I'd probably start with my candy section in my house, not good wholesome foods. I don't believe in cutting out food groups in order to lose weight and think it's all a scam. If anyone has ever felt the pain from eating those foods, they'd totally understand why I choose not to eat them. I do appreciate your concern though, and I 100% agree with where you are coming from.

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  • Kissy

    Thrifted pants = cleaner planet. Thank you!

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  • Jess

    Love your blog as always!!!!!!!! People are soooooo dumb and want to hide behind computers and talk smack.. here is an idea DONT FOLLOW ME ..right?!!? keep doing you girl! love it alllll! you keep me going! and also make me want to move to the Carolinas lol! Glad your feeling better!

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  • Ashton Jury

    I cut 12 inches off my hair last June, I’ve always had long hair so it was a big change, however I’m loving it. The last movie I saw that disappointed me had to be First Man with Ryan Gosling it was just soooo boring. However I loved Mary Poppins Returns! I’m not a bachelor fan but I am going to see Dirty Dancing with a bunch of my girlfriends for Galentines Day!

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  • Brittany

    So happy you are feeling better again! Your hair looks great by the way!! I cut mine somewhat short (shoulder length) this past summer but it’s already growing out again.. trying to decide whether or not I should cut it again or grow it out more.. just to cut it again haha

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Brittany!

      Thank you so much! 💜 I’ve been there so many times! I think back at how hard it was to maintain my long hair, so I’m going to keep it short for a while now!

      Your hair looks beautiful no matter what!

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  • Hannah R

    The picture of you in your cute pink pants is just pure gorgeousness. You look happy, your hair is super fly, and it’s just all around a super good photo! ♥

    My husband and one of his best friends convinced me and his friend’s wife to finally watch Talladega Knights with them… and I hated it. I think I snickered once, maybe? It was honestly just raunchy and not my kind of humor at all. It didn’t help that it was the unrated and uncut version, so it was even worse and they swap out the friendlier (and apparently funnier, according to my husband) scenes for ones that were raunchier and didn’t really add anything to the movie at all. Total disappointment of a movie for me, for sure.

    The most drastic change I have ever made with my hair was chopping it off to donate it several years ago! Currently, my sister and I are in a no-major-cuts five year challenge! Whew. We weren’t sure we’d get there, but it ends in 2020! So we’re actually relatively close! I think we both plan to donate it again when the time comes to get cuts! Super excited about it!

    Also, with it having been a high of 50 on Super Bowl Sunday (super BORING Bowl, ugh.) we actually grilled out some brats for the game with friends! That has been the highlight of the last month or two because we’re back to well below freezing sitting right in the middle of a snow globe at the moment. Sounds cute, until you get stuck driving down the middle of the road, or until you have to push a shopping cart full of groceries through 4-5 inches of snow in the parking lot. That was my workout for the day! Haha. Because of our rather let-down weather (hello, winter.) I am super jealous of your 80 degree afternoon! I can’t WAIT until it’s even 60 again here! Woo!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you, Hannah!!


      Wow, that is a super long time!! I love that you donate it and you have always had pretty hair!

      You guys have been getting hit hard with weather in the midwest! I hope you have some warm weather coming your way soon! ♥️

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  • Brooke

    I really love your new hair. It is very complimentary not only physically, but I feel it fits with your personality as well.
    The most drastic hair change i ever made was bleaching it to silver and chopping off 8 inches. It was honestly my favorite color and I wish my current job allowed “funky” colors.
    As for the last movie I saw that disappointed me was Ready Player One. I listened to the book first and expected differences, but not to the point of the entire first challenge being completely changed.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you, Brooke!!

      It’s so silly when a job tells you what you can and can’t do to your appearance! That hair sounds so fun!

      That’s so annoying when the book is so far from the movie! I love a movie that makes the book feel so REAL!

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  • Brooklyn Murtaugh

    I recently changed my hair from long and medium brown to shorter and dark brown. I love it! It feels so much healthier.
    Yours looks awesome!

    The last movie I saw in theatres was Vice. Growing up on a military base, I didn’t realize how much that movie would hit me. I cried for hours afterwards because I was just so frustrated, thinking of all those who lost their lives because the choices Dick Chaney made. Very frustrating.

    The movie was phenomenal acting wise though.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      That is such a fun transition! Bet it feels good.

      I also grew up on a military base as a kid! I hear that movie is really good/sad and I’ll have to check it out.

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  • Kristen

    I think the most drastic thing I have done to my hair was go super blonde once (I have really dark hair and dark features, it was weird and my mom gasped when she saw me 😆) I didn’t think it looked too shabby tho!

    I’m not sure what the worst movie I’ve seen lately was…I’m not a movie person because I can’t sit still!

    I wish I was watching the bachelor but I just got home from class, I don’t have DVR, and hate starting in the middle! So I’ll catch Colton on Hulu tomorrow 😁 Cassie is my fav

    Happy belated birthday!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks, Kristen!!

      You have to do it at least once!

      Hahaha I liked her, but she’s a littttttle dull. I’m not a super fan of any of them surprisingly!

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  • Danielle

    Of course I;m watching the bachelor tonight!! I have to say though, the whole virginity thing and everyone bringing it up every 5 seconds is getting old!

    Also, random, but do you think you got sick from the plane? I love going on vacations but HATE the plane! They are so nasty. I always bring wipes with me to disinfect and load up on vitamin C!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      OMG! You can tell he’s wayyyyy over it too!

      I didn’t end up going on the trip! I think I got sick from the gym! I use sanitizer and wipe down the equipment before an after, but it most likely wasn’t enough~


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  • Avalon

    What’s the most drastic change you’ve made with your hair?

    I’ve never done anything drastic with my hair to be honest- I know what I like and what I don’t like. I don’t like it short because I get phantom hair syndrome and I feel too exposed lol. I also don’t like bangs because they annoy me and get in the way. I went blonde two years ago and it was the best thing I’ve ever done to my hair.

    I think your blonde hair looks amazing! You look beautiful 🙂

    What’s the last movie you saw that disappointed you?

    I haven’t really been to the movies in almost a year. My husband and I travel internationally a lot and we watch way too many movies on the long plane flights. I think I got burned out. I guess the last movie I saw that disappointed me was Ocean’s Eight? I found it kind of boring despite the plethora of famous actresses.

    Are you watching The Bachelor tonight?

    Yes, it is definitely my guilty pleasure. I started watching since Ben’s season and this is my favorite season so far, hands down. I think Demi is my favorite personality- I really appreciate how candid she is. I hope Hannah G (the one that looks like Barbie) wins. She has that innocent and optimistic vibe, but you can tell she has real chemistry with Colton. They seem like they have enough to talk about, but there is also undeniable passion. Everyone seems to think Cassie will win though. Who knows?

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Avalon!

      Love how sure you are with your hair! oh, and the blonde is fun for sure!

      Yeahhhh that tends to happen in movies with tons of A-list actors.

      OMG YES! I LOVED DEMI! I actually thought she was the “realist” because she had no filter. I know this is horrible, but I loved her comment “You have the right to feel that way and I have the right to not care” and I was like yupppppp. Love her! I think Cassie is dull/hidden agenda. I didn’t like the bad mouthing she did with the North Carolina pageant girl(which I think they’ll try to make the next bachelorette but I’m not feeling it.) I agree with you on Hannah G. I think she’s adorable and genuinely kind. They do make a great couple with undeniable chemistry! lol I do love that she minds her own business and stays out of the drama(or maybe that’s what producers what us to think?!) Okkkk I could go all day… lol


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  • Aileen

    First of all, that anonymous coward who felt the need to leave her 2 cents about your outfit has no moral integrity and an ugly, ugly heart. Kudos on your reaction and I think your outfit is super cute!!! Also pumped to see that you went blonde…I’m a dark haired girl myself, but I love the blonde on you. So fresh and youthful. Glad you’re feeling better. <3

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  • Kiera

    Your new hair is super cute!! I’ve had quite a few drastic hair changes! From natural strawberry blonde to almost black with violet with my hair to my butt! Then a year or so later went platinum Blonde and a bob! I’m hair stylist now and changing my hair a lot is so fun!!
    Yes definitely watching the bachelor tonight ❤️ Totally addictive 😂

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you, Kiera!!

      You changing your hair so much inspires me! I don’t wanna stick in my hair bubble forever lol! SO FUN to change it up!!!

      It’s the worst and best show ever! 😂

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  • Jessie Rouse

    I just wanted to say that I love reading your blog. I have been into clean eating for several years, and I am probably one of your “older” fans. I do learn from your page, and love to hear about your travels. In addition, I’ve had two loves in my life, and they were my golden retrievers. Your dog is just adorable. I am only commenting to stress how adorable you always look, and tell you that your rose jeans are sassy. I love them. As a young adult, I shopped thrift stores all the time. I had awesome vintage clothes, and some crazy fun outfits. You keep doing what you do, which is inspiring to others. Love to you from an “older” fan. Call me mom 😉

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you, Jessie! Your comment really made my day 😊 Golden Retrievers are the sweetest dogs in the whole world!!!!! Thrifting is so much fun and the joy from finding something that was previously used is so much better than shopping new retail! ♥️

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  • Natalija

    Hi Taralynn,yay,I was so looking forward for this recap hoping you’re feeling better. Your new haircut looks really lovely,but to me your longer hair looked gorgeous,too. The most drastic change I did with the hair? In my punk rock teens I went for..mohawk hairstyle which I loved and then few years later I saw the movie called Run,Lola,Run and had red hair for a bit,too.

    Can I please ask you what brand is your coffee machine?

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Natalija!

      Thank you so so so much!!! omgggggg love that you did that to your hair! Everyone needs to go through a YOLO style lol

      I have my normal coffee pot which is just a Bella and then I have my Nespresso that makes the cappuccinos!

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  • Kelsey W.

    Hi Taralynn! I’m glad you are feeling better 🙂 the most drastic thing I’ve ever done with my hair was going from blonde to black and chopping off 7 inches! Ugh I regretted it so much haha. I’m finally back to having long, dark brown hair (my natural color) and I think I will stay here for a while. I absolutely LOVE your new hair! I hope you have an amazing week! xoxo Kelsey

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  • Aimee

    I just got back to blonde after letting my hair go for a while and I am in love with it! I also chopped off about 3 inches and I agree with you! It is amazing how such a little change can make you feel so different.

    Don’t listen to nasty comments, I loved your outfit and the fact that you got it at a lower cost is even better!

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  • Beverly

    I think the most drastic thing I’ve done with my hair was when I cut it off a few years ago. I swear it was like 10 inches that I chopped off. It was amazing but then I went through that awkward phase of trying to grow it out but not being able to do anything with it. So now I get it trimmed every once in awhile. I love my long hair but I totally get the annoyance of the upkeep.
    I can’t remember the last movie I saw that disappointed me. I’m more of a show watcher and I’m the kind of person that repeatedly watches the same show over and over again cause I know what happens. Lol I don’t like surprises.
    My best friend has been trying to get me to watch The Bachelor for forever! I just can’t get into it though! I don’t know what it is but I can’t make myself sit down and watch that kind of drama.
    Glad you’re feeling better! And you’re hair looks amazing!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Beverly!

      Thanks so much 💜

      Love that you’re keeping up with the trims! I’m sure that helps with keeping it long. I read somewhere that long hair is all about genetics! I’m hoping my hair starts to shift more like my mom’s lol

      That is funny! I used to be like that with movies!

      I think the only reason I like watching it is that it gives me something to look forward to on Monday nights and it’s good background noise while I work lol I promise you’re not missing out.


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  • Anonymous

    The rose colored jeans were at the thrift store, which is where they belong as they didn’t ‘spark joy’ for someone. Even worse are those fake leather, plastic looking diarrhea boots from the China with the gold donkey heel. I don’t know where to start with those, I mean I can’t even. Your outfits scream cheap, cheap just like a lost baby chick looking for its mamma. Thanks for the entertainment…simply the best!

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    • julie

      oh my goodness i never comment but that anonymous one hurt my soul…what a miserable person. i give you all the credit in the world for being brave enough to put your life out there! h.a.t.e.r.s = having anger towards everyone reaching success

      btw i also cant do eggs anymore so i feel your pain…they give me eczema but i like to call it eggzema lol

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    • Natalija

      Dear anonymous, your post screams such desperation and lack of self love (hence the utter hatred to others) that it’s really sad to read. I agree with Taralynn-let’s put your real designer outfits on display for you are surely dressed head to toe in Chanel-but I bet the kind that comes from China with a funny tag 😉 People who pour hate on others are the ones who are miserable and lonely in their lives-happy people are too busy doing that. Good luck to you and let me go back and appreciate Taralynn’s outfit yet again since I believe it’s simply brilliant.

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    • Suzanne

      I exclusively buy fake leather shoes because I choose not to slaughter an animal for the sake of fashion. I will never understand the desire for someone to tear someone else down (anonymously at that…) by saying such mean things. Taralynn I love your blog and have been reading for years – I can’t imagine how it feels to constantly be at the mercy of internet trolls but I admire your tenacity! Also, I think you clothes are super cute. Xo.

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    • Maggie


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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Your comment made my day! I find joy in buying cheap clothes and keeping money in my bank account. Those old $13.99 boots with rose gold on the bottom make me so happy! Finding those pants at the thrift store also made my day! I love my outfit ❤️ You do realize I’m not a fashion blogger? Maybe you can provide me with your Instagram handle instead of going anon? That way I can look at all of your outfits for inspiration?

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      • Maggie

        I have a pair that are from Old Navy that are similar. I love them and get compliments all the time on them. Love the blog and and jeans/boots. 😘

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  • Cori

    your hair looks beautiful! I have longer hair now as well – not super long but it’s annoying me so much. I wear it up 95% of the time for my job and just being home so I’m always afriad of cutting it short so my pony tail will look bad, haha. Is your hair thick? I have fine hair but a ton of it, so it goes limp and frizzy easily but tangles too. UGH. Maybe I’ll chop her down.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Cori!

      All of those were my thoughts!! My hair is SOOOOOOOOOO thick! It’s crazy. Just remember, it always grows back! Maybe do like four inches and see how you like that length!

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  • Cait

    1) I went from hair mid back to a faux hawk! I miss the faux hawk now that it’s grown out, but it was awesome while it lasted!
    2) The dark tower. I slept through it and don’t regret a moment of it.
    3) No. haha but kind of yes? I watch Brandon Farris live stream his reactions to it? Haha

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      The cool thing is you can always change your hair up and it’ll always grow back!

      hahaha I feel ya.

      lol watching peoples reactions to the show is my favorite!!

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  • Abbey

    Hi Tara! Glad you are feeling better. Your hair looks so cute, you can pull off any hair look i think!
    Just really enjoyed this and wanted to let you know. Sending hugs your way!

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  • Kendra

    I love your weekly recaps! Your hair looks great. The most drastic change I’ve ever made to my hair was going brunette. I am a natural blonde and highlight my hair on a regular basis so when I did go dark I felt like I was wearing a wig especially because I have blonde eye brows and a dark color never lasted on them. Bachelor is my favorite I am definitely watching tonight! We are getting a Trader Joe’s close to me very soon right now we don’t have one all that close. What’s one thing I should try once it opens?

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thank you so much, Kendra! It’s fun to change up our hair completely sometimes! I know it’s weird to get used to at first. I recommend gradually doing it lol

      I can’t decide who I like on the show yet!! haha I usually have my pic day one, but I don’t with this group! I do love that Demi is the real deal lol

      I say the cauliflower gnocchi!!

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  • Jenna

    I think the most drastic thing is that I got out of the shower one day, brushed my hair and then chopped like 3-4 inches off by myself because I was tired of it. (I have curly hair, so you can’t notice when it’s dry)

    I’m actually not a movie person – I just watch some on Netflix, so I haven’t actually been disappointed by a movie in a long time.

    No Bachelor for me.

    Also, eggs. I can eat scrambled eggs and eggs over medium for breakfast but then some days, eggs just really gross me out and I can’t even deal with the smell of eggs. So I only use them in recipes now.

    Also, glad you’re feeling better!!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Jenna!

      I’ve been there!! Fun fact ** last week, I literally took scissors to the back of my hair and cut a giant chunk out just because I was frustrated with brushing out the matted hair.

      I feel the same about eggs. I don’t know if its because I stopped eating them, but even when Kyle makes them I wanna vom because of the smell. It’s so weird because they used to be my favorite!!


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve seen a post from you, Taralynn! Good to hear you’ve been well! 🙂 The most drastic change I’ve ever made with my hair was dyeing it bright red! Haha! 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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