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A Visit to Owosso

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I challenged myself last year to visit more towns around Lansing and around Michigan–I haven’t followed through on that so well, but when I’m questioning whether or not I should drive 40 minutes to really just grab coffee, I remind myself it’s a new experience and that I can plan more fun activities around the visit. I used to visit Owosso more regularly in my early 20’s when my then-boss lady performed in plays at their community theater. I went to the same place for dinner and didn’t explore more beyond that.
Once Foster Coffee opened (and I saw all the cool shit my friend Melissa who blogs at The Bee’s Knees was doing in her town), I headed out there and every single person at the shop was so incredibly nice and genuine. And they’ve recommended a handful of restaurants and other cool places to check out. So I finally checked out Birch & Elm boutique and Lula’s for cajun and creole food. That place did not disappoint. I ordered the chicken puffy pie and the puff pastry, chicken and filling was so. damn. good. It was a wonderful afternoon in Owosso!
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[jeans by Levi’s, striped crop top by Madewell, hat by Lululemon, similar brown leather backpacks]
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Lifestyle, Outfits, Style

My Summer Wear & Travel Buys

I’ve started my shopping list for this summer’s road trips and overnight stays including light packable dresses, a weekender bag that doubles for travel and beach-going and a handful of beauty staples perfect for hot, humid days for a no-make up make up look.
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In My Gym Bag

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I never thought I’d need an actual gym bag, but I realized I shoving gym clothes into my totes for work or just carrying shit under my arm. I realized, there is a purpose for a gym bag and I opted for a black Lululemon bag with several compartments including a bag to toss in dirty laundry post-workout. It’s just easier when I’m running to a work out class during my lunch on a weekday when I’m at work. I also picked up a couple large make up bags like this heart one to house my mini body wash, face wash cloths (my favorite is by Simple), travel-size perfume and face lotion along with my deodorant and to store my make up essentials. Nothing crazy. I always keep a towel in my bag since I profusely sweat no matter what and stash a couple extra pairs of underwear since on many occasions I’ve forgotten to pack them. I also pack a travel size Febreze to spray in my bag and my shoes to help control the STANK.
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My favorite shoes and my favorite deodorant: I always keep at least one deodorant of Dove (dry spray and stick!) I love using these shoes for a workout since they transition so well to my outfits and can keep them on in the afternoon post-workout.
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My make up bag for after a work out is pretty simple: face lotion by Glossier, face primer and CC cream by Loreal (c/o Meijer!) and concealer. I don’t need mascara right now with my eyelash extensions or blush since I’m bright red for hours after a work out, but I still want light coverage and even out my tone for the rest of the day!
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Holiday Margarita!

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I was challenged with creating a holiday drink with Hornitos Tequila. Not much of a challenge because this shit is good, especially paired with cranberry/cherry. To make this delicious margarita you need:
  • Hornitos Tequila (1.5 oz or more)
  • Orange flavored liqueur (1 oz)
  • Cranberry/cherry juice (4 oz)
  • Fresh lime juice, one quarter squeezed
Enjoy! I know I did this past couple weekends. With the snowfall and cozy couch situation, I indulged in a few of these tasty cocktails. I later found out I cut these limes wrong from Kyle, but none of my drinks usually look the part, they just taste good. What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?
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Thanks for supporting collaborations such as this with Hornitos!
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