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Posted on: 7.24.2014

anyone that knows me knows that fairs are at the top of the list of things that make me happy- right next to carnivals, music festivals and parades. basically anywhere that provides overpriced lemonade and deep fried candy bars. so yesterday, my babe maria and i headed to our local county fair. i remember being younger and getting so excited to go to the fair. it was right around the time that you start getting your first crushes and experimenting with makeup. when you would go to the fair in the hopes of seeing the kid that you had a crush on at the end of the school year because it's now july and you missed them. you know what i mean. 

the fair isn't as glorious as it use to be, i guess because now i'm paying for my own caramel apples ($4. i nearly fell over) but there's still something so nostalgic about going and seeing the whole thing. anyways, we ate horribly delicious food, rode some rides and went thru the fun house before we decided we would be just as happy at the bar with an adult beverage. 
here's a few photos of our fair adventure! enjoy! 
i do NOT enjoy spinning rides. heights and speed? no problem. but spinning in circles is the worst. but when your best friend is begging you to face your fears and ride the thing, you just gotta. 
fun houses are not so fun when they add 15 pounds to your legs. yikes. 
if you wanna see past fair visits, you can check them out HERE and HERE!


Posted on: 7.10.2014

I would be lying if i didn't tell you guys I have seen a gorgeous mural in cincinnati sooo many times and turned my car around just to go and snap a photo of it. (this has happened more times than I would like to admit. Good thing everything that goes on the internet stays a secret) anyways, I thought it would be fun the other day to go around and snap a few photos of some of my favorite walls around my city. I love the detail that goes into each one and get so excited when i see a new one being started. and i've learned the hard way to snap a photo when you see it. don't wait. because they get redone alllll the time and it's a real bummer when you miss taking a photo of a masterpiece. 
Here are just a few from the other day, but I plan on adding to this photo collection. 
^ new creations! 
^ if you get down to OTR ever, check this baby out. so brilliant
^this was taken last fall, but it's too gorgeous to not include it. 


Posted on: 7.04.2014

For the past 3 years, I have forgotten that my precious little town of Northside has a Fourth of July parade. Last Year's Parade was a rainy gross mess but still, practically everyone in Northside shows up with their support. But this year, mother nature was in a good mood and let us have all the sunshine we could handle (seriously, it's hotter than hell outside)

 Last year was kind of fun walking down the sidewalk and taking advantage of all the umbrellas that kept me dry. But this year, the sun beat down hard and it was really something special. My favorite part of the whole experience is watching the kids' reactions to the floats. Their little eyes get so excited seeing all of the costumes and the way they pounce on any candy that flies from the parade floats? 
I love it. 

 I'm not sure how long in advance the participants have to prepare their parade attire, but they all looked soooo good. Especially the group above, which was employees from the "Chicken Lays An Egg" boutique shop. They were Willy Wonka theme and I'm kind of obsessed with how good of a job they did. They even had the theme song blaring on repeat from a boom box. Amazing hair and makeup, you guys!! I didn't stay out too long because 1. that freaking SUN! and 2. a little girl dropped a popsicle dangerously close to my shoe. But here's a few photos that all look pretty similar to one another but are all still worth a look anyways. 

Happy Fourth, you guys!! 

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