awkward and awesome Thursdays


you thought i forgot didn't you? NEVER. i could never pass up the chance to share my embarrassingly awkward stories to all of you. so here we go...

awkward
- this above picture taken three years ago. so many things to say about this. the backstory: many of you know that i am one of eleven siblings, but that also comes from a mixed family so these are my full siblings. we take a christmas picture every year to send to my dad. as you can see, we were not quite...ready...for our pictures to be taken. not only that, but this was during my awkward tanning faze, so i feel like i stick out like a soar thumb. my skin thanks me for that only lasting three months.
- that moment when you bump into someone during the black friday rush saying "oh, excuse me" and turn around only to realize it was a mannequin. yep. let's pray no one saw this occur.
- the fact that i got a fatty lip from a pillow fight. luckily the bruise is now fading only to get another bruise around my eye from my husband and i bonking heads. i promise he's not abusive, but i don't know if my body can take any more accidents, ha
- waking up from a beautiful nap only to be surrounded by lots of people staring at you in a puddle of drool (don't mind me, just decided to go swimming).
- there's some more but they had more to do with lengthy conversations so i'll spare you. but they were HILARIOUS if you ask me!

awesome
- being able to shovel mounds of food into my mouth with no judgement. and going back for seconds (okay, thirds) of pie. i love me some pie!
- getting to celebrate thanksgiving with my new family this year. they are all pretty awesome and i miss them already!
- waking up in the morning to find mr. taylor covering me with more blankets, placing my teddy bear in my arms and rubbing my back before he leaves to do work business. ain't he the sweetest?
- knowing that i'll be back home (in my childhood room, with my amazingly comfortable bed and cuddling my perfect puppy who i miss TOO much) in just two short weeks. the best part? knowing i won't have to cook any more dinners for three whole weeks. mr. taylor is probably more excited about this than i am.
- going to the grocery store and having christmas decorations as far as the eye can see. there is just something so beautiful about christmas decorations.
- playing bing crosby's christmas album on repeat all. day. long. what can i say? i love the classics!
- having all new sponsors for the month of December. check 'em out on the sidebar!!

p.s. remember when i had you all take a vote on what you thought I should do with my hair? and remember when a lot of you asked what i looked like with brown hair? well feast your eyes on THIS guest post a did. it showcases an old picture of me and mr. taylor when we were youngings circa 2007. enjoy!

47 comments:

  1. Hahahah, love that you share your awkward & awesome. Because it only makes you more awesome.

    <3. xx.

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  2. This picture... is Awesome. O and you look magnificent at a brunette! Thanks for the awesomely awkward moments!

    Lindsay

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  3. haha great post ideas! thank you for letting us laugh at your expense. ;) ...i could add plenty, believe me!

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  4. LOL at your awkwards. That's an awesome photo though! :p I didn't know you are one of 11 siblings. But as for the full siblings, we are the same! I'm also an "only girl" :) Haha pretty cool to be "one of the boys".

    ♥♥ Megann of STYLE SURGERY

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  5. i agree with loving the fact that i won't have to cook over christmas break. i might be more excited for that than christmas??? :)

    also, you are GORGEOUS with dark hair. love it.

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  6. I love this! That's so crazy that you're one of 11 siblings! I'm sure the holidays are always fun at your house, though!
    You look so cute as a brunette!

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  7. Your blog is cute so is that picture! Your faces look really cool!

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  8. Haha!! I love pictures like this during Christmas. :)

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  9. Haha I love how you bumped into the mannequin! One of my most hated awkward things is when I get the hiccups and I'm walking alone in public. They're not so funny when people keep looking at you like you have tourette's syndrome. Awkwardddd. And OhMyGoodness I can't believe your dark hair back then! You can rock the blonde and the dark- so lucky! I'm too scared to try to go dark because I've been blonde all my life. I love it. Are you going to change it?

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  10. I love this photo so much... haha, awesome!!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  11. The brown hair looks great! And I just took the plunge so let's start a trend! :) Love these awkward and awesome thursday posts!

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  12. definitely jealous that you can pull off being a blonde or brunette. I have always been a blonde and Im terrified to try dark hair.

    hahah I love that you apologized to the mainikin for pumping into him. If Im walking and texting while at the mall sometimes I will look up and smile at one because my first thought is it is a person standing there. haha oops!

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  13. hi love!
    haha i have so much fun reading your thursday
    posts =D you are hilarious ..

    don't mind me just decided to go swimming
    HAHAHAHA i couldn't stop laughing!



    your look really cute with brown hair!
    =D i love the picture ..makes your eye
    color sooo out there!



    xoxo
    Melina
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  14. The photo of you and your siblings is awesome! And I agree with everyone else that said this, but you pull off blond and brown hair very well!

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  15. Oh I love the guilt free pig outs that come with the holidays!

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  16. You look fabulous both as a blonde and a brunette. lucky !!
    And you look like Ariel from The Little Mermaid in that picture over on the other blog. SO cute!

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  17. I love these posts you do. Although it is embarassing for me to sometimes be 'laughing out loud' in public while reading them .. I enjoy them :)

    I love christmas time as well. I sometimes go to the mall JUST to see the decorations. It has a strange way of making me feel all warm inside.

    Happy Thursday,

    -Katie

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  18. You look pretty with brown hair! I've said excuse me to mannequins too and Christmas decorations in stores are the best. Except that cinnamon smell. I could do without that.

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  19. The picture is awesome. And oh my goodness Mr. Taylor is so sweet, tucking you in with your bear. The best moments.

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  20. This photo made me smile so much hun. You look great - tan or no tan. ;) xx

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  21. I am constantly bumping into mannequins on normal shopping excursions! And sometime when I'm in one spot looking at an item I see a mannequin behind me and think it's a real person stalking me and I go to turn around with a flourish of attitude and then get all embarrassed when I'm about to stink-eye life-size barbie.

    Basically I should have said "me too with the mannequin thing!"

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  22. whoa. okay. so you're like super gorgeous period, but dang! you are a smokin brunette! just sayin :)

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  23. Oooooh...I REALLY like the darker hair! I say go dark! It's fitting for winter, right? And that is so sweet your hubby tucks you in. I always leave before mine hubs, maybe I should start tucking HIM in?! Hehee..

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  24. That picture is hilarious. And I have experienced the same mannequin episode before! Just tuck tail and and run! :)

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  25. Oh I like the dark hair on you!

    xo L.

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  26. Aw, your husband is so sweet! My husband is the best, but he's kinda grouchy in the morning...

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  27. I love reading Awesome & Awkward's! I tried doing it one time, but it turns out that it's a lot harder to write than to read. Your blog is so cute AKA I am your newest follower. Yay!

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  28. bing crosby, nat king cole, and frank sinatra. best christmas music EVER. glad someone else still has some sense of musical taste!

    love,
    mrs. dtf

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  29. Ohemgee. Awesome blog, yo! I totally LOLed at this post, and I don't LOL often. I'm glad you grew out of your short-lived tanning phase. It looks good on you, but you seem too smart to be a super tan girl. You know? Super tan girls are weird. Especially in January.

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  30. oh my this photo is priceless!

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  31. hi pretty lady :D
    your button is up on my blog <3
    let me know if the size i sent ya
    works for you <3


    xoxo
    Melina
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  32. LOL - what the heck is it about TDay that just throws down all guards for healthy eating? I literally ate Thanksgiving dinner this year twice on Thursday, twice on Friday and twice on Saturday. WOOO hoo for left overs lol

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  33. Hahaha that is awesome!

    And you look great with both hair colors - lucky! I like the blonde better BUT you're still gorgeous as a brunette :)

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  34. Love this post!
    And I have said "I am sorry" to plenty of mannequins! So do not feel bad!

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  35. oooo love your hair both ways. and he puts a teddy bear in your arms before you leave for work? keeper!

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  36. Baha! That picture is awesome! And I love that you apologized to a mannequin! Hilarious!!

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  37. Ha ha oh I can relate to the mannequin story! I have done that before! I am a total clutz and run into everything....walls...counters....people....more walls....It's a thing! Your husband just sounds too sweet! :)

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  38. The amnnequin story made me laugh...at some point everyone has done that in a shop.

    And awesome is hearing Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you...I just love it!

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  39. Haha love mannequin story like others and I too always love christmas and holidays to spend with fam :)

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  40. Just checked out the pic of you with dark hair and you seriously look beautiful! You can definitely do either way-- LUCKY! :)
    And 11 siblings, wow girl!!!

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  41. Haha you do a classic "deer in headlights" impression =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  42. Umm, you look fabulous as a blonde... but... you as a brunette, WOW!! Do it again! It's winter time... go dark again! :)

    Sam
    http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

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  43. So jealous you're going home for Christmas.... next year we'll be there for sure!

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm excited to have found yours- you are such a beautiful bride! Your hair is absolutely PERFECT and I love that you had a cartoonist there. Do you live in Utah?

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  45. great inspiration! love the first pic!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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