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Falling in Love With Dirty South Vintage Accessories

*I received product for my honest review. All opinions are my own My favorite time of year is finally here! I am ready for all the pumpkin patches, haunted hayrides, and apple cider I can find! ALL OF IT!!! I am also ready to bring out all my fall favorite wardrobe items…boots, leggings, sweaters, and …

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Bucket List: Agora Theater with Apocalyptica

With everything that has been going on with me the last few years, I haven’t been living my best life, you could say. Actually, the past year, I got really depressed before finding out all that is wrong with me. I have made a decision this spring that I cannot live that way anymore, and if there is anything I have learned from having some scary health events the past few years, it is that we need to live our lives to the fullest.
apocalyptica at the agora theater
I created a bucket list. Some of it is really simple…such as silly date ideas or attending festivals and fairs again. Others are going to take time, such as seeing all of my favorite bands. Apocalyptica is one of them…okay, so they kinda ARE my favorite band. I discovered them as a teenager and have been obsessed with this Finnish dream team ever since. Getting to see them in concert, however, has not always been the easiest. I lucked out and saw them some years back at Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, PA. It was an amazing show! You had people who were tweens…all the way to old people! I was pretty far back though and really wanted an opportunity to see them up close.

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When you go to a concert, you gotta look the part! AC/DC dress by Torrid.

Their Metallica tour this year gave me that opportunity. They played at the Agora Theater at the end of May, and I got my chance to see them super close. I was right up to the stage! It was ah-maz-ing! Seriously, the stuff these guys can do with a cello is just astounding. They can put them over their heads and play. They can make them sound like heavy metal. These guys are super talented!
Eicca playing cello

The Agora Theater is a pretty nice smaller venue. They have parking in the back of the theater, which granted, we had to walk to the front. However, it beats trying to find another place to park. The area has plenty of security, and it was really well-organized. As someone who also suffers from anxiety, the whole experience was quite pleasant. I loved it!
apocalyptica plays metallica on four cellos

I have been adding to my bucket list all summer, and I cannot wait to share with you all some of the other things I have been doing like other concerts and festivals I have attended. To be honest, I feel like it is giving me back my youth! I think everyone should have a bucket list. It doesn’t even have to be things you will accomplish this year or even next. However, it gives you things to look forward to doing. We all need goals!

What are some of the things on your bucket list? Who is your favorite band? Please feel free to share with me in the comments below. Also, if you know someone who could really use a post like this, be sure to share it too!

Beauty Reviews

What's in My July Adore Box?

*I received these products in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own
I love beauty boxes, don’t you? The newest to my collection is the Adore Box! The Adore Box starts at $15 a month and also includes a monthly, bi-monthly, and a quarterly plan. You get beauty products, hair care, skin care, and more! Here is what came in my box this month:
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This month I got:

  • Estee Lauder’s Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser Purifying Mask
  • Lancome Juicy Tubes
  • Summer’s Eve Simply Coconut Water Cleansing Cloths
  • Philosophy Take a Breath Oil Free Oxygenating Gel Cream
  • Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Tint Eyebrow Gel

I love that it was a nice mix of personal hygiene items, makeup, and skin care. The sizes were great as some of them were full size products, which makes it really worth the price.
If you would like to try Adore Box, I have an exclusive code for my readers to use to get half off their first box. Just use code: HALFOFF when ordering at www.adorebox.com
What products would you use? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
July Adore Box
 

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Supporting Women Owned Businesses

Supporting small businesses has always been important to me, and if you have been following me for a bit, you know I love to give shout outs from time to time to some of my favorite small businesses! With it being International Women’s Day, I thought it would be a good time to share about my birthday day trip up to Lakewood, OH that I took and spent the day supporting small women-owned businesses and loving every bit of it!

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Sign in front of Fear’s Confections

 
Lakewood is one of my favorite places to spend a day. It is nestled close to Cleveland along Lake Erie. There are a ton of cute little shops and some amazing eateries as well! The first stop on this trip was Fear’s Confections. Fear’s Confections is a woman-owned business that serves up handmade confections, many in which have a geeky flair! They also host events from time to time. You can order things like a chocolate chess set and find things like Star Wars shaped chocolates. No matter what you get, they are all delicious! Also, the owner is super awesome!
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This is what I chose this past time. The buckeyes are the best!

After visiting there, we walked through some antique stores and headed to lunch at Thai Thai. Thai Thai serves delicious Bangkok street food and is also women-owned. They also have the most amazing and creative bubble teas.
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Doesn’t this make you hungry?

The service is great, and the bubble tea made me so super happy! They even have events where they do really wild bubble tea flavors. Most recently, they did a mermaid one. I am really hoping to get to one of the events late this spring!
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Bubble tea is my new key to happiness! Top, Jacket, Shoes are all Torrid. Headband is Hot Topic. Flower is by NicCoCo creations, a woman owned designer of headpieces. Leggings are Du North, which is a woman-owned company that I am a proud distributor for.

I finished out the day by heading to Retro Rosie because…well..why wouldn’t I? Retro Rosie carries vintage inspired and pin up clothing. I have gotten some gorgeous pin up dresses there, and the owner is just an amazing person that I am so happy to have met this past year. She carries Lindy Bop and Unique Vintage, just to name a few of the brands you can find there. Oh, and the best part is that she carries sizes for just about everybody! It is one of my favorite places to shop.
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Taken from an earlier shopping haul there!

I had a fabulous day, and I felt good knowing that my birthday trip was spent supporting women-owned businesses. It is important to support one another. What is your favorite woman-owned business? I would love to hear about all the women owned businesses you support!