Texas Tulips

Monday, March 29, 2021

Amelia standing in a tulip field with a basket of freshly picked tulips

This weekend we ventured out to Pilot Point to see the infamous Texas Tulips, and to say I was a bit disappointed was an understatement.  Overall I had a wonderful time and the experience was what we made it, but if you are hoping for what these places are portraying online, or what these influencers are saying it is you are mistaken.  If you want to see the power of social media and how you should always do your own research just visit my two Tiktok posts to get an idea of how easy it is to spin something (influencer version, reality version).

If you are planning a trip to the tulip fields here are some tips:

1.) go early in the season
2.) try to go early in the day if going on the weekend or visit during the week (weekdays at off times are the best)
3.) visit their website to make sure they are not closing early (due to our bad winter storm the crop was affected and they closed early a few times)
4.) This is a great place for families, children can run around and pick flowers and its enclosed so no worries about kids running into traffic or the parking lot.
5.) If picking flowers pick tulips that are closed, trust me they will burst open the next day and last you a lot longer.

I personally think a visit to the Arboretum would be just as lovely if you wanted photos and not to pick so I think for me, that will be what we try next year!

Happy Monday all, I have linked my outfit details below if interested!

Outfit details:

March Must Haves!!

Thursday, March 4, 2021

I am a confessed shopaholic and I have to share some of my most recent March must haves!  Two of these items I have be stalking like a hawk and finally decided to pull the trigger on them, and OH MY am I glad I did.  So let's break it down!

Let's Catch up!


Amelia sitting in front of a mural of a mouth with a pill on the tongue

It has been a hot minute since I have blogged here... A lot has changed I feel like, but given everything that has transpired since my last post I can fully say I am in a good spot.  I am sure a lot of you noticed some changes.  Social media makes it easy to show the glamours side of things and it allows me to only show a small snapshot of my real life.

There were ups and downs over the last several years, I stepped away from my engagement, changed jobs, lost my cat Purdy, met a terrible person I thought was worthy of dating, and well... COVID.  I think the silver lining for me in 2020 was ending a TOXIC and I mean TOXIC relationship.  It has taken me a full year to sift through the damage that this person caused me and to piece myself back together, but I can 100% say I feel better than ever (disclaimer: the toxic relationship wasn't my ex fiancé). 

I have always viewed myself as a strong person who doesn't put up with SH*T.  Sadly I realize how easy it was for another person to widdle me down to the point I didn't recognize myself.  It kills me to look back at the relationship and see what things I would tolerate, and how I didn't feel I deserved even the basic respect of another person.  Through all the pain and questioning why I wasn't enough, I realized I was asking the wrong questions, and that I was slowly letting my goals and dreams fall to the way side all because I didn't want to admit my failure or let go of something that was clearly tearing me apart. 

In early 2020 I changed jobs into a new field, I began focusing on my new career and found a home in my new work family. I focused on rebuilding the friendships and relationships that I abandoned due to my former relationship, and most importantly I focused on me.  Through all of this I found a fun community on TikTok (Amelia_blake) and began a new side project called Dive Bars to Five Stars- that is all about my favorite places and spaces in DFW.  So check me out, I would love the support.  But I also started journaling which allowed me to grieve my pain and heal.

So what now...?   Great question, I truly do not know, but my goal is to revamp this blog and get back into the groove of posting what I know best, clothes and sales!  So if you've made it this far, I hope you'll stay along for the ride!