Finally got back on my bike today. it was hill day. so it burned like crap. rode about 30 miles total and now i want a milkshake. couldn't imagine doing this without my best friend & biggest supporter @hubajubba. he even stopped while going up a hill to pick me wildflowers. like who the heck does that???
Over the next 3 days i'm biking with @bikes4books to raise money for a local chicago charity, @girlforwardgram. yesterday i biked 50 miles!!!! can't feel my legs or my toes or my knees or my booty. but i'm doing it. i had to sit in the van this morning and not ride because my allergies are so beyond bad to the point of where i'm getting sick. 🤧 say a prayer for me if you think of me! hope to get back on my bike soon. thanks for all your love and hugs. send me justin bieber photos if you wanna. this bike ride is just another example of how important it is to listen to your body, know, your body, and take care of your body. 🚲🔥🚲🔥
I love this man more than i know how to explain. he is helping me grow through love and our relationship is teaching me more than i have words for. i am so darn proud of him to say the very least. he is my forever favorite musician and is using all the gifts god has given him to make the most beautiful music. to all my chicago lovin folks-- sammy has a house show tonight and we would love to see you there . ❤️ #hairgoals#baeascrap#sorryladiesnotsorry
Sometimes you have to get your toes painted neon orange because you are freaking killing it and that's what celebrating looks like to you. just doin' the dang thing. had the best day away in la for the afternoon. ✨🌼
Woke up this morning at 4:50 am. proceeded to turn my alarms off at least 5 times. rolled outta bed. got ready in under 10 minutes. sprinted downstairs for the c****y hotel coffee. sat next to a man with a huge cowboy hat who forgot to put his hearing aids in. he reminded me of my pawpaw. wrote some stuff. read some truth. reminded myself why i am doing what i am doing. and just breathed.
i want y'all to know i have been working on my book. it's coming together. i am so excited. i met with a sweet author friend a week ago and she told me to figure out what my end is. what's my end goal? how do i get out of what i've been in? and you know what. it's love. that's my end goal and that's how i make it through. i think my story is writing itself and the current season i am in is teaching me things that are for you too. because you know what? we're all just walking each other home. remember it as you walk through the good stuff and the bad stuff today.
Today was seriously gorgeous in chicago-- so of course i had to show off my favorite vintage shorts that bae bought me in austin! 😍aren't they freakin perfect?!!! 🌼i'm so beyond pumped about this spring weather (finally). got a lot done before i leave to fly tomorrow. this photo is a product of prancin' around w/ my lil lady @dashokay this afternoon.
Giveaway **closed** @sweetdemi you won! i'm tickled to be giving away dis beeeautiful backpack 🎒 this bad boy has been my bff since the moment i got it 😍 literally. can fit my laptop and essential oils and snacks-- it's the perfect darn fit. @parkerclayintl is amazing. they work directly w/ communities in ethiopia to create social empowerement and relationships. heck yes! to enter:
1. tag an adventure buddy friend or 5 or however many you want for a better chance of winning!!!
2. make sure to follow your home girl (@ me & @parkerclayintl)
3. tell someone you love them. we all need it.
giveaway closes in mothers day so this sunday 5/14 and i will announce the winner soon after! happy backpacking 💕🌼💕 thanks to my lady @dashokay for these photos too!
I'd like to take a step to the side, look back, and i'd like to imagine that i'd be different. i like to think that i'm better now. i like to think i have stopped making the same dumb mistakes and getting angry over the same silly things. that i'd be more careful with my money and stop buying so many 5 dollar cups of coffee when i have coffee beans at home. i'd like to think a lot of things have changed about me. i'd like to think that i wouldn't get mad at something that the "old tay" would have gotten mad over. but the truth is: is that it's not about being better; it's about growing. when a flower is withering and struggling to stay alive but later comes back to life and blooms; we don't look at it and say "oh look it's better now". we say "look it's growing and it grew". it's this thing called grace. it's a thing called heart. it's not a scale of am i good or bad or 1 to 10 or hot/cold or old me/ new me. it's not about being better or being worse, it's about what's on the inside. its about breakthrough. it's about the heart and the guts and the fights you have at 2 am with yourself and with your loves and with your parents and with whomever or whatever you are fighting for. it's what you put in and it's what you take away. because hell-- if i take a step back, anyone could say i'm better. i could too honestly. and yes of course i am "better" i just don't wanna throw it around anymore. but it doesn't even matter. it's the story and the growth i get to compare where i was to where i am now. and that right there is freeing to me. we idolize this idea and this word like we have to make all these changes in order to be new and step into new seasons of life for wholeness and goodness. but you know what?? i don't have to be better or worse or whatever the heck you want to call me. better sets up standards that s**k like c**p when we fail. i just have to be me. i have to be trying. i have to grow and fight and wrestle and hug grace with the biggest bear hug it's ever gotten. i've gotta tackle it. i just have to be. it's as simple as that. s***w better. i just wanna be growing.
This weekend was beautiful. my best friends threw me a space cowboy justin bieber 24th birthday bash and it was the best. my boyfriend got me a banana skirt that i have been talking about for (literally) 2 months. flowers for dreams sent me the sweetest birthday bouquet. i ate chocolate chip pancakes and soaked up the sun. it was just magical.
now i'm headed to austin after a quick day of work and my boy is coming to meet the fam and we are pumped. just wanted to stop by to give you a big virtual hug and say thank you to everyone who made this weekend beautiful and light and full of love. 🌼🌸✨💕
I'm not 23 years old anymore; i'm 24 today. i'm still going to pretend like i am mj and miley cyrus with my weird space buns though. life is too short not to be fun and figure it who i am. i'm learning a lot. i have learned a lot. i will continue to learn a lot. i am a snake shedding its skin getting used to life and also really not getting used to it as well. my home is here and in a metal tube and in 500 other places. i'm going to pick my nose and f**t and argue with jesus. i'm going to be anxious and get mad and want to control every single detail of my life because i am a control freak. but i am learning. i am growing. palms up. letting go. i'm learning how to actually love and i'm actually (for the first time in my entire life) letting people know the real me. on instagram. at coffee dates. when i hold my boyfriends hand after getting mad at him over the stoopidest stuff. i'm seen. i'm loved. i'm honest. i'm exactly where i need to be. i am 24. this year is just another year and tomorrow i will probably wake up with smelly horrid bed breath and i will probably stop to pick a lot of flowers; but that's who i am. taylor tippett. dramatic. passionate. real. messy. wildflower. me. a 24 year old, justin bieber lover, dog obsesser, just trying to figure it all out rascal, let's dance and sip on some whiskey, i want to own a farm one day, can we please pick all the flowers, loved & growing human bean. me. 24. but me. drink up all the sunshine and pick a flower today. joy is for us and wants us to grab it by the hand and run. today i'm running. 🌼🌿🌼🌿
I started this thing back in 2014. this crazy, weird photo series project of taping words onto a piece of paper from a dollar notebook. a completely different season of my life. a whole heck of a lot of heartache but here i am. i am doing it. and maybe you are like me, in this season running towards dreams and love and learning how to s***p away the layers of crap. or maybe you are experiencing love for the first time. maybe it's heartache you are experiencing too. maybe you are coming to terms with the fact that you need to get up and move in your situation and you are scared because it is so much easier to hide. maybe you feel alone. maybe you are in college and have no idea what your purpose is or what the heck you are going to do once the next season comes around. it's consuming. it's tiring. i don't know where you are at today-- but i'm here to tell you that you are doing it. you are. you woke up today. maybe your brushed your teeth or maybe you didn't. maybe you cried or maybe you didn't. maybe you ate a normal breakfast or maybe you ate cold pizza. but you are breathing and it's a new day and you are doing it my friend. don't let any insecurities, pain, or person take your fight away from you.
*giveaway winner is @sarahmikhaela* ringin' in my favorite season 🌼 spring 🌼 with a giveaway from one of my favorites @chadbarela. 💍 winner gets the same design ring as the one i am wearing on my pointer but in your size and with your choice of turquoise stone. the rules are easy peasy lemon squeezy.
1. make sure you follow @chadbarela + myself @taylortippett.
2. tag a friend or two that would be giddy about this giveaway. or maybe just tag a friend who you'd wanna pick flowers with this spring?? (kind of obsessed with all the blooms right now and the ring reminds me of all the colors i see)
3. giveaway opens right meow on the 4/12 and will end friday night 4/14.
happy giveaway-ing! will announce the winner sometime this weekend 🤞🏼🌼🌸💕
My lil logan square home is coming together & i could not be more tickled 😍 like i said...let me come decorate y'all's homes! it's my favorite! patiently awaiting my first adult sofa from @interiordefine + new coffee table. it's going to be so good up in hur. can't wait to have a before and after post up for you!
We feel guilty when we eat mcdonalds and taco bell but we don't feel bad when we spend $30 on a tube of lipstick that we have no idea what is filled & made with. y'all for real; our skin is like a vacuum. it takes in everything it comes into contact with. i finally realized it and started making changes. new post i'm really excited about just went live on atravelinlady.com (link in bio) ✨ if you've been interested in making the switch to natural/ green makeup & products, this is how i did it and where i started and some of my favorite products. yay for healthier hearts, skin & lifestyles!