happy fall-

It is finally my favorite time of the year!! I have been a little busy these past few weeks, but I figured I would write an update and then do a skincare post later. Don’t you just love it when the seasons start to change, especially when it goes from summer to fall? I just love the crisp mornings, and the pumpkin spice everything and the cool nights. I have been thinking about ways to share more of what I love aside from skincare, and what better way than to share some recipes and things I love most during the fall. I will try and write posts as often as I can and just include different things, like home decor, recipes, pictures of fun things I am currently doing,

The picture above was from this past weekend at a sunflower field near my house. It is absolutely beautiful. Sunflowers are by no means my favorite flower, but I just think there is something special about a field full of sunflowers especially during the fall. Comment or post things that you would like me to share about my favorite time of the year… I would love to get some ideas 🙂

xo Tara

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I have decided to go outside of my skincare comfort zone and let you guys more into my life. I recently purchased a few things from the early access Nordstroms anniversary sale, and let me tell you I think they were amazing deals. I have always loved to shop and as I've gotten older sales are way more appealing to me. I have decided to post a slideshow of some of the items I personally got, and my top choices of things I would recommend getting. I have some cute dresses that I think are a good deal, shoes, and of course skincare. (BIG DEAL Kate Sommerville Exfolikate collection is on sale TOTALLY WORTH IT!!) If you have ever been hesitant about trying her products because of the price, try them now. The Exfolikate regular foaming wash is on sale for $22 dollars.. 10/10 recommendation for me. Also the Steve Madden Mules I got them in a nude color that has already sold out! My sister got the black ones that are pictured, but wow these are so amazing and go with almost any outfit. Perfect for fall! I am also a big big fan of Rachell Parcell and her collection at nordstrom. Some of her blouses that I ordered (not pictured) already sold out. They are very cute. The last picture included is a skincare product. Dr. Barbra Sturm Serums. I have only ever used a cleanser of hers (probably the most affordable thing she has) and it works great! I have always wanted to try her serums (everyone raves about them), but I have always found them to be a little too much $$$. I haven't ordered this from the sale yet, but I have been thinking about it because you get 3 of her serums for the price of 2 basically. I'll follow up if I decide to get them and probably do a blog post on if I think they actually work or not. Let me know if you there's other things that you guys have found in the sale that you think are worth the buy!!! xoxo

traverse city, michigan

My Traverse City blog is all about things to do while spending a summer weekend in northern michigan. It has been awhile since my family has gone up to traverse city, but it is still as beautiful and refreshing as ever. We decided to do a little weekend summer getaway, especially now during COVID it’s hard to travel far. We did so many fun things, not just going to the beach (which is always fun in the summer). Traverse City is a great place to visit because if you don’t care for the beach you can always do other things, like go cherry picking. After all traverse city is the cherry capital. We went cherry picking at this really nice u-pick cherry farm called Cherry Connections. We went the first day they opened for the season, and wow let me tell you we picked a ton of cherries. They have sweet cherries, dark & light cherries. All of them taste delicious. Another fun thing we did was go to a lavender farm! This is something I have always wanted to do, and I knew northern michigan has a few of them. We visited Harbor View Lavender Farm and not only do they have the amazing fresh lavender (it smells sooo good!!), but they also have dried out lavender, and the most DELICIOUS lavender & honey ice cream. We went two days in a row just for some ice cream! With both of those things, there is also the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park. Imagine climbing up dunes made of sand, in the summer and seeing the most amazing lake views. My dad made it all the way to the top..and although it took me a little longer I finally made up up there with him. You get a great workout and your reward is the most amazing views. There are also plenty of other things to do, we visited one of many lighthouses, walked around downtown traverse city, did some shopping. You really can’t get bored because there is something for everyone.

welcome to typical tara

Today is a good day to start a blog. It’s Sunday the start of a new week and a a good time for a fresh start. Starting a blog is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never really had the time to sit down and focus on it. Now that I am done with pharmacy school and working I feel like I have more time to dedicate to perfecting my page.

Some of my interests:

  • I am a pharmacist, I love learning new things about different medications and helping people manage their medications as well as educating them about the medications they take. Healthcare is such an important topic to discuss especially now during COVID. I will periodically talk about different news worthy topics related to pharmacy and keep you informed.
  • As a pharmacist, I am very passionate about skincare. Anyone who knows me knows that I take so much pride in my skincare routines and I am always talking about different products I use and recommending clean products for people. Because of my passion for skincare I have a page on the blog “typical tuesday’s” and every week I will post products I am using currently for my skincare routines. Eventually I will post skincare videos on my youtube page and link them here.
  • Another passion of mine is traveling. I have been lucky enough to travel to so many places across the world and I am so excited to share posts with you guys about the places I’ve been to. I will post about different cities and places I have been as well as things to do, places to see, where to eat and all the fun stuff.

I am so excited to connect with all of you and welcome you guys into my life. I will post weekly and respond to any questions you may have about different things I post. Subscribe to my page and get all the info as soon as I post it.