Why do we treat PR like a pink ghetto?


As a woman on the edit side who works with PR professionals, this was extremely interesting to me. 

Tags: journalism PR

Weekend Update


I drove a round trip total of 10 hours this weekend to visit this guy who is a reporter in a podunk Texas town. Blake and I have been friends since that fateful freshman year when we lived on the same floor in the dorms at Mizzou. We went out with one of his work friends who later told Blake that our friendship dynamic is awesome and something that he’s never witnessed. I’ve never thought about how cool we are together, but we’re really cool together. 

1. Guys and girls CAN just be friends. We’re a dang good example.

2. I’m lucky to know him and I’m glad we spend too much money on gas to spend some great weekends together every few months. 

He doesn’t look super thrilled here, but I know he secretly loves this picture of us. 

I’m just gonna leave this here. 

I’m just gonna leave this here. 

(Source: mermaidtank, via madflynn)






♣100 favourite character (in no particular order):

Coach Eric Taylor,Friday Night Lights.

“We will all at some time in our lives, fall. Life is so very fragile, we are all vulnerable, and we will all at some point in our lives, fall, we will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts, that what we have is special, that it can be taken from us, and that when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will all be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves.”

I’ve been out a few times with a man (read: nothing close to a boy) who is a high school football coach. I can tell he loves his job and his kids so much. That’s all I’ll say, cause who knows where the heck this is going, but you can bet your azz I’ve spent way too much time during the recent work days dreaming of becoming the next Tami Taylor. I was practically born for this, y’all.

(via alexethridge)

23 before 24

I turned 23 on Wednesday. 

Bucket lists are slightly morbid. Short term goals are easier to accomplish. The concept is simple: 23 things I want to do before I turn 24. I’ll do my best to document them here as I get them done. 

I stole this idea (and a few of the items on my list) from my sweet cousin, Allison. Visit her blog here. 

1. Go to dinner and a movie solo

2. Find a church I like in Dallas and start attending regularly

3. Go to a drive-in movie

4. Visit a state I’ve never been to before

5. Learn to manage my time MUCH more efficiently at work

6. Write a few letters.

7. Find a place to volunteer

8. Read (at least) six books

9. Run an (organized) 10K

10. Do a fun run

11. Visit my bestie in Jacksonville

12. Learn to cook 10 new recipes 

13. Buy a kitchen table (and chairs)

14. Buy a book of creative writing prompts and stretch those muscles

15. Make my bed everyday

16. Try 10 new restaurants in Dallas 

17. Try yoga

18. Travel alone for a weekend

19. Invest in decorating my room in a way that I’m in love with

20. Wear lipstick more

21. Go without social media for a month

22. Make two new lasting friendships

23. Watch the sun rise once a month

Anything I should add to my list? 

22 was pretty sweet to me. Let’s see what 23’s got!

"A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her."

(Source: quotethat, via mfio)

A perfect Dallas day isn’t complete without a trip to Klyde Warren. So happy she’s here.

A perfect Dallas day isn’t complete without a trip to Klyde Warren. So happy she’s here.


-When you are walking close behind her at night, give her a smile and a little head nod when she turns around.

-Respect the importance of the female bathroom line. Make friends, give compliments, and move out of the way when applying lippie and somebody needs to wash their hands. Share your hand…

This is so, SO important. 

Reasons Why I’m an Adult/Reasons Why I’m Not at All

-I pay all of my own bills. Car insurance? Yup. I also send my Dad money every month for my portion of my phone. / The thought of adding a car payment to those makes me cringe.

-I have a 9-5 job doing exactly what I went to school for. / It’s an hourly position.

-I rent an apartment in Dallas’s Oak Lawn/Uptown area, which is THE place to be if you’re a young professional. / Almost all of the furniture in it is a hand-me-down.

-Over time I’ve acquired a pretty decent “work wardrobe.” / At least half of that work wardrobe is in a corner of my closet in a “to-take-to-the-dry-cleaners” pile.

-I have a burning desire to entertain/host a dinner party/have a game night. / We don’t own a kitchen table. Yet.

-I’ve acquired a taste for “better” beer. / I can only afford/sometimes I still prefer Bud Light.

-I have a credit card that I don’t abuse. / I only have a credit card because I desperately need to build credit.

-I’m 22/I’m 22

Cue the Britney Spears: “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman.”

Manicures & Pedicures

File under: Things I thought I would have money for when I became a real person, but I definitely don’t. 

Lately dining Dallas has been more important and I have no regrets.