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3 Lessons I Learned This Year

December 22, 2016

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The Best Winter Decorating Ideas

December 24, 2016

When Christmas is over how will you decorate your home? I'll show you how to modernize holiday decor and turn them into the best winter decorating idea!..

Quick and Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

December 10, 2016

These quick and easy Christmas decorating ideas will add spice to your home décor this holiday season. Keep reading to find out how you can take your Christmas tree up a notch. I will also share a unique way to remember those special occasions celebrated over a bottle of wine...

What a Women's Gym Is Like: Kaia Fit

December 08, 2016

Women's gym! No body shaming allowed here. Kaia Fit focuses on results achieved by working in a team atmosphere.You’re surrounded by women helping & inspiring each other...

Flash Giveaway: $100 E-Gift Card for The Light Blonde

December 01, 2016

Enter to win $100.00 e-gift card to The Light Blonde. The Light Blonde shares God’s light. Dallas based clothing company. Hand printed tees that share faith & love...

Recipes For a Vegan Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016

I cooked all week in order to bring you vegan recipes for Cornbread Dressing, Mushroom Gravy, Tofurkey, Kale Caesar Salad with Bacon, Potato Salad and Carrot Cake! This is my first time cooking a gigantic feast for myself and it went pretty well! Click to see pictures of “food porn” and read step-by-step recipes...

Why We Are Single

November 17, 2016

I have realized that when people pry into our private, single lives and ask us about our relationship status they often try to tell us why we are single. Here is a list of reasons of why we are single according to others...

6 Things College Didn’t Teach Me

November 10, 2016

Does college really prepare you for the real world? As a twenty-three year old post grad, I am realizing that there are a lot of skills and principles I didn’t learn in college. Here are 6 things I didn’t learn in school.

Dallas Travel Guide: Collab with Brittany from Boston

November 05, 2016

I had the pleasure of guest writing for a travel blog called Brittany From Boston. Click "Read More" to read my Dallas Travel Guide. Be sure to SHARE and leave a COMMENT!...

Wine Wand Automatic Aerator Giveaway

November 03, 2016

Wine Aerator Giveaway. Let the Wine Wand aerate your drink for you! This Wand is magical because it provides more oxygen to your wine in a matter of mere seconds. This prize could be yours FOR FREE. All you have to do is fill out the form below and subscribe to this blog!...

Fall Bucket List 2016

October 27, 2016

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White Friends, Stop Saying N***a

October 20, 2016

I don’t care how “down with the people” you are or how many rap lyrics you know...It’s never okay for you to say n***a. Thanks to a karaoke party, I learned that some people “don’t care” if they say n***a in a room full of black people....

Please Take My Reader Survey

October 13, 2016

I am committed to making your What Taylor Likes experience exceptional, inspiring and motivational. Help me create content that is relevant to you by taking my brief Reader Survey.

LuMee Light Up LED Case Giveaway

October 10, 2016

One lucky winner will win a LuMee Light Up LED Phone Case! This case will help you take a flawless selfie with perfect lighting! You will be able to use your front facing camera at night or in dimly lit rooms...

How to Explore New Orleans on $50 a Day

September 29, 2016

In the next paragraphs, I will tell you how you can explore MOST (if not all) of New Orleans on $50 a Day. There many tips and secrets you can use to turn your low budget trip into a vacation you will never forget...

Brunch, Booze and Beats: The Island Spot's Media Tasting

September 22, 2016

Brunch, Booze and Beats. What can beat that combo? This new spot in Oak Cliff is going to be a staple in my list of The Hottest Brunch Spots in the DFW...

Blogiversary: What Taylor Likes Turns One!

September 15, 2016

It’s my Blogiversary!  September 2016 officially marks the one year anniversary of What Taylor Likes. This time last year I took a brave, but scary, step and created a space that would allow me to share life experiences with my friends, family and readers. I can hardly believe how much I have grown because of this site…because of you!

Best 5 Beauty Products for Dark Skin

September 08, 2016

Body, skin, facial, and hair care....I have covered it all. See my reccomendations for what you should start using today!....

Photojojo Iris Phone Lens Giveaway!

September 01, 2016

Take better pictures with your phone! To get the Iris Lens System (regular $109 USD) for yourself for FREE, all you have to do is fill it to win it. It is simple. Fill out the form for a chance to win a phone lens system that can potentially change your Instagram game!..

Driving Drowsy: Surviving a Long Road Trip and Not Falling Asleep (Again)

August 26, 2016

This week my family and I will be taking my sister back to school. This means I will be driving 10+ hours to Des Moines, Iowa. Given my track record, I can see why you are deeply concerned about my well-being. You probably think that I should not drive at all. Don’t you worry! I have perfected the cure to driving while drowsy. If you have a drowsy driving problem or want to know how I stay alert see my tips on how I am going to survive the long road trip and not fall asleep!....

5 Reasons to Start Journaling

July 27, 2016

By recounting my achievements and failures, I am able to evaluate not only my life but also the lessons it has to offer. I encourage you to read my top 5 reasons why you should journal and start writing yourself!...

5 Ways to Survive Racial Harassment in the Workplace

August 11, 2016

Since I am African American, I think it is important for me to share how I find ways to survive in environments that are less accepting. In many ways, I feel like it is my duty. So…Without further ado, here are 5 ways you can survive harassment and protect yourself in the process...

Win A Cocktail Service Subscription | Cocktial Courier Review and Giveawaytchy title...

August 04, 2016

August is finally here so it is time for another giveaway. This month’s prize is inspired by 1) alcoholic and summer - some of my favorite things if I am being honest and 2) Cocktail Courier’s new loyalty program. If you can remember I gave away a Cocktail Courier kit in November (2015). I brought back this cocktail sweepstakes because I want someone to win a subscription. YES, A COCKTAIL SUBSCRIPTION. We could all use a little more Hakuna Ma’Voka in our lives. Don’t ya think?...

New Travel Post | Getting Touristy in My City: Exploring Dallas with Mari

July 28, 2016

Howdy Y'all - I'm just kidding. No one is Dallas says HOWDY anymore! Earlier this month my BFF from LA came to the dirty ole South to visit me here in Dallas. While she was in town I wrote up an itinerary of quintessential Texas places to see, eat, and drink!...

New Travel Post | California Love

July 14, 2016

Now that it is 90-100+ degrees here in Texas I think Biggie Smalls had a great idea when he said that he is “going back to Cali, strictly for the weather.” All this heat is reminding me about the wonderful trip I took to see my closest Vassar friends and teammates (Clara, Marie and Mark) in LA and San Francisco...

July Giveaway | 3 Month Coffee Subscription Delivered By MistoBox

June 30, 2016

Love Coffee? Enter to win the July Sweepstakes! A 3 month coffee subscritpion from MistoBox could be yours.  could be yours. MistoBox sends 12 oz bags of coffee direclty from thier 30+ artisan coffee roasters right to your door on your schedule. Just fill out the form to enter this sweepstakes. The July #THANKYOUTHURSDAY Sweepstakes will begin June 30, 2016 at 7:30pm CT and end July 27 2016 at 11:59pm CT. This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the U.S. only. All participants must be 18 or older. Participants can enter once daily...

They Call Me the “Good Negro” but That Doesn’t Exist and I Am Not Safe

June 23, 2016

They think of me as the “good Negro” – an acceptable Black person who is indistinguishable from the values, education and manner of those that are a part of the White American community...

New Feature! What Taylor Likes Adds "Travel Section" to Blogary

June 13, 2016

New feature! Come check out what’s new at What Taylor Likes. The site recently added a travel section to the main menu. You can now read a collection of restaurants reviews, view travel pictures, find things to do in different cities and more. ..

How A Travel App Saved me big Bucks: Hotel Tonight Overview

June 02, 2016

How many of you out there are procrastinators? How many of you like to save money when traveling? How many of you can resonate with the idea of procrastinating and saving?! Well guess what?! If you like doing both, there is an app for you! I have been using a travel app called Hotel Tonight for four years. I most recently took advantage of the app in order to book a last minute weekend-stay for CHEAP!... 

Gee, That's S'well! May Sweepstakes Featuring The S'well Bottle

May 26, 2016

Enter to win a Teakwood S'well Bottle. The Wood Collection is featured in a smooth matte finish.  Each bottle is one-of-a-kind and perfectly unique...

Celebrating Mother’s Day Every Day | A Poem by Taylor

May 12, 2016

To remind my mom - and all the other mothers out there – that she is everlastingly loved, I am picking a random day like today to say THANK YOU. So hey mom, I wrote a poem to lighten your day. I hope you enjoy reading it in this month of May...

Confessions of Personal Trainer

April 28, 2016

I had the chance to talk to my previous trainer and family friend, Robert Selders, about his confessions. Scroll down to read why he quit his job as an engineer, what he says when people wear see through leggings, pet peeves, and more!Confessions of Personal Trainer

April #ThankYouThursday Sweepstakes: 18 in Retro, Leather Briefcase/ Messenger Bag worth $229.99 USD

April 21, 2016

My love for sitting, lying, or sleeping outside inspired me to bring back the Komal’s Passion Leather Giveaway, see pervious giveaway. This time you can enter to win an 18 Inch Retro Leather Briefcase/Messenger Bag from Komal's Passion Leather! You can fill this bag up with your camera and snacks and head out to enjoy the springtime weather in style. This month’s giveaway is worth $229.99 USD!


I Wrote, You Read: Celebrating 10,000 Pageviews With My Blogary’s “Greatest Hits!”

April 14, 2016

You all went to my site 10,000+ times! To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to create my blogary’s “Greatest Hits.” Down below I listed the top 10 posts that accumulated the most views. I encourage you to stroll down memory lane with me and re-read an article OR catch up on the ones you missed.


A letter to Dad: Fatherlessness and Its Impact On Me

April 07, 2016

While I tried to ignore my reality, I have come to grips with the fact that I do suffer from the palpable emotional and physical absence of my father. His absenteeism in my life since my parents’ divorce has caused me to feel emotionally inadequate, to avoid forming relationships for fear of rejection, cynical about companionship and more...

Keurig K15 Coffee Maker Giveaway

March 25, 2016

This little coffee maker is too cute!!!! It will literally fit anywhere…your dorm room, office desk, or any other small space. It brews 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz. cup sizes in under two minutes. All you have to do is add water, choose the coffee/tea/hot coco you want to brew, press a button, and enjoy! As usual, you just fill out the form below to win this $80 USD prize!...

Being Depressed in Your Post-Grad Era: My Feelings & How I Survived

March 17, 2016

In a post from October I listed five horrific realities of adulthood that completely slapped and punched me in the face. While I covered everything from paying bills to my social life enigma, there are some things that I did not talk about. I did not share the emotional turmoil I went through as a post-grad and how I overcame the side effects. Thus, I am writing this as a “follow up” post to not only go into detail about how I felt but also to discuss the methods I used to remind myself how AMAZING I am despite my dishearten circumstance...

I Was Racially Profiled

March 10, 2016

When I entered the store I expected to find my things quickly, receive great customer service via the cashier and leave. I did not, however, expect to be racially profiled by the manager in charge. I did not expect to experience marketplace discrimination and consumer racism at the age of 18. That summer I did not expected to encounter the phrase “shopping while black.”

#ThankyouThursday: illuMask Giveaway

February 25, 2016

In this giveaway you could win an illuMask Kit that includes all three masks: The anti-acne light therapy mask, the anti-aging light therapy mask and the anti-aging eye mask!!! The masks in the kit come with cute stickers to decorate it with too! To read how the mask impacted the look and feel of my skin, keep reading...

Life Through My Eyes: Austin Edition

February 20, 2016

I entitled this post “Life Through My Eyes: Austin Edition” because I wanted it to be different. Different in the sense that I include more pictures and less words in this post so that you, my reader, can experience life through my eyes...

How I Lost My First 30 Pounds: 5 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Weight Loss

February 16, 2016

In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this post is about how I MENTALLY set myself up to lose my first 30 pounds. Four years ago I learned that my mental state of mind was imperative to my health journey. It was important for me because my mind drove all of my decisions and choices. I thought of it like this...If my mind wasn’t in the right place then my choices would not be either...

Lyfe Tea's 14 Day "Teatox:" First Thoughts & Overview

February 04, 2016

I invite you to come along with me through this 14 day detox as I hope to found out if a tea fueled detox is a scam or not. In this post you will find an overview of the company I choose to buy my teatox from, the ingredients of the tea and why it “works”, my before pictures, and what I experienced during the first stages of the detox...

WARNING: Stop Killing Your Body

January 28, 2016

Stop Killing your body. The quickest way to wipe out a group of people is to put them on a soul food diet.

Feeling Wonderlust?: Enter To Win Custom. Leather Bag Worth $249 USD

January 21, 2016

Once again it is time for my blogary to conduct another marvelous #ThankYouThursday Giveaway.  This time you can enter to win custom, leather duffle bag from Komal's Passion Leather! You can travel in style with a weekend bag that is worth $249 USD!...

Desserts for Busy People: Q&A with Owner and Creator of The All Natural Healthy Cookie

January 14, 2016

I will no longer have to choose between my taste buds and my health because I have found an entrepreneur who specializes in desserts that are not only delicious but good for you too! Her name is Jasonja Ward and she is the owner and creator of The All Natural Healthy Cookie, Inc...

My Life's Most Awesome Moments

January 07, 2016

In honor of the New Year, I would like to write a post that lists and reflects upon The Most Awesome Moments of My Life Circa 2015. My goal here is to remember the most funny, jovial and loving moments that have molded me into the young woman that I am today...

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