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Friday, July 31, 2020

Denver Diaries: 88 Drive-In Theatre

So, it's summer in Colorado but it's also a global pandemic. How do you get out of the house, safely, and do something fun? The answer is the 88 Drive-In in Commerce City — north Denver, not far from the Shops at Northfield. It's totally classic — a dirt lot with a old-school snack stand and a massive screen. For just $9 you can see three movies starting at 8:30pm. While the movies don't start screening until that time, I highly recommend getting there early as we arrived at around 7:50pm and the lot was almost full. They label the parking areas by the size of your vehicle so your view shouldn't be obstructed. The snack bar dishes up various delights (think pizza, hotdogs, burgers, etc.) and we opted for the medium popcorn, because, why not? We also brought pillows and blankets, put the seats down and created our own oasis in the fresh Colorado air. Everything about the experience feels nostalgic and kind of like you wandered into the set of Grease. Would y'all go? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Target Dress Round-Up

We all know I'm obsessed with Target but I think they are killing it with their dress options this summer. I mean look at these ladies! I would wear each of them to a socially-distanced picnic or for my once a month trip to the grocery store or even on an online date...you know via Zoom because why not? Which one is your favorite? — xoxo darling, Hayden
1. Red Printed Dress, 2. Yellow Dress, 3. Burnt Orange Dress, 4. Pink Gingham Dress, 5. Blue Dress, 6. Black & White Dress, 7. Green Dress, 8. Pink Tank Dress, 9. Red Dress, 10. Pink Shirtdress

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Sunday morning tacos from El Taco de Mexico.
Happy Wednesday my dudes. It has been a pretty good week. I saw some friends for dinner (outside & socially distanced), tried some new restaurants and got caught up on some things. This week I have no plans...wild I know, but I'm sure something will pop up! How are you? — xoxo darling, Hayde
Y'all, they put Pride & Prejudice on Netflix and I've already watched it twice.
A dinner at Roots in Broomfield.
My spirit group's alumni happy hour.
Saturday dinner from Cuba Cuba.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Latest TikToks

Here are my latest TikToks, I start making my own tomorrow so be sure to tune in — xoxo darling, Hayden.


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Friday, July 24, 2020

Denver Diaries: Paint Mines + Elizabeth Roadtrip

 
Possibly one of my favorite things in Colorado, Paint Mines Interpretive Park is an easy drive southeast of Denver. Plus, the park is free to explore and everyone in the family will love it. Giant rocks of varying pinks, yellows and bright whites emerge as you walk along the pathways. The colors are caused by oxidized iron compounds that are found in varying amounts throughout the rocks. It kind of feels like it could be in Star Wars, but also on an Instagram model's feed. You can spend hours getting lost in the canyon-like bits or hiking around the top looking down at everyone trying to find the best angle with the pink rocks. 

Once you're done exploring the geologic formations I suggest driving north to Elizabeth for lunch at El Abuelo Family Restaurant. They do classic Tex-Mex food in a friendly atmosphere. Once your done hop back in your car and drive down to Main Street for adorable storefronts and a great little brewery.
 
Elizabeth Brewing Company is in a two story building with a great taproom up top. They make various types of beer but if they have a pine-y IPA, I suggest it. 
After you've downed a sudsy beverage, make your way back to Denver. Hope you've enjoyed this lil roadtrip — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Monthly Inspo No. 9

It has been a while since I've done a Monthly Inspo but I was feeling inspired to make one. Weirdly enough, my Pinterest is my highest performing social media form and y'all, I'm still just as in love with it as I was back in high school. So many beautiful photos exist on the platform and I find myself looking at it for ideas all the time. Do you still use Pinteres?
 The photo of people clinking glasses on here is something I miss so much. Summer in Colorado is supposed to be about drinking with your friends al fresco after a food festival, but alas. I can't wait until we can all be together again, ya know? Anyway, hope you enjoy — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Images found here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Week Re-Cap

A paloma from Uno Mas in Platt Park.
Happy hump day y'all. It has been a good week but a weird week. I've been feeling a bit anxious...no idea why (is it my birth control? is it the world? is it our president). But I've finally started allowing myself to see my friends — if you know me I'm a bit...more than a bit...neurotic — so that has been wonderful. Plus, I've been to a few press/media dinners recently and just socializing (from a safe distance) and people watching has been wonderful. How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden
A taco Tuesday well spent...
A spicy pizza from Homegrown Tap & Dough.
Saturday night at the drive-in.
A socially-distanced birthday party complete with Mac Nation goodies.
Monday margaritas because...we all deserve that energy
Breakfast for dinner at Fuzzy's.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Links From Around the Web

It's time to lose half your morning to clicking through to a bunch of links about interesting topics...because what else are you going to do during quarantine? — xoxo darling, Hayden

A new (to-me) baking website that looks ahhhmazing.

Venita's collection of Black-owned businesses, Zoella's round-up, and Carly's favorites!

Love these masks with a flap to insert your straw through — to-go iced coffee & a walk anyone?

20 books to read this summer. Plus, more from Fashion Magpie.

Voter suppression is one of my hot-button issues & these 5 books are on my list to read.

An interesting look at how much it pays (or doesn't pay) to be an influencer.

Some of the best queer romcoms to watch/read.

Okay, I want this kitchen, like right now.

Adding this book (and this one) to my must-read list.

NORMAL PEOPLE IS COMING BACK! I REPEAT NORMAL PEOPLE IS COMING BACK!!

Such a feel-good post.

Anyone want to buy a house with a massive garden and turn it into one of these?

30 dress under $100 rounded up by Gal Meets Glam.

Very excited for this movie!

Kind of want to make pizza...with these tips.

This Hamptons house is something of dreams.

My class ring is looking a tad bit dingy so I might have to use this wash.

Told Marcus I want to go to Salem in the fall after this whole pandemic is over...

This post about microaggressions broke my heart.

I've never purchased from Everlane but I love Jess and her honesty in this post is I think how all influencers should be when it comes to working with brands. 

Some of my favorite food writers talk about their favorite meals...

Shop these online plant stores to complete your summer garden — or balcony if you're like me!

Learn about this awesome Black architect.

The new Beyonce movie looks epic.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Best Ice Cream Shops in Denver

National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday so I thought I'd share some of my favorite ice cream shops around the Denver area. Did I miss one of your favorites? Or did I list one? Let me know below — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Ba-Nom-a-Nom

This food truck roves around Denver's events and they make ice cream out of fruit...that's it. There's no dairy, which is insane because Ba-Nom-a-Nom is some of the creamiest ice cream I've ever had. Get the classic banana with chocolate and you will not regret it. The chocolate with sprinkles is also a whole new kind of awesome. 
Cornicello is a great post-meal treat in the Milk Market. I recommend the birthday cake flavor as it doesn't have that fake, sickly sweet flavoring that some cake batter ice creams have. To be honest, it reminded me of the Romeo and Juliet flavor of gelato Barnes & Noble used to have...anyone else remember a B&N Cafe before Starbucks took over?

Dang

This softserve place comes from the people behind Little Man Ice Cream and it's delightful. Located in Park Hill — my second favorite neighborhood in Denver — it serves up different flavors of softserve with tons of toppings. I had the vegan peppermint in a cone with oreos and pretzel sticks and was incredibly happy. 
In North Cap Hill, Frozen Matter is a delightful treat (there's even a speakeasy through the back freezer). The staff are incredibly nice, and they do some fun concoctions. I highly recommend the marshmallow cloud topping...because it is a cloud of marshmallow and that is wondrous.
One of my favorite spots in Aurora is Happy Tea. Their bubble waffle sundaes are a delight with fresh fruits and plenty of sprinkles. 

High Point Creamery

This is a very famous Denver spot as they do the ice cream flight; meaning five flavors of ice cream, one of their sauces and a few waffle cone chips. It's a great way to find out what your favorite HPC flavor is. I think salted caramel is my favorite.
Ice Cream Riot has crazy flavors, cereal milk anyone?, but my favorite thing is the Pop-Tart ice cream sandwich. Let me say, I don't even like Pop-Tarts...in fact, I kind of hate them. But there is something about the texture of soft ice cream and a crunchy Pop-Tart that just goes well together. I loved it. 

Inside Scoop Creamery

There are two locations of this old school ice cream shop, but I like the one in Littleton. Located just off the main drag, they have a bunch of flavors and it's near some mural art that makes for a great background if you want to snap a photo of your cone before diving in. 
Probably the most iconic ice cream spot in Denver, Little Man is in a literal milk can. Like a giant one. It's right in front of Linger in the Lower Highlands neighborhood (right across from downtown). Their salted oreo is something of dreams.
This is that classic small-town ice cream parlor you grew up going to. Brightly colored walls, what seems like miles of buckets of ice cream and plenty of cone options. Since we've been in quarantine I go get a few quarts of their Elk Tracks flavor at least once a month. 
While we might not consider shaved ice ice cream...I'm going to include it. I've never had something so soft, light and refreshing in my life. Under all of that delicious strawberry sauce is a mound of this shaved ice that is like nothing you've ever tried. I think this place is a must-try if you've never had it before.

Melted

A new pop-up in the Source foodhall, Melted does some strange flavors of softserve in pretty cones as well as thai buns. I still don't know how I feel about it but the pink tiles and the added bonus of it being in the Source make it an easy choice.
A fast-casual Denver chain, Mici, has good food but even better gelato.

Milkbox Creamery

Located inside Union Station, Milkbox dishes up Little Man Ice Cream in a subway tile setting. I had the creamsicle (it was summer) and sat out in the station with a book. So good.

Nella's Frozen Yogurt

Like all of the chains but with a local feel, Nella's is a classic froyo shop. They have tons of flavor options and of course, all the toppings. It brings that nostalgic feeling of getting froyo after a high school football game with my girlfriends. 
Home of Taco Tuesday — that's right the ice cream taco — Nugg's is a classic ice cream spot on East Colfax. I 10/10 recommend the taco because it isn't over the top. They only put one scoop, so it's a nice treat without being over-the-top. Also, Caroline's Birthday Cake is a great flavor!
Located in Belmar, Paciugo is a hidden gem. It has really good coffee and even better gelato. Plus, the staff is super nice. It's the perfect place to pop into for a shopping break.

Snowl

I think Snowl was designed with social media in mind because it seems like every corner has a staple of the perfect aesthetic restaurant. This was also the first place (and only) I have had Taiyaki — those adorable fish shaped cones. I had it filled with red bean paste, taro and covered in fruity pebbles. The cone was so good because it wasn't overly sweet.

Ahhh, the classic Instagram friendly ice cream spot the bestie and I love so much. Sweet Cooies kind of feels like you've stepped onto the set of Mad Men with mod furniture, turquoise walls and lots of gold accents. But holy moly, the Gooey Cooie. Basically, a warm brioche bun is stuffed with ice cream of your choosing, drizzled with royal icing and covered in toppings of your choosing. It is gooey and delicious and everything you could ever want. It is owned by Little Man Ice Cream so if you like that, you'll love this.
Every location of this local chain has done me well. Truly, every flavor I've tried and every form of ice cream to come out of their kitchen has made my day. The York Patty and Hammonds Peppermint Bark are my favorites but there are tons of other amazing options. If you like salty with your sweet, try the pretzel cone. 
Looking for Dole Whip in Denver? Look no further! Sweet Sweetz is just north of downtown in a historic neighborhood. The staff is incredibly nice and their softserve pulls are generous. 

Wonder Tea

I love Thai-rolled ice cream. This particular spot is in a grocery store. Wonder is another Instagram place, there is a cute green wall with twinkle lights and a golden sign. I had the mango ice cream, which was so light and airy that I wanted to go back for more. The people running the shop are so sweet and gave me suggestions on what to top it with — overall a fantastic experience.

Zero Degrees

Yes, this is a chain but it's so unique I wanted to include it. I have never had Ube in my life but when I saw a photo of that beautiful lavender milkshake I knew I had to get my hands on it. The place gets packed but you can always find a parking spot and the line moves quickly. Most people, myself included, were getting items to go. The milkshake was so unique and I love how they embrace the over-the-top-ness with the toppings. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

North Carolina Trip Re-Cap

Okay, there are 80+ photos in this re-cap and I'm sorry for that. But I thought I would just share it all in case you were curious about how our almost 10 day vacation went two weeks ago. We had the best time in our favorite place and did some other explorations in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. I've organized the photos by day and just put some captions in. I do want to write a guide to western North Carolina one day so stay tuned for that. Enjoy — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Day One

Athens, Georgia

We started our morning with a Bojangles biscuit, which kind of became the food of our trip. 
Followed that up with a journey around the State Botanical Garden Garden.
I cannot with these flowers, so in bloom!
Finally got to try Creature Comforts Brewing and we loved it. 
Had lunch at White Tiger...so good.
Did a little walk through UGA's campus.

Day Two

Greenville & Travelers Rest, South Carolina + Hendersonville, North Carolina

The oldest bridge in South Carolina is a must-see.
The only surviving covered bridge in South Carolina.
Birds Fly South Ale Project has a cute beer garden.
And Swamp Rabbit in Travelers Rest had this cute mural. 
I think I've now been to every major location of Oskar Blues in the U.S.
These bear statues will all over Hendersonville. 
Stopped at Dry Falls Brewing.
And Triskelion.

Day Three

Blowing Rock & Boone, North Carolina

We stayed in an Airbnb in Seven Devils and this was our view.
Our first hike was the Flat Top Tower Trail at Moses Cone Manor on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
You can spot Blowing Rock in the distance.
The hike ends at a fire tower where you can see for miles.
The manor house is a massive white, wooden spectacle. 
Next up was our first time ever to The Blowing Rock.
There's a whole legend behind it but the best part, to me, was the view.
Also these hydrangeas. 
We then headed to Boone for a late lunch that included this spinach dip from River Street Ale House.
Ended the day at Lost Province.

Day Four

Boone, Roaring Gap & West Jefferson, North Carolina

Began our morning at Hatchet Coffee where we got this BLM sticker.
I had an iced Warm Hug — espresso, milk, honey & cinnamon
We then went to Stone Mountain State Park (in NC, not GA) which was another first for us.
Look at it!
After a long hike we went down into West Jefferson.
Grabbed a beer & lunch at New River.
And then went to Booneshine Brewing back in Boone.
We made a stop at the greatest grocery store of all time, Publix.

Day Five

Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville, Morganton, & Valdese, North Carolina

This day dawned with a trip to the Cascades, one of the most beautiful spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC.
Just look at 'em.
Next up was the Flat Rock Loop Trail, which gives you a beautiful look over Linville. 
After it rained we headed up for a look over Linville Gorge.
And we were up in the clouds.
To conclude our outdoor time we hiked up Linville Falls.
Finally it was time for beer at Fonta Flora in Morganton...
...and Sidetracked Brewing.
Then it was time for dinner at Myra's Diner.
Look at that gooey grilled chese.

Day Six

Banner Elk, North Carolina, Appalachian Trail & Johnson City, Tennessee

Love the early morning light in Banner Elk.
And the breakfast at the Banner Elk Cafe.
We decided to hike a few miles on the Appalachian Trail, just west of the NC border in Tennessee.
Spotted this little guy.
Had Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City — MM is one of our traditions when we visit this part of the country.
Tried out Johnson City Brewing.
And Yee Haw.

Day Seven

Banner Elk, Valle Crucis & Boone, North Carolina

Breakfast in Banner Elk...just look at that beauty!
Then onto my favorite spot — Valle Crucis.
We hiked up to Crab Orchard Falls, one of my all-time favorites.
Then it was back down to Valle Crucis Community Park to put our feet in the river.
Gotta love the original Mast Store.
Lunch was this delightful chipotle chicken from Valle de Bravo in Banner Elk.
Followed by a beer at Kettell Beerworks.
And a visit to Blowing Rock Brewing.
Finished with custom sandwiches at Come Back Shack.

Day Eight

Boone, North Carolina

Our last full day dawned with a stop at Stick Boy Bakery for sandwiches and then a walk around Appalachian State University's campus — I went to summer camp here way back in the day for three weeks.
We headed back to Lost Province where we had the most epic charcuterie. 
Ben & Jerry's Netflix & Chill'd was a delicious treat.
Downtown Boone is as precious as ever.
And we ended the night with a Bo Box.

Day Nine

Boone & Charlotte, North Carolina

Our only time eating inside a restaurant — and we were the only people in the room — was at my favorite the Dan'l Boone Inn. It's a family style restaurant that is just amazing.
We then drove to Charlotte to catch my flight but stopped into Old Mecklenburg Brewery for lunch.
And we finished with one last one at Sugar Creek.
If you've made it this far, let me tell you how much this trip was needed and how thrilled I am I was able to take it with my parents. We ate outside/drank outside, wore our masks, stayed distanced and did our best to prevent the spread of the virus. Please, please, please do the same!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Cheers to this week.
Oof. Y'all. Let me be very honest, this week has been great but also ehh-y. I finally got to see two of my friends after five months without them and that was lovely. But in regards to everything else I've just been feeling a bit defeated. I was tired all week and just felt behind in kind of everything. But this weekend was nice, I watched a bunch of Star Wars, got ahead on the blog and just tried to chill out a bit. One of my friend's birthdays is coming up in August and we've planned a weekend (socially distanced) away up in the mountains so I'm really looking forward to that. How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Went on a walk through Belmar Park.
Was given this incredible box from LittleJohn Produce Box.
Got invited to a press dinner at Zeppelin Station.
Look at this tropical drink!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Stripes for Summer

Y'all know I love a stripe dress (I mean...here, here, here) and this is the latest version of my favorite classic. It's incredibly soft and is just perfect for summer days spent in a garden picnicking. At (on sale) $29 it's a great pick-up for your wardrobe. My shoes are old from Pierre Dumas but I've linked some similar options below. What do y'all think? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Photos taken on Appalachian State's campus.

Friday, July 10, 2020

My Current Favorite Podcasts

Image via love radiation on Twitter.

So since my last blog post back in March I've found four more podcasts I'm kind of obsessed with. This whole walking four miles a day has made me find some new good listenings to keep me distracted from my hatred of working out. They range in topics but I highly recommend each of them. Let me know some of your favorites (or if we share one) — xoxo darling, Hayden.

RomComPods

This was introduced to me by reading about it on some of my favorite blogs and let me just say I look forward to each episode. Like I get a bit giddy each Monday knowing I get to listen. It is literally a romcom movie that has met a cheesey romance book in radio form. The main character dumps her fiancĂ© a few days before the wedding and goes on their Italian honeymoon by herself (a la Under the Tuscan Sun). She's on a tour with all other couples and a hot tour guide. What follows is a beautifully described trip — the food, scenery and people are described in amazing detail — with a side of romance. We have hit a snag in the plot...like any good romcom...and I can't wait to see (or rather hear) what happens next. 

Slow Burn Season 4

I think this is a must-listen for every U.S. citizen right now. This season of the popular politically-centered podcast is all about the rise (and eventual fall) of David Duke aka one of the most famous KKK members in history. It shows how the U.S. created a racist narrative in the 50s and 60s that still persists in society today. Plus, the interviews are just so well done. My dad and I listen to it every week and then talk for about an hour about it, going over the parts we were wowed by and such. 

And That's Why We Drink

Introduced to me by my best friend Marcus, because he thinks the two besties that run it sound like us, I really enjoy this podcast that I didn't think I would. Each week one host discusses a ghost story and the other discusses a true crime. Now those two things are not normally my cup of tea (my true crime journey ended with the first season of Serial) but the hosts are just adorable. I love their friendship and that one drinks wine and one drinks milkshakes is just an added layer of fun. As a person who is fairly uninformed about true crime and extremely uninformed about ghosts I find myself learning a ton of info each episode (there are a ton so if you start now you should be good for quite a while). I find myself reaching for this one after I've listened to the two above. 

Doughboys

Now this one is one I was super into and have since fallen a bit behind on but basically these two guys (and a guest) talk about a chain restaurant each week. They visit the establishment, order a bunch of food and then talk through their meal/feelings about the place. If you know me personally you'll know I'm weirdly obsessed with chains (restaurants, grocery stores, etc.) so this is right up my street. If you like comedy writing it's also a good one because all of the guys in it are big players in the LA comedy scene (something I know nothing about). They frequently talk about video games, which I could care less about, but their banter makes it worth it. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

My Favorite Summer Dress

I'm always (and I do mean always) on the lookout for a good shirt dress. I find that they are either way too tight or way too baggy. But this bad boy from Old Navy (currently only $29) is just right. It's baggy in the way you can gorge yourself on farmers market finds — socially distanced & wearing a mask of course — but it still will hit your curves at the right angles. I've linked all the things I'm wearing below if you want to shop — my specific bandana is from fangirl — but everything else is exact! What do y'all think? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Week Re-Cap

Oof, I had grand plans of having my North Carolina re-cap ready for y'all but...I've been really tired (haven't been sleeping great) and I woke up this morning with a headache & a bunch of work so unfortunately none of that happened! So, we shall wait on NC and just go with this photo of flowers I snapped on my walk on Monday evening. 

I will say it has been odd getting back to my routine after being away purely because the routine I've established in quarantine isn't my routine from months ago. I miss going to work more than ever before and I miss my friends so much...I think we're going to be planning some socially distanced hangouts because our collective mental health has been on a decline.

 I will also say that while I recognize my privilege in being sad that fall events I go to every year are being cancelled that doesn't take away from the sadness I feel. The Texas State Fair was cancelled and while that is for the best, I found myself really upset. I think I keep hoping we'll turn a corner and have something to look forward to (especially because the fall is my favorite time of the year) but it's just not happening. 

But more importantly, we need to keep wearing masks, keep being distance and just protect everyone around us from this horrid pandemic. I hope y'all are doing well and know that if you ever need to talk to someone, my email is just a click away — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Latest TikToks

Check out my latest TikToks — xoxo darling, Hayden.



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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 85: The Anne Sexton ##MakeSomeoneSmile ##DadsOfTikTok ##ShaveItOff ##YogaFlow ##ForYouPage

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 86: Fighting the Patriarchy ##BrowFitness ##RainforestFacts ##MakeSomeoneSmile ##fyp

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 87: The Elizabeth Warren ##SNOOZZZAPALOOZA ##DontLeaveMe ##BrowFitness ##MakeSomeoneSmile

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 88: The Guerrilla Girls ##FeelTheFlip ##SummerLooks ##SNOOZZZAPALOOZA ##BehindTheSong ##fyp

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 89: The Susan Sontag ##MiracleCurlsChallenge ##DogsOfTikTok ##FeelTheFlip ##animethings

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 90: The Bluestockings ##SNOOZZZAPALOOZA ##PhotoStory ##MiracleCurlsChallenge ##PlantTips

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 91: The Womxn’s March ##CheckMeOutChallenge ##Rags2Riches ##SNOOZZZAPALOOZA ##fyp

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 92: The Margaret Sanger ##TravelMemories ##CheckMeOutChallenge ##SNOOZZZAPALOOZA ##foryou

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 93: The Womxn in the Military ##LittleBitFancy ##Prince4Ever ##FavoriteRecipe ##foryoupage

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 94: The Billie Jean King ##MAYBEITSMAYBELLINE ##GreenScreenSky ##LittleBitFancy ##foryou

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 95: The Malala ##HealthyHabits6Step ##DeliveryHeroes ##MAYBEITSMAYBELLINE ##YouGotIt ##fyp

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 96: The Debbie Harry ##RaiseYourVoice ##HealthyHabits6Step ##BackyardVibes ##foryoupage

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 97: The Gender Equality ##WearAMask ##FamilyThings ##HealthyHabits6Step ##foryoupage ##fyp

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 98: The Hooligan Sparrow ##SUBstepchallenge ##4thOfJuly ##HamilFilm ##foryoupage ##fyp

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Making feminist cocktails until the quarantine ends episode no. 99: The I Am Woman ##Cottagecore ##SUBstepchallenge ##SummerVlog ##foryoupage ##fyp ##foryou

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