In the book "The Tipping Point," the author, Malcolm Gladwell answers many questions that people often ponder. This is a great book to help one understand trends and why people do the things they do in order to exercise success and grow their brand. I read this book when I traveled to Tampa over the weekend and found it very insightful!

Gladwell's first lesson is letting your idea spread like fire once it reaches the tipping point. It's the where your idea crosses from being interesting to a few people to a "can't live without" product for many. This is true for many applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, etc. These apps once started out small and then took off and now almost everyone has all of these applications.

His second lesson is focusing on those who specialize in coming up with great ideas. It talked about how they are connectors, salesmen and mavens. These three types of professionals will most definitely set you up for su…

Kylie Adkins- Resume

Here is Kylie Adkins resume.

Important things to bring on a camping trip!!

If you're ever feeling spontaneous and are ready to go with your S.O., friends, family, kids, etc. on a fun camping trip, look no further than this helpful article from one of my favorite bloggers. She provides you with everything you need to bring in order to have a successful trip.

Personally, I love camping and I think that this article helps you check off everything on the list so you're not lacking anything once you arrive. Here it is!!

The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Campers * Ordinary TravelerThinking of taking an adventure in the great outdoors? While specific gear will depend on climate, terrain, whether you're car camping or backpacking, and your camp setup (e.g. tent or RV), these packing tips will help you cover all of the necessities - with specific recommendations on the gear we use on all of our camping trips.

ENJOY! Happy travels!


I believe in order to be a passionate and successful blogger, it is very important to make sure you follow other bloggers who are also passionate about the same things you are. Since I was in high school, I've been following the blogger Amber Fillerup Clark. Her and her family travel all around the globe and always capture the best photos. Not only are their photography skills on point, they also give great traveling tips. She is not only someone to follow for travel inspo, but also because she is genuinely a good person and sets a great example for young women who share the same passion of blogging! Here is her page!

Barefoot Blonde by Amber Fillerup Clark -Barefoot Blonde is a part of affiliate advertising programs. This means that if you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms, I have the potential to make a commission from that click and/or purchase. All opinions are my own.

She also isn't just a traveler, she o…

Luke Bryan concert in Gainesville

Last Thursday, I went to the Luke Bryan concert in Gainesville and had such an amazing time. I am a huge country music fan, as I've said before, and I was so happy I got to see Luke Bryan for the second time! It was a super last minute impulse decision and was probably one of the best decisions I've made in a while. I was working in the Newsroom all day and was supposed to have my birthday party that night and was not feeling it that night. So within the hour, I decided to move my party to Friday, get tickets for my friend and I and head over to the concert. It was held at this family-owned farm that had a ton of acreage and was out in the middle of no where. We parked out in a field and walked over to the stage where we ran into so many of our friends. What we thought was going to be a girl night turned into a huge party with all of our friends. Old friends, new friends, it was great. We worked our magic and got right up front to see the performers. First, Chase Rice, a count…


This summer when I went to Nashville we went to a lot of different restaurants and checked out what the city had to offer.

Upon arrival, we went to TopGolf and played for two hours. It was a lot of fun, but I totally sucked. I highly recommend going to the TopGolf in Nashville. It was a nice atmosphere and gave off a good vibe. Although it's kind of expensive, you get plenty of time to become "good."

Topgolf Nashville: The Ultimate in Golf, Games, Food and FunThe premier entertainment and event venue in Nashville with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks, music and more!

We took a long walk around the city and I got to see my DREAM JOB location which is CMT in the heart of the city. It really inspired me to work harder and towards that end goal. (It's the dream I've had my whole life.)

We also ate at an fun restaurant called Hattie B's and they served hot chicken. I thought it was good but super spicy, but my friend …

San Francisco Update

Before I start blogging about Nashville, I wanted to share this article with you from a blogger that I really look up to! I followed this article when I was in San Francisco and it was really organized and gave me great places to visit. I'm sure it will help you out too if you decide to visit!!