About Me

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars”- Jack Keroac


Hey there, I’m Tayler… welcome to The Awkward Olive.

Its not so much that I thrive on awkward situations, it’s more that I seem to find myself in a lot of them, and thrive anyway… I think that life is all about embracing the every day encounters that give life a little bit of flavor… AKA loving on the little stuff… a lot.   Mostly this is a place for me to tell stories about my life, what I’m cooking, crafting, reading, thinking, enjoying, and feeling on any given day. I don’t always proofread, though I probably should start. I like pickles, champagne, peanut sauce, the Red Sox, adventures and some other things. I’ve spend the last seven years directly and indirectly orbiting the Oregon food and wine scene, (delicious!) but mostly I’m just living and loving life in the Willamette Valley. Technically I’m a fashion consultant and boutique manager,but I also teach yoga and barre, and spend a lot of my free time wrangling my troll baby of a bulldog, pretending  like I know how to garden, and working on developing my skills as a domestic goddess.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Tayler. Love your blog – it’s exactly the kind of content we’re looking for. Are you interested in guest blogging on yoga/health related stuff? It’s for a new site featuring live online yoga classes (where you could also teach if you wanted to). I’ll leave my email if you’re interested.


      • Hi Tayler,
        I’m grateful to have come across your blog today while looking up willow branch wreath ideas. Your entries are inspiring, entertaining and funny. As a 27-year old woman – active yoga, health nut, loves her dog, and one who tries to appreciate the simple joys of life – but newly single and in what seems to be in a never-ending ‘transitional’ period of life, your words resonate with me. Thanks for sharing and feel free to reach out to my e-mail if you’re interested in making another friend.

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  2. You are just as wonderous as you were in high school! I still love reading your work and knowing about all your life’s adventures! Hugs, JC


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