About Me


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


It’s not so much that I thrive on awkwardness; it’s more that I’m awkward and thriving. I’m an introvert, writer, yoga teacher, and a lover of rosé. I’m bad at wearing coats even though I live in the PNW. I love bright colors, most pickled things, houseplants, eclectic art, the Red Sox, and handwriting letters. I think the biggest joys in life can be found in the smallest things and you’ll find me celebrating the tiny victories on the regular.

The Awkward Olive started as a place for me to practice story telling (what I’m cooking, crafting, reading, thinking, discovering on any given day) and like me it is ever evolving. One of my goals for 2019 is to get better at proof-reading. I currently spend my days styling women throughout the Willamette Valley, personal shopping and merchandising as the Manager of a boutique in McMinnville, OR. I spend a lot of my free time wrangling my troll baby of a bulldog, pretending like I know what I’m doing in the garden and trying to develop my skills as a domestic goddess.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Peter Harris says:

    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.


      • Alicia Chivers says:

        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. Jen Collins says:

    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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