Today at a local berry farm it was the first day of strawberry picking season! I went with my friend Abby to the farm to pick a bucket full of strawberries! It only cost $12 (almost $2-$2.40 a pound) for a bucket filled with 5-6 pounds of strawberries! I had seen on Facebook that today was the first day and knew I had to go!
When we got back from the berry farm we had so many red (on the inside too, normally they are almost white when bought at the store) juicy flavorful strawberries we had no idea what to do with! We decided to make strawberry muffins, such a good decision!
If you have the chance to go to a berry farm definitely go! The strawberries taste so much better than the ones you would get from the store!!
Over my spring break I went on a cruise through the Caribbean! Cruises are an amazing way to see the beauty around the world. The first day we set sail to Key West. Key West is the most southern point in the United States. It’s only 98 miles to Cuba. In Key West I took a tour around the town and I learned so much! The city has no natural beaches because there is a reef that acts as a natural barrier that protects the Keys. After our day at the Key West we set sail around 4:30. On the second day we were at sea. During the sea day I spent the whole day soaking up the sun. It was so hot outside but on the boat there was a perfect breeze. With the breeze I was unable to feel how much sun I was actually getting, I ended up getting a pretty bad sunburn on my back. Sea day is also formal night in the dining room. Being for the most part vegetarian there wasn’t many dinning room options for me. I had a lot of fries this week. The third day was our second stop, Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. When I woke up and looked over the balcony I almost cried. The view of the Dominican Republic from the boat was so gorgeous. I could not believe how breathtaking it was, and pictures do not do it justice at all. When we got off the boat we just walked around the little shopping area. There was also a decent sized swimming area for everyone with a bar and restaurant. They also had a 360 bar that you could walk up to. Walking up to the bar was the highlight over Amber Cove. That is where you could see everything. It was so heartbreaking to leave because it was so beautiful there. The fourth day we went to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. In Turks and Caicos we did an excursion, the excursion took us to the other side of the island to the Bajrai Beach Escape. Here there was just the crystal clear waters and clear beaches. There weren’t as many people here which made it 10x better. At this place they had music, drinks, food, and rental water gear. I decided to face my fear of fish and go snorkeling. I thought it was the perfect time to do it, thankfully there were not many fish in sight. The water was perfect, it’s just how you would imagine in the pictures. It was hard to get back on the boat after being in paradise. The fifth day we were at sea again. During this sea day I laid in the sun again, after being burnt from the first sea day I was finally able to lay out in the sun again. One of my favorite places to visit on the ship was the Exploration Cafe. They had the best cookies and my favorite, macaroons! I think on this day I ate three to four cups of fries.. with no shame. The sixth day we stopped at a private island, owned by the cruise ship line, Half Moon Caye, Bahamas. This place was also breathtaking. It was almost like Turks and Caicos but a lot cleaner and nicer because nobody lives on the island except for 12 workers. At Half Moon Cay we did a glass boat bottom excursion. During the excursion we learned a lot about the caribbean ocean life and the island. I got a lot of cool GoPro footage underwater of fish and so many jellyfish! After the boat ride was over we got to eat a BBQ lunch or for me a fruit and vegetable lunch. After lunch we headed over to the beach where we relaxed for a couple of hours until we had to get back onto the ship. The ocean front that had all the beach chairs went on for, my guess, over a mile at least. I decided to go walk the beach, get more gopro footage, and relax by the water. The best part was that there was nobody around. It was like I had my own private island. After spending a half hour exploring I headed back to the beach chairs. When I got back I decided I wanted to rent a flat raft so I could lay on it in the ocean. When I went to the rental hut they just let me take it instead of paying the $5! It made the relaxation even more enjoyable. Around 3:30 we said our sad goodbyes, headed back to the ship and set sail back to the United States. Every destination exceeded my expectations. I cannot even choose a favorite, each one was gorgeous in their own way. My week of relaxation in the Caribbean was a success!
Starting out our day we got off the boat and headed straight to the train station. The train took us into the heart of Rome. The first stop we took was to see the Vatican. It was one of the most interesting buildings I have ever been in. With handpainted walls and ceilings that are centuries old. Although for having a limited time in Rome it took up the majority of our time. We spent a solid 2 hours inside, with no air conditioning in the heat of the summer.
After visiting the Vatican we headed over to a huge disappointment. We went to see the gorgeous Trevi Fountain. Unfortunately it was under construction. The whole fountain was drained and covered.
We proceed to find a spot to eat lunch. For the first time I had authentic Italian food!
After lunch we decided to explore the city! We walked to the streets and we visited the spanish steps! I am bummed because we didn’t reach the colosseum which was probably something I was most excited for. Although I did take some awesome pictures whilst enjoying the perfect streets of Rome.
We then made it full circle back to the train station and got on the train for our hour journey back to the boat.
I recently visited Arizona with my friend and her mom. We took a little road trip to go hiking. The mountain we hiked was Camelback Mountain. Although we didn’t even hike half way the view was beautiful and breath taking. I realized that I really enjoyed and took in the view other than taking pictures. I did take a good amount of pictures but I spent most of my time taking in and enjoying the view.
Here are the pictures I took.
Hat: LA Dogers Baseball Hat
Cowl-Neck Sweater: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Collection
Shoes: Nike Flykint – Black
You can check them out on my Instagram as well! @haileyrae_
I am thinking about making a spring break Youtube fashion inspired type of video if I go to Arizona again!
I have decided to start a youtube channel!! My first video has been posted! CLICK HERE
I did the Bean Boozled Challenge with my friend Anthony!
It would mean the world to me if you checked it out!
I want to start posting more videos!!
I have a passion for filming videos. I was thinking of uploading look book videos or videos like that.
I know for sure I am recording a spring break look book and a prom video. If you could leave me a comment on types of videos you would like to see or interesting videos people would enjoy watching. I want to make lifestyle and fashion videos! I am into makeup but I am not a makeup tutorial type of person. If you have an idea for me PLEASE let me know!
So I recently was hired for Chicago PD as an extra. On January 28th 2015 I got hired again!!!
If you haven’t seen my first post about my first experience which was TERRIBLE CLICK HERE!
If you would like me to leave a VLOG about my experience let me know because I have one!!
This time I was filming a night scene!! The location we were filming was out side at Millennium park on Michigan Ave (Which was closed while filming).
The day started by me going to school just like any other day. After school I got my winter apparel ready to head to Chicago. My apparel included a black Pea-Coat from Kenneth Cole, leggings with geometric patterns from windsor, tall fuzzy socks from target, a scarf handmade (not by me), and a bright pink headband from H&M (I had to wear something bright so you could notice me in the background!).
Unlike the first experience I had I didn’t lock my keys in my car!!! The only unlucky thing that happened with my car was I parked in the wrong parking garage. Extra’s get their parking validated, but I parked in the wrong place. It was 4:30 (which was call time) and I waited with other extras and one of the small actors (The main actors “son”) for the shuttle to come pick us up. The shuttle didn’t arrive until an hour after they said it would. It would’ve been easier to walk because the holding area was only 5 minutes away. By the time we got to holding area it was 5:30. Thankfully filming wasn’t until 7 so we didn’t have to wait long. The holding area this time was at the Chicago Cultural Center. We were in the Gar Memorial Hall. It was absolutely breath taking!!!
Once it was time we headed outside to Millennium Park. We all got our skates on and skated in circles for about 3-4 hours. My legs hurt so badly!!!! My guess is the scene they filmed will only be around 30-45 seconds maybe a minute!
I had an amazing experience! Since I was skating majority of the time I was pretty warm!
The episode will most likely appear the last month of February or the first two weeks in March!!
Be sure to look out for my pink head band and white long socks!!!
I have a very good feeling about this year. I feel like this is the year I will pull up my big girl pants and really find myself and become happy.
I have struggled in the past with trying to find myself. I am always dealing with how to be happy. I tried to go into this year being happy and not worrying about others as much as I used to. I’m trying to focus on myself. It has been 6 days since the new year has started and I can honestly say I have never been happier. I have eaten much healthier in these past six days then ever. I have always had stomach problems and i never felt good. I want to be able to not have stomach problems. I have seen numerous doctors for my issues and none have came up with a diagnosis. I have went to the gym almost every single day this week. Although I am sore I keep going. I’ve been eating protein bars and everything!! I am so motivated to have a nice in shape body. I have to look good for prom! DUH! Yesterday I accidentally stayed at the gym for 2 hours. I normally look at the time but yesterday I didn’t. It felt like I was there for maybe an hour! It truly is fun going to the gym. Not only does it make me sore but it makes me feel like I have accomplished a lot. When I come home from the gym I am as happy as can be! Working out really does give you endorphins!! Im so focused on my own personal gain and my own health when I am at the gym. Nothing can get to me. Especially when I am listening to Britney Spears!! I have figure out that the kermit the frog meme with the ice tea is going to be my life. When I find out information or see something all I can think of is the kermit the frog meme! Because I truly don’t care about what that person is doing with their life but I still kind of car but I’m not going to say anything. I’m just going to use the frog and the coffee emoji.
I really have a feeling that 2015 will be my year.