Hi, I’m Laken!

Carolina born + raised. Boy Mama.

Inhale Caffeine, Exhale Negativity.

Down 45+ pounds and counting. Just out here livin’ my happiest + healthiest life!

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Sunny day + cold beer + hot dogs + baseball = one hell of a weekend, must I say.

We spent the weekend traveling through the streets of Greenville, SC and Atlanta, Georgia.


We had tickets for the Braves game over the weekend and I was super excited. I’ve always been a regular at minor league baseball games, but major league… yeah, it’s a whole different atmosphere from minor league. Our AirBnB host told us you could literally hang out there all day, and she wasn’t lying. It was literally like a little town surrounding the ball-field. A live music venue, strips of bars, shops, and other cool little stores. I was amazed. Thanks to Terrapin Brewery, we had some pretty dope seats. Our view was in between home and first base, right behind the Braves dugout.


Our journey started at the half way point from home to Atlanta... Greenville, South Carolina. I used to frequently visit here with a few of my previous jobs, so I knew a little bit about the area. We booked an AirBNB for the night and wanted to explore the town. We spent the evening having dinner at TakoSushi and after-dinner drinks at Yee-Haw Brewing. 

The wedding we attended a few weeks ago, we were known as the “king and queen of Jenga” even though the ultimate winner was myself. 

We came across Yee-Haw brewing when searching for places to go in the area. We knew right when we read the name we had to go. The bar in in itself was super cute, modern and the music was definitely on point. I’ve been branching out from my cider days, to try some ales but mostly sour/gose style beers. As soon as Matt spotted the Jenga, I knew it was redemption time for him. When I tell you we had the whole bar watching us, I can’t even make it up. 

We work at a bar that has an arcade, with both small and large block Jenga, but never play. We killed it. This picture doesn’t do enough justice on how wobbly this stack was. I have to admit though, he won this round, but I’m sure we’ll be back in action soon somewhere, and do trust I’ll kick his tail in the next round. 

Fast forward to the arrival of Atlanta...

If you know me, then you know my love for Taco Mac. Ever since I moved away from Charlotte, any chance I get to go back, Taco Mac was a must stop for me and whomever I’d be with, haha. (Keep on reading to understand why I said “was”) We researched the closest Taco Mac to us and went on our way. When I arrive, I was a little confused on why the sign didn’t match any other locations or just the overall look of the restaurant compared to the ones I’ve previously seen. Come to find out, we ended up stopping at the ORIGINAL Taco Mac. The OG. I thought that was pretty cool, because honestly I didn’t know they originated in Georgia. When talking to the bartender, we found out they shut down the remainding locations in North Carolina. (*cues tears*) ALL of them. Talk about one unhappy camper. Not only did I rave about the wings, but the ranch…mmm, it’s amazing guys.


We spent most of our Saturday at the actual ballfield because I’m not kidding, there’s so much you can do around there that fits just about anything you can think of. Bars, Clothing Shops, Escape Room, an outside park where their was a band playing that day and legit so much more. Maybe I was so amazed because I’ve never been to a Major league game, but let me tell you…it was a blast! Braves lost by 2, but it’s okay. The experience was enough to excite me!


This little guy above was in our AirBnB that we stayed at in Georgia, and I just love the fact that they have Gucci Mane for the letter “G” because why not?

We loved Atlanta and I wish little man could’ve experienced this with us but it was Father’s Day weekend, but we will definitely be back. Thank you ATL! I’m in love.


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Where I've Been // Life Update

Where I've Been // Life Update