STRcrew Official Twitch Launch!

Hello Everyone!

I am so ridiculously excited to announce the date of our Official Twitch Launch Date…

JUNE 5TH!

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That’s right! We will be having a 12 hour launch special to celebrate and we will be announcing the winner of the Hatsune Miku Expo VIP Package Giveaway at 6PM!

I know what’s really going through all of your minds though…WHAT GAMES ARE WE GOING TO PLAY?

Welp, I am currently planning to play:

Osu!
Pokemon X/Y & ORAS
Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Curtain Call
Super Smash Bros. 3DS
Mario Party Island Tour

I hope you all are able to make it! I would also like to ask you all to help spread the word by putting this flyer on your social media accounts or just telling your friends and family! I believe in you guys so freakin’ hard. Also, don’t forget to enter the Hatsune Miku Expo VIP Package Giveaway while you’re at it! I’m hoping for enough participants so we can do an awesome giveaway in the near future!

See you all on June 5th!
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

REMEMBER: Be There…or Be Square.

WE DID IT! ~100+ Followers + Giveaway~

HOLY HELIX GUYS.

Three precious years ago I created Simply Taylor Rae with one goal in mind: to have fun and inspire others! We’ve grown incredibly since 2012 and I am happy to announce that we have reached a major milestone…

WE HAVE REACHED 100+ FOLLOWERS ON THE WEBSITE!

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Oh my gosh! This is so wonderful you guys! I am so happy, proud, thankful, and astounded with you readers and followers. I want to continue to make a website that you all can readily enjoy and I want continue to grow as a blogger and gamer with all of you by my side.

To celebrate reaching such an encouraging milestone, I have decided to host my very first Giveaway, here on Simply Taylor Rae!

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Do you guys remember when Anthony and I went to New York for the Hatsune Miku Expo as VIPs? We ended up saving a VIP package for a special occasion and I think it is the right time to give it an amazing home! This VIP Packages includes:

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1x VIP Badge featuring the Virtual Diva herself!

1x VIP Only “Sharing the World” by BIGHEAD Vinyl LP

1x VIP Only Vocaloid Fan

1x VIP Only Miku Expo Reusable Shopping Bag

1x Miku Expo x Good Smile Company Reusable Shopping Bag

Giveaway Rules

AS FOR THE RULES, THEY’RE SIMPLE:

1.) To Enter: Leave a comment down below with your favorite Vocaloid song and why! I want to know what brought you all to enter the world of Vocaloid or what makes you love it!

2.) You can only enter ONCE.

3.) You must use a valid e-mail address; this is because if you are chosen I will be notifying you by e-mail! Please make sure to check your e-mail the day of the drawing.

4.) You must be willing to give me your address. This one is self-explanatory.

5.) Open to U.S. Residents Only. Once we build up more followers, international giveaways will be soon to follow.

6.) The last day for entries will be JUNE 1ST! The Drawing will happen DURING OUR TWITCH LAUNCH ON JUNE 5TH at 6PM.

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Thank you guys so much for all of the awesome support and love! I do have a couple of announcements! We will be attending the Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions concert in Vienna, VA in July! We also will be holding a MIKU-CHAN SPECIAL TWITCH LIVE on September 8th or 11th depending on my work schedule. This is because “Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX” was originally suppose to release next week and be a main part of our Twitch launch however, it’s release was delayed 4 months. (Thanks SEGA.) So I still wanna make a big deal out of it, but it’ll just happen 4 months from now!

Anyways, I am so excited to see what Vocaloid songs you guys choose and I hope you find this giveaway ridiculously fun. As always, I hope you all enjoy your week and AHHHH:

REMEMBER: Miku is Love. Miku is Life.

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

The Foodie: Earl Grey & Orchestras at Tea Tyme

Hello Everyone!

This week I am back with a review for “The Foodie” section and I am super excited for this review! We are going to review another local Tea Room in the Downtown Fredericksburg area; “Tea Tyme & Whatnots”. (❛ัॢᵕ❛ั ॢ)✩*ೃ.⋆ So, without further ado, here is The Foodie: Earl Grey & Orchestras at Tea Tyme.

DISCLAIMER: I was not paid, asked, or offered any discount for this review. This review is based solely on my own experience as a customer and the meal was paid for entirely by my party. Thank you for your understanding. tea tyme title Honestly, something about Tea Rooms and Houses bring about a lovely feeling inside me. Seeing beautiful tea cups, incredibly cute miniature sized finger foods and desserts…it’s something I enjoy seeing. It is also something that makes me yearn to come back. Tea Tyme & Whatnots is located in Downtown Fredericksburg on Carolina Street in the middle of a building surrounded by another restaurant and a bridal store. Thankfully, they have a large sign out front to remind any passersby’s of their location. Tea Tyme Interior When walking into the restaurant, you are immediately greeted by a lovely pink color theme, many sparkly items and gorgeous tea cups surrounding you. Tables are decorated with lacey cloths with tiers of different sugars, salt and pepper shakers. Unfortunately, there is little room when the restaurant is full of customers. The tables are in close proximity to each other. There’s also the fact that the chairs sometimes don’t fit underneath the table.  It can force you to sit with your side towards the table much like I did during this visit. It’s a bit of an inconvenience, but the wonderful atmosphere kind of kept me from thinking too much about it. There was a large TV above the table we were sitting. On it was a DVD of some violinist and orchestra playing. I did enjoy the music and video, but I would have much rather there be no TV. Just classical or jazz music playing in the background, in my opinion, would be better as it adds to the ambiance of a tea room. Tea Tyme Food For this visit, Anthony ordered a BLT with a side of Potato Salad. I ordered the Victorian Afternoon Special with Cucumber Sandwiches on Wheat Bread, Chocolate Chip Scones, and Creme De La Earl Grey as my Tea choice! The Potato Salad came out first and Anthony and I were both fairly impressed…it didn’t taste funky or anything. It tasted like a potato salad should, however it didn’t set itself apart from others that I have had in the past. After the potato salad I received my pot of tea and it was splendid. I was incredibly happy with my choice of tea as it had a light vanilla taste while still maintaining that Earl Grey excellence. I added a bit of creamer to mine. It made the tea smoother to drink while leaving the taste mostly unaffected. Then came Anthony’s BLT which he found most adequate. The BLT included avocados which had shocked him a bit initially. He said the sandwich, as a whole was good, but all in all a little pricey. Finally, I was presented with my Victorian Afternoon Special. The plate design was rather adorable; cute miniature finger sandwich filled with refreshing cucumbers, dill sauce, heart-shaped scones, and a teeny tiny strawberry cupcake with an even tinier tea cake on top. Despite the presentation, I was sort of underwhelmed. You pay about $15 for this plate and tea, but it’s filled with rather small portions. In terms of taste, the cucumber sandwiches weren’t terrible. I felt the bread was a bit firm and tasted somewhat stale. The scones were delicious I just wish they had more of a variety. And the teeny tiny cupcake with the teeny tiny tea cake on top was good, but gone in a second. If I had to say anything, you’re mostly paying for the atmosphere if anything.

The service was okay, I suppose, it was rather slow. I guess we had arrived right after a large party had left. We noticed two of their servers were still cleaning up after them. During our meal the service was incredibly slow; we waited a while for my tea. It came after our food did and our wait for the check felt excruciatingly long. I had to go up and remind the servers that we were ready to pay and leave. The servers were very nice, but slow and inattentive service is, sometimes, frustrating to me. Overall, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend Tea Tyme for their food. It’s overpriced and lacks anything special to make it feel like it is worth the price you’d be paying. However, if you were to go in for a pot of tea and scones with the intentions of relaxation to the elegant sound of classical music then this would be a quaint spot to do it. Tea Tyme Thanks If you would like to visit Tea Tyme & Whatnots, visit their webpage HERE for their menu, operating hours, and more.

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I feel like I haven’t typed this much up in so long. I had to take a break just to rest my fingers! I hope you all enjoyed this post or found it helpful in some way, shape or form! As for my next post I am sincerely debating about whether to do a Sailor Moon collection post or a Sailor Moon Recently Purchased Items post…which would you prefer? Leave a comment down below on which you’d like to see! AND PSST! GUESS WHAT!?

WE REACHED 100 FOLLOWERS ON THE WEBSITE YOU GUYS! WE DID IT! ˚‧*♡ॢ˃̶̤̀◡˂̶̤́♡ॢ*‧˚

So, in celebration of this beautiful achievement, I will be hosting a giveaway in the near future! So be on the lookout~. As always, thank you guys so much for your amazing support and continue to spread the word of Simply Taylor Rae and the STRCrew! Have an awesome week/weekend and YOU KNOW THE DRILL:

REMEMBER: There’s always time for tea.

Thanks for Reading~!

2015 Fashion Inspiration

Long time, no see!

Oh my goodness it has been too freakin’ long. In case you haven’t been on any of the Simply Taylor Rae social media accounts…I’ve been experiencing a few health issues caused by an infection in my chest. I’m doing a lot better, but it’s been extremely difficult to get things done while feeling less than 100%.

BUT I’M BACK. ꉂ ೭(˵¯̴͒ꇴ¯̴͒˵)౨” With a picture heavy post.

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Today’s post is a reflection of the direction my personal fashion is heading. (You see what I did there with that rhyming right!?) It’s mainly a mix of simplicity, vintage, and a bit of Mori and Dolly Kei! I’ve noticed that I’m either geared towards a simple and comfortable look…or a pattern-heavy mix of everything. There is no in-between.
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Let’s just get straight to the pictures…

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And there you have it ladies and gents!!! Who knows where my fashion sense is headed! Honestly, I think I’m just focused on having fun with it all. As should all of you, because what is the point of wearing anything if in it you’re not having any fun? I hope you all enjoyed this post! Have an awesome week and as always…

REMEMBER: You can be fashionable and geek out to Shoujo.

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

PS: We have a Sailor Moon post & a Foodie review coming up in the next week. Huehuehue.