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Friday, January 31, 2014

High Five For Friday

Hello friends. Welcome to the weekend! I can't believe tomorrow is the beginning of February. #crazy

1. The finale of Coven was this week. It was so good! Nice little twist at the end. I'm gonna miss it... I seriously don't wanna wait til October for the next AHS.

2. I got one of my favorite albums in the world on vinyl.

3. I wanted to see what all the fuss this Flappy Bird thing was about. It was possibly both the best and worst decision I made all week.

4. I made a little change to my hair again.

5. Lorde. That is all.


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Hayden

I was in need of a trim. But I wanted a little bit more length off. And I've loved Hayden Panettiere's inverted bob for awhile. So I thought,

Why not?
Hayden Panettiere Bob Style>3
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This is the photo I was inspired by. The cut just looked so effortless and cute and I wanted it. So I got it. And I have officially dubbed it, "The Hayden."




So far, I dig it.

xoxo, Kae.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Show me how big your brave is.

1 Corinthians 16:13
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Sometimes, being brave is hard. It is hard to let go of fears and just follow your heart. But our hearts should be followed, Fearlessly.

Be courageous.
Be strong.
Do everything in love.

I think that once we let go of things that are holding us back, everything kinda falls into place. Once we let the words fall out that we are so scared to say, we start to be brave.

{via me}

Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live,
maybe one of these days you can let the light in.
Show me how big your brave is.

Brave by Sara Bareilles on Grooveshark

Let your light shine. Be brave today.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Bloglovin

Two posts in one day? What is this?

I just wanted to drop by and tell you that I'm now on Bloglovin! So you can hop on over there and follow me now. Ya know, if you want.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

xoxo, Kae.

Let's talk Grammys

I'll be honest, I don't know when the last time was that I watched the Grammys all the way through.

But I did this year.

And I was not disappointed! It's always been one of my favorite award shows, simply because I love music. And, let's be real, I love to see what everyone is wearing. So first, let's talk about fashion.

Worst dressed:

Madonna. Sweetie. What are you doing??
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Pharrell Williams' hat is all kindsa crazy.

Daft Punk. Does this one even need an explanation?
Daft Punk arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Best dressed:

Taylor Swift. I'm not being biased here. Okay, maybe I am a little. But she rocked that red carpet, and the dress is so flattering. Get it girl.
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Katy Perry. Super unique and pretty.
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Pink. Showing us that sometimes, simple is better.
Pink

Now onto the music.

Hands down, my least favorite performance of the night was Blurred Lines. I don't know why the Recording Academy even allowed that song to be performed.  

Ugh.

Runner up for my favorite performance goes to Carole King & Sara Bareilles. I've always been a Carole fan, and the duet with Sara was beautiful.
      

And of course, my favorite performance was Taylor.

Y'all. She took a chance. All Too Well is one of my favorite songs ever from her, or from anyone really, and she performed it and she did amazing. It was beautiful and haunting and heartbreaking. And she needs to be recognized for it.  

Okay, sorry, done with the serious.

I wasn't thrilled with all of the winners, but I feel like a lot of them were deserving. Especially Lorde. The girl has already won two Grammys and she is younger than me. Way to show me up, girl! #justkidding

xoxo, Kae.

Friday, January 24, 2014

High Five For Friday

Happy Friday! How was your week?

1. I got my nails done the other day... it's the little things.

2.  Pretty Little Liars. Need I say more??

3. My dad fixed my baby. I love listening to it, so much.

4. My mom's birthday was this week. So thankful for her.

5. Crafting is my favorite.

xoxo, Kae.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PLL recap


I think the word "wow" accurately describes this week's Pretty Little Liars. Well, I think it describes pretty much every episode, but this one in particular. 

First off, I have to get this off my chest. I love Aria, I really do. But she is annoying me so much right now. Jake is super nice and Ezra is so sketchy (I mean he's A. Come on) and I know she doesn't know he's bad and she loves him and all that but... if only she knew. Poor Jake :(

I feel for Spencer a lot. I've always felt like out of the girls she's the one I relate to the most, so when she's sad I'm sad. I thought Emily was a little too hard on her for following her when Emily went to meet Ali. I mean yeah, Emily wanted Ali to trust her. But I still don't completely trust Ali. Also, I've been trying to figure out what exactly's up with Spencer's dad, and I don't know. But whatever it is he needs to leave. 

Hanna.... oh Hanna. I wanted to hug her. Even though I wanted to yell at her for kissing Travis, I feel bad for her. 

I don't know, I feel like the girls are gonna find out about Ezra soon. Or at least I hope they do, because I don't know how much longer I can stand them not knowing. Sigh.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fearlessly.

Okay. I have a dream. (No, I'm not about to recite the MLK speech) It's a big dream.

My dream is to make a difference with my words. That's one of the reasons why I created this blog.

To write what's on my heart.
To inspire.

I've also wanted to write a book for a long time.... I've started so many and then stopped because I got bored with the story. But I will finish the one I'm working on now and publish it one day.

Right now though, in this moment, I have another book on my mind. This one is not fiction. It's my heart and thoughts on paper, things I want to say. So I've decided to write.

Some words will come from my journals, some will come from here, and some from what is on my heart in that moment. Writing is a sort of therapy for me, and my prayer is that it will be like therapy for those who read it.



I've had this post in my drafts for awhile, I think because it scares me. It scares me to even write this book, let alone tell people about it. 

But that's what being Fearless is all about, isn't it?

That's what I'm going to call the book. Fearlessly. Because being Fearless is something that I think we should all try to do. We should live Fearlessly.

I don't know when this book will be finished. It might be months, it might be years. (But hopefully it won't be that long..) The point is that I'm writing it. I'm writing it for Jesus. I'm writing it for me. I'm writing it for all of us.

xoxo, Kae.

Friday, January 17, 2014

High Five For Friday: Pinterest edition

Hi there. Happy Friday! This week has been a little uneventful because I've been trying to get rid of a nasty upper respiratory infection.

*At least it's not the flu. That's what I'm telling myself to make me feel better, anyway.

Anyway, this is what my week has consisted of. Lots of Dr. Pepper (I know, so healthy for a sick immune system, right??) and chick flicks. And lots of sneezing too. (Just keepin' it real)

I'm feeling a little better today, but I thought for this H54F I'm rounding up my favorite pins this week.

1. What the outside of my dream house looks like.
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2. Jackie Kennedy is always lovely.
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3. A sweet reminder.
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4. This photo from the Golden Globes. Taylor's face is everything.
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5. Rory and Jess. Perfection.
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As always, linking up with the sweet Lauren Elizabeth! Have a wonderful weekend.
xoxo, Kae.
  

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What's in my makeup bag?


If I told you everything that I had in my makeup bag, it would take a very long time. I'm kind of a makeup hoarder. So instead of boring you, I've rounded up a few of my favorite items.

P.S. None of the brands are paying me for saying these things, this is just how I feel!


1.// NYC brow kit in brunette. I'm an eyebrow person, so this kit is a lifesaver. It's super easy. Just line, fill in, and go!

2.// Maybelline Line Stiletto. My friend actually recommended this eyeliner to me about a year ago, and I've never looked back! It's liquid, but it's not messy at all and creates the perfect cat eye, which I love.

3.// Loreal BB cream. I once did a review on this BB cream, because I just love it so much. Granted, it's the only cream I've ever tried, but but it's perfect.

4.// Maybelline Colossal Volume Express. I used to use Great Lash for the longest time, but after a while I wanted to try something else. So I tried this, and it rocks.

5. Lipstick. I don't really have a favorite lipstick. I have a lot of different brands and colors that I love. But these two I do use a lot... Maybelline in Shocking Coral and Rimmel in Heather Shimmer.

What's in your makeup bag?

xoxo, Kae.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Beauty in simpleness.

Hello beautiful. How's your heart today? Just for a second, I want you to stop.

Stop thinking, stop worrying, and just be. 

Think of makes you most happy. I know for me, it's really the simplest of things that can mean the most.

Like a good book.

It's Lorelai Gilmore!

or listening to music on a record player. I can't explain it, but it just gives you a feeling that cds or ipods can't.


or painting your nails red. As Elle Woods said, "it's the color of confidence."


or some tea and a show like Parenthood before bed. (That show makes me feel all the feelings, man)


or a certain lipstick that makes you feel as if you can conquer the world. (You think I'm exaggerating, but it really makes a world of difference)


or most importantly, remembering God's never ending love.

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Be inspired by the beauty in simpleness. And the beauty in you.

xoxo, Kae.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pretty hurts

{via me}

These words hit deep in my soul. Sometimes it seems as if our world is obsessed with perfection. I think we're afraid of what might happen if we're not perfect. Perfect, pretty, and poised at all times.

But pretty hurts.

The pretty obsession steals happiness. It steals joys. It steals life.

Pretty Hurts by B on Grooveshark

Ain't got no doctor or pill that can take the pain away
The pain's inside and nobody frees you from your body.

You are the only one that can take away your pain. Put down the bottle, or the pills, or the blade, or the scale, or whatever it is you use to numb yourself. Look in that mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful. Because you are. Never question or doubt your worth, my loves.

xoxo, Kae.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Not a fashion statement.


I'm sure you've heard about Urban Outfitters' latest controversy. It stems from the photo on the left, a cropped top with the word Depression written all over it. UO has since taken the top down from their online store, but that does not excuse them from selling it in the first place, or the selling of the Eat Less shirt on the right.

This is a perfect example of some of the problems of society and the lies that come from it. As someone that struggles with the awful effects of depression, I am really kind of offended that a clothing store would so carelessly throw that word around on a shirt in the name of fashion. Depression is not cute, or fun, or stylish. It is debilitating, lonely, and it hurts. It is sadness in its worst form. It tests your faith and breaks your heart. It is not meant to be desired. 

Society's & the media's obsession with weight is also a problem. When did it get so bad that fashion is encouraging starving yourself? As my girl Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill once said, (Hey I like my sappy teen dramas, okay?) Anorexia is a disease, not a fashion statement.


All eating disorders are serious issues and should never be glamorized. Ever. 
Girls and guys alike are pressured everyday from their peers, magazines, TV, and celebrities. We are pressured to be perfect. Girls are made to believe they should have skinny waists, big chests, perfectly flowing hair, an airbrushed glow, and an award-winning smile. Boys are made to believe they should have Ryan Gosling abs, perfect hair, a great tan, and a perfectly buffed body. But you know what?
These are lies.
There is no such thing as perfect. We are human. We are made of flaws, and those flaws make us who we are. They make us beautiful.

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We need to learn how to love ourselves. Amid all the false perceptions and the distorted view of beauty. It is hard to love yourself for who you are, believe me. But I have faith in knowing that Jesus loves me even when I don't love myself so much.

He loves us when we are broken.
He loves us when we are tired.
He loves us when we are standing in front of the mirror picking apart every flaw.
He loves us when we mess up.
He loves us always. And He thinks we are flawless.

{via me}
Have faith in yourself. You are wonderful.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pretty Little Liars talk


There is never a dull moment with PLL, and the mid-season premiere this week was no exception. It was intense. And confusing. But then again, when is it not? I didn't get to watch the premiere right away because we were on the road on our way back to Texas. But once we got to our hotel I scoured my computer until I found a link.
Yeah.
I'm in that deep.

Honestly, I was expecting more interaction with Alison this episode. I guess since she's still supposed to be hiding, talking to the girls isn't super practical. Oh well. I definitely feel like Spencer's dad is doing something sketchy. The way he was talking to Spencer & Toby and was saying he wanted to try and get Radley shut down... I don't know. I've never really had a good feeling about him.

The Hanna/Caleb scene was absolutely heartbreaking. I'm not going to lie to you, I cried. It was sad okay? I hate that they're making him leave. And Ravenswood isn't super far from Rosewood, so I don't know why they had to break up. Honestly I think it's so things can be open for him and Miranda over on Ravenswood. Which I'm not amused by.

And was it just me, or did the resemblance to Ali's and that girl Sarah's situation totally wig you out? It sounded like it was a dead end because the dates with Sarah's disappearance didn't add up, but something tells me it wasn't just a coincidence.  

Ezra. Oh Ezra, how I used to love you. Now? Now I loathe you. I just hate how he's still pretending like everything's okay and that he's not a creepy stalker who likes ruining his ex girlfriend and her friend's lives. Ugh. I've never really liked Mona, but I must give her props for figuring out about Ezra. I don't know how she did it, but she did. And I love how she let him know she knew without actually telling him. So clever.
This episode was really really good and I'm excited about this half of the season! 

xoxo, Kae.



Monday, January 6, 2014

Feel


Hello dolls! I hope you are having a wonderful day.

So far, I really love Demi Lovato's book. Every morning I've been spending time reading and journaling. So good for the soul.

Saturday's words really made me start thinking. Her quote for the day was by her, and she said:
"Life can be so difficult at times, but fighting through the pain is so worth it. It's better to feel every kind of emotion than not feel at all."

Let's face it. A lot of the emotions that we have to deal with in life are not super fun. So many times we find it easier to numb the feelings, or just push them away and pretend they're not there. That's not healthy though. I'll be the first to admit that I struggle with this most of the time. I would rather not feel the less-than-fabulous emotions, so I try to make them go away. But, there's something you should know.

We're human. We're supposed to feel.

So on Saturday, I let myself feel. And I'll be real with you, it wasn't all that pretty. Being on vacation from reality in Florida has been good for me, but that doesn't mean I'm automatically happy every moment I'm here. And it's still important to deal with my feelings instead of pushing them aside.

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If you're struggling, know that you're not alone. And it's okay to be sad, frustrated, upset, whatever you're feeling. Do something that's good for your soul so that you can get through the emotions in a positive, healthy way.

read a book
+ journal
+ pray
+ watch your favorite show
+ talk to a friend
+ listen to music
+ know that you are loved.

xoxo, Kae.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A new name



The idea came to me in the shower. (Is it just me, or is that when all the best ideas happen??) It was one of those things that just clicked and I was like, "this is it." I had been thinking about changing my blog name for awhile. I mean, I love Kaeleen Michelle, it being my name and all, but I kind of wanted something that reflected more of what the blog is about. I want it to be an inspiration and even kind of like a virtual coffee date. And also, I really love coffee.

So that's where the coffee part of the name comes from, and the dignity part comes from one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 31:25.
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This verse is what I aspire to be, and what I think we should all aspire to be. What a way to live, without fear of what may come. With nothing but dignity and strength, through whatever life may hand you. So this is it, With Dignity & Coffee is this little blog's new name. Because really, all you need is Jesus, strength, dignity, and a little bit of coffee.

xoxo, Kae.

Friday, January 3, 2014

High Five For Friday

Welcome to the first H54F of the year! I'm comin' at you from Florida right now... here's what's been happening over here.

1. Pretty palm trees.

2. I love this lake across from my Grandmom's house.

3. There's something about the sand between your toes.... even in January. 

4. How cute is this?

5. I'm in love with the ocean. It's one of those places where it's impossible to not feel God's love wrapping around you. It's incredible.

Happy weekend!

xoxo, Kae.







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