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Thursday, June 26, 2014

A new era.

Even at one, I had the hang of tearing into presents.

Today I am putting my teenage years into a box and throwing them away, saying goodbye one last time. It's beyond scary facing the fact that I'm truly a "grownup" now, as there are times when I simply do not want to get older. Know that episode of Friends where they all turn 30 and at each birthday Joey is all torn up and dramatic and going "Why God, why??" Yeah. That's me.

But getting older is inevitable, and the more I think about it, the more I'm ready for my 20's. I'm ready for the challenges this decade will bring, and the beautiful opportunities and blessings. There are so many things I long to do, and so many things I still have no idea about. That's okay. This is a time for change and inevitable mistakes and new beginnings. A new era. So here's to my twentieth year. 



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The calm + the storm

littlethingsaboutgod:    You never let go of me Lord, in every high and every low.
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Storms of life are kinda like literal thunderstorms. Everything can be beautiful one second, birds chirping and children playing and laughing in their backyards. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, the sky grows dark. There's the rumble from above and a few sprinkles. And then the downpour. Endless amounts of rain. Suddenly everyone runs inside seeking shelter to wait out the storm.

Life can be like that. It can go from being beautiful and wonderful and everything you've ever wanted to being dark. Scary. The thing about storms is no matter the strength, the impact can still be devastating. 
Maybe it's losing the love you thought would last forever.
Maybe it's fear of the future.
Maybe it's loneliness and doubt of ever finding "the one."
Maybe it's terminal illness.
Maybe it's the shattering of dreams.
Maybe it's just that you suddenly feel lost and broken. Hopeless.

You see, life isn't always wonderful. It isn't always calm. But that's okay, because even when you are at your lowest, your loneliest, He is there. You never have to walk through the storm alone. You ever have to wait it out alone because you are worth waiting with. And He never lets go.

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and staff, they comfort me." 
-Psalm 23:1-4 

03. You Never Let Go by AJ Michalka on Grooveshark

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Words + red lipstick.

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Wear red lipstick.
Make an entrance. 
Most importantly, let the light of Jesus shine in your words.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

All about the eyebrows



There's something you should know about me. I'm an eyebrow person. The eyebrows are the first thing I notice and I must admit, I silently judge them a lot. 

I know. 

But I have found an eyebrow lifesaver. 




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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My favorite... summer trends

Favorite summer trends


Summer is officially in full swing now, and I can't help but admire all the pretty styles and trends that are happening this season. Let's take a look at some of my favorites I've gathered from my pinterest, shall we?

1// Crop tops have been in for awhile and I adore the whole look of them, especially when paired with high waisted shorts or a skirt, as seen here. Points if the skirt matches.

2// I don't think floral dresses will ever go out of style. (I should know, I only have about a hundred of them) They are simple and chic and can be played up or dressed down. Also, a nice cotton or linen style keeps you cool.

3// A bright top is perfect for casual summer days. If you really want to make it stand out, keep the lower half and your accessories neutral. And a bow is always a plus.

4// Simple skirts and tank tops are a summer staple. They are easy, comfy, and cute. I like breaking out my printed skirts and pairing them with a solid tank. Slip on a pair of sandals and you're ready to go!

+Crop top// Via
+Floral dress// Nordstrom
+Pop of color shirt// H&M
+Tank/ skirt combo// Via

What are your favorite trends for the summer?


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Class

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Just a little thought for today.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Previously on Pretty Little Liars: EscApe from New York

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The girls are baaack! And things are just as confusing as ever. First off, I don't know what Cece's endgame is anymore. Alison said she wasn't really redcoat, she was just a distraction. So what is Cece then? I still don't trust her.

Melissa is so eerily calm about everything. (Seriously. It weirds me out) And of course we never got to hear what she told her dad. It's something he doesn't want her mom to find out, though. For some reason I feel like it has something to do with Melissa knowing what body was actually found.

It seems as if Mona has gone off the deep end again, and this time she's bringing an army to take down Alison. She was totally acting like the mastermind of the "A" game, but I still think it's someone else. Speaking of which: SHAUNA. Obviously she was a part of the team, but I don't think she was the person. Aria seems to think that it's all over because she's dead. But it's never over.

Oh, the theories. 

xoxo, Kae.

Monday, June 9, 2014

If you want to see a movie that makes grownups cry


Once upon a time, John Green wrote a book that broke me and put me back together at the same time. Then, that book became a movie that broke me again.

Very rarely can I say I felt that the movie adaptation of a book was better than the actual book. In fact, The Princess Diaries and A Walk to Remember are the only ones that come to mind at the moment. With The Fault In Our Stars, the book still has my heart, but the film is one of the best I've seen in a long time. Seriously. 

Going in, I don't think I had many expectations because I didn't want to be let down. There was no way I could be let down, though. It almost felt as if I was reading the novel again, feeling all the emotions for the first time. It solidified my feelings for Shailene Woodley as an actress, it made me laugh, it made me cry, (a lot) and it absolutely broke my heart. I think one of the things I love most about the story is that it's real and hopeful and heartbreaking and beautiful. It isn't very often that a story can captivate you in such a way that you feel different once it's over. The Fault In Our Stars is that kind of story.

Whether you've read the book a thousand times or never opened it, the movie is so worth seeing. Go ahead and read the book while you're at it. Before you do either, though, just make sure you know you'll be crying.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June goals

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I cannot believe it's already three days into June. The year's nearly halfway over! Isn't that crazy?

Every year I try and plan things out for the summer so that I'm not super lazy. (Because let's face it, summer is the time for lazy) Aaaand then I still end up lying around doing nothing and before I know it it's fall again. So this year, I guess I'm making it a goal to actually do my June + summer goals. We'll see how that goes. {June is also my birthday month. Just throwin' that out there.}

1// Finish Divergent. I started that book over a month ago and I'm still not finished. See, with me, I either finish a book in two days or two months. I don't know why. But I really like Divergent and would love to finish it by the end of the month.

2// Write everyday. Sometimes I get a little lazy and don't feel like writing. There is inspiration everywhere and it's not hard to look for.

3// Do more crafting. I'm no Martha Stewart, but I really enjoy making things. (on my moderate level, that is) I have a crazy dream to open up an etsy shop, but I wouldn't know what to make. Maybe I'll find out.

4// Yoga. I absolutely love yoga and I want to get back into doing it at least three times a week. It's good for the soul.

What are your goals for the month?

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