My Next Chapter & Taking a Break from Blogging

Thank you! I’ve always known that this day would one day come. I never knew when or why or how, but goodbyes/TTYLs are sometimes inevitable as bittersweet as they tend to be. As one chapter ends, another begins.

This past chapter of my life has most definitely been one for the books, and I want to start off by saying that I will never be able to fully express my gratitude in words. Blogging has been a huge part of my life these past few years, and it has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. When I created this WordPress blog in college, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that it would receive close to 1,000,000 unique views. It has been such a humbling and life changing experience; and for that, I will always be indebted to each and every one of you that supported me, encouraged me, and cheered me on every step of the way. I could have absolutely never made it without you.

Though the world of blogging can have its ups and downs, my experience brought me more joy and confidence than I could even begin to tell you. I was always so thankful to have this incredible creative outlet along with such an inspiring and kind community. Blogging challenged me to the fullest extent, but the lessons learned were truly invaluable.

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My Top Twenty Favorite Free Fonts [PART THREE]

Hello, hello & happy Sunday! I started this little series on my blog about a year and a half ago, and I have received TONS of positive feedback on these ‘favorite free fonts’ posts. I decided to make a part three to the series, and I hope this post can help you find some new, favorite (free) fonts too!

Check out my PART ONE and PART TWO “My Top Twenty Favorite Free Fonts” posts if you love fonts as much as I do!

Favorite free fonts! - PART THREE |

Fonts: potatoes and peas | autumn moon | indiana | cute notes | shutterstone | raw selvedge | whoa baby | reckless | bottle massow | burston | run wild | simplicity | sweaty | coyote | lucky turns | discobaby | hello stranger | albret | golden plains | sunday morning

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July Favorites 2017

Hello, hello & happy end of July! August is here, and summer is still under way. I am SO excited for August; I can’t hold it back any longer. With Outside Lands music festival, Vans Warped Tour, and a trip to Maui around the corner, there are so many things I am looking forward to. This past month went by pretty slowly for me, but it has been a great past few weeks because I have been enjoying ample time with my fam! I got to see my sister this month, which is my favorite thing in the entire world, and it’s always so nice to catch up!

During the month of July, I definitely found some new (and incredible) finds. From chic shoes to a stunning eyeshadow palette, I have rounded up some of my must-haves this past month. Without further ado, here are my July faves:

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one. suede slip-ons (under $100) / two. nude mules (under $100) / three. fedora hat (under $100) / four. embroidered shift dress (sold out on the nSale, still available full-price here) / five. busted jeans (under $100 + true to size) / six. white culotte pants (under $100) / seven. cardigan / eight. velvet sweater (under $40) / nine. cropped denim jacket / ten. luna night oil / eleven. coconut pear chapstick / twelve. too faced peach palette / thirteen. brow mascara

• • •I had three favorite accessories this month – two of them being shoes! It is now secret that I am an avid shoe collector. I rarely purchase new bags or jewelry pieces; instead, I can’t keep myself away from shoes. My two favorites pairs this month were these blush pink slide sneakers and these nude mules. I have been wearing both of them nonstop – especially to the office. I like that they can both be dressed up or dressed down, and they are such soft, feminine hues. They are understated shades that still pack a bit of punch. Now for the hat. I chatted about this hat in my ‘Sunflower Hour’ post, and I still adore this chic piece. I am SO excited to bring it on my upcoming vacay, and it has a way of making any outfit look just a little more put together (even when you haven’t washed your hair in six days… not like I do that or anything 😉 ).

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Apartment Tour: Living Room

Mackenzie Kendall | California Apartment Living Room Decor

Mackenzie Kendall | California Apartment Living Room Decor

Mackenzie Kendall | California Apartment Living Room Decor

Hello, hello & happy Monday! Can somebody please tell me how weekends fly by so quickly?! Apologies that I am just now getting this post up. I took these photos the same day that I took the pics from my Apartment Tour: Bedroom post, and I am so excited to share them with you all today! Thank you SO much for all of the love and support I received on my Bedroom Tour post; you guys have no idea how much it means to me! I have been LOVING my new apartment. I am a big believer that the space you live in can really make the world of difference. Shopping for furniture for the first time in my life was definitely no easy challenge.

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Apartment Tour: Bedroom

Hello friends & happy Sunday! I apologize that I am just now getting this post up; I have been crazy, crazy busy these past few weeks with my new job & catching up with friends. Living in Silicon Valley for the 3rd time now has been a complete dream so far. I can not begin to even describe how at home I feel here in California, and I can’t even put into words how exciting it feels to be back. Last summer, I shared my summer apartment tour, but it wasn’t too thorough because I rented my furniture and was very limited on the things that I could bring. I had so much fun decorating my apartment this time around now that this place is a little more permanent than both my summer apartment and my college apartment. My dad and I moved in about a month ago, and June has been just flying by. Getting settled in and unpacked was definitely a process in itself, but it feels so good to have everything 100% done. Today I wanted to share my new apartment with you guys! I am really happy with the way it turned out, and it feels SO homey. I have linked everything below each picture along with little details about each section!

Without further ado, hello MTV & welcome to my crib:

white dresser // white mirror (from HomeGoods linked similar online option)

I absolutely love this part of my room. Finding a great dresser was definitely a little challenging, especially because my room isn’t very big. I wanted something crisp and white to really brighten up the room. Because I don’t have a lot of closet space, I wanted a six drawer dresser so that I could really hold a lot of things (like workout clothes, pajamas, etc.). This one definitely holds more than I expected, and I am very happy with it. I really love the white mirror as well- it is very cohesive! I purchased it from HomeGoods!

blue & white vase (from HomeGoods- linked similar, online option)

I absolutely love this blue and white vase. It is simple, but adds a really nice touch. It reminds me a little of Greece. The dresser felt a little empty for a while, and I having a medium sized decor piece can really help fill some of that space! My mom gave it to me as a gift, and I think it is gorgeous.

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Mini Apartment Decor Haul

Hello & happy Saturday!!

It’s officially my last weekend in Texas. I have been beyond busy the past few days, scrambling around for the big move. For my first three years of college, I lived on campus- no personal furniture required. This past summer and school year, I rented my furniture for both apartments. However, now that I am officially moving to my first semi-permanent apartment, I will be purchasing my own furniture. I never imagined it would be this stressful (or expensive/time-consuming). I can’t deny that it’s definitely been fun though- I love decor shopping! The packing process has been wild, but I definitely feel like things are starting to come together. I’ve officially ordered all my actual furniture (i.e. bed, couch, coffee table, etc.), and it will be in California by the time I get there next week! Today I wanted to share a few little things I’ve picked up recently for my apartment along with other pieces I have collected over the past year or so. Of course there are so many more things I have to share with you guys over the next few weeks, but I wanted to show some of my personal faves that will be making their way into my new place:

ONE long pillow for bed | TWO gold pen holder | THREE geo coaster | FOUR pillow for couch | FIVE blanket for couch | SIX surf shack book | SEVEN pure colour book (was on my wish-list for weeks) | EIGHT san francisco book | NINE wooden llama

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Hello friends & happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! This past Saturday, I graduated college from the University of Mississippi. College flew by crazy, crazy fast, and I can not believe I am officially an alumni! It still blows my mind.

I am so grateful for all of the people in my life that encouraged me and supported me over the past four years. I couldn’t have made it to the finish line without their tenacious and steadfast love. I am also grateful that I had the opportunity to go to college, and it is not something that I take for granted. Though it is never easy closing a chapter of a book, I could not be more excited for the adventures ahead. I will be starting my journey to California next week, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come!

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Mother’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

Hello & happy Sunday! Mother’s Day is next Sunday!! Can you believe it’s already just around the corner? I am so incredibly thankful for my mom and everything that she does for me. I have absolutely no idea what I would do without her and her constant encouragement, energy, support, and selflessness. I love that there’s a day to celebrate our lovely moms & show them how much we appreciate them! Whether you are enjoying the day with brunch or just spending quality time together, Mother’s Day is all about her. Today I wanted to share a few Mother’s Day gift ideas with you! I selected gifts that I would personally get my own mom. I hope that this ‘gift guide’ can give you a few ideas on what to get your mama on her special day:

one. tassel earrings // two. coco rose body polish // three. kate spade phone case // four. tory burch sandals (my mom’s favorite summer shoes) // five. recipe book // six. moscow mule mug // seven. candle // eight. clutch // nine. drybar hairdryer // ten. fresh sugar lip balm // eleven. zebra trinket dish // twelve. bobbi brown blush 

Additionally, here are a few other ideas:

picture frame/photo calender

breakfast in bed

spa appointment

mani/pedi appointment 

a thoughtful card/letter

new eyeshadow palette

lululemon gift card

I hope my gift guide could give you a few ideas! Let me know what you are getting your mama this year for Mother’s Day!



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April Favorites

Happy end of April, friends! Is it just me, but did April go by crazy fast? This past April was definitely the busiest month for me in my entirety of college! It’s still so surreal that this has been my last full month of college. I am so incredibly excited for May and all of the exciting things coming up these next few weeks. Let the countdown to Cali begin! Today I am sharing my faves from April along with my highs & lows (including new apartment & new car details!). Without further ado, let’s chat about April!

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T A R T E   ” B E A C H   B A B E”   L I P S T I C K

When it comes to lip products, I am not a huge, huge lipstick kinda girl. I usually gravitate towards liquid products, lip stains, and tinted lip balms. However, when I saw this gorgeous lipstick on the Sephora site, I decided to step out of my comfort zone. I got the shade “beach babe”, and it’s the perfect nude for me. I love the formula- it is moisturizing, but not too shiny. It has a very natural finish to it that looks incredibly natural on the lips.

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