Friday, June 23, 2017

orlando week (and pandora)

Last week I went down to Orlando for a training for work, so Austin and I took advantage of it and spent the weekend after in Disney. 
Spending a week away from each other may not be a lot, but when you're still in the "honeymoon" phase, it feels like it. So while I really enjoyed myself at the training, I was over the moon to see the husband on Friday!
 I finally stopped Disney Springs (besides just boating through it). It was awesome- especially the creamery!!!
Saturday we tried out the new part of the Animal Kingdom park, Pandora. During the day it was pretty amazing, but at's even more spectacular! I totally recommend it! I also loved the food.... 

 No stop to Disney Springs would be complete without a Sprinkles visit... even if I was full at the time (but eating it in bed was perfection). 
 Remember the Pandora food I was mentioning? Austin and I tried the dessert too (because duh). The above is the Pandora blueberry cheesecake (the inside was purple)! It was interesting....but still good.

Sea World day (with my coworkers!) Such fun- even if it was rainy the whole time!

xoxoxo, kel

links, links, links// v.25

above photo from Disney's Boardwalk!

This adorable shop and it's printable bookmarks and journaling prompt sheets are pretty awesome.

If you're a feminist, or just love girl power (channeling my inner Spice Girl here) then you'll love this site and all of it's inspiration and scrapbooking story telling.

This dress in white just screams summer to me.

This dress is also on my need list.

I cannot wait for this movie to come out!!

I am totally in love with this marble kitchen island!

Okay, this entryway is what home dreams are made of!

I'm pretty much in love with this wall art. And since Austin likes it too (in an ombre theme) I'm hoping to try a version of it soon!!!

May I have one of each of these dresses? Pretty please??

In pinteresting all kinds of homes- I've decided that split level rooms are my favorite currently.... like this gorgeous home. Oh and this home too!
There is a good chance that I will either create a pinterest board for only split level houses or just make a blog post. Haha- but seriously-- that's how much love there is right now.

If you like card games and Pride and Prejudice, come play this with me!! I can't believe this is a thing--but I'm so happy it is.

A notebook perfect for summer!

I love every single one of these DIY shelves. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

dinner (him vs me)

I'm just going to go ahead and put this out there. I suck at cooking. Yes, I know with practice I could get better, but let me put something else out there.... I hate cooking.  Loathe it. I will clean dishes, I will bake, but please don't make me cook!

However, with that being said, I should've known that being married would change that. (Not the liking it part, but the having to do it part).

So this week, we both took turns cooking.
 The outcome?
Well, I forgot to season the meat..... and added too much flour to the dumplings.
His meal? Perfect of course.
(above photo: me devouring the burrito he made!)

Yeah, yeah- married life isn't about competing... whatever.

But really self? You forgot to season the meat?!? I take this as a sign that I need to cook less (or I guess more...whatever...).

Austin- I think this is a should cook me dinner all the time (wink, wink)!

xoxoxo, kel

song #4 Me Too

I'm pretty sure this is every teacher right now (yea me included (and yea I'm mean)). 
Yay for summer!!!!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

links, links, links // v.24

This blog post....20 favorite journaling bible supplies. <3

Book of the month club. Yes please.

Speaking of online book buying......I learned about this site from an instagram pal. Cheap books!!!

Speaking of book deals....this site emails you about books on sale (from FREE to $2) everyday!!

I, need this dress!!!

THIS challenge looks like SOOOO much fun!! It starts May 17th!

I really love this DIY photo album idea. So crafty!

All I can say, is these wooden beams!!!! Swoon.

This illustration/design is perfect for summer.

These brownies look so incredibly amazing.

I'm pretty much addicted to the new show Cable Girls on Netflix (can't wait for the season to return!!)! The music is also pretty stellar. 

Harry Potter fans- check out this adorable Wizarding World of Harry Potter minibook!!

Can we talk about the amazingness of the men in this photo?

Friday, May 12, 2017

links, links, links// v.23

Best productivity advice from writers. Such a good read.

This polka dot background for your computer and phone is not only fun, but FREE!!

Can we talk about how creative these women are? Jules and Tea and Tanya Lee Kahler. Love them! Only wish I had found them sooner!

And speaking of Tanya Lee..... I'm kind of in love with this art idea... maybe a 2017 project for me?

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you'll love these memes and jokes. I literally can't stop laughing!

Ok, so if you are a Harry Potter fan and you haven't taken this sorting quiz (the official one) then you have to.  Apparently I am Ravenclaw (but I've thought and called myself Hufflepuff this whole time). You can also find your patronus and wand.

Speaking of Harry Potter.... here are pictures of some of the cast proving that being "longbottomed" is now an adjective!! 

I'm kind of in love with this mini album/scrapbook. Her blog is pretty awesome too!

I'm in love with these earrings!!! Seriously.

One of each of these brightly colored notebooks please!!!

This new (to me) show has me binge watching!! There aren't a lot of episodes, but the few they have are great!

This print is stunning. 

This t-shirt is all sorts of awesome.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

so this is 30

I have to say, this Cinco de Kellie was awesome! We rang in my new decade in roaring 20's style at an adorable 20's themed restaurant and bar in St. Augustine. 

I feel so incredibly lucky and blessed to have such wonderful friends that would dress up and drive all that way to celebrate with me (especially Kim, who drove 5 hours just for the night!)
By the end of the night we were exhausted, but it was so worth it. 
So cheers to thirty! It's gonna be a great decade!!!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

29 before 30 (recap)

When I turned 22 I decided to start this whole birthday scrapbook album (and birthday bucket list). A friend suggested the idea to me and I will be forever grateful to her! 
Then I noticed a lot of bloggers did it and I enjoyed seeing theirs and being inspired.

I went back and added some quick pictures of my 20th and 21st birthdays and decided to make this a year thing. So this year, as it comes to a close I started looking back on all the memories and changes this past decade has brought. 
Music and tv show obsessions have changed slightly, friends have come and gone, and even my crafting style has changed dramatically. It's been really fun to reminisce. 
I can't wait to start my 30's scrapbook album now!!!

Here is my 29 before 30 birthday bucket list......
1, Get married and become a Roby. (done)
2. Go on a honeymoon to Disney (done)
3. Go all out in celebrating Kim's 30th (Silly me messed up dates, but I did get to celebrate some with her!)
4. House hunt (has been put on the back burner for now)
5. Work on my summer tan (did last year, still haven't much this year...but I'm counting it as done)
6. Get in shape (so totally did NOT happen)
7. Create at least 1 new blog series (done...can you guess what it was?)
8. Alfred Hitchcock night with Austin (we didn't do a marathon night, but we still watched some)
9. Throw a 20's themed birthday celebration (tonight yall!!!)
10. Read a crap ton of books (done... I think I'm at 38 now)
11. Restart the pen pal group (done, although it was not as successful as I would've liked)
12. So something crrafty with my old family photos (not yet)
13. Get a tattoo with Austin
14. Make and send a postcard (did this as my Thank Yous for our wedding!)
15. Finish my 52 list project (I'm starting to wonder if I will EVER be done with this project)
16. Spa day (went with mom!)
17, Be a mentor and a damn good one (well, I was a mentor.......)
18. Explore my city and blog about it more (done, and can't wait to do more)
19. Cut my hair (done)
20. Get a tire pump (nope) and ride my bike more (done) (So like, half done)
21. Relearn to drive a stick shift (done)
22. Go antique shopping
23. Create photobooks of engagement and wedding pictures (did this for my parents and in-laws)
24. Go to Disney several times (probably close to 10!!!)
25. Make a family tree
26. Murder Mystery Dinner Party
27. Finish binge watching Gilmore Girls (done!) And finish lists for GG (done)
28. Get a pup for Chloe (Luna Padfoot the Wheaton!)
29. Travel

dear 20's

I can't believe it, but you and I are over 20's Kellie. I will always remember this past decade fondly, because it was seriously a whirlwind of awesome and not so awesome. 

SO much happened these past ten years.... I graduated college, got my first teaching job, then got my second teaching job, made incredible friends, lost incredible friends, had my heart broken, met the love of my life, got married to him, added two puppies to my family, said goodbye to one sweet puppy, dyed my hair multiple times (and fell in love with being a brunette), got multiple tattoos, lost loved ones, found my church home, grew away from God, and then grew closer to God..... 

I haven't loved going through every minute of this past decade, but I am grateful for every second of it. I am so lucky to be where I am in life. And as I sit here, somewhat regretting that second cupcake, I know that I have been blessed beyond belief. I cannot wait to start my 30's!!!

Farwell 20's! You were wonderful (and awful) but you are appreciated nonetheless.

Dear 30's,

FINALLY!!!!!!! Let's do this thing!

xoxo, kel

Monday, April 24, 2017

bible journaling

I'm completely new for this whole bible journaling thing, however, I'm really enjoying it. The bible I had was a gift at my confirmation..... fifteen years ago. So I figured maybe I should get a new bible... a grown up bible. A friend of mine told me about some awesome blogs, like this one and the idea of bible journaling started to sound appealing. I love reading the bible and I love art journaling, so why not combine the two?? 
Now granted, I'm not very good and I'm still learning techniques and what my personal style is. BUT I am really loving experimenting and trying to find my own style in between the pages of God's word. There's almost a perfect harmony in knowing that the words of the Lord that created me are also home to the creativity he bestowed upon me. 

Part of me has hesitated on sharing these, because I don't like to share things that I don't feel completely confident in. I don't feel like these pages are anywhere near perfect. I've been enjoying working with paints, but my lettering kind of sucks. But practice makes perfect.... so they say. 
xoxo, kel

Thursday, April 20, 2017

song #3-- Beauty and the Beast

A month or so ago I went with my family to see the new Beauty in the Beast (yes, I know like everyone else out there). And holy cow was it amazing!!!!! Everything was perfect, including Emma Watson's singing voice (who knew the girl could sing like that?!?!) 
This is probably one of my favorite songs from the movie and even more so because I love John Legend!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

song #2: Coldplay - Up&Up

Coldplay is definitely one of my all-time favorite bands. In fact, one of my bucket list goals is to see them live in concert!!! 
So when Austin and I took our engagement photos (this time last year!!) at a record shop, we had to buy the new (at the time) Coldplay album, Lately Austin has been playing our records more and this one came on the other day. It's such a happy song (and one of my favorites on this album). Therefore, it's 
making  #2 on the 2017 soundtrack list. 
Hope you enjoy!
xoxoxox, kel

all that disney fun

I'm extremely fortunate that I have girl friends, family, and a husband that love going to Disney. Whether it's a spur of the minute decision or a planned out break, I've enjoyed my multiple trips to Disney this past week. 
And while I shared some photos earlier that I took around Epcot and Hollywood Studios, these are some more personal ones (which you can also see on my instagram feed).