Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sale section

If for some reason I do find myself shopping somewhere other than a thrift store I always gravitate to the sales. I don't pay retail. I just don't. I've been putting off getting new converse because I can't find them anywhere under $50 and I'm not paying that price. I know I can find them cheaper. Its a good thing I'm an extremely patient person. I have no problem waiting for something when I know ill get it cheaper somewhere else. Retail pricing are just ridiculous. Stores charge way too much and I'm not here for it. I feel like this post is proof you can find cute things in the sale section. Its not alway junk no one wants. 

Led Zeppelin tee- Target sale $7
 Sonny and Cher tee- Target sale $7

Utensil holder- Nordstrom rack $5

Funky socks- Target $1

Sleep mask - Target $2

Notebook set of 3- Forever21 on sale $1

Glasses case- Nordstrom Rack $5

Tote bag- $1

To the moon and back - H&M $10

Pineapple cardigan - Thrift store $2
Lemon dress- Forever21 $15

Banana shirt - Old Navy $15

Mustard velvet tank- Old Navy $2

Waiting for friday- Zara $10

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


I decided to clear out some clutter in my bedroom and simplify it. My room wasn't cluttered in the first place because its so small there isn't anywhere to put any clutter. (Plus I'm a virgo and crazy about organizing and keeping everything tidy, not the point) The walls however had too much going on. I had a gallery wall next to my bed and decided to remove it because it was too busy. It made my room feel small, which it is...but I don't want it to feel small. So instead I hung up my van gogh there and switched everything around. Even though there isn't necessarily anything new added it just feels like a new room. Which I am happy about. It also feels open and brighter.  Sometimes its good to change things up.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What I got for Christmas

This year for christmas I worked christmas eve and christmas day, both shifts 1-930. So pretty much all day spent at work. I didn't ask for anything this year. Mostly because I'm 26 and don't really need presents but also because I just kinda forgot. Christmas wasn't on my mind, I even forgot to get everyone presents until i realized it was the 21st and I probably should do that before the shelves really are empty. I luckily was able to do everyones presents in one day. I only shopped for my mom, stepdad, sister, and boyfriend but still at least I was able to get them something. I spent christmas morning at my moms. I got there around 8 am and hung around until I had to leave for work around 12. I was surprised when my mom kept bringing me out more and more presents, because I hadn't asked for anything. Anyways she did good this year. I appreciate the very "katie" presents that were received. Im sure I forgot a bunch, I know i did actually like socks, pajamas, dry shampoo, and jeans. Which are all very nice but these were the main ones. So heres what I got!

A coach wristlet from my mom
 Instax supplies from my cousin
 A candle from my aunt
 Makeup brushes from my mom (they are so soft)
 A Smashbox makeup palette from my mom
 topshop shoes from my cousin
 Sephoras favorite nude lips from my mom
 A minnie mouse makeup bag full of samples from my Grandma
 A nirvana vinyl from my boyfriend
 A disney collage from my aunt and grandma
Eminence skincare from my sister
An alexa from my stepdad 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Do something for yourself

Lately all I've been doing is working and going to school. When I'm not at work or going to school, I'm studying. My free time has become no longer free. I feel like this machine that wakes up, goes to work, goes home, does homework, watches 1 episode of Gilmore Girls then goes to bed. Then i wake up and it begins again. I don't have "days off".  My"days off" are the days I am in school. I haven't had a "day off" in 2 weeks, and before that it was 4 weeks and so on. My next foreseeable "day off" is only going to happen because I requested off for a wedding. That day off isn't for another 3 weeks. Once again, I feel like a machine. I love sewing, drawing, shopping, photography, running, taking baths. These things make me happy. These allow me to be grounded and stable. I feel like Im running on a treadmill. These things that make me happy are also on that treadmill but they're attached to the floor. They are going in circles, constantly passing me, mocking me as they go by. Everything I'm doing is to get into nursing school. Accepting a manager position at my job. Working 5 days a week and going to class the other 2 days. All the hours spent studying and crying over my grades. All the stress and competition going into the nursing field. Its all to help others. I do everything for everyone else. Its in my nature. I love taking care of other people. I also have a really hard time saying no to people. I always want to help and be of service. I can't let people down. But by doing that I'm draining myself. At what point do you put your foot down and act selfish? Today I did that a little bit. Instead of studying before class I went and took photos for this little blog of mine. I know taking photos of myself seems vain and meaningless. I just found it to be healing in a way. To be outside for an hour. No one around me, complete silence. It was just a nice little break from all the chaos around me. Sometimes you just need a little bit of time to focus on yourself.  Whether its getting your nails done, going shopping, going to the salon or in my case taking blog photos. Its just nice to do something and feel better about yourself in the end.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happiness is a choice

This year has been a wild ride. Right off the bat, 5 days after my birthday I went on a date with a boy. We ended up dating for 5 months and it broke me. The relationship was one sided. Im not going to go into details but he dumped me out of no where. I was blind sided. I had never been broken up with before. I had always been the one to end relationships. I didn't take it well. I didn't eat for over 2 weeks. Not for vanity but because I felt sick to my stomach thinking about him. Food wasn't appealing to me. Just thinking about food made me nauseous. So I lost 10 lbs in two weeks. I didn't want to leave my bed. Looking back, I was depressed. Then I snapped. Something inside of me broke. I didn't want to feel like that anymore, so I didn't. I was being fake happy until I actually was happy. Then the sunshine came into my life. The black clouds I had experienced for close to 6 month were gone. I made two new friends. Real friends. People who actually care about me. Not because of what I wear or who I hang out with. They got to know me and genuinely want me in their life (shout out to Marissa and Trevor). I got a new job. I left an old job. I traveled to New York and Colorado. I took time to show Lilly love and affection. I reached out to old friends that no longer live here. I worked on my blog and youtube. I felt happy. Truly happy. I am ok on my own. Im ok being single. I enjoy my own company. I still have panic attacks sometimes and some days I don't want to leave my bed. But I really haven't been at any low point since I was broken up with. I enjoy who I became that second half of my 25th year. I learned to slow down. I try and listen. I try to put others first. I don't always do all those things. I'm trying though. I want to be a better person. Because I have to live with myself. I have to like myself. I know ill get stuff wrong. I know not everyone will like me. But the only person that needs to like me, is me. Right now I do. I've grown a lot this year. I've overcome a lot. I was at my lowest and I pulled myself up and took hold of my life. I chose to be happy. I am excited to see what my 26th year on this planet has in store for me.