Tuesday, January 24, 2017

sunday's rush in blush

sunday started beautifully. 

woke up in a wonderful mood. 
i got up bright and early, actually GOT READY, and was even 30 minutes EARLY.
i wish i could say that i did that all on my own without any reason why but... the only reason i was actually on time and early was because i was singing in sacrament meeting.
and guess what, IT WENT GREAT.

it was such a good sunday you guys!!! 
the speakers were SO good, i survived through my song, our wonderful stake president spoke, and the rest of our classes that day were amazing.
and after church, i actually made myself some food -other than cereal- and headed off to ward choir practice.

like i said, it started off as a great sunday.

i was so excited when i received this shirt from @shopamara clothing in the mail. 
my sister has a similar shirt like this in teal and i've been jealous ever since.
also, i love getting packages in the mail.

online shopping is possibly my new kryptonite.

teal would've been a lovely color but 
i needed it in my life.
the high neck, the ruffled cuffed sleeves and collar, the peplum bottom??
it was a perfect find if i do say so myself.

okay back to sunday.

i've been needing to do a blog post for a while now and sunday was one of my only days this week that i could take pics. 
as i was debating whether or not to do them inside or outside because of the cold & snowy weather, i just decided to be bold and drive up to the canyon to do them.
the roads weren't that bad and it was early enough in the day i thought we'd be fine right?
-what could go wrong?-

we were coming back home from out of the canyon and sooooo excited to get home where it was nice and warm. 
when we saw a car slip on the road. 
we were just like "woah did you see that?"
but i didn't think much of it because we were all the way over on the opposite side of the road going the other way i didn't think anything bad was going to happen to us.

then another car hit that patch on the road and started slipping.
this car wasn't so lucky at correcting and it started to slide through the two lanes that were separating this now sliding car and.... me.

and let me tell ya, THAT was terrifying.

a car was sliding STRAIGHT towards me.

i didn't have any time to really do anything. i couldn't speed up. i couldn't slow down. either way this car was going to hit me. 

i saw the car coming out of the corner of my eye almost perpendicular to my drivers side.
i knew at that moment that we were going to get hit and that this was REALLY happening.

i remember hearing myself scream,
to my roommate, 
(who literally just stayed calm and said "you're okay you're okay you're good we're okay it's going to be okay" the whole time)
and then our car got pushed/we drove off to the side of the road and into a snow bank.

it kind of felt like a rollercoaster ride.

(haha so were my emotions after that point!) 

i didn't cry because of shock.
i mostly cried because my car (whom i love so very much) was now crushed.
but i am so so so thankful that nobody got hurt. 
my car accident could've ended a lot worse than it was.

but holy cow i am so grateful for a Father in Heaven who is looking out for me.
and for the power of prayer.
i was praying that whole trip for protection.
from the moment i got in the car and started driving there i was constantly praying.
-because okay the canyon can give ya a lil anxiety especially in the snow-
and even though it didn't end in the way that i thought it would... even though i still got hit... i didn't have a scratch on my body, no broken bones, and me and my roommate are still alive.
-the other car was totally fine as well- so that's also good!

this week has been a little rough ugh and it's only tuesday but i know that it'll get better. 
and i know God has a plan for all of us.
and that He KNOWS where i am at all times and what i NEED.
and that there is always something to learn from the trials and experiences that we go through.
even though i don't know what that is right now, this experience has truly been humbling and it reminds me to never take the moments in life that we have for granted. 

people say all the time, "you never know when it'll be your last"
but that could not be more true.

love others, love often, and live life to it's fullest!
 tell the ones you love that you love them and share that love with the rest of the world. 
tell your family you love & miss them.
tell you friends.
be there for other people and let other people be there for you.
(that's one i am DEFINITELY having to work on, especially since the accident)
haha i just like being independent and i feel like i can do everything by myself and on my own and that i don't need anybody else... however we all need to let people in! 
we will only grow so much more if we do.

we can't do it all on our own.
we need Heavenly Father in our lives constantly.
we need His constant protection.
His constant love and support.
He never abandons us!!!

i know that to be true.

thank you for all of your kind words and support the past few days. all of your texts, calls, and little check ups to see if i'm doing okay! 

i love you all thanks for reading!

xoxo // kenzie kaye

blush pink peplum top // aero stretchy jean leggings // similar see here  // bohme boutique bag 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

moosin' in the woods

over the break i was able to shoot with one of my favorite photographers in utah.

and to be honest i could post every single one of these pictures and never get tired of them.
this kid is #TALENTED.
so funny, so sweet, and honestly looks like he could be my little brother because of his hair color! 

i really am just honored to even have the chance to shoot with him and i know this won't be the last photoshoot you see from him. 
i would love to work with him again.

you know, i love living in a place like utah where there are so many talented and creative artists. i feel like i am surrounded by so many people no matter where i go in this state who are great bloggers, photographers, artists, singers, influencers, business makers, and shop owners.

i mean some of my favorite bloggers have all started out in UTAH. 
and now they are making it big time in the blogging world and world of fashion. 
i love it.

okay i'm going to let you guys in on a little secret..
i've probably worn this sweater five times already and i refuse to take it off.
it's the comfiest thing.

thank you +Forever 21 for coming in clutch lately.

hahaha but for real guys, i am loving their sweater selection lately.
this sweater is the warmest fabric and i love the bell sleeves on it. 
it feels like i'm wearing a snuggie. which come on, when is that NOT a good thing.
i love the little turtleneck as well. 
i could not be happier about the styles that are coming back from the 90s now. 
i've heard that history repeats itself... and usually that can be seen as a bad thing... but with these turtlenecks.... there's just no way. 
it's too good to be true. keep them coming.

i loved my break here in utah. we had some snow pound us into the ground but i feel like we're still doing alright.
it's weird that it's raining in december but hey, it's melting the some of the crazy snowbanks away. 

in my last post you heard all about my crazy parallel parking in the snow experience..
it's a week later
here's the newest update: 

the day after parallel parking i left to go to work only to find myself STUCK in the SNOW. 
so i dug my tires out of the snow using the only thing i had... a snow scraper. 
(thank goodness for cell phones and dads to call upon when you are stuck in a slippery situation.)

after working on my car for about a half hour, there was still no luck.
luckily we had an angel emerge from a nearby apartment and he helped push my car out. 
-with the help of another angel who had to rush in-
so i had two dudes, random strangers, but super nice guys push me out of the snow! 
and i am so so thankful.

a few days later my prayers were answered and i got an email saying I GOT AN OFFICIAL PARKING SPOT. 
so now i no longer have to parallel park in the snow. 
what a blessing.
it was actually the best christmas present ever.

i know i talk about the new year a lot but i have this new drive in me that i didn't have last year. 
i am so excited to get the ball rolling on so many ideas and projects i have for this year.
i want to improve in so many aspects of my life and what better way to start them than a brand new year.

// some of my new years resolutions include // 

thinking happy thoughts about yourself/replace bad thoughts with a good one

exercise at least 3-6 times a week

drink at least one tall glass of water every day
-invest in a water bottle-
(many of you don't know the importance of this but for somebody who hates drinking water/thinks its gross...this is a huge one)

read a new book cover to cover

make the most of every day

don't let fear stop you from trying new things, or ANYTHING, for that matter

try a new food/learn to cook

visit every temple in utah

hike somewhere new 

take lots of pics

go to bed earlier/get at least 8-9 hours of sleep a night
(and for a college student that's.. something i definitely need to work on)

read the entire book of mormon before the summer ends

the list could go on and on. 
but those are just a few that i really want to focus on.
i want to be productive this year and i don't want life to slip away from me. 
so i feel like having some definite goals will help me accomplish that.

thank you so much for following/reading along. 
i love you all and i am so excited to share this new year with you!!! 

xoxo // kenzie kaye

forever 21 sweater // hollister high rise jeans // blush pink hat // similar see here // black booties // similar see here 

Monday, January 2, 2017

turning blue // turning two

oh how especially odd it is to look back at this post and see the tree still with berries and leaves because literally two days later they're covered in a buttload of snow.

so tonight after work i was driving home in a snowstorm and let me tell ya, THAT was quite the experience. 
have you ever tried parallel parking in the snow??? ya, well i am saving you now, and don't. 
whatever you do just don't.

i have come to find out that it's the literal worst.
you all will be my witnesses, if i don't die by the time the snow clears, it'll be a miracle.

how bout we try to make a hashtag trend:

ok lol jk that was funny... but i'm actually serious.

when i moved down here to provo a couple of months ago.....
 they told me, "oh yeah everyone will get a parking spot it just might not be at their building"
i said.. "okay that's fine, that's not bad"
i move in... "hi what's the 411 with the parking passes?"
they say.. "oh yeah well all of the spots are filled up so you're going to be 12th on the waitlist."

yes.. 12th.

but hey there is still slight hope!
i asked about parking passes for the new semester because there are a ton of people moving out and changing contracts and they told meeeeee...

"im 1st. on the list."

yes... you heard me... 1st.

i'm just letting you all know that if i have to go this entire semester... knowing that I AM ONE SPOT AWAY FROM GETTING A PARKING PASS. AND I DON'T GET ONE...?

I may die.

so this is why i am creating the hashtag.
this is why i might actually die.
and this is why you will all be my witnesses.

okay i apologize my rant is over :)

in 2017 i have a goal to *stick to a blogging routine*
i am going to try my very very best to get on a posting schedule. 
so that you will have a new post every single week.

ooh and guess what!?!? 


happy happy birthdayyyy

-lol wish i had some fun birthday post but this is all i got-

(( maybe i should make another goal to actually prepare my posts in advance ;) haha )) 

i've decided that in 2017, i really want to put more effort into my blog and really build it up to what i want it to be.
i feel like i didn't really have the motivation or desire to work on my blog for a very long time.
whenever i thought about blogging i was like, "yeah well that's kind of my sister's thing, i'm still learning.... i'm not very good at it... i don't post very often."

but now realizing that it's my blog's second birthday, i'm going to start owning the fact that i have a blog. 
i am going to make my dreams and goals happen in 2017 and i am going to make some dang good memories!
i love blogging! i love photography. i love modeling. i love acting. i love singing. i love music. i love art. i love drawing. i love watercoloring. i love videography. i love instagram and social media. and i love being creative. i love collaborating. i love learning. i love meeting other, creative people just like me!!
i want to get out there, meet other bloggers, meet photographers, videographers, fashionistas, designers, artists.. 

and then i want to share it. write about it. and post all of it.

i want to share about my life. my journey. my fashion. my experiences. my adventures. 

thank you all for coming on this journey with me and reading all about me and my crazy, sometimes stupid, but wonderful ideas! 

i could not be more ready to start a new chapter and turn over a new leaf here in 2017. 
here's to improving! goal setting! and most importantly... not dying!! ;)

xoxo // kenzie kaye

blue sweater // forever 21 // plaid dress // bohme boutique // navy tights // payless shoes // marble earrings // francesca's // suede navy booties // hm