My Summer Bucket List Last Update

hey all!

remember at the end of june when i updated you all on my summer bucket list, well at that point, my list looked like this:

  1. go to sockerbit
  2. make homemade pasta
  3. try out different local yoga studios (to find a perfect fit for me!)
  4. go to katsuya
  5. complete my first round of college prep testing
  6. visit disneyland
  7. go to diddy riese
  8. run a blog giveaway
  9. try to get out more often with friends
  10. go to perch 
  11. go swimming!
  12. watch fireworks
  13. go to alfreds tea
  14. visit la flower mart
  15. try to take more pictures
  16. go to cafe gratitude
  17. organize my closet and get rid of unnecessary clothes
  18. get my makeup organized
  19. go to  gracias madre
  20. stay a weekend in newport beach

and now my list looks like this!

  1. go to sockerbit
  2. make homemade pasta
  3. try out different local yoga studios (to find a perfect fit for me!)
  4. go to katsuya
  5. complete my first round of college prep testing
  6. visit disneyland
  7. go to diddy riese
  8. run a blog giveaway
  9. try to get out more often with friends
  10. go to perch 
  11. go swimming!
  12. watch fireworks
  13. go to alfreds tea
  14. visit la flower mart
  15. try to take more pictures
  16. go to cafe gratitude
  17. organize my closet and get rid of unnecessary clothes
  18. get my makeup organized
  19. go to  gracias madre
  20. stay a weekend in newport beach

so i completed 1o out of my 20, so here is what my other looked like:

#3: I tried out yoga houses in my area, and i absolutely love yoga so much, I forgot how much i loved it when i had taken a semester of it at my high school

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My Back to School Finishing Touches

hey all!

so, since i officially go back to school in 4 days, i wanted to share with y’all my finishing touches for before school

my back to school finishing touches:

so its very important to plan some easy ways to make / buy some easy lunch foods to eat, so i picked out snacks and lunches! see the ones that i like.

planning snacks to DIY or buy:

peanut butter oat squares / oatmeal granola bars / chewy peanut butter granola bars / homemade fruit leathers

planning lunches to DIY:

microwave mac and cheese / freezer bean burritos / homemade spaghetti-ohs /

homemade hot pockets / sesame noodles

so some of my other last finishing touches include cleaning my adidas, in the article below it explains in steps how to clean your old shoes

how to clean adidas leather shoes

my next step would be loading all of my pens into my pencil case for school, at this point i also color coded my pens. i put labels on each of my pens that i need for taking certain notes.

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my other finishing touches include packing my backpack and labeling all of my supplies. i bought monogram stickers from DavisVinylCreations on etsy. i absolutely love their product and would recommend these stickers to anyone!

hope you enjoy!

let me know about all your finishing touches for school!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

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MY SISTER’S DORM ROOM

hey all!

so about six days ago, my sister moved into her dorm at usc, so today I am gonna share with you all what her dorm looks like, and whats in her dorm!

lets get started!

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okay, so i thought that you could do alot with dorm rooms. turns out that even how hard you try it still looks like a dorm room! you can’t get away with it looking small

what is on the bed:

grid duvet cover / everyday is an adventure pillow / black and white pattern pillow (similar) / pillow backrest / blanket

whats on the walls:

hamilton poster (printed at kinkos) / command hanging strips / pictures

whats on the desk:

storage boxes / storage boxes patterned / printer / sorting rack / pen box

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and here she is!

happy college student! she started classes yesterday, and shes enjoying her dorm room!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

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My Back to School To Do List

hey all!

today is august the 21st and i officially go back to school in 8 days.

oh my god, EIGHT DAYS!!!

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i am kinda excited but very scared because i still have alot of stuff to do before school starts

so naturally i still have stuff to-do, of course

so today i wanted to share what my to-do list still consists of at the moment:

  • label all of my school supplies
  • make my binder covers
    • you can download ones that i made here blue / pink / purple
    • follow the link onto the website : canva where you can edit and change to which class or block you want for your own binders!
  • put together your uniform / outfits for school days
  • put together my backpack
    • organize my essentials kit (advil, eye drops, mints/gum, hair ties/hair pins and lotion, etc.)
  • put together my locker
    • grab my carpet, locker shelf and mini white board
  • take a trip to costco
    •  buy easy snack options and last minute paper needs
  • make copies of my schedule for around the house and different school supplies
    •  i like to print out my schedule and hang it in different locations around my house to help to memorize my schedule
  • organize my desk area
  • organize my white / cork boards
    •  throw away unnecessary papers, etc

i have to admit, this is kinda all i have to do except for homework!

so tell me what you still are having to do before school!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

 

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My Back to School Wishlist

hey all!

welcome back to my back to school series!

today i have for you a post about my wishlist for the stuff that i still want before school.

i have a few different categories so i am gonna share with you all of the things that i want!

so here we go:

pencil cases :

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  1. Threshold Pencil Case with Pink Dots
  2. UO Flamingo Cosmetics Pouch

  3. Pencil Case – Nate Berkus
  4. UO Souvenir Printed Pouch

  5. Printed Zip Makeup Bag

  6. BAGGU Medium Flat Zip Pouch

pens & accessories :

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  1. STAEDTLER® Marker Pen, Fine Tip, 20ct
  2. Westcott® Pointed Kids Scissors
  3. Sharpie® Marker Pen, Fine Tip, 5ct
  4. Zebra NC5 Highlighter Mildliner

  5. Scotch Washi Tape Holly
  6. Scotch Washi Tape Poppy

notebooks and agendas :

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  1. Cambridge Large Twin Wire Notebook
  2. Bethany Mota Color Your Own Journal
  3. Day Designer Weekly/Monthly Planner, 2016-2017
  4. Sugar Paper® Weekly/Monthly Planner, July 2016 – June 2017
  5. Cambridge Small Twin Wire Notebook

well i hope that you have enjoyed my wishlist post of the school supplies that i like!

let me know if you have any school supplies you think that i might like!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

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An Update with Kate : Teach Me How to Say Goodbye

hey all!

so as of tomorrow, August 17th my only sister will be moving into her college dorm.

basically i have two feelings about this…

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so basically i am really not sure what to feel.

this is gonna be the first time i have been without her for more than two weeks, so basically its gonna be a HUGE difference for me.

so why am i happy?

because she’s going to a GREAT school (she’s going to USC film school!!). she’s living her dream by going to the best film school in the country that is so high tech and ahead of basically everything.

i am also happy because she won’t be too far, i mean she could have ended up in new york, but instead she will be attending the closest school that she applied to, (which by the way is only like 18 miles to drive to!)

i am also so happy to see her happy and with her people. i am also WAYYY happy because i got to help her put together stuff for her dorm, which is one of my favorite things (i will totally admit this!!)

so why am i sad?

well, like i said before, i have never been away from her for more than two weeks. so this is gonna be such a shock for my life.

when i was a little kid home alone i used to watch the tv, to keep myself busy. and whenever i would watch tv anyway i would always talk to my sister, whatever i saw that i felt like talking about in that moment. so when she was gone i used to talk to her like she was still there, even though she wasn’t just because i didn’t want to feel lonely.

i just feel sad, and lonely, i know i will feel lonely i mean we spent alot of time together. she drove me around and to school everyday and she was someone that i could always talk to and get a completely honest answer. like we would shop together and she would tell me all of her feelings, even though they might make me upset.

she is never afraid to show her feelings and i will really miss her and miss being with her.

so sadly the sad outweighs the happy, and of course i will miss her alot.

so to summarize my feelings i am sharing the song “one last time” from hamilton.

basically in the song, george washington is telling alexander hamilton that he is stepping down and not running for president for the third term. by doing this, he sets a precedent for two term presidents (and thats it!) so in the song, it uses the real lines of george washington’s farewell address and singing behind it. if you haven’t heard the song you really should give it a listen (and you can google it and find a live version too!) i think that listening to the song would give a great way to relate to how i feel right now. but also, the song is very poetic and really speaks to me in the moment.

i love the line from the song “teach me how to say goodbye”, and thats the line that i identify with at the moment. i want to say goodbye, but its going to be very hard for me, so i need my sister to teach me how to say goodbye, and learn that some goodbyes (even if only for alittle while) are necessary even if you don’t particularly want them to happen.

i know at the moment it hasn’t happened yet, but of course i had to put a hamilton reference in of course!!!!

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well i hope that y’all enjoyed my post! comment if any of you all have dealt with any of this that you would be willing to share!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

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My Back to School Necessities

hey all!

how has your week been? of course, i have been getting ready for back to school!

so today, in my new back to school series i am sharing with y’all my back to school necessities. the stuff i have to have with me at school, my necessary items!

lets go!!

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here are my essentials, ill go one by one

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so first, here is my backpack:

L.L.Bean Deluxe Book Pack -$29 (on sale right now!) : I have had this backpack for many years now, I usually switch up my colors so this year i picked the color dahlia purple this year. I also had it monogrammed in the style “initial flared” a new style for me this year, but i absolutely love it!

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here is my water bottle:

32 oz Wide Mouth Hydroflask -$39.95 : okay, so this water bottle is a little expensive, but it’s a REALLY GREAT WATER BOTTLE. it keeps cold up to 24 hours, and I’ve tested this, i brought it to all day girl scout camp and on an overnight and i didn’t open the bottle till the next morning and there were still large pieces of ice! so basically i just LOVE cold water!

and i have my iphone case and my pencil case!

i have a

iPhone 5 Battery Case , Maxboost Atomic S iPhone Charger For Apple iPhone 5s -$29 : this is a super iPhone charger case! on top of being super cute, it is super functional because it charges so well. so when you forget to charge your phone the night before school you still have access to your phone because of this case!

0.55 liter Really Useful Box – $2.99: this is just supposed to be a storage box, but it works terrifically as a storage box. it holds all of the pens that i need as well as some washi tape and some post-it note flags!

so all, that is pretty much it for my essentials!

i hope that you enjoy, if you have any school essentials please share it with me!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)