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DRIVING

hey all!

guess who got her drivers license!

ME

so last two thursdays ago, september 15th, i took the test at the california DMV for

driving is super fun and really cool, but also really extremely scary. there is one minute that you can be on the road, and the next you could be flipped over on the side of the road.

and why should i worry so much, i think there is an importance within fear. this fear provides caution and allows for one to always been careful to make sure that you are paying attention for all of the necessary time that you are driving in.

i have learned so much from driving.

driving has taught me to be able to focus while listening to music and also that there is always something that you are missing.

if you are a driver, you know you do not only check once, but you check twice to make sure that you are not missing  a car coming, because if you do, you will have exreme trouble.

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so there is a really funny gif from bobs burgers of tina (the character with the bowl cut right above) from an episode where tina learns how to drive.

here is the clip

so watch it, its really totally funny, and very relevant to every situation. i just love the freedom that comes with driving, even though i only have really driven to go golfing alone! but it is something different!

i hope that you enjoy!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

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Music in My Head – September

hey all!

do you know the feeling where you can’t really get a song out of your head! like you are sitting taking a test and all of a sudden selena gomez comes into your head?

well i have decided to share with y’all all of the songs that have been playing in my head all month this month!

here is my playlist

so here is what i have on my list, or what i found with myself that i was singing, like WAY too much

  1. Kill Em With Kindness by Selena Gomez
    1. as mentioned before, i was literally taking a test when this one came into my head. seriously i love this song so much, i sing it all the time! and all of my golf gals know :))) KILL EM KILL EM KILL EM
    2. favorite line: “Your lies are bullets. Your mouth’s a gun”
  2. Heathens by Twenty-One Pilots
    1. THIS SONG! first of all, it is from the suicide squad (which i have not yet seen, but i have heard that it is amazing). it is on the radio ALL THE TIME, which is probably the reason why i always find myself singing it!
    2. favorite line: “Why’d you come, you knew you should have stayed. I tried to warn you just to stay away. And now they’re outside ready to bust. It looks like you might be one of us”
  3. Closer by the Chainsmokers & Halsey
    1. Okay, this comes with a funny anecdote. At my school, we have a spoken word club where at lunch on friday anyone is allowed to come up and do a poem or spoken word piece. this can really be anything from something from a famous author, yourself, or you can recite the lyrics to a song. one of my friends went up and recited this song in front of most of the student body and i was just cracking up! it was so funny, and it has been in my head ever since.
    2. favorite line: “From your roommate back in Boulder. We ain’t ever getting older”
  4. Cold Water by Justin Bieber and Major Lazer
    1. this is just a total feel good song for me. its a pump up running song, or when i am golfing alone, i put in my headphones and hit balls crazy up in here like zach efron!
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    3. favorite line: “And if you feel you’re sinking, I will jump right over
      Into cold, cold water for you”
  5. Too Good by Drake & Rihanna
    1. first of all, drake and rihanna need to date. they both have such amazing musical talent which the world needs to see together more often. this is also one of my pump up songs, it is great when i am getting ready for an event, like putting makeup on.
    2. favorite line: “My friends always feel the need to tell me things. Seems like they’re just happier than us these days”
  6. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) Hamilton
    1. HAMILTON, you didn’t expect that i would go through a music post without mentioning hamilton. so this unit in APUSH we studied the battle of yorktown, so i just listened to that like a bajillion times. AND it was actually super helpful!
    2. my favorite line: “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory. This is where it gets me: on my feet the enemy ahead of me. If this is the end of me, at least I have a friend with me weapon in my hand, a command, and my men with me.”
  7. Take a Break Hamilton
    1.  this is a total pump up song. i love the letter reading in the song, and the beat just makes me so happy.
    2. my favorite line: “My dearest, Angelica. ‘Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day.’ I trust you’ll understand the reference to another Scottish tragedy without my having to name the play.
      They think me Macbeth, and ambition is my folly.”
  8. Hurricane Hamilton
    1. THIS IS MY BELT SONG. now i sit in my car and pull the windows down and sing really REALLY loud to this song, so i love to belt out this song because its just so passionate, and intense.
    2. my favorite line “I wrote financial systems into existence and when my prayers to God were met with indifference I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.”
  9. Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes
    1.  okay, so why is shawn mendes is so attractive!! his voice is so melodious and listening to it can be comparable to listening to an angel from the heavens sing. this song is my fave to listen to in the van on the way to golf with my team.
    2. my favorite line: “‘Cause I know I can treat you better than he can and any girl like you deserves a gentleman”
  10. Needed Me by Rihanna
    1. THIS SONG IS ULTIMATE JAM!! you don’t even understand, whenever this song comes in i dance, and if you know me, i am not particularly a dancer in any form, so its a little weird for me.
    2. my favorite line: “Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage? **** your white horse and a carriage”

i hope y’all enjoyed this post!!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

Brunch Babes

hey all!

so on one of these past sundays, i went to a birthday part brunch for one of my best friends! so i am gonna share pictures of my outfit and also

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here are pictures of me and my friends and we had so much fun and obviously had to take a ton of cute photos! the first one is me and my friend carly, the second one is me and my friend rachel and the last one is meg, natalie and i!

here is a few group shots of all of us!

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i love going out to brunch with my friends, and i think that brunch is a super cute birthday party idea and its super easy to plan and always turns out super well!

so i wore my lilly pulitzer dress (no longer in stock / similar) with my steve madden wedges

well i hoped you enjoyed!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

My Bullet Journal Supplies!

hey all!

so, about a week ago, i made this post, about my bullet journal.

so as you might know, it takes a few tools to really use and make your bullet journal stand out!

so today, i wanted to share with y’all my favorite bullet journal tools!

so to start off!

i have a box full of my washi tape, cool scissors, stamps and ink

box / michaels plain washi tape color pack / target tape ( this is one of the many that i own) / paper source planet washi tape

a lot of people love washi tape, but it is also really expensive! so its really good to buy the sets of washi tape at michaels or the dollar section at target has a lot of really nice washi tape for $1, which is super cheap!

next my journal

i have a leuchtturm1917 journal which is freaking amazing! it is perfect for bullet journaling because it has a built-in index and already numbered pages.

i specifically have the pink colored one with “dotted” pages which means that there are dots that would be lines.

on my journal, i have a monogram sticker from etsy here! and i have it in “style 2”

for my pens!

i love my pens so much, they are really the most important tool for me because i love bright and crazy colors!

so i have:

stabilo / zebra mildliners / staedlter pens

i love the pens because they are all porous point, which means that they are like sharpie tips but have an extremely thin tip.

they are amazing pens are perfect for all writing and drawing!

hope you enjoyed!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

September : National Yoga Month

hey all!

i cannot believe it is already september 18th! its crazy that times goes by so fast! i

i can’t believe that only 6 months ago i was still taking yoga classes! i started the first week of february and went all the way till the first week of june. this was an amazing class which i had either twice or three times a week.

this class really put me in an amazing peace of mind. i seriously loved and from there i took a few small lessons around my area and i started to remember again why i loved it so much. but with my lack of time and lack of mobility (ability to get to the classes) i really couldn’t get back into the classes full time.

so!

hearing that this month, september is national yoga month, i became very excited, of course, i want to get back into classes, but because y’all know (from my article about routine) that my amount of time is severely lacking, and we did a time scheduling worksheet with my advising group, and i only had 12 hours free! 12 HOURS PER WEEK!

12 HOURS PER WEEK!

and that isn’t counting blogging. so i have 12 hours to fit in my blog, my social life, AND keeping up with my netflix shows.

so i have decided to put together a board on pinterest of different yoga poses that i can do at home…

take a peep here!

so i am going to share a few of my favorite pins with yoga “how tos”

i hope you enjoyed my post today!!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

 

Early Fall Looks

hey all!

i classify now as early fall? don’t you!

so since tody is a  thursday, today is my fashion day! so i wanted to show  you guys some fall looks that i put together!

so here we go!

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top / jeans / shoes / purse / blue phone case / marble phone case / clear phone case / apple watch / bobble hair tie / sunglasses

this is one of my favorite looks! and its one of the more colorful looks i have put forth in this post. i love the shirt and it can be nice for fall because of the long sleeves. this look can alternatively be paired with anything silver colored rather than gold (as shown in this look i put together).

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top / skirt / shoes / palette / sunglasses / earrings / purse 

a more neutral look, the white skirt is probably not great for “after labor day” but personally, i love how the white skirt looks with the stark black shirt, but you could also do with an olive skirt or a brown skirt.

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top / skirt / shoes / apple watch / earrings / purse / sunglasses

for fall i love the olive green color. i think it works as an “extra” neutral because of its dark color. and i mentioned before, i just love the neutrals for fall! and these shoes are so cute because of their lace up thing, and they come in so many cute colors!

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top / skirt / bag / shoes / sunglasses / palette / bracelet / watch

i absolutely love this look because of the grid-print skirt. i think that it is a really classic print, even though this look is on the grungier side of the looks that i put forward today, but fall truly is one of the grungier seasons!

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dress / shoes / bag / sunglasses / earrings / bracelets / phone case / nail polish

casual dresses are always my favorite! you can wear them anywhere! you can wear them: out to lunch, out to brunch, out to dinner, out shopping, to see a movie, to see a show really any reason can be a reason to wear a casual dress! so i LOVE this topshop dress, its a great color, that grey and the style is perfect!

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dress / bag / shoes / sunglasses / palette / camera / bracelet

off the shoulder clothing really is my favorite kind of clothing. and this baby pink color is so SWOON, i really do enjoy it. also i know that the sandals are not really fall-like, but for california, all the time is sandal time!

so i seem to be on a neutral colored aesthetic for all of these styles. so! i hope that you enjoyed my little post!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

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My Bullet Journal : My Favorite Waste of Time

hey all!

when you know what they say  “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

out well i LOVE spending time in my bullet journal. which i probably spend about an hour per week setting up or filling out.

do you know what a bullet journal is? well about six months ago i didn’t either well this is the cover of my bullet journal.

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so basically in bullet journaling, you use an empty notebook and make a planner. i use a notebook called LEUCHTTURM1917. i absolutely love this notebook because it comes with page numbers and an index, so you can track your months and look back to pages if necessary.

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sorry that these are such low-quality pictures, but here is what my weekly layout looks like. i layout my week, then use colorful washi tape to decorate. i typically buy my washi tape from target, paper source and maido. and i use STABILO pens in my planner, but i layout with muji pens.

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here is my monthly layout. also for each month, i make a “spending log” where i track how much money i make or spend. i also make what is called a habit tracker where i track how many days in a month i slept 8 hours, or any habit that i would like to to better with.

sorry for the low quality pictures. i will share again soon how i make my bullet journal and how i write *(etc)

thanks for reading!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)