FALL DECOR ROUNDUP

FALL DECOR ROUNDUP

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hey all!

thursday thursday THURSDAY

thank god its thursday, TGIT if you will… speaking of, if you haven’t watch HTGAWM on netflix – its so BOMB! so today, i thought that i should share some fall decor because i am now feeling the ~fall vibes~ even though its still like 80 degrees over here in CA!

i’m feeling so fall in terms of gold so i am going with that theme.

once again, a note to all my readers – ‘wishlist’ does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

let’s get started why don’t we!

/ ‘grateful’ wall art /

this is such a cute sign from nordstrom and would be super cute hung in bedrooms or living rooms.

/ gold flying pig trinket box /

i love this trinket box and think its honestly cute for any time of year

/ wood serving boards /

these would be perfect for your thanksgiving table

/ ‘girls wanna be CEOs’ trinket dish /

this is also just a really cute dish for your living or bedroom

/ kate spade polka dot picture frame /

this would be a really cute frame with a picture of family and friends for fall time.

/ rhino trinket dish /

same for other trinket box applies

/ jack russell book ends /

these are super cute and i think that they are just perfect for fall!

/ ‘thankful’ placemat /

this would also be perfect on your thanksgiving table – or honestly for all of fall

/ gold pumpkin /

this is such cute target decor!

i hope you guys enjoy my post!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

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my favorite free LA activities

my favorite free LA activities

hey guys!

traveling is no cheap experience. i mean y’all it costs a TON of money to fly places and stay in hotels and THEN when you get to your destination it costs MORE money to do the fun things you want to do and also you pay for food!

since travel costs so much i really wanted to do a free – to low cost LA activities list for my LA GUIDE!

here we go!

#1: the broad

 

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as i have mentioned before, the broad is a super cool FREE art museum in LA! its amazing – and if i were you i would definitely go! but get tickets far in advance!

#2: griffith observatory:

 

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its free just to go and walk around – and of course take the pictures.

#3: wall crawl

 

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i love walking around looking and taking photos at walls!

#4: check out USC

 

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i may be partial, but i think USC is a pretty awesome campus!

#5: santa monica pier

 

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best place- free and you can take the metro to stay away from parking

#6: arts district

 

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you can walk around and browse to find super cool stuff!

#7: metro bikes

 

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okay so this one has a little charge, but my friend Taryn from Pasadena Charm did a super cool video on this – and its a really cool and exciting way to get around LA!

i hope you guys enjoy!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

How to Make A Study Guide : the M&MH Way

How to Make A Study Guide : the M&MH Way

hey guys!

since its prime fall season and i’ve been in school for almost two months – and i FINALLY feel like i have my senior year down i felt like it is kinda the best time to share some of my study and study guide tips that i have found helpful this year!

here we go!

know you guys can always check out some of my favorite study guides and bullet journal layouts on my pinterest here! and follow my board for my all time favorite content

but lets really get started why don’t we!

#1: read the book/chapter/section

this one kinda goes without saying, but i’m acing my classes because i am putting in the time and the work to read the chapter and take the notes. i have seriously put in the time to read the chapter in my history of world religions class and it is making all the difference because it makes it totally easy to participate and rack up points that way too – if your teachers take points for participation!

#2: take messy and detailed notes

so every time i read the book/chapter/section i take notes. i start off with super messy but detailed notes. i have found this to be the best way to get all of the best notes written down and put a first time down in your memory and its a great way to better understand the chapter/section that you read. its also good for quick moving fast notes that you can fill in later in class – and add stuff before you spend time making pretty notes.

#3: rewrite your notes

this is why i take messy notes, i like to rewrite my notes and make them look super nice. i saw this tactic on pinterest – they said, to take messy but detailed notes and then rewrite them – not only do your notes then look pretty when you study or prepare for tests but writing it twice really is a great way of studying for ourselves. the notes in my picture above are my buddhism notes for history of world religions which i just rewrote for a quiz later this week!

#4: make notecards and carry them in your purse

i was a HUGE fan of quizlet in the past but the second i get on my phone i get distracted. its just a fact of life that my phone is super distracting and although quizlet is AWESOME because its easier to type it in – and just copy and paste – and its also AMAZING because i can plug it into the aux in my card and listen to them play in the morning before tests i found i definitely don’t learn – or remember enough for my quizlets i have started to make flashcards too. i carry them in my sweatshirt pocket at school and also in purse on the weekends – and also its so much better to write things – as i mentioned before!

i hope you enjoy!

xoxo

kwe monogramkate wins!

3rd Birthday Giveaway

3rd Birthday Giveaway

hey guys!

i have done a few special things in honor of my third birthday, the museum of ice cream, creating a youtube channel and i thought that this would be the best way to continue the 3rd birthday celebration for my blog!

here we go!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

you should click the link above to enter my giveaway for

voluspa candles, ban.do notebook, kate spade ‘bits and baubles’ bag and a smith and cult dark green nail polish!

giveaway ends october 25th!

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

 

I Did a Thing…

hey guys

so i did a thing…

i made a youtube channel! and a youtube video…

not gonna lie here this was freaking scary – just to put yourself out there like this, but i seriously want to thank my sister alix for being out here filming this for me entirely – and editing it she’s a seriously amazing editor and she helped me to create something that was exactly what i wanted – thanks alix!

i hope you guys enjoy this video, i am not really planning on regularly posting on youtube, but i will definitely be back to posting later this fall and definitely this winter when i teach myself how to edit videos!

i hope y’all enjoy!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)

My Favorite Pink Products for October

My Favorite Pink Products for October

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hey guys!

i am sure you all know, but october is breast cancer awareness month, and for breast cancer, the color is pink. alot of brands have been creating products for breast cancer awareness and they are so awesome. since its october now, i thought what better than to share my favorite breast cancer awareness products!

although i am sharing these products, if you have the means, it is always best to give to charity yourself – but these products are just a little icing on top of the cake – because when you purchase they give!

once again, a note to all my readers – ‘wishlist’ does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here we go:

/bobbi brown makeup/

a $69 value for only $55 and for an amazing cause this “pink peony belize” blush and brush set gives $11 of the profits from every purchase to support breast cancer research.

/dogeared bracelet double link bracelet/

with 40% of the retail sales of this adorable classic dogeared ‘karma’ bracelet going to NBCF – why not treat yourself to this adorable bracelet made in the USA! i am living for the pink ties closing it – and i am sure you would too!

/beauty blender bubble/

i love the beauty blender product – and they just came out with a baby pink bubble beauty blender – which gives 50% of profits to “Look Good, Feel Better” foundation! the color is adorable and there is ALWAYS a good use for a beauty blender!

/tory burch tote in pink quartz/

when you buy this ADORABLE tory burch tote in the best – almost millennial pink color this october, tory gives 20% of the profits to BCRF, the breast cancer research foundation. this bag is supposedly AH-MAZ-ZING and i’d believe it, its the perfect size for work and who can deny buying a pink bag!

/ray bans in pink & gold/

when you buy any pink sunglasses from glassesUSA, (that means pink lenses, pink frames you name it!) they give 10% to support breast cancer. i know it is not really the time of year for sunglasses anymore (well it always is in CA) but pink sunglasses are just perfect okay!

/s’well bottle in bikini pink/

with 20% going to BCRF, this s’well bottle in ‘bikini pink’ is perfect. hydration is key for health and skincare and its perfect when water is at that perfect temperature, and s’well keeps your drink like that ALL DAY!

/jack rogers sandals/

i have kinda been coveting these for awhile, and when i found out they had this color, the “blush” and they are giving 10% to breast cancer research. also these sandals are classic preppy so there is no way to go wrong.

/dooney and burke/

this dooney and burke shopper is just adorable. i really can’t explain why i like it, but i have always kinda had an affinity for totes and the fact that d&B is giving 20% to BCRF just makes it perfect!

did i mention that pink is my favorite color? well it is…

anyway i hope you guys enjoyed my post today!

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins)

3 Years

3 Years

hey all!

wow, three years…

i mean seriously THREE YEARS

in my time, three years is almost 1/6 of my entire lifetime. its the amount of time

its the amount of time i have been in high school and that just feels all so real and crazy to me.

three years to me is all of the hard work i have put into my blog. the HOURS of photography, linking, coding, editing and designing mean the absolute world to me. the two names, the four re-designs, the pinterest and the instagram accounts have taught me so much about running a company and a passion project that is entirely my own and helping me to essentially figure out what i want to do with my life.

i have developed a fashion sense which is entirely my own and has given me the confidence to strut my stuff in the best of ways. i know a few things about the FTC that most 17-year old girls probably don’t know.

i have learned INSANE time management. i not only attend high school full time, but i am a gold award girl scout  (the highest level in girl scouting), i member of my school’s golf team, a volunteer in my community and an artist sharing my eye with the world. running my blog has taught me to value business – and also to make time for fun in my life and ways to do new things.

but most importantly, i know myself. macarons and must haves has given me the platform to be myself and share what i love – and what i don’t as well as sharing my life. this blog has become one of the most important things and an awesome way to document my journey through high school as a develop my style and  my own eye in design and fashion.

i love you macarons and must haves!

thank you all for 3 wonderful years –  here’s to many more.

xoxo

kwe monogram(aka kate wins!)