Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Words of Wisdom Wednesday : Friendship

{Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out,
but to see who cares enough to break them down.}
Friendship: a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. Friendship is a stronger from of interpersonal bond than an association. A World Happiness Database study found that people with close friendships are happier.
Childhood friendships were about toys, and family creating playtime. We grow older and once we become Adolescence the people we surround ourselves with are those who act the same, are into the same activities, or friends that we grew up with. Adulthood; graduation, marriage, parenthood, and careers can drift apart some of those friendship that you thought were so strong. The time in life that vulnerabilities and quirks mark or break friendships. This though is the time, when true Friendship Bonds occur and your term “Friends for Life” really comes into play. Old Age hits us faster than we expect and responsibilities become less and less, pressures of the world seem a little less significant; friendship is what you have to lean on. Friendship is important for a person’s well-being. Sometimes there are just those times when you need nothing more than a friend.
ADULTHOOD
 
 
 
 
Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spread across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends.
much love, kenzie.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Talk on The Block..

So, What is Hot in Tinsel Town..

More Babyyy News.!


RACHEL WOOD & Spouse Jamie Bell welcomed their little boy into the world.

PENELOPE CRUZ & Javier Barden welcomed their 2nd bundle of joy. A girl this time around for them.. Their little one was born the same day as the George the Royal Bundle of joy. Sounds like destiny to me, anyone hear Wedding Bells in their future.

FERGIE celebrated her pregnancy with her friends this weekend at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Gayby shower was lavish and a star studded event, what else do you expect from Fergie though.

Not in Babyy News..

Mr. Justin Bieber is at it again; US Border agents found Marijuana on his tour bus when it was stopped at the US-Canada Border. Justin tweeted "I'm a lucky guy" on tuesday morning, nothing like slipping right through the cracks the cracks.

and to top it off..
His on-again-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez;
He shows up at her 21st Birthday Bash with a single rose.
But, everyone look at those eyes. Does he not look completely higher than a kite.


This is my personal opinion,,
He is not my favorite person and I think he is kind of pathetic.!

much love, kenzie

Monday, July 29, 2013

6 ways to my heart.!


Have you ever just sat down,
and thought about the things that make your heart melt.?
 Well here is a few of the things that would make you win over my heart.!

Home Cooked Meal

Surprise Delivered Flowers

Cupcakes

Father-Material

Good to your Momma

Surprise Date





Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day:
A day off from the routine,
A day in the sunshine,
A day spent with friends,
A day where memories were made,
 A day where laughter was constant,
A day to remember..


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Welcome Baby.. Royal Baby

Prince William and Duchess Kate welcomed their first child into the world yesterday. A baby boy to be exact, whose name has yet to be released, Kate was said to have had a natural delivery in London’s St. Mary’s Hospital at 4:24 pm yesterday. The baby boy came into this world weighing 8lbs and 6oz. I think it is pretty cool that The Prince was born in the same hospital as his father and uncle.
Princes Charles and Duchess Camilla said “Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.” “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”
Now time for the name game..What do you think it will be.? Something Classic or Something New.? Ooh I can’t wait, but I sure hope they don’t take 7 days like Princess Diana did.
Congratulations William and Kate.!
Much Love, Kenzie.



Weekend Shenanigans

Since I was home sick yesterday, I didn't pay much attention to see if my post had actually published. I had done it through my phone, and it didn't, so here is yesterdays post a day late :)
Saturday night a group of us went to Tuacahn to see Throughly Modern Millie. If you know me, you know I love plays. This was so fun to watch, and of course I loved all the 20 era outfits. It was such a fun night of meeting new friends, having new adventures, and enjoying it all with my little bro. I love how close we are, and how we always do things together. Nothing better than that.!


The on Sunday, it was a nice relaxing day. While growing up we as a family always used to do ear candles in each other. So when Mom came home with two bags, I, of course had to do one on her and see all the gunk that it pulled out haha.! 



Well I hope that everyone has a wonderful Monday.! 
Much love, Kenzie.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Crazy Thing Called LiFE.!

I can't believe just how crazy life gets sometimes.! One second you can enjoy and breath, and the next, your running around like a chicken with your head cut off. I feel like I have been less and less engaged in blogging lately, due to my crazy busy life. I promise though. I will update everyone as soon as I get sometime. Life is a beautiful yet crazy whirlwind, and we are just along for the ride.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Words of Wisdom Wednesday : Life of No Regrets


Today’s Topic: Live a Life of No Regrets

Photo Credit: Ralph Turner

As I sat here pondering what I wanted to write about for my Words of Wisdom Wednesday, I kept thinking about something I had come across just recently. “The best advice I ever received? Simple: Have no regrets. Who gave me the advice? Mum’s the word.” – Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group. I really have started living by that, because I never want to wake up one day and regret that I simple did or didn’t do what I wanted. Branson also said in that interview, “If you asked every person in the world who gave them their best advice, it is a safe bet that most would say it was their mother. I am no exception. My mother has taught me many valuable lessons that have helped shaped my life. But having no regrets stand out above all others, because it has informed every aspect of my life and every business decision we have ever made.”

I started thinking about my past, and where it has leaded me too at this point in my life. I am who I am because of it, but I also wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t learn from mistakes I made in it. I want to never regret the decisions I make or have made; as long as I learn from them, how can I? When everything went south with my last relationship, and I loved home. I found these steps on line, and I personally really like them. How To Live Life With No Regrets. It as simple as the following 13 steps.
 1) Forgive yourself. Everyone makes terrible choices and past mistakes. You can only try to repair and/or learn from them.
2) Start with your relationships. All the people in your life have something to teach you. Take one person in your life at a time and make a list of what they can educate you in. For example, your grandfather might teach you about history or the stock market or football. Your mother could teach you about cooking or some other interest. Even if what they know does not interest you-take the time and try to learn from everyone. Value them.
3) Make sure the people in your life know how much you care and love them. Tell them and show it to them in different ways.
4) Appreciate what you have. Write down 10 gifts (not material things) that you have been given. Post it somewhere you can see it every day.
5) Change any habits that hurt your body. Consuming too much sugar and fat in food, alcohol, drugs and lack of exercise and sleep will slowly kill you. When you are young, it is hard to understand how it can catch up to you when you are older. But it will. Count on it.
6) Stop if you have been abusive, dishonest, neglectful or cruel to any person or animal. Stop. Make amends. It takes a strong person to say "I am sorry, forgive me." However, if the person wants nothing to do with you, back away and write them a letter to beg forgiveness. Healing takes time. They might never want to deal with you again but at least you were responsible for your past actions.
7) Realize that life is messy and it is better to be open to change. You will be a happier and more relaxed human being.
8) Focus more on relationships and interests and less on material things. If you spend your whole life worrying about your appearance or material goods, there will be deep regrets on what you did not pay attention to in life.
9)Remember to avoid giving your time to people or activities that are worthless in the long run. If you are in an abusive relationship - get out. If you can't get out-report them to other people or the law. You are wasting your life so try to go towards people and activities that make you feel fulfilled and happy.
10)Spend as much time with your children as you can. Buying them (your children) things is not the same as just hanging out with them. Pay attention to the small things that they like. Try to accept them as the valuable people that they are.
11) Wishing for what might have been is silly. Accept what you have and be grateful.
12)Treat your mate in life like gold. Even your Ex, Don't fight over money as relationships are more important.
13)Realize that the world is made to fit all types of people, and everybody has a place somewhere to make a change. To start looking for a tomorrow, you must forget the past. The reasons are more important than the events. When you fight for your happiness, nothing can get in the way.
Now I realize that not all of these fit into my life right now, but I believe they will at some point in my life. When they fit into my life, I will be grateful that I have these guidelines to help me through life. (If you read the steps on the internet, you will see the I have fixed some of the grammar, whoever put it on the webpage obviously didn’t have spell check.. Yikes!)

So my question to YOU is this; “Are you living A Life of No Regrets?”
Next question; what is the Best Advice You've Received?
I really do want to hear from you Readers and Followers…
Cause, I would love to post about the best advice you've received.
Much Love, Kenzie.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You Named Your Baby What..?


Alright, I’m going to say it.
Thank goodness it’s not just Utahan’s that come up with these “creative” names for the children they bring into the world.
Now I love being creative with baby names, but sometimes I just look at people and have to ask
“Why; in the world would you ever name your child that.?”

 thank you pinterest for this picture.

msn wonderwall for all these pictures
For starters;
NORTH WEST or DAISY BOO PAMELA
Sadly, it isn’t the first nor the last time that a celebrity will name their child something that is so unfortunate.  
Let’s take a look at some other ones.
Pink and Carey Hart her husband chose WILLOW SAGE HART for their daughter. I actually love Willow & Sage. Willow was chosen to because Pink grew up near a Willow Tree and likes that they are resilient in nature, Sage was chosen because it means cleansing.
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy, her fiancĂ© named their baby boy BINGHAM or Bing for short. Bingham is an important family name for both Matt and Kate, and Kate’s mother Hawn. To me it’s a beautiful thing to keep a family name going strong, whether it is a first or middle name.
Nicole Richey and Joel Madden named their two children HARLOW WINTER KATE & SPARROW JAMES MIDNIGHT MADDEN. I honestly love the name Harlow and Sparrow. Harlow is a nod to classic Hollywood, Jean Harlow and Shalom Harlow are the two inspirations for the name the couple decided on. Sparrow reminded Nicole of Captain Sparrow, and it reminds Joel of the Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Names Sue.”
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham chose HARPER SEVEN BECKHAM. Harper was chosen because of the love that Victoria has for old English Names. Seven was chosen because its meaning for the family, David’s Manchester United’s Jersey is number 7, then too top it off Harper was born on the 7th month on the 7th day, in the 7th hour. So it just fit perfectly. I love the name Harper, just so adorable.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren have named their two girls HONOR MARIE WARREN & HAVEN GARNER WARREN. I love that they both start with the letter “H” and the names they have chosen for their girls have meaning behind it. Like Honor Marie was named after the Virtue, and Haven Garner was named after she was born in her amniotic sac. Cash said, “She was born in her safe haven.”
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied named their son ALEPH MILLEPIED. I honestly saw the name, and wondered what in the world. Where did that come from, but come to find out it is the first letter in the Hebrew language, and it also means number one in Hebrew. I think it a cool story as to why you named your child something out of the norm.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick named their little boy MASON DASH DISICK. Mason is a pretty normal name, and I love it. Dash actually comes from when Kourtney learned her uncle used the name when making dinner reservations, because Kardashian was too difficult. So Dash was chosen as a trible to her last name and her dad’s nickname. I think it is really cool, and he is adorable.!
Jamie Oliver and Juliette Norton have by far I think exceeded the unusual names for their four children. Ready for it, are you sure, ok here they are DAISY BOO PAMELA, POPPY HONEY ROSIE, PETAL BLOSSOM RAINBOW AND BUDDY BEAR MAURICE OLIVER.  There you have it folks. The most unusual odd names you can give your children, by far. Poor, poor, poor children is all I have to say for these ones.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon names their two precious twins MOROCCAN AND MONROE CANNON. Moroccan Scott is names after the room in Mariah’s New York apartment, where Nick proposed to her. Scott is actually Nick’s middle name and his grandmother’s maiden name. I think it amazing that they can share that special meaning of the day where he asked her to be his wife, through their child’s name. Monroe Cannon is names after Marilyn Monroe, who is Mariah’s business inspiration. Monroe doesn’t have a middle name because she is keeping the tradition of her mother, Mariah, not having one.
Kim Kardashian and Kayne West named their daughter NORTH WEST; named after GPS coordinates. Like really, why? I can handle some off the wall names, but North West. I don’t mind the first name, yes it is unusual, but when you throw West on the end. Come on.! Really!
What do you think? Would you ever name your kid some of these unusual names??
Much Love, Kenzie.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Away..

This weekend was spent in the Salt Lake Valley.
Melanie had her Bridal Shower,
and we celebrated Torie's birthday at Tepenyaki
 
Tepanyaki - Jordan Landing
which is a Japanese Steak House
Celebrating a Birthday = Saki Bomb's
Torie = Rookie
 1) Smile for the camera before the Saki Bombs
2) Saki goes in, down it.
3) Chug, love Torie's face!
4) After affect.. Mind you, this is my 4th or 5th and Torie's 2nd.
If you follow me, you know by now how obsessed I am with the sky after a rain storm. I think the clouds are always so beautiful, and the contrast in the sky is unreal. I snapped this shot right out of Beaver, Utah.
Levi, couldn't hold it anymore and made me pull over. I couldn't stop laughing. I just had too do it, and he will probably be mad at me for a while, but ooh well. Good one, for his wedding day, right.?
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
Back to the grind of work..
much love, kenzie.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Letters


Dear Readers: This version of Friday Letters is going to be a bit different, I hope you enjoy it.

I was driving home yesterday after the rain storm that came across Southern Utah. I can tell you this, nothing is more beautiful than the sky after a rain storm. There is just simple beauty in the contrast of the clouds against the dark sky.

When you are caught in the midst of a storm; with patience and time, the turmoil you currently are enduring will surpass. Leaving you with the beauty that life has to offer you, it may take some time to come to realization of what it is. When you do though, it will amaze you at the simplicity of it all.

Give me love when I ain't got nobody
A little hope when I ain't got none at all
Give me love when I ain't got nobody
A little hope when I ain't got none at all
Give me light up ahead on a journey
Give me strength when I'm standing
And faith when I fall
- Kip Moore
I found someone
It just happened outta the blue
Even though I'm moving on
It don't mean that I don't still love you

You'll always have
A place here in my heart
But somewhere in this new life I've begun
I found someone

Well I wasn't surprised
Still it hit me kind a hard
It's hard to believe a little space and time
Could turn into miles and worlds apart
I said I'm happy for you
You deserve the very best
Since you've been gone I've done some praying
Some searching for myself
But it took tears and time down on my knees
And it's not who you'd ever guess
Or who I dreamed it'd be
But in the mirror one morning looking back at me
- Blake Shelton

It just goes to show, that even in the midst of the biggest or smallest storm. There will always be beauty at the end of it. Just has some patience and give it some time, it will all pass over.

Much Love, Kenzie.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Obsessions


I absolutely love opening up my Cosmo magazine and digging into the fashion section, seeing what they think is considered to be trending right now. Which honestly, they are right 90% of the time. Although, some of the fashion that they collaborate together always have me thinking, “why would I ever put those pieces together, I would look like a giant printed mess.” I do get a lot of my idea though, for new outfits, of course. So here are some of my current Summer Obsessions that I couldn’t live without…
For one: I am loving all the bright color blocking that is going on. The reason I love these outfits though, is that they all have tops that are loose mixed with fitting or skinny bottoms.

Two: Pastel Pink, Coral, Mint, Aqua, Sea Foam, Cream, White, Ivory.
 Loving these colors this season, they are so beautiful.!
 
Three: Tucked in shirts. Loving the “vintage” look of it all, and if you follow my instagram. You would know how obsessed I have become with my vintage looks lately. I think my vintage Fendi’s I got started this spiraling process.
 
Four: Metallic. Now I am not into wearing Metallic clothing, but I love accessorizing with lots of sparkles, gold, and silver. I use to not be big into accessorizing, but lately I am quite obsessed.
Five: Cuffed Jeans. I love the look. Plain and simple, plus paring them with a bunch of different styles of tops can change the entire look of the outfit in a simple step.
What are your current Summer Outfit Obsessions.?
Much Love, Kenzie.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Success




Succeed: To accomplish something desired or intended.
Motivation: is a psychological feature that arouses an organism to act towards a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal.
Motivation in my mind is an inner drive to go after what you want in your life.

For those who don’t know me personally; I am a self driven, highly motivated, work driven person. I was brought up to understand that what you want in life will not just be given to you on a silver platter. You will have to rise each and every day, accomplish your goals, and work hard. It was instilled into my head that if you want something in your life; go for it, fight for it, and work for it; until you have it. Nothing will bring you greater happiness, then the happiness you will receive knowing that you are where you are in your life, because you did everything in your power to get there. Life may not be easy, hell it may horrible at times, but when you have the motivation to succeed; you will accomplish anything that you put your mind too. So decide right now. What do you want out of your life? Make a plan, start with something small you can do, and those small “steps” will eventually get you to where you want to be in your life. Just think of the smile on your face, when you have arrived at your destination. It will truly be an amazing day in which you can celebrate the path in which got you to your destination.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, enjoy you Hump Day.!
Much Love, Kenzie.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans.

Wow, I can’t believe how crazy insane this past couple of weeks have been for me. I feel like I have been completely MIA from the blog, which makes me so sad. I love blogging and documenting life, but sometimes life become such a crazy whirlwind that you can’t control. I am back though, for the time being..

Today, before I get to my whole catch up of the weekend; I want to say congrats to my wonderful coworker. Perla and her husband Alex welcomed a baby boy into this world this week. Jared Alexander was welcomed at 7lbs 14oz 22 inches long on July 3, 2013. Congratulations to the new parents! Can’t wait to meet him.!


Now on to my weekend.. So Wednesday was my Friday. Yippee. Lake Powell for the Fourth of July, of course; who would of guessed.! Nothing better than Sunshine, Lake Time, Swimsuits, and Friends; loved every minute of it. Here are the pictures to prove it. Plus; a picture of my adorable nails that I got done on Tuesday, in love; like always. Seriously, Lisa Thompson at Salon Khroma; AhMazzing.!

one: baby brother surfing
two: that would be me surfing, before number five
three & four: wyatt, yeah sometimes he thinks he is a bad ass
five: you know your loved, when your get jumped on.
six, seven, & eight: antelope point marina. buffalo burger, key lime fizz, nachos.
nine: the girlies. myself, kati, and ash.
ten: selfie sunday. may or may not have an obsession with my vintage fendi's.
eleven: the girlies again. seriously, where has ash been this whole time.?
twelve: beastie's have to have a picture, of course.
thirteen: "every sunset gives us one day less to live, but every sunrise gives us one day more to hope."
fourteen: tried the panorama on the camera, but waves and the picture make for a messy one.. oh well still loved it. better luck next time, eh.!
fifteen: purple and grey nails. love them, like always.

that's all folks.!

much love, kenzie.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

one: friday night i went with this stud too movie in the park,
along with my brother and some of sean's friends. it was so much fun.
two: brexton turned 4 and so i spent saturday morning at the splash pad for his bday party.
three: kruze joseph is adorable and i will steal him whenever i possibly can.
four: brother and sister thing in vegas
five: outfit of the night. thank you tjmaxx for my 12 dolla find
six: i finally got to meet maci. isn't she adorbs, and 100 percent daddy look-a-like
seven: jabbawockeez was amazing to say the least, so glad that we got to see them,
eight: max brenner for breakfast on sunday. mocha was the best i've ever had.
triple chocolate pancakes, white chocolate truffle with strawberry waffles,
and the lazy bacon breakfast. yes levi and i share it all. amazing!
nine: shopping at the forums means cheesecake factory. ash and i had to have a picture, duh!

i am so happy that i was able to see these beauties this weekend. i had so much fun, and i dont want them to go back. booooo!