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I love this quote because I feel like it reflects what I want this blog to reflect. Besides the fun stuff I share here like the DIYs and recipes and nail polish stuff, I hope that you get the sense that I’m rooting for every single one of you. I think women in particular need a community where we can feel supported by every other woman, even if we don’t know her personally.

Try to love your imperfections. The imperfections you may hate, might be something someone else loves about you.

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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Better believe it, babe.

If someone treats you like a yellow starburst (which to be honest, I don’t think they’re all that bad but that’s besides the point), then guess what? They’re the one who’s the yellow starburst.

We all know those people who put others down just to lift themselves up. Get away from those people. Ctl + alt + Delete that shit. You know your worth! *Stands up and shouts “yeah!” while pumping fist in air*

Pink starbursts for life!

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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Hi friends!

I just want you to look at that quote up there and ask yourself one thing: Do you want to become a distinctive person? It’s not often that we think of ourselves as being distinctive. Special? sure! Funny? sometimes. Successful? hopefully. Distinctive? That one hadn’t hit me really.

Of course we want to be a distinctive person. But that means we may have to step out of our comfort zone. When we are faced with hard choices, it’s how we deal with them that reveals the content of our character (<–Thanks MLK Jr.) And we need to start thinking of hard choices as just that – opportunities.

So get out there and tackle all those Monday opportunities! and then treat yourself to some chocolate. (or wine).

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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952c7a6960d6b02cebf8ef706f55a9eeHappy Monday 🙂

Some pretty terrible things have been happening out there in the universe this past week. And while I’ve seen many people offering their opinions on it all, I don’t feel that adding one more (mine) will make a difference. (Actions, not opinions inspire change).

What I do know and feel is that many of us can undoubtedly say that NOTHING of this nature should ever happen to anyone. Unfortunately there are things that we will never be able to rationalize as to why they occur.

With that said, cherish the beauty in the small things. Because you will realize that the small things are what make up the big things in life.

Hug your friends, tell your family you love them. Smile at strangers.

Make the world a kinder place. And let it start with us.

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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Hi lovelies!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are carrying that energy into this week ahead! We got a chance to relax and get some sun at the pool and hang out with friends and meet their cute new pup!!!

Anyways, do you ever feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders because you put so much responsibility on yourself? How about you challenge yourself to delegate one thing to someone else in your life that you know you can let go of. Do you think you could do that? If you’re anything like me, that is HARD. I like being in control because I know the kind of work I put into something so I already know the outcome will be up to my standards. Does that make sense?

When you hand the power over to someone else, you no longer have the control over the outcome. Which is downright scary. BUT, it also gives you a sense of freedom.

Once you allow yourself to let go, you may find you love sharing the responsibility with someone else.

Try it this week, especially if you are a total stress case. And if that’s not enough to calm you down just a smidge, then just look at this beachy picture, close your eyes, lean back in your chair, and imagine you are breathing in that salty air with a frosty drink in your hand listening to the lapping waves on the shore.

Just don’t forget to come back to reality! And remember, you ARE enough.

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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Summer Bucket List

Since we have finally reached the official start of summer I thought it would be nice to dream a little by making a summer bucket list!

Whenever I see someone else’s wish list of things they want to do over the summer it always makes me want to make my own.

Will we accomplish all the things on this list? Who knows! (Probably not lol) but I’m sure gonna try!!

I hope my list helps inspire you to do some fun things that you normally wouldn’t do or have always wanted to do!

My Summer Bucket List

  1. Take a weekend trip to Austin, TX
  2. Practice my photography skills
  3. See a summer movie and order all the popcorn
  4. Grill at the pool
  5. Attend an outdoor event that only happens in the summer
  6. Make homemade ice cream
  7. Have drinks in my bathing suit (an adult drink)
  8. Visit Magnolia Farm in Waco, TX (any Fixer Upper fans out there??)
  9. Start and finish a book – any suggestions for a really good one?
  10. S’mores!!!!

What do YOU wanna do this summer?!

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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Hi Ya’ll! Happy Monday! At least I hope you’re having a fabulous start to the week!

This weekend flew by! Geoff has been away for 2 weeks, and I did a pretty good job of keeping myself occupied while he was gone, BUT I am so glad he’s back now! You can only trick yourself into thinking you’re not lonely for so long!

Oh, and if you celebrated Father’s Day yesterday I hope you enjoyed your time with your loved ones! Dad’s are the best 🙂

Now, back to why I started this post! If you’re already feeling like this week just isn’t your week….study. this. picture. Embody this picture. Shout it from the rooftops. (ok, maybe wait until you’re NOT at work to shout that!) Because YOU are going to make tomorrow your BITCH! I believe that you can conquer this week! You are a badass! Stop trolling Facebook and getting sucked into the fake reality that everybody else’s lives are happier, trendier, more perfect that yours. Trust me, you’re good.

So finish up this Monday with a positive attitude (or fake it, you’re allowed!), have a glass of wine when you get home, make a to-do list for tomorrow — wait, make that a TACKLE list — and go to bed thinking about how GREAT tomorrow is going to be. Because you are a rockstar and tomorrow is not ready for this bossbabe <– that’s you! coming at ’em!

love & cupcakes,

Katie

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#motivationmonday

This is my first of hopefully many #motivationmonday posts!

The point of them is to be short and sweet, and mostly to inspire you so you have a little pep in your step for the beginning of each work week. I encourage you to really think about the quote in the picture, and reflect on it – basically the exact opposite of what you would do if you were scrolling through Facebook and saw it (admit it, you keep scrolling past!)

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

Time really does fly, but we are the ones in control of what we do with our time. That is a powerful thing, and we should all take advantage of it no matter how scary it may seem! Case in point, I have wanted to start this blog for years and I realized the more I just thought about it meant that I let so much time pass before I actually did something about it!

Now go be a pilot!

love & cupcakes,

Katie

 

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