2015 in Review

BONUS THURSDAY POST! The past six months have flown by, so I am not sure where the year went. 2015 had its ups and downs as all years do. I think throughout this year I grew up a lot. The first part of the year was really hard because my dad had just left for Ohio. I will not lie to you. It sucked. A lot. My dad is one of my best friends so not having him here for a lot of important things was hard. I also finished my junior year, which was again rough. Definitely my hardest and worst year in high school.

Something I kept in the back of my head was Proverbs 31:25, She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. I don't talk a lot about my faith on here because a. It's controversial, and b. I'm still trying to work it out myself. At the beginning of the year, I had fear of the future, and I definitely did not have strength. As the year went on, I realized that I had to let go off the fear and trust something. God? The Universe? Some magical being? Whatever you believe. I remembered one night I prayed and asked for Him to guide me into choosing the right college because I was so anxious about it. Something in my heart felt like that choice was Alabama, and I know I made the right decision. 

Okay so here are my favorites of 2015... 

Alabama // If you asked me where I was going to college last year, Alabama was not the answer, and y'all know that. I'm so grateful this place was brought into my life this past summer, and everyone who I've ever met involved in the University has been so welcoming. I still have to work on my "Roll Tide," but hopefully we will get there before August. 

Summer 2015 // This might have been the best summer yet. I went to LSU for camp, visited Alabama, took my dad to AllStar Weekend, spent a weekend in Savannah, and worked on the best AP Biology summer project with my best friends. I am hoping that Summer 2016 can somehow top it. 

Football // I have spent five years of my life managing my middle/high school football team. I have so many wonderful memories associated with this team, and my senior season was absolutely perfect. I could not have asked for a better group of guys to spend my last year with. 

New York // New York had such a positive impact on me during spring break. It was the first I could remember visiting the city, and it was my first trip without my parents (Emma was there). I don't think I could ever live in the City mainly because I hate being cold, and I love the South, but it's an amazing place to visit and gain inspiration. Maybe I can go visit again. 

Friends // I have really amazing friends who are incredibly supportive and wonderful. I have way too many wonderful friends to name, but Natalie in particular has been an amazing best friend. We have our moments where I think one of us isn't particularly fond of the other why, but we're usually okay in at the most 24 hours. It's hard to imagine that this time next year we won't be complaining about how horrible our math class is or stressing over economics. Luckily she'll only be 2 hours away at Auburn next year! Roll Eagle, y'all. 

Family // 2015 was spent with most of us being apart. Emma, my mom, and I were here in Georgia while my dad was trying to visit as much as possible from Ohio, and Will stayed in Boston (and other cities with marshes) for most of the year. That meant the time all five of us together aka Christmas was so important. My wish for 2016 is for us to be together more often and for my dad to come back home. 

Voted "Best School Spirit" | I am not sure if I ever talked about this on here, but definitely one of 2015 best moments was when I was voted for "Best School Spirit" by my classmates, and I got it with one of my really good friends, Ross. It's one of the highlights from my senior year and high school experiences. 

I definitely failed at my New Year's resolutions last year, especially when it came to blogging. I can feel it though. 2016 will be a good blogging year. I have so much coming up with senior prom, graduation, moving into my dorm, sorority recruitment, starting college, and whatever else happens that I feel like I will always have something to write about. I am determined to make 2016 an amazing year, and I cannot wait for it. 

Happy New Year's Eve! I hope y'all had a good 2015 and y'all will have an even better 2016. 
xx, jKm


December Favorites

Happy end of December! This month flew by pretty quickly even with exams, and I've finished my first semester of senior year and my second to last semester of high school. So far I've had an incredibly relaxing break minus some sporting events that raised my blood pressure. Louisville versus Kentucky and Washington versus the Eagles was not a good combination on Saturday. All and all this was a very good month because it rarely dropped below 50 degrees, so I was pretty happy all month. Then BOTH my dad and brother came home, so it was the first all five of us were together since last year. Let's jump right into this... 

OGX Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner | I'll be real with ya here. I bought this because I love the smell of coconut, but like with most things from OGX, I love this combination with my Moroccan organ oil. It makes my hair smell really good and really soft, so basically all I ask for. I want to try to the Coconut Milk oil because my hair is prone to breakage.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser/Mask | I talked about this product over the summer, but once I ran out of my first bottle, I forgot to repurchase it. I started breaking out a ton this month because of stress, and my skin got really oily. I use it as a mask every time I shower, and it has helped a lot. Not completely solved the problem but helped.

Maybelline Eye Studio Master Graphic Eyeliner | I didn't wear a ton of makeup this month because I basically rolled out of bed to go to school every day, but when I did wear makeup, I wore this eyeliner. Y'all, it's the only eyeliner I ever want to use. It's pretty easy to use, and it 'll last throughout the day for me as long as I don't rub my eyes. My favorite part is it is really easy to fix it if you mess up when you're first putting it on. Also it looks like a liquid eyeliner, but it's a marker.

Nike Free Run 5.0 | Since I've been rolling out of bed a lot this month, I've been wearing my Nikes a lot as well. I don't wear them for running because a. I don't run, and b. I have better running shoes, so I don't know if these are the best for that. I've had mine since sophomore year, so I can't find the exact pair anymore, but I linked all the Nike Free Run 5.0. 

"Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE | This is the dumbest song, but I love it?

One Direction | Haha... Whoops. I am late on this bandwagon. I've watched Jame Corden's Carpool Karaoke at least seven times (Can we talk about how perfect Harry is??), and I've also just been listening to One Direction all the time. Like "No Control" and "Perfect" are my absolutely shiz right now.

See You in Valhalla | Instead of studying for exams, I watched a lot of movies. Didn't you? See You in Valhalla stars Sarah Hyland, and it's a little weird and sometimes forced at times. All and all I liked it. It was definitely a different story line, yet it still had that central family component. Not the best movie but still something I would recommend.

Master of None | I watched a lot of this in November, but again during my post-pone studying at all costs phase, I started watching it again. I love Aniz Ansari, and this is some of his best work. It's incredibly real and talks about issues that are incredibly relevant to how minorities are portrayed in the media and how women are treated. 

xx, jKm


Lessons from First Semester

Today I finished my first semester of my senior year. Once I have finished my AP Lit exam, I will officially be 7/8 of the way done with high school. Hahaha. I am uncomfortable with that thought. First semester went by really quickly. I'm not sure where it went. It seems like just yesterday I was sharing my high school advice, and this post is kind of an extension of that one. (Also before I get too long winded, please make sure you watch this!)

Senior year is really different than the rest of high school because you are applying for college, figuring out what you will be doing for the next four years, do things for the last time, and oh yeah, studying for school. Senior year is stressful in a way that no other year is because of college haunting you. I'm grateful I only applied to four colleges with two of them being rolling admissions and one being early action and other having a February decision release. There wasn't a whole lot of waiting time for me because I already knew I got into a college by September. While I wasn't necessarily stressing over getting into college, I was stressing about deciding where to go. It's a big decision to decide where you're going to spend the next four years of your life. One of the things my mom kept telling me was that it was my decision. Not hers. Not my dad's. Not my sister's. Not my friends'. Mine. Usually she said that when I asked her where she thought I should go. Then my dad always told me that I was going to be happy no matter where I went because I would do things that made me happy. That all kinda left it up to a gut decision, which I am horrible at. I need facts, not feelings. I keep saying this, but I plan on doing a post about my decision and the process I went through to decide.

Despite the stress of college, this year has probably been my favorite so far. At the beginning of the year, I decided I was going to do everything that I could to make this the best year yet. Going to all the games I could. Hanging out with my friends as much as I could. Seeing all the productions. Very rarely saying no to an opportunity. Taking classes I love. Life's a whole lot more fun when you're having fun. One of the reasons I loved high school so much was because I tried to be involved in as much as I could handle, and I think that's just how life is. Sure, there are days where I say I hate school, and I don't want to come back, but in general, I have really loved high school because of what I was doing. I absolutely loved being on newspaper, working with the football team, and blogging, which has been a huge part of high school for me. I never did something that I didn't want to do except taking physics. Also I probably loved this semester a lot because I've slept more in the past five months than I have in the past three years. 

I'll tell y'all a secret... I made my first B this year. Granted, it was an A with the five points I get from it being an AP class, but without those points, I made a B. I've never made a B more except for eighth grade math, which I don't count because I cried my way through the entire class. I worked really hard, and it stil didn't get me a natural A. It sucked. I cried for about three hours on Wednesday, but then I realized something. Who cares? I went through almost four years of high school without making below a 90, and that in itself is impressive. Maybe (probably) I put too much pressure on myself for three and a half years. I talked to my economics/government teacher yesterday, and she told me how I earned that B. You can earn a B or even a C. There are classes where you work for every point, and you still ended up with a B or a C or a D. Maybe it's just my high school, but there's this culture surrounding the high achievers that the all thing that matters is making A's, which is definitely not true. I am grateful for my first B in high school. There will probably be a lot more where that one came from when I go to college, and now I know for sure that the sun will still rise the next day.

I hope all of your exams went well and your semester break is fantastic!
xx, jKm


Gift Guide: Under $50

On Monday, I shared with you my gifts for the college bound kid, and today I am sharing with you my picks that are all under $50! With so many people are your list, you will want to keep a budget limit for some, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on great gifts. 

Bracelet ($40) | I love, love, love KJP's products. The rope bracelet remind me of childhood activities, and all of the products are made in America. Not to mention they are super cute. How much better could it get? 

Compact Mirror ($30) | I feel like compact mirrors are one of those things people need but never buy, which makes it a perfect Christmas present. This one is from Kate Spade and is complete with a cute saying. 

Candle ($8.99) | Who would have thought patchouli and tobacco would smell good? It's a surprising pair that actually works pretty well together.  

Lipstick ($32) | This lipstick is expensive, but it's honestly my (and Emma's) favorite lipstick. The formula is perfect, and the color lasts forever. I highly recommend it. 

Headband ($24.50) | Leopard is a neutral. Enough said. 

Earrings ($38 - Order these by Thursday!) | Fun earrings are one of the perfect gifts because you can get a pair that goes with the person you are buying for. The pineapple ones from Design Darling are fun twist on a normal pair of studs. 

Nail Polish ($8.50) | Essie is my favorite nail polish brand. They're a decent price, and there are so many color options. You can buy a couple colors that go together and make a super cute manicure/pedicure gift jar if you're feeling crafty

Watch ($25) | I got this watch recently, and it's been the perfect addition to my accessory collection. Charming Charlie's has so many options that are relatively cheap compared to other watches. You will definitely be able to find the right one. 

xx, jKm


Gift Guide | College Bound

Hey y'all! Today kicks off my week of gift guides. Christmas is coming up (!!!), so make sure to order your gifts this week. Today's guide is all about gifts for the College Bound student, like me. All of these gifts are Alabama theme, obviously, but they are available for a lot of other schools. 

Long Sleeve Shirt | This one is from the Tuskwear Collection, but Southern Collegiate Apparel has stuff for Auburn, UGA, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Clemson, Mississippi State, and Mizzou. These shirts are super cute and pretty comfortable. I have a shirt and a sweatshirt from the Alabama collection (and UGA shirt). Some of the collections have more options than others. 

Keyfob | Smathers and Branson offers options for so many schools from Alabama to Harvard to the Citadel. I think the keyfob is a cute gift because you can always show your school spirit in a subtle way. 

Bracelet | We know I love my Alabama Alex and Ani bracelet. Again, I think it's a cute and subtle way to always be supporting your school. 

Bag | L.L. Bean tote bags are one of my favorite things. I have that I used for school freshman year, and it has held up so well over the past four years except for a little dirt which is easily cleaned. 

Necklace | This necklace from Marley Lilly is perfect to either get excited about the new home state or to remember the old home state. I have a Georgia one, and I love it, but I am thinking about getting an Alabama one before I go off to school. 

Print | Evelyn Henson has some of the prettiest city prints featuring famous attractions in the city. Tuscaloosa's features Bryant Denny Stadium, Denny Chimes, the River Walk, and the Federal Courthouse. Again, you can get a print for the college town or for the home city. 

xx, jKm


Enlances con SDS

Happy FriYAY! I am one week closer to being done with first semester. I have one full week and then finals week, and I cannot wait for a two week break. I hope you all have a breezy next couple of weeks and finals go well! 

It dropped about 10-15 degrees within two days, so these mittens are becoming a must have.

I am super late on the blanket scarf trend, so if you are like, check on Monday Dress's options.  

xx, jKm


Fall/Winter Dresses

I want all the dresses in the world. If I could only wear dresses, I would, but I don't feel like looking nice all the time so... But all these fall and (Georgian) winter dresses, man. I love it. I am very into this kinda boho dresses that are super flowly and fun. This what I am here for, y'all. I am especially loving all the dresses from Old Navy, and it took a lot not to just show those.

Shirred-Back Shift // Floral Print // Embroidered Swing

xx, jKm


October and November Favorites

Happy end of November! Tomorrow is December, and I am so excited because I love Christmas. The season just makes me so happy and warm and fuzzy. Also it's just started to feel like fall in Georgia? So I am excited for that. I didn't get an October favorites up because I was so busy, so I thought I would combine the last two months to give you lots and lots of fun.

Old Navy Shift Dress | I've worn this dress too many times since I got it! I absolutely love it. It's big on me because I had to go up a size because the arms are a little weird, but I like it really flowly and oversized. (It hides my food baby.) It makes me feel like a 60's queen for some reason. Check back on Wednesday for more of my favorite fall dresses.

NYX San Paulo Matte Lip Cream | Marguerite got this for me for my birthday last year, and I hadn't really worn it a lot because I didn't like the color as it appeared in the tube. Then randomlly one day this past month I tried it on again. That's not the actual color of the lip cream. The actual color is a lot brighter and pinker once you put it on, and it's super pretty. This is one of my favorite NYX products in general. I have Amsterdam (re: stole it from Emma), and Emma has Addis Ababa.  

Alabama Alex & Ani bracelet | I got this while I was in Alabama at Alumni Hall. I've wanted an Alex and Ani bracelet forever, but I couldn't decide which one I wanted. Then I decided on going to Alabama, so I thought it would be the perfect one to start with. At first, I was worried it wouldn't fit my wrist because I have huge wrists, but it does expand wide enough. Here's the rest of the collegiate collection.

Music | My music taste has literally been all over the place these past two months, so I just made a playlist of all my favorite songs. It's mainly a lot of popular songs from different genres. 

John Mulaney's Comeback Kid | I saw John Mulaney last winter with my sister, and his set was so funny. Now it's on Netflix! I definitely recommend you watch it, especially for the last joke about Bill Clinton. It might be my favorite joke. Ever. Then you can watch New In Town, which is also hilarious. 

Freaks and Geeks | I literally started watching this last week, but this show is so good. There's only one season, so after binging the first half of the season, I'm taking my time on the back half.  Can we talk about how James Franco, Jason Segal, and Seth Rogen all look the exact same now as they did in 1999? It's a little weird thinking about them being teenagers. But why do the best shows get canceled so soon? (Ex: Don't Trust the B**** in Apt. 23

Varsity Blues | Speaking of Don't Trust the B, I love James van der Beek weirdly enough. I watched Varsity Blues randomly one night, and I wouldn't say it's the best football movie (Blind Side, Remember the Titans, etc.), but it's cute. Also, it's now something I've seen with Paul Walker.

Alabama | Y'all, I am so excited to be going here next year. It's such an amazing place, and this past month I fell in love with Birmingham and fell more in love with Tuscaloosa. Maybe one day I'll do a post all about my decisions and why I made them because I know it's a little different that what everyone thought I was doing. In the past two months, I've submitted my honors app and scholarship app and then paid my enrollment and housing deposit. It's crazy to think there's only three more weeks in the semester, and then I have one more semester of high school. 

Senior Night | October 30th was my senior night for football as you might have been able to tell with my overposting of photos on Instagram. I didn't cry as much as I thought I would because it felt so surreal. My dad came down for the night, which made it all the more special. 

xx, jKm


Outfit Guide for the Holidays

Happy Wednesday, y'all! Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow? Break is flying by way too fast for me, but maybe it'll slow down since we aren't actually celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow. My dad is coming home on Sunday, so we are having our dinner then. But today's post isn't about that! Cathleen, Rachel, and Cristina are hosting the #galpalholiday link-up once again! (Be sure to check out my last post because I really like it.) Today I am sharing ideas about what to wear for Thanksgiving and all of the day's events. 

Pajamas // Mug // Socks (similar)
Doubles for Christmas morning too!

Skirt // Shirt (on sale until 11/29!) // Earrings // Shoes 

Jersey (You can get a discount code from McDonald's) // Leggings // Shoes // Headband
Okay. Yeah, I'm an Eagles fan. It's a rough life out there for us. 

xx, jKm


It's Not the End (Life Update)

There's only been one word to describe my life lately...Overwhelming. Everyone who ever said senior year was easy clearly didn't remember first semester. Or they didn't take four AP classes. November was a crazy month. The entire time I felt this impending deadline of last Friday. We have to get this done before Thanksgiving. Research Paper. Budget Project. Math Test. Bio Test. Euro Essay. Newspaper. Etc. The list of things I had to do was never ending. Every one of my friends and I did not think we would make it to Friday between the stress and no sleep, but thankfully we all survived. 

For the past week, I made my biology teacher tell me everything is going to be okay. She tells us this when we freak about our grades (Biochem was a rough unit, y'all) and all that life is throwing at us. I think that's something people, especially high schoolers, don't hear enough. Everything is going to be okay. My mom always tell me that in the end, everything's going to be okay. If it's not okay, it's not the end. It's hard to remember that in the moment because I certainly didn't this past month. All I could is that my life was going to be over if I didn't finish my Budget Project, which is a 100% not true. I mean, life would have been pretty bad, and I probably would have failed economics, but here's the thing. I was going to get it done. I had no reason to be stressing over it as much as I was. But hey that's life, so I am really sorry that I haven't posted anything in the longest hot minute. School comes and always will come first, and I've talked about that before. I am hoping to use Thanksgiving Break to schedule lots for the end of November and the beginning of December, so exams don't get in the way. 

To make up for such a word-y, rambly post, I do have another schedule for later this afternoon! See y'all then. 

xx, jKm


Enlances con SDS

I recently discovered Minted and all their print options, and I really like this gold foil Alabama one.

We all know I am obsessed vests, and I've been loving fleece vest especially from Patagonia. 

I've recently discovered a love for turtlenecks, and this one from Vineyard Vines is perfect. 
Striped? Check. Loose Neck? Check.

Vineyard Vines also just released their Holiday collection, and oh my... these tartan pants.

I'm literally late to every single music hit, but I can't stop listening to "Hotline Bling." 

Carly shared this Kate Spade dress on her Snapchat, and I am slightly obsessed. Floral in fall? Sold. The bow on the back? Classic Kate Spade.

Give me all the tassel pendant necklaces for the fall. This one and this one are wonderful. I have the Target one, and I wear it at least once (or twice) a week.

Old Navy never fails to impress me. They've continuously stepped up their game over the past couple years. Their dressed for this season are amazing. This swing dress is definitely on my list. And suede skirts are in, and this one from Old Navy is a nice less expensive option. 

Too early for Christmas?? Not according to Jadelynn Brooke's new Christmas collection, which is so happy, preppy, and Christmas-y!

This ceramic elephant might be an addition to my dorm next year... Roll Tide.

xoxo, jKm


3-D Printing + Fashion World

The world around us is changing, and there are new developments every day. One of my favorites is 3-D printing. The first time I heard about 3-D printers was when I visited my friends at Georgia Tech, and one of them actually had a 3-D printer in his dorm common area. Since then, this has become a huge technology for science but also for fashion. Just recently, Paris Fashion Week feature 3-D fashions by Dutch designer, Iris Van Herpen.  She combines fashion and science together to create different and interesting designs.

3-D Printing is available because of additive manufacturing aka 3-D printers. AM allows for designers to get their products made faster and cheaper, and it allows for more customization. There are a lot of subsets of AM, which if I explain, it will sound like gibberish, so here are some explanations.

The world of 3-D printing and fashion, however, does not stop at Paris Fashion week. Shapeways allows people like you and me to upload designs to printed using 3-D technology, and they've even designed their own dresses. You upload the design, and they'll produce it. Designs range for jewelry to art to home, and everything is incredibly unique. Most of the designs incorporate science and math, which is so cool. The options are endless and incredibly affordable considering you're getting personally designed, 3-D printed things. 

I picked out some of my favorite jewelry options from Shapeways, but there's so much more available from artwork to lighting.

xoxo, jKm


3 Easy and Fun Halloween Costumes

Today I am linking-up with Cathleen, Rachel, and Cristina for their Witches, Ghouls, and Goblins #galpalholiday link up! Okay. I am not the biggest fan of Halloween because I hate scary things, but I absolutely love dressing up. I wish we lived in a world where more costumes were worn. I came up with 3 easy and different Halloween costumes that can be recreated pretty last minute. So even if you don't know what you're wearing on Saturday, you can come up with something fun!

Marty McFly

Marty McFly: Vest | Shirt (similar) | Jeans (similar) | Shoes | Jacket (similar)

It's 2015, and last week was Back to the Future Day! Marty McFly is the perfect costume for this year even though we still don't have hoverboards. Just make sure you don't going changing the past too much while you're out. 

Holly Golightly

Holly Golightly | Shirt | Mask (DIY) | Earrings

Okay. I'm all for Holly Golightly costumes, but especially her sleepwear. I mean, wearing an oversized button down (with compression shorts) and being able to look like I just woke up? Perfect. Replace her ear plugs with fun earrings, and you can even make her mask! Throw you hair into her half up/half down messy look and drink milk out of a martini glass. 

Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams | Dress (similar) | Tights | Shoes | Necklace (similar)

The Addams Family (And Adams Family Values) is one of my favorite movies, and I adore Wednesday. For this costume, all you need is a black dress, white collar, black tights, black flats, two braids, and a RBF. You can either find a black dress already with a white collar, and you can make your own Peter Pan collar and wear any black dress you already have. What would be super cute is if you could find someone to be Pugsley. The blk water is a funny take on her poison battle she drinks out of sometimes.

xoxo, jKm


5 Fall Essentials

Call me basic but... I love fall so much. It's my favorite season because it is full of color with the leaves changing yet the grass is still alive, and Friday nights in fall? Seriously the best, y'all. It's finally starting to feel like fall in Georgia, but by that I mean it's no longer 80 degrees at four in the afternoon when it was 40 in the morning. Since the weather is finally swinging in my preferred way, I thought I would share with y'all my fall essentials.
Sperry Duck Boots | Okay, I actually have Bean Boots, but if you haven't already ordered those, you're a little out of luck because they'll probably arrive in spring. I ordered mine in March, so you need to order those during the offseason. But people love Sperry's version as well! I wear my Bean Boots with jeans and leggings mostly. I know some people wear them with dresses, but that makes me legs look even shorter than they already are. You ca check out LL Bean's pinterest for inspiration, and once I start having more free time, I'll put together some outfits! 

J.Crew's Camp Socks | I've had these for a year now, and I can't imagine living without them. I wear them with my Bean Boots mostly now, but I'll wear them with booties or just around the house. J.Crew didn't make any of the classic solid ones this season, so you have to buy those at the Factory store. But J.Crew did make fun patterned ones.

Striped Turtleneck | Confession: I usually hate turtlenecks. The fabric is way too close to my neck, but I love this one from J.Crew Factory. It's oversized so the neck doesn't make you feel like you're choking. It's also incredibly warm for being a knit shirt, which means it's perfect for when you can't wear a tshirt or a sweater. 

Sam & Libby Leopard Bow Flats | Or Leopard flats in general... But give me all the Sam & Libby bow flats. The women in my family have problem because together we have seven pairs, I think. These are the best shoes ever, and I will recommended them until I am blue in the face. 

Excursion Vest | Probably the most basic thing ever on here, but I cannot live without vests. Once it hits fall, I have a hard time not wearing mine every day. J.Crew Factory obviously have some great ones, but I love Old Navy's as well. J.Crew's are more structured than Old Navy's, but I love them both, and I recommend Old Navy's if you're not quite on the vest bandwagon yet. 

xoxo, jKm


Homecoming 2015 Recap

I am really late on this... But my computer wouldn't respond to my SD card, so it took a while to get the photos from Homecoming uploaded. Finally I am bringing you my homecoming recap! I shared some photos from the night on my spirit week post, but I had to share more. 

I wore a Lilly Pulitzer dress with Tory Burch wedges, and I completed the quadfecta of wearing Lilly to all four of my homecoming dances. I love, love the Colette dress. It is so comfortable, and I really want it in the print version. As for the dance itself, it was super lame as usual, but I had lots of fun with my best friends, and it was the perfect way to celebrate my last homecoming dance. 

xoxo, jKm


September Favorites

It's October. #whatwhat I am so excited that is October because it is my favorite month. Ever. I love fall, Halloween, and FALL CLOTHING! September, however, was a such an amazing month filled with some craziness and amazing moments. I am one step closer to graduating from high school, and I am so excited because I am already done with senior year. #8MoreMonths... 

UGA Game | I spent the first weekend of September with my best friend, Jordan, at Georgia. I visited UGA, but mainly I went to see Jordan and go to the football game. She sneaked me into student section in the end zone, which was really fun since I go to see UGA score up close.

College | I got into college, y'all! I got into Alabama earlier this month, and I finished all my applications for three other schools. It's a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, and I am thrilled that I can now focus on my energy on school. 

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"/The High Museum | The Alliance Theater in Atlanta put on "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and it was incredible. The run is over, but I recommend seeing anything at the Alliance Theater if you live in Atlanta. I want to go see "Disgraced," which is about the relationship with Muslims in America.

While in Atlanta, my AP Lit class got stuck in Atlanta... Thankfully the Alliance Theater was so amazing and got us into the Museum. I absolutely love the High. I used to spend a lot of time there as a kid. My great-grandfather has a painting there of my grandmother, and I love looking at it because it makes me feel connected to my family. Also Howard Finster's exhibit has always been my favorite thing ever. As a kid, I loved the colors and words, but now I love meaning.

Some time next week, I will post a full Homecoming recap! 
xoxom jKm


Spirit Week + Homecoming

First... a life update... Again. Some of y'all may have noticed that I took a month long hiatus from blogging. Senior year got the best of me. Between the stressing about my actual classes, applying to college, and resisting senioritis, I had no time to blog. Well, I did, but I had no time to worry about coming up with ideas and actually write posts. But guess what? I sent in my last college application on Monday and my last transcript today. I. Am. Done. Now that I don't have to worry about that I can dedicate my time back to blogging. I am really excited about the upcoming months, and I cannot wait to share it with y'all! And now what you came here for... 

Spirit Week + Homecoming! My senior year homecoming week was amazing. Spirit Week is my absolute favorite because I love dressing up and being ridiculously spirited. Our "theme" this year was Rope Up the Mustangs because that's who we were playing in football, so we had a Western Day and a Western themed homecoming dance. 

Day 1: Jersey Day | Natalie and I both borrowed practice jerseys from our friends on the football team, which was really nice of them. I thought it was funny Natalie got a Defense one while I got an Offense one. 

Day 2: Heroes vs. Villains | Anna and Christina were sharks from Jaws; the heroes they say. I did a pretty bad version of Captain America, but like if Cap went on a date??? I don't know. 

Day 3: Decades: I don't have a photo from Wednesday, but I dressed up in a very preppy 80's way. #typical

Day 4: Western Day | Blame it all of my roots...

Day 5: Toga Day!!! | On Spirit Day, seniors wear togas, and it is the best day of all. I obviously had to make mine green and white (my school colors). 

So happy I got to spend homecoming with my best friends. Since this is already pretty photo heavy, I'll share the rest of the photos some other day, but these are my favorites. 

xoxo, jKm


4 Tips for Saturdays in the South

Hey y'all! I hope you're having a wonderful Labor Day filled with relaxation and not packing away your whites. This past weekend I was in Athens spending the weekend with my best friend and touring the school. One of my favorite parts was going to my first regular season SEC football game! (I went to UK's Spring Game two years ago.) I absolutely loved spending my Saturday in Sanford, but I learned quite a few things about attending a football game. Here my top four tips: 

Tip #1 Wear Sunscreen! And bring it with you! Even if you put it on before you leave, chances are that it will wear off by the time you leave the game. I definitely learned my lesson because now I have some burn lines that will be here for a while... 

Tip #2 Hydrate Drinks are not allowed in side stadium to help prevent bring alcohol in and to make money, so drink lots of water before the game. It is super hot especially when you attend at noon game, and you will get dehydrate really quick if you don't drink any water before. Water is ridiculous expensive inside the stadium so keep that in mind. 

Guess where I got burned?

Tip #3 Dress for the Weather Southerns are known to dress up for games, but there are so many ways you can dress up that don't include a dress but include shorts and a shirt. Also, cowboy boots are a staple, but they're also super hot! Wearing sandals and converse is perfect until it's actually fall. 

Tip #4 Look Cute until the Pictures are Done Pics or it didn't happen, right? Well, staying cute in the melting sun can be hard, especially your hair. Take your pictures as soon as you get to the game then once that's done put your hair up. It's H-O-T and having your hair down will not help, so bring an extra hair tie to use once you've finished with pictures. 

xoxo, jKm