Sunday, July 31, 2011

it's my birthday! :)

sorry for the lack of posts! it's been a busy weekend--moving clint in, now my birthday :) can't wait to update y'all and let you know how my birthday went!

my best friend taylor had these sent to me! she lives in california and miss her like crazy!

can't wait to hear how yall have been doing!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Thursday, July 28, 2011

golfing!

so for the first time ever i went golfing with clint :) i had a lot of fun because: i'd never been, i got to spend time with clint doing something he loves, and most importantly i got to drive the golf cart :))


but my honest opinion of golf? boooringgg {no offense if any of you are golfers} it's a peaceful environment--i give you that, but what a boring/frustrating sport. haha and SO many rules! geesh. 

so i started a new workout regimen today--i'm on a mission :) i'm going to try it out for a week or so && if i like how it's going i'll post the details! time to start big brother!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie 


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

how we met :)

this time of the year always reminds me of when i met clint so i thought i'd share the story {and maybe some embarrassing pictures} with you..

{warning longest post ever because of so many pictures}

it was this day four years ago {a few days before my 16th birthday} and i was at a friends house having game night. clint stopped by {and i had no idea who he was} i was getting ready to leave and reminded everyone of my birthday dinner the next night--i felt bad and said to clint "hey--you can come too!" thinking i was just being polite--no way this complete stranger will show up--sure enough the dinner rolls around and clint's there.

we went swimming that night and i kept getting looks when he was talking to someone--then they'd come up and say "he thinks your cute" blah blah blah--you know how it is when you're in high school. everyone told him to give up because i didn't date anyone {glad he didn't listen!} then we play a game of chicken and he asked to be my partner {oh my gosh i was shy--you know me and my friends talked about it ALL that night--our conversation went something like this: "oh my gosh he asked YOU--he sooo likes you, do you like him?"}

that night i got texts from our mutual guy friends asking me what i thought {i'm no idiot--i knew clint was sitting right next to them} so i played it cool. clint started "randomly" showing up to a lot of our events {he went to the enemy school-ha so it wasn't common} homecoming comes around and i ask him--when he comes outside to see my dress one night, it's really awkward--as we're saying our goodbyes he leans in to kiss me for the first time and i kid you not it was the worlds fastest kiss--more like a head-butt, and i slammed the door and drove off as clint ran back inside hahaha. most embarrassing moment ever.

let me just say. i wasn't boy crazy, clint was/is my first (and only) boyfriend.  so kissing at the time? yeah not my specialty--i didn't get my first kiss until going into my junior year. i was NERVOUS okay? ha. we had lots of "downs" in the beginning because of different lifestyles and just growing up {aka-i was kind of a goody two-shoes didn't/don't drink, party, kind of played hard to get and was picky--well i just wasn't boy crazy and wasn't going to settle! ha} BUT! he eventually asked me out {for real} at dinner {olive garden} and had a little note on my plate when it was served. cheesey? yes. but still so cute :) we both found God, matured, fell in love and have been together for almost four years :) {January 19, 2008} we are SO blessed to have each other, he is my BEST friend and i wouldn't want it any other way :) want some pictures from along the way? {tons of pictures.}




sorry i don't know how to make fancy collages but this is the best i could do to condense it a bit! two songs i think describe us best?

Blake Shelton: God Gave me You
"Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you"

Tim McGraw: My Best Friend
"You’re more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
I don’t know where I’d be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You’re my best friend
You’re my best friend"

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

one of those days!

so. today has been one of those days..i know y'all know what i'm talking about. work was long and hectic and i'm in one of those moods. {no reason to be either haha, must be goin crazy :) } my attempt to fix this mood??



{so the picture isn't as appetizing but mm sushi}


so it may not have been the best day ever--but with sushi, how can i complain? :)

i've been thinking about changing up my hair color--options:


i made it large so y'all can see it better, what do you think about them? off to eat ice cream to add to this wonderful day sorry for the short post :)) hope to hear your opinion!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Monday, July 25, 2011

monday madness.

okay so today consisted of an early drive home on no sleep. but. got lots accomplished--even built a table. mhm, you heard right. i built a table. okay okay, more like clint built the table and i watched. BUT i did help sand, putty, prime, and paint! :) he is moving into his one bedroom apartment this weekend and needs a small kitchen table, all the ones he found were expensive--and we're cheap/broke college students--so he decided he'd build one. turned out pretty good, wanna see?

 {how it started}

 {we got this far saturday night}


{and finished product tonight!}

now obviously i "staged" it outside so it will look a bit different--he's going to get different bar stools--but curious on total cost?! drum roll................$22 bucks!  he has an open layout and is considering putting it sideways between kitchen/living room and having it set up like a breakfast bar--efficient for the space! whatcha think?!

oh&&and bachelorette watchers--what was up with that interruption?! come on now. but i'm pretty sure JP has it in the bag--i'm a new bachelor/bachelorette watcher {have only seen ali/brad's before this one} and for some reason i didn't get as attached to these people--am i the only one?



clint {yes, he watches it with me--and actually gets into it--he's a keeper ;) } called it on JP and Ben, i liked the dentist (blake i think?) but mostly because he was a cutie. we'll seeee!   

oh&&i was watching house hunters {confession: i'm addicted to HGTV--one of my grander moments was when my tweet was featured as "tweet of the week" and i had a commercial--don't know if i should be embarrassed or not that that is a proud moment in my life} and the woman was moving to a foreign country for its lifestyle and said "a lot of people in america live to work and i want to work to live" not all that deep, or original--but something i agree with :) so i may not know what i want to do--but i know i want to follow that quote. very scatterbrained post--sorry! now off to bed! 

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Sunday, July 24, 2011

i need a hobby.

roommate recap: we started out our evening with our FIRST dinner in our dining room--had a picture to share, but due to a tragic accident involving a macbook, a fireplace mantle, a fall, and a concrete landing---the picture is no more. we had the meeting. went great. {it might have something to do with the delicious cake pops i brought them ;) } had to sort out some things--but i think this year will go by smoothly! we're all pretty calm girls, and can retreat to our rooms if we're annoyed ;)) thanks for the advice! we're going to separate food out just so no one has to worry about not having something they bought. oh&&i'm on "common area duty" aka clean the living room/dining room {shoot as long as i didn't get kitchen or trash i was happy! ha}

SO. i've done some thinking and i've come to a conclusion: i need a hobby. when i go back to school, i only have classes on tuesdays/thursdays--so i'm going to need something worthwhile to occupy my time and i'd like to become more active. i mean i LOVE my room, but i'm not trying to spend all day EVERYday in it :) i was thinking about organizations i could join or a sporty thing. {ha--if you knew me you'd know how hilarious that statement is} what do y'all like to get involved with? i'll have class/younglife but i need to take advantage of the free time i have, because too much time on my hands and i could become a bum--and that's not an option :) not to mention once i get into nursing school--adios life.

oh && my sister wanted to take some pictures today, so i thought i'd share some with you :)







yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Saturday, July 23, 2011

betty crocker here :)

okay so today i tried something i've seen on a lot of blogs lately, cake pops! and let me tell you--i'm the new betty crocker :) okay, okay. i shouldn't go that far--but i do think they turned out good for my first try!

 {supplies used: just regular cake batter, put in a special pan, i used melted
 chocolate on some and vanilla frosting on others}

 {before}
 {after}
 {i tried a few with the cake on top but they were so heavy that only two survived}
 {end result!}
 {pretty right?!}



so pretty simple! you can get creative on how you want to decorate them--i just used the sprinkles/frosting we had around the house! but they taste SO good and are fun :) i'm going up to murfreesboro tomorrow to visit the roommates/go to church and i am going to surprise them with a few of these :)

on another note..how many of you have/had roommates? tomorrow we are having a little "pre move-in" meeting {sounds so formal ha}, to sort out responsibilities given by our landlord, discuss pet peeves, and how we're handling the groceries--basically try and address any issues we might have before they happen. because from past experience/friends' experiences..if you haven't talked about it before hand, mentioning it once the issue has happened can cause drama or people can take it personal. &&with five girls living together in one house, there's just too much emotions/estrogen in one house. haha

any funny roommate stories? or advice you want to give us? i've heard too many times that friends living together end up not being friends--definitely don't want that to be the case!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Friday, July 22, 2011

so what do you think?

i'm indecisive and not all that creative--so what do you think? i may still have some tweaking to do, but for now it's staying.. {for those of you new readers, i've changed my blog for like the 987453 time haha}

today was clint's mom's birthday so I spent the evening with his family and it was wonderful! his niece {lily} was there so you know she stole my attention. 


we had dinner

watched a movie on the 2 minute car ride home :) 

did a tinkerbell puzzle :)

wrestled with uncle clint :)

aww how sweet!

{phone photos so excuse the blurriness please :) }

video

her boyfriend! now i knew every little girl was in love with him, but i had NO idea it started THIS young--sorry selena, you have some competition ;))

video

favorite animals: bumblebees? princesses? 
silly LILY! :)

can you tell she LOVES the camera? but overall great night! hope y'alls weekends started off wonderfully! now time for some SLEEP!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie


under construction..again!

sorry for all the changes, again! this is still a new blog and i definitely don't know what i'm doing so i'm going to play around with it today--so please excuse me if you see crazy things :) there will a be a post later today!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Thursday, July 21, 2011

dream mode.

after looking around at all your lovely blogs, i've fallen into what i'd like to call "dream mode" --y'all are always wearing the cutest clothes and it doesn't seem like styling your hair turns into WWIII {every morning}. now if you're anything like me--you take pictures in your cute clothes and when you're hair is looking good {hey--i'm aware of the tricks ;) } but i'm still in dream mode and would like to share it with you:

first off, i would buy ALL of these dresses:

{1. Thread Case  2. Ruche  3-5. ModCloth  6-9. Anthropologie}

and then i would like to go here:


i'd stay here:


and while i was there, my hair would look something like this ;)


i would love to have that beach wave look-but unfortunately my hair is a one-trick pony so it only knows stick straight :)

ha! now obviously if i could travel ANYwhere it'd be somewhere more extravagant, but this is semi-realistic :) but enough of this--what would y'all dream about!? it's storming here so perfect time to daydream :))

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

wee bit wednesday!

I'm going to try something new today--a link up with the beautiful Leigh Ashley {check her out if you haven't already}



{one} what is your dream job?
honestly i have NO clue--something where i could be my own boss and have time to travel

{two} how many best friends do you have?
phoebe, jaci, haley, taylor, chloe. unfortunately i don't get to see taylor/chloe that much because i don't live close to them anymore. :)
 {jaci, me, phoebe, haley}

{three} what’s the longest road trip you’ve ever taken?
when i moved from arizona to tennessee--we drove. worst thing ever haha, it took THREE days--geesh.

{four} if you had to do one single thing every day for the next year, what would it be?
work out, i can't motivate myself--so it would keep me accountable

{five} what’s one story your family always tells about you?
when i was little {baby little}, we were all in my parents room and i was jumping on the bed butt-naked, when all of a sudden i jump a liiittle too high and jump right off the bed. everyone is laughing and i pop up like a demon and yell "you did it you baby butthead!" and storm out of the room. worst of all? it's on video--they show anyone/everyone when they get the chance



{loving my parent's hair-ha. these are all in greece, and i was this age when i was PUSHED off the bed ;) }

{six} how did your parents pick your name?
kelley mackenzie. awkward enough--i was "baby" for the first few days of my life, then my dad hired a new employee and he loved her name, so he came home, told my mom &&it stuck.

{seven} what’s the one thing that scares you more than anything?
silly things? the dark. serious? i'm not going to live my life the way God wants me to.

{eight} are you a good cook?
ha. no. i don't cook--kind of the joke in the house--this describes me:


{nine} where do you see yourself in 20 years?
happy with my career, husband, family, and have traveled a lot!

{ten} what’s your best childhood memory?
too many! my family has always been very close, because we moved so much when we went somewhere new all we had was each other :) it kept us close and i always enjoyed hanging out with my family and all of our traditions! 

thought this was a cute link up and a good chance to learn more about each other! let me know if y'all participate so i can read yours :))

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

best. day. ever.




y'all. i don't even know what to say. but i do know i had the best. night. ever. we were SO excited we couldn't contain ourselves. our conversation walking in the building went something like this:

phoebe: what if we saw her??
me: o.m.g. i think i'd pass out
phoebe: what if she said we were beautiful!?!
me: &&then we became best friends?! 
phoebe: i wouldn't even want anything from her..just to be her friend

then we proceeded to discuss what we would say to stand out from all the other crazy fans.

nicki was entertaining--but clearly brit stole the show. if i thought the last post would lose follows this definitely will: she came on stage. i starting LOSING it. INSTANTLY turned into a crazed lunatic. pride?! psht. pride went OUT the window when i started tearing up. i look to phoebe:

me: ....a tear {or maybe two} just rolled down my cheek
phoebe: i think my eyes are watering!

keep in mind this is not a normal conversation. it is screaming, jumping, dancing, crying, passing out, and all KINDS of emotions that we don't even know how to react. let's be real, i thought i was passed this. my mom had joked about me crying/passing out--but i kept saying no, no--that was me a few years ago--i've grown, i've MATURED. i didn't pass out though--so i still have a shred of dignity--right?! 

 {BRITNEY}
 {uhh...idk?}
 {angel}
 {demon dog}

six o'clock came TOO soon this morning. work was miserable, but i am home resting now :) alright y'all--who's unfollowing me after this post?!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie