Saturday, August 27, 2011

this time last year..

i've been missing for a while--please forgive me? :) i've moved back to school and had an amazing/busy past few weeks! getting settled here has taken some time--mostly for little dutchie :( when i leave the house this is where she hides:

sad right? so i've tried to stay home as much as possible to get her adjusted. time flies! it's been a year since i transfered schools and it blows my mind how much my life has changed. looking back on this time last year i would have NEVER thought this is where i'd be. I came to this school spur of the moment for my pre-vet major (clearly not my major now)--who would have thought that i would have joined younglife, found God, met the most amazing people, realized how much of a MESS i am but love it, and grown in my faith? not me. i was never a crazy kid--actually an annoying goody two shoes probably. i had great friends and a great a family yet i still felt like i was missing something. I had a God shaped hole in my heart :) (someone told me that and i thought it was so cute/accurate) i wouldn't trade anything for this past year, probably the hardest in my life so far, but definitely most rewarding. i can't describe how excited i am for this year to come because i am now living with my best friends who push me towards Christ on a daily basis. can i just say how INCREDIBLE they are? God has SO much in store for us this year :)

okay okay, enough rambling. i just want to share some of my story. and how i thought i had my life together: great friends, family, grades, not wild--i thought that was it--my priorities were messed up and i didn't even realize it. i thought if i was doing great in school, successful, and nice i was perfect--but i still went to bed feeling like i was missing something, lonely. and still do when i lose my fire for Christ. but i just know when i surround myself with Him i have NEVER been happier. i have SO much more growth and learning left, but this much i know: God will always be here for me through my journey and there is nothing more rewarding than that. the best lesson i have learned is that nothing on this planet is more important than God and that should reflect in everything i do--in return He will give me everything i need. 

OKAY DONE. anyone have stories about growing up, lessons, or verses to share? i have some fun stories to tell you guys about these past couple weeks--and SO much coming up in the next few weeks! so check back--i will actually be posting now ;)

yours truly, 
kelley mackenzie

Sunday, August 14, 2011

get in the expresso lane :)

so! fact about me: i LOVE OPI nail polish. i always picture working for them sitting around this big conference table coming up with crazy names..they are always SO creative. I just got a new color and i looove it--Get in the Expresso Lane--a little more fall, so if you're really picky about matching the seasons--you may not like it.

different but i like it! it's part of their new line, Touring America --i also have Are We There Yet on my toes and love it--

here is a like for good pictures of the rest of the colors if you want to take a look: Touring America

tonight i had a very delayed birthday celebration with my friends--can't wait to tell y'all about it tomorrow :) hope you're having a great weekend!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Thursday, August 11, 2011

dirty dancing!

okay, fact about me: dirty dancing is my favorite movie ever. and i heard something interesting on the radio today. they're doing a remake! i know what you're thinking, remakes are almost NEVER good, and why would you even try and top the original? well, i don't have the answer to that. BUT. i did get fascinated when i heard who they are potentially casting for Frances (Baby):

{miley cyrus-boo, not excited about her, but i don't think she'll get the part--not that great of an actress and too much attitude for the role}

{demi lovato-have no idea how she'd do in the role but i think it would be interesting to watch}

 {lea michelle-rachel from glee! she can act, sing, and dance :) and i'm interested to see how she'd do in a role outside of Glee}

what do y'all think?! they mentioned who would play Johnny, but i didn't recognize any of them except Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars.

{seems like too much of a pretty boy to me}

opinions? who do you think would be best? johnny has to be a bad boy :) {random: one more week until i go back to school and i couldn't be more excited :) promise i'll have more interesting things to tell you then ;) }

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Sunday, August 7, 2011

books! i need books :)

i'm stuck--around christmas time i read all of Emily Giffin's novels and have read a few random ones since then, but nothing great. any suggestions?

they are ALL amazing and i cannot wait until the next! {i think it comes out around summer 2012} i never saw the movie for something borrowed, so i don't know if it's any good--don't base the book off the movie if it wasn't good because the books are great. she somehow ties a character into each book--a small role so they aren't really connected, but enough to think it was clever. 

i typically like fun/light hearted reads because during the year reading is only something i can do in my free time so i like it to be relaxing, BUT if you insist, i am open for anything :) SO recommendations?!

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Saturday, August 6, 2011


okay. way back in the day {here} i let y'all know about how out. of. shape. i am--it's no exaggeration. i never work out and eat whatever i want. lets just say it's catching up to me. i get tired easier, no energy, moodier, random stomach aches, and to be completely honest, i'm not happy with myself right now and that can lead to insecurities. SO. i'm going to try something. but the thing is i can't stay motivated to save my life. there's more junk food in this house than the willy wonka factory. i'm basically set up for failure ha

my kitchen = 

so i've been doing research {google} trying to find good programs or anything really. haley {roommate} has P90X and i've watched her do it before, and it's just not my cup of tea. looks like a lot of muscle building/upper body stuff. but i've also been told insanity is better for the overall body? anyone used it? what do YALL do to stay in shape? i love food. can't seem to resist it. would appreciate some input! i'm only home for two more weeks--it should be easier when i'm back at school because i'm more active/have more control/do my own grocery shopping.

overnight hike in the fall--now that was a nice way to work out because it didn't even seem like exercise--oh well, time for bed can't wait for your advice! 

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Friday, August 5, 2011

new goal perhaps?

today was spent with family: shopping, lunch, and relaxing. i got to dreaming and think it would be amazing to live in europe for a bit...? obviously this seems farfetched but while i was young-what an experience that would be :)


paris, france: {or a lesser known more practical place}

tuscany, italy:

milan, italy:

london, england: {or lesser known more practical place}

haha. big dreams :) clearly from my touristy selections, i don't know what i'm talking about but how amazing would that be? i really want to. we'll see :) any europeans/well traveled people out there with an opinion?

on another note, sad news. they cancelled desperate housewives. now i'm aware this show is a tad bit dramatic--but for some reason, i like it-what a bummer. off to fall asleep watching glee :)

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie

Thursday, August 4, 2011

new obsession.

so i've been mia for a week now, quick recap: my birthday went GREAT. thank you for all the birthday wishes! i have amazing friends and family :) the day after my birthday, is my sister's birthday, so we had two days of birthday celebrations! tuesday was filled with work--nothing important.

now on to my obsession: i realize i'm late jumping on the bandwagon, but i am obsessed with GLEE.
i spent ALL wednesday watching season one. it's amazing. before i had only seen the britney spears episode and thought "wow this show is pointless" but watching it from the beginning, i love it. netflix only has season one, so i am going to have to watch the rest on my computer, but definitely worth it. any other gleeks out there? :)

i was supposed to go to Tampa today with my sister, but due to my bad memory and prior arrangements, i had to back out last minute--i'm sure she'll have a blast though!

oh&&i made a hair appointment on the 18th--so i won't let you know what i decided &&will surprise y'all with pictures :) {unless it looks awful then ignore this and i will pretend it never happened :)) }

yours truly,
kelley mackenzie