Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Alex Goot and Friends Concert!

       This Sunday, two of my best friends and I went to the Alex Goot and Friends concert! It was a blast and we got to meet everyone who performed! (Well, except for Alex Goot because you had to have a VIP pass which we did not have.) They all sang so well and were super nice when we got to meet them. Here are some pictures from the concert and meet and greet!

This is King the Kid. They are really great! You can check them out on YouTube here.

Landon Austin and Luke Conard went next! I love them both; they're such great singers. Check out Landon here and Luke here.

After Landon and Luke, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui performed. They were equally as awesome!





David from King the Kid!
I didn't get a picture with Jose and Ricky ): I wish I would've!
       I had such a great time! I want to thank all of these great singers for a fantastic show.  And they were all suuuuper nice when we met them! (:  You guys should check them out because they have great music and voices! 
       And I know, I know, I am wearing a super casual outfit, but I had just come from the gift opening of the wedding I was maid of honor for, so I didn't have time to put on something more concert-y. But I sure was comfortable! ;)
Do any of you guys listen to any of these artists/bands? If so who is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!
Have a great day! (: 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Busiest Week of My Life!

       Oh boy. So this whole week, and the one before it for that matter, have been quite crazy. One of my best friends got married yesterday, as I have mentioned in previous posts, and the week leading up to the wedding was filled with preparations! First off, I was the maid of honor so I had a ton of stuff to do, and secondly, she's my neighbor so I was over at her house getting her property ready, since it was being held in her yard (we all live on acreage and she has a beautiful, big back yard). All in all it was an insane week! Sorry I haven't been able to post a lot lately!
       Even though it was extremely busy, it was also a lot of fun. I am so happy for the newlywed couple but it was definitely bittersweet: they are moving (well as of this morning have moved) to California! I have basically grown up with her so it was so hard to say goodbye. I know that they will have great fun there, though. And cell phones make it very convenient to call anytime!
       Goodbyes are just so hard for me! I get pretty emotional when it's with someone who I have known for a long time. She is basically my sister so it was that much more difficult. I teared up a lot! And one of the things I dislike the most is crying in front of people so I felt so exposed. Haha but so many people were crying so it was okay. 
       Well, I just wanted to do a little check in and let you guys know where in the world I have been. I am now going to go pass out for, like, twelve hours and then do nothing for a day! Hope you all have a great week! (: I will make sure to post more this week!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Outfit of the Day: Bridal Shower!

       So I have been extremely busy this past week! I am the maid of honor for one of my best friends and her wedding is coming up next Saturday. The date has suddenly snuck up us, so we have been quite busy!  Today I am posting pictures of my whole outfit that I wore for the bridal shower this afternoon. It was actually pretty cool and breezy until about three o'clock today so I didn't want to wear a strapless dress like I had originally planned, so, naturally, that resulted in a frantic raid through my closet to find something suitable for the weather. The result was this look:

       I am actually pretty happy with what I came up with! It was comfortable and not too heavy or light so I was the perfect temperature all day. The jean vest is American Rag and I got it from Macy's, the shirt (it has a floral print on it but it's hard to tell in the picture) is from Nordstrom, and the skirt is from Charlotte Russe. I love how the yellow flowers on the shirt pick up the color from the skirt; it makes it all fit together very nicely. Here is a closer look at my jewelry:

       The little bracelet is actually a gift from one of my friends. I believe she bought it in California but I don't know where specifically. The earrings and the necklace are both from Forever 21. I wanted to go for something edgier that still had a girly vibe so I thought these were perfect!

       Let me know what you think! (:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Polka-Dotted Toes

       So the other night I decided to paint my toenails, but I didn't want just a plain color because that's what I always do! So I decided I would put simple polka-dots over a baby blue color called "bikini so teeny" by Essie. Here's a picture of how they turned out...

       I really love how the white and blue go together and it's a nice change from just one plain color! I used the white nail art pen from Sally Hanson to do the little polka-dots. I did try to have a method to putting on the polka-dots but sometimes it was a little hard to keep a straight line. And my pinky toe nail is basically nonexistent so I just kind of haphazardly dotted the edge! Overall, I'm happy with how they turned out!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Turn!

       So yesterday I had my senior picture photo shoot! It was a lot fun. We went down to a creek that goes through my family and neighbor's property and took some pretty pictures. We also went up to my neighbors barn/pasture to take pictures with their horses! It was a lot of fun, especially since I love horses. We also took pictures of me with my jeep! That was awesome, I absolutely love my jeep.
       I just can't believe that I had my senior pictures done; I'm the youngest in my family so it is so surreal that it's finally my turn to go through my senior year of high school. I remember when my brother was a senior and I just couldn't believe it - I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Now that it's my turn, I just can't wait to be done with high school!
       I plan on posting some pictures once the photographer (a family friend of ours, she's super sweet and is fantastic at what she does) hands the photos over to us. So stay tuned! I'm super excited to see how they turned out, and I love the outfits I wore. It was also a really nice day, so it couldn't have gotten any better. Unless of course Taylor Lautner or Jack and Finn Harries showed up ;)
       And tomorrow I am going to my really great friend's, more of an older sister, last wedding dress fitting before her wedding! I am her Maid of Honor, and her wedding is July 27th! I am so excited, but also a little sad because she's moving after her wedding. But she is transferring to a great college with her fiance so I'm really happy for her! We'll still be able to talk on the phone and text so it won't be too bad. But she's my neighbor as well so it'll be a little weird without seeing her everyday! Oh well, pretty soon, it will, yet again, be my turn to go off to college!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nice to meet you.

        So, I figured I should begin my blog by introducing myself. My name is Kendra and I am seventeen years old. I know, I don't have too many years under my belt but I am trying to take it day by day.
       I am approaching my senior year of high school, and cannot wait to be graduated. I know, I know, it is bad to wish your life away but I am very ready to move on to college. Quick facts about me: I am a swimmer, I play the viola, and I love to read and write. My life at home is quite hectic due to the three big dogs we have and four cats to go along with them. We have a huge Saint Bernard who is a giant teddy bear. But he also loves to bark, and man, can he bark. My family also has two Akitas, who are a little over a year old, so they are full of energy. We actually just a kitten as well, and he is a little Spitfire. Our other three cats have not taken a liking to him yet, but we are getting there. I live with my mom and dad but I have an older brother who lives in Virginia. He's all grown up and living on his own. Well, I don't want to bore you with my whole life story. Moving on!
       I have always been an extremely shy person; I do not open up to people quickly and often times find it difficult talking to people I just meet. Once I do become close to someone, however, I am completely open and, yes, a bit crazy. So, I wanted to start this blog to get over my shyness and strive to fulfill my dreams. I am in love with reading, and naturally, writing so I figured blogging would be the perfect fit. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life, so I am hoping blogging will help me lay out my life and find my path. Cheesy, yes, but effect I am hoping it will be. Just thought I would throw in some Yoda talk to spice it up.
       I want to go out and truly live my life. I figure if I can learn more about myself and the things that I love, I will be able to find my way. So, voilĂ , this blog was born. I will be blogging about my life, my interests, things that I do, when I have a great day or maybe even when I have a horrible day. Life is about treasuring the wonderful moments, but also realizing they aren't all fabulous. I try to keep this in mind when I'm having a bad day, because I can realize that tomorrow could be the best day of my life. My blog will be about it all, so I hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading!
       Oh! Also a quick note on the name. When I was a baby, my dad gave me the nickname "Stinkerbug." I have no clue why, he said it just fit, so it has stuck ever since. It is something dear to me, so I thought it was appropriate to name my blog "It's a Bug's Life." Bye for now! (: