Christmas Decorations Under $10, $25 & $50

Hi guys! I KNOW you’ve seen it being put out in store, but it’s finally time to be thinking & planning for Christmas Decorations! I’ve rounded up my favorites which are broken down by price. We have $10 & under, $25 & under and $50 & under because we all have budgets during holiday season.

Decorations $10 & Under

1 // Christmas Countdown Letter Board

2 // Burlap Wrapped Flocked Mini Tree – 3 different sized to mix & match (all $10 or under).

3 // Wool Ball Garland

4 // Gold Glitter Tree – comes in 2 sizes both under $10.

5 // Red Truck with Christmas Tree

6 // Ceramic Houses – multiple sizes all under $10.

7 // Buffalo Check Accent Rug – also comes in red & white combo.

8 // Felt Greenery Garland – would look SO cute layered.

9 // Snow Globe – they have just about every color/option.

10 // Gnome

11 // Ceramic Deer – 2 sizes both under $10

12 // Green House with Decorative Tree

13 // Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Sign

14 // Small Fresh Cut Trees Wagon

15 // Battery Powered Twinkle Lights – perfect for garlands, an addition to your tree or wreaths.

Decorations $25 & Under

1 // Large Lit Flocked Hard Needle Tree

2 // Merry Christmas Garland

3 // Knit Throw

4 // Red Pom Knit Stocking

5 // Brass Nutcracker

6 // Fa La La Pillow

7 // Cedar Wreath

8 // Battery Operated Candlestick

9 // North Pole Mailbox

10 // Grapevine Cone Tree

11 // Multi Colored Pompom Stocking

12 // Berry Garland

Decorations $50 & Under

1 // Wood Sleigh & Trees

2 // Plaid Throw Pillow

3 // Faux Fur Throw Blanket

4 // Wood Christmas Countdown Calendar

5 // Metal Lantern Black

6 // Pre-Lit Wreath

7 // Brass Deer Stocking Hooks

8 // Christmas Tree Pom Pillow

9 // Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar

Xx, Kennah

Home Decor from T.J.MAXX’s

Today I’m sharing a TON of great finds from T.J.Maxx’s website that are neutral & would be great addition pieces to any room. I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my space & a couple new pillows or a new rug & a plant can completely change the feel of a room.

1 – Black/Natural Woven 2 – Textured Fringe 3 – Mud Cloth Print 4 – Cream Fringe 5 – Grey Shag 6 – Ellen Fringe 7 – Indigo Pom Pillow 8 – Woven Black 9 – Texture Cotton

1 – Mega Link Grey 2 – Textile Cotton 3 – Chunky Honeycomb 4 – Textured Knit 5 – Boho Cotton 6 – Portugal Stripe

1 – Faux Fern 2 – Aloe Vera 3 – Snake Plant 4 – Faux Areca 5 – Fiddle Leaf Fig 6 – Grass Hanging 7 – Sage in Basket 8 – Faux Elephant Eat

1 – Textile Rug 2 – Boho Runner 3 – Jute & Leather 4 – Transitional Medallion 5 – Tufted Scatter Rug 6 – Tapestry Accent Rug 7 – Textured Medallion 8 – Boho Blue 9 – Flat Weave 10 – Vintage Taupe Weave 11 – Artesian

1 – Boho Poof 2 – Textiles Poof 3 – Cotton Texture 4 – Metallic Poof

Am I the only one who could just scroll and scroll through their website?

Xx, Kennah

Summer Hair Accessories

Hey girl hey! I am extra excited today to be sharing some summer hair accessories to make your life easier. I love these hair accessory trends because they’re cute + they make getting ready in the summer super quick. There are a million things to do this & throwing in a headband with yesterday’s curls = farmers market win. I went to Anthropology this past weekend and felt like I had entered hair heaven.

PONYTAIL SCARF // I never want this to go out of style. It’s such an easy way to spruce up hair you haven’t washed in a couple days. It comes in LOADS of different colors. A few of my picks : Cheetah, white floral, tropical & pink floral.

Whats better than 1 ponytail holder? Sets! Rose & Blue tie dye, colored gingham, neutrals,

KNOTTED HEADBANDS // I think this is such a cute trend & I’ve seen so many girls wearing them. When I walked into anthropology and saw these prints I about died over how adorable they were but honestly I was a little worried they would look weird on me. I desperately wanted them to work because how easy to throw a headband into you hair on a summer day? It makes it actually look like you tried! After trying them on, I’M SOLD. They didn’t look strange at all. They looked just as cute on me as they did on all the Instagram girls. Here are a few of my favorite prints : white, palm print, blue & white stripe, pink twist, coral, raffia, peach gingham.

BARRETTES & CLIPS // I wasn’t on board with this trend at first but it’s grown on me. Perfect for summer because they keep your hair out of your face. I was drooling over these sets when I saw them to be exact. Pearl set, colored beaded set, tortoiseshell clips, peachy clips, watercolor clip set, shell barrette, octopus clips.

Xx, Kennah

Vitamins for Every Female.

Hey girl, how are ya? Welcome back, I’m about to speak some knowledge to you & blow your mind. Today I’m sharing with you all the best vitamins for us specifically. Probably things that should have been included in our maturation program if we’re being real, but no worries. I’m here! I’ve done my research & I’m ready to share with all of you.

It’s no secret the female body is extremely complex. Our hormone cycles every 28 days & along with the magic abilities we have to give life we also have those days when we are just feeling out of whack & quite frankly crazy. I know we’ve all been there sitting in our cars watching a video about a dog or some random news story that makes us bawl & pretty soon we’re back to reality.

One of the biggest key vitamins that we are deficient in is Magnesium! Magnesium plays a HUGE part in helping to regulate your hormones. There are endless benefits but to name a few :

  • PMS, it can help to balance your mood by regulating progesterone on the central nervous system & decreases anxiety by regulating Cortisol.
  • Energy! When you are feeling sluggish & tired during that spectacular time of the month, magnesium will provide you with energy. It also allows you to sleep better.
  • Cramps. If you’re like me I’ve always struggled with painful period, magnesium will help relax your contracting muscles.
  • Sweet Cravings. Did you know that craving chocolate is often times your bodies way of telling you that you need magnesium? Dark chocolate is magnesium rich.
  • Migraines.

Within the average american diet females are only getting 50% of their daily amount. What can we do to increase this number?

1- Eat more magnesium rich foods. I’ve listed a few common ones below :

  • Spinach
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Beans
  • Edamame
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa

2- Take a magnesium supplement! Daily recommended amount on average is 320 mg.

Next major supplement is a B-Complex. B vitamins help your body convert food into energy. A b-complex consists of 8 different vitamins.

  • B-1 is Thiamin. It enables carbs to be used as energy. It plays a key role in nerve, muscle & heart function.
  • B-2 Riboflavin helps your body break down fat.
  • B-3 Niacin allows you to maintain healthy skin, nerves & digestion.
  • B-5 Pantothenic Acid is essential for the heath of the brain & nervous system.
  • B-6 Pyridoxine helps you to make more red blood cells & upkeep a strong immune system.
  • B-7 Biotin. I’m sure you’re familiar with this one. It helps you grow healthy hair, nails & skin.
  • B-9 Folic Acid is important for proper brain function & emotional and mental health.
  • B-12 Cobalamin is required for your nerve & blood cells. It also prevents anemia, supports your bones & improves your mood.

Vitamin D, this is the vitamin we get from the Sun! It helps us absorb calcium which helps us build & keep strong bones.

K1 & K2 play important roles in blood clotting, promoting good bone & heart health.

I hope this knowledge & testing out these vitamins help you feel like the best you possible. You are really the only one who knows what your body specifically needs & if something makes a difference and helps you.

Xx, Kennah

4th of July Outfit Inspo

Hey ladies!! Today I’m sharing some 4th of July outfit inspo of things I’m dying over as I hunt for my own 4th of July outfit. Is it just me or is there something that triggers inside of you around the 4th of July for ANYTHING that’s red, white, & blue?! It’s my favorite day of the year. I love holidays for the sole fact that there is always a theme & everything matches and my OCD little heart bursts out of my chest.

1 // This FIRECRACKER red dress. Bonus red dresses level up self confidence +10, am I right?

2 // Loving this tie dye chambray vibe 2-piece set so much it might just be the winner this year!

3 // Kickin’ in by the pool or out on the water? These classic summer rompers in Navy & White Stripe, Red & White & Solid Blue have cute/casual in the bag.

4 // BBQ flirty with this hot red smocked tank! Wait maybe this is my pick.

5 // More of a t-shirt & jeans kinda girl? This USA t-shirt is easily the cutest I’ve seen so far.

6 // I have almost this exact flutter sleeved top & if you don’t want to scream 4th of July with you outfit like me this is perfect!

7 // Tie Dye Sweatshirt for the firework show.

8 // Cutest paper bag denim shorts I’ve ever seen. Or these paper bag jeans.

9 // London Striped Sandals

10 // Navy Gingham Twisted Headband

11 // Stars Hoodie

11 // Black Star Print Scarf

12 // No fiesta is set without tassel earrings.

Xx, Kennah

My Dairy-Free Guide

Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing my dairy-free favorites. I have by no means tried it all or become an expert but these are the things I’ve tried so far that I like & don’t. Let me just preface this with eating dairy-free isn’t cheap.

MY REASON : I know a lot of you are wanting to go dairy free because of the recent viral videos coming out about the treatment of cows from fairlife farms. However, this was not my reasoning (mostly because I started before these videos came to the surface). It definitely solidifies my decision, but I chose to do this because of the health benefits. 65% of Americans are lactose intolerant or have a decreased ability to digest it. The proteins in milk are some of the hardest for our bodies to digest. Since stopping eating dairy I don’t get bloated anymore & my digestion is more normal.

The #1 concern I had when going dairy free was ice cream. You can see where my priorities lie.

Market Pantry Dairy-free Ice Cream is made with almond milk & by far the best one I’ve tried so far. Favorite flavors : Vanilla Cake & Cookie Dough, Carmel Brownie, & Peanut butter & Chocolate.

I do not like the NadaMoo! Brand ice cream only because it is made with coconut milk and for my taste I don’t like coconut flavor in my ice cream.

Next concern was obviously Cheese. I haven’t perfected this one yet or maybe it just takes some getting used to but it’ll do for now. I’ve been using Daiya shredded cheese. It’s strange to say the least. It’s not bad but it’s different & has a strong flavor.

Yogurt! So delicious coconut milk yogurt in the flavor Strawberry (always my go-to.) Believe it or not I like this better than regular yogurt, the texture & flavor. I’ve also tried out Silk Almond Yogurt, it’s not my favorite but it’s do-able. It has more of a nutty flavor than I would like & I prefer So Delicious by a long shot.

Milk – I’m not a stranger to Coconut or Almond milk & I like both!

Finally butttterrr! This Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread is the best I’ve tried so far, I’ve also heard good things about Ghee.

Other finds :

Honestly I thought it would be impossible to find anything that was dairy free but it’s not that uncommon now. Here are a few other finds from Target aka my local Disneyland.

Cream Cheese – Kite Hill has a few different options for dairy free cream cheese and yogurt.

Salad Dressings – This one surprised me how many salad dressings have dairy in them, not just the ranch and caesar dressings. The brand Primal Kitchen & they have a few flavors : ranch, caesar, & green goddess.

So Delicious Dairy Free Mocha Almond Fudge Bars, must try these next.

Dairy Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips!

Remember if you’re trying out a new diet be patient with yourself. Get a little bit better everyday until it becomes a habit!

Xx, Kennah

Monthly Update!

Hey girl heyyyy, welcome back! Today I’m sharing my new discoveries that I’m obsessing over & I think y’all will love too.

BEAUTY & FASHION //

1- Laneige Lip Glowy Balm! If you love the lip mask in a jar, this is the tube form! No longer do you have messy fingers or the little spatula that breaks before you even finish the jar! Major bonus for us germaphobes.

2- The best Camo T-shirt, it has the best fit & is only $8 at Target! #targetwin

3 – Platform sandals that won’t break the bank & will help you stay on trend. They come in 11 different colors.

4- How cute are these Pink Checkered Vans?! Gimme all things pink !!

LIFESTYLE //

3 – Meal prepping has never been easier with these to-go salad containers. They has a spot for all your toppings & dressing separate from your lettuce. No more soggy croutons or trying to pile 4 containers while running out the door to work! By the way if you can – checkout your local Home Goods or TJ Maxx to see if they have them because they’re likely cheaper there + you can find extra dressing containers.

4 – Bluetooth speaker we took with us this weekend to Bear Lake at the beach. It’s waterproof, shock proof, & has 15 hour battery life. Colby loves it for RZR rides too.

5 – This loveseat style camping chair has made summer baseball games much more enjoyable. My family usually has a big fan section so we end up in rows where people can’t see, our’s is the low version so we sit closer to the ground & everyone else can see over our heads. Plus I think its the most comfortable folding chair I’ve ever sat in.

I also just discovered that TJ Maxx has an online website so goodbye to all my money. Don’t ask how I didn’t know this, after finding Home Goods doesn’t have a website I just assumed there was no websites for discount stores.

6 – This planter basket + a fiddle leaf tree = finishing touch for any room.

7 – If I had a house you can bet that this cheetah cowhide area rug would be in it. I may just have to buy it to keep for later because I’m daydreaming of putting it in my office.

8 – My mom re-did the office & got some pillows that look exactly like these Textured Boho Tassel Pillow.

Xx, Kennah

Skin Care Revolution

Y’all ain’t ready for today’s post, this company is revolutionizing skincare. When you compare the make-up industry to the skincare industry its amazing how different they are. The skincare world is much smaller. Cosmetics are on fire & everyone has this desire & drive to do something new and innovative, but I don’t see the same thing in the skincare industry. Until The Ordinary. High quality skincare products that don’t break the bank & actually work!

They have a regimen guide that makes selecting the right products for you so simple. I know I am one that gets overwhelmed by too much information & this guide is a great place to start. You select your issue and they have product suggestions for your problems i.e. skin pigmentation, aging, texture, hydration & the regime that I’m using skin congestion.

I will note a few things before your start using any new skincare products. First, do test patches in case you’re allergic to the product. When using harsh products such as acids or retinol’s really anything that makes you slough your dead skin faster than normal more than likely your skin will purge. It can take days to weeks for skin purging to clear up & your skin to get used to these new products. If your blemishes continue beyond 6 weeks it probably not skin purging and it’s just the product doesn’t work well with your skin. Sometimes this happens so don’t be discouraged, everyone’s skin is different and what might work for some won’t work for you.

The products I ordered & have added to my routine are below :

Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

  • Oiliness
  • Pores

Salicylic Acid 2%

  • Blemishes & Acne
  • Dulness & Uneven Texture

100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil

  • Hydration
  • Tone

Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane

  • Aging

Xx, Kennah

Swim Trends for Summer

Spring is here & summer is coming quickly. In this post I’m sharing a few swim trends coming for 2019! All from my favorite online store, Lulu’s!

1 – Retro

2 – Polka Dots

3 – Ruffled Edging

4 – Smocked

5 – Neon

6 – Tied

Xx, Kennah

Book Club Vol. 1

Hi Guys! I’m really excited about starting this new series sharing all about the books I’m reading. Ever since graduating school where I hated reading, I’ve become the biggest book worm. (My inner introvert coming out). There is nothing better than snuggling up with a blanket or relaxing in the bath with a good book. I’ve had a lot of people ask me for recommendations so I decided to start sharing them here. There is no theme or genre, each month I’ll simply feature a few of my favorite books.

For the first month I thought I would kick it off with BANG !!

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

About the Book :

This book is all about creative living beyond fear. Elizabeth dives into her unique perspective about the mystery of creativity & how we receive inspiration. She explains how to overcome fears that might be standing in the way between you & your wildest dreams. You will feel the magic in your toes from reading this book. The 2,378 Amazon reviews, coming in at a solid 4.6 stars, speak for themselves.

About the Author :

You may recognize Elizabeth Gilbert from her hit Eat. Pray. Love. I guarantee if you haven’t read the book, you’ve definitely seen the movie. It’s another one of my personal favorites.

N E X T U P // GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING by Rachel Hollis.

About the book :

GIRL, Stop Apologizing is going to be one of the books I will read and reread multiple times. Her cute quirky personality is hysterical. She shares her insight on chasing your goals & reaching your full potential. No more worrying about what other will think or not.

About the Author :

Rachel Hollis is a media mogul. She started her business with a high school diploma and google search bar as she says. You probably recognize her from the cult following she has created with her first book Girl, Wash Your Face.

Xx, Kennah