My Playlist’s

 

I am such a music lover and as you can tell my taste is all over the board! The first has a little bit of everything, these are mostly all my current and old (some very old) favorites.  I also made a Christmas playlist of all my favorites, there is nothing better than Christmas music in December. Hope you enjoy!

2015, Oh what a year.

Ok, so I know I’m terribly late on positing this…but better late than never, right? 2015 was an amazing year of growth for me in so many ways, I accomplished things I never thought I was capable of and did things I never thought I could do. So with that I am sharing a few of my most favorite moments of 2015 and a lot of pictures from my Instagram. Happy 2016 everyone, may this year hold everything you desire and more.

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Blogepic

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Dear Diary

I have kept a journal for really as long as I can remember, so for me blogging was always about the writing, it’s therapeutic and a form of expression in so many ways. The topics are just something that really flowed naturally for me, but this really is more of a journal post… of which I hope to be doing more frequently.

Lately, I have been feeling extremely anxious, its nature in me to be proactive…I’m constantly looking ahead, planning my next project, big idea or trying to prepare for the future. In many ways I like this side of me, but I think lately it has lead to this all of a sudden anxiety I’ve been having. At 22, I think its natural to wonder where life is taking you. If you haven’t noticed by now I by no means have a conventional career, but it’s one i’m so proud of. One of my main goals in this life is to create something bigger than myself, I want to CREATE, light people up, I want to inspire others and constantly push myself to be the best version of myself. This december will be a year since I graduated from FSU and instead of looking back with pride, I have never felt more anxious or unsure of my future… but why? I worry daily about bills, saving money, if my business will be successful, opening another store, if that store will be successful, will I find my soulmate, will I have the big life I envision for myself, will I live up to my own expectations…blah, blah, blah. Now i’m rambling…but seriously the list could go on and on. I was talking with my sister this Saturday at lunch and we were talking about what she would name her “unborn” children haha. Trust me all girls do this… and I said can you please hurry up and have babies, I want another niece or nephew. She replied with, “not for a while, I want to enjoy being married.” When we were dating people wanted to know when we would get engaged, when we were engaged people wanted to know when we were getting married… now that we are married everyone wants to know when we will have kids, there’s always the expectation of what’s next. In some roundabout way this clicked with me.

Kasey: “Instead of always worrying about what’s next, or wishing away today…why not be thankful for the season of your life that you’re in now” Thinking to myself one day I will look back and wish I was there again. I spend so much of my time wishing for tomorrow, next week, or next year.

“Instead of stressing about another store location, celebrate the fact of a thriving one. A thriving growing business, what’s more of a testament that i’m doing things right than that.

With that, I can’t help but bring up the topic of faith. Why not have such a faith in the process of it all that instead of worrying about the future I relish in the present…knowing that life won’t just work itself out, but it will exceed my expectations. Have faith in whatever season you’re in at this time in your life.

I’m not an anxious person, I’m a confident person, secure of who I am and the idea that every step i’m taking now is one that will lead me to where I want to be.. and where i’m supposed to be.

Be thankful. Be present. Be proud of how far you’ve come and have faith in what is.

XoXo,
Kas

Droppin You a Line

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First, I want to apologize for falling off the grid, but life has been hectic to say the least. I have such exciting news to share with y’all in just a few weeks, so bare with me! Due to my busy schedule I have been pretty disconnected lately and the best way to get reconnected is by letting those close to you know you care…or in my case that I am still alive. I am a long time fan of sending handwritten notes. I think it is the most sincere form of saying hello, thank you or just letting someone know you are thinking of them. Unfortunately, it is a dying gesture, but it is one that holds so much meaning. Knowing that someone took the time to write, not text or email their thoughts is just so thoughtful and genuine. So I am challenging you guys to send a thank you note this week, it can be to your loved one or best friend across the country, get creative. I promise what you put out in this life comes back to you ten fold and it’s little acts of kindness like this that prove just how blessed you can be. Let’s be honest, who’s day wouldn’t be made with this adorable card from Matrick & Eve Designs. They have got you covered for any and all things stationary, go check them out here http://matrickandeve.com

Card: c/o http://matrickandeve.com

Fringe Fever

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NO, I’m not on my way to a country western concert….but I am obsessing over my new fringe necklaces. I have a feeling that they are going to be a HUGE trend this summer, so ladies go get yours now. The light pink & crystal fringe necklace is handmade in Bali by Zacasha Connection, it is an amazing company based out of Miami. I met the designer, Jennifer Belcourt while at America’s Mart in Atlanta and was so inspired by her story. The necklaces are handmade with fresh saltwater pearls, volcano rock, and Mala prayer beads (which are the brown beads on my necklace). No two necklaces are the same and can only be made on certain islands where this craftsmanship is learned, that is why the Zacasha necklace is considered the original tassel necklace.  Since I got mine I have hardly taken it off, I love wearing such a personal and spiritual piece of jewelry.