Tuesday, May 7, 2013

{Tattoo Tuesday!}

so i've been obsessing over tattoos this month so i thought i'd share my favorites on day 7 :) enjoy!

these pointillism tattoos are beyond brilliant 

genius arrows.

my inner potterhead is dying to have this

i really shouldn't love this but i do

this one is by far my fav. placement, saying, everything.

i love this text

love the placement

hot. hot. hot.

i shouldn't love this one either

i hope my fellow tattoo lovers, enjoy this as much as i do! :)
mckenna k. xx

all photos from tumblr.

Monday, May 6, 2013

My Short List to Happy.

I finally have some inspiration (thank you Photo-A-Day), so I am taking today off to share with you my short list to happy. :)

spending time with my family (this usuaully includes unhealthy, but-yummy food) 

packages in the mail (or just getting mail in general)

new cute clothes (that i feel confident & myself in)


watching good indie movies whilst lounging in comfy pjs

comfy new sweaters

doing anything (and I mean anything: i.e. riding around while she makes endless phone calls) with my mum

ed sheeran.

having nice enough weather to be able to drive with my windows down 

falling in love with a new band (most recently: Local Natives & Ambassadors)

days devoted to relaxing

the sound of new vinyl (especially Bon Iver & Arcade Fire)

sleeping in on long weekends and not feeling guilty about it

cuddles & selfies with my little sissy

mckenna k. xx

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Making It Work.

photo cred; alteredbyamber

Now, lately I have been struggling to come up with creative ideas. I seem to go in phases of creativity & love for blogging, and it quickly seems to deplete and here I am again... Struggling.

So I decided, instead of publishing posts I am not too thrilled with or just not posting at all, I am going to post a photo (or photo set) a day throughout the entire month of May.

May is one of my favorite months of the year, so I figured it would be a good month to publish some photos i am proud of without having to feel obligated into writing. This is kind of my way of "making it work," the wise words of Tim Gunn.  I am also hoping this will spark some idea fire like the last time I started the "photo-a-day" project. So everybody, fingers, toes, arms & everything crossed! 

until next time, 
mckenna k. xx

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sending Love. xx


My mother & I made this video to show our support & love towards the victims, families, and survivors of the tragedies that happened, both in Boston and Waco, TX. This video was incredibly fun to make, all while sending love to those who were greatly affected.

I have always wanted to make a stop-motion video, so I was more than happy to help my mom in her project for a digital art class. The Boston Marathon bombing also showed me just how quick your life could go from exciting to terrifying. It's pretty eye-opening when it's closer to home. 

sending all my love your way, Boston & Texas <3
mckenna k. xx

Monday, April 1, 2013

Photoshoot Sundays: Behind the Scenes.

great derp face McKenna, just great.
If you have been following me or checking my blog at any length of time, you most likely know I love photoshoots. I am constantly planning them out in my head and even though I sometimes get slightly impatient  my mother is always willing to be my photographer. ;)

my sneaky, swtiched-roles pic ;)
         We have just recently made it tradition for us to have one big photoshoot/adventure day on any major holiday or any Sunday for that matter. This Easter, we decided to pack up my mum's new tripod & funky umbrella to hit the road in search for a good backdrop for that day's photoshoot.
Now, this is just the behind the scenes post so you will be seeing the real shots soon :)

After a day filled with laughs & great photos, we decided to have a late lunch at one of our favorite restaurants on the coast (it helped that it was the only restaurant open...). We laughed, made fun of each other, took some more fabulous photos, had some great food, and enjoyed each other's company until it was time to return to reality. 

queen of the derp faces today I guess
These days are some I will never forget. 

Be on the lookout for the offspring of this photoshoot soon! 

until next time lovelies,
mckenna k. xx

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Let's Get Re-Acquainted!

So I may or may not have completely neglected my blog for the past few months... I could give the old, cliched lame excuses of business or just plain laziness, but I figure if Justin Timberlake can take a break after N'SYNC and still have a major career comeback, so can I, so here's a currently post to get us re-acquainted.

What's New; My life has been pretty much a whirlwind of good news & exciting stuff. New car and new phone (granted, I had to completely shatter my iPhone & sob in a parking lot over it to get this new said iPhone 5 buuut), good news for the summer, and making ridiculous (but fun) plans for the future. I am literally very excited as I type this.
And running. Running is new (again), but this time it is going to stick ;)

Reading; I have been in one of those major reading funks where I can get through about 3 chapters (or half of the way) through a novel and I cannot (and I mean CANNOT) finish it for the life of me. These times completely annoy me, especially when I just want to chill out & read. But oh well, fingers crossed I abort this non-reading mission soon.

Watching; I have been watching many, many movies lately. And I mean many. Everything from Les Mis (which is one of the most genius movies I've seen in a while) to the finale in the Twilight Saga (also quite amazing). I have also been watching countless YouTube videos and I am currently being persuaded to start watching the Supernatural series by a new friend, which I will mostly likely fall in love with more non-existent people and become obsessed with yet another series. But hey! Why else do they give us great TV shows?

Thinking about; SUMMER. My summer plans are getting ridiculous, but it the best possible way. Many road trips, many days planned to be at the beach, many good times I can see ahead, and I literally can not wait.

Eating; Lately, I have been *attempting to eat more healthy than normal. Salads, greek yogurt, cutting out sweets as much as possible. However, I have had quite a few "cheats" lately. Thanks Five Guys, Easter, and friend's with birthdays!

Wishing for; An English Bulldog puppy. Yes, you read that right. I want a puppy soooo bad, it's awful. Well, actually, I want two. I even have their names picked out. I have a problem.

Listening to; Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran. and oh yeah, Ed Sheeran. I was going through  my old posts and I obviously will never get over this boy because he's all I've been listening to for the past 10 months.. But on the rare moment I haven't been listening to him, I've been listening to Mumford & Sons, Sleeping with Sirens, Lana del Rey, Hoodie Allen, Phillip Phillips, The Wombats, Nevershoutnever (oldie, but a goodie), Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and MCR just to name a few. (I literally just looked at my Top 25 Most Played list on my iPhone.. lol)

enjoy this month lovelies!
mckenna k. xx

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Headed into 2013~ Bravely.

Well this post is slightly late, but we will just have to overlook that. :)

I started picking out a "word" for the year (and last year was the beginning of that tradition). Almost as a theme for the coming year, and something to ensure what I wanted to achieve that year would come true.
     Last year, I chose the word "yes." In the sense, that I was going to "say yes to myself," that I was good enough. This weirdly, played out very well this year. I became more confident (with some slight rough patches) and returned to the land of loving yourself.
     This year, however, was slightly hard for me to choose a word. I was unsure what I expected to get out of the coming year, but in the end, I decided that I wanted to be brave, confident, and BOLD.
     So, this year is going to be bold. :)

be ready for my "bold" journey!
mckenna k. xx