14 July 2016

101 in 1001

Oh my gosh I finally did this.

I have wanted to make a 101 in 1001 list for a very long time. However, I never sat down long enough to think up 101 things to do. and let me tell you, it was a pretty hard list to make! I've split my list up into different categories just so I can easily see what I want to do. I'm excited about this new journey and can't wait to get started!

Confused? It's ok. Check out Mackenzie's blog for more information!

Below you will find the my list. If you want updates on my progress make sure to check back on the 101 in 1001 page at the top of the screen! That's where I'll be keeping it updated. Or, join the WYT mailing list for behind the scenes fun on this crazy journey!

So I'm starting on July 14, 2016 in 1001 days it will be April 11, 2019. Crazy. Let's do this!

1. Create a blog schedule
2. Learn Illustrator
3. Write a guest post
4. Buy a DSLR camera
5. Attend a blog conference
6. Reach 5k Instagram followers
7. Get 100k pageviews
8. Create a new About Me page
9. Meet a blog friend in person
10. Start a WYT Youtube channel
11. Do a sponsored post
12. Create 10 free printables
13. Make free blog planner part 2

give back
14. Treat the person behind me in line at Starbucks
15. Donate blood 5 times
16. Leave a 100% tip
17. Volunteer 100 hours of service
18. Donate my hair to Locks of Love

19. Go to Disney World with friends
20. Go on a road trip!
21.  Head out west
22. Go Shopping in Chicago
23. Celebrate a holiday with a friend's family
24. Skydive
25. Sleep under the stars
26. Spend all day in Charleston
27. Be a tourist in your hometown
28. Whitewater rafting
29. Go to a National Park
30. Go back to DC

31. Take a yoga class
32. Workout once a day for a month
33. Complete the Whole30
34. Run a 30 minute 5k
35. Do a Color Run
36. Learn how to do a handstand
37. Do a half marathon
38. Go to Zumba
39. Drink 8 glasses of water everyday for a week
40. Complete a juice cleanse

41. Write a letter to my future self
42. Buy myself fresh flowers
43. Journal for a month
44. Buy a new planner
45. Read 15 books
46. Start bible journaling
47. Vote
48. Go a whole day unplugged
49. Find my go to Starbucks drink

50. Move in
51. Go to all the football games
52. Get an internship
53. Explore downtown
54. Become close with a professor
55. Join a sorority
56. Leave dorm room door open when there
57. Find a study spot on Campus
58. Join 5 clubs
59. Play an intramural
60. Get a tour of the President's house

61. Send 50 letters through the mail
62. Give flowers to 5 friends
63. Visit friends at college
64. Send 25 postcards to friends
65. Surprise a new friend by doing something special once a month

66. Try 10 Pinterest Recipes
67. Open an Etsy shop
68. Decorate my dorm for the holidays
69. Carve a Pumpkin
70. Decorate a Christmas Tree
71. Make a photo "yearbook" on Shutterfly
72. Learn to sew
73. Learn to make macarons
74. Make homemade ice cream
75. Go through an entire cookbook cover to cover
76. Make Europe memory book

just for fun
77. Document 5 adventures by video
78. Get a massage
79. Take a calligraphy class
80. Throw a surprise party
81. Go to brunch with friends
82. Go to 5 concerts
83. Go sailing
84. Have a tea party!
85. Get a blowout at Drybar
86. Go movie theater hopping
87. Watch the sunrise and sunset
88. Start a finish a series on Netflix
89. Go to a wedding
90. Go to a restaurant and eat dessert first
91. Be the only ones in a movie theater
92. Go to a drive-in movie
93. Get up and go to bed early
94. Karaoke!
95. Host a hot chocolate bar party
96. Go to a Carnival
97. Have a Lemonade Stand... donate the money
98. Buy a Lilly dress
99. Go fruit picking
100. Have a photoshoot (friends included!)
101. Eat ice cream for dinner


13 July 2016

A Year Later

Hey all! Remember me?

My oh my. Where has time even gone. It's been nearly a year since my last post. And so much has changed during that year! Thinking back it seems like I was blogging just yesterday, but it's hard to believe it's been a year!

There's not much to say as to why I took a break. Honestly, I don't even know why I stopped. I have always loved blogging and using this space as a creative outlet. Life just caught up with me back in July 2015 and I spent a lot of time enjoying the time I had with the people I care about. I spent my senior year of high school just living. In saying that, there is so much to update for the past year, and so many exciting things to look forward to in the years to come!

So what happened in July 2015?

  • I had a very blogger worthy picnic with one of my favorites! Catch up on this fun over at Meg's blog! Still dreaming about those perfect bow cookies. yum!
  • I also spent a week in Washington, DC visiting and nannying close family friends. I have always been in love with DC and this trip really made me wish I lived there! From exploring Georgetown to riding the metro into Downtown, it was an amazing trip.

August 2015

  • For my senior year, I was one of the captains of our school's Dance Team. It's a team of 75 girls! I've done it all four years of high school. There were 6 of us- here we all are!
  • Things got crazy when I decided to go cliff jumping.... Check out a video here! EEP!
  • My friends and I tried to soak up the last bit of summer we had left, so we went camping of course! (In our friends backyard shhhhh)
  • Cross Country started back up and I went to my third and final full team sleepover. It's tradition to TP all the senior boys, and we did a killer job.

September 2015

  • I was in a flashmob!
  • Labor day proved to be quite a good one in 2015. Every Labor Day my high school puts on a festival with food, rides, and entertainment. And this year we had quite a high flying time
  • Cross Country was too much fun in September. Every weekend was spent with some of my favorite people. DOing one of my least favorite things- running. Did I mention I did cross country with Meg!?
  • And I ended the month with a life changing retreat. My school requires all seniors to go on a retreat called Kairos their senior year. And it was hands down one of the best memories of high school.

October 2015

  • October brought colder weather, and a very rainy Homecomign football game.
  • My senior Homecoming dance was an amazing time!
  • October is also when I said goodbye to running cross country. And celebrated after our last race with ice cream!
  • I had senior night for the dance team.
  • And got to pet a goat at fall Turnabout. (Girl ask guy event at a local farm!)

November 2015

  • Remember Kairos from September? Well in November I was planning the next Kairos event for my classmates because I was chosen to be a leader. Our theme was Dr. Seuss books and my small groups theme was the Lorax. I spent most of November preparing for the retreat.
  • Thanksgiving 2015. Yum.
  • Friendsgiving 2015. Fun.

December 2015

  • The time finally came to go on my second Kairos retreat as a leader! What an absolutely incredible time. Love my bergabuds!
  • Squadsmas 2015 was so much fun. I came home that night with a new robe and a giant pink unicorn.
  • The dance team preformed our Christmas routine at a college basketball halftime! It was infront of 10,000 people. Amazing.
  • We spent our actual Christmas in Naples, Florida visiting our Grandpa.
  • Don't worry we didn't fully escape the Midwest winter by going to Florida, we had plenty of ice cream to keep us cold.

January 2016
(Happy 2016!!!)

  • Rang in the New Year with friends.
  • I was supposed to go to Washington, DC to march in the annual March for Life again this year (Remember when I went last year) Sadly, the trip was cancelled due to snowy weather. We didn't let that stop us. Our senior class pulled together and rallied schools across our area to participate in what we were calling a mini-march!
  • I got to emcee our schools talent show! Talk about a crazy fun time on stage.

February 2016

  • Dance team came to a close, but we celebrated by thanking someone who made our year special. I chose my sister :)
  • I went ice skating for the second time since I was like 5!
  • I made super fun cakepops for a friend in college

March 2016

  • I went on yet another retreat. This one was called Worlds Greatest and it was with a bunch of kids from different schools from across the state.
  • I was in my last musical. It was Aida at my high school. I was a nubian!
  • At the end of March I left to go on my senior spring break in Siesta Key!

April 2016

  • As we got closer to graduation, we started planning our graduation party!
  • I went to our spring Turnabout dance. The theme was Hawaiian
  • I got asked to Prom!
  • I decided where I was going to go to college next year. See you soon Clemson!

May 2016

  • I had a great time at my senior Prom!
  • My senior class went crazy with our senior prank.... and we got in big trouble
  • I graduated high school!!
  • The day after graduating I turned 18 and my friends threw me a surprise party- oh what fun!
  • I went to far too many graduation parties and ate way too much cake (if there is such a thing as way too much cake)

June 2016

  • Summertime and the living is easy!
  • I got my first job for the summer
  • Soaking up the time I have left with friends as I prepared to say goodbye to them far too soon. This means going to many bonfires and staying out far past midnight

And that brings us to currently.....

I just got my wisdom teeth out and I can't believe I'm moving to college in exactly a month. I'm trying to make the best of this summer, like I said earlier. I've realized how much I've missed this little blog and decided to come back, even if it's just for a little bit.

So that's been my life. I'm glad I took this break to really enjoy my senior year. It really all went far too quick! I can't believe I graduated. I can't wait for the next chapter and to bring you guys along too!


06 July 2015


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 Make this week better than last!

01 July 2015

Monthly Makeover link is Live!

Remember that exciting news I shared with you all on Friday? Well, guess what! The link is officially live!

The application for August and September will only be available until July 15 so don't forget about it!

I will be in contact with the gals no later than July 22 so make sure you check your emails for updates!

Thanks for all your support in this exciting time! I can't wait to see what happens!


29 June 2015



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Early week love!