Happy June!

Happy June Lovelies! Hope you’re ready to get your summer started!!! I’ve had a little bit of trouble trying to decide what to blog about lately, as well as being pretty busy and not having much time to really think about what I want to write. But I found this June blogging challenge this morning and thought it would be fun to try it! It will also keep me more grounded as I blog because I will have a list of set topics to follow. I would love to see others join alongside me in this challenge, so let me know if you decide to (:

Here’s the list:

  1. Intro and recent picture
  2. 20 facts about you
  3. What’s your favorite quote & why?
  4. What are you afraid of?
  5. 10 songs you love right now
  6. 6 Pet peeves
  7. What’s in your purse/bag?
  8. What’s your worst habit?
  9. What’s your best feature?
  10. List of 15 of your favorite things
  11. What’s in your fridge?
  12. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  13. What’s at the top of your bucket list?
  14. The meaning behind your blog name
  15. What do you collect?
  16. 10 of your favorite foods
  17. The best thing that has happened to you this year
  18. Your dream job
  19. Your favorite childhood book
  20. Your favorite 5 blogs
  21. An old photo of you
  22. What are you looking forward to this summer?
  23. Your favorite recipe
  24. Where have you traveled and where do you hope to travel?
  25. Makeup routine/ fave products
  26. 3 healthy habits
  27. Your hidden talent
  28. What’s in your closet?
  29. A confession
  30. Why do you blog?

So, as promised; here’s a recent picture of me

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Happy blogging (:

xox Kenna ❤

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Mini Bath and Body Works/ White Barn Haul<3

Who doesn’t love bath and body works?! I’m pretty sure that I don’t know anyone who doesn’t, and it is definitely an easy place to drop a lot of money. I worked at the one near the Pier 1 I currently work at, over the holidays, but had to leave once I went full -time at P1. I miss it so much, but mostly I just miss the SALES!!! (I can assure you my bank account doesn’t feel the same 😛 ) BBW is such an awesome place to work, and can be super fun, especially during the holidays.

Today I went in, looking to use my coupons that came in the mail, and left with waaaaay more than I expected…but either way I’m super happy with what I grabbed!

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The bags were always my favorite part of working at White Barn. They’re so classy and cute!

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So I went a little crazy with one of their new fragrances Honolulu Sun! They have a ton of new summer fragrances that smell AMAZING, but this one was the one that was most different from what I would usually choose. I have waaaay too many body sprays and perfumes so I did not get the one to match, but I left with the sand scrub, (these are my favorite to exfoliate before I shave), the gel and lotion (usually I would have preferred the cream, but I had a $6 lotion coupon), the candle was 50% off, so how could I not? A matching hand cream was a must, and a wallflower bulb for my room (:

Honolulu Sun is described as; A warm, sun-kissed blend of fresh island coconut, Pacific palm and ocean air

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I absolutely loveeee wallflowers. Chris and I have them plastered all over the house, I grabbed honolulu sun for my room at home, coconut sunset for the bathroom at Chris’, along with a new plugin/night light, and then lavender vanilla, which is my ABSOLUTE favorite scent for our bedroom 🙂

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Since it was buy 2 get 1, I grabbed Malibu heat as my third, to try it out, but unfortunately they did not have matching mini (I had a free mini coupon), so I decided Id use this as an opportunity to try yet another one of my new favorites, Tiki Mango Mai Tai!

I’m SUPER excited to try all these! Maybe you see reviews at the end of the month in my favorites (:

xox Kenna ❤

Busy Busy

Hey Lovelies!

Still can’t believe it’s summer & I’m officially a Junior in college! Crazy how time flies…

Anywhoooo, I’ve been pretty busy, with moving home and getting adjusted to my summer schedule, but hopefully from here on out I’ll be able to post 3-5 times a week (that’s my goal anyways.)

Week three of BBG started yesterday, and I’ve switched it up a little bit this week, due to having a day off (my first real day off in I don’t even know how long). Chris and I woke up early to go on a hike, which was pretty satisfying to say the least, unlike freezing my bum off while he played golf in the cold a few hours later. (fyi; don’t agree to golfing unless it’s AT LEAST 60+ degrees out…you’ll thank me later!)

After golfing we came home and I was able to clean a bit, then relax and catch up on both Vampire Diaries and Quantico! I finally go to start meal prepping for the week, which was surprisingly pretty fun and we grabbed some froyo before Chris had to go to work. All in all, it was a great first day off & summer has already been full of fun and its only just begun. Cant wait to see what the rest of summer holds!

Here’s my BBG schedule for the rest of the week:

*Tuesday ~Arms & Abs + 15 minutes on the treadmill

*Wednesday ~Legs & cardio + 15 minutes on the elliptical

*Thursday ~ 35 minute run

*Friday ~Full Body workout

*Saturday ~Ab workout + 25 minute run

*Sunday ~Rest day/Meal Prep

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Have a great week!

xox Kenna ❤

 

 

 

 

Bye Bye Sophomore year👋🏻

So it’s my last day of my sophomore year of college and I’m currently waiting for my RA to check me out of my room. I never thought it would be this sad to walk into an empty apartment…I live pretty close to campus, so I’ve been moving my stuff out all week but decided it would be best to go back one last time and double-check everything before I checked out…man was this a mistake.

I walked in and was immediately overtaken by how sad it was to see everything bare and empty. It feels like just yesterday Marley and I were hauling our stuff in, a week before everyone else to start Dance Camp Preseason…and now the year is over… So much has changed this year, and its crazy to think that we won’t be moving in early ever again…that we’ll never have a dance preseason again…

As I sit here, I reflect on this year. It has definitely, by far been the craziest year of college yet…So many things have changed for both the worst and the better, but that’s life. I’ve learned a lot this year, and I’ve accomplished even more. I’m realizing that it’s true what they say; the college years are really some of the best times of your life.

This year I’ve gained 2 of my best friends, who in these past few weeks, I have done EVERYTHING with, and I know I can always count on them for anything. I met the love of my life, & we’ve traveled to places I would have never imagined. I’ve made it half way to my bachelor’s degree, and although it hasn’t always been easy, I’ve learned to take the good with the bad. After working 2 jobs and about 50+ hours a week first semester I have become a Sales Lead at Pier 1 and have had some pretty great experiences with my team.

My life is crazy, I’ll admit, but its mine. From the late nights staying up to finish homework after work, and the early mornings at the gym, there’s nothing I would change. Some argue that I’m missing out on the real college experience; late nights with friends and partying into the early mornings…But that has never been me… maybe when I’m closer to the end :p

As for Summer? Maybe it’ll be different, maybe some nights will be “crazy” with less responsibilities, but my goal is just to be happy. Workout, have fun and spend time with family and friends 🙂

Next up, JUNIOR YEAR!

xox SimplySassyJunior<3

BBG Week 2

Hi Lovelies! Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s had a great day so far 🙂 I meant to post this yesterday, but have been so busy with finals that I never got around to it, anywhooooo; only one final left! Thursday is my last final of Sophomore year and I’m SUPER excited!

It’s day 2 of week 2, & I’m feeling pretty great! This morning I ran in the park and took the time for a long, relaxing stretch!

My goals this week are to pass my last final, move out of school for the summer and transition my workouts smoothly to a combination of at home workouts as well as gym based ones since I’ll have less availability to a gym. I’m also going to start meal prep this Saturday, so that should be exciting! I’m ready to get off to a clean start for summer. Bikini body here I come!

Here are this week’s workouts:

*Monday -legs & cardio + 15 on the elliptical
*Tuesday -early morning run + stretch
*Wednesday -arms & abs
*Thursday -45 minute walk or yoga
*Friday -Total body
*Saturday -rest day + meal prep
*Sunday -class or work on area that needs a little extra

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TIPS:

*whenever working out I like stick to a sugary drink, like Powerade or water with energy mixes. This prevents my sugar levels from dropping too quick, during my workout & helps me get through to the end
*if this schedule doesn’t work for you, don’t be afraid to switch the days around!

Now that I’m going home I’m going to look into getting back into zumba and other classes at least once a week as a fun alternative!

Join me in taking on week two! We can do this! Let’s get fit for summer!

Xox Kenna<3

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing women out there who are the reason behind their children’s success. We all know that we couldn’t have done it without you.

 

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(Throwback to graduation🙈)

Thank you to my mom for being my best friend, my biggest supporter and most harsh critic. I have no idea where I’d be if you didn’t push me to do the things I have done. I appreciate you more than you will ever know<3

Love you always,

xox Kenna ❤

April Obsessions<3

Here are the products I’ve been obsessed with this month 🙂

Song: Wild Things by: Alessandra Cara I LOVEEEE THIS SONG

  1. Tea! I am a HUGE tea drinker, especially in the winter. I’ve recently found a few different brands that I love at Marshall’s, my current favorite is a coconut/vanilla sleep tea. I also found a sample variety pack that I LOVE. It was nice to try the 4 flavors at once, however I was not a fan of the Italian Chamomile, but that could just be the blend. My favorite for the summer is to add them to a water bottle like you would fruit. The tea quickly infuses into the water and you are left with a delicious & healthy drink
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  2. Protein Bars! I’ve become pretty addicted to eating a protein bar for breakfast, after I hit the gym in the morning. My favorites are definitely Clif and Luna bars so far.
  3. Toning Water! The last time I went to LUSH I got a sample of their Eau Roma Water to use after I wash my face, and I absolutely LOVED it. I’ve used toners before, but they were always really harsh on my face. This toner, is super light and leaves your face smelling and feeling great. I’m definitely going to be buying a full size sample.
  4. Moisturizer! While at lush I also tried a sample of their Celestial and I love this as well! It smells so yummy, like a tropical oasis!
  5. Soap! I’m usually a strictly body wash girl, but Chris bought me some soap from lush for Christmas and OMG it smells SO GOOD! My advice is to definitely try their soaps!
  6. Julep Lipsticks; especially strut. LOVEEE  this color
  7. Konjac sponges; I got one of these in my julep box last month and was super surprised at how soft it was. It removes dirt and oils from your face as you wash and you can actually see it on the sponge. Kinda gross, but proves it works!
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  8. Ipsy! This is a new monthly bag that I tried as of this month. It is $10/month for 5 sample makeup products in a new bag each month! The bags are super cute and the products are a great way to try something new you’ve been a little nervous to try. Hurry & get your may glambag now! Clickhere &Join me! 
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  9. VS sweatsuit! I used my rewards and a gift card from my brother to purchase these and I absolutely love them. The color is perfect and they’re great for my lazy study days
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  10. White Tea & Apricot Scrub! This scrub is great for those who are both prone to acne
    and have very sensitive skin. I use it every morning when I wake up 🙂

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  11. Coconut Bay Yankee Candle! Usually I’m not a fan of how yankee candles burn because they take like 3 hours before you can smell them, but this candle burned so easily and smelled soo good😍
  12. Starbucks! Since working in the city and having a Starbucks around every corner and only a Dunkins every 5 miles, I’ve had to adapt. I will admit I now love their coffee and find it extremely hard to drink Dunkins because its so sweet
  13. Mini Diffusers! We sell these at work and the small ones are perfect for windowsills and tight spaces….until you spill them
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  14. White Polish! I am currently obsessed with the way white polishes look. I’m not really sure why, but I can’t wait till my skin is tanned and the color POPS!
  15. Shampoo Bars! I’d wanted to try one of LUSH’s shampoo bars for a while, and for Christmas Chris bought me the Copperhead one. It smells amazing and is a great way to strip your hair once a week

There you have it! These are my 15 top favorites of April 🙂 Let me know what you think or if you’ve tried these products as well. Also, if you have any favorite products from last month, put a link in the comments so I can check them out! Happy Saturday😘

xox Kenna ❤