Wednesday, August 5, 2020

AN ODE TO KANSAS + LIFE UPDATE









Hey y'all!

Things have been a little crazy lately and I thought I would write a little life update and tell you all what I've been up to. My goal was to stick to posts three days a week - this summer, but things have been honestly so chaotic that I just haven't gotten it done. *Hopefully* things are slowing down and getting back to a normal routine soon!

For starters, we bought a house at the end of June (a formal post is coming soon....I somehow only have about two photos of our house so I can't wait to share more!) This was a huge goal of ours and I am so excited. We are mostly settling in - but I definitely have a lot of future plans that will also be fun to document here as well. 

The wrench in our plan happened when Nate got COVID while visiting my family a few weeks ago back home in Kansas. Luckily, we were able to stop the spread and he went home to Texas to quarantine, but I stayed here with my family so I didn't get it as well. So, I was able to have a surprise 2.5-week mini-vacation with my family, which was such a blessing in disguise! We got some projects done, and thankfully my job is flexible and I work from home anyways. I got to shoot some fun photos with my little brother, go to the pool, take long walks on dirt roads (things we don't have in Dallas) and not be on dog/puppy duty for a few weeks ;) 

During my mini vacation - I was able to think about my blog/social media and even get a little more inspired. I have plans to share blog posts a few times a week - and I am excited to incorporate home and lifestyle things since that is a big part of our lives now! I also want to start (again) making YouTube videos - that is something I have tried a few times in the past but just didn't have the time to commit to. It definitely won't be cinema-grade film (I would need my videographer brother for that!) but I think there's so much that is easier shared in video format vs. photos or written content like I share here on my blog. 

I love these photos I took with my little brother - I found a random field by my house and some wildflowers and it just reminds me of Kansas. One thing I miss living in Dallas is being able to drive down long stretches of roads with just fields for miles and pretty sunsets with wildflowers dotting along the roads. I'm biased since I lived here all growing up, but I do think Kansas is so pretty! I'm thankful for my extra time here this summer (with a suitcase only prepped to stay for a weekend trip) - and if this season and the global pandemic, in general, has taught me one thing, it is to just enjoy little moments, be thankful for what you have, you don't need a million things to wear, and family is the most important thing! 

I hope you all enjoyed this little rambly post - I am heading back to Dallas tonight and can't wait to see my dogs and husband and my house. Talk to you in my next post!

-Kenzie




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