DIY Mugs

I'm allll about some Pinterest crafts.
So when these fun DIY mugs startin' popping up all over the Pinterest world, I wanted to
needed to try it out for myself.
There's been a whole lot of debate about this Sharpie issue. On the Pinterest craft I looked at, it said to use Sharpies and bake for 30 min at 350. 
That I did.
But I also heard that the Sharpie doesn't stay on if you run those mugs through the dishwasher. 
SO that being said... if you want to use regular Sharpies-- do it. BUT hand wash those babies. 
I recently just went out and purchased some oil-based Sharpies from Hobby Lobby to test those out (I heard those really do last through the dishwasher.) 
That's the end of my rant. 
Here's what I did::
{finished products}
{fun initials!}
{back of the initial mug ... that's where my university is located!}
{side view}
Now it's your turn!
They're easy, quick and make the cutest gifts. 
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I love selling my stuff on eBay.
Most of the time, my items sell but lately I've fallen into a rut on eBay.
I don't know what it is (maybe my items are just that bad) but I'm having a hard time selling.
Enter : Poshmark.
I am obsessed with this app.
Not only can I easily post my clothes/jewelry/whatever directly from my phone 
but I can also check out other closets.
And I've found some of the cutest closets.
Want to find me on Poshmark?
My name is @mckenziecm
Have your own account? I'd love to find ya! Comment below and give me your Poshmark name.
PS I'm trying really hard to sell these beloved Rebecca Minkoff leopard print jeans.
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I start off every blog with how bad of a blogger I am.
About that...
I need to make a resolution or something that I will stay on track.
Summer means shopping.
Okay, all the time means shopping but summer especially.
Lately, I've been seeing everyone and their mother with these babies from Target:
I mean how cute are these?!
I wanted one in every color.
Only problem? They're $9.99 and I didn't feel like spending that on a cup.
Call me cheap but I rather buy some Essie polish...Anyone else?
Well, I had given up on the to-go mason jar obsession UNTIL
I see this on Instagram:
photo from thegirlwithpeals instagram (nice find girl)
What does that say? $5? I'm down.
So I ran to my nearest Wally World and found them.
The picture is a little deceiving because the top looks pink but it's actually red.
They only came in two colors (I'm guessing for the 4th) because it's red and navy with matching fun straws -- either way, they're still adorable and half the price.
So I grabbed both.
Now your turn.
Get one before they're gone! 

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Let's Eat a Bar.

Hi, my name's Mckenzie and I love to snack.
I don't know what it is, but it happens all.the.time.
I work in an office now and I don't want to run out to grab something to eat all the time.
First, it's expensive.
Second, no.
So that being said, I like to bring a bar to the office with me ... 
but I'm getting really tired of my Cliff bars.
Like really tired.
SO here's where ya'll come in.
Help a girl out.
What kind of bars do you like/won't make me gain 12 pounds?
I've tried Larabars.
And Luna bars.
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(these are basically as delicious as a candy bar...)
All of which are good but which are the best?
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I'm Obsessed...

Summer is well under way and I am ready to show ya'll a few of my favorite things lately.
Summer means more time on my hands which means I can become addicted to another Netflix/Hulu show. 
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1. Scandal
Oh my gossssh.
I am beyond obsessed with this show.
I may have dominated Season 1 in a matter of a day or two and I'm on to the next one.
Cannot wait for Season 3 this fall. 
2. The Lake
There's just something about being on the boat, soaking up the sun and relaxing.
It's such a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the real, working world. 
3. My New J. Crew Knockoff Necklace
I am not about to spend a ton of money on a necklace that may/may not go out of style next season.
But I found a great bargain at Brina Box and now I cannot stop wearing this baby. 
4. Fresh Summer Berries
They just taste better in the summertime.
Am I right?
I would have a huge bowl of these for lunch and be perfectly content.
5. Possibly the BEST Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
I mean ... I make them, and then devour 5-6 of them.
Zero shame here.
I found the recipe on Pinterest and you can find it here
The secret ingredient? Bisquick.
And instead of butter, I substitute that for coconut oil ... seriously. 
And it tastes ahmazzinnggg.
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Boys 2 Men.

My creativity in the making of this title... 
Here's another rant brought to you by me.
I don't like to talk about my love life via social media.
That's probably one of my biggest pet peeves actually.
You may hate me for this but you know those girls who post on Facebook all the time like:
OMG, I love you _________, you're the wind to my sails, the star to my burst, you pick me up when I'm down and you just made me dinner you're the best boyfriend ever XOXOXOX.
My timeline is filled with them so log on to my Facebook/Twitter if ya want.
Anyway, I do want to say this:
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So many of my friends are thinking about marriage.
Which is totally cool because we're only 21 but whatever.
That's not the point.
The point is, I never want my friends to settle... and we have all been with that one guy who's just a loser or a jerk or a weirdo. It happens.
So to all the women out there, do not ever settle. Set high standards. You literally deserve the best.
Someone who makes you better.
And I take comfort in the fact that the Lord gives us the desires of our heart.
Let's take some advice from The Great Gatsby... more specifically Daisy.
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The Office

Exciting news for this girl.
I am the new intern for a marketing company in my hometown.
I could not be more thrilled to start tomorrow but I came across a problem.
I literally have zero business casual outfits.
Norts and sorority t-shirts don't necessarily make the cut.
So off I went in search of a new, big girl wardrobe. 
While this may be a work in progress, I did find two 'business' dresses that I am 
absolutely in love with.
Paired with heels, this girl will be good to go. 
My extremely low-quality iPhone pictures do the dresses no justice.
But there they are ... both were found at GAP. 
What are your go-to outfits for the office?
I need heeeellp.
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My deepest apologies.
I am officially the biggest blog slacker in the whole entire world.
College in general is getting the best of me ... and it's finals week which means I'm busier than ever 
but I had to take a study break and update this blog.
I mean come on, I've left ya'll hangin' for awhile now. 
Okay, remember that one time The Great Gatsby trailers came out and got everyone's hopes up because it said the movie was due out at Christmas
Well, finally The Great Gatsby came to theaters and of course I was there opening day.
I fell in love with Fitzgerald's story in high school, had seen the original 1974 movie and could not wait to see Leonardo DiCaprio embody Gatsby. 
After reading awful reviews, I went in with an open mind anyway.
What does Rolling Stone know anyway?
Probably a lot but that's beside the point.
Well, I came out of that movie smiling because I thought it was beautiful, enchanting and heartbreaking. 
And Leo was easy on the eyes.
Like whoaaaa.
via Google
I couldn't imagine a better Gatsby.... or Daisy. 
Both were fabulous.
And the soundtrack.... at the very least please listen to the soundtrack because it is absolutely perfect. 
I could go on and on but I find out for yourselves how timeless this story is.
And I think I'll go see it again. 
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Come here and give me some GFC lovin'

Sorry for the creepiest blog title ever.
But today I'm linking up with Sarah Elizabeth & Chloe for the GFC Blog Hop
GFC Lovin
Anywhos, life has been cruhaazzy this week, and last week and the week before.
Same old story people.
Here's an update.
{I went to my sorority formal}
{I had a few t-shirt days}
{an ode to Lilly Pulitzer}
{National Champions....Louisville, proud of ya but still a Kentucky fan through and through}
{new J.Crew striped dress that I never want to take off}
Have a lovely Wednesday.
Halfway done with this dang week.
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Listen Here.

Here's my soap box.
Watch me stand on it and preach somethin' real quick.
Lately, I've had my friends come to me with relationship drama.
Here they are: crying, upset, and all I want to do is find the man who did this andddddd
Well, I just hate him in that moment. 
Anywho, these girls are torn to pieces (we've all been there)
Eating ice cream right out of the tub and not knowing how it even got into your freezer in the first place... along with the 8 other tubs of Ben and Jerrys.
Either way, heartbreak is the worst kind of break 
Disclaimer: I've never broken anything else.
So here I am, and I realize something.
You do not have to find your husband in college.
I know this is crazy talk here but the 'Ring before Spring' myth is false.
You don't have to have a ring by spring.
Or an MRS degree.
Or even date in college.
You can do whatevaaa the heck you want. 
SO ladies, PLEASE do not get discouraged when your bestie gets a huge rock and all you have is some ice cream in your freezer.
The Lord's timing is perfect. 
So don't rush it. 
Don't freak out.
And just be content in life gosh darnit.
My rant is over.
And I love each and every one of ya'll.
And to those that are engaged/married...congrats!
And those that aren't...your time will come.
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I'm back, back again.
(Shout out to Slim Shady wherever you are)
Big thanks to Stephanie and Nicole for doing their guest posts.
If you don't follow them, you should. 
Because their blogs rock and they can do cool collages with cute fonts that I obviously haven't gotten the hang of yet.
So there's that...
And well, I'm back from Rosemary Beach.
Ya'll it was a dream.
I loved getting out of Destin -- even though we went there every night to visit friends.
Here's some snapshots from my vacayyy.
{Us...and the American Flag... at the Red Bar.}
{Dinner at Great Southern.}
Another yummmy meal.
{All the ladies minus one}
{Sunshine and monograms}
{Donut Truck Mornings}
{Our adorable house}
{We love Chi Omega and Seaside}
Just for a nice little laugh.
Three of us, trying to get on each others' backs...
Notice Emily's face in the background.
Too good....
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Guest Post::The Midwest Prep

Hello! I'm Stephanie from the Midwest Prep. I'm very excited to be guest blogging on Mckenzie's blog today. I was so honored that she asked me to! She is so adorable and so is her blog. :)

Seeing as Mckenzie is currently enjoying her spring break, I thought I'd talk a little bit about what I'm excited to wear this spring. Although spring has officially sprung, the weather up in the midwest has yet to show any signs of warm weather. So instead, I'll be dreaming of all spring has to offer.

Peplum: This is by no means a new trend. It's been around for about the past year but I think it'll play an important roll this spring and into summer. The peplum tank is extremely versatile and can be dressed up or worn out for a night with friends. Plus it's flattering on everyone! It's can be found at J.Crew or Forever 21 for a more affordable price. :)
Gingham: Nothing beats a bright gingham shirt to celebrate spring. There are fun colors from light blue, to pink, to even a neon yellow (yes I own this color!). Gingham is becoming one of my favorite "prints" and can often be worn year round too. :)

Chinos: I am so beyond excited to break out my chino shorts this spring and summer. They may be the comfiest shorts I own. I also can't wait to add to my collection with some of these adorable finds. J.Crew, you've done it again. ;)

Thanks again Mckenzie for having me! Make sure to go follow my blog, twitter + instagram

What are you excited to wear this spring?