My Spring favorites isn't really all that different in regards to clothing, but it does give me the chance to wear anything on my feet besides snow boots. I know I can wear some of these during the Winter but I would rather be warm in my boots than have cold toes. Plus, the boots make sure I don't fall and break a bone or something.
Ever since I could paint my own nails I have. I used to have my nails painted all of the time and I would create so many cool designs!
Sometimes I do go through a few weeks without wearing anything except clear coat, but every now and then I do get creative and decide to put on some colors I haven't worn in awhile! I have a big collection, and sometimes it's hard to remember what I have or haven't worn after awhile!
Over time I've gathered quite the collection of nail polish colors, some I wear more than others. Some of them are also colors that I would wear depending on what season it was. Others are also used for decorating my nails.
I was going to do the whole "About Me" page but I thought I would just make it a whole blog post instead! So let's get started shall we?
I'm Kenzie, I'm from the States, Wisconsin to be exact. I kind of like it here except when the weather is way to cold to go outside!
2.) I love animals. I really do. All except spiders, I mean they're nice from behind a glass window but I can do without seeing them. I also dislike baboons now, thanks to a previous trip to a zoo. I'm obsessed with owls currently, and animals in tophats.
I did just purchase these two owls at Gordman's a few weeks ago! Aren't they cute! Owls make me so happy(don't worry I still love dogs especially Sadie but owls just idk)
3.) I love traveling. I don't really think ''love'' is an accurate description of it. Ever since I was young I have been traveling. My goal is to go to all 50 states in the US, right now I have 33 out of 50! I'm in love with the U.K even though I've never been there. It's always been somewhere I feel like I have to go and it's impossible to describe why or how but I just have to be there.
4.) I love getting to know people from all over the world. I think that's one of the coolest things about the internet! I mean I love that people can read these words I'm typing from places that I've never been to before!
5.) Along with getting to know people and making friends, I'm really shy. But after awhile I'll warm up and become more comfortable!
6.) I can't stop listening to One Direction's Better Than Words at the moment. It's my favorite song off their new album.
7.) I can't shop at one place for very long. I like shopping don't get me wrong but the standing and waiting for someone to be done...no thanks.
8.) I actually really don't like to party. I know that seems so weird because I'm in college but I just don't like it but I'll still go.
9.) I dislike mushrooms. A lot.
10.) I prefer driving to flying places. It's much more fun to see more things that flying just skips over.
I hope you liked this post! I know it's a bit more personal but I hope it helps you get to know who I am a little better! I'd like to know 10 things about yourself too! Also if you have a blog link it to me! I would love to read it! :) x
You should probably, if you don't already, know that I love trying out new things.
As I was searching for new things to try, mostly cooking, I came across this recipe on Pinterest! It looked delicious and my massive sweet tooth definitely told me I had to try it out! Being on Spring Break this week gave me the perfect opportunity to give it a go!
There are a lot of ingredients in this one, but you don't use a big amount of them all.
1.5 Cup of Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup regular granulated sugar
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup chocolate chips
First get two large or medium sized bowls. I used similarly sized bowls for this. In one bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Then set it to the side.
In the second bowl mash the banana then add egg, oil, brown and granulated sugars, yogurt and vanilla then whisk the ingredients together.
After whisking, add the banana/egg mix to the flour mix and stir until combined.
Then you get to have a little more fun by adding in the oats. This is where I decided to put in raisins and chocolate chips, splitting what would be the 1 cup of chocolate chips into 1/2 a cup of raisins and 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips!
On a prepared baking sheet, I placed the parchment paper before putting the dough on as it's easier to clean up after. The recipe says to space the dough 2 inches apart and the balls should be about a tablespoon. To get cookies that don't flatten, put the baking sheets into the oven for about an hour.
Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then bake your cookies for 12 minutes, or until slightly golden. They smell amazing and taste great too!
I would just like to start off by pointing out that we have had the weirdest start to Spring. First it's really nice and sunny and you want to be outside and then two days later it's still sunny but cold and you'd rather curl up in your comfiest blanket and drink tea or something. The other day Sadie was feeling a bit lazy and didn't act like she wanted to go outside or go for a walk. So I didn't pester her as I didn't really want to because it wasn't as warm as it was the past few days. After dinner, while my parents were getting ready to go for a walk, suddenly Sadie was all excited and wanted to go along too.
Since I don't mind her being poky I had to be the one to take her. It was a really pretty sunset. I have a thing for sunsets, I think they're amazing and I love how they make the sky look all sorts of amazing colors! If you follow me on Instagram you'd probably know this because I've posted a few pictures I've taken of them!
Seeing the moon is pretty cool too, and how the sun reflects on the houses.
This was a really difficult choice to make. I have so many products that I use for everything! Some of these were a quick and easy pick and others weren't.
I've seen some of my favorite bloggers do this same post, so I thought I'd give it a try!
These were just the top 5 things I use the most. Do you have a top 5 products you would never go without? I would love to know what yours would be!
This past weekend there was a drastic change in weather here in Wisconsin. It was sunny, and it was warm. Not like 20 degrees, it was actually nice where as I did not have to wear any big warm mittens or hats or extra layers. I could just go out with my jacket and a pair of gloves.
Since there was such amazing weather out, I decided to take advantage of it and get outside. I of course, took Sadie with me. The roads by my house are full of water and slush, and looked like a mess to even attempt to walk on. For some reason though, the roads that are less than three minutes away are dry as bone and lovely to walk on. Sadie and I hopped into the car and drove off. She was extremely excited to get out and walk. Recently, she has been in love with going to the dog park and was disappointed that we couldn't go in today because there were other dogs and children inside. I told you she was crabby, therefore she doesn't do well with toddlers grabbing and petting her. It was such a lovely day though, so we continued on our walk. Weather like is a great reminder that winter does have an end, just as I was beginning to think it never would!
The streets had a few puddles here and there. Sadie being the princess she is, walked around the puddles in an attempt to keep her little paws from getting wet. Even though, there were a few puddles there were some slushy spots she did have to walk on.
I didn't really remember how much snow we had gotten until we had reached the park for kids, not dogs. There was a trail where some people had walked. Sadie hasn't really ever been to the park before, at least not by the play area, so she was happy to have a sniff around.
Remember my last post when I said after the Ice Caves, we went onto the second part of the adventure?
Well I'm going to tell you what that second part was!
After the Ice Caves, the three of us drove a few miles away to the town of Bayfield. Bayfield is a small town on a steep hill, right on Lake Superior. A few miles from the shore is Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands. In the Summer there is a ferry that goes to and from the island and when I came up to Bayfield a few years ago I took the ferry. There really isn't much on the island, but it is fun to go to. I had never gone in the winter so I was really excited to! Wait...what's that you ask? How did I get to Madeline Island in the winter?
Isn't there water?
Yes, yes there is, but it's frozen!
In the winter, they plow an Ice Highway right across the river straing to the island. We just went right down to where the ferry takes off and drove on the ice. It was a little weird to be driving on the ice and even a little freaky that there were so many cracks in it. The Madeline Island Ice Highway, is actually an extensions of Wisconsin County Highway H according to the Bayflied Chamber of Commerce website and all normal traffic rules apply to the ice highway including staying on the marked roadway. The ice is monitored several times a day while the road is open and is also marked with green evergreen trees so drivers can follow the route, which at times can provide difficult visibility due to blowing snow.
We drove across the lake right to the island and turned right around but I still managed to get some pictures. They do have a few activities that they do on the Ice Highway, although none were happening when we went through.
It was a really cool adventure, and I'm glad I had the chance to do it! If you ever go, there are places to park along the road to take pictures if you like but I don't think any of us were willing to get out of the car and into the cold air again after being out at the caves for about two hours!
I'm really glad I had the chance to go up north to Bayfield and Ashland. Who knows if the Ice Caves will be open next Winter? Though, personally, I wouldn't go every single year but hey if that's your kind of thing go for it!