Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pinteresting Finds

It's been a while since I've been on Pinterest, but when a friend of mine joined, I had to log back in and get my fix!  I can't believe I went so long without perusing all of the awesome posts on there. Crazy!

Anyway, I thought I would share a few of the pretty sweet things I've found recently. Enjoy. ;o)

How adorable are these heart cupcakes?! Good idea for Valentine's Day..
Hot glue on mason jars. That's so awesome. Check it out over at Pure and Noble.
Magnetic make up board!!!! One of the most ingenious things I've ever seen. I am SO doing this. Check it out at  Laura Thoughts.
Holy moly. Oreo cheesecake cupcakes. I think I just died.
I love pretty much everything about this space. Check out Gorgeous Shiny Things. It's all about interior design, inspiration, and color.

And that's just a few of the many things I've pinned over the last week or so. Haha! Until next time...


Oh, P.S. the song is Wasted by Angus & Julia Stone. ;o)

Monday, January 2, 2012


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A New Outlook for a New Year

First, I would like to explain my absence.  Some very personal and very troubling things having been going on in my life for the past several months.  I battled depression, anxiety, rejection, and self-loathing.  It was hard, and I don't believe that I've completely recovered from the wounds I received during this time period.  However, I know I'm back on track.

I lost sight of a lot of things.  I took advantage of the things I have and the people in my life....and I hope I never end up in that place again.  I'm going to do everything in my power to be content in the moment.  To not be upset by the daily mole hills that I always seemed to turn into mountains.  Believe it or not, I would let something as simple as dropping my hair brush ruin my day.  Silly things had the potential to completely change my attitude for the worst.

Why?  Well, mainly because of the larger issues going on that weren't being dealt with or resolved.  That constant anger could be hidden when things were going well, but those little things that happen everyday...those were the things that wore me down.  And once the ball started rolling, the little things started adding up, and slightly-annoyed Kiley turned into hurricane Kiley.  I'm so ashamed of how I handled certain situations and conversations.  However, I've apologized for the things I've done, and now, I'm looking to the present.

That's right.  The present.  I don't know if I'll be alive tomorrow.  So, what's the point in telling myself that I'm going to be a better person from now on.  How about just now?  So, that's the plan.  I choose to be happy.  To try to make the most of each and every moment.  I know it sounds really cliche, but life really is too short.

I'm going to enjoy it. :o)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Who I am vs. Who I was

I've been thinking about who I am a lot lately... I was 21 years old when I got married, and in the past 2 years, I've changed a lot. But is that necessarily a bad thing? I shouldn't be expected to stay the same way I was, right? I mean, I'm basically still a child. I'm still learning about life, about myself. I'm sorry that I'm not the same person I was then, but...should I have to apologize for that? What person stays the exact same way their whole life?

I've changed my hair. I've gotten tattoos. I've gotten piercings. My views have changed. My attitude has changed. My taste for music, food, and art has changed. But isn't that what life is about? Experiencing everything in your own unique way?

I don't want to look back on my life and feel held back by the people around me. I don't criticize, analyze, or judge you for your preferences. So why would you do that to me? Why did you expect me to not change? And why are you so disappointed in the person I'm "becoming"? I still treat people with respect. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I work hard, love to the extreme, and enjoy the simple things of life. To me, it seems like the major things that you should expect to stay the same, concerning me and my personality, have. How is it my fault that you expected me to keep my long, dark, boring hair the same way?...Or to wear the same drab clothing?...Or to not get interested in body art? Those were your expectations.

I read today on Tumblr that Change is the only constant.

You shouldn't have placed unrealistic expectations on me. I didn't expect you to stay exactly the same, and because I love you, if you chose to change certain things about yourself I would take an interest in them because I knew they interested you...

This is the person that I am becoming. If you don't want to tag along for the ride, then let me know now. I'm not going to give up things that interest me because you don't like them. I've never really been a "rebellious" person, but that seems pretty controlling. And I refuse to be put in a cage for the rest of my life.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blondes May Have More Fun...

But Redheads are remembered!

Red Hair

Holy moly, my hair is RED!!!!!!!!!! And I am SO in love with it! <3 I've been changing my hair a lot lately, but I think I've finally settled for a while. I've been trying different reds for almost a year now, but I could never find the right red. ...The perfect red for me. Well, thanks to Sally's being sold out of the dye I originally intended to purchase, I found this:

Ion Color Brilliance Dark Red Blonde 6R

Hands down my favorite red hair dye. Absolutely love the color, even though the in-store swatch had me a little scared.

Red Hair

I also picked up two wefts of human hair extensions and dyed those as well. I opted for gluing them in as opposed to clips because my actual hair is still pretty short, and I was about 90% sure that I wouldn't be able to blend in the clip-ins as well as I would have liked. So..After about 3 hours of dying, and 4 hours of gluing... TA DA!

Red HairRed Hair

‎"Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead." -Lucille Ball

Red Hair

Freaking Love.


Friday, August 12, 2011


After about a year and 7 months, I finally got my chest piece!

Quaerite et Invenietis
Miss Kittoo Chest Piece Tattoo
Seek and You Shall Find

I chose this because I feel that I need a daily reminder to put all of my energy into the things I want the most...the things that are most important to me.

Miss Kittoo Chest Piece Tattoo

Outline done! I feel like this is the worst part of the tattoo process for me. It's so tedious and takes so lonnnggg....................

Miss Kittoo Chest Piece Tattoo

First rose done...still seeping a little when I took this at the shop.

Miss Kittoo Chest Piece Tattoo

Overall....I'm really, amazingly happy with it. I love the colors and the writing style.... :o)  I'm just really happy.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"I don't mind living in a man's world..."

"As long as I can be a woman in it." -Marilyn Monroe

Yep, my "hair" is blonde now!  (Well, my actual hair is blonde, too...just not this blonde! Haha) This is the goal with my real hair, but until it grows out, my new wig will have to get the job done. ;o)

Miss Kittoo Hair
Miss Kittoo HairMiss Kittoo Hair
Miss Kittoo Hair

I've been busy, busy, busy at work. Maybe I'll be able to catch you up on everything that has been going on in my life later this weekend. ;o)

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