I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



The Life in Letters Tag

The lovely Amy from Blending Beauty tagged me to do this tag, and as soon as I saw it I wanted to do it. What a really unique, cool type of tag! Plus I've been wanting to share more about myself beyond beauty lately as I've been getting more and more lovely followers. So let's get to it!

A is for Awesome: As in "Don't forget to be awesome". I've been part of the Nerdfighter community since 2008. It's really helped me to realize that it's ok to be different or weird, and that there are other people out there just like you.

B is for Beauty: Obviously since I run a beauty blog I'm passionate about beauty. I haven't always been though, and it really started almost two years ago. Back in high school I couldn't care less about makeup! 

C is for Cheese: For someone as picky as I am when it comes to food, I love me some cheese. Macaroni and cheese, cheddar cheese, all the cheese.

D is for Doctor Who: Doctor Who holds a special place in my heart. It's one of the first shows my dad and I watched together. It also brought my boyfriend Alex and I together. We first started talking about the show, and then just kept on talking. 

E is for Elephant Ears: By far my favorite food. If I see a carnival, I'm there hunting for the elephant ear booth.

F is for Family: Family is incredibly important to me. I'm up in arms if anyone tries to insult or hurt them. I have an older sister Kristy who is one of my best friends, and my parents are beyond words.

G is for Grades: Academics have always been incredibly important to me. I love learning and at graduation was awarded the highest award a student can get from my campus based on academics and campus involvement.
H is for Home: I'm a serious home body. Having a comfy, cozy home is incredibly important to me and I would much rather stay at home than go out.

I is for Introvert: Although I've become more extroverted thanks to my Youtube channel and this blog, I've always been an introvert. I'm quiet, observant, and recharge by myself rather than in a group.

J is for Journeys: This blog has taken me on quite the journey, but I also really love to travel. Travel is interesting as an introvert because it forces me to have to be more outgoing and adventurous. I can't get enough of Europe and I'm going to Italy this summer.

K is for Kayla: Interestingly enough, my parents named me after a soap opera star. I have phases where I really like my name and then really don't like it. I just can't imagine being a full-grown adult with the name Kayla. I've never met another adult Kayla before!

L is for Letters: I love to write letters. I've been writing to one of my friends for over five years. We started when we left to go to different colleges and haven't stopped since. I'll always write letters. It's such a beautiful way to get to know someone and is way more personal than a post on a wall.

M is for Marketing: My "actual" job is doing marketing and public relations for a school within a university. It gives me tons of opportunities to design things as well as explore the interwebs. I completely love it.

N is for Noise: There's nothing more that I enjoy than silence. I like music, but more often than not it starts to annoy me. I love peace and quiet, except when I'm trying to sleep. Then I have to sleep with a fan on.

O is for Organization: I'm an incredibly organized person and get relief out of organizing.

P is for Panera: My love. My obsession. Their macaroni in cheese is divine. I also go on a lot of "Panera Dates" with friends!

Q is for Quote: My favorite quote is, "Courage doesn't always roar". I'm not the loudest, outwardly brave person, but that doesn't mean you can't be quiet and still be brave.

R is for Relationships: My relationships are very important to me. Be them with Alex, my friends, or my family. I take a lot of time to keep in touch with people and be there for them!

S is for Sorority: I joined my sorority (Theta Phi Alpha) back in 2010. It's been such a learning and growing experience. I contribute who I am now and how much I've changed for the better to my experiences in my sorority. 

T is for Tardis: Another Doctor Who reference, but also the name of my cat. Tardis is my buddy. He's one fantastically not annoying cat who acts a lot like a dog!

U is for University: I work at a university and it's such an interesting unique experience. A job at a university is a lot different than other places. It's also a bit strange because I work at the university I graduated from. No longer do I go to classes though! 

V is for Vision: I think it's incredibly important to have a vision. I have a vision of where I see this blog going, where I see my career going, etc. You have to know where you want to go in order to start working on getting there.

W is for Water Polo: I played water polo for five years and I loved every second of it. I had been swimming competitively since I was eight and just wasn't in love with it anymore. Water polo combines everything I learned through my years on swim teams, but added a very challenging, strategic element to it. I miss playing so much.

X is for The Birds: I personally find the letter X to be silly and annoying when trying to do alphabet games or tags like this one.

Y is for Yes: Because of my introvertness, I oftentimes say no to invitations to go out. Something I've been trying to work on lately is saying yes more. Saying yes to people has allowed me to get to know people better and it's been a wonderful experience.

Z is for Zoo: I love zoos. Since I was a little kid I'd get really excited to go and see elephants (my favorite animals). I don't think any zoos in Michigan have elephants any more since it's too cold for them and they get moody, but I think zoos are an amazing learning experience and a lot of fun!

Phew! If you've lasted this long I appreciate it! I'd love to read your responses so if you do this tag leave a link in the comments! I tag these lovely people in particular:

Nichole - Upbeats Uplifts
Tori - Pretty Lovely Girls
Jaye- Bed in the Kitchen
Madeline - Cappuccino and Fashion
Meghan - The Novel Coffee
xoxo Kayla


  1. you sound so much like me. fellow nerdfighter, doctor who loving mac n cheese obsessive (could live off the stuff) over here, hello :)

  2. Wow! I didn't except to find another blogger who plays water polo. I may be biased, but it is definitely one of the best (and toughest) sports out there.

    Mel // izzipenelope

  3. Cute tag! I didn't know you working marketing/pr! I do too...for a nonprofit. It's so great to have a job I love and then come home to blog :)


  4. This is such a fun tag!


    xo T


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