Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Big 5-Oh!


Hello, hello! I'm back and better than ever (hopefully)!

I haven't blogged in weeks so it feels really good to be back! I actually meant to post this a few days ago but it was Christmas time and well...Christmas. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and had time to relax and spend time with their family. And I've got a lot to share! I'm going to start with my dad's birthday and then backtrack a little to Thanksgiving in the coming post. 


This past Friday was my dad's 50th birthday! Fifty, y'all. Can you believe it? I have been so excited to celebrate this with him for some time now and it's finally happened! My mom had been planning a surprise party for a few months now and she finally let my sister and me in on the secret. The day of the party was so crazy. We were all running back and forth between the restaurant and home and different stores trying to get all the decorations put up, all the while hiding it from my dad.

Dylan and I went to Party City to pick up 36 latex balloons plus two big numbers...we didn't consider the fact that she drives a small car and really, who knew balloons could take up so much space. We miraculously fit all 36 balloons and the two giant numbers in the car with us...I wish that we had taken a picture. Every part of the car was stuffed. We had balloons stuck between us to the point that we couldn't see each other the whole ride over to the restaurant. I thought for sure if a cop saw us they would pull us over and ticket us for driving while obstructing view. 

We knew that we had to come up with a fake plan to distract him because it's such a big birthday that it would be more obvious if we didn't have one. So we came up with a plan and told him we would be having a progressive dinner (meaning we would be going to a different restaurant for each course) we made a skit to perform and everything and although he loved the skit and found it hilarious, you could tell on his face that he was just not feeling it. We tried to get him hyped up but he kept rolling his eyes at us and eventually fell asleep...yes asleep. 

Finally, we got him up and headed to our first (and only, which he didn't know) destination. When we walked into the restaurant they sat him facing the wall and the live band asked if there was any birthdays in the building. There were a few parties that would point to someone at their table or hoot and holler but we could tell by my dad's face and his slouching over that he didn't want us to say his name. The band then announced that they were going to pick a random name off the top of their heads and sing it to that person. At the time, we actually had no idea what was going on, but my aunt had set it up that they would sing Happy Birthday dear Greg (which is my dad's name). So long story long, they sang to him and when it go to the name part the waiters pulled back the curtains and revealed the surprise guests. It was such a neat idea and I wish we had it on tape. 

The party was such a success. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was pumping, and the guest were so sweet. The best part was just seeing the look on my dad's face when he saw all the people who loved and cared about him in one room. 

It was all a smashing success until I smashed my fingers...went to the bathroom and on the way out my fingers got caught in the hinge of the door. The door was so heavy it literally slammed shut with my fingers in the hinges and it took me forever (probably 1 minute but literally so long) to finally get the door open. I'm telling you, I thought my fingers were broken. That happened last Friday night and it still hurts... like so bad. 

All in all it was a great night celebrating my dad and his fifty years of life. Even though he's freaked that he's fifty; growing old is a privilege denied to many, and I am so grateful that you have been given that privilege. 

I apologize in advance for the blurry photos...we were having too much fun dancing the night away (not really). 


Performing our skit...the premise was traveling around the U.S. 
to different cities, with my brother as the flight attendant. 


My parents, their college roommates, and my dad's sister.






Greggy's reaction to the gift my Aunt and Uncle gave him, a longhorn (something that is on his bucket list) and they named her Muffy (my Grams' nickname).








Dad, 
I am so grateful to have you as my father. You are an inspiration to so many and someone I greatly admire. Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, sacrificing to give me a better life, supporting me no matter what, and never ever giving up on me. I am so blessed to have a dad who truly loves me unconditionally. We are all so proud of you and I can't wait to see what your next fifty years have in store for you. I love you!

Simply, 

Kendall Rose

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Shambles

Incase y'all were wondering I am alive. Barely. Just dropping by to say I haven't forgotten about my good ole' blog... I've just been drowning in papers, projects, and exams. School is no fun and my life is currently in shambles. That is all. 


Accurate description of me right now. 


Simply, 

Kendall Rose

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scare on the Square || Three Weeks Late

Hello sweet friends! 

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week-- it is thursday y'all! Only one more day until the weekend! I was totally meaning to write this post forever ago because Halloween only happened three weeks ago but better late then never I suppose. 
























Blazer | Similar Blouse | Leggings | Similar  Shoes | Necklace |


First off I have to say I found this shirt weeks ago and just knew that it was the perfect shirt for Halloween. I was so excited to wear it, I have to admit I wore it a few times before Halloween actually came around but I was just as eager to wear it Hallow's eve. Of course these leather leggings are the best (as I've shared in my November Favorites). I seriously wear them all the time and they just never get old. And it just so happened that I had some orange flats to top the outfit off and make it extra festive. 

My hometown is the cutest town ever and they had a festival called Scare on the Square. So my sister, mom, and I decided to go downtown to watch watch some dance performances, enjoy each other's company, and I finally got to see my sweet friend, Kendi from Kendi Everyday, and her new store West & Lou. Which by the way if you have never heard of her or seen her website you should totally go look now. 

This was the first halloween that none of us kids went trick-or-treating and the first when my Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins didn't come down to spend it with us. It was different to say the least. I have to say in a way it is really depressing getting older because everything changes so quickly. But nonetheless we had fun eating our Whataburger, passing out candy (to the 4 trick-or-treaters that came by), and looking through our silly costumes over the years. 

Simply, 

Kendall Rose

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lately

School has got me twisted y'all. I have had no time to do anything, let alone blog. And that my friends makes me so sad. I figured it was time to catch you all up to speed on my life.
Like I said I have been dealing with school, school, and more school. Oh and work. The only thing getting me through life is the feeling of Christmas spirit in the air. I know, I know it hasn't been Thanksgiving yet but I don't care. Christmas rocks.


I started my Christmas shopping last week and it was equal parts wonderful and stressful. I love Christmas oh so much and giving gifts is such fun but it is also tough picking out other people's presents because it needs to be just right.




It snowed this week. Yes, you read that right, snow. Usually Texas doesn't start to get cold until January and snow (if any) comes around March... not this year. It hasn't even been Thanksgiving and it has snowed. This winter is going to be rough.



I cut my hair off. I keep wanting to tell people 8 inches but that is completely made up. Though it does seem like a ton was cut off, I'm not quite sure it was that much. So far I have liked it overall, though since I got it cut I have been so busy I don't think I've even fixed it since it's been done so that's that.




My precious little gets initiated this week. After a long semester of enduring 3 1/2 hour weekly meetings and attending events ect... she will finally be an official member of Sigma Phi Lambda as of this Friday. I am so excited for her this is such a fun time and I know she is going to love being an active.




I started 90210 (the newer version) on netflix awhile ago. Best decision and worst mistake of my life. It is such a good show, so drama filled, so addicting, and so time consuming. I have such a love/hate relationship with Netflix. Sometimes I wish it didn't exist because it takes up so much of my time but then I don't know how I'd get through some days without it. Especially Navid because he is beautiful. Swoon. 



My cousin came to visit me not too long ago and I have been meaning to write a blog about our super fun weekend but school has got me swamped and I hate it because of that. So more to come about this exciting weekend soon!




I started writing a novel/book (not really sure what to call it) It has been fun so far but I haven't been able to get much done. Also it's surreal to me that I'm even doing it because I'm like one page in and I am already so nervous about the outcome. Does anyone else get like that?



I have just been busy with school and work and life (like everyone else) just trying to make it by and figure out this "real world/adult world" stuff. It's hard and I don't know how everyone else does it. All I know is that I am tired and I just want to take a bath.

Also I will be guest blogging over at Tawni's blog on the 19th (aka today!!) if you all want to be a dear and check it out click here!




Simply,

Kendall Rose

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Favorites

November Favorites


One// Pumpkin everything is my life right now. Pumpkin desserts, candles, seeds, and now add soap to the list. There is really nothing to say other than it's fall and pumpkin rocks my world. 

Two// These earrings are too die for (the ones I have a gray instead of brown, but either way they are fabulous). My mom, sister, and I got these earrings in San Marcos which we now refer to as "the weekend earrings". I wear these beauties all the time and they are now a staple. Long story short, these earrings are everything. And so is Kate Spade. 

Three// I bought this oversized blazer in black a few weeks ago and I have not taken it off since. I throw this thing on almost everyday and it is amazing. I know, I know I keep saying this is everything but really, this is everything. 

Four// This wreath, oh this wreath. It is so gorgeous and has such a natural feel that is great for fall and Christmas time! I have been swooning over this wreath from afar, secretly wishing for some kind person to buy it for me. 

Five// Leather is so in right now and this is the perfect way to sport the trend without breaking the bank or investing in a piece of clothing that will go out of season quicker than you can believe. Once again, these leather leggings have become an essential piece of my wardrobe. They just may be my favorite. 

Six// The holidays are upon us and I have already begun to prepare. I have started to write down gift ideas for everyone and doing all I can to be ahead of the game and prevent any last minute shopping. But I'm sure my preventative steps will not yield the result I am hoping for (insert stressed face here). I am obsessed with stationery and wrapping paper is really just oversized stationary, right? Okay no, but regardless, I'm obsessed. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Foodie Friday~ Halloween Oreo Truffle Balls

Happy Halloween and Happy Friday my friends!

It's finally the weekend and it's a holiday- like can it really get any better than this?



I finally (sorta) got my life together this week and I actually had time to blog which meant I actually had time to make a recipe for Foodie Friday. And that is a major win in my book.

So today's recipe is super, duper easy and one you may have heard of before, but it's just so delicious I couldn't resist sharing. As I was brainstorming what I wanted to make my sister gave me the idea to make Oreo Truffle Balls- Halloween style. 

It turned out to be one of the easiest and hardest recipes ever. It is so simple it literally takes three ingredients; Oreos, cream cheese, and white chocolate.  We put the Oreos in the food processor, easy enough. We then mixed the Oreo crumbles and cream cheese together with a hand mixer, a few crumbs flew onto the floor but once again easy step. Then came time to coat them and that was a doozie. The first time we tried to make the coating we melted white chocolate and it quickly began began to harden. Thus began the never ending cycle of melting/hardening/tossing of the coating. I kid you not when I say that I had to melt the white chocolate hardening 4 times. Talk about a fail. 

Long story short, I finally got the white chocolate coating to melt the right way after about a billion tries and it was worth it. These things are so delicious and easy (if you know how to melt chocolate the right way) and the perfect treat for Halloween!










Have a wonderful weekend and have fun tonight!

Simply, 

Kendall Rose