A Letter To My Dad On Fathers Day

Dear Pops, I want to start this letter off by letting you know I love you more than words can even begin to express. My actions haven't always shown so and if I could go back in time I would. When I was younger I never quite understand the magnitude that went behind what you always told me, "it's easier not to care." Now that I am more mature and have a child of my own I get exactly what you meant. You stepped up and became a man for my mom and I. For that I thank you. You loved me during times I didn't even love myself. For that I thank you. You disciplined me even when it was tough for you because you cared. For that I thank you. You have worked harder than anyone I know to provide for our family. For that I thank you. You have spoiled me and always made it clear that I am your princess. For that I thank you. You are the smartest man I know, with a great sense of humor. For that I thank you. You have loved my daughter, your granddaughter, in an overwhelming way. For that I thank you. On this Fathers Day I thank you an extreme amount for everything you've done and continue to do. You are one of a kind and I love you so much. Boy have we bumped heads... because we're just a like, but you are special to me dad. Everything you've told me growing up has been instilled me for sure. It's been a rough go around of me learning things the hard way, but your words always come back to me. "Make good grades, be a good citizen, and try my hardest at everything." Your only rules growing up. I love you and Happy Father's Day to the man that knows it all.   Love, Your Princess. Every kiss begins with K   ...

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I Know I Got This, But Right Now It Seems Like I Don’t

If there's anything I've learned about hardships it's that they're a test. They just mean a) something big is coming or b) just simply reminding you life doesn't always come easy. I'm normally a super happy and positive person, but for the last year or two I've been miserable. When something bad happens, I sulk in self-pity. I've locked myself away in the house, put off my chores, and thought non stop about everything that's going wrong in my life. You can talk about something all day long, but ya gotta be about it.  Let me just give you some background info for a sec. I've wanted to own a business since middle school- yet to have one though. In fact I've been broke. I want to be married, yet my relationship has been rocky. But it's all about mindset.  If I want something (to own a business) I have to go after it. Not just start it up and get all hype, but continue making it happen when everything seems to be falling apart. Businesses aren't made over night and they don't just grow out of nowhere. And honestly why am I focusing on the business ideas that haven't worked for me, when I have a bangin' blog?! I completely dismiss the hard work I've put in for the past year over what hasn't worked out. How in the world can I expect a man out of someone when I'm not being a woman myself? This is the depth of what's been rocky in my relationship. I'm really just putting this out there to prove that it's all about mindset and action, but if you want to read further on about being a woman for your man read here.   -> From I don't and probably will never to I do have a business. I am the creator and owner of Kayla Dene' Blogs. My blog is successful and will continue to be so depending on the work I'm willing to put in throughout each season. -> From I want to be married to declaring that I am a woman of God and will be that to my significant other. Once the mindset thing hit I started practicing it, but I can't lie and say it's been easy. ...

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Driving In Style With The Family

Get the family ready because we're hitting the town! *This post is sponsored by Mitsubishi; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.* SUV's are the perfect car for families because of the space. One I love in particularly is the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. My Favorite Features: CarPlay: I never even knew CarPlay was a thing until getting into this Outlander. CarPlay is when you plug your phone into the car, the screen will then become your phone. Need maps? Pull up the maps from your phone. Whatever you need to do, you can press "apps" on the screen of the car and your phone apps will pop up. This makes making a phone call, replying to a text, and following your maps a lot easier. If you do need to reply to a text, please take advantage of voice text and do not reply to a text while driving. CarPlay is awesome, but still use it in a smart way keeping all passengers, including yourself safe. Cameras: I love that they're are cameras all around the vehicle so you can see all aspects when backing up. You can truly get a full view of where you are going.  Safety: Making sure we are safe while driving is a big things for me since I have precious cargo- my daughter. The 2018 Outlander offers many safety features like lane departure warning, blind spot warning, lane change assist, forward collision mitigation, and more. Everything you need to know regarding safety can be found on their website here.   My family and I went many places in this car and it was great on gas. The seating is comfortable and provided us with lots of space. I felt super cool driving this car, I can't lie. I really like the design and everything it offers. If you're looking for some fun family activities to do this summer, try the below.  Local swimming pool Hit up your downtown areas website to see what events they'll have going on Picnic at the lake and/or park Camp in the backyard or make a fort in the living room DIY crafts which can be ...

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Dutch Wonderland- An Amusement Park For Toddlers

I know what you're thinking... an amusement park for a baby? Yep, they do exist! As soon as my mom found out about Dutch Wonderland, we packed our things and headed to Lancaster, PA. Dutch Wonderland- An Amusement Park For Toddlers Before we even walked into the amusement park, Riley Blake was laughing and having a blast. She was just as excited as I was which confirmed the day would make for a good one. When you walk in, you have baby stand in front of the "which rides are for you sign?" Once you find out which color they are, you'll see the same sign in front of everywhere ride so you just have to be sure that color is indicated to know if they can go on that ride or not. Rides And Activities For One Year Olds:  Since Riley is 12 months we were focused on what she could do. I was pretty amazed at the amount of rides available. Train Boat Car Sand Box Plays When you walk in you see all the rides, food trucks, and showrooms for play then when you get to the second half of the park you'll find the nature side of things. This is where the san box is located. There's a variety of things for the kids! I love it because if you have more than one child, they can all enjoy the park. Surprisingly enough, RB did great watching the shows. I thought she would try to get out of our lap to go walk up stage. Instead she watched along, clapped her hands, and laughed away. What To Bring:  Baby snacks Plenty of fluids Camera Cash Hand sanitizer There is a bag check as you walk into the park, but baby food is allowed. The snacks will come in handy during the shows. As I recall, there were two stages with about 10 different show options. One of the stages has a pool so there is a wet zone. If you want to get wet, bring towels too. Planning Your Visit:  The park is located in Pennsylvania. It's actually right across the street from the mall making it great for a weekend visit too. We went just for the day and it was ...

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Getting The Basics For Baby

When I was pregnant the thought of dressing up my baby girl excited me. Here she is 12 months old and I still adore dressing her.  *This post is sponsored by Carter's; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.* Carters has been one of our top brands from day one. We just love that they have everything for ever occasion. The pictures in this post show off Carters Little Baby Basics Line. When it comes to styling, I start off with asking what the weather is like and where we'll be going. Here lately most of our days have spent outside, in the hot sun. Shorts are the go to when you're living in humidity! Since the shorts are navy with white hearts all around them I had to pair a bright fun onesie or shirt with it. Normally I put outfits together after shopping, but this time around I was intentional about what I bought. I knew this "hi" shirt would be perfect. It's our favorite color this summer season. The whole outfit is great for the warm weather, plus it's casual enough to do just about anything in it. Every Piece You Need For Baby: Onesie (keep onesies on deck! They never go out of style. They're amazing to pack in diaper bags as back up too) Shirt (just like the onesie, easy to have. If baby doesn't want to wear pants around the house, just throw tee on and call it a day) Be sure to get long/short sleeve and pants. Grab a variety of colors to mix n match outfits. Buy accessories, like headbands last. Carters has the best pieces for mixing and matching. I mean the pictures I'm sharing are a prime example. I really love that we have a brand that's stuck with us for so long. Their pieces go to 24 months old! If you're shopping for a boy, click here. If you're shopping for a girl, click here. To find a store near you, click here. Why We Love Little Baby Basics: Pieces are versatile and build-able All super cute and comfy Clothing is durable Always good prices Sale: Like I said, Carters always ...

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