Saturdaze: June '17 Update


Oh June, I am so happy to see you leave. You brought me travel, adventure, and a new roomie. However, I must admit I am now much more interested in July. We had out fun, but July promises to be less demanding and more relaxing.

I've talked about it here on the blog and on my Instagram, but June is over and so is my social calendar (for now). Steve and I were so overwhelmed this spring that we literally had to plan a trip out of state just to get some alone trip together. (The irony of adding more to our schedule for the purpose of relaxation was not lost on us.) While I am happy to see June go, it did bring a lot of good memories and experiences. 

In June, I…
Watched: Rewatched all of Younger in preparation for the newest season.

Heard: I found a playlist of song of the top songs from 2012 and loving the throwback to my senior year of college.

Reading: The Dinner.

Ate: Smoothie bowls! I am loving a mixed berry smoothie bowl with dark chocolate coconut granola.

Traveled: Iowa to visit my in-laws and Charleston, SC for our 2nd anniversary trip.

News: Kaleidoscope Spinning had their own booth at the Just For Her Event. Two days later, Steve and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on June 27th! Also my younger brother started his new job in Kansas City and moved into our spare bedroom.

As always, thank you for reading! XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like May '17 Update and Saturday: April '17 Update 

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May '17 Update

May flew by. It was a whirlwind of travel, furniture shopping, illness, and work; lots and lots of work. Even as I write this, I am having trouble remembering details about May because so much happened so quickly!

In May, I…
Watched: Finished watching Frasier and started Cheers. Backwards, I know.

Heard: Continued obsession with the How I Built This podcast and Seincast podcast.

Ate: Been obsessed with avocado toast and egg whites for breakfast.

Traveled: Bowling Green, OH for my younger brother's college graduation and back to Chicago for another wedding.

Saw: Beauty and the Beast! And I finally got to meet my cousin's newborn son! What a handsome little man!

News: Demas Designs joined The Knot!

Top Posts: Events with Victoria Beckham For Target and and Yoga Playlist Vol. 1


As always, thank you for reading! XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like Saturday: April '17 Update and Saturdaze: March '17 Update

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Saturday: April '17 Update


April flew by, and I mean that literally because the weather was insane. Hot one day, cold the next, a tornado warning and endless rain. Hopefully what comes of this is sunshine and warm spring days! Despite the rain, we had a lot going on in April.

In April, I…
Watched: Girlboss and 13 Reason Why both on Netflix.

Heard: Soundtrack to Beauty and the Beast and LaLa Land. Also been obsessed with the Watch What Crappens podcast.

Read: Started Pride and Prejudice.

Traveled: Bettendorf, IA for a friends wedding and Chicago for my cousin's baby shower

Saw: Beauty and the Beast and we had a friend visit from LA!

News: Kaleidoscope Spinning celebrated it's one year anniversary! And I won my first March Madness bracket.

Top Posts: Kaleidoscope Spinning Turned One, Lace, Leather and Leopard, and Fall Skirt For Spring.

As always, thank you for reading! XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like Saturdaze: March '17 Update and Saturdaze: February '17 Update

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Saturdaze: February '17 Update

Despite February being the shortest month, it actually moved slowly. We were just incredibly busy. Every day felt like there was something new to do. Of course the highlight of the month was our trip down to Texas.

In February, I…
Watched: Some random season of Friends and finished Friday Night Lights.

Wore: Shorts and sundresses. And not just in Texas! It's been 60s and 70s in Kansas City!

Heard: Matt and Doree's Egg-celent Adventure.

Read: I finally, finally finished rereading the Harry Potter series! I followed that up with Lauren Grahams's Talking As Fast As I Can and started What Remains by Carole Radziwill.

Traveled: Alamo, TX. Read and see more about that here.

Saw: Hidden Figures (Amazing!) and Fifty Shades Darker. We also saw Jeff Dunham live at the Spring Center with some friends.

As always, thank you for reading! XO-

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Saturdaze: September Update


Oh, September, my favorite month! Not only is it my birthday month, but it's also the beginning of fall, my favorite season! In September, I…

Watched: The first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (so good!) and Baby Daddy on Netflix. Also started the new season of This Is Us (AMAZING!), Designated Survivor, Empire, Modern Family, and How To Get Away With Murder.

Wore: It's finally warm enough to wear jeans and blazers! Perfect time of the year!

Heard: I have been listening to a lot of instrumental versions of my favorite songs.

Read: I am almost done with the longest Harry Potter book of them all: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Traveled: Boulder, Colorado. It was a quick trip but we had an amazing time. More to come on that soon.

Saw: The Gilmore Guys Live! My absolute favorite podcast!

News: I celebrated my 26th birthday and we closed on our house. Today is actually moving day!

Top posts: Premier of my new Sunday Series Sunday Style and Fall 2016 Bucket List.

As mentioned above, today we are moving into our new house. I am expecting October to be filled with a lot of unpacking and decorating. Home tour to come once we're all settled!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, you will also like Saturdaze: August Update and Saturdaze: July Update

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Saturdaze: August Update


The best part about August just being home in Kansas City. July was filled with travel, including all of Steve's work trips. But in August, he was home for two full weeks, and we definitely made the most of it! I can't remember the last time we were this busy with social engagements. It just felt like everyday there was something knew to go to; Concert, 5K, yoga, Wine Opener, and more! Needless to say, August was a lot of fun! In August, I…

Watched: Continuing Breaking Bad (almost done!) and watched Stranger Things. So amazing!!!

Wore: Soaking up every opportunity to wear shorts and sundresses before fall begins!

Heard: I've been listening to this song on repeat over and over and over.

Read: What Alice Forgot and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Traveled: Drove up to Iowa to visit my in-laws. Weekends in small towns are always so nice!

Saw: Nerve and War Dogs. We also went to a concert with Steve's coworkers. We saw Tesla, REO Speedwagon, and Def Leppard!

News: I completed my CorePower Teacher Training classes! So happy and proud to have spent my summer working towards this goal!

September is expected to be an exciting month. We have a trip to Boulder planned, we close on our house, and my birthday! :)

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like Saturdaze: July Update and Saturdaze: June Update

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Saturdaze: July Update


July was insanely busy! We were in Alaska and San Francisco, and the weeks in between, Steve was traveling for work. My mom was in town for a few days, which was amazing! I realized she and I hadn't spent multiple days together, just the two of us, in years! So we really enjoyed our time together :D In July, I…

Watched: UnREAL. My friend told me about this show while we were watching the Bachelorette. It's so addicting! I highly recommend it, especially if you like reality television. I've also started Breaking Bad for the very first time!

Wore: Pants and jackets. Shorts and tanks. I spent half this month in colder cities and the other half in 90+ degree weather in KC.

Heard: New podcast fav: How Did This Get Made?

Read: I've added What Alice Forgot to my never ending pile of half-read books.

Traveled: Traveled to Alaska and San Francisco! You can read about it and see pictures here, here, and here!

Saw: The Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters. We saw them at the Boulevard Drive-in Movie Theater, which was so much fun!  We also saw the new Star Trek movie.

News: We've officially started the house hunt! I've also added a bunch of new prints to the Kaleidoscope Spinning's Etsy Page, including 4 USA prints!

Something I am most looking forward to in August is the completion of my CorePower Yoga Teacher Training! It's been such a wonderful experience and I can't believe it's almost over. Also keep your eye out for new prints on the Etsy Page!

As always, thank you for reading,



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Saturdaze: June Update


June felt slow mostly because of the anticipation for our Alaskan trip. I tried to keep myself busy to help the days go by faster. This resulted in a lot reading, yoga, and, of course, podcasts!

Watching: The Hills. Mostly because of this new podcast I found. Also watched all of Orange is the New Black with in 36 hours!

Drinking: Water. I have found myself dehydrated lately, so I'm trying to make an effort to drink more water.

Wearing: Yoga Pants. I officially started teacher training with CorePower Yoga in June! I'm only a few classes in, and the experience has been amazing so far!

Listening: Still completely obsessed with podcasts. But the new OneRepublic song has been on repeat for me as well.

Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is still on my night stand, but I've also began The Beautiful and the Damned and One More Thing. I think I have book commitment issues.

Feeling: Empowered and calm, mostly because of all of the yoga.

Traveled: Left for Alaska!

Saw: The Lumineers at the Power and Light District, a Kansas City Royals Game, and houses! We’ve started going to open houses on the weekends to get a better idea of what we're looking for in a home. Expecting to find a relator this month so we can really dive into house hunting.

News: Mentioned above, but I've started Teaching Training with CorePower Yoga! This has been something I have had in the back of my head for YEARS, and I've finally begun! I am excited to take you guys on this journey with me.

I'm expecting to just be hot in July. After spending some time in cold weather, coming home to 90+ degrees was quite a shock! Thank goodness for air conditioning!

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

Saturdaze: May Update

May has been filled with the idea of "going home". Moving to our new home, visiting my in-laws, and visiting my parents. This resulted in living out of suitcases and boxes for a good portion of the month. Thankfully, and finally, we are down to two last boxes in the apartment. But despite moving and traveling, I've managed to start watching two new shows, and catch up on my favorite podcasts!

Watching: Veep Season 5, Real Housewives of Dallas, Game of Thrones (started watching for the first time!), and Cheers

Drinking: Filtered water 

Wearing: Jogger Pants - I've become obsessed! I want this pair next!

Listening: The soundtrack to Hamilton and my two favorite Podcasts: Gilmore Guys and Best of Friends.

Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Feeling: Busy. As mentioned above, May has been quick a chaotic month! We moved, attended my brother-in-law's college graduation and spent a week with my parents.

Traveled: Ames, IA for the graduation, Chicago to see my parents, and a brief stop in St. Louis to see one of my best friends and her fiancé.

Saw: Two Kansas City Royals Games and Captain America: Civil War

News: If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know this; one of my dearest friends asked be to be one of her bridesmaids! Her wedding will in April and I am so excited for her and her fiancé!

I'd like to say June will be calmer, but it won't! We've got a few things going on for this month. Including a trip to Alaska! But more on that later… :)

As always, thank you for reading, Helen