I know, I know. This blog post is way over due. Omar and I moved into our cozy little home over a year ago, but if I'm being honest having an apartment is a lot of work! Especially if you're a blogger and you want everything to be perfect before sharing it with the world. However, your home is never perfect. You are constantly changing and adding things to make it more yours. That's exactly what happened. Even though we bought furniture, got a dog, broke some things, hung up some things, and so much more it never really stops becoming a home. So that's why, after a deep clean of course, I was ready to share my apartment with all of you.
For those of you who don't already know, Oliverand I have the same birthday! One of the many reasons why we adopted this beast. So of course I had to celebrate his very first birthday. Me turning 24 is no big deal, but my dog turning ONE is a HUGE deal. I had to throw Oliver a birthday party, complete with a birthday cake and his best friend, Smokey! My mom was awesome enough to come down to North Carolina for Oliver and my birthday!
As my birthday month comes to an end I can't help but to be grateful for another year. I knew that 2017 would have a lot in store for me, but I didn't think it would be this much so fast. After ringing in the new year with my family I headed back down south to start a new job. I had a great girl's weekend with my mama when she came down to celebrate not just my birthday, but also Oliver's first birthday (pictures still to come). I went on an amazing ski trip completely thanks to my friends. Omar came back from deployment and I recently just sent in my application for graduation. To say that I've had a busy two months of the new year would be an understatement. I'm loving every minute of it though and I've learned a lot through it all. It is completely true when they say that you never stop learning and growing as each year passes. I have defintely made some mistakes in my life, no one is perfect, but the important part is that I learned from them. It's okay if you never truly grow up, it worked for Peter Pan - why not us? Just make sure you're evolving as you go along. I'm hoping that this post can help you avoide some of those mistakes and learn from other ones that you will eventually make. Here are 24 life lessons that I have learned in 24 years.
Valentine's Day can be really fun. Whether you have a date or a galentine's day event. As long as you don't stress about it and have fun! I was never a big believer in Valentine's Day and if I'm being honest, I'm still not. However, that doesn't mean I can't enjoy getting dressed up and going out to dinner with my boyfriend. My favorite part about this cheesy holiday is that you get to dress up all fancy! That's why I put together a few outfits to give you some inspiration. I'm also very excited to announce that I collaborated with Lindseyvee, this adorable Etsy shop based out of California. She makes these amazing hand stamped cuff bracelets that go with any outfit. Dress them up, dress them down, and they still look amazing. See how I incorporated those into my outfits below.
Besides Christmas, my birthday is my second favorite holiday! I mean a full day dedicated to me? What's not to love. Birthday's are a big deal in my house and we always celebrate with a fun dinner, family time, and of course presents! So what's on my birthday wishlist? This was sort of hard to come up with. You see I'm turning... twenty.. four! Holy crap, I'm 24 and yet I still have the birthday wishlist of a 12-year-old. Not that I care, it's my birthday and I'll play with all the toys if I want to!! That being said, let's get to the fun part.
HEY WHAT'S UP HELLO. My name is Michele and I'm a Communications major at Old Dominion University. You can either find me scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration or watching adorable YouTube videos of otters. Feline by Katsaris was created to show a little bit of my personality, a little bit of my life, and everything in between.
"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them." - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower