Motherhood is a constant exercise of grace.

Motherhood is a constant exercise of grace.

Today is my firstborns birthday. I find myself staring at her - in the super awkward sort of creepy mom way. You know, the look you give your kids when you realize they are yours, they are getting older and that life is passing by way too fast.
 

Don't Leave For Your Next Vacation Without These!

Don't Leave For Your Next Vacation Without These!

We just got back from vacation with the fam bam at the gorgeous Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman. It was beautiful and relaxing and I did not want to leave!
Fashion Tip: Rock the off the shoulder look frustration free!

Fashion Tip: Rock the off the shoulder look frustration free!

I'm certain you have all seen the off the shoulder trends every where you go. In fact, I believe here at KD we have at least a handful of styles with this very trend. One of the first things our beautiful customers ask us when they try this trend on is "if it's going to hike up on the shoulders?
My Top Summer Sandal Picks UNDER $100.

My Top Summer Sandal Picks UNDER $100.

There is no surprise that I love me some shoes. Right before my vacation I was on the hunt for some cute sandals to take with me that I could wear with all the Kaiya Designs goodies I had packed in my suitcase - only to fall short.

Ya'll, I'm Spotlighting YOU! BIG THANKS!

2 years ago I made it point to start my day with gratitude. Even on the hard days, even on the sleepless days, even on the days where I have had weeks of tears, where I'm walking into each day without knowing what is in front on me because things in life just feel so dang hard at that time.

Guess what - it has transformed me. I thank God for the hurts, and the hard, and the roadblocks and the mountain I am climbing or the disappointments and I allow Him to work through those days and try not to worry.

July 29, 2017 by Marcy Budwick

No Shame In My Shame Game!

Funny enough this post is more about Max’s 5th birthday than anything else. But you see if I would not have broken free of the chains of shame this email would not have been written.


If I’m going to brutally honest Max was 99.9% never going to happen. I never envisioned a life with another child. After 4 years I was finally getting in the groove of having my one kid. Kaiya was finally “easy.” I never for a second imagined Max would be in my life…which means Eve was literally just a big ole surprise!

July 26, 2017 by Marcy Budwick

It's Time for CryFest 2017!

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Have you ever had days where you just want to cry? You know, the days where the lump in your throat is there – all. day. long!

Those days where you question the why, the how, your every step?

Today is one of those days! But you see I wont allow the tears to flow. When I’m certain that when I allow the ugly ass cry to happen I’ll feel so much better.

I sent a text to my life coach – you’ve all heard me talk about her. The woman that has many times overheard me ugly cry on the other end of a phone very early in the morning.

I asked “reasons why I would be emotional today. Like I could cry at the drop of a hat?” Her response – like it ALWAYS is was comforting and reassuring and even “duuuude I feel the same way!” (ok Cynda does not say dude – but you know I have my own inner dialogue about how people would reply to me if they were actually speaking to me – marcyisms for sure).

FAIRY

Whoot Whoot You Are ALL Invited!!

I still haven’t cry. Why because I have no idea why I want to cry in the first place. Dumb, right? I’m the type that needs that reason. When in reality maybe you just need to freaking cry. It’s ok to want to cry and feel raw and feel a lump in your throat and just want to have a fun ugly cryfest party with yourself without having a reason.

So today ladies, I’m giving you ALL permission to not have a reason for the cry and just freaking do it already. Maybe you want to cry because life is so flipping good right now you just want to ugly cry about it….maybe life is such a flipping mess your kids are driving you crazy and you want to ugly cry about it – do it.

Point is – just do it. No explanation, no reason, no right time. The soul heals through tears.

Now, for me…I’m going to try and find space today to journal and reflect and cry. Because sometimes we just need to take our own flipping advice.

*And if you're in need of a Cynda in your life...you know someone that will help you out of a pit when you don't see an end in sight...I would click the picture above. She has no idea I'm doing this...so if she gets inundated with calls don't tell her I sent you :) !

I want to know, have you EVER had days like these? Reply to this email and let me know how you got through it!

XOXOX! 
Marcy 
~shine your light!

July 25, 2017 by Marcy Budwick
Monday Scoop: So Much More Than Panty Lines

Monday Scoop: So Much More Than Panty Lines

Did you know that there is a HUGE percentage of us women wearing the wrong bra size? The peeps over at bustle.com are saying it doesn't stop there...we're also wearing the wrong underwear size! Saaaaay what?? According to them, gauging whether you're truly wearing the wrong size undies is so much more than annoying panty lines.

Check out the full article below.

 

(read the full story by clicking here. 📷 cred: bustle.com) 

What are your thoughts? Do you enjoy shopping for undies?

BE Blessed!

XOXOXO!

Marcy

 

October 10, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
A To-Do List You'll Want to Start Applying!

A To-Do List You'll Want to Start Applying!

I've realized my life has been a bit out of whack lately. When taking a deep assessment of why that could be I came to the realization I wasn't putting Jesus first in my mornings. Having a relatively "new" baby makes waking up before anyone else a little difficult considering night feedings have the tendency to rev-up my thoughts and I have a hard time going to sleep!  

During one of those late-night feedings I came across this awesome to-do list! I found it got me back into reading my Bible. Praying more often and give God the very first of my mornings!



(For more cool to-do list head on over to www.biblelovenotes.blogspot.com)

What do your mornings look like? I would love to hear about your routines.

Be Blessed!

XOXOXO!

Marcy

October 09, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
I Lift You Up Today!

I Lift You Up Today!

Today, I wanted to take a minute to just pray for you guys. I’m not sure you all know this but more often than not I find myself praying over you. Those of you I know by name I pray specifically for you and those I only know from the group but haven’t met I pray for as well.

Today I realized, after starting my morning off on a not-so-perfect note, I prayed as I was driving to studio that God would give me peace in the midst of life's chaos. I found myself, shortly after getting in my car, in a room filled with amazing women, that were enjoying their Saturday morning and were happy to spend some time not only shopping but mostly with each other. And it put into perspective how much we need our “squad” and how community with others truly brings the best out of us.


Today’s prayer is for your souls to be lifted during times of less than perfect moments and that God grants you the grace and wisdom to know having a not so great moment makes you human, not a terrible person. I pray God refreshes you today (refresh was a word spoken to me yesterday and I’m praying that over myself as well) with his living water and cleanses your spirit of anything that could be weighing on you in this very moment.
I pray for your health, your family’s health, and your safety. I pray that if there is any ailment in your body or in your mind that God cleanses it with his holy hands and removes it completely from your being. I pray God guides you today to make the right choices to show immense grace and to live this moment with love for others even when you might not feel they deserve it. I learned that loving even with it’s hard is essentially what Jesus wants from us every. single. day. So love others through their moods, through their quirks, through their flaws. I pray immense blessings and provision in your life and that God speaks to you so clearly when answering your prayers you know it’s HIM without a doubt.

Thank you for blessing me with your love and support. You are all blessings to me and I thank you for sticking around this crazy rollercoaster ride that this last year has been.

I pray you all have an amazing fun filled weekend.
BE Blessed!
XOXOX!
Marcy
September 24, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Tags: faith God prayer
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