Morning Commute Playlist

I’m slowly but surely becoming a morning person, y’all. I look forward to cozying up with my cup of coffee to slowly wake up each day. Since I have not yet mastered the 6 o’clock wake up time, my morning routine typically continues during my commute as well. As a result, I’ve realized that my morning commute playlist has helped turn the drive to work into a novelty in my day. Rather than defaulting to auto-pilot mode in the morning, I now look forward to and truly enjoy my drive. As we step into a new week, I’m sharing my playlist with you this morning!

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Rhyme and Reason by Alexandra Wolf Photography 

Simply click here and listen on Spotify. Happy Monday, y’all!

What songs would you include in a morning commute playlist? Share your favorites below and I might add them to my list!



Sunshine for Sick Days and Snow Days

Goodness, y’all. This week has been filled with curveballs, sick days, and snow days! It started off in the most wonderful way with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl (yay!) and a great day on Monday. Then on Monday night I suddenly came down with what I think was the flu. I took sick days yesterday and Tuesday, and am now doing much better! Food still lacks its usual appeal, but I think that should pass by the weekend. Now that I am feeling better and mostly ready to return to routine, we are in the thick of a snowstorm in New Hampshire! At last report, I heard 10-16″ in today’s forecast. Snow is beautiful, but being homebound and not being able to see Dillon is not my preference! To bring a little warmth and sunshine into this week, I am sharing some cheerful snippets with y’all today.

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1. Lilly Pulitzer + S’well Bottles are coming to Starbucks! And they are gorgeous. I saw Emily Ley mention these on Instagram stories this morning and quickly took to the internet to learn more. I didn’t see any official information announced about this product, but there were a few postings on Instagram, including this one where I found the photo shared above. I have had my eye on a S’well bottle for a while now and would really like to pick one up if I find one at my local Starbucks in the upcoming days. Lilly collaboration products tend to go quickly even here in NH though, so we shall see!

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2. I recently discovered the Instagram account of Ashley Brooke and it’s filled with so much color and cheer! I really appreciate her style and the way she seems to make every day occasions extra fun!

Cultivate What Matters Goal Setting - sick days - kyla mary

3. The ladies over at Cultivate What Matters are offering a free goal setting guide! Simply visit their home page and scroll down until you’re almost at the bottom. It’s never too late to set good goals!

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4. There’s so much truth to these words. Happy Thursday, y’all!

My Christmas Wishlist

In case y’all missed it, I shared my 2016 Christmas gift guide last Tuesday, which can be viewed here. Today I am excited to link up with Victoria and Sarah for the first day of their Christmas link-up with my wishlist for this year. It’s quite short and simple, with little treasures and luxuries that I know would be well-used in the year ahead.


leather tote  I’ve had my eye on this Cuyana bag for years. It would be a great upgrade from my current tote!

devotional | I’ve heard great things about New Morning Mercies and would like to acquire a copy of my own.

water bottle | ‘Swell water bottles are so fun and this pattern is consistent with my preference of white and blue.

DSLR camera and lens | The timing of getting a DSLR camera would be perfect as Dillon and I enter our marriage.

riding boots | I tried these boots on in Target last week and they were even cuter in person.

social stationery | I really enjoy sending happy mail and this set would be darling (with my monogram, of course!)

I also would really like anything from my 2016 Christmas gift guide! What’s on your wishlist this year?


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