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April 15, 2014: "It’s my twentieth birthday!"

Which honestly is all kinds of fucked up. I’m not lying when I say that I wasn’t looking forward to this birthday. Most of the time I still feel like I’m a 17 year old punk kid! Turning twenty is scary and sounds so old (even though I know it’s really not) and that freaks me out and makes me all panicky feeling. I’m probably a little too nostalgic and sentimental about my childhood/growing up for my own good. But as much as that’s all true, a birthday is a birthday and who can really be that sad about that? 

I’m excited to spend the day with and grab some yummy dinner. I’m also officially about to order my Nikon d3200! I seriously, seriously, seriously can’t wait to get my hands on it. That means TONS of pictures for you guys (trust me… there will be more than you can probably handle) and an entirely more professional blog launch/platform. Woo! 

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April 13, 2014: ""

Anonymous: have you reached your goal yet?

Almost! Only 12 left! 

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March 29, 2014: "Make it happen or make excuses… Or something."

Hiiiii guys. I just spent a good hour replying to messages so go check your inboxes! I’m currently sitting in bed blogging (home for the weekend from school—cue mega sigh of relief) because I just got this huge urge to write, write, write and create and get a jump on all these things I’ve finally decided I want to do with my future/life/etc. 

I’ve lately been avoiding being productive like the plague (don’t follow my example) which isn’t exactly ideal and tends to lead to a vicious cycle of procrastination. Which sucks because A. I hate feeling lazy and unmotivated, B. I want to up that GPA like nobody’s business, and C. procrastination means that I don’t ever get to have time to do the things I actually WANT to be doing in my free time. Which sucks. I figured after spring break in paradise I’d be all rejuvenated and ready to crack down and shape up. Contrary to these said beliefs, I instead found this week d-r-a-g-g-i-n-g and couldn’t wait to escape back home for another little breather.

Being at home always seems to re-center (is that a word?) me. In addition to that, I’ve been coming up with all these little plans for summer and spring (trust me, spring has barely begun to actually “spring” in Wisconsin after the most miserable winter in my personal history) and life and they all make me so happy and excited for what’s to come! I just want to jump up and start it all NOW.

I start my new job next week bartending/serving which I’m looking forward to for the $$$ and because I get to work with my best friend. I’ll only end up having this job until the school year is over in a month and a half until I pick up my previous one at home but hey, it can’t hurt. Right? Even though I hate, hate, hate being on multiple schedules I think I’ll like it. I love the one I have at home and this one seems similar!

On a semi-related note…. internships. I’ve had customer service jobs since I’ve been 16 now and picking up this new one and going through the whole HR/training process has really started to make me realize that I really, really want to start moving on to bigger and better things and start producing something for myself. I actually applied for my first internship (graphic and web design) mid-February and was fairly confident that I was going to land the gig. Much to dismay… I didn’t. It was the first time I’d ever been rejected and honestly, it sucked. I mean, it was a dinky little internship but still! My feelings were a little hurt and I felt embarrassed for even putting myself out there in the first place. It was a major bummer for a few hours but ultimately not a big deal. It did, however, wake me up that I need to get some serious credentials on my resume.

One of my biggest regrets right now is not being more involved on campus by the near-end of my sophomore year, especially since I was the involvement-queen in high school. (Not that those days actually count once you’re in college, right? Pretty much my only “extracurricular” on campus is my sorority but that’s sort of a moot point.) Anyway, I’ve had somewhat of a major wake up call and have been making some big plans and changes as to finding more of a footing so I can make this dreamy-ideal career path in my head become a reality. Getting this blog up and running is a big part of that, and I hope to get my hands on a Nikon d3200 once my birthday rolls around in the next few weeks. (I have a serious NEED for a DSLR… you have no idea. That way I can show you guys more about my life too!) 

I’m also applying/becoming in several more organizations on campus and am applying to be a writer at an online-mag of sorts so keep your fingers crossed for me pretty please! I’ll be sure to keep you posted. 

Sorry for making this post so long, I just had so much to ramble about! You know the drill: gimme a ‘like’ if you read the whole thing or leave a comment! 

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March 25, 2014: "Quick poll: What’s your favorite theme style?"

I’m in the process of designing some new content and have a few questions. When it comes to page layout what do you prefer? 

Single column layouts, double column, or grid? I’ll probably be incorporating all three but I just want to gauge some general interest! Feel free to suggest something other than what’s listed!

Ps. Check the page later tonight for a new (personal) blog post! :)

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March 12, 2014: "FAQ: Web Design and Other Content"

Hey guys! Lacette is officially BACK (and I’ve never been happier to say those words.) If you visit my page and check out the web design tab found in the main navigation bar you’ll find details all about my themes and designs! I’m super, super excited for everything I have in store.

Too lazy to go visit the page? Okay, fine. Here’s the gist: 

Hey guys! I’ve gotten so many questions regarding my web designs during my absence and I love that! Web design is one of my all-time favorite things and you can definitely on finding some FREE designs for personal use on this page!

But wait. There’s a twist before I get started again! Since my hiatus I’ve seen a pretty significant decline in followers and I’m hoping to get those numbers back up. Before you go into the spiel about “You shouldn’t be blogging for followers, blah, blah, blah" hear me out. I’m working on becoming a professional blogger and web content creator (I’m pursuing degrees in computer science and journalism!) and running this site has been a huge foundation in my current successes and can only lead to good things. That being said, here’s the plan:

I’m currently sitting at a total of 7,686 followers. Which is crazy! I never thought that I’d ever be at such a number so here’s a huge thank you to you guys. As previously mentioned however, that number has slipped quite a bit from the 12,000 I had when I decided to take a break from blogging. I’m looking to grow and maintain my current readership and audience, and I’ve thus set a few goals…

To gain access to my old page designs:

  • Give me a shout out on your page! It doesn’t have to be anything major, but getting my name out there that "She’s alive!" is something I definitely need to do! Send me a message if you’ve done so and I’ll give you access to my web design from previous years.

The big stuff:

  • Once I reach 7,750 followers five (5) new page designs will be publicly released 

  • 8,000 followers means an additional ten (10) page designs will be released along with my Online Guide to Blogging, Maintaining Your Page, and Gaining an Audience article(s)

  • 8,500 followers earns you guys the launch of my official online magazine!


This doesn’t mean that I won’t be uploading designs “just because I feel like it!” The above milestones are concrete rewards for you guys, but I also plan to publish articles, blog posts, design tutorials, and themes for you guys on an unscheduled basis. The goals above are just some major incentives!

If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message!

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Hey, welcome to the page! My name is Kayla. 20 years old and doing my best to stay young. I love my boyfriend, going to concerts, beanies, people I can be weird with, bacon cheeseburgers, loud music, metal, the color black, traditional style tattoos, originality, writing, being outside, and his smile. I'm currently a college student hoping to major in computer science and journalism with the intent of some day writing and managing online content design for a high-end magazine firm. This is my personal blog where you'll be able to read about my days (and nights), thoughts, etc. I also have a web design page! Check it out. No guts, no glory.
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Dates and events
Mar. 13 - The Wonder Years concert
Mar. 15 - Spring break
Mar. 16 - Marco Island!
Mar. 24 - Back to classes
Apr. 15 - Twentieth birthday
May. 16 - End of sophomore year