If you guys haven't already, go check out my YouTube channel and go subscribe! I'm finally starting one of my New Year's Resolutions and starting my video diaries. This week's vlog I do a lot of talking (or try to) so I hope I don't bore you guys to sleep! 
Hope you guys enjoy! 
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My Liver Hates Me

April 30, 2016

If you guys haven't already, go check out my YouTube channel and go subscribe! I'm finally starting one of my New Year's Resolutions and starting my video diaries. This week's vlog I do a lot of talking (or try to) so I hope I don't bore you guys to sleep! 
Hope you guys enjoy! 
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About Last Week

April 25, 2016

It's taking me a lot to write out this post. Mainly because it's focusing on one of the main insecurities I've been dealing with for majority of my life. However I've come a long way from then and I feel I should be proud of the actions I've taken to get where I am now. And I know a lot of people are probably dealing with the same kind of insecurity as myself, and there are worse things out there to be insecure about. Fortunately for me my biggest insecurity is cosmetically fixable, it kind of hurt my bank account a bit...or well a lot but I worked hard for my money and saved up everything all by myself. I was shy about a couple hundred dollars so I had to take the shameful and embarrassing route and borrow money from one of my best friends, but rest assured that I paid them back! I have approximately a year and a half left until I get my braces off and granted they make me look like a 12 year old, but a couple years with braces will be well worth a lifetime of close to perfect teeth. 
I distinctly remember the day I got my braces on for the first time. My mouth and teeth were in so much pain and it hurt to eat and even talk! I had such a bad lisp and felt embarrassed every time I talked, and of course this was around the time I was taking a speech class so you can already imagine how that kind of went. I'm still a bit shy to post any before and after pictures just because I'm admittedly afraid of all the "WTF" reactions to how my teeth looked before. I know I make it sound like I had the most disgusting teeth ever but I already know it's not really what people are going to expect, if that makes any sense. To paint a clearer picture, let me just say that I was born without two of my bottom teeth..sooo there's that visual for you guys. 
Whenever I told someone I was planning on getting braces a lot of the responses I would get were, "But you don't even need them," or "but your teeth look fine." However they didn't take a closer look and I am guilty of not fully opening my mouth whenever I talk, which kind of screwed me over through the years because now I jumble all my words together a lot and my articulation is crap. But I guess subconsciously I trained myself to do so because I was aware that if I did that people would notice my teeth more and probably talk about me behind my back...or even to my face, whichever lol. But when I went in for the consultation at the orthodontist's office he told me that "80 percent of his patience ask for braces for cosmetic reasons but 20 percent actually and even medically need braces," and I was apart of that 20%. He didn't sugar coat anything for me and basically implied that I had messed up teeth and that he could help me achieve the smile that I deserve. He told me exactly what I've been needing to hear and finally I found someone I felt like I could trust to help me do so. 
I didn't start to become insecure about my teeth until high school actually. Up until high school I felt that if I just waited long enough that my teeth would gradually just shift into place and the gaps would close up. I was so far from the truth that I'm glad the orthodontist sat my ass back down into reality. It has been such an emotional roller coaster for me this past year because when you're put face-to-face in front of, what you see as your biggest flaw, you don't know how you're supposed to learn how to accept it or if it's even possible to change. However, I want to think that I've been blessed with "flaws" that are very minuscule because  regardless of the fact that I have found things about my appearance that I do no favor entirely, I am overall happy with who I am and I believe I am a hell of a lot more confident in my skin now than I was five years ago. 
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One Year With Braces

April 23, 2016

It's taking me a lot to write out this post. Mainly because it's focusing on one of the main insecurities I've been dealing with for majority of my life. However I've come a long way from then and I feel I should be proud of the actions I've taken to get where I am now. And I know a lot of people are probably dealing with the same kind of insecurity as myself, and there are worse things out there to be insecure about. Fortunately for me my biggest insecurity is cosmetically fixable, it kind of hurt my bank account a bit...or well a lot but I worked hard for my money and saved up everything all by myself. I was shy about a couple hundred dollars so I had to take the shameful and embarrassing route and borrow money from one of my best friends, but rest assured that I paid them back! I have approximately a year and a half left until I get my braces off and granted they make me look like a 12 year old, but a couple years with braces will be well worth a lifetime of close to perfect teeth. 
I distinctly remember the day I got my braces on for the first time. My mouth and teeth were in so much pain and it hurt to eat and even talk! I had such a bad lisp and felt embarrassed every time I talked, and of course this was around the time I was taking a speech class so you can already imagine how that kind of went. I'm still a bit shy to post any before and after pictures just because I'm admittedly afraid of all the "WTF" reactions to how my teeth looked before. I know I make it sound like I had the most disgusting teeth ever but I already know it's not really what people are going to expect, if that makes any sense. To paint a clearer picture, let me just say that I was born without two of my bottom teeth..sooo there's that visual for you guys. 
Whenever I told someone I was planning on getting braces a lot of the responses I would get were, "But you don't even need them," or "but your teeth look fine." However they didn't take a closer look and I am guilty of not fully opening my mouth whenever I talk, which kind of screwed me over through the years because now I jumble all my words together a lot and my articulation is crap. But I guess subconsciously I trained myself to do so because I was aware that if I did that people would notice my teeth more and probably talk about me behind my back...or even to my face, whichever lol. But when I went in for the consultation at the orthodontist's office he told me that "80 percent of his patience ask for braces for cosmetic reasons but 20 percent actually and even medically need braces," and I was apart of that 20%. He didn't sugar coat anything for me and basically implied that I had messed up teeth and that he could help me achieve the smile that I deserve. He told me exactly what I've been needing to hear and finally I found someone I felt like I could trust to help me do so. 
I didn't start to become insecure about my teeth until high school actually. Up until high school I felt that if I just waited long enough that my teeth would gradually just shift into place and the gaps would close up. I was so far from the truth that I'm glad the orthodontist sat my ass back down into reality. It has been such an emotional roller coaster for me this past year because when you're put face-to-face in front of, what you see as your biggest flaw, you don't know how you're supposed to learn how to accept it or if it's even possible to change. However, I want to think that I've been blessed with "flaws" that are very minuscule because  regardless of the fact that I have found things about my appearance that I do no favor entirely, I am overall happy with who I am and I believe I am a hell of a lot more confident in my skin now than I was five years ago. 
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And the donut just sat there with a glazed expression. 

Foodie Fridays : Five Daughters Bakery

April 22, 2016


And the donut just sat there with a glazed expression. 

Castilleja

April 20, 2016

Out of all the potatoes out there, you are the sweetest. 
Sadly, Anthony has flown back to New York and now it's back to just me, myself, and I. The next time we'll see each other won't be until June. It's only a couple months away, but the few days you spend together really makes you wonder why or how you even manage to be a part for weeks or months at a time. I was never one to really relate to quotes, nonetheless love quotes. I always felt they were cliche and cheesy, but now I find myself to be the epitome of cliche and cheesy. Ever since dating Anthony and feeling all the feels, I can relate to the quotes I once made fun of. (Talk about irony.) I also came across this quote on tumblr that I felt described me and Anthony's relationship to a T
She’s stubborn and hard headed but god knows I love her. There’s days when she’s grumpy for no apparent reason other than the fact that she’s grumpy. When she’s sick, she’s helpless and all you can really do is hold her in your arms and comfort her till she falls asleep. There’s days when she’ll complain about everything like the weather, people, music, or even you and you’ll just have to deal with it. She’ll complain about the room being too hot, to only result in closing the windows in the middle of the night because she’s too cold. There are days when she shuts the world out, she’ll ignore everyone because she just wants to sit in silence. Sometimes, she’ll claim she can eat an entire cow because that’s just how hungry she is. So we’ll make dinner plans and I’ll pick her up just to have her say, “I ate already, I was too hungry but I’ll still eat a little something.” There are days when she suffocates me with love. She’ll kiss and kiss and kiss, till I beg her to stop. She’ll tickle me until my insides hurt and hold my hand till it’s sweaty. There are days when she’ll claim every part of my body with her lips. And there are days when she’ll need her space and I’ll have to pull a chair up alongside the bed because she just needs her own space. There are days when her hair is messy and all over the place. Days when she’ll cry and you don’t know why but you won’t ask you’ll just let her cry. Days when she’s nervous and jumpy about everything. Days when she yells at me for no reason just to apologize two seconds later. Days when she’s a pain in the ass and pushes my buttons just to settle it with kisses. Days when I’m listening to my favorite song and she’ll talk over it because talking is more important than music. There are days when I need her to make decisions, to do the littlest things like pick a place to eat. She’ll refuse and say “I don’t know” until I give up and decide myself. Sometimes she’ll swear like a sailor and make jokes during times when she should probably be serious. There are days when it’s 3 in the morning and she won’t let me sleep and days when she’s too tired and fast asleep by 10pm. Sometimes she’s clumsy and sometimes she’s a walking contradiction; but she is everything I’ve ever wanted. I’d do everything to have her bad days, her grumpy days, her “I need space days,” her love me days, her laughing days, her clumsy days, and her happy days, because she is everything I’ve ever wanted and I wouldn’t dare trade her for anything in this world.
Even though I don't know how the future is going to turn out for Anthony and I sometimes you just kind of have to go with it and hope for the best. Being a realist I know there are chances of us breaking up but also being a romanticist I know there's also chances of us getting married, having fat babies, and dying together like the couple in The Notebook. (okay, I'm being over dramatic now) but only time will tell how and where we end up.
Also here is a little short video I made from clips of when Anthony was in town.

P.S
Don't forget to tell someone how much you love them 


Sweet Potato.

April 18, 2016

Out of all the potatoes out there, you are the sweetest. 
Sadly, Anthony has flown back to New York and now it's back to just me, myself, and I. The next time we'll see each other won't be until June. It's only a couple months away, but the few days you spend together really makes you wonder why or how you even manage to be a part for weeks or months at a time. I was never one to really relate to quotes, nonetheless love quotes. I always felt they were cliche and cheesy, but now I find myself to be the epitome of cliche and cheesy. Ever since dating Anthony and feeling all the feels, I can relate to the quotes I once made fun of. (Talk about irony.) I also came across this quote on tumblr that I felt described me and Anthony's relationship to a T
She’s stubborn and hard headed but god knows I love her. There’s days when she’s grumpy for no apparent reason other than the fact that she’s grumpy. When she’s sick, she’s helpless and all you can really do is hold her in your arms and comfort her till she falls asleep. There’s days when she’ll complain about everything like the weather, people, music, or even you and you’ll just have to deal with it. She’ll complain about the room being too hot, to only result in closing the windows in the middle of the night because she’s too cold. There are days when she shuts the world out, she’ll ignore everyone because she just wants to sit in silence. Sometimes, she’ll claim she can eat an entire cow because that’s just how hungry she is. So we’ll make dinner plans and I’ll pick her up just to have her say, “I ate already, I was too hungry but I’ll still eat a little something.” There are days when she suffocates me with love. She’ll kiss and kiss and kiss, till I beg her to stop. She’ll tickle me until my insides hurt and hold my hand till it’s sweaty. There are days when she’ll claim every part of my body with her lips. And there are days when she’ll need her space and I’ll have to pull a chair up alongside the bed because she just needs her own space. There are days when her hair is messy and all over the place. Days when she’ll cry and you don’t know why but you won’t ask you’ll just let her cry. Days when she’s nervous and jumpy about everything. Days when she yells at me for no reason just to apologize two seconds later. Days when she’s a pain in the ass and pushes my buttons just to settle it with kisses. Days when I’m listening to my favorite song and she’ll talk over it because talking is more important than music. There are days when I need her to make decisions, to do the littlest things like pick a place to eat. She’ll refuse and say “I don’t know” until I give up and decide myself. Sometimes she’ll swear like a sailor and make jokes during times when she should probably be serious. There are days when it’s 3 in the morning and she won’t let me sleep and days when she’s too tired and fast asleep by 10pm. Sometimes she’s clumsy and sometimes she’s a walking contradiction; but she is everything I’ve ever wanted. I’d do everything to have her bad days, her grumpy days, her “I need space days,” her love me days, her laughing days, her clumsy days, and her happy days, because she is everything I’ve ever wanted and I wouldn’t dare trade her for anything in this world.
Even though I don't know how the future is going to turn out for Anthony and I sometimes you just kind of have to go with it and hope for the best. Being a realist I know there are chances of us breaking up but also being a romanticist I know there's also chances of us getting married, having fat babies, and dying together like the couple in The Notebook. (okay, I'm being over dramatic now) but only time will tell how and where we end up.
Also here is a little short video I made from clips of when Anthony was in town.

P.S
Don't forget to tell someone how much you love them 


An avocado! Thaaaaaaanks

Foodie Fridays : Avo

April 15, 2016

An avocado! Thaaaaaaanks

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

April 11, 2016

Photo Credit // Grandfathered + Erased 
I know I'm a bit late on this! But better late than never right? I can already tell that I'm always going to have a new favorite show to talk about in these monthly favorites. For March I actually had two shows I wanted to talk about. The first one is the new Fox sitcom staring the gorgeous, John Stamos, and Josh Peck. The show is about Jimmy Martino, played by John Stamos, who is a successful bachelor and restaurant owner. However one day, Gerald (Josh Peck) visits him claiming to be his son and that Jimmy is also a grandfather. The show takes off in a series of funny episodes focusing on Jimmy's life learning how to be a grandfather and rekindling a possible old relationship. You can catch this show on Tuesdays nights on Fox at 8:30 Eastern / 7:30 Central or on Hulu! 
The second show I just could not stop watching is an anime called "Erased." All my friends kept talking about this anime and I had to see what all the hype was about. I immediately got hooked from episode one. It is a mystery anime about a man named Satoru who has this ability to go back in time. At first he would be able to go back just a few minutes, but he has no control of when he suddenly goes back in time. But every time he goes back it's because he's supposed to prevent something bad from happening. One day however his mother was killed and somehow he ended up going back 18 years. From there he tries to figure out what it is that he's supposed to fix that he overlooked 18 years ago. It's a ridiculously good anime that will leave you wanting more! If you love a good mystery then I highly recommend this anime. Let me know who you think the killer is down in the comments below if you've just started watching the series! To watch this show you can catch it on Crunchyroll. 

Next in favorites are two skin care products. The first is the Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Exfoliator Powder. I've had this for quite some time now but it wasn't until toward the end of February that I really started to use this on the daily. I would mainly use this in the evening right after I get home from the gym. I feel that exfoliating your face after a good sweat is extremely necessary because you want to get rid of all the gunk and buildup in your pores that come with working out. I've noticed a big difference whenever I don't and do use this after working out and I don't think I could ever skip this step of my skin routine now because it's super gentle on the skin but really packs a punch, leaving your skin refreshed and feeling renewed as well. The other skin care product, or it's more really just a bath product, that I've been loving is the Aromatherapy Stress Relief body wash. I already raved about it earlier this month but I cannot stress or emphasis enough on how much I just love using this in the shower. The smell and and way it makes my skin smell after a shower is just heavenly. It also really calms me down whenever I have a stressful day and helps me just cozy up into bed easier. 
A perfume that I've recently just fell in love with is the Viktor + Rolf "Flowerbomb." I bought this for my mom on her birthday and she absolutely loved this scent and I just loved smelling it on her (as awkward as that sounds) that I had to get one for myself. It is a bit on the pricer side of perfumes, but this seriously lasts all day and smells sososososSOOOOO good that it's well worth your money. If you're into floral yet sensual scents I would definitely look into purchasing this. 
Lastly I couldn't forget about songs I've been loving all month of March. I have two songs for this month and the first one is Rihanna's "Work." Anthony absolutely hates this song but I can't help but listen to it! It's such a fun song to sing along to and you don't even have to know the words lol. I am somewhat regretful for not going to see her when she came to Nashville! The concert looked super hype and everyone and their mama's were there that night! The second song is by Dream Koala called "We Can't Be Friends." I cannot recall when I first heard this song, but I swear I also had this song on constant repeat a couple years back. But a coincidental run into this song happened on YouTube and I have not been able to stop listening to it ever since. I've been in a weird on and off mood these past couple of weeks and I've been doing a lot of deep thinking, especially when listening to this song. This song makes me really delve into my emotions but at the same time it relaxes me. 
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March Favorites 2016

April 9, 2016

Photo Credit // Grandfathered + Erased 
I know I'm a bit late on this! But better late than never right? I can already tell that I'm always going to have a new favorite show to talk about in these monthly favorites. For March I actually had two shows I wanted to talk about. The first one is the new Fox sitcom staring the gorgeous, John Stamos, and Josh Peck. The show is about Jimmy Martino, played by John Stamos, who is a successful bachelor and restaurant owner. However one day, Gerald (Josh Peck) visits him claiming to be his son and that Jimmy is also a grandfather. The show takes off in a series of funny episodes focusing on Jimmy's life learning how to be a grandfather and rekindling a possible old relationship. You can catch this show on Tuesdays nights on Fox at 8:30 Eastern / 7:30 Central or on Hulu! 
The second show I just could not stop watching is an anime called "Erased." All my friends kept talking about this anime and I had to see what all the hype was about. I immediately got hooked from episode one. It is a mystery anime about a man named Satoru who has this ability to go back in time. At first he would be able to go back just a few minutes, but he has no control of when he suddenly goes back in time. But every time he goes back it's because he's supposed to prevent something bad from happening. One day however his mother was killed and somehow he ended up going back 18 years. From there he tries to figure out what it is that he's supposed to fix that he overlooked 18 years ago. It's a ridiculously good anime that will leave you wanting more! If you love a good mystery then I highly recommend this anime. Let me know who you think the killer is down in the comments below if you've just started watching the series! To watch this show you can catch it on Crunchyroll. 

Next in favorites are two skin care products. The first is the Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Exfoliator Powder. I've had this for quite some time now but it wasn't until toward the end of February that I really started to use this on the daily. I would mainly use this in the evening right after I get home from the gym. I feel that exfoliating your face after a good sweat is extremely necessary because you want to get rid of all the gunk and buildup in your pores that come with working out. I've noticed a big difference whenever I don't and do use this after working out and I don't think I could ever skip this step of my skin routine now because it's super gentle on the skin but really packs a punch, leaving your skin refreshed and feeling renewed as well. The other skin care product, or it's more really just a bath product, that I've been loving is the Aromatherapy Stress Relief body wash. I already raved about it earlier this month but I cannot stress or emphasis enough on how much I just love using this in the shower. The smell and and way it makes my skin smell after a shower is just heavenly. It also really calms me down whenever I have a stressful day and helps me just cozy up into bed easier. 
A perfume that I've recently just fell in love with is the Viktor + Rolf "Flowerbomb." I bought this for my mom on her birthday and she absolutely loved this scent and I just loved smelling it on her (as awkward as that sounds) that I had to get one for myself. It is a bit on the pricer side of perfumes, but this seriously lasts all day and smells sososososSOOOOO good that it's well worth your money. If you're into floral yet sensual scents I would definitely look into purchasing this. 
Lastly I couldn't forget about songs I've been loving all month of March. I have two songs for this month and the first one is Rihanna's "Work." Anthony absolutely hates this song but I can't help but listen to it! It's such a fun song to sing along to and you don't even have to know the words lol. I am somewhat regretful for not going to see her when she came to Nashville! The concert looked super hype and everyone and their mama's were there that night! The second song is by Dream Koala called "We Can't Be Friends." I cannot recall when I first heard this song, but I swear I also had this song on constant repeat a couple years back. But a coincidental run into this song happened on YouTube and I have not been able to stop listening to it ever since. I've been in a weird on and off mood these past couple of weeks and I've been doing a lot of deep thinking, especially when listening to this song. This song makes me really delve into my emotions but at the same time it relaxes me. 
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Doing what I do best. 

Harpeth River State Park

April 8, 2016

Doing what I do best. 

 My name is Kat Sangfroid; And I approve this message. 

Llamas R Cool

April 4, 2016


 My name is Kat Sangfroid; And I approve this message. 

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