monday morning encouragement: make a sound & let it be heard

I have a beater car. It’s cute & it’s black & boxy & I call it a poor girl’s Range Rover. It works well. It has no blind spots & only a few dents & scratches. I love this car. It’s always clean, it’s pretty reliable, & it’s the perfect size for just me. But,…

gift guide for the summit in reno

Yesterday I took over the Instagram Stories for The Summit, a local mall here in the Reno/Tahoe area. I showed viewers the best places at The Summit to shop & buy holiday gifts for their loved ones. The Summit is such a versatile place to get gifts for everyone in your life, no matter what you’re looking…

holiday gift guide

It’s the holidays & that means it’s time to give gifts to all of our loved ones! I absolutely love giving gifts. It’s so much fun to me to pick out a gift (or a few) for friends & family that I truly know they’ll love. But does giving gifts totally freak you out? Are…

whole foods holiday partnership

Cheers to it being the first day of December! I love this time of year & this month so much. There’s always so much to do, whether it’s partaking in a family tradition, like baking sugar cookies from scratch, or creating a new one, like decorating the tree with only red plaid ornaments, memories are…

monday morning encouragement: piece it back together

The Monday after Thanksgiving…who else feels a little tired? Between getting ready for the holiday, the actual celebrating, cleaning up, shopping, & family time, it’s all just a big blur of exhaustion to me. I love this time of year. I love the gloomy weather, comfy sweaters, cozy blankets, family traditions, enjoyable memories, & so…

monday morning encouragement: dream up & on

What’s getting in your way today from doing that something that you love? Is it your own doubt? Is it finances? Is it the creative rut you feel stuck in, or the people around you who say you just can’t do it? Whatever or whoever is stopping you from living out your dream today, I…

nordstrom rack reno

Last week I had the chance to go check out Reno’s local Nordstrom Rack store after being invited to by the staff. Over on my @abbeykayblog Instagram account I took you all on a tour of the store via my Instagram Stories & it was so much fun. I’ve shopped at this location before a…

monday morning encouragement: more body love

I don’t ever remember a time when my pant size was less than double digits. When all of my friends in middle school & high school were wearing hip hugging jeans, I was wearing stretchy denim pants that were high waisted. I was okay wearing pants that weren’t “in” so that I could feel comfortable…

monday morning encouragement:

Self-doubt. It’s totally the elephant in the room today. At least for me it has been. It’s the reason that I’ve written & re-written what to say about six times already. It’s made me second guess every single idea I’ve thought was good. It made me hit delete, delete, delete on my all of my…

macy’s + levi’s

Fall is my most favorite time of the year. It’s a time of change on so many levels. The colors are vibrant, the weather gets colder, & we switch up our wardrobe to accommodate both. I’m so excited to announce that this fall I’ve teamed up with Macy’s to promote their exclusive Levi’s Wildflower Collection. It’s a limited…

monday morning encouragement: it’s revival time

I’ve sat here thinking about what to write for quite some time. I wanted the topic that brought this series back to be something profound. I wanted it to be some sort of word explosion that had everybody at the edge of their seats & begging for more. I’m not sure if I’ll have the…

abbey kay + soapbox soaps

Hey guys! Can you believe that it’s already fall? Time has flown by this year & I have so many things coming up to share with you all. First up is an intro to this rad brand called Soapbox Soaps. A few week ago they sent me a few of their products to try out &…