The month of June has been difficult in the world to say the least. I took some time to be silent on my end and really listen and learn about what is going on in the world. I’ve had more uncomfortable conversations with my Husband, friends, and peers more than ever.
First I think it’s important to say, BLACK LIVES MATTER. I live in a city that is over 60% Black. It is important that as a member in my community I make effort everyday to support Black owned businesses. Support my Black friends. Support all the incredible things that are done for my community.
I might not post on social media every day, but my way of doing better on the BLM movement is how I spent my money every day. I see that not everyone in the world is dealing with this in the same way. If you want to share every day on your social media how the world needs to change, DO IT! If you want to dine at Black owned restaurants everyday, DO IT! However you want to share, support, or spend, it’s important to do what is best for you. No matter how you support the important thing is that YOU SUPPORT!
As someone in their late twenties. Yes late twenties, wow I don’t think I’ve ever said that before. Friendship is so important. Quality over quantity. The last 2 years I feel like the quality piece has really come out. Here are my tips!
SHOW UP. It sounds so simple but show up for your friends. If you make plans keep them. Show up on time. Be fully committed to the friendship.
Be there for your friends. If they make the wrong decision don’t walk away. Stand by their side and support them all the way.
Check in on them. Friendship should never be a one way relationship. You should never be the only friend checking in on your friends. It should be a 50/50 split.
Never leave your friend on read. Life happens. But it’s important to show up when your friend needs you. Regardless if that means you are 20 min away or a 4 hour flight away.
If you are anything like me you are always looking to find a good deal, and to be honest who isn’t! Especially during uncertain times like these it’s always good to be able to save a couple extra pennies.
Last weekend Tony and I stopped at the Dollar Store, and found a ton of things we normally buy at Target or other retailers for much less. Sharing with you guys a comparison and total cost savings!
Crest 3D White toothpaste $2.99 at Target
Ice Pop Mold $7.45 at Walmart
SmallVase $5 I actually bought the same exact vase that I bought from a local flower vendor at the dollar store that I did from the local vendor! Wow! I could have bought 5 before!
For anyone that has to celebrate their Birthday in quarantine I definitely feel for you! You can’t go to dinner at your favorite restaurant. You can’t have drinks at your favorite cocktail bar. You can’t have a big get together with all of your friends. But its okay! We are in this together.
I just celebrated my Birthday on April 16th and I still had a BLAST! My husband created a Birthday Wonderland that was so perfect in every way!
Here are the FIVE things we did to make my birthday a blast!
Decorations! Just because you can’t have anyone over doesn’t mean you shouldn’t decorate.
Signature Cocktail! I made a Birthday Cake Cocktail. Yum!
Ordered dinner for take out from an amazing restaurant and put it on real plates to make it seem like we were really there!
Flowers! Because what birthday is complete without flowers!
Zoom! We planned a virtual birthday party, full of cocktail sipping and games! We downloaded a party pack of jackbox games to play with friends!
To my amazing friend Becca, I wish you the happiest birthday. I am so very thankful to have had you in my life since we were little kids. I am so sorry that 28 has to be celebrated in such a scary world, but I would like to thank you for all the amazing things you have taught me over the years!
Here are 5 things you taught me about life.
Do what makes you happy! Life is full of choices and it is too short to make a choice that won’t give you happiness.
You don’t have to have a full face of make up to leave the house every day. You are beautiful just being you!
Chase your dreams! No matter where in the world they take you.
Travel is good for the soul. There is always time to travel.
Don’t use the curling wand on your hair every day! Stop frying your hair, you don’t need to wash and curl every single day.
Hey There! Welcome to my new blog! As I was preparing for my three year anniversary of blogging I really contemplated the meaning of my overall brand. For those that have been following along my last three years of blogging, you have seen me in so many walks of life. From living in a small town, to moving to the city. From dating Tony to marrying the man of my dreams. Thank you for being there with me every step of the way!
For those of you that are new, welcome! As I took time to reflect on my blogging journey after many months of contemplation, I decided to rebrand! Welcome to Kate Budzinski Blog!
To give an introduction to anyone who is new here: Thanks for stopping by! My name is Kate and I am a newly wed! My husband Tony and I got married 7.19.19. We live in Baltimore, MD. I absolutely love the city of Baltimore. If you are a local babe I share a ton of Baltimore food and fun! We have the cutest dog named Callie. We love to travel every chance we get! I am originally from New Jersey. I graduated from Penn State in 2013. What will you see on my blog? My blog is a total lifestyle blog with main focus’ being on Fashion, Fitness, Food, and Travel! Let me know if there is more you would like to see from me!