10 Things: September Edition

1. I am loving tea so much. Soooooo much. Last winter I found out I was allergic to cinnamon and it was devastating because my favorite tea had cinnamon in it (literally tastes like a red hot!). So I just stopped drinking hot tea all together because if I couldn’t have that one I didn’t want any ha! But now I am back. I usually have green tea during the day for some energy, then sleepy-time chamomile at night while I’m in bed reading, then this new one I found, Vanilla Comoro, usually when I’m wanting something sweet. Plus Harney & Sons teas come in the cutest tins that you can use for other things after you finish them! Also I made the mug I’m drinking out of at camp this summer! Korie ran arts and crafts and she let me paint all the pottery my heart could desire haha.

2. Picked up a graphic design class….it’s rather humbling. So is my new bus route at school…I got yelled at by a bus driver last week. Wrong door, my bad, its my third time to ride it.

3. I finally watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and it is one of my new favorite movies…seriously so stinking funny. I also recently finished Mama Mia after not watching the last 30 minutes of it on a plane about 6 years ago haha. It’s been declared a favorite!! Have you heard they’re making a second one with Lily James?!?!

4. I’m getting into essential oils and I’m already pretty sold on them after about a week!! I want to tell you more about them soon, but I’m still trying them out and learning them. But honestly, as of now they truly are the real deal though. Current favorites: diffusing lavender at night. Diffusing peppermint and lemon in the morning to wake me up. Peppermint on head Β for headaches. Lemon in water. Frankincense on skin.

5. The Lord is teaching me a lot right now. A LOT. In a lot of different areas. Basically that godly wisdom comes through suffering or pain of some sort. I’m glad though that He cares enough about me to grow me …He doesn’t want to just leave me where I am forever. So even if it hurts, it’s still good. I’ve been reading the Psalms everyday lately. Psalm 51 especially. Restored joy of salvation + pure heart. (If any of you are writing the first letters of a verse on your hand, this is a really good one. Verses 10 & 12 especially.)

6. John Luke is the best. Nothing new, but I’ve just been being reminded of that lately. Such a selfless, caring, kind-hearted human.

7. Wishing it was November 10th already so I could be listening to T. Swift’s new album right now.

8. I started a new workout class that is actually super fun. I’m not one of those people to typically call working out “fun” but its really is enjoyable. It’s a cardio class that’s basically kickboxing and dancing combined??

9. Frozen cocowhip + almond butter + vegan choc. chips + granola = my jam.

10. Just found out I’m also allergic to coconut oil. That was a sad day.

11. Can’t end on a thing that’s a bummer so 1 more! My mom sent me and John Luke a bean bag for an early Christmas gift since we only have one couch haha! We had no idea it was coming, she just said be expecting something in the mail. We got the heaviest 3’x2′ box, opened it, and the bean bag started to grow! Bean bag seems like not quite the right word for this thing though. It’s HUGE and has pieces of memory foam in it haha. It’s big enough for me, JL, and Pippa, so we’ve been having lots of movie nights in it lately! And it’s a perfect place to drink my tea. πŸ™‚


(wearing a new Soul Honey ringer tee + Mother jeans (similar)Β I found on Poshmark hehe)

(also, just to let you know because I can’t link it….we got our rug in Peru! Bought it from the lady in the market who made it!)




57 comments so far.

57 responses to “10 Things: September Edition”

  1. Korie says:

    The bean bag sounds amazing…the rug looks great, good purchase…love seeing your mug you made…sorry about the coconut oil allergy πŸ™ I loved #6 so sweet!! ?

  2. Gina Langlinais says:

    The rug is awesome! Food allergies are the worst as you never know when one will start.

    Best wishes!

  3. Regan says:

    Does John Luke take all of these pictures for you? How do I get my husband to do that?!

    • marykate says:

      He does! Well I guess he knows either he can snap them real quick or I’ll have to pay someone haha. I do the editing though and that’s what actually takes some time πŸ™‚

  4. Abby says:

    Always SO good! xx

  5. penina says:

    I think its really cute that your husband is like your personal photographer. lol.

  6. Chantel says:

    How are you allergic to cinnamon? What kind of reaction does it give you! I’ve never heard of a cinnamon allergy, but omg, you poor soul. It’s one of my favorite flavors and I couldn’t imagine being allergic to it!


  7. Mom says:

    #6 ?
    #7 ??????

    *Comfy Sack not bean bag?????

    Love this??❀️

  8. Amanda says:

    Where did you get your watch? πŸ™‚ I love it!!!

  9. Amanda says:

    Where did you get your watch?! I love it!

  10. Jenn says:

    Great list
    Bummer about the allergies
    Your house is amazing

  11. Courtney says:

    I’ve been getting into essential oils too! I just finished “Just The Essentials” by Adina Grigore and it is so informative if you know nothing about them, and it has a ton of recipes in the back! Also, Vitruvi has an awesome diffuser that is made out of ceramic instead of just plastic…so I enjoy having it out more than other diffusers πŸ™‚

    • marykate says:

      Oh so good to know! I’ll have to check that book out! Also may have to look into that pretty diffuser ?

  12. Courtney says:

    I’ve been getting into essential oils too! I just finished “Just The Essentials” by Adina Grigore and it is so informative if you know nothing about them, and it has a ton of recipes in the back! Also, Vitruvi has an awesome diffuser that is made out of ceramic instead of just plastic…so I enjoy having it out more than other diffusers πŸ™‚

    Love that rug and your mug, so cute!

  13. Micaela Schneider says:

    Love all of this! Thanks for sharing your sweet heart!

  14. Lindsey says:

    Love these! Also, I love that toaster! Is it made to look vintage? So cute!

  15. Heather says:

    How do you like your butcher block countertops? I’ve had my eye on them for a long time, but am scared they won’t hold up. Thanks! (:

    • marykate says:

      Only about 2 years! They’ve been great. My parents have had a butcherblock island in their kitchen for about 15 years though now!

  16. Kristen says:

    I love your blog! πŸ™‚ And I would love to read more about how you use your essential oils πŸ˜‰

  17. Cassie says:

    Are you vegan? You mentioned coco whip, vegan chocolate chips, granola and almond butter. I’m a vegan for Jesus and was just wondering πŸ™‚ Also, that sounds delicious, so I’m going to have to try it some time!

  18. Lindsay Kate says:

    So cute and sweet, I absolutely loved all of it…well, maybe except for the allergies?! Your necklace is so dainty and cute, if you don’t mind me asking where do you get it?

    • marykate says:

      John Luke got it for me for my birthday! It’s from Free People but I think the designer is ElaRae.

  19. Abigail says:

    I had to re-read the word “cocowhip” because I thought it was “cowhip” and I was really concerned. πŸ˜€

  20. Holly says:

    Love this post and the pictures are really lovely. I wish I posted more photos with each post as being a visual person they really resonate with me. I was recently diagnosed as wheat intolerant and so feel your pain in regard to allergies to food!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly x

    • marykate says:

      My doctors recommended me not eating wheat, so I have been off of it for about 5 years, and I promise you get so used to it!

  21. Julia says:

    Love your outfit:) I like coffee….but tea is awesome too!! I like the “Sleepy Vanilla” tea!

  22. Can’t wait to hear more about your essential oils! I love using the stress relief scent on my wrists and the back of my neck and orange on a washcloth in the shower to help wake me up πŸ™‚

  23. Alexandra says:

    Loved this post and your kitchen is the cutest! Would love a kitchen tour and maybe a list of some of your favorite recipes!

  24. Kayla says:

    The last picture ????????

  25. Brooke says:

    I would LOVE for a blog post about marriage as a young woman, in pursuit of Gods purpose for your marriage while in the busy season of college, finding yourself as a woman and wife in the midst of all the busy your early 20s brings!
    A raw, honest post from you on this would so encouraging for many young wife’s like myself!

  26. McKenna Esper says:

    I too just bought me starter kit about a week ago! My favorite is panaway for sore muscles. πŸ™‚ I’m figuring out and learning more about them as well.

  27. Such calming pics! A cute mug, and I love the rug from Peru, it’s so vivid in color. Lavender oil diffused at nighttime is the best!


  28. Sidney Rodriguez says:

    love your blog, I get so excited when you post a new one??

  29. Cat says:

    What a cute series! You had an exciting month! I never liked cinnamon but I know many people LOVE it! Life without cinnamon isn’t that bad (maybe in fall though)!

    Cat // https://cottonandhydrangeas.wordpress.com

  30. Love this post! Mattie (of mattiemay.com) told me about your blog and I’m so happy I found it! PS: you should totally try tea with black licorice (like the Yogi Egyptian Licorice brand) in it (sounds so gross, I know), it’s literally so good. So inspired to read Psalms every day — thank you for sharing and excited to follow along with your journey.

    • marykate says:

      Oh I will have to try that! Sounds so interesting! So happy to have you follow along…feels like a new friend πŸ™‚

  31. Kat says:

    Okay girl, here’s the thing, your photos! I think they are so lovely because they show a sequence of moments, it’s not like you just put one perfect, posed picture up, but a bunch, that make you really understand the moment! (Hope that makes sense!)
    Also anyone who is grain free, as mentioned above Danielle Walker’s cookbooks… SO GOOD! My sister can’t currently have dairy, egg yolks or wheat and that book (Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great specifically) is so so so good! Would def recommend the Orange Sesame Chicken or Creamy Banana Pie (spolier there is a thin layer of rich chocolate that makes it the real winner)
    Also, MaryKate don’t loose hope, I know you are fighting lyme’s and i bet your recent allergy diagnoses are not exactly charming, but don’t forget there are people scattered all over the map who take a moment to pray for ya! We’re still expecting my sister to be so healed she can order pizza and eat it like she used to… It sure isn’t easy but GOD IS SO SO GOOD!

    Keep believing in that goodness <3

    • marykate says:

      YOU ARE SO KIND. Thank you for the picture compliment and the food advice!

      Also what you said about people all over the map praying for me…wow seriously moved me. I appreciate your prayers so much!

  32. Elizabeth says:

    What is your recommendation on a good devotional? I have been looking for a new one. πŸ˜‰

  33. Kristen K says:

    I love this post!! I can not wait for another 10 Things post for October (?) πŸ˜‰ Thanks for creating such lovely content to read!

  34. Bryant says:

    I really look forward to reading all of your posts!! Me and my husband are young newlyweds, and I hope we can have as much fun as you and John Luke! Also, we are loving your couch!! If you don’t mind me asking, where did you find it ??

    • marykate says:

      My advice to fun is just learn to laugh with each other! It makes everything so much more fun! Our couch is actually from a line that Duck Commander had with Prime furniture a few years ago…not sure if it’s still a thing or not?

      • Bryant says:

        Thanks for getting back with me! I’ll have to check it out, and thanks for the advice !! πŸ™‚

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  36. Griffin says:

    Oooo what is the cinnamon tea that you loved?

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