Browsing Category


Dallas Instax US Tour!

- Uncategorized

Dallas!  I had the most amazing experience getting invited to the Instax US Tour with Connectors and Creators and Fujifilm Instax.  If you know me, you know how much I love Texas!  There is something about the people and atmosphere that makes you feel welcome and home, so when you add in some amazing ladies… you get pure magic!!! 


We toured the city with our FUJIFILM Instax® Mini 70 camera in hand!  If you don’t have one, you need one!  The images are sharp and gorgeous and it was so fun to have the pictures right when we took them, you all know I am a fan of taking a picture of a picture… ART!  I picked the Gold camera, but all of the colors are amazing.

Rachel @xo.rachelpitzel, Carlie @carliestylez, Kaylie @heykalie, Connectors and Creators @connectorsandcreators are some of the most amazing and inspiring women I have ever met.  To be able to spend the week with them was amazing! 


The Joule Hotel

This place is classy and fabulous!  It was amazing from the second we walked in the door!  The staff was so kind and honestly I think I could have spent the entire week in my bedroom and been happy!


BUT, there is no better way to start the @fujifilm_instax_northamerica Dallas tour than a day at the spa @thejouledallas with some amazing ladies! Think European heat treatment and girl time.


The State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas is all you dreamt it to be…we may have eaten our way through the fair, but ummm State Fair food is amazing! 🍔🍭🍬🍎  I think this was my favorite place to use my Instax mini 70 camera!  I loved taking detail pictures of all of the food and bright colors!  So fun!



We all won a prize and met some of the friendliest Texan’s around!!! How are y’all so friendly?

Group vote was a yes on the Fried Fruit Loops❤️, and a “it might be an acquired taste” on the Kool-Aid pickles! 😝

We carried our @fujifilm_instax_northamerica around the fair, and they are cutest pictures I have ever taken! Thanks @statefairoftx and @visit_dallas the fair is magic! ..


The Dallas Arboretum

 Have you ever been to the @thedallasarboretum? Oh my gosh, it’s gorgeous! They had thousands of pumpkins and it was so much fun! This year they had a Wizard of OZ theme and it was amazing!!! .


Southfork Ranch

Growing up my grandpa had horses and we spent every second we could at his farm, and at the horse races with him. He would hook up a feeding bucket to his horse walker, and we’d sit in it and ride it around and around. Some of my best memories. ✨🐴 .

It’s been way too long since I have been on a horse, so a day at the
@southfork_ranch was a dream!
This is where the show Dallas was filmed and the place is honestly gorgeous!


All I have to say is thank you to Connectors and Creators, FUJIFILM, and to all the amazing mamas that went on the trip with us!  Not to forget the most amazing photographer!  Yasss Patricio Roldan! 


- Uncategorized
So we are keeping it real around here, let’s talk CoolSculpting ❄️… We have all seen the advertisements, but like me, wondering does it really work?  I always want to be open with you all.  I think we are all a lot the same, I am the typical girl who wishes she woke up and had the perfect body without any work 👙…. unfortunately it’s not the case.  I work out 6 days a week 🏋🏼‍♀️, and only eat the occasional treat (read: when insta makes me do it 😝📷).  Being fit is tough work!  @form_spa (my favorite spa ever) offers cool sculpting, and lucky me got to give it a try!

First of all  @form_spa is amazing!  Head to my Instagram to read about my amazing Vampire Facial!  The girls who work there make you feel like girlfriends 👯…  I have been to my fair share of spas and this one is 🙌🏻 the best!!!

❄️ CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure and is FDA-cleared!  It uses cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, and lasting.  I am here to give you 100% honest review!  So stay tuned for an updated blog post keeping you updated on my progress! 🙌🏻❤️  Check out their Instagram too! @form_spa

The perfect gift!

- Uncategorized

I got a special delivery this week of gorgeous, fresh blooms straight to my door.   I love how fresh flowers on the counter can make my house feel happy and so I’m excited about Enjoy Flowers subscription service. They deliver long-lasting fresh flowers once or twice a month.

The flowers are delivered directly from the farm to your doorstep within 4 days so my flowers lasted so long.

They have vase-ready bouquets or loose stems you can arrange on your own and you pick your size and decide if you want them once a month or every two weeks.  Fresh flowers for no reason is a win in my book.
They are giving our readers 10% off the discounted rate with code “Kami” and I honestly think you’ll love them.




Healthy Protein Brownies

- Uncategorized
I have a great healthy recipe I thought I would share with you. Protein Brownies! ❤️🍪
They are amazing, filling and a great healthy way to keep you on track and fill you up!

It seems like there is a lot of ingredients, but it is SO worth it. If you are a brownie lover like me, and want a low carb, low sugar solution 🙌🏻! Wahoo to Guilt Free brownies! I keep them in my fridge to help them stay better longer. You can top them with a little peanut butter or a little whipped greek yogurt! I could eat them all day long!
If you are looking for some variations, head to Instagram and track #katieannebrownies there are a bunch!
. – 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed – 100 g pumpkin puree – 1 pkg fat free cream cheese – 2 whole eggs – 125 g egg whites – 40 g oat flour – 15 g honey – 25 g coconut flour – 60 ml sugar free syrup, I used Walden Farms – 14 g mini chocolate chips – 30 g dark cocoa powder – dash salt – Sweetener to taste – 1 tsp baking soda – 1 tsp baking powder – 1 tsp almond extract – 25 g Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips

1- In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients through sweetener. Blend until fully combined.
2- Add baking soda, baking powder and almond extract. Pulse until just combined.
3- Fold in chocolate chips.
4- Pour batter into a greased non-stick baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Hello Drifter Beanies and Jewlery

- my life, trend alert, Uncategorized

Hey friends,

Winter is here and we are loving all of the fun beanies and jewelry trends out right now!  We thought we would share some of our favorites!  What have you guys been loving this winter?  Most days is a toss up between dry shampoo or a beanie… Beanie for the win! hahaha

I8 o img_4629 img_4630 img_4631 img_4632 img_4633 I img_4635 img_4639 img_4640 img_4641 img_4642 snapseed

img_3606 img_3625 img_3636 img_3642 img_3654 img_3675

How to Plan a Simple Halloween Party

- Halloween, holiday, party, Uncategorized

It was so fun being invited on Studio 5 to share some Halloween party tips on the show. I just wanted to take a minute and give you the links to the ideas I shared and where you can find some awesome tutorials on how to plan a simple Halloween Party yourself.

The Invitations

Every good halloween party starts with an invitation. Lucky for you, I created a cute little invite for you to use with your guests. Now there isn’t an excuse in the world why you shouldn’t invite some friends over.

Click here to download the Halloween Freebie Invitation

Cute free Halloween invitation from Happy Confetti

The Decor

All of the cute decor I was talking about was from my favorite pop up boutique in Northern Utah. I love it for two reasons… first, because the stuff is adorable and not too expensive. Second, the boutique is for a good cause. The proceeds go to a sweet little boy, Jack, to raise money to help with the costs for his Cystic Fibrosis. The best way I follow them is searching #givebacktojack on Instagram. Find them, I swear you will fall in love. Best news, they have another boutique coming up November 19-21 in North Ogden, Utah. If you are anywhere close, seriously go there!

how to plan a simple halloween party

Oh these fun bottles. Makes me need to take a trip to the thrift store. There are some cute bottle labels to stick on the front similar to the ones I’ve shown on Lil’ Luna and The Elli Blog.


Don’t you just adore those spooky books? There’s a great tutorial you can check out on Better After so you can customize them yourself. This might be one of my favorite finds.

These books would make a great Halloween Party Decor - lots of cute ideas

Food and Treats

I hollowed out a good round pumpkin (placed a bowl inside) and filled it with ice for the drinks. The mummy juice boxes are wrapped with duct tape (I used glow in the dark because it has a canvas look to it) and hot glued goggly eyes to them.

So cute- how to plan a simple halloween party on

The cookies were store bought, for the sake of time…and don’t we all need more time around the holidays?) and I put a similar knife to this one on top with red gel frosting to look like blood. So easy!

easy Halloween cookies and cute ideas for a Halloween party

Okay, I told you I found the absolute yummiest caramel apple recipe and it really is. It held to the apples like a champ and the toppings stuck to it perfectly. Did I mention it was yummy? Make sure your apples are cold before you dip them. I think this made the biggest difference with keeping the caramel on. My kids loved putting mini marshmallows on them but my favorite turned out to be the toasted coconut. Yum-mo. We used sprinkles, MnM’s, butterfingers, smashed pecans, white chocolate (for the blood apple and mummy apples) and smashed Oreos. I also found putting the toppings on the top of the apples, instead of dipping them in the candy on the bottom, held up better and didn’t make the caramel sag as much after sitting.

how to plan a simple halloween party - make caramel apples with guests

Halloween Caramel apples - how to plan a simple halloween party

Goody Bag

The cute pumpkin goody bags were an idea adapted from Martha Stewart. They were so easy. Instead of crepe paper, I just used tissue paper because I could get it at the dollar store and instead of floral tape, I just used some cute masking tape I found (or washi tape would work too). I love them because these could really be as big or small as you needed. Then I whipped up a cute little tag to complete the look.

Click here to download the Halloween freebie bag tags

Free Halloween thank you tags from happy confetti

Very cute halloween party ideas

Party Awards

Last but not least was my boyfriend, the skeleton trophy. Oh how I had fun dressing these little guys up. Tell me how fun it’d be to win one of these at a Halloween party? Um, yes please. All I did was found a hanging skeleton at the dollar store, this one happened to be a necklace, and I hot glued all his joints together so he was stiff. It’s kind of fun molding them in silly stances too. Then I spray painted him gold and added some fun clothes to fit the type of trophy he was. Some ideas I had were best overall costume, funniest costume, scariest costume, best couple costume, best group costume, best handmade costume, most creative, etc. These guys were just glued on a black plastic bowl but you could really use anything as the base of the trophy.

Halloween party ideas - funniest costume trophy

Simple and cute Halloween party ideas -  Best Costume trophy from Dollar Store materials

If you missed it, you can see my Confetti party segment from Studio 5 here (I’ll post the party trend segment I did soon too).

Hopefully this gave you some good ideas on how to plan a simple halloween party. Do you do a halloween party yourself? I’d love to hear what fun traditions and ideas you have.