Oct 26, 2015

We Have Moved!

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Oct 7, 2015

4 Instagram Artists That We Love

Instagram is definitely our favorite social media platform;
We love how photos speak for themselves in such a simple yet artistic fashion. Featured below are 4 of our favorite Grammers' from all over the world.
Rebecca from @aclotheshorse. With her fantastic blog, she is taking this fall by storm!

Oct 6, 2015

Dancing Boots

Do you have a pair of shoes that make you want to dance?
The "swish, swish" factor of these beauties does just that!
But do be careful when frolicking in Arizona, you may fall on a cactus.

Oct 3, 2015


Supposedly, we are finally out of the woods (or more like the desert) in regards to miserable 100 degree temperatures!
YESSSS!!! Bring on the jackets, boots and fuzzy cat-socks.

Oct 1, 2015

Weekly favorites and a Question

Via our Instagram
Hello lovelies! Happy October! We will be starting a new series here in Kenna & Lulu land, where we share anything that has struck our fancy during the week. Anything from Quotes to Live By to tasty treats.

Sep 30, 2015

Minnie Mouse Inspired Part II

We have to do more of these "Inspired By..." outfits! The process of putting an outfit together really is just us playing dress-up, so organizing an ensemble with Minnie Mouse in mind positively takes the cake! What character would you like us to do next?
Let us know in the comments!

A Brown Satchel 6 Ways (Perfect for Fall)

Nothing says Autumn quite like a classic brown satchel.
We found this beauty at an antique shop a while back, and opened it to find the previous owner's name and address! 
It appears to to be a camera bag, and one can't help but what wonder what adventures it has been on.

Sep 29, 2015

The cutest trend has been buzzing around Instagram; you post a photo of the Disney character that best fits your personality in honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The lovely Kira Petersen assigned Minnie Mouse as my character, 
and she couldn't have been more spot on. 
Before we get to why Minnie is basically my spirit animal, 
you have to meet Kira:

BuzzFeed Feature

A huge thank you to the lovely folks over at BuzzFeed for the feature! If you're a fan of sassy-sista-style, than you should definitely check out the post

Sep 27, 2015

Go Gold

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month;
so let's all Go Gold and honor the courageous children and families that fight this disease.

Nine years ago, my best friend Abby passed away from a very aggressive form of brain cancer. 
Cancer did not define her. She was a ballet dancer, a friend, a Disney fan and a follower of Christ, not a cancer patient. 

I know that she is up in heaven dancing without pain or the fear of another scary diagnosis, but I still miss her and cannot wait to see her again someday.

Hope you all are having a lovely Sunday!
XOXO -Kenna

Sep 19, 2015

Desert Gems

You might consider fall in the desert to be a bit odd. There are no trees to turn lovely colors or a sweet autumn breeze to chill your bones. But once the evenings begin to cool down, we desert dwellers adore evening walks along our oasis of a pond.
 A huge thank you to our fantastic friend Josh, for these rad photos! He is an amazing photographer, astounding pianist and very good friend. Go check out his insta!

Sep 8, 2015

Forest Dwellers

Autumn is finally here! Soon the lush trees will be crowned with gold, deep magenta and cider hues. Sweater weather is that you?

Sep 7, 2015

You Are Good Enough.

It is so stinking easy to slip into being overly critical of your self. Those nasty thoughts of not being good enough hurt. 

I've been having a hard time with finding balance between:
"Do better! Work harder! Achieve higher!" and just letting myself chill, and continue to improve.

Because the fact of the matter is...
You! Yes you! Are fantastic already. 
Yes, there is always room for improvement, but you are good enough.

Thanks guys. Sometimes you just need to write yo-self a pep talk,
 grab some bubble gum, pretend that you can roller skate, and borrow your mom's cats with ice cream skirt.

Sep 2, 2015

Late Summer

These late Summer walks sure are lovely, especially considering that it is FINALLY below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't get us wrong, Summer weather is fantastic. Right up until you find yourself asking this question: "If I wear these flip-flops, what is the likelihood that they will melt?". True story.

Aug 31, 2015

Alice In Wonderland Inspired

Books have their way of creating a conversation between you and the hero, heroin or weary traveler that is unique and immensely personal. "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is no different.

Aug 25, 2015

Shark Handbags Sure like Doughnuts

"Hold up, this is the 1st... 2nd... 3rd post in a row involving some form of denim overalls. Have they lost their minds?" Yes, you can now call us "denim dreamers" or perhaps "diabolical denim dressers". With summer slowly coming to an end we have been fining every possible opportunity to style our favorite summer staples.

Aug 24, 2015

The Zoo? Okay, Let's Find the Flamingos.

Hello lovelies! So sorry about falling off the face of the planet. Our nifty spaceship of a computer crash landed on the planet "not gonna work" and our satellite transmissions where not very successful.
We recently had a fantastic time at the Chicago zoo! Visiting the flamingos (a major highlight) and eating the most amazing shaved ice on the face of this earth. Naturally, we ate the summer treat with grace and poise, and took an array of photographs from all angles. 
Booth statements regarding "poise" and photographs are completely false.
 But trust us on this- whoever invented the strawberry and pineapple flavored shaved ice is a genius. 

Aug 13, 2015

Out Walking the Dog

Unfortunately, the the only dog walking I'll be doing this afternoon is with my purse. But hey, he is a dog!

Aug 12, 2015

White Picket Fence

All I can ever think of when I see a white picket fence is the classic "White Washing The Fence" scene in Mark Twain's classic:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Aug 11, 2015

Red Bike Tuesday

Riding a bicycle while talking on the phone is definitely NOT something I would recommend, but wearing a phone? Absolutely!

Aug 5, 2015

Dirigible Plums In Millennium Park

 After frolicking about the Illinois countryside for a few days, we figured that the big city deserved a chance to shine it's shoes and give us it's best shot. We where not disappointed! Yes, we where in Chicago during Lollapalooza 2015. We didn't go, but it was super neat to hear the bass from the other side of Millennium Park

Aug 4, 2015

An Evening Bicycle Venture

Hello lovelies! Kenna Here! Last week, Lulu and I explored the beautiful (and humid) Illinois country side. The people we met where so kind and welcoming, we couldn't help but take a great liking to this cute marsh by the Mississippi. We rented this darling red bicycle just long enough for me to realize how much I miss evening bicycle rides. Well, guess I'll start saving up!

Aug 3, 2015

An Arsty Dress, Deep-Dish Pizza and a Pug

We are just on our way out for lunch! Would you care to join us? Oh... bummer. Looks like the invention of downloadable food isn't quite up and running. Not to worry! We'll postpone for now, which will give us enough time to decide where we want to go!
Are you up for sushi? What about pizza? Cupcakes? Got it, we'll check out the new cupcake shop two blocks over. Cupcakes for lunch- Done deal. 

Jul 25, 2015

Doughnuts + Cat Dress

 Good morning! Every now and then, it's fun to have a sweet breakfast in contrast to the usual "running out the door, don't have time for anything but this head of kale" (that isn't quite the norm, but you get the idea). So spoil yo-self! These tasty mini doughnuts take no time at all, plus you won't feel guilty! Their practically health food! Emphasis on practically.

This isn't listed as one of the ingredients, but a cat dress really adds to the breakfast experience. Something about that feline print... 
(all outfit details can be found at the end)

Jul 20, 2015

5 Reasons Why You Should Raise A Service Dog

Power Paws Assistance Dogs, has played a huge part in our lives for the past 10 years. We have taken a few breaks in-between puppies, but every time we manage to come right back (puppy fever) Volunteering is pretty addictive. This post will give you our top 5 reasons why you should raise a service dog along with a Q&A to top it all off.
 Let's get this party started!

Jul 2, 2015

That's Whole Lotta Sunshine

While strolling through my all time FAVORITE store: Trader Joe's (no, this is not sponsored) I spotted these lovely Sun Flowers! (They are currently in a vase on the counter, and are looking a bit wilted. Any ideas of how to revive them? Glitter? Cupcakes?)

Jun 30, 2015

Summer Shenanigans

Exploring a rad art exhibit, grabbing a snack of cornbread and cream soda and gallivanting across downtown with the coolest 
tour guide/friend/vintage camera expert definitely categorizes as:
 "Summer Shenanigans part I".

Jun 25, 2015

I Sewed a Dress! (Now for some chocolate therapy...)

 Guys, I sewed a dress. I can't believe it! I am so cured from sewing for the time being, it is rather exhausting.
 A quick word from the wise(or somewhat wise): 
Don't jump from sewing pillow cases and pencil skirts straight to a dress with a collar, buttons, darts and a zipper. Try building up your fab sewing skills with smaller projects- therefore, limiting the chances of loosing your mind.

Jun 20, 2015

Dinos On the Dress

I'm back! Don't worry, I did not fall of the edge of the earth, I simply took a little blogging break while at a music festival.
Okay, let's cut to the chase- this dress. (insert heart eyes emoji)

Jun 10, 2015

Tulle Understands

Tulle doesn't care that you wiped off your winged eyeliner forty-leven times before going with the "smokey effect", Tulle doesn't mind that you would rather watch Big Bang Theory than The Notebook, and Tulle definitely supports you whole heartedly when taste-testing ice cream from the carton.

Tulle understands.

Jun 9, 2015

Go Jump in The Puddles!

This is the most grey June I have ever seen! It has rained nearly every day for a week with grey skies in-between. Don't get me wrong, I adore the rain, It's just odd to be parading about with an umbrella instead of a pair of sassy sunglasses.

Jun 8, 2015

Grandma's Brooch

Have you ever heard a peacock squawk? Being a diehard fan of Pixar's movie Up, you could say that I'm biased, but truly they sound like Kevin! Or... Kevin sounds like them. Now I'm just confused.

Business Style

Hey darlings! Lulu here! Sorry about falling off the face of the earth for a while there, this summer term has been so exciting!
Don't worry we are still "Kenna & Lulu", but it may be more like 
"KENNA oh, & Lulu" until summer term ends :)

Jun 6, 2015

Citrus is The Word

I am so in the mood for a grapefruit! At our house, we all eat our grapefruit differently, some put sugar on top, others salt, and a few adventurous souls even peel it like an orange. I prefer to my grapefruit plain shortly after is was in the fridge, so it's nice and cold. 

Jun 5, 2015

National Doughnut Day! Featuring a Little Helper

Hello everyone! Hope you have had a fabulous National Doughnut Day!
I was getting ready to shoot this oh so sweet DIY when our baby sister Bea, came in from the rain and asked if she could help. 
(We call her the baby, but she isn't quite so anymore *tear*) 
Sure! why not?

Jun 4, 2015

A Mushroom Backpack In It's Natural Habitat

Whenever I wear this backpack, I feel like I need to hop around rather than walk casually, and speak in riddles. Have you ever had that problem? No kidding! It is ever so hard to contain the sheer gnome-y goodness that accompanies this backpack.

Jun 3, 2015

Hello? Hello? Hey! Kenna Here!

"Hello? Hey Lulu, I'm at the station. Can you come pick me up?
Okay, we can grab some toffee on the way home. See you!"

Jun 1, 2015

Trench Style

It has been rather grey and cloudy lately, so a classic trench felt fitting. Which is weird because, today is the first day of June!
I have big news, after years and years of searching, I have finally found THE PERFECT nude lip color: Colour Riche® Collection Exclusive Jennifer's Nude. I love how the subtle brown undertone makes it a warm nude, rather than just making your lips disappear.

May 28, 2015

Yours Truly, Kenna

When was the last time you sent a letter to a friend?
Having grown up in the era of E-mail, sending a letter via snail mail is quite fun! Writing it out, choosing my favorite best stamp and then dropping it into the mail box has given me the greatest satisfaction. Then there is getting one in return, don't even get me started, I love it! There is something simple and sweet about sending/getting a letter, it just feels so sincere.

May 27, 2015

Feelin' Happy

Have you ever worn your "happy outfit" for a day?
Hopefully all of your outfits make you happy, but I'm talking about really happy. Like make you turn into a walking musical kind of happy. My "happy outfit" must include: 
a twirly skirt, bold lipstick and a quirky accessory. 
Bonus points if you find a door that matches your outfit.

May 26, 2015

Red Rocks

Having lived in the wild west our entire lives, this has been a favorite hiking trail and picnic spot. Especially because gosh, look at these rocks! If you are ever in Sedona, be sure to bring your camera! It was rather cloudy so the sky looks white, but cloudy skies are perfect for picnics so we definitely are not complaining.

May 25, 2015

Thank You

We hope that you have had a wonderful memorial day!

Kenna here, have you every been to a rummage or estate sale and have been aghast at how cheap precious treasures are being sold for?

I went to a garage sale and came across a worn plastic bag full of medals. The gentleman having the sale said that some were his grandfathers medals, others he found at an estate sale and a few belonged to family members, but he couldn't remember exactly who. The little sticker on the worn bag said $3. 
I didn't know what to do! Only $3???
I wanted to offer him more, but another customer was trying to get his attention, so I payed him and left. After doing some research, 
I found that the medals ranged from WWII to The Korean War.
(I am still researching further, so I'll keep you posted!)

May 23, 2015

Mrs. Tiggiewinkle

Say hello to Mrs. Tiggiewinkle!
We met her via Instagram, and ever since have been beyond excited to share her with you! Her lovely owner Caroline, from 
Caroline Twohill Photography is exploring a 52 week project with Mrs. Tiggiewinkle on Instagram; feel free to follow along!

May 21, 2015

A Twirly Skirt and Buster the Butterfly

Something about wearing a twirly skirt, banana earrings, a bright floral hair scarf and mustard wedges makes me giddy.
Oh and carrying a cactus, we can't forget the cactus.

May 18, 2015

Peaches and Pugs

Have you ever tasted a peach so juicy-licous that it would be a crime not to eat it right off the tree? Call me a squirrel, but I believe this is going to call for some serious peach hoarding. 
A.K.A Canning.
Have a to-die-for peach recipe? Share it in the comments!

May 16, 2015

The Peach Festival

Every May, a farm in our community has a peach festival, and we discovered it this year! I guess there is always something wonderful to discover in your neighborhood :)
In addition to a "You Pick" peach orchard, they had a "You Pick" garden, hay rides, kettle corn (a main food group in my book) and a loads of other exciting festival attractions.
Don't forget your sunscreen!
Old (but loved) Belt
Vintage scarf
Vintage camera bag

Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

XOXO -Kenna