Kaylah

Author: Kaylah

The junior partner of the O Deer Mercantile women. Kaylah is a budding photographer, make-up artist, crafter and stylist. Busy girl that she is these days, living away from "Home" and juggling two jobs, a cat and a busy social life, she still makes time to post on this Blog occasionally.
The City That Never Sleeps

The City That Never Sleeps

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ShareHoliday Dream-Come-True   Ever since I was a little girl, the idea of New York consumed me. “The city that never sleeps“, they called it. How convenient for me! I’ve been a bit of an insomniac my entire life. I always imagined myself living in a little brick apartment and taking taxis to the oh-so-glamorous job I was convinced I would have. Any… Read more →

Paint Chips

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ShareIt’s 10:52 PM And all I can think about are paint chips…   Maybe because paint chips are the least stressful thing I can think of right now. I’ve been off work (Job #2) for a couple of hours, I have the day off tomorrow, and I am currently lying underneath a ridiculously fuzzy blanket. So why am I so anxious? Well,… Read more →

Journey

Late Start to 2016: Mapping Out My New Year

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ShareMoving Forward…Adulting With January almost over, (already?!) and February quickly approaching, I feel as though my start on this year has been a tad late. I made no resolutions in December, so much as I made a ‘To-Do’ list for my long time boyfriend, Zack, and I— things we should have finished a long time ago. Now, I’ve only achieved one thing… Read more →

ornament

Anatomy of a Christmas Tree

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Share(Ornament Appreciation) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well it  sometimes gets below 75 degrees now, and the city lights have all been decorated with wreaths and ribbons.  If you look, you’ll probably spot more than one palm tree festooned with lights. Happy Holidays in Florida! Despite the fact that my home state is the least Christmas-y of all, it hasn’t… Read more →

Go a Little Nuts This Year

Kaylah’s Holiday Gift Guide

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ShareWelcome to the O Deer Christmas Treasure Hunt… Originally, we were going to do a single post featuring the O Deer Favorite Christmas Shopping Sites. However, we are such an eclectic group, with intersecting but still widely divergent tastes and styles, that we decided to do not one, but three gift guides featuring the places and products we like best for online… Read more →

Fall as Told by Kaylah

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Fall in Daytona Beach, FL

First day of Fall in Daytona Beach, FL. ~ Sept. 23rd 2015

Living in Florida, the signs of Autumn are scarce— the slight temperature change only trickling into our Sunshine State, leaving us now at a *crisp* 81 degrees. The smell of the Cinnamon Stick branches Publix begins to sell in mid-September, and the discarded ‘pumpkin spice latte’ Starbucks cups littering the ground are redolent of the season change for us. These sights and a few others are what tips off any native Floridian that, “Oh hey, it’s Fall.” Unfortunately for me, I am still naive to this false promise of cooler air, and the propaganda that consuming everything pumpkin-flavored will make me feel more seasonal. Ahhh the problems of a sometimes-basic-girl. But, I digress. I still go along with the time of year via home decor (Hello Target dollar section!) So below, I have created a gallery of some ways I symbolize late September-mid November in my room. Pretty mediocre, along with some quick DIY, but hey, I’m on a hostess’ budget!

To wrap up this quick blog post up, I just want to include my final wishes for the future. Fall is my absolute favorite season, which is pretty ironic considering I have never experienced a real Autumn (That I remember anyhow.) I’ve been a Florida girl for nearly my whole life and I’m ready for a change. Unlike a good portion of the United States population, I am over the beach. I am tired of the hot weather and the palm trees. I’m ready for real seasonal changes and fuzzy jackets. I’m ready to hear the crunch of brown leaves underneath my feet. Once I learn how to successfully ‘adult’, (Oh yes, it’s a verb in my generation.) I plan on leaving this state, or country for that matter, to find somewhere I belong. Or maybe I belong nowhere in particular. I’ll never know until I do some traveling. Wow, I get off track fast. Anyhow, to commemorate the first day of fall, Zack and I took some pictures with leaves. Cute right?

First Day of Fall

First Day of Fall~ Sept. 23rd, 2015

No More leaf pictures

Zack Wanting to Give Up on Leaf Pictures.

Finally Giving Up.
Zack Hanging from Tree

He decided to hang from a tree, instead.