oh hey, friday | birthday edition

So excited for this weekend - my birthday is on Sunday and while we don't have any real big plans, it'll be filled with family time and fall festivals {in the 90 degree heat...} and birthday cake with ice cream. Plus, I really LOVE my birthday. I could do absolutely nothing and still have a great day.

I was really bad about giving gift ideas this year; I told Justin that in lieu of presents, I wanted to spend a day in Kansas City; hit up the farmers market, ride the streetcar, eat at restaurants we've been wanting to try and things like that. Not sure if it will actually happen this weekend since the weather is iffy but we'll see. There better be cake, though... ;)

One thing I was NOT bad about was buying things I wanted... for myself... oopsie! You only turn 31 once right?! 


Now technically, my mama got these shoes for me after I sent her the specific link in my size. She had them shipped to me and I love them. Everybody has been talking about them (probably for years..) and because I'm so fashion-forward, I decided it was time that I have a pair, too!


I'd been wanting a new winter coat for a few years now. Something other than my North Face jacket to wear but nothing too formal or anything like that. I ordered this one from Old Navy and got it at 40% off! I ended up having to exchange it for a different size and ordered a Tall for extra length in the body and sleeves but I think I'll really like it come winter.


I'm still waiting for this to be delivered but for some reason I really wanted a flannel shirt. I probably won't be able to pull it off but I'm going to try, dammit. I was also very conflicted as to what color to get but I went with this black & white one. I'm just hoping I don't look like a total lumberjack...


A few weeks ago, I contacted my bestie about trying a Rodan + Fields regimen. I'm afraid 31 years of life was catching up to me and my face was starting to show it so I figured now was a good time to do something about it. I don't have a ton of wrinkles - yet! - but I have some major bags under my eyes thanks to my two lovely cherubs and some sun damage from all those years of forgetting sunscreen. Bad, Mackenzie, bad! I've been using the Reverse regimen for a few weeks now and I'm so excited to see how it helps! Also, this tiny jar of magical eye cream might be my favorite thing ever. My "before" pictures are pretty awful but I've already noticed some improvements which is amazing!

I'm sure there are other things sitting in my online shopping carts just waiting for me to pull the trigger. Really, I don't need anything for my birthday. I have it pretty good over here and I definitely don't feel like I should be turning 31. This time last year we were jetting off to Jamaica to ring in the big 3-0. I may not be staring at this scene this year....

...but I have it pretty good. :)

And look! What a difference a year makes...

Cheers to 31!



  1. Have a grrrreat birthday.

  2. Happy 31st!! And you totally need to pull the trigger for the online shopping..You only turn 31 once!

  3. Happy Birthday! (on Sunday)! I always buy myself gifts too...so no shame ;)

  4. Happy birthday!! I started Rodan + Fields last week, too! I'm on soothe though for my terrible skin issues. I think it's working!

  5. Happy belated birthday! Love that ON jacket and the flannel shirt! You can totally pull it off! I've been using that eye cream since May, and although it's no botox, I can tell a difference! Can't wait to see your before and afters!