It’s the most wonderful time of the year *Andy Williams voice* This following Wednesday was opening day at my local farmer’s market. So of course, my dad and I were the first people there! And as a lover of all fruits, and vegetables, and flowers, I was in heaven walking down the isles of fresh goodies. So real talk. What’d I fill my bags with? Zucchini, green beans, sunflowers, red potatoes, and mini cucumbers. (more…)

(Warning: post may contain spoilers) I recently finished Netflix’s new original series Life Sentence, staring Lucy Hale and Brooke Lyons. In this heartwarming comedy, Lucy Hale plays the role of Stella Abbott, a young twenty some who is diagnosed with terminal cancer in her teen years. At such a young age, Stella’s life nears an end. Or so she thought. Following a few years of treatment and test trials, oh and a spur of the moment marriage, the doctors enlighten Stella with miraculous news. She is cured. Now with a seven month husband, no high school diploma, and well, no real world experience, Stella is forced to face the wrath of reality. And boy do things get messy. Secrets unravel. Ex-lovers appear. Marital disputes. Gosh, do not even get me started with the family drama. (more…)

It’s Summertime! The most carefree and fashion forward season. The most adventurous season of them all. The time of sunshine, road trips, pool parties, and playlists. Gather your friends. Grab a pen and piece of paper (maybe even a post board and cute, colorful markers if you’re feeling spontaneous). And check out my 2018 Summer bucket list. I already crossed off a few of these activities (pictures included of course,) but I can’t wait to mark every box with a check! I hope that my list inspires you all to try something new, something different this Summer! As always, thanks so much for reading! XO, MK. (more…)

So I know I throw this term around a lot- Girl Boss. But now that I think about it, I never really explained what exactly a girl boss is, or rather I say who she is. A girl boss is a dreamer chaser, a goal achiever, one who pushes herself to accomplish anything. She is determined, yet kind. Success hungry. Eager. Ambitious. But, that is not to say she does not fail sometimes. She uses the obstacles in her life to make her stronger. Epic setbacks are her motivation. She really is the boss of her own life. Let’s here what the original girl boss Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, has to say:

“Someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fight- you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them…”

So, with that being said. Are you a girl boss? In today’s post I chose my top five biggest and baddest girl bosses throughout history. These five women inspire me. They are role models that push me to not only chase, but fight for my dreams. Take a look!! As always, thanks so much for reading  . XO, MK. (more…)

Hey babes hey!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri! You are now looking at a high school graduate. Though my title in the world is different, I really don’t feel any different. In all honesty, I keep thinking that I have school on Monday! But, walking across stage was such a bittersweet feeling. I know that I am soon to open a new chapter of my life, but it breaks my heart leaving my friends, my teachers, and the memories in the past. Time really does fly.  (more…)

Hi friends!! Welcome back to Mackenzie Kateri!! It’s been a few weeks or two since I posted, so for that I deeply apologize! My schedule has been a crazy, chaotic, hectic mess! But, I am back and better than ever!! So as a peace offering, today I am sharing more than a few life updates and a short, yet detailed list of the biggest battles I faced in high school…along with some advice to underclassman!

So let’s start with the updates. Oh gosh, where do I begin! Let me think. I wanted to save the best for last, but I CANNOT contain my excitement- Mackenzie Kateri hit 300 subscribers!! An accomplishment that I am utterly grateful for. I am blessed to have such an amazing audience who takes time to read my pieces. You guys are my inspiration and motivation. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I am excited to watch my blog grow in days, months, and even upcoming years! The best is yet to come! As always, thank you times a million for reading. XO, MK. (more…)

At approximately 9:30pm, cars, trucks, minivans, cars of all shapes and forms cruised into the Riverside Junior Senior High School parking lot. Shortly after, the class of 2018 began to set up fort. Grills. Tents. Blow up mattresses. Volleyball nets. Basketball hoops. The students transformed the parking lot into a glamping amusement park. As the graduating class began to add final details to the campground such as WIFI, string lights, and lawn chairs, the seniors slowly realized that time was running out. (more…)