punta cana.

My family recently got back from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The trip was an awesome graduation gift (I graduate in May) and I loved spending it with my parents. We had an amazing time and enjoyed the warm weather. I was definitely not ready to come back to the chilly Midwest. But of course I wanted to share some snaps with you! I wish I would've taken more pictures (especially with my DSLR), but I didn't want to risk bringing it on the trip. 


Mom and I had an amazing spa day and lunch out on the ocean!

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happy happy.

Top: Old Navy Jeans: Banana Republic | Boots: Unisa (very similar)

Ringing in a new year is always exciting. It’s even more exciting knowing Just Kate has been around for three years now. When I shot these photos with my dear friend Kelli yesterday we reminisced on the day I made this blog. It’s cool to see every thing come full circle from her helping me name my blog three years ago, to snapping these pictures for me. 

Just Kate has been one of the best things I’ve decided to do and one of the hardest. I want to put so much into this blog and make it succeed. There are times the perfectionist in me though isn’t pleased with it enough. I SO badly wish I could put more time into it, but at the same time I’m working on graduating… ;) 

I want to give a shout out to Kelli, my mom, my roommates, and anyone else who has been behind the camera for me. It helps me out more than you can imagine! 

I also want to thank anyone who reads my blog. Sometimes I think it’s just my mom and that’s okay too. Just Kate has been an awesome creative outlet for me and I’m grateful for all of the opportunities it has brought me. 

I can’t wait to have my little blog grow more and more and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings. 

Happy New Year!