May Rewind

May Rewind | Kayla Blogs

This month I spent a ton of time relaxing, working on the blog, and reading. I’ve been enjoying not having much to do until camp starts at the end of June. In case you missed it, I’m going to be a camp counselor this summer and I couldn’t be more nervous/excited! I’ve never been a counselor before but it has always been something I have wanted to do. I used to go to camp a lot as a kid and I looked up to the counselors so much. I can’t wait to be able to be a role model for some kids this summer!

Brendan Rivoli Daniel Boone Baseball

Other than hanging out at home with Grace, I’ve been able to see my brother play a few high school baseball games. He verbally committed to play college baseball at the University of Virginia this week and I’m so proud of him! It has been a long recruitment journey but I’m so excited to see him so happy and ready for this next step in his life. He still has one more year of high school ahead of him, but it’ll be nice for him to relax and not have to worry too much about his post-high school plans.

Books I’ve Read

This month I ended up finishing FOUR books. I’ll hold for the applause. Lol jk. But seriously WHAT?! Granted, two of them were really short 150 pagers but that’s still a pretty good accomplishment for just one month. I think I probably could’ve read more but I was just too busy doing blog stuff #sorrynotsorry I’m definitely going to do a post on these books and give a more in-depth review BUT I will tell you what books I finished this month:

Never Never part 2 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher 

Never Never part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino

Add me on Goodreads if you’re interested in seeing what I’m reading at any given moment! 

Favorite Posts from Around the Web

10 Tips for a New Semester (AP the PA) — Aashna shares her top 10 tips for getting ready for a new semester. I stumbled across her blog a few weeks ago and I love it! She blogs about her journey through PA school and it’s so interesting! I highly recommend you check out her blog.

30 Spring Date Ideas on a Budget (Coming Up Roses) — Erica is at it again sharing some totally awesome, totally affordable date ideas for the springtime.

How to Choose a Good Profile Photo for Your Blog + How Not To (Laughs Without Fear) — I may be a bit biased since Delaney included my headshot in this post but honestly, she did a great job covering the dos and don’ts of blog photos!

25 Things to Stop Freaking Out About Right Now (The College Prepster) — This guest post by Maxie McCoy was exactly what I needed to read this month. With a ton of life decisions creeping around the corner, this post forced me to relax a little bit.

5 Ways to Burst the College “Bubble” (The Swirl) — Absolutely loved this post from Gabby and Hannah! Such a different post topic with some valuable resources strewn throughout.

Published Posts in May

April Rewind — Ya know, the same thing as this post. Except for April.

Guys Behind the Blog: April Edition — Excited to announce that May’s edition of Guys Behind the Blog might be comin’ to ya in video format. Stay tuned.

My Summer 2016 Reading List — Y’all. This post TOOK OFF. I didn’t expect to be getting this many views from it but hey, I’m not complaining. Check this out if you wanna see what I plan to read this summer! There have been plenty more books added to my TBR list since this was posted but, what are ya gonna do? Follow me on Goodreads if you want to stay up to date!

SLP Grad School: Deciding Where to Apply — The first post about my SLP grad school journey! Fun stuff.

Summer 2016 Blogging Goals — Because we all have #goals and this girl just needs to write ’em down and share them for the world to see. Keep me accountable, my friends.

Music Monday: Country Favorites — I haven’t blogged about music in HELLA long but here we are again! This time, I’m sharing my favorite country songs.

  • Love this post! Congrats to you brother for verbally committing – such a big step! Loved your summer reading list – Landline looks so good!

    Rachel /

    • Thanks Rachel! I didn’t end up loving Landline as much as I thought I would, but I finished it so that still says something! Lol

  • LOVE the book “Landline”! Also ‘Fangirl’ and ‘Eleanor and Park’.

    Alix |

    • Eleanor & Park is one of my all-time favorites!

  • I love reading posts like this! That is awesome your bro committed on playing college baseball!!


    Miss Olivia Says

  • Yay! I loved your summer reading list so I am not surprised that it took off. :)
    xoxo, Jenny

  • Anna Hubbard

    Looks like you’ve had a great month! I wish I could say that I’ve read 4 books!
    -Anna |

    • I had a lottt of free time this month but I think it’s a good goal for anyone to try to read at least 1 book per month. I recommend reading a chapter before bed every night, you’ll get through your reading list in no time!

  • Sounds like an awesome month! Also those planners look great! :)
    XO Amanda |

    • You’ll be seeing them on the blog sometime soon, along with plenty more options! 😉

  • What a cute planner! I love the idea for this post. :)


    • Thanks Marette! You’ll be seeing many more planners on the blog sometime soon!

  • Alex Lo

    What a great month!
    Xo, Alex

  • I’m glad you’ve been able to relax and unwind a little bit this month, it looks like you have read some great books. I think you will love being a camp counselor, it’s tiring but such a fun and fulfilling job!

    • Thanks Jordan! I’m definitely scared of how worn out I’m going to be after each day, but I think it’ll be a lot of fun! I’m working with preschoolers, so it should be a pretty entertaining summer haha.

  • Ashley

    I think it’s so cool that you are going to be a camp counselor! That will be such a fun and rewarding experience! Congrats on reading 4 books this month! That’s a major accomplishment for a girl with a busy schedule! Can’t wait to read Landline this summer!!

    xo Ashley

    • Thank you Ashley! Hopefully it’ll be a fun summer :)

  • Amy

    Sounds like a great month! Also, Grace is just so stinkin’ cute!! I remember reading the post on how you got her!


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • I fall more in love with her sweet little face every day! Thanks Amy!

  • Danielle Randall

    It’s always nice to have time to relax! Enjoy your summers and good luck with being a camp counselor!

    xoxo Dani

  • Woo hoo! That looks like such a nice month.

  • I was a camp counselor for a summer a few years back, and honestly, it’s the best and worst job you can ever have. It’s so frustrating but so rewarding at the same time. I can’t wait to hear all of your camp stories! I’ve really been wanting to read Landline! I love Rainbow Rowell but still haven’t gotten my hands on this book yet.

    • Thanks Tiffany! I’m so excited for the summer!

  • You’ll be an awesome camp counselor!!

  • I love round ups! May was a good month!


    Tamara –

  • May is just flying by way too fast for me. :)

    • I know! I can’t believe it’s basically over!

  • That’s awesome that your brother is already committed to a college! Congrats to him! Also, can you believe we’re about to start JUNE?!

    How 2 Wear It []

    • NOT AT ALL! I can’t believe how fast May flew by. And thanks Morgan, we’re all so proud of him!

  • Thanks for the shout out Kayla! I’m a camp counselor this summer too! I’d love to hear some stories about your experiences because I’m sure you’ll have a blast! Camp life is the best life.

    • Of course! Are you working at a day camp or an overnight camp?

      • Overnight. I’ll be living there all summer. How about you?

        • Oh that’s fun! I’m working at a day camp so I won’t have to live there, but I’m still really excited! Hope you have a great summer :)

  • Woo okay like 10 things (and sorry I didn’t comment on this when you first published it) –

    1. So excited that your brother is going to Virginia. A ton of me and Gabby’s friends go there, and they love it!
    2. I’m so excited for you to be a counselor, I know you’re going to kill it! I talk about my time as a camp counselor all the time – it was honestly such a fun summer!
    3. I may or may not steal your dog while you’re gone
    4. Thanks for The Swirl shoutout!
    5. So so so excited to see what you have in store these next few months, especially your planner post!

    Okay so maybe not 10 things, but still a lot lol // Hannah

    • Hahaha Hannah you crack me up!

      1. He’s sooo hype to go there, he toured the campus and LOVED it. I’ve never been there but hopefully I’ll be able to check it out soon!
      2. I’m so excited to be a counselor! I’m working with preschoolers and I can’t wait. They’re such a fun age, I’m just hoping I don’t get burnt out too quickly lol.
      3. LOL I miss her so much already and I haven’t even been gone for a week
      4. You’re welcome!
      5. I’m so excited to PUBLISH my planner post! It has been torture waiting for these last few planners to arrive but I can’t wait to show y’all what I’ve got!