• Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Beatin’ the Heat in Arizona: Our Baby Moon!

    My husband and I had a BLAST celebrating our “babymoon” in Arizona! I love that each trip brings us closer together as we experience new sceneries and exciting adventures with each another. Sounds so cheesy but it’s true! Andrew and I stayed at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort for 5 days. This place blew us away! I have to say, Sanctuary is officially on my list of top three resorts. It has an exceptional spa, a lively restaurant, and let’s not forget the infinity pool! The location is settled in Paradise Valley, Arizona on Camelback Mountain where the scenery is a complete desert paradise. The staff at Sanctuary are very attentive and…

  • Wellness

    6 Positive Ways to Kick-Start Your Morning

      1. Give Thanks  I found that starting the day with a grateful heart completely sends my mind into positive overdrive. There’s no one on this planet of ours that has a perfect life or has reached completeness. Each one of us has our hangups and stressors that can make life difficult. But taking the time to reflect on little nuggets of positivity at the start of the day can bring you joy and even lead to being a blessing to someone else. Appreciating that you have breath in your lungs, you’re employed, or you have a hot cup of coffee waiting to be brewed :p can remind you that there…

  • Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Gender Reveal: We’re Having A…

    A few weeks ago, my husband and I had no intuitive feeling about what our baby’s gender was. I suppose we were still processing the reality of expecting a real baby and we chose not to anticipate the gender. However, I had heard plenty of old wives tales about how to identify the gender. For instance: Carrying low means it’s a girl and high means it’s a boy, and craving salty foods means it’s a boy and craving fruit means it’s a girl (cold fruit is my new BFF by the way). Well, this week Andrew and I went to my 20-week anatomy scan, and… The verdict is in: we’re having a BABY BOY. cue ugly cry…

  • Lifestyle,  My Cancer Story

    WE’RE PREGNANT!

    WE’RE PREGNANT! Okay, so maybe you’ve already known for a while due to my posts on social media but we’re expecting our first child! Looking back, it’s funny how things work out. In February, I was afraid that we’d have more trouble conceiving even after my operations. Before we discovered that we were expecting, we sat down in our living room and discussed our family plans. Plan A: Continue to hope and try for a baby for at least a year. If that didn’t work out, then we’d result to Plan B: contact my doctor to discuss IVF. However, unbeknownst to us, we were already pregnant! The following Saturday I had…

  • Food

    Nana Goodness Gracious

    Although it’s rainy and cold here in the Bay Area lately, I’ve been NEEDING nana ice cream (I mean seriously, summertime come through!). And let me tell you, I’ve had some serious cravings for pecans! So I thought why not pair nanas and pecans together!? This recipe is packed with protein and tons of vitamins to nourish your body & soul! Tools: High-speed blender or food processor Ingredients:  2-3 frozen bananas dash of cinnamon plant-based vanilla protein powder (I used Sun Warrior protein powder) 8 oz. of almond milk Don’t forget to garnish with pecans and a few goji berries! Enjoy! With Love,  

  • Lifestyle

    What Went Down in Portland

    For the past few weeks, homework has had me swamped! I haven’t had time to finish up a few business projects or even post on my blog! (inhale, exhale) 🙂 So last weekend, Andrew and I took a trip to Portland to surprise my sister as she competed to win the title of Miss Washington. Neither of us had ever been to Portland, so we were thrilled to embark on this trip! After 11+ hours of driving from the Bay Area to Portland, we finally arrived at the lush city! Our puppy, Ranger, did SO good considering this was his longest car ride ever. We stayed at the Hilton downtown, and boy let me…

  • Lifestyle

    Outfit of the Day: I’m Thinkin’ Blazers

    Ahh, my FIRST style post! Not nerve-racking at all right? 🙂 If you know my personality well, this is definitely out of my comfort zone as I’m usually the one behind the camera! But that’s the self-challenge that I took on this year, plus getting better organized but I’ll talk about that in a different post. Okay, moving on to the  REAL reason you’re here! My style is pretty minimalistic. I don’t own a purse and I love the idea of simple jewelry. I’ll choose comfort over compromise any day! However, I do enjoy getting dressed up every once in a while, plus I like a cute outfit that’s topped with a blazer.…

  • Uncategorized

    Welcome to kkjacobson.com!

    Hello and welcome! I started this blog last summer with the intention of making it a vegan food blog. However, things took a turn when I was diagnosed last fall with ovarian cancer. This little corner of the web became an outlet during my moments of trials as I underwent surgeries to remove the cancer. As of this January, I’m cancer-free! (Hallelujah!) But that certainly doesn’t mean that my blog will stop! Please expect to see posts on Christian living, vegan recipes, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle updates along the way. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for this new endeavor! *Update: I’ve recently decided to focus this blog on…

  • Top 5 Books I Read in 2017 by Kayla Jacobson
    Lifestyle

    Top 5 Books I Read in 2017

    Prior to last year, my reading list consisted of self-help, non-fiction, and Christian living books in addition to what I read for school (hello Organizational Leadership major!). Talk about staying in the books! Now, don’t get me wrong I believe those books are great but I was growing bored of the style and in need of change. I wanted something fresh and a creative new story to finish my evenings with. That frustration led me to fiction books, and the rest is history! *Peep, I’m sort of a Francine Rivers fan! Here is my top reading list of 2017: Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers The…

  • Lifestyle

    New Year, New Hair-Do: Box Braids

      Confession: I haven’t had braids in TEN years! Yes, let’s repeat that ten! I’m sure some of you are wondering why. I guess a few bad experiences left me feeling a little burnt regarding my salon experiences. In addition to this, I wasn’t a personal fan of hair extensions either. (Disclaimer: I’m not against those that love something a little extra!) However, for the past few months, I’ve had a little spark inside me that has desired to revisit braids. Mostly because I’m SO over my hair. I’m thankful for the hair that I have but your girl needs a break! I absolutely love my new hair-do and can’t…