Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Finding Your Niche..

Politics, Pearls, and Monograms was born just over two years ago. The idea for Politics, Pearls, and Monograms was to be a lifestyle blog that not only was sharing outfit ideas and recipes but current events and inspirational messages as well. I do believe that some of my post have been amazing moving pieces that was received well by the readers. I also believe though as a writer I have more to offer.

The problem with anything in life is taking the time to be good at whatever it is that you want to do. I find myself putting my time and energy into so many things that I never really hone in on the things that I am truly the most passionate about. As we wrap up this year and get ready to head into the next year my goal is to take the time each week and start writing meaningful pieces that matter and concentrate on building Politics, Pearls, and Monograms. Life is short and never promised to us so why not make today the day I start new and fresh.

I am looking forward to the closing of this year and the start of a new year. It feels like just yesterday I was celebrating 2015. Cheers to new beginnings and to taking the time to do what we love.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

| Tis the season |

My favorite season is just around the corner. No I'm not talking about the leather and lace good old southern game of football, though that does start this weekend! (Go Gators) I'm talking about the political girls heaven. Campaign season. 

These past couple weeks have been nothing but a whirl wind. I took a step in a direction I was unsure of and I made a decision I was scared to death about. The promising thing is though the future is looking bright! 

Just over a month ago I left Tallahassee and moved back towards home to take a position with not only one of the youngest legislators but the youngest female legislator in Florida. The transition has been an interesting one but at the end of the day I feel it had been an amazing opportunity to work with someone who is so inspiring to me everyday. 

This past Friday was the campaigns kick off fundraiser for next years election. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be a member of such an encouraging team working for the same common goal! Conservative politics with a voice of truth. What these next couple months even years hold for me I don't know. What I do know is bough God has a plan and right now all I need to do is be servant and let him guide me. 

I hope your Labor Day weekend is off to a great start! 


[A fresh voice for Florida Politics] 

[my biggest supporters] 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

|Skinny Mint|

   Coming to a mail box near me is Skinny Mint tea and I am very excited to try the new craze. Skinny mint offers two different teatox programs one last for 14 days and one last for 28 days. I purchased the 14 day teatox to dip my toes in the water. 

The program comes with morning teas and evening teas that you pair with a healthy diet and exercise to see the best results. To kick off my teatox I had to purchase a oh so cute tea infuser and an awesome mug from Ashley Brooke Designs  to "properly" execute this teatox. Lets be honest I just needed a good reason to do some shopping for cute extras and this was the perfect one. 

Well I am highly anticipating the Skinny Mint arrival and look forward to sharing with you my progress and thoughts on the program. Hope you are having a lovely Thursday! 
 Miss. Politics, Pearls, and Monograms 

Blogger Hiatus..

Well ladies I'm back in action and just in time for summer. Life in the BIG OLD CAPITAL has kept me busy these past couple weeks but summer time is here and so are my adventures. I think it is only fair to recap for you what has been going on these past couple weeks and then leave you with what's to come:

Session 2015; So as you already know by from my title I am a lover of the political variety. So these past couple weeks have been filled with Session which is when the House and Senate meet to discuss and pass laws for the coming year. This session here in Florida we have seen it all from medical marijuana. alimony, and school testing. Here are a few photos from my session and spring semester:

Along with session this spring semester I turned the big 20. Ok so maybe it's not like super monumental but I am officially no longer a teenager. Bring on my golden years and some awesome memories.

So what's next for Miss. Politics, Pearls, and Monograms? Well Summer classes are a thing unfortunately but fortunately enough mine are all online leaving me room still for a pretty spectacular summer. I plan on making many trips to St. George Island, making a pit stop in Panama City Beach for some dance and fishing, and honestly just taking this summer and totally enjoying everything that comes my way.

Well I hope as some of you end this spring semester or whatever it is you may do that you too have a great summer. I can't wait to share all my stories and hear all of yours!

Until Next time XOXO,
 Miss. Politics, Pearls, and Monograms

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Flash Back Friday: Nationals year 2

{2013 Officers rocking out}

It's that time of year again. Time to bring out the green and gold, practice our best cheerleader screams, and support a group of girls who have dedicated not only the last few months but years to this moment. It's nationals weekend and time to reminisce. Last year when I wrote this post it was one of my most popular post and still is to this day which it should be.The Golden Girls deserve every bit of praise they get for their hardwork and dedication to their sport. (Yes I'm bias and NO I don't care)

{living on the edge of glory with a group of girls I would give it all to be back with}

{2014 girls setting up to kill their Pom routine}

{when you accomplish great things all you can do is smile and enjoy with your sisters} 

{Sophomore year Elvis routine}

For years I took for granted the hours of daily practice, the missed Friday nights, and those horrible early Saturday mornings. What I would give though to be back in that studio with my 22 sisters preparing for a National title and making memories that will last me a lifetime.

{Long Live the walls we crashed through, I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you}

Golden Girls teaches you more than just what it means to be a teammate. It taught me passion for my goals, it taught me focus in my life, and taught me that no matter what I AM JUST THE WOMAN TO DO IT. Mrs. Baker was an instrumental part of all those teachings and to her I am forever grateful. She was my second mother when my mom couldn't be there and pushed me everyday to be a better person. 

{You can't help but smile when being with her} 

{Being a fan with her was a memory I will cherish forever}

To this years girls from Freshman to Seniors I hope you take every moment this weekend and make it the best you can. Stay focused on the ultimate goal but don't forget to enjoy your sisters. You have all worked hard to get to this spot and you all deserve to rejoice in its glory! 
Don't ever forget you didn't get to this moment alone it took your sisters, your coaches, parents, and schools support. 
Seniors be sure to especially enjoy the moment no matter the outcome, this is it girls make your legacy count and don't forget to thank your team it took every single one of you to get to that floor. 

{When you love, work, and play the way we did that year you can't help but cry tears of joy for the glory of the prize}

{I'm on the Edge with YOU}

{Here is that one time we beat The Floyd Central Dazzlers at camp.. Yes that really happened}

To Coach P I'm not sure I have ever shared this with you but you were my dance inspiration since I stepped on to the varsity team. I can remember a distinct practice where you spent a majority of its time sitting and focusing working skills with me my sophomore year. To me that meant the world that someone would take the time to help better me as a dancer and I have made sure to pass on the favor whenever I can. I am beyond excited for you in this new journey you have embarked on and love being able to support you in any way I can and will continue to do so! 

Coach Sasser though I have never danced under your direction I have had the pleasure of knowing you on a personal level! Keep your love and a spunk for the girls because it's infectious, and that is seen by all. You are a hard worker and great role model. 

To the parents, remember this weekend is about the girls! There will be times they forget how much you have done to prepare for this weekend and the time and effort you have put in to make this season happen. Don't fret I promise you one day they will realize all the great things you did for them. As I sat the other night helping make buttons and fan paddles I took a moment in realizing the things my mom had went through to make sure that everything was perfect my nationals weekend. Never once did she complain and still to this day she won't say an ill word about it and volunteers to help whenever she can. Wisdom comes with age and I'm not claiming to be wise I'm just claiming to have grown mature enough to be grateful for my mother and all her time! 

I look forward to watching all you girls and supporting your hardwork. I'm excited to see familiar faces and recount the nationals memories made over the years. This is your time girls go forth and make every minute of it the best that you can. 

Love to you all, 
   One very Proud Alumni, Morgan Kennedy Miller 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


{The moment we take life to seriously is the moment we lose who we are}

Everyday I turn around and another girl or guy I went to school with is getting engaged, married, or having a baby. As joyous and amazing as all these occasions are remember we are only 19/20 years YOUNG! Life is just starting, all those amazing stories we were told about finding ourselves and travelling the world that is this time right here right now.

Now please know that I don't judge you if you are a part of any of the above scenarios. If anything I send my blessing and I wish you the best of luck. Those of you though who think that is what life is about rushing to get married, have kids, and make a life know you have plenty of years to do that. Right now is the time to make mistakes, love hard, and go places beyond what you ever dreamed.

I recently just got out of a three year relationship that I swore was the boy that I would marry. You know it may be but right now he is not the boy for me. I am young, I am vibrant, and I am confident. Being with him though I forgot all those things about me and while getting out of a relationship with him I really forgot those things about myself.

Over the past six months I allowed a boy to control how I thought about myself and even now catch myself worried what he would think. The truth is though it doesn't matter! I have to wake up each morning and look in the mirror and be proud of the things I have done for myself not for others satisfaction.

Over the last six months I had lost my spunk and zest for life. I didn't have goals and I forgot what my dreams were because I was so focused on making sure I kept someone else happy that I forgot to see if I was happy. As the relationship ended I had found myself in such a hurt place that I then threw my time, money, and energy into things that I thought would make me happy but actually were only hurting me more. I was going out constantly and distancing myself from God. I emotionally shopped on the days I felt weak and pushed away my feelings in order to not have to face the issue. This was not the answer though.

Over Christmas my parents sat me down though and had one of their come to Jesus meetings with me about the path I was forging for myself. They told me they were worried cause this was not the Morgan they knew. As it hurt it was also eye opening, I had been suppressing my feelings to not have to deal with them but no one had truly brought it to my attention and that was exactly what this meeting was about.

As I work each day to get back to where I was I realize now that being single is the best thing for me. I have no one to answer to but myself for my actions. I am getting back to loving who I am and laughing. God laughing is the best, I truly enjoy a moment of laugh so hard you cry it is one of the most cleansing feelings of the human body. One of my newest favorites is my gym. Sweat Therapy Fitness, #sweattherapyisthebesttherapy Sweat has really taught me how to love myself again and show me how strong I am not just physically but mentally as well.

{You have to love yourself first}

Fellow young people, take a breath and look around. Life is fast and before you know it, it is all over. Don't allow someone to dictate that for you and don't rush any part of it. Love life and most importantly love yourself. Hope you are having a great Tuesday, I would love to hear yall's comments on the piece and know what you think!

  Morgan Kennedy Miller

Monday, January 26, 2015

{Mr. Michael Mckinley Isaac}

Dear Mr. Michael Mckinley Isaac, 
  Welcome to the world little buddy. For months now we have anticipated your arrival. We have laughed and joked about how you will be one of the smartest little nuggets around and be potty trained by 3 months and self sufficient by 6 months. (No worries dude I won't hold it against you if you don't live up to that, I get your mom is crazy for even thinking its possible.) This is a big day though it is you first day on earth and it will be the best day of your life. 

As your oldest cousin I find that it is my duty to give you a few tips on life and help you out little buddy: 

1. Love your mom and dad: I can't say this enough and you can never love them enough. These two humans will be there for you no matter what happens. On your strongest days and even more on your weakest days these two will love you for every part of you. Yes they will yell and yes they will get upset but that never will surpass the way they love you. So when you get old enough make sure you let them know how much they mean to you. I will tell you now your parents are amazing, no two people are as funny and sarcastic as them and will make you laugh when you need it most. (ok your Aunt Dawn and Uncle Josh can do the same. I mean just wait to you see "Grandpa's" beard it gets me every time.) 

2. Never fear adventure: Seek to live everyday bigger and better than the next. There will be the fear of the unknown but trust me when I say take that leap an go. When you have the chance make every moment the best moment in life and live with out regrets. 

3.Love Pork: Ok this one you won't appreciate for a few years but trust me when I say you are going to want to love pork. Many years ago in a place called Lake Weir where only the finest of humans live there was a national day created. This day we observe is not only the 4th of July and Americas celebration of independence but this is also the day we lake people call Porkapalooza. This is a day of nothing but the finest recipes of pork usually created by our dads. Michael trust me when I day it is never a disappointment. So prepare dude cause you are in for one of the finest treats. 

I won't bore you with a long list just a few things! Dude get excited you are embarking on the greatest adventure; life.  Again I welcome you with open arms and an abundance of love! So excited for you to join us and know you will make a great addition. 

Love you forever and always, 
   Your oldest, smartest, and most beautiful cousin Morgan Kennedy Miller  
(Shh don't tell the other cousins I said that)