Hi!  My name is Kolina and I live in Illinois with my amazing husband, Zach, and our golden doodle named Ipo.  I was born and raised in central Missouri (M-I-Z!) and miss home like crazy!  I started this blog as an outlet to share my many passions including my favorite fashion and beauty tips, my favorite recipes and everything in between.  The name of my blog holds a special meaning in my heart.  When I was little, one of my favorite books was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and my dad would read it to me all of the time (thanks, Dad!).  In the book, all of the letters of the alphabet are trying to reach the top of the coconut tree, but since there is not enough room for all of them, the tree bends and they all fall down.  Aren’t we all trying to get to the top of the metaphorical “coconut tree?” This blog is that pinnacle for me, and my goal is to share with you the things that make me smile or bring a little joy to my life.  I hope to inspire each and every one of you who takes time to read this blog. See you at the top of the coconut tree!