Thanks for coming by my little corner of the internet and checking out my blog

I created The Southwestern Prepster to be my little place to relax, release my creativity, and share a bit of my journey as I try to conquer Life one step at a time: from my time at Arizona State University to wherever else the world takes me!

Life can get crazy, and sometimes it can be boring, but I’m trying to teach myself to love all the little moments that come in between the big ones. Hope you enjoy my blog!

Catch you next time


Interested in guest posting, sponsorships, or just have general questions?

Get in touch by email {thesouthwesternprepster@gmail.com}!

I love staying organized and on-top of things, so email is the best way to get in touch with me! I have an open mind so let me know what you're thinking and we will see what we can do.

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  1. You are TOO CUTE! I love your sweet blog, you are such a sweetheart and it comes through in every single post! I hope you had the Merriest Christmas, doll :)


    1. Aww, thank you so much! I love you and your blog, and your compliments really mean a lot to me! Happy new year!
      xx, Mikkaela

  2. I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Head on over to my blog to check it out...
    Rachel | TheQuirkyCollegiate

  3. Love your blog, and you are too cute!! I am a senior in high school in Phoenix, go AZ!!



  4. Just discovered your blog and I'm obsessed! It's seriously too cute! Looking forward to reading more.

    Xo, Kate // asprinkleofkate.blogspot.com

    1. Aww, thank you! I love your blog so that means a lot! :)

  5. I just found your cute little blog! You're so beautiful and so is you're little corner of the internet! You've got yourself a new follower!

    Anna :)

  6. I just did a little stalking on your page because I could tell you were Filipino, but was't sure! Haha. I am also Filipino, woo hah :)


  7. You're adorable Mikkaela! Seriously love your blog.

    xx Maria | mariainmay.blogspot.com

  8. This is an adorable blog! I used to live in the Southwest (Durango, CO) and I miss it dearly!

    Ane | Basque Prep

  9. I absolutely love your college advice and I read all of it. I have a blog of my own and our blog inspires me so much!

  10. Really nice Mikkaela! I got to your cute little corner of the world while looking for the end of the internet.... Instead, look at the surprise I got! I'm a bit older than you, but your posts are articulate and appeal to a wide audience. I'm looking forward to reading more. Happy new year! Adrienne

  11. I just discovered your blog through Pinterest and I am in love with it! You're one of the people that inspired me to create me own!

    Mine is located at peacefulpenthouse.blogspot.com (:


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