Monday, May 30, 2016

Central West End

Photographs taken by Kelly, Maggie and Molly Nash 

The doofykooks are reunited!!! This was our first photoshoot of the summer-simplistic attire, a little bit of paint, and the perfect wall to showcase it. We escaped to one of the chicest spots in Saint Louis, the Central West End, and explored the cobblestone streets and alleyways. We of course, got our caffeine fix at Coffee Cartel, the best coffee around. It felt too good to be back with the sistas, laughing our heads off, in the place we love. Happy Summer doofs! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kell Bell is 20!!

The original. The doof. The crazy. The kook. The Kelly.
Without her, there is nothing, and with her there is so much.  Without this doofykook, there might not be the doofykooks and with that we are proud to announce that our little flower is now a twenty year old woman.  
The definition of an adult is: a person who is fully grown or developed.  Although she may be fully grown, our Kelly is only at the start of her development.  She offers the best insight and advice one could wish for, laughters and cackles that people die to hear, and the wittiness and curiosity of a young adolescent.  She has developed into the most free-spirited, kind-hearted person I know, and we are so lucky to have had her graciously walking on this Earth rotating around the sun twenty times now.  See, our Kelly is not an adult, and although the twenty year old label may say so, it is not true.  
Twenteen.  This is Kelly, young at heart, a woman who will never grow old, and a woman who will always shine brighter than the stars.  
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.  Life is eternal.  We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.  This is a precious moment.  It is a little parenthesis in eternity."
-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 

The happiest of birthdays to the doofiest sister Kelly!! She is the building block of the blog and is the reason we do everything we do.  She inspires us everyday to be a more creative, curious, intuitive, eccentric, and simply better person.  Keelz is the original doof and she has impacted so many people in her 2 decades of living!! We can't wait to see what she'll do next! Check out some wild shots of Kelly! :)) <3

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to the original doof!! Our mom has inspired and encouraged us every day of our lives. Her creativity and spunkiness always bring a smile to anyone's face, whether it's her grade-schoolers in art class who ADORE her, or us three doofs, who love her craziness more than anything. We wouldn't be who we are without her, and we can't thank her enough for everything she does for us. She is truly AMAZING. So happy Mother's Day Mom, and to all the moms out there who play one of the hardest but most valuable and imperative roles out there!! 
Love, The Doofykooks 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


The other day I was reading an interview, and the words, "our energy animates this reality" really stood out to me. It brought me back to one of my favorite quotes by Buddha, "The mind is everything; what you think you become." This quote is kind of a revolving door of quotes for me. The more I have thought about the quote, the more I have come to believe in its truth, and the more I've done that, the better I have been able to unify my mind with that which I want to become. It all connects. Just like when you are younger and your parents told you that you are what you eat, the thoughts you have correlate directly to who you end up being. In relation to the first quote, the person you become eventually emanates an energy into the world. Every choice you make, every word you speak, even the hidden emotions and soulful energy you don't know you put out there, really does animate this reality we happen to be in. There are many realities...everyone has their own really, and it's pretty amazing to think about the fact that all of our energies are kind of bouncing around each other, animating the realities around us. I've changed so much just in the past school year, and a lot of that has come from believing what Buddha said, and determining my own reality, forming the person I want to become. It's not easy, and I'm not sure it ever stops. We are constantly thinking new things, hopefully improving ourselves, and in general, a person's outlook on things will change as does everything. On top of that, it is so much easier to fight our thoughts, as it is usually simpler to take the easiest route and hinder our self-improvement in the process. That is something I work towards every day now...not taking the quickest route but instead taking my time to decide what will be best for me, and making healthier choices whether that involve food, sleep, working out, painting for hours, or buying a dress that I'll feel great in. We tend to get caught up in the tasks of our days, the needs of others, and past and future events, forgetting the most important thing: ourselves.

These are just some ramblings I wanted to share, especially for those of you that have hectic lives right now with school finishing up, and finals taking over everything. I encourage you to look past it all and focus on yourself for a minute, an hour, a day... a
nd in general, I hope to impress upon you the importance of your thoughts, and how your mindset and attitude really do create the person you become. Everything can change with a change in thought, which is insanely cool! So think good thoughts, take care of yourselves, set yourself on a path towards success and happiness, and remember your energy truly animates this reality. -Kelly 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Playlist

It's finally May! The school year is nearly over, summer is in sight, and the doofs are lovin it more than ever. This also means a new playlist for a new month filled with all our favs :)) And we had to start with One Dance by Drake because it is killer and so is the rest of his latest album, which you should check out asap! We've got some other fun-loving songs like Dancing Queen, a classic, My Type by Saint Motel, and Double Bubble Trouble,by M.I.A., which make ya want to dance immediatly. Another insane album drop lately was Kanye West's, called The Life Of Pablo, so we had to include Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1, one of our favorites. There are some slower, sweeter tunes from Coldplay, Fismoll, Flume, Sales, and the Beatles of course. All of these, among some other new finds that we can't stop jammin to! So check it out and follow our Spotify: thedoofykooks to find playlists for literally ANY mood. Happy May!!!


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