Here I sit, in a house in Austell, Georgia, empty for all but a few belongings to get me through tomorrow afternoon, when I will depart for my and my husband's new home in Clermont, Florida. This past year -- wow, it's been quite the ride. I don't think I have grown more as a… Continue reading Sitting In My Empty House
2014 will go down as one of the worst years of my life. No, make it THE worst. A few bright spots, for sure, but losing my dad in January, then losing a job in August, then moving out-of-state for a new job in October while dealing with said losses simultaneously...well, it all made the latter half… Continue reading See Ya, 2014! Looking Ahead
"The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." -Marjorie Pay HinckleyIt's hard to put into words what a journey these past few months have been.I continue to see little things that remind me of Dad everywhere I go. I feel him when I eat his favorite foods, experience… Continue reading Enjoying the Journey
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference… Continue reading My 2013 in Review: Connecting the Dots of my Future
If money were no object, I would:-First and foremost, pay off all debts and student loans for myself and my husband. -Buy a house here in Florida, and get a new living room and bedroom set from Ethan Allen.-Buy a Gameday condo in Tuscaloosa and get on the list to upgrade our season tickets.-Trade my Nissan… Continue reading If Money Were No Object
I am.... More casual than dressy. More classic than trendy. Probably will never have a tattoo. A collector of Nike shorts, Disney Blu-Rays, and sorority memorabilia. Long hair, not short. Natural dark blonde coloring vs. highlights of the past. Dogs, not cats. Dark chocolate AND milk chocolate. Just a few close friends to lean on, but… Continue reading Kristen at 30
In 2011, I came up with a list of 30 things I wanted to do by the time I turned 30. It was a lofty list, for me, at least. But at the time, I thought I had more than 2 years to complete it, and back then, I didn't think I would be moving… Continue reading 30 Before 30: Fail. But Ongoing.
Here's the TV shows I keep up with these days: Drama: -Nashville. A special mention here -- I highly, highly recommend Nashville on ABC, y'all! The acting, music, production and plot are all a solid A. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere each ear...
My Happy List: January 20131. Mango pup2. Walt Disney World3. Flip-flops4. A great book5. Salt air6. Hydrangeas7. A whole day off with my hubs8. An unexpected gift9. Caramel10. The Crimson Tide11. My sorority13. My nephews14. Our April 2009 weddin...
I Am a Princess on Disney Video Disney put together this great video celebrating girls and what being a princess is really all about -- being strong, trustworthy, compassionate, brave, and loving. Thank you, Disney, for reminding us that "princess...