Holiday Gift Guide | Under $25

Doing Christmas on a budget can be difficult, especially when you want to find something that shows you put some thought into it. Today, I’ve rounded up some great gifts all under $25. These gifts are great as stand alone…

Blondie

If you’re not following me on Instagram, then you may not know that I’ve recently made some changes in my life. I moved, quit my job, started watching my nephew full-time during the week, and I dyed my hair blonde.…

Monthly Playlist | October 2016

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared a monthly playlist, so I thought before the month is over I would share a few of the songs that have been getting a lot of play from me this month. Since…

Lessons Learned from Moving

Two weeks ago, we moved into a new place. It’s still not a home that we own, but it’s a home nonetheless and one that we plan to stay in as long as possible. Though we’re really happy here and…

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

It’s been over a month since I’ve posted a new blog post. That may seem like a normal occurrence for some, but to me, the girl who used to post six days a week religiously, it was so far from…

Life Lately

I don’t feel like I’ve been busier than normal these past few weeks, but somehow my priorities have changed a little bit. I’ve come to realize that there’s no point in me blogging when I’m feeling uninspired, I need sleep,…

What I’ve Learned from 4 Years of Marriage

Four years ago today, I married my sweet husband, Christopher. We’ve had a pretty easy time of it given that we’ve only had to move once (since our first place), haven’t had kids yet, and we still love each other…

Monthly Playlist | June 2016

It’s time for another monthly playlist! This month has been great for discovering songs that will see me through the summer. Like the rest of the world, I’m obsessed with the new single, “HandClap” from Fitz and the Tantrums and…

Kristipalooza

I have always loved my birthday. I never had elaborate parties, but I always had special dinners with my family, or small parties with close friends. When I was fifteen or sixteen, I decided that my birthday needed to last…

Thoughts on Graduating from University

Though I finished classes in December, I had my convocation yesterday. Sitting in the gym as the ceremony was taking place, I was reminded of one of the first times I had been in that gym, during my freshmen orientation.…

Living Room Update Wish List

Since we bought our new couch last fall, we haven’t done anything new to our living room. With summer coming up, and because I spend so much time in the living room (watching Netflix, writing, etc), I’m feeling antsy to…