Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hello lovies!
Linking up with Michelle like always for OHP.

Let's get pinning :]

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Can't wait to see what everyone else pinned! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Goals [2013] & Guest Hosting

Hi Ladies!

I am co-hosting the Super Sunday Sync today with Dawn & Kera!
Lucky me :]
If you're stopping by from the link-up, welcome!
Check out my about me page to learn more about me & be sure to let me know you're new so I can check out your blog as well.. I love meeting new people! :]

Last year I made a list of about 8 new years resolutions/goals & I followed through with most of them.
This year I have waaaay more & I'm holding myself responsible for ALL of them.
I'm excited for what this year has in store :]
PS- I know I'm more than a little late posting these, but hey.. Better late than never, right?

My goals for 2013 are:
Get fit / reach my goal weight
Cook one new meal each week
Get organized & STAY organized
Get all A's & B's [mostly A's]
Move into a new place
Drink more water
Keep up with Wrinkles pictures each month
Keep my nails painted / manicured all year long
Read at least 25 new books
Save more money
Create an inpiration board
Have a successful blog
Get a nice camera & learn how to use it

There they are. I've got a full year to keep up with these & I'll keep y'all updated as the year progresses!

I cannot for the life of me get the link to work!
I've been trying since 8 am & it just WILL NOT WORK for me :(
Pleeeeease go here, here, or here if you'd like to link-up!
Thanks ladies!

Happy Sunday Y'all :]

Friday, February 15, 2013


Happy Friday Loves!
I don't know about you but I am SO glad it's the weekend.

one: my birchbox & glam bag came on the same day this month! felt like Christmas :)
two: pre-valentines delicious drinks with my love at pappadeaux!
three: my pretty valentine themed nails
four: making Wrinkles hang a sign around his neck saying "will you be my valentine" to surprise Darren with :)
five: my valentines goodies from D. He knows me so well! New sandals from target & luke bryan!!

How was your week?
Linking up with Lauren!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SPD [Texas Edition]

Hey y'all!
Happy Valentines Day!
It's Thursday, which can only mean one thing..
It's time for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. with Katie & Steph! :]

This week I decided to make a Texas canvas.
I was born in Ohio (& I love love love Ohio too)
BUT... Texas has my heart!

Here's my pinspiration:

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

What you'll need:

*red & blue paint
*paint brushes
*white paint pen
*canvas (I chose an 8x11)

What you do:

Step 5: Add the words. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures when I was in the process of writing the words, so all I have is the final creation.

My Version:

and you may have noticed I added a heart on there..
That's because I'm a little partial to my city, Houston :]

Hope you guys love it as much as I do!
Can't wait to go see what everyone else made! ;]

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Goooood Morning!
& Happy Wednesday :]

I've been pinning like crazy lately so I've got a TON of favorites to share with y'all today!
Linking up with my favorite, Michelle!

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

That's all I've got for ya!
Come back tomorrow for my latest SPD project!
gotta put all these pins to good use ;]

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ramblings, a winner & some insta pics!

Well, well, well... look who is actually blogging!
After being M.I.A. for about two weeks I'm back for good.
A LOT has been going on around here lately..

Just to give you a short glimpse:
-my parents went to court for a custody battle over my brother & sister & I had to testify
-Darren got a new car
-I got laid off due to a reduction in workforce
-I signed up for my first ever "sort of" marathon [the graffiti run]
-I was asked to be a bridesmaid in my good friend Ashley's wedding
-Darren's best friend finally set a date for his wedding
-we've been apartment hunting

I don't want to go into depth on EVERYTHING or this post would go on forever & ever.
Basically, testifying was awful & I would prefer to NEVER do it EVER again.

Darren got a green 2012 Kia Soul & LOVES it. (& so do I!)

I lost my job last Friday.
***quick sidenote: I just so happened to be wearing a shirt that said "everything will be amazing" when I got laid off. just awesome haha***
My company was recently bought out by a larger company & I was told that "my position was no longer needed." Three other people in my department were laid off as well, including my manager. 
I'm not too sure what I'll do next... For now, I'll be a full time blogger ;]

I'm excited to do the graffiti run! I start the couch to 5k program tomorrow! Wish me luck!

& I have a dilemma. 
One of my good friends, Ashley, asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.
Her wedding happens to be the same day that Darren's best friend, Matt & Darren is the best man.
One wedding is in Houston & one is in Austin.. so it's impossible to make an appearance at both.
I want to be in Ashley's wedding, but I also don't want to miss Matt's wedding. 
Decisions, decisions.

Enough rambling... on to the good stuff!
I know this took me entirely too long to announce, but we have a winner for my $50 target gift card!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Doneida!
I'll be emailing you shortly! So sorry it took me so long!

& I think I'll leave y'all with a photo recap since it's been a few weeks..
if you follow me on insta, sorry.. you've probably already seen all of these!
if not, you can follow me @kristenn26 :]

 darren & I celebrated our 4 year anniversary!
 some of the crafts I've done recently!
 EYB with my besties!
 my first rockets game, signed up for the graffiti run & the shirt I was wearing when I was laid off!
darren & wrinky, one of my good friends, Chelsea at her baby shower, new nails, & goodies in my birchbox & glam bag this month!

***never, ever, ever buy nail polish from francescas! I loveee their clothes & jewelry, but I painted my nails with their nail polish & the very next day 9/10 nails were chipped terribly. Save yourself the $6!***

anddd I'm out.
I'm exhausted.
Come back tomorrow for OHP!