New Things To Come

Hey everyone!!

It’s been about a good year since I’ve done anything with this blog. Lots have happened since I last wrote and if you are interested I can do a blog post about everything. BUT! I have been thinking a lot about where I want this blog to go and what I want it to be about. I started this with wanting it to be about several things. I have lots of interests and ideas and tips but I was finding it a little difficult to write about them all.

So while I am still passionate about the things I have written about on here I am thinking about changing things up a bit and trying to stick with only one thing. Maybe from time to time writing about other things as they come along but really only sticking to one thing.

I have had my etsy shop for some time now and it hasn’t really gone anywhere since I’ve started it so I am really thinking and praying about whether or not I should just focus all my attention to growing my business. I really love to create and lately I have been finding myself making more and doing more with that hobby instead of doing beauty related things. I still totally love all things makeup of course and will talk about whats new and exciting sometimes but I feel like my attention has totally been focused on making things.

I know I don’t have a huge following on here but I would love to share more of what I make and how to make things. I have shared a little bit and have shared my etsy store on here in the past (just click the SHOP link) but I think it’s time for a bit of a change and redirection.

Anyway! That’s my thought as of now. If you have any input or advice for me please leave a comment and if you’d like to know about what has been going on this past year let me know! As always thank you for taking the time to read my blog!!

 

XOXO

Kristy

Life Update: Moving!!

Hey everyone.

I just wanted to give a little life update and as you can see by the title…

WE’RE MOVING!!!

There is a long story of how this all came to be and I’ve been sitting here typing it all out and as I was reading back what I wrote, I just felt like it was super long and kind of boring. There has been a lot of emotions rolling around and I was going to put that all in here but thought maybe some of you wouldn’t really want to be bothered by all of that. So, to keep it short, me and Kyle have been praying a lot about this move and I can honestly say that this is a total God thing. Moving to be closer to my family has been something I have dreamed about for years. I’ve lived away from my brother sister practically my whole life and as we have gotten older, we have only grown closer so it has become quite hard to say good-bye to them and my nephews and everyone else.

Not to say that it is going to be easy to say good-bye to Kyle’s family or the two nephews I have down here because that is going to be way hard. For nearly the last 3-4 years, they are who I have depended on and have leaned on, being that the family I lived with or near had to move or we had to move and made it more difficult to spend time with. So, it’s going to be really hard to say bye to them. I am so thankful for the relationships that have been made stronger because of the life events that have happened. I don’t feel like Kyle’s family are just my in-laws, they are truly my family and I love them so much!!

So for those of you that don’t know, we are moving to Oregon. We try to make yearly trips, even if it’s only once a year and we will be trying to do the same to come back to California. We first planned on trying to start our own store up there but sometimes God throws something in your lap that you just have to try. So that is what sort of happened. Kyle worked really hard on his business plan and had things printed out to show a couple of investors and then a job opportunity fell into his lap and we talked about it and felt like it wasn’t going to hurt to try for it. So if he gets it, that will be amazing and a huge relief for our financial stability and if it doesn’t work out then that is okay too. We will continue to try to open our store and of coarse in either situation be praying and asking for guidance. If he does end up getting the job then that will give us a little extra time to put more thought and plan into our store because that is still something we both really want to try to do. It would be awesome for extra income eventually.

The move went from maybe in like 2 years or more, to this year! It’s been crazy how much God has shown us. Everything has been falling into place for the move to happen as soon as it is. It’s funny because last May was the first time we felt like God was telling us that it was going to happen. It wasn’t an “if” anymore, it was a “when” that was the question. The when became maybe September/October of this year to maybe the end of August to April then finally it’s going to happen in May. It’s amazing what you will begin to see when you pray about something and you tell God “I trust you”. Which is exactly what we have been doing and continue to try to do. Sometimes it’s a struggle to let go and trust God but once you are able to it’s so amazing what God shows you.

So lately I’ve just been getting things that we aren’t using that much packed up and going through things and trying to get rid of stuff or donate stuff. It’s kind of hard trying to decide what you will pack up this far ahead of time. I’ve got our bookcases packed and even though I don’t read a whole lot, I’ve been finding that I am in the mood to read. It’s funny how things like that happen. I’ve even got all of my nail polish stuff packed up along with most of my makeup. I left enough out so that if I do need to put makeup on I will have what I need but as far as my collection goes, it’s all packed up! It was so hard deciding what I want to have left out.

So with that said, I do have pics of the last time I did my makeup that I plan on posting on here. I’m just trying to figure out what to call it. I feel like it pretty much looks like my “go to” look since it’s brown eye shadows and nothing crazy. So we will see.

That’s pretty much it for now. Once we are getting closer to the big move I might do another post about it or something. Life is crazy with all the ups and downs and if there is something you are struggling with, the best advise I can give is to pray and keep praying about it. Tell yourself and God that you trust Him. Ask for God to open and close doors and to give you peace about something if the answer is no. God’s plan for you is much better than the plan you have for yourself.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

XOXO

Kristy

A Quick Note

Hey Everyone.

Just wanted to post a little note. Sorry I haven’t been posting much these past few days. I’ve been having issues with my back hurting and have been trying to get it to feel better.

I will be posting soon though! Maybe a little “Life Update” or my “Go To” makeup look or something. But in the meantime, go ahead and check out my etsy shop! Just give a little click on my “Shop” button and it should take you straight to my shop. I just added 3 new listings! Feel free to share and like and follow my shop to stay up to date with what I am creating!

Thanks!!

XOXO

Kristy

Just A Little Update

Hey guys.

I know its been forever since I’ve posted anything, so I wanted to do a little update. So pretty much I’ve just been a little uninspired lately, to be honest. When I first started this blog I thought I’d have so much to share all the time and reality set in and it’s just not that way. I wanted to share my love of makeup mostly and share tips and makeup looks and while I still do want to do those things, I feel like a number of things have sort of prevented me from being motivated. For one, it’s been crazy hot here and it has totally made me not want to put anything on my face. Second, makeup can cost a lot and right now we are on a budget and I have to be good. Which is totally fine because what we are trying to do is way more important.

The other thing that has totally made me lazy is the fact that we have fallen off the healthy wagon. I know, it’s horrible. We are trying to get back on track. I am so sick of feeling tired and sluggish. Again, since it’s been so hot, I have NOT wanted to be in the kitchen cooking at all, so that’s really not good! It’s not that we have been eating out every day but just more of not making an effort to really make something completely healthy for us. Like I said, we are trying to get back on track and stick to it.

Also eating healthier is better for my pcos, so I have really got to start doing better. Sorry if this is TMI (too much info) but yeah, I have not had a period for 5 months now. I was supposed to start last month and it never came. I have taken several pregnancy tests and they all came back negative. I know it has so much to do with the way I have been eating. I have an app called Glow and it tracks everything for you and there are polls on there too and recently I saw one concerning pcos and as i was reading some of the other women’s comments of their struggles trying to get pregnant, my heart just hurt for them. I’m in the same boat. We have been trying for so long. So many people are so lost since there is very little information about it. There is currently no cure for it, just little things you can do to help calm the symptoms. All I have been able to really notice is that when I eat better, my symptoms are better. So, if there is anyone out there that doesn’t know where to start, start there. Start eating more veggies like broccoli and spinach. Any dark green, leafy veggie will be better for you. Give it a couple of months and I know you will start to see some change. I’m always on the lookout for tips and ways to help pcos and will share what I find. I know it’s not a comfortable situation to talk about but the more we share the better chances for a cure.

Other things that are going on are our trip to Oregon in a couple of weeks. I’m so excited for that! It’s going to be a lot of fun. My cousin is moving out next week. I’m so happy for him but sad at the same time. I’ve gotten so used to having him around that I feel like I’m not going to really know what to do with myself when he’s gone. It’s going to be a little weird not having anyone live with us anymore. I know that sounds weird but we literally have had someone live with us over the last 4 years and on the 28th of this month we will be married for 5 years! We’ve always wanted to help out family when we could and God has just opened the door for us to help out by having a roommate. So I kind of feel like God has just given us the opportunity to focus on us for a while. It’s going to be good. Good things are just happening for everyone this year.

And probably the biggest event happening this year is that my little sister is getting MARRIED!! That’s happening in November. It’s going to be so great!

So I guess that’s it. That’s what has been going on lately. I feel like it’s more mentally and emotionally stressful things that are happening. I really can’t wait for our trip! I can’t wait to hug my nephews and spend time with my family! I’m going to try to make more of an effort in posting more. I also am going to start talking about other things like skin, hair and nails. I have been really into knitting and crocheting so if anyone wants to see things I’m working on I can post on that as well and of course health and pcos.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for checking out my blog.

XOXO

Kristy