Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jamberry Nail Party Tonight

Hey guys!

Tonight at my moms house I am hosting a Jamberry Nail party!
Come have a blast! Anytime between 5-7 pm!

Text me if you need her address. 380.1000

peace and love!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving.

they really are happy to be with me :)

i sure am thankful to be spending the week with my babies.

a real. full update to come.

i hope your all having a fabulously thankful day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

homeshield pest control

most of you know that my darling husband is a pest control salesman.
well tomorrow he and his business partner are having a gym night at a local gymnastics gym.
if you, your husband, your boyfriend, your brother, your dad, your grandpa or your dog are interested in not only having a good time but talking about the possibility of selling next summer come by!
anyone is welcome!
just text me or email me at kyrsten35{at}hotmail{dot}com

let me encourage you by saying... THE BEACH IS AMAZING!!! trust me, i know.

peace and love.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

its about time.

i just applied for graduation and this is how i feel!!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Yard Sale!

We are having a

HUGE yard sale

tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th from 8 am to 4 pm

383 Arabian

Pocatello, ID 83201


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

a week of giveaways

ok so im just updating my blog for ONCE in my life to tell you about a week of giveaways we are doing at sissyprint! we are on day 3 now and have some awesome things to giveaway all week!
come join the fun! you won't be sorry.
oh and i promise i'll update here soon. we have had A LOT going on.
peace and love

Thursday, August 11, 2011

baby ruby.

sams sweet cousins matt and ani have an adorable baby girl named ruby.

ruby is really sick and needs all the prayers she can get.

please join us on her behalf!

prayers work. i know they will appreciate it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

a summer full of:

beach days.
prison break.
late night dinners.
ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, otter pops, skinny cows, italian ice.
missing family time.
the hills.
jillian michaels 30 day shred.
freeway driving.
addie and brit.
pool time.
making new friends.
missing old ones.
inspiration finding.
list making.
and long days of work for the husband.

all in all i would say it has been a pretty amazing summer. i cant believe its over in t-minus 3 days. pocatello here we come!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

good ol' virginia beach.

yes, my blog really needs updated. but i'll be honest it has kind of lost it's zeal for me! although i feel that way here are a few pictures of our virginia beach happenings:

pie in the face at work.

minor league baseball game on the 3rd! lots of fireworks and hotdogs! and the home team won!

sweet adeline! she makes me so happy!
add and brit

we had a grand ol' time

for the 4th we enjoyed a lovely {ok terrible weather} day at the beach with some of our newest friends! our bishop is building this MASSIVE/AMAZING home on the beach front and invited us to come and party! besides the ridiculous amount of rain that happened it was a splendid day! no fireworks though!

yes thats the house behind us!

and i cant recall if i promised i wouldnt post these pictures on here, but i think everyone looks pretty good... minus decker who looks like a creeper! he does that in every picture i take of him! we were so sad that derek and breanne left us! we miss you guys!

we celebrated addies birthday on the 5th. she is amazing. so kind and soooo beautiful. im so lucky that i get to be around her all day everyday! :) i love you!

last weekend we spent the evening enjoying the beach and jelly fish and dolphins again! i love the beach sooo much! and these new friends of ours!

and for a few days addies mom jonas came to visit. she is beautiful and it was lovely having her here. even if it was just for a day!

life is good. my family is coming on wednesday!!!! EEEEEK! i cant wait to show them all of the amazing places around virginia beach that i have grown to love so much!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

the diary of a 'working on it' dieter.

well its been a month since i posted about my new commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

although it has been a TOUGH journey for me, i really feel like i am doing good!

the rules that i said seemed so 'simple' to follow may not be as simple as i'd hoped, but for the most part i feel like i truly am feeling and looking better.

lets start with rule number one:

-you get one free day a week where you can break all the rules! :)-YES IVE DONE VERY WELL at making this happen every week! i definitely enjoy my free day!

-eat 1800 (or less) calories a day- this hasnt been a problem for me. its been pretty easy eating less than 1800 calories. my cousin addie however taught me that calories arent the only thing i should be looking at. if you are trying to loose weight the sugar intake in certain foods can really stunt your progress.
ive been eating a lot of raw foods. fruits veggies nuts etc. i eat lots of cottage cheese and yogurt too. i was drinking some 'weight loss shakes' but have discovered they are more unhealthy for you than anything else i was eating. i think those will be substituted with whole wheat english muffins from now on.

- no sugar. no white sugar or honey- OH MY HECK! this is my biggest weakness! especially when everyone around me wants ICE CREAM or FROZEN YOGURT EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT!!! and its soo hard because i love me a good treat after i have finished dinner. blah.

-exercise at least an hour a day- although some days it isnt a full hour, i can honestly say i have WORKED OUT EVERY SINGLE DAY {besides sundays} since I started this challenge! it feels so great!!!

-get at least 7 hours of sleep a night- this isnt a problem for me! i could sleep all day long if i wanted!

-drink at least 3 liters of water a day- this can be a problem... our tap water is DISGUSTING here so we go through water bottles like you wouldnt believe! but i am still drinking lots and lots of water!

-for the 8 weeks, take one bad habit and drop it for a good habit.- this one is yes and no! i am trying to read my scriptures and an ensign article or conference talk every morning before i do anything else. sometimes it waits all day long but its happening.

-list 100 things you are grateful for each day- keep a gratitude journal- this has also been kind of hard for me. i am grateful for lots of things, but writing 100 things everyday gets hard. i always think, 'didnt i just write that?'

all in all i think i am doing pretty well. i am down 5 pounds, feel better, am eating better and exercising more than i ever have in my life! i cant be mad about that!

i havent had mountain dew in over 7 weeks! and seriously that is an accomplishment for me. in fact i havent had ANY soda except for a sip of root beer in that time either!

i hope everyone else out there who is trying to create a healthier lifestyle will help me with some tips! i find its really easy to get discouraged, but i just keep thinking how i dont want to get back into the habits that i was so far in! its so much harder to loose weight than it is to gain it thats for sure!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

bieber fever.

i just watched never say never. and i think i caught bieber fever.

hes just too cute.

dont judge me.


Friday, June 17, 2011

freebie friday at sissyprint

its freebie friday over at sissyprint!

check out the monthly budget printout i made!

its way cuter than all the generic ones! :)

let me know what you think!

Monday, June 13, 2011

twenty six.

it was my lovers birthday yesterday. hes 26. thats right closer to 30 than to 20. when did we grow up? oh wait... we havent. when did we get old. oh wait... we didnt. just sam!! :)

we were joking that {our friend's little girl} brielle looked like she was a part of our family... when we are 70 we will look back and wonder which of our kids this one is!
we had a small sunday celebration and just enjoyed being together.
sam got a backpacking sleeping bag! he just happened to get two of them for some reason {oh yeah, because i needed one too!}
and a boogie board. its so fun to be by the ocean.

happy birthday sam. i know it was low key, but i hope you still had a good day! I LOVE YOU!

in other news i posted my first print for quotable monday on sissyprint!! go check it out!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

amazing new blog!!! Sissyprint.

*This post taken from Sissyprint

We are so excited to announce the launch of Sissyprint,
founded by a family of sisterly designers.

Here you can expect to find free printables, designs for purchase, or print media for hire.
We have an affinity for color, typography, and all things graphic.

Kick off each Monday with a free quotable graphic to help push you along through the week.
Celebrate the weekend with us by enjoying Freebie Friday and a variety of free printables.

Check back often for sewing patterns, gift tags, organization labels, party pack printables,
and just about anything else we're designing for fun or for purchase.

The first item up for grabs? Here's a sneak peak...
photos and more info to come next week!

Happy Summer and welcome to Sissyprint!

**I am so excited about this AMAZING new blog. My cousin Emily is the genius and founder behind it. and she has asked ME to be a regular contributor. I am so excited to have a place to release all the creativity vented up inside of me.

check Sissyprint REGULARLY and become a FOLLOWER! Trust me... YOU WONT BE SORRY!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

let the game begin.

over the past few years i have slowly let my life and my body get out of control.

there have been a few times that i have made the effort to try and loose weight, but i never truly gave it my all.

being in a swimsuit everyday sure changes the way you feel about how you look.

i have been looking at pictures and at my lifestyle wondering how i allowed it to get so unhealthy.

im not obese. but im bigger than ive ever been and its uncomfortable. im not happy with the way i look or the way i feel, so i have made the decision to CHANGE.

over the past few months my mom took part in an 8 week challenge. it not only focused on how she ate, but her exercise, her sleep habits, and an overall healthy lifestyle. she did it. and she succeeded. in 8 weeks my mom lost 25 pounds and she looks like a BOMBSHELL! seriously she is a hottie! in fact for a girls camp activity she and the other stake young women leaders have to wear prom dresses- i just got a picture via my cell phone of my mom in a prom dress taryn wore in high school! WHAT??? that is skinny!

anyways... tomorrow is the day i start this journey. want to know the rules? they seem simple enough.

i have altered some of the rules according to myself and my timeframe.

-you get one free day a week where you can break all the rules! :)
-eat 1800 (or less) calories a day
- no sugar. no white sugar or honey
-exercise at least an hour a day
-get at least 7 hours of sleep a night
-drink at least 3 liters of water a day
-for the 8 weeks, take one bad habit and drop it for a good habit.
-list 100 things you are grateful for each day- keep a gratitude journal

the rules seem pretty simple, and i think they will help refresh all aspects of my life.

im excited! wish me luck!

Monday, May 30, 2011

this memorial day.

i know that memorial day is a day set aside to remember those heroic men and women who have fallen while defending our beautiful nation.

i know that many, many families have sacrificed by allowing their loved ones to be gone for months on end while they still have to deal with daily life without them.

i know that many, many families have had to say goodbye to their loved ones when they least expect it and when it is least convenient.

i know many families have had to bury loved ones prematurely.

for those who are, were or will be in the armed forces or who have family members serving i say thank you.

i am so grateful to live in such a miraculous nation. it is only through the many miracles wrought by our Heavenly Father that we are allowed to have so many freedoms.

and it is only because of those men and women willing to fight for those freedoms that we are able to have them now.

although this is a day to remember those who have fallen from war, i cant help but give the majority of my attention to my dad.

he did not fight for our country, but he was a good man. he did so many good things and helped to make others better. he was a husband, a father, a brother, a friend. a teacher, a coach, a leader.

like those families who have lost loved ones to the despair of war, i mourn for a man who lost his own war- cancer.
my dad has been gone for 10 months now. and i cant help but wish that i was sitting with my mom at his gravesite today.

i know she is sad. i know she misses him and i do too. more than i can properly convey. but i know that now he is fighting for a greater good on the other side. i truly believe that.

the past few weeks have given me the opportunity for a lot of reflection on my life and the way i have handled the trials i have been given. and although i dont feel like i have dealt with things the best way most of the time, i am beginning to appreciate that this is where my life is right now. and i cant always be sad about it. i can be sad that my dad isnt here experiencing the things that i want him to, but i cant be sad that he isnt in pain anymore.

i listened to a talk given by Brent L Top called "What is this thing that men call death" it was given at byu education week and is amazing. i feel like it has really helped me appreciate what a beautiful thing death really is. especially for those people who have lived a good, righteous life. which i believe my dad did.

and for that today i rejoice. instead of feeling sorry that my dad isnt here, i find joy that he lived a good life and is now in a place that he can give all of himself to the efforts that Heavenly Father wants him to do.

Friday, May 27, 2011

CallaghanArtGallery's shop


i am dying.

i am sooo in love with this!

i will have one.

i'll just probably make my own though!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

baby bell shower.

carlis baby shower turned out really fun and really cute.

mindy and i had a blast planning all of the little details!

mindy had a REALLY busy week that week and did so much to make the shower a success! i was super impressed!

we all had a great time.

i kept teasing carli that i chose the wrong person to throw this shower for, because she is SO healthy... and lets be honest this shower was FAR from healthy!

i mean come on it was a "circus-y" theme!!!

the invite
me carck and kaylee
the cute thank you favors were popcorn from the popcorn shop.
just another one. with my freaky eyes
tia and mindy
i had this wild idea for a banner... took cork board from ikea and painted on the letters... i didnt end up having time to finish the banner so made this funky makeshift thing... whatever.

these cute hanging circles were so easy to make and way cute. probably would have been cuter if i would have used two sided paper. and holy food and junk. we had everything you can think of.
mindy made the cute advice cards and we played a little baby bell trivia game.
we ate hot dogs, popcorn, carmel corn, chips, candy, slushies, cookies... yeah it was awesome.
annie linda shag and mattea
carli kaylee and lindsey
kirsten. lindsey. mindy. carli. mattea. kaylee. tia. me. annie

we had a great time! and are so excited for baby bell to come! ANY DAY NOW!

Monday, May 23, 2011

lifes a beach.

we have been having a wonderful time in vb.
the past few afternoons have been spent in the sun, sand and water.

summer has finally arrived.

we have mixed emotions in our home about that. glad its warm and we arent in school. sad we arent with family. sam works so dang hard in the summers. this summer is even more intense than usual.

he rocks. seriously.

{i used picnik for the first time... interesting}

i love that little dimple
sam and brit
alan. melissa. sam. me

brit... haha

brit. me. sam. alan. melissa
ive kind of been like the mother hen around here. melissa is the only other wife that has been out here up to this point, a few more wives will be arriving shortly!!! yipee! but until then i have been the cooker. we keep saying it feels like sister wives.. ha

summer is bueno. we are doing great.
come and visit this beautiful place!

Friday, May 13, 2011

what the??

my previous post has suddenly vanished?

what the? does anyone know where to find it?

ok and when i click on any other blog it doesnt show the most current post, but the previous one?

is this happening to anyone else?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

meet virginia.

i arrived in virginia beach last night.
no baggage in hand.
two bags lost somewhere between salt lake and norfolk.
i guess thats the price of 3 layovers and 2 airlines.
hopefully they will be found and arrive on my doorstep soon.

being reunited with sam never felt so good.
im so thankful to be back with my sweetheart.

school is over.
work is over.
stress is over.
hello beach.

care to join me?