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Monday, June 9, 2014

Meet Me, Kristen!

Welcome y'all!

Hi, I am Kristen an Oklahoma raised city, chic, God fearing southern belle and wife. Lover of baking, cooking, fashion, decorating, fitness, sports and all things Oklahoma.

Here is my story: Born and raised in the fly over state, Oklahoma. I am a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Advertising.

I ironically ended up marrying a close friend who grew up just one town over from me. After 13 years of friendship, and two years of dating I married my husband Kyle in September of 2012. Before we were married I lived in the city and my husband would love nothing more than to live in the country...so we live somewhere in between.

This blog is compiled of my random thoughts, recipes, life lessons and the journey of my life as a southern miss. If you’re here, thanks, if you’re just passing through – be sure to say hi.

There is some fear behind making your thoughts public for everyone to read but here I go embarking on my blog journey!  

I thought you should get to know me...

1. Are you named after anyone? My middle name is Ann which is my mother’s name.

2. When was the last time you cried? I am a total crier. I cry daily for the most part. So, last night as I watched, for the tenth time, Kevin Durant from the OKC Thunder give his speech as he was named NBA MVP last month.

3. Do you have kids? No.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Yeah, of course! But I’d be careful to wait a few hours after I wake up to talk to me.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Uh…I wouldn’t say a lot but more often than not.

6. Will you ever bungee-jump? I would absolutely love to! I have sky-dived and after that I added bungee-jumping to my bucket list.

7. What’s your favorite cereal? Kashi – Heart to Heart. Non-healthy fave, Reese puffs. Yumm!

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?  I tend to look at the person as a whole – features, style, hair, behavior.

9. What is your eye colour? Dark brown.

10. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy endings. Scary movies drive me crazy! I mean, honestly why do they always run up the stairs when they know they are going to be killed?

11. Favorite smells? Fresh cut grass, skunk and men’s cologne.

12. Summer or winter? Summer! Bring on the pool, bronzed skin and sundresses!

13. Computer or television? Computer – I can shop, watch sports and read the news on the computer.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Fonds Parisien, Haiti.

15. Do you have any special talents? I like to think that always being able to spot the most expensive item on a rack without looking at the tags is a talent...haha

16. Where were you born? Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the “pink hospital.”

17. What are your hobbies? Compulsively shopping, yoga and working out, DIY projects and does spending time with family and friends count?

18. Do you have any pets? No, well I had my puppy ‘Bleeker’ before I got married and he lives an hour away with my college roommate and best friend. I still consider him part mine…he does still have part of my heart. But no, none that live fulltime with me.

19. Favorite movie? Sweet Home Alabama - “Why would you wanna marry me anyhow?” “So I can kiss you anytime I want!”

20. Do you have any siblings? Yes… One older sister and one younger sister.

21. What do you want to be when you grow up? Successful! That includes both my professional and personal lives.

22. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
I don’t have one that only family calls me. Mostly just “Kris” or by my maiden name.

23. What’s a weird habit of yours?
I swallow my gum within 2 minutes after I put it in my mouth every time.  

24. Do you have any weird phobias?
I refuse to get the first lid from the front at convenient stores for fountain drinks. Gross! 

25. What’s a song you secretly love to blast & belt out when you’re alone?

‘Settlin’ – Sugarland

26. What’s your favorite store?

Target! Hands down, I accidently spend an embarrassing amount of time there.

27. What’s one of your nervous habits? I twirl my hair.

28. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The right side…oh how I miss my single days of getting to sleep right in the middle! HA

29. What was your first stuffed animal & its name?
It was a bunny rabbit but I don’t believe it had a name.

30. What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks? Grande non-fat hot chocolate with whip.

31. What’s the beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
Ah probably to stay out of the tanning beds...I do all but one month out of the year ;)

32. Which way do you face in the shower?
Away from it, of course. How else do you rinse your hair? 

33. What’s your favorite comfort food that ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Chips and Salsa, I could eat my weight in it. Daily. 

34. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
“Oh my word!”

35. Time to sleep!! What are you actually wearing?
Sleep dress, tank or long sleeved t-shirt in the winter. 

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  1. So proud of you for finally doing this. Crazy how almost all your answers match up with mine. Favorite was your answer to which way you stand in the shower. I always say that.

  2. Congrats on your blog, scary huh? I look forward to reading more. :)

  3. This is AMAZING! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to read more!

  4. Great getting to you know you a bit! Can't wait to read more!

  5. I'm so happy that you got your blog up and running! I can't wait to read more!

  6. Thanks ladies for all of the encouragement. I am super excited about this journey!