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We are going to call this a camera roll diary! If you were scrolling through my phone pictures, this is what you'd find. (Minus a million Etsy shots...)

Monogrammed Masks
My sweet mom in law made Blake and I some reusable masks, and I'm so grateful! We kept mixing them up, so I threw a little monogram on each one. So very 2020!

Pictures from the last month!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Book Recommendations

1 Star = Hated It -  2 Stars = Didn't Like It - 3 Stars =Liked It -
 4 Stars = Really Liked It - 5 Stars = Loved it

Plot: From Goodreads: When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend's marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.

But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.

After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened.
What I Liked: Oh gosh, this book was so emotional! I was expecting a romance, and it was more of a story of friendship. How the dream plays out in reality is so well done and I enjoyed this book a lot!
What I Didn't Like: While the emotional roller coaster is well done, it's pretty intense. 
Rating: 5 Stars

Recent Reads #8

Monday, June 22, 2020

Love these bags! They last a long time, but it was time to add a few more to our collection. We use them for storing leftover foods mostly, but we have used them for traveling also. They wash well! 

I use washable cotton pads for my day to day skincare routine, but I don't want to use the washable pads for removing nail polish. So, I buy a bag of cotton rounds for that every once in a while. These will last forever. Organic cotton too, which is nice. 

June Grove Order

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This girl can't resist a good midi dress! I can't tell you how long this particular dress has been in my Amazon cart. I've been eyeing it for ages, but never could talk myself into actually buying. I'd even see other bloggers wearing it, and think "just buy the dress!".

If it's not apparent, I'm not a big spender. I rarely buy something without a good coupon, or a Fetch reward to cash in! Well, finally, I bought the dress! 

The Dress That Was In My Amazon Cart for Months

Monday, June 15, 2020

Salmon Avocado Salad
One of my favorite things to make in the summer are salads! This one is so light and delicious. Next time I will buy just one salmon fillet, and we can split it! This was a huge salad! 

Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 25.5g, Fat: 20.5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 62.5mg, Sodium: 287mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 2.5g

Salmon Avocado Salad

Three SkinnyTaste Recipes We've Made and Loved!

Monday, June 8, 2020

Vinyl Decal Etsy Shop

I started my Etsy shop in 2018 selling planning printables. There were a modest amount of listings, but it was nice to make passive income selling digital downloads. When I got my Cricut machine last year, I mainly used it for myself (and still do!), but I dabbled in listing a few designs in the shop. Mostly though, I was too nervous to put any effort into it! It was a very casual approach. I'd make a few bucks here and there, which was nice.

When 2020 was approaching, I decided I wanted it to be my year for Etsy! I spent extra time creating designs, listing new items and even doing a little advertising. January and February had a dramatic increase in sales. Very encouraging to see that a little effort paid off. 

How it's going with my Etsy shop!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Favorite Running Gear |

There is a reason everyone loves these leggings! They are incredibly flattering, and functional. I love the pockets! It takes some effort to get them on, but once they are on, they aren't going anywhere. Which is very important on a run! If you aren't a member of Fabletics, you can use my link to sign up and usually new members get 2 leggings for $24. 

My Favorite Gear For Runners

Monday, June 1, 2020


Hi friends! I'm Kristen, and this is the Life and Style of an early 30's Floridian living the Best Life Ever, with her husband and three pugs. Runner | Avid Reader | Small Shop Owner

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