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I wouldn't consider these new year resolutions, but like everyone else I do start to think about ways to improve this next year. In the last quarter of 2021 I learned something about myself (well, maybe just noticed it for the first time). It started when I began using Duolingo to learn Spanish. The app has a way to keep track of your 'streak' of days you log on. I found that I really really did not (and still don't) want to break that streak. It's really motivating to keep it going. Plus, the streak keeps going even if I just do a few minutes on the app. So, I noticed that picking up a little habit and doing it everyday is very motivating for me. Going forward, I'm going to pay attention to that tendency when I try to pick up a new skill or habit.

3 Goals for 2022

Monday, December 27, 2021

It might be that the year is winding down, or it might be how I've been feeling mentally, but I'm in a big reflective mood. And, when I get in moods like this, I start zeroing in on ways I want to improve or things I want to change. This week, I've been in a big decluttering mode, and thought I'd share a few ways I've been decluttering my digital life.

7 Ways To Declutter Digitally

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Diary posts are just a fancy way for me to dump my camera roll into a blog post! 

Buff City Soap

A new location of Buff City Soap opened up here, and I won one of their grand opening giveaways! I really encourage everyone to enter giveaways...I counted up how many I've won in recent history and it's at least 10. What do you have to lose, ya know?

Diary #11.2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Popping in today just to share a couple of pictures from our family trip to Destin! We rented a house across the street from the beach with a pool - and I think we all would have been content not to leave ever! We did pop over to the outlet mall (were I got my very first Coach bag 😍) and to a couple of local breweries. 

The weather was lovely! It was chilly in the mornings, and warmed up in the afternoons. The very last day was cold, but that was okay because half the group was leaving and I always think it's better when it's not perfect weather when you have to say goodbye. We spent it walking on the boardwalk and getting some good food with beautiful views. 

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Snapshots from Destin

Thursday, December 9, 2021


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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