The Blooper Reel.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Last week I had my first ever unofficial blog photo-shoot. My girlfriend Erica, is such a bun and spent literally 6 hours with me, taking pictures, telling me my arm looked awkward and fixing my hair. I changed in the car and she hung up clothes on the window so strangers wouldn't see my whoo-ha. That is a great friend.

I bought her wine and apps after, but I'm pretty sure I owe her a puppy or something. We had so much fun. We ran through traffic (more fun than it sounds), took pictures in the street, watched as people stared at me and spent the whole day laughing.

This whole fashion blogger thing is so new to me. Let me rephrase: I am not a fashion blogger. I love clothes and recently I noticed some of you commenting on my Instagram when I post clothes pictures. Maybe this is the start of fashion blogging, hell if I know, but what I do know is that I loved spending the day with a friend taking pictures and I love clothes.

Here's hoping you all do too.

The pictures I post on Instagram are the pretty ones. They are the ones where when the sun hits my face I smile, instead of squinting. That is not that post. This is all the awkward pictures. But ya know what, the clothes are cute and that is all that matters. Instagram can be deceiving, this post will not be. I promise next week I'll start sharing the good pictures so you can see how awesome some of these pieces are!

I hope, if nothing else, this makes you smile. Happy Thursday friends!

 I was trying to do downward dog. But at least you can see the awesome silver hood! 

 Little did I know we were in the middle of a St. Patricks Day parade. 

This is what I call, I'm starting to go crazy. Stop taking my pictures. 
"Doom" on the stairs really does say it all. 

At this point, we'd given up, hence the wine. This guy stopped us and said in a sassy voice "that'll be a great instagram pic..." little did he know, he'd be making a guest appearance on EG. 
And, this is my FAB photog, Erica.

Please stop. I'm dying. Like I said, Erica was a champ.

What the heck am I doing here? At least you can see a part of downtown Denver! 

This bridge was shaking as we stood over I-25. Yikes. And the sun was totally making me sweat.

All those cute workout fashion bloggers are always posing. I am not good at posing. 

My hair is a pretty crucial part of my 'schtick' but man does it get in the way. 

Happy Thursday Friends, thanks for letting me embarrass myself a little. 

A little thought for the day and a great way to preface my "deep" blog post that I have coming for ya next week. 
One person with a dream is equal to 99 people who only have an interest. When one person with a dream trusts God for the outcome they will experience great things in their life. 
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A Mini-Introduction!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Like I said yesterday, I'm sorry I've been neglecting this space. But today, we are back and in full force! I have so much fun stuff planned and I cannot wait to share.

If you're here because you saw my intro post on Instagram, welcome! I love that you stopped by.

If you're a constant reader, welcome back!

A simple intro: My name is Kristen, wife to Adam, dog-mom to Henry and Lola. Henry and Lola are my kids, so no I do not have human babies (yet) but my heart and hands are full with my fur babies. My full time job is as an attorney, but my dream job is to be full time here, as a blogger. I live in Denver and am coming up on my 3 year anniversary here, which is nuts.

I'm a Jesus loving, champagne drinking, dog obsessed, TV lover, almost 30-year old girl who is finally starting to figure out my life. If you didn't get that subtlety, I am almost 30 and am still coming to grips for what that means for my life. All I know now is that I love the life I'm growing up in to. I think 30 is going to be great. I like being older.

I love to write about the good stuff, the bad stuff and the delicious stuff. I occasionally write about food, am getting better at instagraming clothes and I write a lot about the Bachelor.

Jeans: Madewell; Shirt: Madewell (& under $40!!); Bag: YSL; Sneakers: Jack Purcell   

Bullet Facts - lets go: 
  1. I don't have a favorite food - it changes daily. Hamburger, tacos, sushi, take out chinese food. Literally depends on the minute of the day. 
  2. I'm allergic to melon, all kinds.
  3. I have an email folder on my comptuer of every encouraging email my dad has ever sent me. I also have a paper folder for all the newspaper clippings he's ever mailed. 
  4. I like dogs more than I like most people
  5. I am super techy. Just this morning my mom called asking for help on her computer. My mother-in-law also calls,. I'm good and maybe in the wrong field. 
  6. I still play candy crush saga. It's embarrassing, but I love it and am on level 750. 
  7. I'm currently binge watching This is Us. I have cried in every single episode. It's my favorite show. 
  8. I have kept a paper planner since I was in high school. Call me when your phone crashes, I'll tell you when anyone's birthday or anniversary is. 
  9. Feet are the grossest body part to me. And yes, that is taking into consideration butts. 
  10. Cards are the best part of any gift. I have never given a gift without a card. Even for babies.
  11. Country music is the best music, except Miranda Lambert. Sors. 
  12. I've never seen Forest Gump, Armageddon, Gladiator, The Godfather (any of them) or Braveheart. Adam told me I have to change this immediately. 
  13. Sunday-Thursday, you will find me in bed before 9pm. I am a grandma and I love it. 
  14. I actively despise all Kardashians except for Khloe. 
  15. I've been best friends with my best friends since I was 13. We talk every single day. 
  16. I am an aunt to FIVE (soon to be SIX) nieces and nephews. 
  17. At any point, if you look at my phone, you will never see a notification. The red 1's make me crazy. 
  18. I've lived in a lot of places CO--> AZ --> CA -->Italy--> CA--> MA --> AZ --> NE --> CO. 
  19. I cry at least once a day. Not sad cries, but a good song or TV show (or the National Anthem) can really send me over the edge. 
  20. I talk to my mom at least 3x a day. She doesn't tell me, but I'm pretty sure sometimes she wonders what else we have to talk about. 
  21. I only fly Southwest Airlines. In fact, I'm A-list, what what and today I'm jumping state lines to Nebraska for a little bachelorette fest. 
Happy Friday friends. It's supposed to be 80 degrees in Denver today. There is something about spring that just feels so damn good. Like when you walk outside and the sun is warm but the breeze is cool. Everyone is in a better mood because warm weather means patio happy hours and more walks outside. Oh, I am so glad Spring is here on Monday. 
A little quote for your weekend, "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company …a church …a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past …we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.
Now, tell me something good. Tell me something about you. 

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Thursday Things

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hi friends! Long time no talk! This poor little space of mine has been so neglected. January and February were kind of dud months, am I right? Like, why is the coldest and dreariest month (January) the longest. Ay. Anyways. I tried doing paleo January and it lasted me 2 weeks. I gotta live, especially on the weekends.

If you're like me and you neglect your blog, maybe you're also like me and LOVE Instagram. Here's my plug that when I'm not blogging, I'm most likely on Instagram. You can find all the good stuff there.

Let's catch up.

Bachelor. Did you see that Nick is "happily ever after?" He picked Vanessa, who is probably the most argumentative contestant ever. On After the Final Rose, all they talked about was how hard it's been, but.... they love each other. So, we shall see. One piece of relationship advice my mother always gave me growing up was "It shouldn't be that hard." Yes, relationships are constant work and dedication to each other, but the day to day should not be a constant battle. But, hey, I'm a lover of love and will wish them the best. I would not be totally shocked if Nick was on Bachelor in Paradise this summer though, just sayin.

I'm an aunt again! My darling SIL had a beautiful little baby boy, Otto. He is a little dream boat. I am now an aunt to FIVE adorable nieces and nephews. If my SIL's keep up the good work, maybe the pressure will be taken off Adam and I. Well, probably not, but maybe a little. The last weekend in February, Adam and I zipped back to Omaha to get in some much needed family time and of course, baby snuggles.  It was so darn cold in Omaha, but we managed to get a ton in. We surprised my father in law for his 60th birthday, watched Otto get baptized, had lots of drinks with friends and snuck in an early AM brunch with the girls. Oh Omaha. I love you. I love you so much I'm coming back this weekend.

My cousin Rachel is considering making a big move from Detroit to Denver and wanted to come out and visit. Needless to say, we hit the ground running the second she landed. Our first night, we went to Kitchen in downtown and my love, it was so delicious. If my Denver people are reading, stop what you're doing and make reservations. It's so Then we had to show her Union Station, Red Rocks, Linger in Highlands, breweries, hikes and pure barre. It was such a fun weekend. Now, if you know of anyone needing a speech therapist for kiddos, let me know. It is now my life mission to get her to Denver.

Blog Photo Shoot: I had my first semi-official blog photo shoot. Can we just talk about how nerve wrecking and unnatural it is for me to pose. This is NOT a thing for me. People are so good at it, and I'm over here trying to not make my face look like I'm pooping. Needless to say I was so nervous. But, ya know what I spent 5 hours in front of a camera and I'm pretty damn proud that I finally conquered my photo blog fear. So hey, haters, comment how you'd like. Here's hoping they only get better. Fashion bloggers, send all the tips.

And the best part, next week, there will be an entire blooper blog. You don't want to miss it. Here's a sneak peak of me causally drinking wine at Union Station. I'm so natural. HA!

Happy Thursday my friends. We are so dang close to the end of the week. This weekend my future sister in law Nico is having her bachelorette party so I'm hoping over to Omaha for a weekend of girlfriends, pictures and to be honest, probably too much wine. This is when you wanna follow me on Snapchat, because we all know bachelorette parties are prime for snaps. (Kgrace01)

Tomorrow, I'm gonna let you get to know me a little better. It'll be fun! Stay tuned.

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The Bachelor: Episode 10- The Top Three.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oh hey everyone, I'm back! Happy spring! I know it's not technically spring, but it's March, so close enough right?

I could not resist blogging Monday night's episode, it was only an hour, there are only 3 left and we deal with some PG-13 quotes. Let's recap. Last week was hometowns.

  • Raven's date was sweet and we found out her dad is cancer free, amazing!! Oh and her brother is quite a little actor.
  • Vanessa's dad was a boss and asked all the questions we all want to know, For example, she lives in Canada and Nick and her haven't talked about that tiny detail. 
  • Rachel is queen, but her judge-dad didn't show and race was a hot topic. 
  • Corrine loves shopping and tells Nick she loves him, Raquel the nanny is an angel. 

But, spoiler alert -- before we went hometown on the show, we found out in real life that Rachel is the next Bachelorette....while she is still a contestant on the show. Soooo, unless this show gets super weird, Nick does not pick Rachel.

We start this episode with Andi casually showing up at Nicks hotel room and calling him out the infamous "why did you make love to me if you weren't in love with me" statement. Andi is a stunner per usual. And it's weird but the chemistry and comfort level between her and Nick is super great. Maybe we all get thrown the biggest twist in bachelor history and he picks her at the end. Wouldn't that be pretty dang awesome.

Speaking of rose ceremony, lets get to it. They are still doing this crap with the rose ceremony at the beginning of the episode. I hate this new thing. Stick to what you know. Vanessa's dress is killer. She looks amazing. And ABC, why oh why do you put these girls outside on a roof in New York in the winter. Serious?

Raven has been the first one to get a rose in the last two episodes, what does that say? Hmm.

Spoiler Alert: Our comedic relief in Corrinne is gone. We will miss your hilarious comments Corrinne, but I have a feeling you are going to (1) be Instagram famous and (2) be on bachelor in paradise. We'll see you this summer girlfriend. It's about time. Lols Adam.

Finland. I wonder if Nick has any say over where he gets to go. Like, if I was the Bachelorette, I'd be in the Amalfi Coast, or Paris, or New Zealand. It is pretty awesome that they could see the northern lights, that's rad. But man. I hate being cold. And they look damn cold. I mean, in the interviews Raven is shaking so bad, her voice mumbles. Get this girl on a beach!

Raven got the first rose and the first date in Finland. I like Raven. She's super open and honest. She says it like it is and I really appreciate that from her. I'm hoping we see that same spitfire attitude in Vanessa next week.

Can we please talk abut the fact that Nick is in a turtleneck. Who dresses him? Ugh, when she says I love you, I actually melted a little bit. It was very sweet. Then she says orgasm and the whole sweetness kind of went away. Do you think they actually saw the northern lights or was that just Photoshop.

Alright people. This episode was kinda slow because it was only an hour. Let's just say, Adam was thrilled! But, next week is THREE HOURS. Woman tell all and I'm just glad Corrinne will be there to spill her guts. See ya then.

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