Friday, March 25, 2016

It's a Good Friday

I am not sure what made me come to this space today when I have become noticeably absent. But today, I feel like I need to talk about today. What it is. What it means to me. Good Friday.


I have talked a few times about exploring my faith for some time. The past 6 months have been challenging months. Also, the reason for my absence. I watched my grandmother lose her battle with cancer. I had my own  scare with that word. Battling some sort of disease/illness that doctor's just aren't sure about, developed TMJ thanks to anxiety/stress that was at an all time high and started a new job. Needless to say, I was looking for something more, I reached out to God.

Now before you go any further, I am new to scripture. There might be some bejumbled wording as I start to gain my footing in this new area. My interpretations might be off or something you aren't used to seeing. I am just using Bible Studies provided by SheReads Truth. I know I have to get my butt to church. It's not stopping me from starting my relationship over with God.

I have loved the past 40 days of Lent. getting to really dive into this humbling time. It's especially amazing being able to read scripture during Holy Week. And now today, He sacrifices himself for our sins.

How incredible is that Jesus knew what his purpose was? He knew he was supposed to die for our sins. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. All the sins I have belong on that cross. That's why He made the ultimate sacrifice. The cross has made me flawless.

One of my favorite songs right now describes this perfectly.




Krista
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Life Update in Pictures

I've made the decision in the past few moments to give updates on my life through pictures. Hopefully on a weekly basis but we will see. Because after all, iPhone pictures really document everything. 

Me and my main girl, Lily. We take a classy selfie from time to time. 

I love Almond milk. I love almonds. I thought I would love this almond yogurt. I was wrong. I tried really hard but there's just something odd about it. 
My Etsy shop has had quite the momentum the past few weeks and I am so excited by it. This has been a shop favorite! 


Twice a week I have the joy to go to physical therapy. This day, I dressed up like college Krista where my physical therapist for the day guessed my age as 22. Why thanks! 


A little family brunch in Princeton. PJs Pancake house. As delicious as it sounds. I opted for the gluten free French toast. It's a new thing with me and gluten I'll explain sometime. 

My second business or third? Not really sure. I'm not out of my comfort zone fully but I'm getting there. I love our wraps and greens and eye cream. Seriously I wouldn't be able to sell stuff that didn't work. I don't lie well. It's a known fact. 

Now that I've caught you all up, I'll probably see you again in a week. Oh, and j am still blog name searching. Or wishing at this point. 

Any tips? 


Monday, March 7, 2016

What's in a {Blog} Name?

This space has had two names. Two names that described where I was with this blog and where it was going.

Life Somewhere in the Middle.

This will always hold a soft spot. It was long but it was my first blog name and where everything started. I am also proud of my homemade blog logo. Pat myself on the back for that one.


Classy & Sassy Mrs.



This was the name I chose a little over a two years ago. I was a newlywed-ish. I was starting a different part of my life and wanted to document it on this blog. It had fit.

For a little while. As you can see, I do not write about marriage all the time, it's more of a lifestyle blog. The Mrs. part of the title implies that. I am not a housewife. The dishwasher is not my friend and some nights I struggle to make dinner.

It's telling me that maybe the name is the problem. I need a name that describes this blog. It's a bit of all over theplace  sometimes. I want to write about marriage. I want to write about our lives. I want to write about my life. I want to write about grief. I want to write sassy posts that show off my opinion slightly.Who  knows, maybe one day I'll throw in a beauty post when I know how to contour right.



Basically, there is a lot in a blog name. It's a nerve wracking thing. There are ideas I have floating around. But choosing that name is huge. It's the direction of this blog. It's where this blog is going. It's a name I really want to brand and run with this blog.

Through taking the course, Quit Your Job to Blog, I realize a lot has to do with just the title of my blog. It affects my social media. It affects my SEO on google. Did I just start to hyperventilate?

There is so much that goes into choosing the name that it might be a little while before I'm back here full time. I need a refresh on this space. It needs to feel like mine again. 

How did you choose your blog name? 

Krista
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Babble of Words

I can't guarantee what's about to be written. The white space has become a little overwhelming for me lately.

Once I stepped back a little from the blog I thought I could jump back in, refreshed. That wasn't the case. It was more overwhelming for me to address the space that had become silent.

After a week, there was another week. I made an attempt at letting out my feelings last week, but never bothered to show back up the next few days. I'm losing inspiration. Or I'm just flourishing in other areas that this part of my life isn't what it used to be.



I joke that my new job actually makes me use my brain, but it's the truth. I'm using skills I haven't had to use since college. I'm learning so many new things in my new role that my brain is on overload. That leaves few less words ready to come out. And more glasses of wine, vegging on the couch after work.

Then there is my two businesses I am trying to make a success. My Etsy shop is slowly but surely taking off. I find I really enjoy making my framed ring holders and love that they are going to a new bride or a newly engaged woman. And my It Works business is something I am trying to really get the hang of. It requires a lot of my time and planning that I sometimes feel like I am falling behind on.

I told you I couldn't count on what was about to be written. I also can't guarantee what's happening with this space. Will it stick around? Maybe. Will it slowly fade out? Maybe.

Did you ever step back from your blog for a little bit to come back full fledged?


Krista