2018 in Review.

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Happy New Year, friends!!

It fills me with a mix of unbelievable gratitude and relief, thinking back on 2018. So many wonderful things happened this year, but it wasn’t without its heartache. I am personally excited to move ahead into 2019, armed with the lessons I collected over the past year. I am dreaming a lot right now and brainstorming to freshen up this space (blog, instagram) and breathe some new life and creativity into it! Thank you for being here and being a loyal visitor and friend to this site!

As for 2018, here are the posts you all enjoyed the most!

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that non-toxic life

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family life

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style, etc.

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home life

I have loved all the content I was able to create this year and I just want to say thank you, from the very bottom of my heart, for being here and making this site worth your time! Thank you for visiting this space and making it such a joy to create fun posts here! I am so grateful for the opportunity this blog grants me to share with you, and I want you to know that you matter to me. This might not be the biggest blog in the world, but I am so smitten with it and I am so happy to have a little corner of the internet that is mine to dream big with! Here’s to even BIGGER dreams for 2019!

xx Kristen

Your Favorite Posts from 2017.


Your Favorite Blog Posts

of 2017!

It's really fun looking back on the content here on this blog from the past year. I don't spend too much time looking at my blog analytics, mostly because it makes me do crazy thing like compare myself to others and quantify things and then my head hurts because HELLO, I was never meant for math. So I do check in on them, but I make a point not to harp on the analytics for this site. I take cues from reader comments and feedback - it helps me as I assess what kind of content to share here. However, the analytics also tell me which posts are the most popular and which ones you continue to re-visit. So here you go! Your favorites from 2017!

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Pork Chops & Spiced Apple Sauce

(A Whole30 Meal!)

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Postpartum Must Haves

For a c-section recovery

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High Tea

At the Atlanta St. Regis

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My Whole30

Quick Reference Meal Guide


Green Beauty Trials:


I'm surprised at how many of the recipes that you guys liked this year! I almost phased out recipes from this blog a few years ago because those traffic levels were the lowest. So either you guys are eating more or I'm cooking better - maybe both?! No seriously though - I think you guys really like Whole30 recipes so I'll make sure to continue to include the ones I really vet and love.

My personal favorite posts this year were... all of them! No seriously, its hard to pick favorites. I really loved sharing about the Little Barn Apothecary products, because they are like the best thing I've ever put on my skin. And I was nervous to share about my struggle with postpartum anxiety, but I'm so glad I did, because so many of you responded by sharing your similar experiences. The Milk Friendly series was really fun to put together and I am loving the Green Beauty Trials, which will continue in 2018.

Let me know in the comments if there is certain content you want to see more of in 2018! Love you friends! xx

Happy New Year - and Thank YOU.

Friends, it's the dawn of a new year. A year that has never been before. We are living in an exciting time, in almost every single way! I am breathless over the promise and possibility that 2016 brings. I know there will be joy and pain and challenge and surprise, and I am finally ready to enjoy the journey, not just the accomplishment of achieving goals. The journey! The journey is gold! 2016, bring on the gold!

I want to take a moment to thank you, yes you, from the very bottom of my heart. Some of you have been reading this little blog for a while, and some of you are new friends to this forum.

Thank you so much for reading. You are priceless.

I am grateful that you value this space enough to share a few moments here every now and then. Your time is precious and I don't take it lightly that you share your open moments foraging through these trailing thoughts of mine. I have worked hard this year to develop more compelling content more often while still allowing myself to write authentically and just be me. The blog world is saturated, and I don't want to feel like a fool in ten years if I look back and realize I allowed someone else's vision dictate this personal space of mine. However, I am always looking to the horizon, seeking to challenge myself and hoping to lend encouragement to you.

You aren't the reason that I write. But you are the reason that I share. Thanks for all the positive feedback from the past year - I value and respond to each and every blog post comment, Instagram tag, and Facebook message because I like you. I want to continue to grow the content and direction of this blog, and I would love to know what you think. Which is why I am going to offer you a reader's survey later on this week. I want your input as I plan ahead for 2016 content here :) More on that later.

This week, I am going to share a little bit every day about one of my favorite times of the year - which is NOW. I love dreaming, goal-making, reflection and resolutions. These are some of my favorite things. Along with the reader survey, this week I will also be sharing some of my own resolutions, a few tools that help me shape my organization, and some encouragement from around the web on goal-making and resolutions.

Does 2016 excite you or terrify you? Are you knee-deep in your goals already? Have your resolutions already gotten stale in your mind? Haha, I'll tell you a little secret... I haven't enacted ANY of my goals yet. That what the ENTIRE month of January is for, friends! No need to rush the goal-compiling. I would just encourage you to not look to your friends or family for whatever their goals may be this year... take some time to just ponder YOU. And see where some of that reflection leads.

Let's check in tomorrow! Love to you!