This is one of our favorite acts of kindness we do for our delivery elves this time of year. I wish I remember where I got the idea but our delivery drivers seem to be really excited about it each year! . #rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy #holidaykindness #diychristmas #diyholiday #pinterestinspired
Ahhhh I love my #best9of2017 It includes my time as an #hgtvdreamhome2017 blogger, our 18th wedding anniversary, my annual Christmas tree pic, my favorite @buttered.noodles.crochet hat, Disney Social Media Moms fun x 2, our vacation to #30A and an epic Kansas sky. ❤️❤️❤️ What a fun year full of great memories and really cool work opportunities. Feeling very grateful. Thank you for all the insta🧡 this year, friends. #disneysmmc #hgtvdreamhome #best9 #disneycastawaycay #30A #seasidefl #mickeymouse #sunset #kansassky #coffeelover #disneysmmc17 #2017bestnine
I’ve placed a little reminder among all the festive Christmas decorations that summer will be here again very soon. As someone who really struggles with S.A.D I need the reminder that winter really is short-ish in the grand scheme of things around here. How do you get through the cold winter months and stay happy? . #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy #happinessishere
Here we are, the first part of December, and in typical Kristen fashion I’m not posting a holiday treat or festive recipe. I suck at this blogging thing sometimes! Reality is, if I have all the festive treats around, I will eat them all. Every single last one. So instead, I’m sharing a recipe for Spicy Almonds. It’s what I have on my lunch time salads almost every day, and they are so good! You can find the recipe link in my Instagram profile. Enjoy! . #foodblogger #foodphotography #instayum #recipeshare #recipe #healthyeats #recipeideas #saladtime
Slim Shady and I have another 2 Minute Book Chat on my Instagram Story. Today’s book chat is a gripping thriller that I couldn’t put down. You’ll want to check it out! Also I need to read 4 more books to reach my goal of reading 60 books this year. I need some of your BEST book suggestions please! Thank you! . #bookstagram #bookrecommendation #bookreview #whatimreading #catsofinstagram #blackcat #rescuecat #booksandtea #goodreads
Wow...we’ve been Rocking Your Happy almost all of 2017!! I can’t believe this is the last month of prompts for the year. Thanks to the thousands of you who have chosen this year to be about doing little things each day to increase your happiness. Let’s finish 2017 strong, shall we? . Thank you to the uber talented @emlee822 for our monthly graphics. The printable version will be in the newsletter this weekend! . #rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy #instagramchallenge #monthlychallenge #betteryourself #liveauthentic #behappy #happiness #decemberchallenge
This is one of those staged “Instagram moments” versus reality. I’ve been taking the same photo for the past 7 years, never really staged because everyone has decorated. This year, Kelly & I were pretty much the only ones who decorated the tree. Then, we had to wait for a rare night where Jacob was home before the girls were asleep to take the picture. Things have certainly changed as the kids have gotten older. And taller! I need to find the original photo and compare but I’m afraid I’d be sad. Sometimes I miss the days where their whole world was under our one roof. . #christmas #christmastree #treetrimming #holidaylights #familyphotography #slowdowntime
Are you team “Bloody Mary” or team “ewwww, that’s gross”? I have to get a Bloody Mary in airports and anytime I’m out brunching. This one from @eattacorepublic was especially tasty this weekend!