Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Whenever I need to feel inspired, I get on Instagram and start looking at specific hashtags in the blogging community. Seeing what other bloggers are doing motivates me to start writing. I recently stumbled upon a midwest blogger via Instagram that I reached out to for this month's Blogger Spotlight. I was so excited when she was interested in participating. 

Meet Kristen, from KLEIGHSTYLE.

Kristen has worked in retail for twelve years and has been a store manager the past eight years. She has been married coming up on four years and enjoys going to Razorbacks and Chiefs games with her hubby. Kristen values time with her friends and family, as well as her health. She has rheumatoid arthritis and does what she can to make time for running. 

Kristen started posting pictures of what she was wearing to work on Instagram. Her account was set as private, but because of feedback from others and a style challenge she came across, she decided to make her account public. As her Instagram grew, she decided to create a blog where she posts about fashion. 

When it comes to staying motivated, Kristen stays driven from within. She stays true to herself in her posts, which is the #1 tip she gives to new bloggers! She also encourages new bloggers to connect with the blogging community.

Kristen's style icons are Lauren Conrad (YASSSS!) and the Olsen twins. She considers herself to be a combination of girly and edgy. Her favorite splurges are Kate Spade and Steve Madden shoes. Her favorite place to shop is a local boutique with trendy pieces, called Impressions

Some of Kristen's favorite blog posts she has written:

For more of Kristen, visit her blog at KLeighStyle

Sunday, February 19, 2017


This week's planner spread was perfect for the weather we have experienced this weekend in LA! This spread is from GlamPlanner's January Mystery Kit, which I purchased later as a glitch kit. However, I couldn't find a single glitch! I love this spread before the pen, and even more so after. (Although you don't need to know what I'm doing Wednesday afternoon LOL.)

Saturday, February 18, 2017


Each month I receive a box of love and encouragement on my front porch. This month's Loved and Blessed theme was kindness, which is something I think we all need to spread a little more of lately. The insert featured in each box explaining it's purpose said that February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day...a perfect time to share the contents of this box with someone else. 

This awesome box from Loved and Blessed included a mini poster, reminder sticker, scripture card, kindness confetti, a reminder pin, a card case (love this!!!) and an encouragement kit. I plan on anonymously leaving the encouragement kit on someone's front door step or car windshield on the 17th.

Loved and Blessed is a Christian subscription box service with a goal to help women share their testimony. For only $19.99/month (even cheaper if you buy in bulk!), each box includes a mini poster, reminder sticker, scripture card, and small gift. 

I enjoy receiving the Loved and Blessed Box because it provides me with encouraging reminders to remain strong in my faith. It is different than any other box I have received. It is full of meaning, heart, and joy. Place your order quickly to receive your own box of encouragement next month!