12.30.2015

There is sunshine in my soul today ♡





All my life people around me have asked me why was I different, why was I always smiling? I always thought I smiled as often as the next person. BUT these comments kept on coming even as I moved through different stages of my life, at one point I might of thought I was even odd.
Looking back today, I don't think its odd or not normal. I know why I smile! I smile because there is sunshine in my soul!
I am lucky to have had the light of Christ in my life. He has guided me through stormy seas. He has placed people along the way that have opened my eyes to really see. He has taught me that I am never alone because He is always there. He has provided me with my family that loves me endlessly as I do them. He has filled me with knowledge of how MUCH (so much) happiness the "little things, " bring to my life.
Not that I didn't know this before but now it is evident and hard to ignore that He gives me the "tools" so I can make the pathway bright. But I will be honest it is not easy peasy all the time. There are moments when you can't see the light as fast as turning on a light switch but you can see it as steady as the revealing of the light of a sunrise. But when you get to feel the warmth of the sunrise and finally see the light, it is all worth it!
Anyways this is how we learn, we learn by being tested, by having to make decisions (sometimes so difficult because there are TWO good things), by learning patiences through trusting Him and by choosing to do "the little things," --no matter what.
I have sunshine in my soul today because I chose to do "the little things" or better said the BIG things because they bring the most happiness to my life. And yesterday I was blessed with the opportunity to do another BIG thing that was not a decision from night to day--but when it came to it I knew it was what I had to do, no doubt, just clarity-- like a light switch even if to come to it, it was as gradual as a sunrise! But during it, now and after it I will smile (:




I was so excited all day!!
My beautiful family!

So thankful for everyone that came for my special night! Love WINDY RIDGE!


My temple bag, from Deseret Book. 

So thankful for her support!

Love my mami!


Love my Kimmy!

My favorites!

So lucky to have the greatest of friends!

This quote has so much truth! It is how I feel things changed for me! (Image from Deseret Book)

12.14.2015

Lately via Snapchat



So lucky, I get to see this everyday!!

Such a beautiful sight!! Living in a winter wonderland makes everything look breathtaking!!❄️❄️❄️ But still have to get use to living in it not just vacationing, it's so different! 
Like I don't know how to drive in the snow. And my little cute car (HONDA FIT) couldn't get out of the snow! The streets in the residential area where I live where full of snow but luckily I was able to take the bus to work and even if it was a 3 HOUR ride, I made it safely! 
Also along the way spoke with great people, who were very helpful in giving tips on how to live in a REAL winter! 
Being from Florida I don't really have much practice. I know I will get use it with time. But can't deny of how stunning the temple looks dressed in snow!! So lucky to have it right by my job! 
Oh and must add lucky to work for a company that cares about thier employees safety! So overall long day but feeling very blessed, there IS good in EVERYTHING! We just have to use the right eyes to see them! Stay warm!!



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With love from,
 Kris


Where I live, a winter wonderland! 

The boots that kept my feet oh so warm! (from cobb hill, I for sure recommend them!) 

My cute car covered in snow! 

To help me remove some snow off the car I turned it on and boy does that help! 
View from our office building! 



 P.S TAKE a peak at my life in Utah here>>snapchat: withlovefrmkris }



12.10.2015

UR Holiday Ready

Gloves:  C/O URPowered 

Hello pretty friends,

So winter is totally here!! It is so cold out, it's time to wear all my cold weather gear. Which let me tell you it is not easy! Not all cold weather gear is cute actually a lot of it is just not fun but it does keep you warm. That is why I am excited to tell you about URPowered, they carry cold weather product that is functional & looks good!
I have been using tech gloves daily and it makes using my smart phone painless in cold temps!
These fit just right and have been a life saver for my poor fingers during the cold, great for texting too! I am sure if you have someone on your Christmas list that lives in cold weather climate, they would love these. Happy holiday shopping, stay warm!

With love from,
 Kris



12.03.2015

Winter Florals ♡


Skirt c/o Dainty Jewells 



Hello pretty friends,

Today I am so excited to tell you about my new favorite skirt, wear you can get it and many more modest fabulous pieces!
Recently I have been obsessed with wearing florals even if it is like SNOWING and SO cold! But the best part of "seasonal" prints is that if you pair it up with a sweater or heavier clothing you will still look cute & even against a winter weather, like in these photos! I love the contrast of the two pieces! Oh side note, it was so fun to run around in my skirt and sweater in the snow!
Well now back to the this cute skirt from Dainty Jewell's--it is the perfect length no need for a skirt extender1 It is lovely and modest all on its own as is everything in the Dainty Jewell's shop.
From the large selection of cute day-to-day clothing to a variety of bridesmaid dresses in all sizes-- Dainty Jewells is the place for timeless modest apparel for the modern girl.
Every girl needs a fun "big bell" midi skirt even if it may might be out of our comfort zone but once on, it is just so chic!

Wishing you a lovely day! Happy shopping!
Until next time pretties!

With love from,

Kris





















11.26.2015

An Attitude of Gratitude ♡


Lately life has been so busy. Having an attitude of gratitude really is a virtue that makes life feel peaceful even in most busy of times. Like President Thomas S. Monson said lets reflect on our gratitude for our mothers, fathers, friends and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I am so blessed and grateful for my loving parents, sisters and friends that have made my life full of joy! And especially thankful for Him who taught us how to pray, how to live with love--His life was truly a legacy of love.

"Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His word. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude." THOMAS S. MONSON 
Love this quote just makes me reflect because really how can we but by following Him?! And that is what I think my family and friends have taught me by example--how to live a life with love. Not just them filling my life with love but by spreading that love with all those around us.

Having an attitude of gratitude makes feeling the Saviors love for those around us and for ourselves all empowering and for that I am so thankful.

Below you will find a mix of photos from my last trip to Florida (which I am so blessed I can go often) and some of my people that have made this year SUPER. <3

These ladies are my best friends, so lucky to have them in my life and for their example. Couldn't imagine a life without them, my sisters. 
These two are are the best parents any girl could ask for. I love them so much and I am so lucky to have their example and have them by my side no matter the distance. 

This guy has the biggest love for this girl, and that's where it all started. He truly completes our family and couldn't have asked for a better brother! I am lucky to call him my brother! 

Love this place and everything it offers me! Having the opportunity to have it right in front of work has been the greatest blessing! 

People are what make life that much better and friends are what make life joyous! And she has made a journey, this journey that I was scared of, a great one!

Best concert ever, thanks Kimmy!!

Lucky to have spent a day at the beach with my dear parents! 

I love FROZEN and well Taylor Swift is amazing! 

We wore cat years because it was Taylor Swift's Halloween party! 

An unforgettable night with my sista! 

Lucky to have the bestest friends ever!

The day at the beach with my parents was the greatest. I have so much fun with them! No matter how much older we grow or how far apart we live that love and bond never changes! Such a blessing! 

My heart is full of gratitude for the people that make-up my life and for all the many opportunities that I have been blessed with and thankful for the eyes that let me recognize the hand of the Lord in all these goodness! 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

With lots of love, 

Kris  





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