Month: November 2016


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I’m¬†officially 28 years old. YIKES!

The idea that I’m closer to 30 than my early 20s is both scary and exhilarating. I feel like this past year was a good one for so many reasons but also brought about a few struggles that I never pictured myself having to go through. I’m confident that my time spent as a 28 year old will be a fabulous and come with many blessings and surprises! So in the spirit of that somewhat daunting number that now is associate with myself I thought I would share 28 things about me {wow, that’s a lot of Kristin facts, sorry!} that you may not know or that I feel like define who I am really well. Let me know if any of them surprise you! ENJOY! xox

1) I’m the oldest of 4 girls…28, 25, 23 and 16.

2) I have over 50 pairs of denim and they all fit.

3) 80*+ is my ideal temperature.

4) I graduated with my Bachelors degree from Iowa State in 3 years.

5) I cannot keep plants or flowers alive no matter how hard I try.

6) My dream vacation is Marrakech, Morocco.

7) I could live with only 3 condiments: hot sauce, BBQ and Ranch.

8) In college I spent an entire week in the hospital with Rhabdomyolysis. Google it! ūüôā

9) Kyle & I got married on the beach on Anna Maria Island in Florida. We booked it before ever visiting in person & Kyle’s first time the weekend of our wedding!

10) If I could only wear 1 color for the rest of my life it would obviously be black.

11) Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower. Blue to be exact.

12) I’m a die-hard ISU Cyclones, Dallas Cowboys & Boston RedSox fan.

13) I hate my toes touching and almost never wear socks.

14) Running is my favorite way to decompress and chill out.

15) I watch {or listen if I’m in the car} Mike & Mike every morning before work.

16) My favorite thing to do when I come home from anywhere is take my bra and makeup off.

17) I pretend to be allergic to onions because I hate them so much.

18) Give me ALLLLLLLL the Pinot Noirs. Definite wine of choice.

19) But my go-to alcoholic beverage is definitely a Tito’s + Tonic with an excessive # of limes.

20) MAC’s Plumful has been my go-to lip color for nearly 5 years.

21) LASIK has been the best physical/monetary gift I’ve ever received. {Not saying I don’t love everything I get though!!!}

22) If I had to pick my career field over again I would either be a Lawyer or a Meteorologist. 

23) My favorite movies are V for Vendetta, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Step Brothers and Tommy Boy — quite the variety, I know!

24) Up until 4 months ago, my biggest fear was needles. Now I’m a pro at giving myself shots so they’re NBD anymore ūüôā

25) Most people think I’m extremely extroverted but I actually am kind of shy.

26) Peanut Butter is my favorite food group ūüėČ followed closely by avocados and BBQ chips.

27) I have 0 tattoos and 7 piercings. 

28) Snapchat is hands-down my favorite app! Follow me @kristinkruse for an annoying amount of workout posts, coffee shots, videos of Beckett & Cabo and clothes on clothes on clothes!


Seeeeeee ya later, 27! It’s been real, it’s been fun and most of the time it’s been real fun! <3 ¬†

¬†Water Bottle // Tassel Earrings¬†// Pom Blanket¬†//¬†Eye Palette Mittens¬†// Cookbook¬†//¬†Tennis Shoes¬†//¬†Drybar Set¬†//¬†Cardigan¬†// 2017 Planner Slippers // Phone Case¬†//¬†¬†Sleep Shirt Sick of the sale posts yet? Call me weird but I secretly love them. It’s been so much fun seeing what everyone has purchased or currently has sitting in their carts! In all honesty it’s probably […]

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The color black is my spirit animal. Can I claim that? Or does your spirit animal have to be an actual animal? Well whatever, I’m deciding it can be a thing. Black can do no wrong. It’s slimming, appropriate for any and all occassions, can be subtle or sexy, matches everrrrrything and it is always […]

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#1 Pumpkin Protein Shake I said this last week but PSLs are not my thing. But I thoroughly enjoy just about everything else pumpkin-flavored so when I found a recipe for a Pumpkin Protein Shake I was all about testing it out. My first attempt was a little too pumpkin-y for me so when I […]

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The title of this post sounds like it could be a song! Mr. Palmer Chet is making is fashion blogging debut this morning and I’d say he was a natural. I’m biased since he’s my first and only nephew but P. Diddy {the amount of times I actually call him Palmer could probably be counted […]

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Sweatshirt / Cut offs / Sandals (similar) / Sunglasses / Bag Sweater / Denim / Booties¬†(similar) Dress¬†(color is Dusty Eggplant) / Heels / Clutch / Earrings / Cuff / Lip Color¬†(Plumful) Rain Boots / Scarf¬†(similar) Long Sleeve / Capris / Shoes¬† Tee / Cardigan / Denim / Rain Boots / Umbrella Tank / Shorts / […]

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