Nuts and Bolts (aka Chex Mix)

Nuts and Bolts? What the heck are you talking about Kaylynn? Ok ok – for all you people that have no idea what I’m talking about…. it’s homemade Chex Mix. To DIE for homemade Chex Mix. But from here on out – aka, the rest of this blog post – I shall refer to it as Nuts and Bolts.

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Our stillborn story: Ian Colby Young

Stillborn - my story

One of my friends, who occasionally reads my blog, has said to me several times, "Kaylynn, you need to be more REAL in your posts." I always nodded and agreed, more of a, "Yeah, I know, but I'd just rather share recipes than open up," kind of feeling. And then I was humbled. Big time. … [Continue reading...]

Bright Night Event 2014

Let's not forget Lily McDowell and her radical videography skills. How can we catch awesome-ness? Leave it to her! Check out THIS VIDEO. Oh. My. EPIC! And AS IF that video wasn't freaking sweet enough? Let's add a SLO-MO video. Just for fun. HERE YOU GO!!! Prepare to laugh your A off! … [Continue reading...]

Girl on Fire Vinyl Tee

Girl on Fire tee shirt with Cricut Explore

There are several reasons I love this Girl on Fire shirt: Let me 'splain (Classic Princess Bride quote) 1. The Alicia Keys song: Girl on Fire. This so is SO powerful. It reminds me to be confident, to be awesome, and to just be.... on fire! 2. When I think of the phrase, "Girl on Fire" I immediately think of the Shakespeare quote, "Though she be but little, she is FIERCE." Yes, it's plastered everywhere and overdone, but I LOVE it. And obviously other people love it too. Again, for me it goes back to feeling strong, confident, and basically unstoppable. 3. The most obvious of them all: The Hunger Games. Freak. Katniss is a Bad A. Sure, she has her moments of angst and … [Continue reading...]

Paper Mistletoe – Cricut Design Star


Theme: Holiday crafts and gear Team theme: Glitter I know what you're thinking. Glitter?! NO PROBLEM! My creative juices are running low lately, but I'm pleased with the way this project turned out. And it was SUPER easy. Win! Not only am I obsessed with glitter, but I love all things Christmas. Mistletoe being RIGHT up there, but the mistletoe I find is always gross, gnarly, or straight up ugly. Plus, it never lasts very long. So WHY NOT making my own paper mistletoe? It'll last. It'll be lovely (obviously). It'll be the colors I choose. I just did a Google search for "mistletoe leaves" and found THESE bad boys. If you prefer felt instead of glitter - DEFINITELY check … [Continue reading...]

Pefect Italian Soda gift basket – Share the Joy


Product was provided by World Market, but the opinions stated here are 100% my own. Quick shout out: Happy Birthday to the sweetest 16 year old I know. Love your guts! … [Continue reading...]