We laughed… At our laugh lines

laughLast weekend I went to a party that girlfriends I’ve known since grade & high school attended. It’s as if time stands still. Of course we start out with the usual… How are your parents, children, spouse… The what-have you-been-up to. Then the remember when… this is where the reconnection happens. And a LOT of  LAUGHING.  Tears down the cheeks laughing. Then… the real talking happens. The how are you REALLY ??? This is where it gets real.  Usually after a glass of wine or two… Insecurities, happiness, unhappiness… Real. The size of our asses or bank accounts… DO NOT  MATTER. It’s irrelevant. Because at the end of the day… NONE of that matters. The older we get the conversation changes.  What we thought was important a decade ago… not- so-much.  CoriAn countertops are no longer discussed. Yoga seems to be a good idea. Our dreams are changing.     Priorities are getting clearer.

We desire: Laughter. Love. Peace. Happiness… Universal.

We have: Laugh lines, Flabby arms, Age spots, Middle age spread… Universal

We laughed… At our laugh lines. I wish that was universal.

Have a pretty day!

Kristin

 

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WAIT! WHAT!? Where did I go???

lost myselfIt has been EXACTLY one year today since I have written a blog post. ONE WHOLE YEAR!

The first half of 2015 I will admit, I took  leave of my senses. I gave my power away to people that I should have never given my power to…  Wait! What!?

WHY the hell was I listening to them in the first place?! That’s where things went sideways.  SIDEWAYS! We should NEVER give our power away to anyone. EVER.

I wanted to blame someone else for this… guess what. That’s BULLSHIT.

IT WAS MY FAULT.

EVERY DAMN BIT OF IT!

MY FAULT.

The big question is : How did I lose SO much confidence in myself I thought someone else knew me better than ME?

I lost my own voice. I gave my voice away. Willingly.

Until : I TOOK IT BACK!!!!!!

What happened?

Well… a LOT.

I have been all over the USA this year doing things that I thought I needed to do, with people I thought I needed.

I didn’t.

I will say I learned MANY lessons. Some really sucked. Some were amazingly great. But all in all… lost myself… but wait… I DIDN’T.

I really just realized…

I FOUND MYSELF.  This is where the tears came. A whole LOT of tears. I am back to exactly where I began.

I eliminated the people from my life that frankly, should have never been let in to begin with. That was my mistake.

The lessons I have learned have been invaluable. Painful. But I obviously needed to learn them.

I am shaking it off.

It feels so good to be back!

Have a pretty day!

Kristin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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92 and PRETTY

I was visiting a friend at her hair salon yesterday when two elderly ladies walked in the door. The eldest needed a hair cut and was barely making it in the door with her walker. She got settled in the seat to get her hair washed and it wasn’t going all that well. Her daughter, […]

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I was THAT woman on the plane

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I am a RULE FOLLOWER on an air plane. Always. ALWAYS. That was true until the last time I flew. I caused a situation. I woke up the morning I was flying out with a migraine. I was staying at a friend’s because she was driving me to the airport. I knew I needed coffee. […]

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WHERE to begin living pretty

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I am often asked where to even begin to turn things around to start living pretty. The answer is very simple. BEGIN EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE You can begin today. RIGHT NOW! You can begin with something as simple as vacuuming the floor, making your bed or doing the dishes. Yesterday I moved a few […]

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Goodbye Pretty Pink Cloud…

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V and I have been working on our new little house for four years. V is doing all of the building himself and it is now time for me to make some decisions regarding light fixtures, paint colors and cabinet colors. It’s overwhelming! I thought I had it all decided. White cabinets, pink walls from Benjamin […]

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My WHY… Has not changed in four years

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Have you heard the phrase people seem to be using now. What’s your WHY? You may have noticed it’s been a while since I have posted on the blog.  I had to stop and ask myself that very question. What was my WHY  for Bring Pretty Back. It will be four years next month since […]

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Bring it on 2014!!!! The pretty that is!

Are you ready??!!  I am! I feel like a kid on the first day of school with a bright white pair of new shoes and a backpack with that new smell! I am ready for new things and new adventures! Some big some small! MORE PRETTY! Are you with me???? I hope so! What do you […]

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Recharging is PRETTY!

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This weekend I went away with ten amazing ladies for a girls weekend. It was full of laughs, deep conversations and simply a great time. I was carded when I ordered a water then the waiter saw I was an organ donor, then informed me I would not be saved if I was ever in […]

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Friendship is a pretty gift

Lately I have been thinking about the people in my life I am honored to call friend. Some I have had for years, some I have just recently met, yet feel I have known them for years. I have friends I can call family and them me. Friendship is a blessing. We are not obligated […]

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