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KCL Friday Finds

Happy weekend!! I've got another round up of beautiful home decor items for you guys today. It hasn't been intentional, it just so happens that the Friday Finds participants have all been home decor shops lately, and I'm loving it! With Spring coming up soon, it's the perfect time to spruce things up around the house and update your decor for the new season. Pictured: Geometric Pineapple Jewelry Holder/Home Accessory

First up is something we could all use more of in our homes - hygge by Snygge Home (pronounced snoo-gue). Snygge is a play on the danish word hygge that I'm sure you've heard of by now...or at least seen and thought what is hygge anyway? Hygge is "a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being." You can read more about it on Hygge Home.

At Snygge Home, owner Alice and her boyfriend Jack create hygge-inspired homeware, gifts, and event decorations using 3D printing. And like most E…

What I've Been Up To (In Photos)

The craziness began a month ago when my oldest daughter turned eight years old. I didn't have the time or money to organize a big party this year, so I gave her a whole birthday week to make up for it. I surprised her with a present each day, and on the last day before her birthday, I made her a scavenger hunt to another present she got to open early. On the day of, I surprised her with a new outfit to wear to dinner.

Then a few weeks ago my boss went on vacation and let me and my girls house sit so we could have our own little vacation. They have a big house with a pool, so we spent our time relaxing.

 They also have 3 horses and a pony, so we had fun brushing them down and giving them snacks.

Then my boss (and friend) needed me on a weekend trip to Deep Creek Lake. On Saturday we took all the kids to a man-made beach and soaked up some sun while the kiddos swam and played in the sand. 

The day we got back was the day before my 8 yr. old's first day of third grade. We still had a few things to pick up then squeezed in one last mommy-Kylie date with The Odd Life of Timothy Green (great movie!).

Meanwhile I took photos for several travel-tips posts. Between the military and all the weekend trips we take, I've learned quite a few things about traveling with children.

I've also been doing more cooking and baking with Kylie before the rush of school started. I took photos so I can share the recipes with you.

In addition to organizing and redecorating my daughters' room, I've been cleaning out my own closet (and doing some vintage shopping) to prep for a "shop my closet" type of blog. I had some success selling vintage accessories on Etsy, but the fees are not something I want to pay considering I'm not making a huge return.

Of course you can see I also reworked The Blog Entourage. It is no longer about other blogs. It is a lifestyle blog with new posts coming on the things I love the most - cooking, style, decorating, organizing and travel. Perhaps the biggest change is I no longer accept guest posts. It was taking up too much time, and time is money. It's time for me to get serious about freelance writing and whichever other side projects I have going on, and this site needs to function as a reference point for prospective clients.

I appreciate the readers who are still making their way to the site!


  1. A busy life, adorable children, and all necessary parts of living. Enjoy.

  2. Looks like you had fun!

    Your girls are so cute!

  3. Cake, tarts and shoes? Wow you have a great life with those cutie pies!

  4. All your pictures are really nice. Your daughters are getting really big, too.

  5. Thanks, everyone!:) Yup...busy, busy! And @Shelly, yes they are getting way too big way too fast!

    I'm looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs as I have a nice long holiday weekend!

  6. Hi Krisztina,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Deep Creek Lake to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

  7. Hey girl My name is thomas bradley I go to buckhorn high school in alabama I just love your shoes they are really cute on you and I was wondering if you can do a stepp for me about 10 times

  8. Hey girl My name is thomas bradley I go to buckhorn high school in alabama I just love your shoes they are really cute on you and I was wondering if you can do a stepp for me about 10 times


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