About Kristi

Let me start by saying… I LOVE shopping! It’s the hunt that excites me and the feeling of getting a great deal sends me over the top!

My passion is not specific. It ranges from simply finding a new snack I can no longer live without to home decor to fashion. It’s taken years and driven my husband crazy, but I have figured out the art of shopping… finding what I want, at the price I want to pay. This skillset allows me to stay up to speed in an ever changing world of fashion while keeping my overall budget in check. Believe you me… there are deals to be had.

A little about me…. I am a mom of boy/girl twins and love it. Don’t get me wrong it is tough at times but overall it is a lot of fun. They are 8 years old and I still can’t believe how fast time has gone by. When I found out I was having twins I was in shock. All I could think was I have to deliver not one but two!!! After the shock passed, next came the excitement. All I heard was I get to shop for two!!! This is going to be so much fun! Expensive yes, but fun. Then we found out we were having a boy and a girl. This was even more exciting because that meant I got to shop in both sections. YAY! It was so meant to be. Now let’s rewind a bit. I am married to my best friend and the love of my life! Josh makes me so happy. He spoils me and I love it! He’s such a great dad and he knows how to have fun. We have been married going on 13 years this year and dated for 6 years before that. He’s been very supportive of my ideas and he is excited to see this blog evolve. Other than being a stay at home mom I am also a fitness instructor at the YMCA. I have been teaching Boot Camp now for 3 years. It has been a lot of fun so far. I keep going to the gym because I love to see my class and the friends I have made along the way. I used to be the person who joined the gym and would never go. This is why I still think it’s hysterical that I teach! I guess that means if I can change to love the gym then anyone can. I always played team sports and stayed very active so the gym wasn’t really appealing to me since I was getting other workouts in.

For me, this blog is a way to express myself and my ideas. When I am shopping and find something amazing I get this natural high and can’t hardly wait to share with my friends what I found! That may sound insane but it’s the honest truth. I also love to shop for others. At one point I wanted to be a personal shopper. I have a natural aptitude for helping others with fashion. In fact, I’ve had several job offers from the shops I frequent because of my unintended efforts to help others in the store which result in sales. I can’t wait to share with you what great things I find from fashion to home decor to beauty and maybe a great snack or two along the way. I will also share some fitness tips and some workouts you can do at home or maybe even what I am planning to teach my class.

Stay tuned….

Xo Kristi


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