Taking Stock

baby announcement cute

Making: Inventory for my etsy shop

Cooking: Chili Dogs (one of my many pregnancy cravings)

Drinking: Water.. water.. and more water!

Reading: Don’t waste the pain by David Lyons and Linda Lyons Richardson

Wanting: Some new organic makeup!

Looking: at too much tv! 80s & 90s sitcoms are my “thing”

Playing: Hay Day on the iPad

Wasting: time watching so much tv … haha ;)

Wishing: my family would get out to Austin to visit me soon!

Enjoying: A simple life before baby comes

Waiting: on baby Bray to be born!

Liking: GOOGLE +

Wondering: How my sweet little boy is going to look and what he’ll be like (I am already obsessed with him and he isn’t even here yet!)

Loving: Living in a bigger city

Hoping: To settle down at a church here soon.

Marveling: at my body’s ability to grow a human

Needing: more friends in Austin!

Smelling: my new candle from Marshalls

Wearing: MATERNITY CLOTHES! ( I am too big for anything I owned pre-pregnancy)  :(

Thinking: about the future- going back to school etc.

Bookmarking: Pinterest recipes

Feeling: giddy about the future!

Copy and paste in the comment section and fill this out with your own answers! I’d love to hear back from you!

kyra sambria 20 weeks pregnant


30 Day Self Portrait Challenge


Today, I am starting a 30 day self-portrait challenge. The idea came from Tiffany of Sincerely, Whitney and I can not wait to get started. I always feel super awkward taking photos alone and I am hoping this challenge will teach me a little something about lighting, composition, and posing! At the end of this there is nothing more fun than looking back on the photos of how you have grown!

All you have to do to join me is take a picture of yourself every day for the next 30 days. Try taking them in different places and at different angles and post them to your instagram. I would love to follow your journey as well! You can share your selfies via your blog, instagram (#xokyrasambria) or any other site you choose! I will be sharing mine daily via instagram (KyraSambria). At the end of the 30 days I will post all of my photos here and a few of yours too!

If you are in, leave me a comment and let me know where to find you! You can start at any time. I’m starting today!!



Don’t give up// Words of Encouragement

Flower in Field

The past few weeks/ months have been very discouraging for me. I have no idea where my life goes from here. I’m somewhat having a “quarter life crisis”. Sometimes I think.. maybe I’m too old to start dancing again, gosh I should have stayed in school, etc. etc. It just gets hard!! It’s life.

BUT, I WILL NOT GIVE UP! I refuse. And you really shouldn’t either because it will never be too late to do something you love. Start a blog or a new job, go back to school, pick up a new hobby. Don’t let others or yourself hold you back.

The bible says “You do not have, because you do not ask.” We must ask the Lord to send us what it is we want from our life but ultimately seek to fulfill the plans he has for us. Tonight, I will be praying for just that and I would love my readers to do the same! It is never too late!






Currently… Wednesday, May 21st 2013


WATCHING: Hannibal, Psych, + Re-runs of Desperate Housewives… I’m patiently waiting for summer shows like Pretty Little Liars and Big Brother to start!!!

LISTENING TO: Big Band + Swing Music while dancing around the house, like a mad woman!

LEARNING: I am slowly teaching myself spanish. Hopefully one day I can immerse myself into the spanish culture and truly learn the language.


TALKING ABOUT: My blog posts this week! Very exciting posts coming Friday, Saturday and Monday!!

READING: The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler- I just really got into it, but so far I am loving it and learning several new things about myself and the world around me.

EATING: Trying to eat healthy and on a budget so I have ground my gears to come up with recipes that are super affordable for a family of two that doesn’t eat crap!


I’d love to know what you think and what all you have been up to “currently”! Leave a comment on this post!!

Also, I am running a sale in my Etsy Shop, Sam Birdy. Use the code MEMDAY2013 to receive $5 off your order of $12 or more!




Dream Spaces, Moving, and Spring Cleaning!

This has been one of the most insane weeks that I have had in a long time. My husband and I decided to stick to being true procrastinators and move an entire apartment worth of our stuff in only 2-3 days. Now all I can see far and wide in our new house is boxes, boxes and more boxes. To relieve my stress of course I turn to Pinterest and begin to look up beautiful living spaces. Rooms that would inspire both Chase and myself to get up and do things, a house that we would love to entertain in. :)

Heres what I came up with…

livingroomI am such a huge fan of hard wood floors- I love a simple space.

kitchenNatural Light>>>>>>

homeofficeOkay, this would be perfect for my etsy shop.

Laundry roomThis won’t come for a while in our house, but a girl can dream.

bathroomHis and hers bathroom.. my husband would love the masculinity. Ours is pink and green at the moment, which I don’t think he appreciates.

bedroomWe just got a sleigh bed. Something I have wanted my entire life.

I can not wait to get the renovations under way. Stay tuned for our updates to the inside and outside of our house! I will be posting plenty of organization and renovation tips for you guys.



Click HERE to see the sweet potato pie I made back in the fall. It’s always the right time for pie ;)



me and my d
Hello everyone! I hope your year has started off as wonderful as mine has. The holidays wore me out and I have been pretty busy with upcoming projects, so I apologize for not posting in so long.
One of my favorite blogs Mama.Papa.Bubba. recently began doing “currently” posts and I thought that it would be a fun way to get to know me and whats going on in the Bray household recently.
WATCHING: I must admit, we have had too many late nights lately. All spent watching great shows like Cheers, Frasier, Big Bang Theory, and Biggest Loser. TV is personally one of my guilty pleasures.

LISTENING TO: Lana Del Rey- I love love her right now, can’t get her songs out of my head, and I have had her station on for days!

PLAYING: It has been all work no play around here lately, but I am looking forward to a date night with my hubby to listen to a good local band play.

TALKING ABOUT: Different ways to get back into dance again. Are there any dancers out there wishing to get back into it? How are you doing it? I simply must dance. I love it and my city just doesn’t have what I’m looking for when it comes to dance.

READING: It is no secret that I love to read. So, now there are about 5 books on my nightstand.. and I am definitely in the middle of reading them all. They range from Religious books to health and beauty books.

EATING: Recently tried a restaurant in the area called Chimi V’s. I had the burrito bowl with fajita meat and have had a craving for it ever since. It is most definitely worth a try if you are ever in Shreveport/ Bossier. I will be recreating the burrito bowl in a future blog post because it was so yummy. Stay tuned for that!

So what are your goals for 2013 and have you stuck with them? I’m looking forward to sharing my goals with you in my next post!!!



A Few Photos from October