Taking Stock

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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!

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To Do's

the to-do’s of January

Austin TX

A new year means a list of to-do’s.

1. Try a new dinner recipe

2. Get the apartment more organized

3. Read a new book

4. Take a relaxing bubble bath (or 2 or 3!)

5. Eat at a new restaurant in Austin

6. Start the switch to cruelty free makeup

7. Start baby shopping =)

What made your list this month?

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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

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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!





Summer Bucket List

Summer 2013 To-Do List

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1.) Summer concert!

2.) Picnic @ the park.

3.) POOOOOL!!!

4.) watch fireworks

5.) Read a good book

6.) Go to the farmers market

7.) Visit a new place in Shreveport

8.) Have/ Go to a Barbecue!

9.) Snow- Cone days

10.) Breakfast outside

11.) Baseball game with C.

12.) Homemade Donuts =)

13.) Family Pictures- Including our sweet & slightly crazy dog Diesel

14.) Fishing

15.) Wash the car ourselves

16.) Game Night

17.) Movie Night

18.) Sonic Happy Hour!!

19.) Paint

20.) Spend time at the library

21.) Go to a Festival in town

22.) A mini getaway!


I put together a list of a few things I must do this summer. Each year I get so busy, time gets away from me and I forget to do some of the things I really wanted to do. So this is my first Summer Bucket List & I can’t wait to mark each one off!! I will be adding things as I go, but this is it for now. So what about you, do you make a bucket list for the summer or do you just wing it? What are some of your favorite things to do on those long summer days? I would love to hear!



Beauty + Style

Life, styled- Cozy summer days!

The hot weather has officially rolled in and I am loving it. Spending my days in sundresses and shorts, picnic-ing with the hubs, and snacking on delicious fruit are some of my favorite ways to spend those lazy summer days. This is my go-dress for this weather. It’s perfect for shopping, to throw over a swimsuit, or to even lounge around in like a sloth.DSC_0157 DSC_0164

DSC_0166 Here I paired it with some vintage boots that I scored at an auction! I absolutely in love with them and they will probably make several appearances in the future. I also decided to wear one of my favorite scarves from Target and an Old Navy bag. I choose to wear what makes me happy. When shopping pick pieces that no matter how many times you wear it you feel great in it. Which of your summer clothes are waiting to be refreshed this summer? DSC_0168

Fill your days with laughter and great memories. Live Simple. Be Happy!