Kristin Shannon

My Life Caffeinated

 

Getting the most out of the life I’ve been given. Whether that means by traveling the world or connecting with the people in my life on a deeper level. Life is not something to go through the motions, but is to be truly lived.

Thankful Thursday: My 60 Day Journey

Thankful Thursday: My 60 Day Journey

Today marks the last day of my 60 days of gratitude journey. What a journey it has been. There were definite days/weeks of doubting if this act of numbering the gifts in this world would truly change my thoughts and feelings. Days of wanting to give up, but I decided...
Thankful Thursday: Detailed Grace

Thankful Thursday: Detailed Grace

Within the busyness of life, we tend to miss the beautiful details that surround us every day. We rush past the beauty to get to another appointment or obligation. How often do we truly stop to appreciate the beauty within our life and the world?   It takes...
Thankful Thursday: Breathe in the Present

Thankful Thursday: Breathe in the Present

This Thankful Thursday, I’m actually going to be reflecting back on my Tuesday night as I started to truly live in the moment, allowing gratitude to overwhelm my entire mind, body and spirit. Tuesday Night:  I sit as my legs give way to relaxation and my arms...
DIY Northeast Minneapolis Brewery Tour

DIY Northeast Minneapolis Brewery Tour

Minneapolis, MN has much to offer the tourist as well as the local. Yesterday, I created my own Northeast Minneapolis brewery tour and took my family along for the ride. Northeast Minneapolis has a plethora of wonderful breweries. The culture of Northeast Minneapolis...

History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. A holiday where teens buy each other stuffed bears and chocolate while adults share a romantic night with their significant other. But how did this holiday originate? Valentine’s Day originated from the Christian and ancient Roman...
Patience Pays

Patience Pays

In my hunter green yoga pants I got last night from Express’ Black Friday sale…yes my brother and I went to the Mall of America on Thanksgiving for the Black Friday sales. I swore to myself that I’d never succumb myself to Black Friday shopping on...

7 Reasons Why Being Single is Awesome

Turns out that Thanksgiving is next week. If anyone is like me, I just realized that today, So, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, some of us single folk are starting to be filled with dread for this day. This is the time when family and long lost friends ask...

Facebook Relationship Status: Single

As a highly caffeinated gal, it can be hard to settle my life down enough for a relationship. Inevitably deeming me the wretched “S” word. Single. In your mid-20’s, especially as a woman, the “S” word is the worst description there could...
Brewers Ball to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

Brewers Ball to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

Cinderella Goes to the Ball Friday night at 5:15 p.m., one of my friends asked if I wanted to go to the Brewer’s Ball that night. It started at 6:00 p.m. and went until 10:00 p.m. I was at the gym and just decided to be spontaneous and go, even though I had no...
Spring into Style

Spring into Style

Spring has sprung, which means we are cleaning out our closets and dusting off our summer clothes as we welcome Summer into existence. This is one of my favorite times of year because it gives me the opportunity to not only donate my old, unwanted clothes to a...
Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Since I don’t have many words today, instead I’d like to share some Pinterest photos that caught my eye as we get into the Fall season. Beware. This may look like a collage of my Fall Pinterest board.    ...
Day In

Day In

Some days you just need to take for yourself. Today was one of those days for me. The only time I’ve been outside of my apartment was when I went to church this morning. Other than that, I’ve been catching up on my TV shows that I normally watch, but this...

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