Versatile Blogger Award

I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by none other than the talented, Frugal Fab Mommy.  If you haven’t been to visit her blog yet, you have to head on over.  She has a wide array of posts, and a TON of useful information.  Well worth the read!  Thank you so very much for this nomination, I am honored!

I do apologize that it has taken me so long to accept this award.  I have been feeling a bit under the weather, have been catering to my son who is learning to drive, and my daughter celebrated her 14th birthday this week.  Not to mention I have been working on changing my Etsy shop image.  I hope that you will forgive my delay in acceptance.  Super busy time of year…

Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that presented you with your award.
  •  Link to their blog.
  •  Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you feel have awesome blogs–whether you’ve recently discovered them or you follow them regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 awesome bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award—you can link this page if you want.
  •  Lastly, tell the person who nominated you, and everyone else, 7 things about yourself.

My 7 Facts:

Fact One

As most of you are aware, I have my own shop, Krista Kemp Designs, on Etsy.  I am very happy to announce that last week I had my 13th and 14th sale, and today was blessed with my 15th.  I am thrilled to see my shop beginning to take off!  I also received my first review last week; 5 stars!

I have been making plans these last few weeks to give my shop a much needed revamping.  I spent Saturday before last outdoors, under the blazing sun, photographing my creations.  I am also designing a new digital banner for my shop.  Looking forward to getting these changes and others implemented.

Fact Two

Two weeks ago I created a Facebook Group for my club members.  Each month in my newsletter, my VIP members are presented with a challenge/mission.  This group was created so that we may share our experiences with one another.  If you would like to read about our cause, head on over to “Community Compassion” on Facebook.  If you are interested in joining in the fun, simply click the button below to become a club member.

Join our club

Fact Three

I have always had a strong desire to be a mother, and concluded, when I was younger, that I wanted 4 children.  After giving birth to my daughter (my 2nd child) I realized that I was good; I didn’t want anymore children.  I would be perfectly content being a mom to just two.  One of these days I’ll share my birthing experiences, which will shed a little more light onto my reasoning.

My Miracle Baby

When I found out that I was pregnant with my third, I cried.  Not because I was unhappy, it was just horrible timing!  I had no clue how I was going to be a single mother to three.  Mr. Kolin is my miracle baby, who I almost lost.  We had to undergo an emergency cesarean 6 1/2 weeks early, due to his heart rate dropping.  Terrifying ordeal!  Yet another story for another day.  I was blessed with 3 beautiful, healthy babies and dismissed all notions of having another.  When my husband and I married, I gained my fourth.  Perfect!  I didn’t have to go through all the pain.  The family is now complete.

When mortality started to set in, and I realized that I wasn’t getting any younger, I experienced the baby itch.  Thank goodness my little McKinley (my grandbaby) came into the picture.  She cured the itch, and allowed me to have my baby.  The best part, I didn’t have to go through the 2 am feedings.

Fact Four

My favorite food is, and has always been Mexican.  I cannot get enough of it!  My mama craved it ALL the time when she was carrying me, but it tore her up every time she gave in to the urge.  Since having surgery in May of 2014, it hurts me.  I now take acid reflux medicine, and usually have to follow up with a Zantac and/or a Tums.  It is a downright shame that I cannot freely enjoy this delicious food!

Fact Five

I very rarely indulge in alcoholic beverages, but when I do, I prefer Strawberry Daiquiris , topped with whipped cream and a cherry.  Only in the past few years, have whipped cream or sour cream been included in my diet.  I just never had a taste for them prior.  This is a super new development.

Fact Six

When I was young, I was an absolute book worm.  I visited the library every week and borrowed the max books possible.  When each book was read, I returned them the following week to repeat the process.  My favorite series to read were the Fear Street Books.  I had a massive collection!  I introduced them to my first born, but he preferred the Goosebumps series.  Same author, different series.  Apparently the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

Fact Seven

When I was a little girl, my daddy took my sister and I to St. Augustine beach.  We were just in time to experience the sea turtles laying their eggs.  This was such a miraculous moment for me to experience, and this has always proven to be a very fond childhood memory.  Because of this, sea turtles have always been at the top of my “favorite animals” list.  I have acquired quite a collection of turtles over the years, and I hope to one day share this event with my children.  Every time we visit the beach, I look at the flyers in the elevator to see if it is laying season.  Maybe once we move down there, we’ll be able to venture out and watch.

My Versatile Blogger Nominees:

These are fantastic blogs, and are definitely worth taking a peek…

Aaron at #Better Be A Hit!

Kendall F. Person at  The Neighborhood

The Mof Man at Modes of Flight Blog

The Eye-Dancers

Syanaz at Imajinesstories

Simplify 022

Ramona Crisstea


Alyssa at Dreaming Trees

Nora at Your $50K Formula

Chewing Crayons

Rhys at Photo Maestro

Zapple 100

Nail Polish Lover

Problems with Infinity

Many thanks again to Frugal Fab Mommy.  Your acknowledgement of my work is greatly appreciated.



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