Thursday, June 27, 2013

Getting to Know Y'all. :)

So I am part of the Alabama Women's Bloggers. It has been live for almost 2 months. This community is so great. It is a getting to know the rest of your sisters link up. :) So here we go... 

1. What part of the state do you call home?

Well right now I'm being a lovely to 2 great kids in our fair capital. :) Then I will be back home in Shelby County looking for a job come fall. 

2. How long have you been blogging?

On and off for 2 years. I really started this time last year. :). 

3. Why did you start blogging?

Well my fellow Alabama sister  from Finding Free told me I should. Haha. So I did. She has done all my layouts. 

Then last year after a really bad breakup I just needed an outlet. :) Then I was hooked just to writing about my everyday life. 

4. What is your favorite part of being a member of the Alabama Women Bloggers community?

Definitely the community. I have met some these girls and they are so supportive. I don't have a lot of girlfriends so that has been great to have. 

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully married to JBK, a librarian, at my goal weight, maybe pregnant with our first kid, and still blogging. :) 

6. If you could choose an actress to play you in your life, who would you choose and why?

I really don't know. Haha. Probably me. J/k. 

Maybe Lilly Collins. She's really beautiful and to top it off she is Phil Collins' daughter.

7. Name 5 things on your Bucket List that you hope you’ll check off before you die?

Be a mom, go to Africa on a mission trip, get to my goal weight, go to each Presidential library( there's my geek post), and meet my out of state blog friends. 

8. If you could be known for one thing, what would it be and why?

That I was caring, great friend who cared about her friends. And that I lived my life worthy of the Gospel. 

9. Describe the best moment in your life!?

There's a few. I can't decide between them.

9 months ago when I skyped JBK for the first time. That day when I saw his face and finally talked to him I knew something was changing in my life. 

8 months ago when he asked my dad permission to date me. :) 

When I graduated college May 4th. I never thought I would make it to 23. When I was younger. Which it is quite sad, but I am so glad I am here.

10. If you could “be” anything (no consequences, no fear), what would you “be”?

I would be a Presidential Historian. I love my presidents. I love reading about them. I love finding out new information about them.  

11. What or who inspires you to blog?

My love life, my weight loss journey, and my friends, and my family  inspire me so much to blog. 

12. We’re headed to your neck of the woods… what restaurant would you recommend?

If you are in Montgomery I would La Zona which is a Mexican restaurant. Or Tomatinos or Cafe Lousia. :) or Mr. Gs. :) 

If I am home I would say Ashley Macs. Or Edgar's bakery. 

13. What’s a southern tradition you and your family have?

Thank you notes. Southern hospitality.  

14. If you could pick your favorite blog post from your blog this year, what would it be?

That's a hard one. There is two I really like these two.

15. We all love social media, tell us your links so we can follow you!


Instagram- Kcarlton89

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Just to warn you. This post has been very emotional to write.  I have been writing and deleting it since Thursday. So here we go. 

So all of you know I struggle with my weight. I have been for almost 11 years. 

I have tried everything. I am the poster child for yo-yo dieting. I have written posts about my weight loss journey. However since April I have been slacking. I have put it off. 

However on Wednesday my eyes were finally open and I am finally going on this journey for myself. 

The wake up call was when I looked in the mirror after my shower. I never truly look in the mirror after a shower. However I did that morning. I truly believed God poked me that morning to look. 

So I looked I was embarrassed what I saw. I saw a person I didn't recognize anymore. I saw a person who wasn't happy about herself. I saw a person who didn't think she would ever get this big. I saw my stretch marks aka scars caused by emotional eating.  I saw a person who is now fed up about this way. 

So starting on Monday  my journey starts. I'm ordering my Body Bugg. I am going to start making my food instead of buying frozen. So getting some healthy cookbooks from the used bookstore or from the bookstore. Making a list on Sundays for groceries. And so much more. 

I want to write so much are about this, but I will just post more about it later. :) 

Love y'all. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hello Again...

In case if you haven't noticed I took another blogging break. To put it kindly I don't know why I haven't.  I am not a numbers blogger. Sorry if you are. I am not bad mouthing anyone. 

I don't care how many followers and how many views you get. Or how many comments I get. Sometimes I get no comments at all. 

My blog is about me. My ups and downs. It has been here as an outlet for when my ex broke up with me. It has been here when I talked about online dating and finding the man for me. It has been about my weight struggles, my friend struggles, and everything in between.

So if that is not your cup of tea then you will just have kiss my southern grits. ;) 

I love each and everyone who comments or follows this lovely space. 

So I am back people!! :). And get ready for some posts. :). 

Again I love y'all!! :). Talk to y'all soon!! :)