Welcome! I’m Kristin and I’m happy you’re here!

I started this blog way back in 2008! Wow, it’s been a long time! I was on Blogger then! In addition to blogging, I had a Blog Design business that I loved! My blog and design work gave me a creative outlet while being a stay home mom to our 7 kids, one being Autistic. As the needs of my kids grew, I needed to take a step back from blogging and design. Now that our kids are raised, my heart has called me back to Blogging and Design and I couldn’t be more excited!

You can find me here:

Designs So Pretty – A Design Company offering Web Design, Logos & Branding, and Custom Illustrations.

9th&Mayne – Sticker Shop on Etsy.

Some of my favorite things

Making the most of Midlife!

I’m taking Midlife by storm, making the most of it, and sharing it with you! Self Care, Personal Style, Health & Fitness, Marriage, Child Loss, Adventure, Decor, Hobbies, Parents to Adult kids, etc., it’s all in there!

FYI, I stop anytime, anywhere, for a fun photo op of my shoes and flowers! ha!

My husband and I try to do something different around Utah every weekend! We’ve lived here a long time and are looking for those little gems that have been here all along but we had no idea!

We have plans to travel outside Utah as well: Leavenworth, WA. Charleston, NC. Pigeon Forge, TN. and a few more, our list keeps growing!

I’m so excited for this new chapter and hope you enjoy following along. See you around!

Our Loss

We lost our oldest daughter, Nov 2020, to Leukemia just 34 days after diagnosis. Our family isn’t the same since she’s been gone, the loss and emptiness without her is endless. We now live life to the fullest, in honor of her. I opened 9th&Mayne Stickers on Etsy just a few short months after her passing in her memory.

Brian and I married almost 20yrs ago, blending into a full-time yours, mine, and ours, family. We seamlessly created a beautiful family and I love all of them as my own!

Family is my Love Language!

More of my favorite things