I realized that it's been way too long since I shared some information about myself on here so I thought it would be fun to take today to reintroduce myself for those of you who don't know me or would like to know more about me. This post was inspired by an Instagram challenge I've been participating in, which has encouraged me to share more about my "real life;" it goes into detail on some of the information I've shared over the last week on my Instagram account. I always love posts like this because I think it's great to learn about the person behind the blog and I hope you do too!
Hi I'm Kristin, creator of lifestyle blog The Blush Blonde (aka this little slice of the internet). I am twenty four years old and graduated a little over a month ago from Villanova University with a degree in Communications. I am an Alpha Gamma Delta Alumna, and love Villanova Basketball (we were National Champs this year!).
I have a younger sister and am very close with her and my parents. I also have a little Maltese named Coco Chanel, and am a crazy dog lady. Right now I'm living back home in New Jersey, which is where I am originally from. I grew up one mile from the beach in a super small town (it's only one square mile!).
I have RSD and Crohn's Disease (you can read about it here), and to be blunt I feel pretty terrible all the time. Due to my health I am taking a break this summer to rest, recuperate, and try new medical treatments. Up until a few weeks ago I was unsure of what my next move would be (which as a major Type A person was NOT fun), but I've decided that in the Fall I will be applying for grad school programs that start in Spring 2017. I can't tell you how good it feels to have that all figured out now!
Since graduating most days you'll find me working on my blog and cuddling with Coco. For the summer I'm basically a blogger/stay at home dog cuddler. I love serving the world by inspiring people to live their best life and add a touch of pretty to their day. I want to curate a beautiful, fun, fashionable lifestyle and encourage others to do the same.
Another thing I am very passionate about is not letting my health prevent me from doing what I want. While my health does slow me down, I try to never let it stop me. I may not make it out of bed every day, but I still manage to get a lot of work done and my bed is super cozy so I don't mind working from there! I think that no matter what life throws at you it's important to do what you want and live the best life you can.
For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with anything that has to do with fashion and beauty. My personal style is classy and feminine with influences from trends and my favorite celebrities. Although I do adore hair and makeup, my absolute favorite thing about beauty is skin care, which I am constantly researching and experimenting with. I have a thing for sweets and I enjoy making them as much as eating them. I also have a way with glitter and love a good D.I.Y. project. These topics are all featured on my blog as different aspects of that lifestyle I want to build. When I'm not busy blogging and I feel up to it I try to do the things I love as much as possible and surround myself with friends and family.
Eventually, I would love to turn The Blush Blonde into a full time gig. My ultimate dream is to be like Emily Schuman from Cashmere and Cupcakes, and to be able to share my love of a pretty lifestyle with as many people as I can. I get worried sometimes though that my dreams are out of reach because of how I feel, but then I remember that good things come from hard work so I just try to work as hard as I physically can everyday. I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to make my dream a reality, no matter how many naps (and there are a lot) I need to get there!
To learn more about me make sure to check out my Instagram, @theblushblonde, and to really see behind the scenes add me on Snapchat @kthomp22. Last, but not least you can find all my other "About Me" posts here.
Now it's your turn! Tell me about yourself in the comments below, I would love to get to know you better!
Make sure to add me on Snapchat - @kthomp22!
Today I'm linking up with Thursday Fashion Files, #WIWT, Throwback Thursday, Spotlight, Thoughts for Thursday, and What I Wore to Work.