Blog / Lifestyle

25 Random Facts About Me

06.12.13

You visit my blog, support me & share this journey with me here on Modish & Main, so I felt like you needed to know a bit more about me. Here are 25 Random Facts to entertain you …

25 Random Facts About Me

My brothers, Ryan & Brent, at the rehearsal dinner for Brent’s wedding last summer.

Kristin & Brothers

I decided to be brave enough to post a picture of just how much of a tomboy I was growing up…

Kristin Tomboy Picture

– Kristin

Blog / Style & Beauty

Makeup My Day — The Lips

06.11.13

In my opinion, a look isn’t complete until the lips have been given the proper attention. I never leave home without a tube of Aquaphor and some kind of lipstick or gloss. To be honest, it’s one of the first things I apply as I feel like it pulls the look together.

Makeup My Day // The Lips

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I really vary in terms of high/low price points on the lip products I buy. A good MAC lipstick is worth every penny, but there are so many good drugstore choices that do a great job that you can sometimes get more bang for your buck. I am a sucker for good packaging, hence the beauty of this Estee Lauder lipstick in gold packaging is calling my name! READ MORE

Style & Beauty

Makeup My Day | The Lips

06.11.13

In my opinion, a look isn’t complete until the lips have been given the proper attention. I never leave home without a tube of Aquaphor and some kind of lipstick or gloss. To be honest, it’s one of the first things I apply as I feel like it pulls the look together.

Makeup My Day // The Lips

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

I really vary in terms of high/low price points on the lip products I buy. A good MAC lipstick is worth every penny, but there are so many good drugstore choices that do a great job that you can sometimes get more bang for your buck. I am a sucker for good packaging, hence the beauty of this Estee Lauder lipstick in gold packaging is calling my name!
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Can It Get Any Better?

06.07.13

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (and even my Modish & Main facebook page) you probably noticed my excitement regarding E! showing a Sex & the City all-day marathon yesterday celebrating 15 years since it all started.

Sex & the City Watching

As with many, many women …. I am a loyal fan of the show owning all the seasons and both movies (seeing them opening night of course!). It’s a blend of embracing the evolution of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda & Charlotte as well as the incredible topics & storylines that were the first of their kind and without a doubt, a fan of the fashion.
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Recipes

Cocktail Hour |Red Wine Sangria Recipe

06.05.13

This weekend we entertained family at the house and mixed in some relaxing time spent hanging out in the back patio. Since it was a perfectly warm day, I made a double batch of red wine sangria that is always a sure fire hit with any crowd!

Red Wine Sangria Recipe | Modish and Main Red Wine Sangria Recipe | Modish and Main There is something about ordering a glass of fresh red wine sangria on a warm, sunny day that just puts you in a relaxing, fun mood. It’s a great recipe to make in large batches when you plan on entertaining a bunch of family and friends. Just set up a drink station complete with glasses, ice, and a spoon for scooping out the marinated fruit medley. Guests are able to serve themselves which you’ll be thanking me later for because this recipe is so good that they’ll be going back quite often for refills!  Red Wine Sangria Recipe | Modish and Main
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Blog / Lifestyle

Summer Essentials

06.04.13

Ahhhh…. here comes summertime!

Whether you plan to hit the beach, the boardwalk or simply just chill with your friends & family, it’s important to make sure you’ve got all the summer essentials ready to go!

summer essentials

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To me, nothing says “SUMMERTIME” more than hopping on a beach cruiser to cruise the boardwalk or hit up a beach bar for fish tacos and margaritas. I wouldn’t mind getting this beautiful beach cruiser for my birthday next month! (hint hint!)

beach essentials for summer

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Lifestyle

Monday Momentum

06.03.13

Monday’s in general can be daunting, let alone the start of a new month which often means new goals, new ambitions, things to conquer this month, etc etc etc.

When I came across this quote from one of my favorite bloggers, Meg Biram, I couldn’t agree more with the statement. It pertains to so many things in life … work, hobbies, healthy eating, exercise, relationships and simply growing as an individual.

Can't Expect Change Inspirational Quote
Image Courtesy of MegBiram.com

I value education and the essence of continued learning to make the changes you want to see in life. For example, when I decided to start this blog, I knew that I didn’t just want to rush out any old website. I wanted to learn what becoming a blogger involved, how to do it this way versus that way, editing images, photography, and so on. I spent the better part of 2+ months not sleeping because I wanted this to happen so badly. And the beauty of it is … I’m still not done learning. Not even close.
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Friday Faves 05.31

05.31.13

Happy Friday!!

Before we say “goodbye” to May, I thought I’d share some of my favorite links and images from this past week.

Favorite Links This Week

* I love how gorgeous peonies are! I’m thinking I will need to make a stop at the farmers market to see if they have any to brighten up the house.

* With family coming over this weekend, this Cucumber Gin Fizz cocktail is perfect for a sunny, warm day hanging outside relaxing.

* Logging into Bloglovin’ this morning I was greeted with the BEST news …. the iPad app is now available! I have secretly been begging them to release this and my wishes came true!!
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