Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – August 2020

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – August 2020

For most of the month of August, I didn’t know what day it was. At one point, I wrote September as the current month. Just like the stores, I think subconsciously, my mind is already prepping for fall. Just like every other basic girl on the planet, I’m pumped for the change in weather and [...]

DIY: Tie-Dye Masks

DIY: Tie-Dye Masks

Trend Alert! What’s the hottest accessory for the summer season? You guessed it, wearing a mask. And it's a great opportunity to show self-expression and creativity.  In my county, masks are required in public buildings including grocery stores, restaurants, and airports just to name a few. While I can agree they are universally uncomfortable for [...]

I Tried Yoga for a Month

I Tried Yoga for a Month

Picture this, everything around you is closed except for grocery stores and your place of work. You have watched everything Netflix has to offer, burned a hole through your walking shoes from all the evening strolls around the neighborhood, and most of all, you have shown no restraint when it comes to your diet. So [...]

Birthday Weekend

Birthday Weekend

I feel like all blog posts now begin with during COVID or before COVID, I had plans to or want to do x, y, and z (you fill in the blank). I wanted to spend my Birthday weekend with Aaron in the mountains. We looked into Airbnbs to rent and different places to visit months [...]

DIY Cactus Planter

DIY Cactus Planter

Remember a few weeks ago when we had nothing but time on our hands and I suggested 10 Things to Do While Self-Isolating. Well, this is me bringing suggestion #6 Crafting, full circle. Weeks ago, I spent HOURS expertly measuring and shaping each coil of this tiny pot. It was meditative and time consuming; at [...]

30 Things About Karissa

30 Things About Karissa

I feel like I haven't properly introduced myself. Lets get to know each other. Current fitness routine is Roller Skating and walking the dogs.I can't go to bed without listening to a podcast.I'm the oldest of 4 siblingsMy dog's name is Scout (he just turned 12) I named him after the main charter in To [...]