Krysta Lynn Catch Up - Vol 2.

Let's catch up! Find out what I've been up to. What I've been watching, reading, feeling, thinking!


Hello, friends!

I haven’t done a catch-up with you since April - wayyyy too long in my opinion.

The past few months have been both stressful, relaxing, full of motivation, and a little discouraging all in one. Overall, this summer has been pretty great though.

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been reading a bunch of non-fiction, “self-helpish” type books or what - but I’ve been really focusing on a self-discovery of sorts. Sometimes you need to take a good hard look at yourself and decide whether or not you like what you see (not just in a physical sense). Are you REALLY the type of person you’d describe yourself as to someone else? What are your priorities? What are your dreams? Are you following them?

It’s not easy but man, is it ever worth it.

Enough of that seriousness, let’s catch up!

What to Do When You Just Can't Fall Asleep

It's the worst feeling - lying there in bed, not being able to sleep, counting down the hours until you have to get up in the morning.  Luckily, there's a number of things you can do to help yourself fall asleep faster and have a better quality of sleep as well.


Is it seriously August already? I'm a huge fan of Fall time, but seriously, this summer has gone by way too fast. I haven't even had a bonfire yet! Time needs to slow down.

Even though time has been moving too fast, my nights have been moving way too slowly.

For awhile it was the heat keeping me up (I don't have a/c) and then it was a whole bunch of things rolled into one. Usually, I'm the type of person that falls asleep 3 minutes after her head hits the pillow, but these past few weeks have been a different story.

It's the worst feeling - lying there in bed, not being able to sleep, counting down the hours until you have to get up in the morning.

Luckily, there's a number of things you can do to help yourself fall asleep faster and have a better quality of sleep as well.

Overcome Your Fear of Communicating with People

If you suffer from social anxiety it can be hard to overcome your fear of communicating with people. With a little practice and some guidance you'll be communicating like a pro in no time!


You’re at a party. It’s a nice party, though it maybe has too many people for your liking. You’re not sure how you got talked into coming, but since you’re already here, you try to socialize. How hard can it be, right? So you approach people, you try to talk. But damn, what kind of subject do you start? What’s popular these days? Do you talk about the movies? Wait, too predictable, frivolous. Okay, maybe the politics? Damn, not any good either, that’s too serious. But quick, there’s a cute person right there, you have to say something, anything. So you, in all your glory and wisdom, your palms sweating, your heart beating, finally manage to blurt out: “Hey! Lovely weather we’re having today, eh?!” And of course, the music stops at that moment, your head spins at the sheer awkwardness, and the person you tried talking to just stares at you for a few moments, clearly uncomfortable, and then they murmur some sort of an agreement and practically escape to the other room. And with that, you realize you’re doomed to a life of solitude with only a dozen cats as your companions. But hold on, not all is lost.

The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Life

Life can get pretty crazy at times, which is why it's so important to learn how to simplify your life!


Life can get pretty crazy at times, which is why it's so important to learn how to simplify your life!

I was writing down my daily to-do's in my bullet journal the other day and the list kept getting longer and longer...which made me feel more and more overwhelmed. Why am I cramming so much "stuff" into my day/life? Sometimes my brain feels like a Chrome browser with thousands of tabs open all at once.

We're adding to our to-do list before we even get a chance to drink our morning coffee. We shouldn't have to deal with the added stress of all the little things. We should be able to take control and simplify.

Here are some ways to get rid of all the excess in your life so you can focus on the important things.

Summer Must Have Beauty Products

In the summer I really enjoy family BBQ's, pool parties, taking the dogs for a swim in the lake, fishing, and bonfires! Having a full face of makeup when I do those things isn't necessary. Even though I don't go all-out with my beauty routine in the summer, I still like to look "put together". Check out my must-have beauty products for the summer months.
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It may have been summer for a while where you live, but it just stopped raining EVERY DAY here. The sun is finally coming out (not on my days off though, of course).

During the summer months, my makeup routine changes a lot. I try and go for the “all natural” look instead of getting all dolled up. I have a naturally oily t-zone and mixing that with the heat from the sun = not good times.