Beautiful You..💕

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I am just like you! I can be pretty hard on myself! I firmly believe we should present ourselves in a positive way. I love clothes, jewelry, the latest fashion trends and makeup tips just as much as anyone. I would be lying if I said I didn’t.  I love sharing all of that.. it’s fun for me and probably always will be. I have NO PROBLEM with that… as long as I keep it in perspective and in its proper place. So yes.. if I find a GOOD THING you better believe I will let you know. Girls helping Girls! ❤️

So here’s the scoop!

A few months ago I removed myself and my art page from IG. It was a very hard thing to do but I felt the nudge in my heart to lay it aside. There were things..

good things, that were being used in a negative way to creep into my heart and mind. Feelings began to surface.. “you are nothing”, “you will never be good enough”, “they don’t really like you” ..  comparisons threatened me..and the list grew.  Over and over they would come. Although I had been taught that my feelings were not truth..they sounded pretty close and true in my mind. It was a battle.

As women, I firmly believe we all battle the same things. They may all come wrapped differently but girl they are served on the same stinkin platter! Insecurity, Self Worth, Comparisons, Fear.. you can fill in the blank!

What do we do?       Find Truth!

Truth, my friends is only found in Jesus. Period

The Big Three

1-Beautiful/ 2.Valued/ 3. Created by a God who loves me

When we grasp these three our vision shifts and we begin to see ourselves as God sees us.

Through this season, God birthed something new in my heart. He took my love for art and creativity and gave me a vision to be shared with teen girls(more on this later and protecting your house) and women around me. A time to come together, be encouraged, be real, share good things with laughter. Relating as women and strengthening the bond of sisterhood! A painting party to celebrate YOU and the unique way you were created!! Loved.. Acceppted.. just as you are!

I took the IG plunge and resurfaced which was a bit uncomfortable, honestly. But, I am walking in confidence behind the ONE who has gone before me. Will I encounter those “feelings” again..  Maybe..  But I am choosing TRUTH!

The most Beautiful part is HIS part!!! His love, His arms of acceptance… and how He sees you..BEAUTIFUL YOU!

join me!

Favorite Scriptures

Proverbs 31:25-31 “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”

Your workmanship is Marvelous-how well I know it.” Psalm 139:13

God is with her, she will not fall. God will help her at break of day. Ps. 46:5

..man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.  I Sam.16:7

So God created mankind in His image..Gen. 1:27

the treat

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Melt dark chocolate and add your favorites.. sprinkle with coarse sea salt.. it makes it 🙌🏻 Chill and serve!

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The Struggle is REAL

Yes it is!

This coming Friday I am hosting my first Girl Talk Art Party.. a little party with a much greater purpose. I want to take this time to let you in on what we’re doing and why.

Girl Talk is something we need more of.. a real, transparent, fun environment. A safe place. I felt a nudge to open my home for these first few parties and invite you in. My desire is for you to come and breathe.. relax, create and talk. There is healing when we talk.. relationships grow and we learn from others. I welcome you to leave topic suggestions in the comments below..image

Along with creating I will also be sharing my favorite things and tips for you. You may just leave not only with your art but a recipe card or ideas for something new.

Most importantly I will share with you the one tool that gives me hope..significance and joy! I can’t wait to share and meet YOU!

Reserve your spot now for our second event.. Feb.23

http://www.kristihallartshop.com

(under catalogue tab)

Creativity is such a part of who we are.. God designed us that way. We are all creative in one fashion or another. 💗

xo Kris

Weeknights.. and what to eat

I’m not sure about you but my goal for weeknight meals include.. healthy and easy. I have three boys and we are in the midst of basketball season… which means ON THE GO!!

Tonight we did a BBQ chicken salad bar with a spin.. the spin that attracts boys. Doritos ☺️

What you will need.. I found the cutest little bowls at Walmart and filled each one with  different toppings. Just pick your favorites…F7279C1E-EE14-4CF7-ACF4-EFF582BD559D

Ours include: Costco rotisserie chicken

mixed salad greens

Corn, Black Beans, shredded carrots, black olives, roasted sweet potato cubes and cilantro.

Dress salad with your favorite bbq sauce and ranch dressing. We love Rufus Teague and Sweet Baby Rays..

THEN.. crush a few Doritos for the top.. not for me but my boys loved the idea! (Not pictured) bowls from Homegoods1D9135D2-F78F-40CE-8BB0-79280BBC6833

Dinner in a Snap~ Easy Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

A2BF8896-1C2C-443C-AC19-0C9D148DA317Calling on Crock Pot and Easy meal lovers!! Yes! ..I hear ya! Who has time to cook a meal with all the hustle and bustle..  but I have boys and they are hungry. All the boy moms get me… I remember the day we all split a Zaxbys large chicken finger plate.. times have changed! 😂

For me.. I need a quick, easy and somewhat healthy meal to make me at least feel good that I tried! 🙂

I honestly do not know how this soup evolved.. I think it went something like “hmm.. let’s see if this works”. Somehow it did and it’s now in the Winter Soup rotation. Everybody eats it…Everybody likes it! SCORE!

what you will need:

2lbs Ground beef/turkey or venison

1 large bottle Spicy V8 juice (promise it’s not too spicy.. just adds a kick)

1 can beef broth

1 small bag frozen mixed vegetables (I like the peas, corn, green bean carrot mix)

Brown meat, add V8, broth and simmer. I add the vegetables the last couple of hours..so they aren’t mushy. No on the MUSH!

Simmer and serve with.. wait for it..

GRILLED CHEESE CROUTONS…. show stealer!

you know the drill.. make your favorite old school grill cheese, I grill mine a little longer so they are extra crispy.

Cut in cubes and serve with or along side your soup.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

PS~ perfect for the crock pot

xo kris

 

Winter Snowflakes

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Here we go-

You will need mini pretzels, rolo candies, vanilla or almond bark, sprinkles.. lollipop sticks if you are prepared.. I was not! 🙂 arrange like so and bake for 5 min at 250 degrees.78FDD96E-AACA-41D8-A2CD-EB63086935C0

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Smooth chocolate and chill.. 5 min. Or so

 

Have fun decorating and creating.. and enjoy!

xo kris