Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Marriott School of Business Commercial

I was in a commercial this summer that I realized I never posted on here.  I plan on updating my commercial/industrial reel soon.

Vault Denim Shoot

I was excited to book an industrial job at the beginning of this month for a company called Vault.  It was a really fun shoot that I learned a lot on. I got to work with a green screen as well as a teleprompter in addition to acting out different scenes.  A little variety is always a good thing in my book!  Here are a few teasers that were made.  I'll make sure to post the final product once it's done! :)





My music is now on iTunes!!

CLICK  HERE  to check it out! All proceeds from sales will go directly to making more music this coming year!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Love My Lashes

My beautiful sister is the new eyelash model for my business "Love My Lashes".


Click on the link below and "like" the page to receive a $20 discount on a new set of gorgeous eyelash extensions!

Love My Lashes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

doTERRA= Gift of the earth

I'm really into essential oils right now and doTERRA are the most pure therapeutic grade oils in the world.  I love them!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Count on Me

I recorded this video at the beginning of the year. Hope you like it.




Monday, October 17, 2011

Just some updates

So earlier you may remember me posting about entering a family fitness contest and holding myself accountable by updating weekly on here... ahem... hasn't happened.  And the reason it hasn't happened is because I am royally failing! I LOVE pizza, french fries, burgers, and milkshakes too much!  I even got a personal trainer to help motivate me and when he told me I could only have 1,240 calories per day for the next month I went out and bought a big greasy burrito at Rancheritos that same day just because I don't like people telling me what to do! Even though I PAID the guy to tell me what to do! haha. Oh Kristen, you are a stubborn girl, who apparently talks to herself... yikes. :)

I've come to the same conclusion that I come to over and over again about life in general and that is the concept of "moderation in all things."

Anytime someone becomes fanatical in anything they become, well, weird.  This applies to dieting, politics, religion, social networking, you name it.  And the reason is because it throws people out of BALANCE.  Life is all about creating and sustaining balance.  It's the impossible task we all strive for and the closer we get to it the happier we are, at least the happier I am. And that's why instead of getting down on myself for not being 'perfect' I remind myself that it's okay to be imperfect and to just keep trying my best.

On another subject, I also mentioned I was going to cut my hair super short again. Well, I changed my mind about that too.  My hair is about this length and the next time I get a trim it will look like this:


You like???
I do! I think it's sassy AND feminine. Super cute. And if I've suffered through so many ugly hair stages for months then why give up now?  AND I'm wanting to grow my hair out for a period piece I want to produce next summer.

Why do girls care so much about their hair?

Because hair is the #1 indicator of a person's personality! Clothes are a close second, just my opinion.

My husband and I have been working hard at getting things prepared to adopt our first baby.  We have an adoption blog that I'm trying to figure out how to make a button for so we can pass it around for other's to hopefully post on their blogs and pass along too.  Until then, the link is www.weheartadoption.blogspot.com   We would be ever so grateful if you helped us spread the word so that we can have the opportunity to bring a child into our home to love and care for.  I will DEFINITELY be blogging more about this later.  But for now I continue to rant on about trivial things because that is what this particular blog was made for. So, thanks for listening. :)

Wait, where did my ranting go to? Oh yes, I remember.  I posted some of my music to reverberation awhile ago and I wanted to share it on here for anyone who would like to hear some of it.  I recorded these songs years ago and would really love to record more in the future, but for now here it is. Hope you enjoy!





Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sisters!

My sister and I wanted to make a video together.  We were just goofing around and having fun. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Juni- That Perfect Touch

This is the Xango commercial I shot a few weeks ago.  There were several different commercials for the campaign that I thought were fun, so I'll post them here as well.







Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dala- Horses

I don't know how I found these girls, but I'm glad I did. Absolutely exquisite!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zumba!

Zumba is one of my favorite ways to work out! My favorite Zumba class is on Mondays. I always work it so hard in that class.



My goal is to get abs like this!


But it's going to take more than exercise.  Today I had scrambled eggs with melted cheddar and a peanut butter bar for breakfast, a whitestone bridge sub from Gondolfo's with extra avocado on it for lunch, and Little Caesars Pepperoni Pizza for dinner. Oh discipline, where art thou?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Family Weight Loss Contest

My husband just won a contest at work for losing the most body fat. Everyone put money down to join the contest and competed to win the jackpot. I was inspired by this because I've always wanted something to motivate me to get super toned. I decided to do a family version of the contest so we each put in $25. The contest started on Sept. 12 and goes to Nov. 12. So far I still haven't been very motivated so I decided to blog about it to hold myself accountable.

I've set 5 specific goals that I'll report on each week until the contest is over.  The goals are:

  1. Exercise (cardio or lift) for 30 min. - 2 hrs.  5-6 days a week
  2. Eliminate fried foods with the exception of once per week if I absolutely HAVE to have something fried. (I had to put this in because I literally have french fries at least 3 times a week and know that stopping cold turkey could be as deadly as suddenly stopping a drug. haha)
  3. Do 50 crunches, leg lifts, and pushups 3-7 days a week
  4. Record what I eat every day
  5. Prepare a fresh homemade meal 1-3 times a week.  (My husband LOVES to cook and he's GREAT at it so naturally I've let him be the chef in our family.  I figured I'd change once I become a mom but I think I'll start gradually changing- now!)


Friday, September 16, 2011

If I Die Young

There's this really difficult chord for me to play on the guitar, it's called the Bm chord. This song uses it a lot. I learned a long time ago that if I don't do something because it's not perfect enough, then I never do it. So, here it is. Hope you enjoy :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wiggin Out

Before I cut my hair super short I need to make sure I find a wig that I really love and looks natural enough to wear to auditions for the times they want to see a girl with long hair. I've been looking around for several weeks and finally found one that I think I like. What do you think? I need honest feedback before I purchase it!




Tuesday, September 13, 2011

i LOVE short hair!

I've always been a short hair girl but after awhile I get restless and want a change, so I've been growing it out. I've suffered through about 2 months of weird stages and feel like if I only suffer through maybe one more month I'll actually be about to the next stage that actually looks somewhat good. Long hair is 'pretty' but 'pretty' just isn't my style. I'm all about sassy, earthy, bold, artsy, gutsy, carefree, and cute. Hair is so emotional, right?

Which of these short hairstyles do you think is the cutest?










Monday, September 12, 2011

Larry H. Miller Commercial

I have a goal to be better at blogging and archiving the different projects I work on no matter how big or small they are. This is after all, "a place to share my creative outlets" :) A lot of people have been telling me they've seen this airing right now:





There's a funny/ironic story behind this. The pictures of me that you see were actually taken from a different commercial that I shot at the beginning of the year, Getting an extra check without doing an extra shoot is always nice! Things like this are payoff for all the countless hours spent on going to auditions and money spent on attending classes.

Foreign Exchange

This is a short film I did last year that I never shared on here. Hope you enjoy! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Creative Mind

It's 10:48pm. I told myself I would NOT start blogging or do anything on the computer to distract (or feed for that matter) my insomnia that usually starts about this time. Epic fail, right?

Tonight I'm thinking it's not as big of a fail as it seems. You see, usually when I revert to blogging it's because I'm impulsively saying something that 99% of the time I regret saying later. And that's why I told myself I wouldn't do it. But tonight, I've actually given a little thought about what it is I want to express. I've learned that thinking through things before doing them is usually a good idea, it just takes more work and that's why it's so easy not to do.

Ever since I was twelve years old, journal writing became my outlet. Some people turn to alcohol and become alcoholics, others turn to exercise or work and become exercise or workaholics. I guess I became a journal aholic.

The thing about my journals is they are uncensored and unedited. Sometimes I wonder if having an uncensored journal is any healthier for ones posterity than being an alcoholic is.

Either way, people need outlets, and they always find them, whether they are healthy outlets or not. I've found it particularly interesting that creative people are most prone to needing outlets or they become depressed and anxious. Furthermore, I find it most interesting that a very common link amongst many creative people is insomnia.

I'm not saying that I suffer from insomnia because I have a creative mind, I'm saying that I suffer with insomnia because I have a mind that's creative...

That's my attempt at making a joke. I know I'm creative because I create. My problem is I haven't learned how to effectively channel that creativity.

The truth is everyone is creative, some people just literally can't turn the creativity off. They are always creating. They can become so desperate to quiet their minds that they are more prone to mental illnesses and destructive behavior if they let it get the better of them.

For me, I feel that the only thing that has kept me from losing control of my life is my faith in God and the support of my close friends and family.

I've realized that I need to stop holding myself back and really allow myself to create. I have a responsibility just like everyone else to make the most of my life with the talents that I've been given and choose how I will use them as well as choosing the kind of person I want to be and character I want to have.

Just to prove to myself that I'm trying to improve my character, I'm going to wait to post this entry until tomorrow to make sure it is still something I want to do after the 'jekyll and hyde' phase is over.

In short, a creative mind must become disciplined, or it becomes a curse rather than a blessing.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Commercials

You know it's been too long since you've posted to your blog when you can't remember the password to sign in to your account! This past week was a fun one.

Acting jobs have been coming really well this year. I've filmed 8 commercials and industrials with two of them being just this last week! On Monday I shot a commercial that I'm under contract not to disclose the product until it's been released, but the sets were darling. It's probably the most fun I've had on a commercial shoot.




On Friday I had a commercial shoot for a business college where I played a supportive wife. Check out how cool the waiting trailer was!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Only Exception"

I was really motivated to practice the guitar at the beginning of the year but got busy going through the adoption process and other things. This video reminded me that I need to practice again. I'll hopefully be posting more soon. Hope you enjoy. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Writing songs

Hey bloggy blog, it's been awhile, how ya doin? :)

Here is a song that I wrote back in 2003 that I can finally play on the guitar. I hope you enjoy! :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Elaine of Astolat

I wrote and produced this short film in 2008 with some friends. It was a lot of fun! :)


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's a New Year!

Hello friends! My New Year Resolution is to sing again. I'm also learning how to play the piano and guitar. Hope you enjoy :)