Meet Kristal

Hi! I’m Kristal, creator and writer for LLH, and proud mama to my two spirited and spunky little ones, Emerson and Luke—and my sweet and patient fur baby…our Yorkie—Bentley, and wife to my loving (and also very patient) husband, Erik.

I’m a former working-mom, turned stay-at-home-mom, which has opened my eyes to the unique challenges that all moms face, no matter where we may be on our journey with our families!

This time that we are given is one of God’s greatest gifts.  In today’s world, we have a million things pulling us in different directions, thanks to smartphones, packed schedules and the general day-to-day tasks.  I believe that what we’re all striving for is a quieter, simpler state of being.  Less juggling and reacting, more of letting life unfold as it was intended to.  All while have a strong hold on the responsibilities of managing a home and being a great mom.

About Lattes & Little Hugs

Why the name Lattes & Little Hugs?  

Very little things contour up the feeling of comfort and joy for me like the first sip of a well made latte or the sweet embrace of little arms around my neck, heart to heart, locked in a hug with one of my kids.

The LLH Philosophy

Life should be lived to the fullest.  And the best way to begin that journey, is by simplifying life to eliminate the unnecessary.  From there, we have the mental clarity and simpler calendar that allows us to relish the sweet moments that life is made of, better.

My passions lie in organizing, time-management, making memories with my family.  I also enjoy finding little ways to take time to fill my cup, and nourish my mind, body and soul in order to be the best mom and wife I can be to my beautiful family.  

In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop to look around every once in a while, you could miss it.”

I don’t know about you, but for me, motherhood has turned time into this super strange thing!  In a sense, it moves so slowly (mostly the two hours before my husband gets home from work), yet also flies by so fast I often times feel like I just can’t get a grip!  The more I focus on managing my life, the more I feel like I’m #winning at life.

While not frugal, I do appreciate quality products that will go the distance in my busy, and chaotic life. After all, who has time to research products and services more than once anyway?  And who has the space to store similar, or duplicate products that only kind-of work?!

The only thing I love more than scoring those great finds is sharing them with you!   Consider Lattes & Little Hugs a valuable resource for AWESOME and quality products that will make your life better in some way by bringing them into your life.

What can you expect to find here?

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Cozy up in your favorite yoga pants and sweatshirt, grab your favorite drink and your iPad, and stay a while!