About Me

Hey there! I'm Kristen.
Welcome to Pugs & Pearls. I'm so glad you stopped by. 
This blog is dedicated to all the things that I love.

I am a twenty something living in North Florida with my husband Blake and our pugs Delly, Bailey & Winston. We got married in 2010 (shout out to those who planned their wedding without Pinterest!) , and have had such a great life together. He is my very best friend and you will read a lot about him here.

Before we got married, I still lived at home and had never been on my own. Suddenly I had to learn to meal plan, iron a man's pants, and live in a new city town. Fortunately I learned I was good at those things!

Home ownership isn't easy, but I have discovered a love of decorating, organizing, yard work-all the things that come with being a grown up. Ok, not all the things. I really hate ironing.

I am pretty much your typical Type A who loves being at my best! I love improving.

I love shopping at consignment stores and thrifting! Well, not so much the actual shopping experience, but I love finding great items for much cheaper.

I am a Disney fanatic. Blake and I got engaged in front of Cinderella's Castle, spent part of our honeymoon there, and are now annual passholders. You got Disney questions, I've got answers!

No kids yet, but I am a very proud Auntie to Carter, Zane, and Gia. Because of them I know more about diapers and baby food than I ever thought I'd know.
Isn't it funny that when you first get married, everyone asks "how's married life?". Well people have now transitioned into asking us "so when you havin' kids??" I miss the married life question.

In the last two years, I have also developed a love for fitness! I lost about 20 pounds watching what I eat and by working out. I only wish I did it sooner! I hate 'TBT' pictures for that reason-I look better now!!

I have so much on my to-do list, my goal for this blog is to help me organize my thoughts! You will be seeing lots of recipes, projects and things about my life; which will most likely end up being pictures of my pugs...
Thanks so much for reading!
Disclosure: This blog is written and edited by me. All opinions are mine. The experiences and advice related are given with the best intentions and should be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes I am compensated for my blog posts in the form of cash or products. All reviews are 100% honest. Any compensation will be indicated in the post. Sometimes I use affiliate links, which provide me a small compensation if you use my link to purchase the product. The ads on my sidebar are also pay per click, and I receive a small amount of money when you click on the ads. All the money invested in Pugs & Pearls usually goes right back into the blog for your enjoyment!

To Work with Me: Thanks so much for your interest in working with Pugs & Pearls! Please email me and I would be happy to discuss your terms. I have reviewed both products and services, and I love to write guest posts!


  1. I just discovered your blog from your pug pro/con list and I feel I can relate to a lot of your interests and what you post about. I'm excited to read more!

  2. Hey Kristen! Where in North Florida do you live?? I'm in Pensacola :) You're little pug is precious.

    1. Hi there! I am from Tallahassee, but when my husband and I got married a few years ago I moved to Live Oak, which is about an hour east of Tally. Small town! Pensacola is great, and I so wish I lived closer to the beach!!