50 Followers & Food for Thought


The notification that I received 50 followers on Kristen Shane was a welcome surprise that popped up on my phone today on the way to class.

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As I talked about here, views aren’t my purpose, but it is absolutely worth celebrating each person behind the numbers, and the growth is always encouraging to see. Thank you thank you for reading and taking the time to support me! Blogging is a courageous, creative endeavor and I’m truly blessed to have found an outlet that is everything I need it to be and more.

I’m thankful for how blogging has allowed me a much needed space to reflect and focus on my faith, to flesh out the many ideas swimming in my head, and to record pieces of my life on my own little corner of the internet. So, thanks for being here, I hope you’ll decide to stick around!

I also want to thank Ashley from QuintessentialHabits and McKenzie from StyledByMcKenz for being so sweet and tagging me in their blog awards this week! (Their posts bumped me up to 50 followers, and I found some great new blogs to follow through them as well.) I might try and tackle my own award post later this week.


Some food for thought…

I’ve been focusing on one quote or scripture recently and after seeing this quote on Twitter, it’s been the one on my heart and mind this week.


What are your distractions?

What are your focuses?

Which are you feeding?

When I considered these questions, I wasn’t totally happy when I answered honestly. Perspective is everything and I’ve been taking some time to reflect on how my focuses are starving at the benefit of my distractions…

Ironically, I also heard this idea talked about in an episode of 90210 this week (of all places, right?). A yogi “guru” was telling one of the main characters, who was facing an internal struggle, that every person has two “wolves” inside of them, a good one, encompassing goodness and light and their deepest desires, and an evil one, the embodiment of ‘distraction’. She then said, “which wolf survives? It’s simple. The one you feed.”

In conclusion, give some food to your thoughts and the things that you want to thrive in your life, and starve the things that are wasting your time and energy.


Here’s a song I’ve been listening to on repeat:

Live Like That – Sidewalk Prophets



As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you make today a good one.



I'm Kristen, a small business owner living in the sunny state of Florida. I blog about running my Etsy shop (Lemon and Lily Co.), small business tips, & lifestyle content. I'm all about community over competition & finding the joy in every day.


  1. Jim Kilton
    January 19, 2017

    Keep up he good work and stay focused.

  2. quintessentialhabits
    January 19, 2017

    Congrats on 50 followers!! That is so exciting 🙂 also, love your insights in your “food for thought” section. It helped me take a step back and look at the challenges I am facing, and what the bigger picture should be. Keep writing awesome blog posts!!

    1. kristenshane
      January 19, 2017

      Thanks so much, Ashley!! A change in perspective can truly change your life and I’m so glad you related to my inspiration here! Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. Jon Barry
    January 19, 2017

    Congrats Kristen! Keep up the great writing that you obviously inherited from your loving father.


    Sent from my iPhone


    1. kristenshane
      January 19, 2017

      Thank you!! I wouldn’t want it any other way 🙂

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