Hi, I’m Kristy

A best-selling author, columnist for Willow and Sage magazine, and contributing expert at The Herbal Academy. I founded Life-n-Reflection more than a decade ago to establish a hands-on resource for simple living.

Yep, I was writing here long before Pinterest ever opened its doors. In fact, I was one of the first on the platform when it was by invitation only!

Things have changed a lot since I started Life-n-Reflection. In the beginning, it was simply an online journal where I combined my eye for beauty in the small things and a simplistic perspective on life. Over time it has evolved into a simple living resource, bringing each season’s gifts into inspired projects for the home and body.

Whether you’re looking to ignite your creative drive, overhaul your skincare routine, or make natural cleaners that actually work – I am here to help!

Fun Facts About Me


the self care year

Listening to

acoustic music


the lost kitchen

Favorite herb


my mornings

candle, journal, tea

best candle scent

lemon fig

Favorite self-care- bath soaks

Favorite season- autumn

Favorite craft – candles