Santa’s Workshop- Holiday Shopping for a Good Cause

Your one stop shop for all your Holiday gift giving needs.     The Holiday's are here and we here at Smitten want to help make your Holiday shopping a little bit easier this year! The BEST part of it all, whenever you buy something here at Santa's Workshop all the profits go to our Santa's Helping Hands Fund. If you ask me that is a win WIN.  You can check some things off your list, and Smitten can help make this Christmas magical for a family in need and I think that sounds pretty awesome. Go ahead and check out all the parties … [Continue Reading...]


Santa’s Helping Hands

Can you believe Christmas is only 42 days away? It's time to rally the troops!   I want to make this Christmas MAGICAL and I am hoping YOU will want in on the magic too. This will be Smitten's first year but I am hoping we can make it a successful one and continue on the tradition for many years to come. I hope you will join me, because I know when we ALL work together, each of our small parts add up to create something BIGGER than we ever dreamed possible. So that means I need YOU. You are apart of this thing and without you the … [Continue Reading...]


Changing Your Focus

      I had the BEST conversation today with my good friend Shawna and I hope she is cool that I am sharing. She was feeling super stuck on her weight, the weight she was not losing but felt like she should be, her exercise and how discouraging it felt when her work out times were not what she thought they should be. The voices in her head were raging with their you are not enough, you are ugly and unlovable. So I called that girl up and reminded her of who she is and how amazing she is. THIS IS A REMINDER FOR YOU … [Continue Reading...]


Dalley Family Motto

          For a while now I have been thinking about a family motto. Something to hang on the wall as a powerful reminder of who we are and what we are capable of. I even asked all of you to share the quotes that inspire your soul and there were so many that I wrote down for future reference but none stirred my soul like this one does~     I know when you read it you think ya so?? but let me give you a peek into my heart and brain and maybe it will stir something in you … [Continue Reading...]

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You are YOUR Body- Body Image and Intimacy part 2

    I think I have been doing you a disservice by promoting "you are not your body." and I am sorry.   It really is a lie.   Your body is a part of you whether you want it to be or not.   I have struggled with my body image since I was in elementary school. I would stand in front of a mirror and pick myself apart.  Hoping that one day I would look at my reflection and see all the things I wanted it to look like reflected back at me. The reflection in the mirror was never enough and these thoughts … [Continue Reading...]


20 Random Things about ME

I sometimes think I come across as serious and boring on the blog because I share all my deep thoughts. I'd like to think I am more light and airy with a few dark clouds. wink. wink. I was challenged on Instagram to share 20 random things about myself and since I hate typing on my phone I thought I would share them here instead.  So here are some more pieces to my puzzle. I should add...that thinking of 20 things about myself to share is hard work- I might need a nap later. Ha!   Here goes nothing:     1. I LOVE to … [Continue Reading...]


Meet THIS Mormon

My name is Kallie and I am a Mormon.   I don't talk a lot about my religion on the blog, and it's not because I am embarrassed or ashamed, it is  because I don't feel like I need to tell you what I believe- I NEED you to see in me what I believe.  Does that make sense? People can tell you all kinds of things, they can say all kinds of words, but how they live their life will tell you way more about a person than the words they say or the religion they claim. I believe this with all my heart and I hope you see in me what I believe it … [Continue Reading...]


Your PURPOSE is already within YOU

    I get asked all the time how I found my worth after so many years of wandering around feeling worthless. I have thought a lot about this very thing. What flipped the switch for me? What took me from worrying about what everyone thought about me to loving myself and knowing who I was and my worth.   For years I tried to earn my worth by doing. Believing the more I did, the more I accomplished, the more worth I would have- the more lovable I would be. The more I did, the more disappointed I became in myself when … [Continue Reading...]


Changing our Focus- Beautiful YOU

    Last week I started the Beautiful You challenge on social media. I started  it because it is hard for me to look in the mirror and love anything that I see. I see pictures and I pick myself apart. I know I am not the only one in the world who struggles with this. I have seen it here, there, and everywhere. People aren't sure how to love themselves right now. They will love themselves when they are worthy of loving themselves, but they have to fix a few things first. They want to love themselves when they have earned it- … [Continue Reading...]

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Are you a FIXER or a Builder?

This is a post I have been avoiding.  It is one I am going to freak out when I hit the publish button BUT I am going to write it anyway in the hopes that maybe just one person is impacted by my words.   I have an eating disorder.   I restrict what I eat to the point of starvation. I do this when I am stressed, when I feel like I am not in control of things in my life, when I am sad or frustrated. I also do this when I compare my body to someone else's. The majority of my life I have struggled with never feeling and being … [Continue Reading...]