I’m Krista, the oldest daughter of a bass-playing skipper and a sanguine soprano. I grew up sailing the marshes of coastal Carolina, went to college in the desert, spent a couple years on a river in Florida making breakfast, lunch, and dinner for my feisty grandmother, only to land back out West, a mile into the sky. For now.

Professionally, I’m a Marketing Manager in the travel industry, although I did some time in the music industry–producing a few concert tours and overseeing the publicity of all the albums our label turned out (one of them even won a Grammy, thankyouverymuch).

I’m a quintessential Pisces with a fetish for words, hand-written letters mailed with a stamp, Valentine’s Day candy, and daydreaming. Yes, I’m single, and yes–it’s baffling. I mean clearly, I’m a catch.

The last few years have been a maze of fumbling and discovery as I’ve sought to make sense of a substantial job loss, two cross-country moves, being single in your late 30s, and the intersection of my life and my faith. This blog is where my “becoming” plays out.

If you’re wondering where to dive in, here are my favorite posts.

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  1. Krista, your photography is amazing. I first saw your work on Megan Sollis’ facebook, when you photographed she and a group of girls. I have started a non-profit organization centered around strengthening women. I was hoping I could use some of your incredible photos of women together. Of course, if you are willing, we will list you as a sponsor and make sure you have a proper link to your photography site.

    Let me know what you think.


  2. Do you make wedding dresses? I looked up Utah Seamstress and this is where one of the first links took me. I saw you made the cute bridesmaid dresses and one other, but neither were a wedding dress and those were the only two I found, so I’m just wondering do you usually make dresses, or just do the pictures and those were special occasions?

  3. Krista,
    I came across your picture (thus your site), by accident, and I must say I was astonished at your eyes! I just had to take a look at your picture more closely, then at your site itself–your eyes are among the most exotic I have ever seen!

    I imagine you’re complimented quite often on your appearance, and I don’t want to seem superficial. But I say this with complete sincerity.

  4. Krista,
    I was looking for a local seamstress and your name appeared! Love the blog, love the baptism dress…how do you feel about doing a Mother of the Groom dress?

  5. My spouse and i have been now estactic Edward could complete his researching through your precious recommendations he got from your very own weblog. It’s not at all simplistic to simply be giving freely secrets the others might have been trying to sell. And we all know we have the blog owner to thank for that. All of the explanations you made, the simple web site menu, the relationships you can give support to promote it’s mostly astounding, and it’s really letting our son in addition to our family consider that that theme is enjoyable, and that’s very vital. Thank you for the whole lot!

  6. I’m looking to see if you’re able to make some bridesmaid dresses again. Looking for a price. The wedding is this July. Let me know please.

  7. No tiren las pilas, hay que juntarlas en un recipiente lejos del alcance de los niños y cuando ya tengas suficientes pues entonces llevalas a algún centro de acopio. Buscar en la web que seguro tienen alguno cerca.

  8. The Absent Game…Involving me and my husband we have owned more MP3 gamers through the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of gamers….

  9. Hi Krista – I assume this will be moderated, and if so, maybe best to delete it. Although I’m not ashamed! I just “borrowed” your photo from this blog to add to my family tree. WHAT? Hey, I gave you credit of course. In the gigantic jigsaw puzzle that is genealogy, I found a piece with your name on it. And now it has your picture on it. Your grandmother (paternal) and my paths would have crossed if she were 20 years younger. Like her, I was born in Punxsutawney, and I guess, like her, I’m not “from” Punxsutawney. Except every February 2 when we’re all from Punxsutawney. Even you can be an honorary rodent.

    I don’t claim to be from Erie either although three of my kids were born there. My wife is from there. My sister-in-law is a teacher at Fort LeBeouf High School. But unlike your grandparents who left Erie for warmth, I only made it as far as Virginia.

    But her grandmother was a hawk, I mean, a Hawk – Sarah Ann. And Sara was the daughter of a Lowmaster – Nancy Ann, the sister of my great-grandfather, Thomas Allison Lowmaster. So I think this means we are cousins, descendants of John and Sarah Ann (Barnhart) Lowmaster who was born in “Virginia” although I know better – it was really today’s West Virginia. If I was smart enough I could probably tell you how we are related. But I’m not. However, my computer says your grandmother and I were 3rd cousins so we must be 3rd cousins, twice removed.

    I’ve been working for many years identifying people named Lowmaster and Laumaster and Lawmaster and Loumaster — all related. But I also have about 14,000 other people in the tree just for fun. I have a private site. It is not on Ancestry.com or any pay to play site. It is my labor of like – cycling is my labor of love. But I invite you to come join us in viewing the site. I welcome additions and corrections.


  10. Hi! I was searching for seamstresses in Utah and your name came up on my search! Your blog is awesome! I was wondering if I could inquire about your seamstressing, if possible!

    (Sorry, I realize “seamstressing” isn’t a word. Lol.)



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