Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog!

My name is Karissa. I am a 27-year-old mommy, wife, coffee addict, animal lover, and follower of Jesus. I was born and raised in Southern California, but the U.S. Air Force brought my husband and I to Oklahoma in 2009. In 2013 Vance and I welcomed our beautiful daughter Emma into this world. Our little family now consists of my handsome husband and myself, our beautiful and rambunctious 3-year-old, 3 lovable dogs, and a fish. I am a degreed Paralegal turned full-time entrepreneur – In January 2016 I quit my 9:00 – 5:00 to work full-time in my husband and I’s Real Estate business and Vending Machine business.

 I created this blog in 2013 to review complimentary products I received from Influenster. I did not expect to receive such amazing feedback from my family and friends, but when I did, I decided to expand my blog – and so, Makeup n’ Munchies was born. My goal with Makeup n’ Munchies is to inspire others to try something new, put on an apron, and get creative.

In October 2013 I picked up my first crochet hook and I haven’t been able to put it down since. I recently opened my Etsy Shop, Hooked by Karissa, where I hand crochet accessories (scarves, beanies, etc.) and blankets. Crocheting is very therapeutic –  I plan on sharing my creations and patterns here with my fellow hookers as well 🙂

I truly hope that I can be an inspiration to others and I look forward to getting to know you.

<3 Karissa


  1. Hi! I really like your blog! It’s a cool blog and I can’t wait to see what else you have to write! You got a new follower!

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