Welcome to Curly ‘N Loud!
Go There. Eat That. Be You.
I’m Kylie, the blogger behind the screen!
I have created this blog to share my journey in the hopes that it’ll help others to be who they’ve always wanted to be. I want to encourage YOU to go to places you’ve never been. Eat things that you’ve never had. I want to be your guide. The best food, the best vacation, the best way to help you feel good in your own skin, and being HAPPY with yourself.
Just a little about me summed up into a short paragraph…
I am originally from Kansas City, Kansas and lived there for the first 19 years of my life. I met my boyfriend Alejandro there, and we moved cross country to Southern California with his college best friend Zero, our two cats Autumn and Sundae, and our ginormous dog Bear (I know, it’s a cliche name, but look at his pictures! He looks like a freaking adorable bear!!)
Since I moved here to Los Angeles in 2016, I have…
- Had about 1534524524352 (don’t actually read that number) internal heart attacks the first year here
- Have visited amazing Californian cities, local places, other countries, and nearby states.
- Got into two major car accidents within 60 days of each other
- Adopted 2 more cats, Sylvester “Sylvie” + Archibald “Archie”
- Let go of my amazing job as an HR Assistant for a marketing and sales firm in Orange County to follow my passion of walking dogs and caring for cats
- Started my own company, Fire Hydrant Pet Sitting Co., LLC
- Learned (and still learning) to love and to be the best version of myself
- And last but not least started this blog
It all has been an amazing journey, and I am so thankful that you are here to be a part of it.
Why Follow The CNL Blog?
Prior to starting this, I did SO much research on how to create the perfect blog, and the perfect ‘About Me’ page. And each article would tell me to ask myself questions and so on. Then one day I decided to screw it! I am just going to go for it!
This blog is for you, mostly me, but for you too. For the ones who know that there is more out there for them, and want to jump right into it. For the ones that want to be better, and become the best version of themselves. For the ones that want to make the most out of life, the food they eat, the places they go, and just experience it all. This is for you.
I will provide you with experiences, tips + advice, failed attempts, and inspiration to help you go to the places you want to go, eat what you want to eat, and be the person you want to be.Kylie Holliman
Meet the Bae, Alejandro, “Alex”.
We have been together since 2014, and met in Kansas City. Alex is originally from Houston, TX and went to school in Kansas City to get his BFA. We have traveled together, have had a lot of firsts with each other, and have grown our fur family quite a bit over the years
Meet Bear! He is the love of my life and makes me such a proud dog mom! Bear is a German Shepherd + Akita Mix.
He loves his cat siblings, playing tug-of-war, and going to work with mom.
Autumn the Orange Tabby + Sundae the Calico. Alex got Autumn first, thought he was a female, but then we found out TWO YEARS LATER he’s actually a male.
Sundae, Alex got a few months later as a little kitten that was stranded in the pouring rain. She’s our little princess.
CAT TIP: Orange Cats are always Males, Calicos are always Females. Very
rare to see it the other way around
Our next cat was Archibald, “Archie”! He is a mamas boy!! We adopted him when he was 3-4 months at the Baldwin Humane Society. People talk about that moment where a pet chooses it’s owner and blah blah blah. WELL, Archie chose us and we absolutely could not say no to him.
Last, but definitely not least, Sylvester, “Sylvie”. He is our youngest. We got him A DAY AFTER Archie. *palm to face*
I was scrolling through FB and saw this cutie and his two siblings. They were abandoned and found under a house. Drove out to pick him up in Buena Park, and so here we are with 4 cats + 1 dog.
They all get along, play, and cuddle up with each other! They are our babies, and couldn’t ask for better pets.
To find out more, check out 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me post!
What Should You Expect To See From Curly N’ Loud?
Expect to see failures, tips, places to eat, things to do, the truths and advice of running a business and what it’s like picking up animal poop for a living. Even if that’s not for you, I still have great advice.
AND while we are all trying to figure it all out together, expect to read on about how you can become the best version of yourself. How you can build the confidence to be successful, inspiring, and someone who conquers their goals and follows their dreams.