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Welcome to Curly ‘N Loud!

Master the Art of Balancing Business & Self-Care

I’m Kylie, the blogger behind the screen!

I have created this blog to share my experience in the hopes that it’ll help others. I want to help aspiring or current business owners Master the Art of Balancing their Business and keep up with their Self-Care!

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 then-boyfriend, now-husband 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) heart attacks the first year here
  • Became an avid reader
  • Have visited amazing Californian cities, local places, other countries, and nearby states.
  • Have met amazing people and have been given some amazing opportunities
  • Got into two major car accidents within 60 days of each other
  • Adopted 3 more cats, Sylvester “Sylvie”, Archibald “Archie”, and Sadie; along with adopting 1 more dog, Kali
  • 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 small business, Fire Hydrant Pet Sitting Co., LLC
  • Married my best friend by eloping on July 24, 2019 in Hollywood Hills, CA
  • Gone into some boo-boo debt
  • Slowly have become an event coordinator and a book writer…
  • 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!

ORIGINALLY when I started the Curly N Loud blog in 2019, this blog was meant for me and was a way to escape and share things in my life. But then there was an increase in readers, which led blogging to become tedious, and honestly, not as much fun. So I took a break…a long one, and now I have refocused and rebranded Curly N Loud so it is designed for me to have fun, still be an escape route, and AT THE SAME TIME being something for to you to enjoy too!

Curly N Loud is for the aspiring or current small business owners, lovers and/or workers in the business profession, and for those who love or need to improve on self-care. Here at Curly N Loud, I am here to remind you to work hard and value your business, MEANWHILE, knowing when to take a break and care for yourself. Creating a balance!

Have you heard of the Enneagram Personality Test? Well I am an 8 which is ‘The Challenger” (The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron), and with being an 8, we have the tendency to be “overindulgent and excessive”. Because of that, 8’s can put unreasonable demands on their bodies and put self-care on the back burner! Which I have been guilty of more times than I’d like to admit. Self-care/personal development/self-love, whatever you want to call. It’s important! As a business professional or owner, things get so wild that it’s easy to forget to take time for yourself, which can not happen if you intend to remain successful.

So here at Curly N Loud I will reveal all that I learn and know, with you! I will provide you with experiences, tips + advice, failed attempts, and inspiration to help you be the successful business professional or owner you desire to be…along with taking your self-care into account!

The Rivera Squad

My Husband,
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 experienced a lot of firsts with one another, and have grown our fur family quite a bit over the years.

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, things to do, the truths and advice of running a small 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.

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