About My Momma Tried.


  If you’re on our site you must be fun, and have some sort of a sense of humor, and for that I like you already!  Thank you so much for checking out MMT and I hope you love all of our items you see.  Let’s put a face and name to My Momma Tried LLC 

Hi! I’m Kalyn.

  I am a Momma and it is my most, favorite thing to be. I was raised solely by women. Strong ones. Who instilled the value of persistent trying in me at a very young age. They tried y'all. Hard. At everything...life, love, equality, acceptance and lack of all of the above.

 I started all of my businesses form the advice of a Fortune cookie seven years ago that said never do anything halfway.” I have an instilled drive I just can’t shake.  Seriously. 

Thus My Momma Tried was born. 

  I believe wholeheartedly in putting my all into everything I do. I believe in knowledge, philanthropy, hard work, perseverance, a strong supply of good ethics. I am the Founder & Former Owner (since March of 2021) of the 2 time award winning salon,  Scissors & Shears Salon. The current Owner of Ravishing Ramblings Life & Beauty Blog, A Hair Affair LLC and Beach & Bum Spray Tanning. Prior to owning my own businesses, I was a Corporate Regional Salon Franchise Consultant, for a major corporation in the Salon industry. I traveled a ton, met some awesome mentors, worked with some amazing celebrities and learned so much.

  I teach children's self esteem classes outside of my businesses, to littles ages 4-15, I serve as an elected official for the ES Board of Education and sponsor the Little Mister & Miss Waterfest Pageant Excelsior Springs holds annually. I really do love this community so much. 

Why Candles? 

I genuinely enjoy and love making candles! I have been doing this as a side hustle since I was 12 years old. Yes, 12.  My Mother still hasn’t forgiven me for the wax messes I dealt her as a child. I love the entire process and how MMT allows me to be as creative as I want to be. I get to say whatever I want, do what I want and I get to interact with people all over the world. It’s awesome!  Not only do we serve our local customer base of Excelsior Springs, Missouri but I get to cater to people all over the USA, my furthest order shipped, was to Hawaii! All of us here at MMT were pretty excited about that. I get to do what I love so much for a living. I created my life to be what I wanted it to be (You should too!) and couldn’t do that prior to not being my own boss. This company really is, a dream come true. 

I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you. Each purchase you make goes to helping small business succeed.  

Thank you for being here & happy shopping.