Five on Friday.

by katelin on October 17, 2014

Pumpkin cookies!
1. I am a baking machine. In the past three weeks I’ve baked (gluten free) banana pumpkin bread (twice), these (gluten free)  pumpkin cookies that Kerri posted about (don’t ask me how many I’ve eaten, it’s ridiculous), made cauliflower soup and am prepping for butternut squash. I’m hoping the weather stays delightfully in the 70s so I can keep this up.

2.  Shonda Rhimes owns my DVR on Thursdays. I can’t quit Grey’s Anatomy (no matter how much I want to) because I’ve invested TEN years into that show, Scandal is well, it’s Scandal and it’s amazing and now How to Get Away with Murder. That woman knows how to write a show I will watch. And I am watching them all. And I am hooked.

3. I started a new book this week, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. And so far I like it. I’m going to be honest, I actually know nothing about Zelda. And I love historical fiction. So we’ll see where this book takes me.

4. Somehow I’ve sort of become a freelance social media person. In lieu of my job ending soon I’ve managed to attract a few people that want help here and there running their Facebook pages or consulting or just generally learn about social media. It’s a bit exciting but also a bit terrifying. Because it’s all on me. So, NO PRESSURE. If you freelance on the side, I’ll gladly accept any tips or advice you have for staying sane and staying organized.

5. October is my favorite month. Even though we’re not traveling anywhere this month and I’m not on the East Coast enjoying the actual Fall like scenery and weather, it’s still my favorite. It’s finally cool enough at night to leave the windows open. I can light my scented candles, wear a bathrobe and curl up with a book. And (knock on wood) my allergies haven’t attacked yet, even better! Really, October is just delightful and full of Fall delights and I’m so glad it’s here, even if it’s already half over.



And what are your five things today?


happy weekend!

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I like to Stretch & Kick!

by katelin on October 16, 2014

Baby elephant
If you know what this post title is from I’m giving you a virtual fist bump. 

Moving on.

Two weeks ago, I was home alone, lying on the couch and all of a sudden the baby moved. Like really MOVED. It kicked or punched or whatever, but I felt it. Strong. And maybe it punched my tear ducts because before I knew it, I was crying. I mean, yes I know babies move. And I’d been feeling little bitty flutters here and there for a few weeks. But to actually feel movement from the outside? It was wizardry. And it was amazing.

Eventually Matt came home and I made him come over and try to feel my stomach, but of course, the little kicker decided to stop for the evening. And that was the case for another week. I would feel the baby move, try and get Matt to feel it and nothing.

And then there was three nights ago. We were lying in bed and I started giggling like a crazy person. The little one was moving and shaking and seriously, it’s so surreal. So Matt put his hand on my stomach and of course, nothing. But then, HI DAD! LET ME PUNCH YOUR HAND. Seriously, I think it shocked us both because it was such a jolt that I knew Matt had to have felt it. And he did. And I started crying again (sensing a theme here? Emotions, I have a lot of them). I was just so glad he could finally feel it. And I know he was too.

In the meantime, I continue to giggle every time this baby moves. And I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon. I know that the further I get along the more frequently this kid will wiggle and shake and I guarantee it’s going to weird me out every time. Seriously, I’m growing a human – THAT KNOWS KARATE. But it won’t just weird me out, it’ll make me so happy and feel a little bit closer to this tiny person that I can’t wait to meet in four months.




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Fall is Fun.

October 14, 2014

TweetFall has come to Southern California! (sort of). This past weekend was perfectly Fall. Well, it was close. It was in the 80s which is better han the scorching 100s we’ve had recently, so I’ll take it. And I did Fall things and had friend dates and yep, October is my favorite. Friday: Double date, […]

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Adult Things, Like Financial Planning.

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Sports & Snuggles.

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TweetOctober is my favorite month. It’s especially my favorite when the weather behaves. Sadly, this weather is not behaving – but that didn’t thwart any of the weekend plans. So instead, I did things and I melted in the process. Friday: After an oh-so-productive day of work and home my evening was spent catching up […]

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October 1, 2014

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Grown Up Girl Bonding Time.

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TweetSometimes you just really need a good girls’ weekend. And that’s exactly what this past weekend was. And it was just so glorious and good for my heart and my soul and all the feelings and eeeeee. Friday: I spent the morning tidying the place up and getting work done before my friend Virginia came […]

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A Bee Story.

September 25, 2014

TweetBees are assholes. Excuse my language, but they are. Yes I LOVE honey, more than I probably should but that doesn’t make me love bees. And why am I talking about bees? Because on Monday evening I experienced my FOURTH bee sting. And it’s comical. And ridiculous. As have all of my previous bee stings. […]

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