How to Enjoy the Moment.

by katelin on July 23, 2014


Really, that’s the only step.

Every time I see a concert or a major event on TV I see the sea of phones and it makes me sad. Seriously, why record the performance when you can just, you know, watch it? Take a picture and put the phone away. It’s not that hard. You don’t need to photograph every single thing happening during the show. And you definitely don’t need to record the whole set. Because honestly, how often do you plan on watching that video?

And the same goes for weddings. At my cousin’s wedding over the weekend so many people were guilty of propping their phones up to take pictures nonstop of the first dance, the cake cutting, the everything. I get it, we all want our own copy of the moment. So take a picture, then put it away. That’s what they hired professionals for.

And the professionals probably have to maneuver around everyone’s screens to get the best photo. Which I can’t imagine is easy when there is literally a sea of them. It truly made me grateful that when I got married four years ago camera phones were not all the rage and capturing every moment was not the most important thing.

I realize that this whole post makes me sound like a crotchety old person, but really, I just think we all need to step back and take a break. Take a break from capturing every moment of every event of every detail of our lives.

Lately I’ve taken less pictures and life has continued on. I’ve put my phone down more often and just enjoyed where I am. And life has continued on. I know this is weird coming from a blogger as we are all notoriously known for capturing the most minute details of our lives and sharing them, but sometimes it’s okay if we don’t.


And I’d recommend we all give it a shot every now and then. Enjoy the moments people, enjoy the moments.


 happy wednesday!


Posted in Sparkling Revelations

Let’s Practice the ‘Princess Pose.’

by katelin on July 22, 2014

This weekend I was reminded just how awesome my family is. I was also informed that we have some serious dancers. And drinkers. And that we truly shine at weddings, ha.

Friday: A fairly low key evening hanging out with in-laws, eating pizza and catching up on life. So it was a good time is what I’m saying.

Saturday: Wedding day! My younger cousin Brittany was getting hitched. Well technically she was already hitched but this was just the reception for everyone to celebrate. And you guys, it was so much fun. Brittany was glowing, my cousins were almost all together and there was just so much love we couldn’t stop beaming.
And the babies. Sweet mercy the babies. I mean they’re not babies, but my cousins’ daughters and their “princess poses” basically slayed me. That and their twirling and overall cuteness was quite delightful.
Brittany's wedding!

And you know who else was cute? My husband. Well, more like handsome. And suave. And I just love a good reason for us to dress up and get fancy on a hotel rooftop.
Brittany's wedding!

The rest of the evening was fabulous. There was delicious food (there were even gluten free options!), good music and lots of catching up with family and friends. We stayed out too late and partied too hard, but oh it was worth it so very very much.

Sunday: I mean. Yes, I slept in until 11. And then did some productive things. Then did some sociable things like played with our friends and their daughter in the park. And had a fun dinner. And then reorganized our bedroom. And yep, Sunday.


You guys, weekends. They rule. Why aren’t they longer?

How was your weekend? Any weddings? Run a marathon? Wear something fancy?


happy tuesday!


Posted in My Crazy Life

Target, You Win Again.

July 16, 2014

TweetI can’t stop. Target wins. Again. It wins everything. A few weeks ago I bought a maxi dress. Then a few weeks after that I bought a maxi skirt. Then Saturday I bought another maxi skirt. AND I LOVE THEM ALL. Damn you Target (but really, bless you). And thank you for the Cartwheel app […]

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Long Weekends & Sweet Smiles.

July 14, 2014

TweetSomehow I didn’t blog for a week. I guess having a migraine for three days in a row can seriously hinder any desire to type out thoughts coherently. Or to even look at a computer screen after spending an entire work day attached to my laptop. Alas. My 4th of July weekend was delightful. And […]

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This House.

July 3, 2014

Tweet I don’t have a vision board, but if I did, this house would be on it. I have no idea what it looks like on the inside or what the backyard looks like or who even lives there, but I pass it every time I go walking in my neighborhood and I can’t get […]

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Simple Shenanigans.

June 30, 2014

TweetSo last weekend had a lot of things and this weekend and a lot of little things. And that was exactly what I needed. Friday: Worked from home, watched some movies, took some naps, read some books, organized some things at home. And by the time the evening rolled around I was well rested and […]

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Some Current Loves.

June 27, 2014

Tweet I had a whole post ready to go today about things I don’t care about these days (World Cup, 2016 Presidential Election and The World Cup, etc.) but instead I read Becky’s post and realized, why share what I don’t care about? It’s Friday, why not just share what I am loving these days […]

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A Weekend of Things.

June 24, 2014

TweetIf I didn’t take any pictures, did the weekend actually happen? I’m not quite sure. Actually I think it did, it sort of flew by. And was a blur of things. And on top of it all I’ve been on new medication that has left me utterly exhausted and in a constant state of pain. […]

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