Busy Buzzy Bumblebee.

by katelin on April 9, 2019

The key to Riley’s heart these days? Robots. More specifically Transformers.

So when my friends at Paramount reached out and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the new Bumblebee movie and receiving a fun gift kit, I did not hesitate to say YESSSSSSS.

Fast forward to a week later and a magical box of surprises appeared at our door. I told Riley to get his Bumblebee shirt on and that this box was a special surprise for him from my friends.

And guys. I instantly became the coolest mom on the block.

I’m not even kidding.

Riley’s mind was blown.

Not only did we get the Bumblebee movie.

But there was an actual Bumblebee. Two other transformers. A Bumblebee shooter.

I mean, have you seen a happier kid than this?

All he kept saying to me was “Mommy, this is SO COOL. SO COOL.”

And I honestly felt on top of the world. I mean, it was like surprise Christmas. So many robots.

And what was the cherry on top? Actually watching the movie with Riley.

Now I get that four may be a bit young to really take in the whole movie. But honestly, he did pretty good. I know a lot of the storyline went over his head, but the special effects are amazing and all he cared about was watching his favorite Transformer on the screen. And seriously, who doesn’t LOVE Bumblebee?

The movie itself was a delight (you can check out the full preview here). Hailee Steinfeld continues to be amazing (seriously, she’s just so good) even as an angsty girl of the 80s. The overall story is the origin of Optimus Prime sending Bumblee to defend Earth from Decepticons. And Hailee’s character, Charlie, stumbles upon Bumblebee and together they become an awesome team.

I loved all the retro throwbacks and the funny quirks of Bumblebee, the robot. And honestly, Riley just loved it. And I loved seeing him love it.

Sensing a theme here?

In any case, if you liked any of the Transformers movies in the past (or heck, even if you didn’t), there’s a very strong chance that you’ll love this one. Trust me.

Happy watching!



*I received Bumblebee and all the goodies for free, but as always, all opinions are mine (and Riley’s).*

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by katelin on April 4, 2019


I haven’t been writing.

Like at all.

And it’s driving me crazy.

I realized the other day that I’ve had this blog for almost twelve years. I just got the email to renew my domain and it’s just wild that I’ve been putting words out there for so long. Words, that looking back I don’t even know how important they are.

But then again, do I really care? Probably not.

With that, I figured I’d get the ball rolling and share what’s currently going on in the life of Katelin.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. I’m more than halfway through this one and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Angie’s writing is raw and relatable and I’m willing to read whatever she writes.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read this quick one for book club and found myself nodding along the entire time.

Triple Frontier. I’m going to be honest. I watched this movie on Netflix for one reason: CHARLIE HUNNAM. Overall, it was a pretty good movie.

The Hate U Give. Please, do yourselves a favor and watch this movie. The book is amazing and this movie lives up to it.

Jane the Virgin. I’m way too excited this show is back. It’s the final season and you have all the time to watch it all on Netflix, so do it!

Listening to:
Hamilton, apparently forever and ever because I can’t get enough.
Walk the Moon. Lizzo. Craig David (always).

All over the place. If it’s not playing superheroes with Riley, it’s making sure Rhys isn’t climbing on couches. Or just walking all over the place. Because we’ve got a walker now. And I feel like I’m never going to sit down again.

For a job. For clients. For some direction. My two big projects have officially come to an end and I’ve been applying to jobs all over the place. So, if you know someone, or something, please send it my way.

Vanilla coffee. Popcorn. Face masks. At-home pedicures. Sunny days. It’s April – my birthday month!


So, what’s new with you? Please, fill me in!


happy thursday!

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