by katelin on November 27, 2014

Surprise flowers
Last year around this time I was in a really weird place. I was sad, I was defeated, but I was also thankful. I was thankful for the support system I had around me and I was thankful that I could keep moving forward.

This year, I’m even more grateful for that support system. For my husband, my family, my friends (near and far) and for everyone that’s still reading this diddy of a blog of mine. Thank you. All of you. For being these through it all and continuing to be there as I navigate new adventures. This year, I’m in a much better place. I’m happy, I’m optimistic (with the occasional side of worry) and I’m feeling good. This year I am just so thankful I’m not even sure this post can capture it all. And it’s a really good thing.

And in a not so serious fashion, this year I’m also quite thankful for: Words with Friends, Keanu Reeve’s movies, surprise flowers, cheese, fleece lined sweatpants, dance parties, pop music, good books and non-alcoholic drinks in fancy glasses.



I hope you have a most wonderful Thanksgiving everyone. xoxo


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Big Glasses & Paper Crowns.

by katelin on November 25, 2014

The holidays are almost here, so weekends are for getting things done. And having fun. And mentally preparing myself for all the craziness and fun times to come.

Friday: A fairly lazy day. I slept in, started a new book, enjoyed a good snack on the patio, watched my Thursday night shows. Twas delightful. The evening was an actual night out. My friend Katrina celebrated her 30th birthday in style!

UntitledShe rented out a room at a country club so we all got fancy and ate cupcakes, did the Electric Slide and enjoyed the open bar (cranberry sprite please). It was fun to catch up with friends and Kat’s family and oh, did I mention the photo booth? Because yeah, that was the best. And I sort of really love photo booths.


After endless dancing and laughs we finally called it a night. Seriously, we stayed out past midnight – I was so impressed with all of us, ha. All in all, it was a great way to ring in a birthday and kick off the weekend.

Saturday: Operation: Baby Room day. Matt and our friend Gianni tackled the kiddos room. They moved some furniture around, built a crib, did a Goodwill run and ultimately set up the room and ohmygosh our kid has a place to sleep! I mean yes, of course I’ll share pictures eventually but right now it’s still pretty minimum. And now I can tackle actual decorating things and organizing and wee.

After our baby room we all headed to lunch to celebrate before heading on over to Gianni’s house to help them with more house projects. And by help I mean, I vacuumed things and Matt hung things.

The evening was excellent. While I saw so many people having Friendsgiving, we had our own little high school friend hangout watching the USC/UCLA game. The game was terrible, but the company was excellent. We BBQed and had treats and snacks and got to catch up on all things awesome, and just, I love my people.

Sunday: Another day-o-baby! Matt and I set off to Target to start our registry (seriously, how could I not register there? Ha) and then to Babies-R-Us to check out things in person. Seriously, it was a bit overwhelming, but also really fun. I might have gone a little tag crazy and basically added all sorts of random things to our registry.

After hitting our baby quota for the day Matt and I had a little lunch date. The rest of the  afternoon and evening was spent hanging out with my mother-in-law and hijacking her washer and dryer. So you know, fun times. We hung out, we watched a movie (Edge of Tomorrow, I actually enjoyed it), we watched football, we chatted baby things, we had a tasty dinner and just had a generally lovely end of the weekend.


And how was your weekend? Any movie watching, lounging, tacos?


happy tuesday!

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Third is the Word.

November 19, 2014

Tweet YOU GUYS. Today marks the third trimester. Sweet mercy. It marks more frequent doctor’s visits and the final stretch and probably the return of fatigue. It also means we’re just that much closer to meeting this little bebe and I cannot wait. So in celebration, I figured I’d share another little (sort of) update, […]

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Movers & Shakers.

November 18, 2014

TweetNow that I’m unemployed I honestly never know what day it is until about 3pm. Seriously, it is confusing. But somehow weekends are still full of things that are delightful and I lurve it. Friday: Matt and I decided to have a bit of a date night at one of our favorite burger places. It […]

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The New Normal.

November 13, 2014

Tweet As I mentioned here and there, I no longer have a job. After eight years at my job, it’s come to an end. Obviously I didn’t want to be jobless right now, but it’s the way things worked out. And you know what? That’s okay. I knew the layoff was coming for a while, HR […]

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All Sorts of Weekend Cuteness.

November 11, 2014

TweetWhew, what a weekend. Honestly I don’t know how we did it all or where it went or what day it is really. But the weekend was so good and I’m still smiling. Friday: The morning was spent watching all my Thursday night shows since I went to bed at nine and catching up on […]

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Target “B” Awesome.

November 6, 2014

TweetIt’s no secret that I’ve had a longstanding love affair with Target. No secret at all. It’s literally a five minute drive from my house, I’m obsessed with the Cartwheel app, I use the Target credit card every time I shop there and just, I LOVE IT TOO MUCH. Last week I went in for […]

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All About the Candelabra.

November 4, 2014

TweetApparently my crafty/creative side is kicking in you guys. And I love it. The next few months I’ll be tackling projects around the apartment that I’ve put off, prepping the kiddo’s room and just generally tidying up/reorganizing because I’m a bit of a neat freak. But on Sunday I was at my parents’ house and […]

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