• In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Cacio e Pepe

    Boy have I got another easy, delicious weeknight dinner for you.  Just like Aglio Olio, this cheesy, peppery pasta dish will come together in a flash (or as quick as it takes you to boil your pasta).  If you like black pepper (I’m not even going to make sure that you like cheese, as I […]

  • Dining Out
  • Amaya

    It had been a few years since we had last dined at Amaya at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, but the memories we had of our last experience left us feeling very excited for a return visit.  We had visions of a lush hotel oozing with warm marble tones and sparkly chandeliers at every turn; […]

  • San Diego
  • K1 Speed

    Having grown up in a family with a deep love for go-karting, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that there was an indoor go-kart track just down the street from where we live.  I think my reaction was something like, “what?!?  when did they open?!?  how did I not know about it!?!?”  Yes, […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Aglio, Oglio e Peperoncino

    It’s time for pasta, and boy have I got a recipe for you!  It’s a super simple, super quick dinner for 2 that will keep you coming back time after time.  It’s spicy, garlicky, creamy, and savory…it’s simply perfection.  So pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper, and get ready, because this one […]

  • Beauty
  • Beauty on a Budget

    Who doesn’t love getting new beauty products?  But let’s be real, trying out new products can also get a bit out of control.  Walking through Sephora often feels like a beauty landmine, especially by the time I make it to the checkout line where I am tempted with all of the cute little minis and […]

  • 101 in 1001
  • 4 Months

    So I am roughly 4 months into my fantastical mini life goal list (you know, my 101 in 1001), and things are actually going really really well.  When I have come back to review my list lately, I have actually been surprised at how quickly things are going.  I couldn’t have imagined checking so many […]

  • Life
  • Be Mine

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to make sure that ya’ll are all set up with the perfect plan for a romantic night in with your sweetie.   A night in?  On Valentine’s Day?  Now, that may sound non-traditional to you, but trust me.  Follow my Valentine’s Day recipe, and your night […]

  • Dining Out
  • the Crack Shack

    Today marks the start of a new series on the blog, and it’s pretty self-explanatory, “Dining Out.”  As you have totally figured out by now, the hubby and I are both big foodies, and so we are always excited to try a new restaurant.  But possibly different than other online resources for food, we are […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Healthy Turkey Chili

    There is something about the arrival of the New Year that inspires a lot of people to eat healthier and set fitness or health goals for the rest of the year.  And although I haven’t set any goals for myself for 2017 (can you hardly believe that I don’t have a list going?!?), perhaps I […]

  • Style
  • New Year, New Look

    Do you ever feel like your style is constantly evolving and changing?  Sometimes I feel like I have just figured out what I want to do in terms of style and decor for our apartment, and then I see a picture or visit someone else’s home and everything changes. And you know what?  That’s exactly […]