Being Home, Pasta + Dr. Seuss

I’m sure that it’s been apparent that I’ve been doing a lot of self reflecting lately, especially since I have written about it several times now. And something that I’m really realizing about myself more and more, is that I really cherish a quiet life. As much as I love to travel, to try new […]

Life Without Instagram: the Good, the Bad + the Truth

So it’s been 8 months and 19 days since I broke up with Instagram (not that anyone’s counting or anything), and I kind of can’t believe that it’s already been that long. In typical Katie fashion, I really had no plans on what this break would mean for me. Would it be for just a […]

Adulting, Learning Italian + Squeaky Cheese

I recently read something on the internet that went something like, “you know that you’re an adult when you start saying. . .next week shouldn’t be as busy. . .every week for the rest of your life.” And immediately I laughed out loud. This is me. For about as long as I can remember now, […]

Life Without a Planner

I am a planner, a list-maker, an organizer, and basically a write-everything-down kind of girl. And for the better part of my adult life, I have completely relied on and loved using a planner. For one it keeps me organized. And that alone is enough for me to do just about anything. But also, using […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Our Saturdays are typically on the busy side, and a bit more work than play. So lately we’ve been making a point to keep our mornings more relaxed. For some people that means sleeping in, or hanging out at home in their pj’s while drinking coffee. But for us it means getting to […]

Organic City Gardening

I come from a family of gardeners and yard workers. My parents basically either know how to do everything yard related, or they figure it out. Their yard is their happy place. My Mom has always kept the most beautiful gardens, and my Dad has always kept the tidiest yard. My Mom mows the lawn, […]

Taking Some Time

The truth is that I probably started out this New Year just like most of us do. . .guns blazing, big ideas, big dreams, big goals. . .you know the drill. And then probably like a good chunk of people out there, things sort of petered out before they ever really began. For whatever reason, […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Maybe it’s because it has been several months since we’ve been to Europe, or maybe not. But whatever the reason is, lately I’ve been waking up craving that European lifestyle. The simplicity, the walking, the ease. Yep, pretty much every last bit of it. So in a bid to put my travel blues […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we plan on holding onto this feeling (and our Christmas tree) for as long as possible. While I do normally lean towards neat and tidy, there is one thing that I really don’t like to clean up until it feels like I absolutely have […]

First We Dream

A few weeks ago my Mom reminded me of the wise words shared by Carl Sandburg, “nothing happens unless first we dream.” And since that moment, I really haven’t been able to get his words out of my head. First we dream. First we dream. I’ve always been a bit inclined to be a “goal […]