Lately I’ve been talking a lot about food on this blog and not much else. To change that, today I thought I’d share a little about my summer so far. I’d love to hear about yours, too. Record high temperatures aside, it’s been lovely. Last year, I was working six days a week, which left [...]
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Well friends, it has taken me until Wednesday to publish this post. Here we go! The weekend was full of good music and good company during our annual music festival and arts market. On Saturday morning, I wrecked my bicycle and had to get my chin stitched up, but that was the only blemish in [...]
What are you listening to these days? I don’t keep up with new music like I used to, but here are some of my recent finds. From left to right, we have: Local Natives – Gorilla Manor Beach House – Teen Dream Radiohead – The King of Limbs The Black Keys – Brothers James Blake [...]
April fools! I didn’t cut off my hair (I would never!). I did, however, quit my office job. Today is my last day! Starting tomorrow, I will enjoy a two week staycation, then start working from home. I can’t wait to hang out with Cookie all day, cook lunch in my own kitchen, listen [...]
A SHIP IN HARBOR IS SAFE—BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT SHIPS ARE BUILT FOR. -John A. Shedd
Sometimes a weekend full of friends and laughs is exactly what the doctor ordered. My dear friend Jordan and her husband came to town, so we spent the weekend catching up and hanging out at our favorite happy hour spots. Of course, we reserved Sunday morning for a Breakfast Club at my place, during [...]
Well, it’s time to share something serious on this blog. It’s not all puppies and cocktails in Kate-land, you know? The long story short is that I’m going to donate stems cells to a cancer patient. I don’t know the recipient. I’ve been asked not to share the few details that I do [...]
Happy New Year’s Eve! Cookie and I started the day off right with fruit and Prosecco cocktails. I mixed pomegranate juice with fresh pomegranate arils, muddled and strained kiwi with lime, and made a traditional mimosa, garnished with a slice of mandarin orange. I hope you enjoy looking at my colorful concoctions as much as [...]
This little baby turned 25 years old today. P.s. I hope you’re having a wonderfully Merry Christmas!
This December, I did my best to create a festive holiday mood in my apartment without going overboard. My objectives were to use what I already had, avoid buying things that I would need to store, and to be as environmentally friendly as possible. A Christmas tree was out of the question (where would I [...]
Feeling a little overstuffed? Me too. I thought we could all relate to this big, fat THIEF of a squirrel. I caught this guy orange-handed (har, har) on my back porch last year. He ate the face off my carved pumpkin! Squirrels aside, how was your Thanksgiving? Fully of family and laughs and good food? [...]
About a month ago, I decided to participate in a brilliant calendar swap organized by fellow Oklahomans Caroline of Greedy Girl and Kelly of Design Crush. I’m so glad I did! Lovely Caroline paired me with Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie. Lucky me! I’m crazy about Megan’s beautiful stationery and custom wedding invitations. When I [...]
I have the best Dad in the whole world. The best!
A cute new coffee shop and bakery called Crimson and Whipped Cream opened up near my place in Norman. I’m a big fan of their cold brew iced coffees, piping hot espresso and tasty cupcakes. However, the shop’s unique décor is as noteworthy as their edible offerings. I was particularly struck by the mason jar [...]
Let’s pretend for a moment that a wizard appeared on my doorstep last night and handed over loads of cash to blow on a new fall wardrobe. (Sorry, I’m on a Harry Potter kick. It’s all her fault.) Given an unlimited budget, I would snatch up these pieces: silk tops with flattering silhouettes, chic pleated [...]