friday i’m in love…

November 22, 2013



it’s been a rough week.

nothing in particular going on, but lately i’ve been wearing cranky pants which bunch up and constrict my silly.

being told, TWICE this week, to “smile”actually sends me, not only into frown mode, but also into a middle finger state of mind.

can anyone else relate?

my grouch quota is at official capacity; no more sulk for katie.

i’m ready to get stupid and senseless, and have a rockin’ good time; the tinsel of goodness draping over my heart, soul and spirit is too abundant and sparkly for me to spend one more second in a bad mood.

here are a few snippets of the sunshine in my life:


a thank you note from my favorite 10-year old on the planet.

sure she spells my name correctly in texts and emails, but when it comes to her creative expression, this artisan begets beautiful, intuitive work; proper spelling be damned.

and i have always thought my name should have another “i” in it…..

apparently said artist thinks i also drink wine during my soaks in the tub, maybe not my 5am round, but i think she’s on to something.

this envelope was too precious for me not to frame and display on said bathtub shelf.

 i am keeping it safe, for i know it will be priceless some day; just like my relationship with this girl.

sweateri’ve been wearing this sweater from sheinside like it’s on the endangered species list.

available in black or red {i bought the red,} this is a perfect light-weight cover for socal’s less than wintry november days; although we’ve had a wickedly delicious storm yesterday and today.


no post would be complete without a nod to the nosh. currently making my tummy very happy {albeit my thighs bulging,} are these crème brûlée almonds from squirrel brand. vegetarian and gluten-free these candied nuts are the perfect nip of sugared salt.

i feel loved and tended to by this satisfying, daily dose of sweet.

they’re available online and also at whole foods.

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this new single from bastille has been popping up all over my playlists this week….

cue our weekly dance party!


lastly, i’m loving YOU. your support, your comments, the connection. everyday of the week i am always loving you m’loves.

weekend happy!

see you on the other side of sunday.



it’s friday i’m in love….

August 2, 2013


hello sweet kittens! 

weekend happy to you. it’s friday and i’m sharing some of the things i’ve loving on extra hard this week.

i know this song is pretty much an oldie…practically should be on southern cali’s k-earth 101 radio station, but something about these moody mornings and romantic, dusky afternoons have me playing it over and over again, both around the house and in classes. 



ok, so the whole meditation thing is kind of not working for me. but i haven’t given up.

i still give it a go; usually when i’m diffusing nuclear missiles, performing emergency c-sections, and facilitating that blind date hook up between ann coulter and anthony weiner, y’know? my low-stress everyday activities.

so you can bet i was super stoked to get the daily good’s 5 way’s to bring mindfulness into everyday life  in my morning inbox.

{side note…the second i typed the name “ann coulter” my twitch returned!}


y’all know i get stupid happy over gifs….any chance to insert one of these unsettling, sometimes creepy, images into a post, i will.

visual artist and filmmaker bill domonkos takes the gifs to the clouds and above. i am an official subscriber to his tumblr page where bill dazzles us with his interest in the “absurd” and “sublime beauty.”


i get all lucy liu/o-ren-shi {don’t watch if you’re squeamish} every time somebody mentions fall when we’re still thigh-high in summer love.

but i made an exception, and re-stowed my machete yesterday after stumbling upon refinery 29’s  unveiling of trager delaney’s fall lookbook.

color me mint green with pistachio sprinkles happy!

these fitted suits and lush, drapey skirts have me bribing mr. weatherman for cold fronts and gale-force winds.


and if you read anything this weekend, this is definitely a must-read. chris mccombs, my new guru, breaks it down perfect.

simple. true, and honest.

which of these most resonated with you?

wishing you a weekend of major bad-assery. see you on the other side of sunday. 



yessir that’s my baby!

January 28, 2013

this last week was a baby jubilee!

hunkiest and i were doused in boy-baby madness with the arrival of two of our best friends’ handsome sons.


on thursday, rogan, aka “mr.smiles-while-breathing-sleeping-eating-and charming the pantaloons off all within a 20 foot vicinity,” came to stay with us for 5-tickle-me-happy days.

mmm. nothing like hearing a baby’s laugh first thing in the morning to throw bolts of rainbows into every atom of light you see. all weekend long i gulped in sparkle and the color pink, and i exhaled smiles and giggles.


 yesterday the happy parade continued. we finally, after waiting what i liken to feels like the strung-out interim between game of thrones seasons, but really was only, what nine months and 4 days?; we met the fine acquaintance of our new pal: 5-day-old-beckett.

i fell fast and hard for this itty bitty babe. i had zero chance. i’m a sucker for a man in raccoon pajamas….especially pajamas with feet. #allbetsareoff

i was like days-old mexican leftovers that needed to be thrown out, i had overstayed my welcome in the new parents’ home, but i could not keep my freshly-washed, anti-bacterial hands off THAT baby. 


the last 48 hours have been filled with a lot of “what if’s” and “ohmygoshhowamazingwouldthatbe’s?”, “could we really do it?”

and by “it”, i mean….going to thailand this summer. 

ugh….could this clock really be happening to me? 

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