sometimes katie is a [sprint] triathlete…

Photo by Todd Conley Photography: I ran over to the fancy background, where my uncle Todd was taking pictures. I was very excited to have such an official photograph!! I think he told me to pose, and it just felt so right :)

…so I FINISHED VALLEY GIRL. I. Finished. A. Sprint. Triathlon. My five weeks of training paid off. I followed a training schedule I found online (attached:¬†Triathlon Novice 6 Week Training Program¬†– found here). I had to s-m-a-s-h 6 weeks of … Continue reading

sometimes katie gets boozy for book club [whipped cream vodka-soaked chocolate covered strawberries tutorial]…

Choc Boozy Strawbs

…so I discovered a new, amazing thing. Vodka soaked strawberries. As usual, Pinterest is the culprit. I hosted book club at my house in June, and I wanted a fair-themed dinner. We read “Devil in the White City” by Erik … Continue reading

sometimes katie turns strawberry shortcake into a trifle…

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

…so I love strawberries. I eat them almost daily, usually with Greek yogurt (& blackberries & blueberries, of course). I went through a baking FRENZY with mixed berries, including mixed berry pie…   [side note – SUCH an easy recipe. … Continue reading

sometimes katie needs to train [I signed up for a sprint triathlon!]…

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…so I have been on a plateau with my weight loss for the past 3 months now. I’ve been sitting at the same weight (within a few pounds) since “The Biggest Loser” ended at work. For the last few weeks … Continue reading

sometimes katie wears state necklaces [& shops local]…

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…so I was Pinterest’ing one day… (Honestly so many of my conversations start like that – what has happened to me???) (but deep inside, I really love it. I have tried new recipes, posted more blogs, crafted more, and all … Continue reading

sometimes katie counts rocks [diy craft to track weight loss]…

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…so I’m still going steady with my weight loss. The “Biggest Loser” Competition is over at work, and I. WON. It’s still sinking in really. I think it will really feel real when I get that check. For some reason, … Continue reading

sometimes katie throws an 80s 30th birthday party…

80s 30th Birthday Party

So I turned 30 this week… I’ve been saying for a few years that I can’t wait to turn 30, because I feel like people will finally take me seriously… or that it’ll mean I’m finally a “real adult.” I … Continue reading

sometimes katie looks back at old pictures [flashback to engagement]…

Copyright 2012 by Kayleen Huffman Photography

Today I was looking on Pinterest for ideas for my 30th birthday party (flashback to 1984), and I started looking at my old boards/pins. I saw my “Polka Dot Wedding” board, and some of the inspirations for engagement pictures were … Continue reading

sometimes katie turns gold into grey [living room makeover]…

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So in July of 2012, 11 days after we got married, and the day after we returned from our honeymoon, my husband and I received the keys to our house. This was the first house for both of us, and … Continue reading