20 Jul


The summer seems to be flying by at an incredible speed. It’s July 20th already? Le sigh. There are a million things I still want to accomplish this summer- a mix of work projects (I swear, I used to write on a regular basis!), personal goals (I’ve actually been doing pretty good at accomplishing these) & house projects (the list is long my friends. Top of my list is painting the walls grey and hanging art). Not to mention I would really like to make it to the beach a few more times before summer comes to a close. Although, I guess when you live in LA summer never really comes to a firm close, does it?

This weekend I…

Had the night to myself on Friday night. Brian was out for the evening with a few friends drinking beer and playing cards. Initially, I had plans to meet a few girlfriends for dinner but when those plans got pushed until next weekend I opted to stay in. I am a fan of staying in by myself. I’m a fan of doing a lot of things by myself actually. I can be such a loner! It had been a long week and I was feeling void of energy. Nothing sounded better than cozying up on the couch with Frank. So I stopped at the market on the way home from work to pick up the essentials for my party of one…a fresh bouquet of white peonies, sushi, pellegrino, trashy magazines & haagen dazs vanilla frozen yogurt. The makings of a perfect evening in my mind.

Saturday morning I had plans to meet my girlfriend Crystal for a morning hike but some very strange weather rolled into LA this weekend and it derailed that plan. I awoke Saturday morning to rain. It was such a foreign sound this time of year…well, and in general in LA lately that with all the bedroom curtains drawn I couldn’t figure out what it was at first. I was convinced it was Frank’s tiny toenails tapping on the hard wood floor until I got up to investigate and was shocked by the storm outside. The air was thick and muggy. Again, so strange. It ended up being a storm that lasted most of the day and brought with it heavy downpour, thunder and lightning. It was crazy! After abandoning the morning hike, I met some family that was in town from Kansas City (they thought our reaction to the rain was pretty funny. I had to explain that we don’t get weather around these parts often) for lunch at M Street (where I bought the massive bacon chocolate chip cookie pictured below) and then stopped for a manicure and pedicure. When I got home around four the rain was coming down really hard so Brian and I decided it was the perfect excuse to binge watch the last season of “Homeland” which we had yet to see. We literally watched the whole damn season on Saturday afternoon until the early morning hours of Sunday. Breaking only to pick up Greek take-out food for dinner. What a phenomenal season! Fucking intense. Hands down one of the best shows on television in my opinion.

On Sunday I spent the day working on a few projects- I finally redid my media kit (with my brilliant husbands help of course. Thanks, Bri!) I can’t tell you how long this has been on my to do list. An embarrassingly long time. But now it’s done and I can finally start working on putting together our fall road trip from LA to Seattle. We originally planned on taking the road trip this past spring but life got in the way so it had to be pushed to October. Which I actually think will be a pretty epic time to make the drive up the coast. Getting very excited about this trip. We wrapped up the weekend with a movie- we saw “Trainwreck” with my mom and brother. I laughed my ass off for two hours straight. That Amy Schumer is a comic genius. Not to mention she wrote the screenplay as well. I have a new crush.



Friday Frankie



watching “real housewives of new york” with mom


the storm rolling in…



cookie of my dreams


big yawn


my favorite sweatpants to lounge the afternoon away in




white / lavender


waiting patiently for greek food handouts


new media kit- check!


see it!




8 Responses to “weekend”

  1. Mark July 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    Looks like a perfect weekend. Frank is too funny!!!!!!

  2. righteousbruin9 July 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    That was quite a storm. San Diego and OC got rain both Saturday and Sunday. I am in Lomita, this evening, and it is back to being sticky.

  3. Maria July 20, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    I saw Trainwreck on Friday with my husband. We are in Philly, visiting family, so we had lots of babysitter options. We never go on dates in Florida, almost never, so we took the opportunity to see this while we could. And we both loved it! Not only is Schumer funny, but she was believable in all her emotions and her sort had heart. I was really surprised but also thrilled!
    I love Homeland. It is such a tough show but Claire Danes is great!
    Did you see the Emmy nominations? I watch every show nominated and love all the actors and actresses, it’s going to be tough!!!

    • kate365til July 21, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      I didn’t see the Emmy nominations. Now I have to go look! I’m sure it’s going to be tough for me too. There is so much quality television on!!

  4. oneawkwardyear July 21, 2015 at 6:21 am #

    Summer is the MOST STRESSFUL time of the year!! So much fun to be had!! Don’t waste a moment! Haha. We’re nuts. (But for real, how is it mid-July already?!)

    I saw Trainwreck too. LOVED. That Amy Schumer is just the best of the best. And I’ve always enjoyed Bill Hader but now he’s like, full on heartthrob status.

    Happy Tuesday! xoxo

  5. di @ life of di. July 21, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    Oh Frank! So cute! Also, those cookies look amazing. I’ll be in LA from August 25th-29th! We have to grab coffee (and maybe a cookie 😉 ) Glad to hear that you had both a productive + relaxing weekend.

  6. the usual bliss July 21, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    LOVE big storms when it’s been a while! Also, we did that road trip in reverse a few years back: Seattle to San Fran. Happy to share tips with you, especially our fave spots in Seattle! xx

  7. liz July 22, 2015 at 1:47 am #

    Sounds like such a great weekend, Kate. Your alone time sounds like my alone time. Love it! 🙂 I haven’t gotten into Homeland yet at all, but it has been sitting on my list of binges. Your post was enough to get me motivated to make that binge happen! How cozy with a thunderstorm. This souther girl loves thunderstorm days, but in Sweden we don’t have many at all. Plenty of rain, but no humidity. And you road trip up the coast? Awesome. Sounds like so much fun! I made the drive one time years ago, but it as really fast. Too fast.

    Ok. Lots of random comments there. Wishing you a great Wednesday! xo

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