Tag Archives: fall season

happy post

4 Sep


-It’s September! I know it’s not officially fall just yet but once the month of September hits I start my transition into my favorite time of year.

– Bringing out my fall wardrobe…Hello!…boots, sweaters, scarfs and leather jackets!

– A date with my girlfriend Ali, her husband David & little boy Charlie who were visiting from New York. I hadn’t met Charlie yet and he is so damn cute! I’ve said it before and I will say it again…seeing your closest friends become mothers is the sweetest.

– Being invited into two book clubs this month. Clearly, I’ve got some reading to do. The books on the line-up…”Everything I Never Told You” & “The Luckiest Girl Alive”

– Our newly painted bedroom accent wall. It’s love

– Planning a trip in November to visit my step father Irv in Kansas City and my girlfriend Chantal and her family in Atlanta. It will be so funny to travel without Brian- I haven’t done it in years!

– The green monkey smoothie…kale, coconut water, almond milk, dates, cinnamon, bananas & coconut meat. OMG

Maha Yoga

– One of Brian’s projects, Pershing Square Renew, launched on Tuesday. I decided to go to the launch of it which was held downtown at City Hall (I’ve never been there- such a beautiful building). It’s always so fun to see him in action and support his passions. Here’s a write-up about it complete with a quote from Bri!

– Red toes and nude nails

– The way Frank cuddles into my legs in the morning when Brian delivers both him and coffee to bed.

– This note from the Universe I received yesterday…

Start it; you don’t have to be fancy.

Keep moving; you don’t have to go crazy.

Visualize; you don’t have to admit it.

See the end result; it doesn’t have to be material.

Expect miracles; they don’t have to be huge.

Pretend you’ve arrived; you don’t have to dance on tables.

And above all else, Kate, have fun.

This is why you started it, right?

Life, what a trip –
The Universe


So…what’s been making you guys happy recently??


happy list

6 Oct


things that have been making me happy recently…

– My husband always makes my happy list. He’s my other. My rock. My best friend. My inspiration. My biggest supporter. Our marriage has been in a really solid place recently and it brings me such joy. There’s really nothing better than feeling connected to your partner.

– Pumpkin candles. I’m obsessed with pumpkin candles. OBSESSED. I light one the minute I walk through the door and it doesn’t get blown out until I go to bed.

– Movie dates with my momma. We saw “The Good Lie” and we both loved it. Such an incredibly moving film. I was blown away with the performances. See it!

– Yoga dates with my neighbor Eric. He just cracks me up.

– Long bubble baths with a stack of magazines and an iced coffee.

– Peanut butter frozen yogurt with almonds on top.

– My favorite tv shows are back (silly but true!). I love cuddling up on the couch for a good laugh or a good cry.

– We got a new car this past weekend! I’m in love and I am not even a car girl. But really is there anything better than the smell of a new car?

– The “Map My Walk” application on my phone. I use it every morning on my walk with Frankie. The handy-dandy app keeps track of all my stats. Frank and I average 2.5 miles a day. He’s a trooper that little guy.

– A travel essay that I wrote (and Brian shot all the photos for!!) is being published on one of my favorite sites. So excited to share it with you all…soon!


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn


yay fall

2 Sep



I know it is not technically fall until September 23rd but the fact that we are officially in September brings me such joy- I say this every year don’t I? What can I say I much prefer fall and winter than summer and spring (alright, spring isn’t so bad) I simply don’t have the same love affair with summer that everyone else seems to. My husband included, he’s appalled that I find summer the lesser of the seasons. It’s not like I don’t appreciate long summer days at the beach and cut off shorts but I much prefer cozy nights, cool temperatures, sweaters, fireplaces, hearty soups, crisp air, grey clouds and rain. I just feel more alive in the fall and winter. I also tend to have more energy in the fall and winter- I feel more creative. Oh the holidays! I’m a sucker for the holidays….halloween, November 9th (a new holiday around these parts as it will be our 1st wedding anniversary!), thanksgiving, christmas & new years. Love…love…love.

I’m looking at this upcoming change in seasons as a fresh start- a rebirth of sorts. It’s only September 2nd and I already feel lighter….there’s a new-found pep in my step.

This fall I will be…

cooking: the perfect roast chicken, butternut squash soup and spicy chili

baking: apple pie and pumpkin bread

eating: hearty pasta dishes

drinking: pumpkin spiced lattes, pinot noirs, mulled wine & chai teas

playing: card games with Brian while cuddled up on the couch

watching: “Walking Dead”, “Scandal”, “The Americans”, Grey’s Anatomy”, “American Horror Story” & “Modern Family” / new fall movies “This Is Where I Leave You” (loved the book!), “Gone Girl” (loved the book!) “The Judge”, “St Vincent” & “Horrible Bosses 2”,

wearing: scarves, boots, sweaters, skinny jeans & leather jackets

making: a new vision board

writing: travel essays, a book proposal & gratitude letters to my loved ones

daydreaming about: our road trip from LA to Seattle

celebrating: our first wedding anniversary

loving: my husband

carving: pumpkins

doing: yoga

lighting: candles and fireplaces

going: to a cozy cabin in the woods (I’d settle for this in the winter too)

painting: my toes and the town red

reading: I need your help! I’d love a few new books to read this fall while cuddled up in bed…recommendations please!


what are you looking forward to doing this fall? I’d love to hear!

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