Tag Archives: moving

obsessed

5 Feb

I’m obsessed with all things home decor right now. OBSESSED. I think it comes with the territory of moving into a new space, right? Problem is I have a long list of other things I need to do, like work. But instead I find myself spending a good portion of my day calling my mother with new decorating ideas….I think a mirror should go here and a table there and maybe we need a rug in the office and we need a painting there and should we paint the walls? When Brian gets home from work I spend at least a half an hour (after I give him a hug and kiss of course) showing him things we clearly NEED at West Elm. He seems less enthused than I. For a man who doesn’t see how important a Bazzar Pouf can be to one’s life – he certainly has some strong opinions about decorating. I’m dying to meet those husbands who don’t care what the new couch looks like because that’s not who I am marrying. I show him pictures and he’s like “naaaah, I don’t like that shade of grey”. I mean reeeeaaaallly. Doesn’t he know I’m only asking to be fair? Kidding…kinda. Thankfully I’ve made him realize how important it is that we have THIS rug in our office.

Alright, I’m off to tackle Tuesday and finding the “perfect shade of grey” couch. I’ll leave you with a few home decor inspiration photos that make me swoon.

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inspirations, gratitude and surprises

1 Feb

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We’ve been in our new house for exactly seven days and I have spent most of them either in shock that this is my new home (I mean it’s reaaaallllly pretty), depressed about the change (I don’t do change well- I miss our little rundown bungalow by the beach that I used to complain about) or feeling like I’m living in a dream world (this is my life?!?!?!). I feel like I am squatting at a real adults super nice house and I’m going to get kicked out soon. I also feel completely overwhelmed by the reality of it. A mortgage?! These last few months have been amazing, everything I could have ever wanted, but, the last few months have also been filled with a lot of adult activities – you know getting engaged, planning a wedding and buying a place and all of a sudden it hit me like a freight train when we moved in- I’m an adult. I’ve arrived!!! SHIT. Now what?

Gone are the days of staying out till 3 am on a weeknight with friends just because I felt like it. Gone are the days of spending my paycheck on shoes instead of saving it. Gone are the days of wondering what I will be like when I grow up (It’s kinda a fun game to play, huh? SOOO many possibilities).

Because I am a grown up. AND it’s scary. AND lovely. AND exciting. AND overwhelming. AND I’m happy. AND I mourn the other stage a bit. AND I’m in wonder. AND I feel blessed. AND I feel like an imposter most days.

I’m not going to lie…it’s been a bit of a hard week. I feel stupid even admitting that considering everything I have to be thankful for. But, it’s the truth. One of the many complicated things about being a human being.

What inspired me this week?

This incredibly honest and heartfelt post by Erin of Well In LA

This post by Katie Devine of Confessions Of An Imperfect Life

Taking myself on a date to the bookstore. I bought Marianne Williamson’s “A Return To Love”, Steve Martin’s “An Object Of Beauty” & Jennifer Egan’s “A Visit From The Goon Squad”.

This sweet post about motherhood by Naomi of Love Taza

The view I get of the sunset each night from our new living room. EPIC

Being honest about my feelings

What am I grateful for this week?

When I told my momma that I was feeling low she immediately came over to hang- just dropped everything and came right over. We sat around scouring the internet for a dining table. Have I ever told you she’s a brilliant interior designer?? Shameless plug, huh?

I have a washing machine, a dishwasher and a two person tub now! The two person tub has already been put to use!

I have THE BEST fiancée in the ENTIRE WORLD. It’s a fact.

What surprised me this week?

How hard I took all the change this week.

Waking up every morning with one swollen eye. WHY? Maybe I’m allergic to the detergent I used to clean the sheets? Lame

Moving boxes seem to populate during a move. It feels like they are endless and taking over our home!

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“The trick is growing up without growing old.”
Casey Stengel

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thanks for the fun 2012!

28 Dec

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Firstly, I want to say thank you so much, truly, for reading 365 til 30. It means a lot to me that you take the time to come here and 2012 wouldn’t have been the same without you guys! So, thanks.

I’ve been reflecting on 2012 the past few days. Tis the season to take stock, right?! 2012 was a year filled with blessings. I don’t say that lightly either because 2009-2011 were years filled with struggles, uncertainty, loneliness and fear. As I approached 2012  things started to shift. I started this blog in the summer of 2011 and regained a clear focus, light heart and grateful attitude. Things just started to flow, click and move. I have many hopes, goals and wishes for 2013 which I will get to in a later post but in the meantime I wanted to reflect on my favorite moments of 2012. Above is the vision board I created last year on January 1st. When I look at it I see so much that came to fruition – 2012 was an embarrassment of riches. Thanks 2012 for putting a huge smile on my face.

My top moments-

traveling across the country with One Part Gypsy

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turning 30 and watching my baby 365 til 30 grow…

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getting engaged to the man I love…

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traveling to Hong Kong and Nepal with my new fiance…

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And lastly we have some exciting news to share (no, I’m not pregnant)!! We bought our first place!!! Now I can cross “New Living Space” off my goal list for the year. We hopefully move into our new home next month. Not a bad way to start the New Year, huh? Be prepared for an influx of cooking posts because this kitchen inspires me….

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What are your top five’s from 2012. Please share below!

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28 Aug

Yesterday was moving day! Yesterday was also the hottest day we have had all summer. A truly perfect day to move. But, we survived with laughter and In n’out burgers. All in all it wasn’t that bad. We put most of my stuff in storage until we find a bigger place. I am hoping for one by the beach that’s very bright with huge closets and a yard for Frank. I’m asking for a lot I know!

While I was unpacking my things at Brian’s, I said to him “It’s so odd to have my stuff at your house and it’s so odd I won’t be going back to my own place in a few days!”. He yelled back “Ya never I guess”. All of a sudden I was overcome with a mix of excitement and sadness. He was right. Unless something horrible happened and we broke up I was never going back to my own room and apartment again. How weird and comforting all at the same time? I felt like I was saying goodbye to my 20’s with this move and saying hello to the journey of my 30’s. It’s such a joy to fall in love and want to build a life with another human being but it’s also a very strange thought to think I would never really be alone again.

Strange, exciting, comforting and a journey I am totally ready for…