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Katrina Simeck
a cali girl living in vermont
Interests: i scrapbook. i take photographs. i meditate. i listen to music. i cook well. i drink a lot of coffee, wine, and green smoothies. i read a few books.
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Hey Crystal! Thanks so much for your comment. Congrats on your progress!!
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I have experimented with a handful of eating "programs" over the last few years. I've done vegan challenges, raw challenges, no-alcohol challenges, and even (believe it or not), a no-coffee challenge. I find that challenges are the best way to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at figuring out 40
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Even though I've been a bit neglectful of this blog in the past year, I still get the occasional product review request. To be honest, I turn down most. So when this opportunity came along, I was poised to say... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at figuring out 40
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Revisiting the "you're my favorite" prompt (my last post was a full year ago!) today! A few things that are my favorite right now/this summer/subject to change... Travel. Still & always. Strangely, I don't have any flights booked this month,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at figuring out 40
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I had a trade show to attend in Vegas last month, and Dan came along for the adventure! I'm super grateful that he's always ready & willing to explore, experience, & enjoy. Dan's business mentor, Nick, and his girlfriend Kathy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at figuring out 40
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It's August. Already. Huh?? hello four. For the first time in 2 years, we had all 4 kids under the same roof for a brief moment. It's really fun to watch the Littles & Bigs interact. hello fleeting days. Hope... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at figuring out 40
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It's summertime...and I'm hoping that the living will start to be easy. While I wait, here's some hellos... hello travel. Always. This month, it's NYC (biz) and Vegas (biz, and Dan is joining me). hello Iris. Dan's Mom arrives tomorrow,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at figuring out 40
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Those who know me well may gasp at this reading list, what with all the fiction. It honestly wasn't a conscious choice at first, but rather a reflection of the vibe of life right now. If I had to sum... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at figuring out 40
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And....it's somehow June. hello travel & travel planning. It's a constant, and that's good. Currently heading to Los Angeles for few days - a mix of business & pleasure. NYC soon, Vegas in a few weeks. We even starting to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at figuring out 40
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After Disney, we headed to The Villages to spend the week with Dan's Mom. It was an easy week of pool time, golf cart adventures, and catching up. Perfect. I have a thing for pineapple palms. We spent one morning... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at figuring out 40
It's yours! I'll bring it in tomorrow...and then you can pass it on to someone else when you're done!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on the more of less : joshua becker at figuring out 40
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Dan and I don't live a completely minimalist lifestyle, but we do make a concerted effort to have less stuff. When we moved from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 4 bedroom house, we promised each other that we wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at figuring out 40
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We spent last week in Florida with the Littles...kicking off the week with a day at Disney. We intentionally kept our first foray limited to one park (Magic Kingdom) and one full day (we arrived at 9am and literally carried... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at figuring out 40
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FRIDAY - Yes, we pretty much celebrated an entire weekend around here...and it was marvelous. We kicked it off with a May Day Celebration at McCartney's preschool on Friday. It was spectacularly sunny, and the smiles on the kids' faces... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at figuring out 40
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That's right...I'm skipping January for now. It was a big month with my birthday & our Mexico trip, so I want to take a little more time sorting out what to do with it. "Catching up" on February & March... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at figuring out 40
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"Believe in the integrity and value of the jagged path. We don't always do the right thing on our way to rightness." Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough April had it's fair share of jagged paths. There were times that tensions ran... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at figuring out 40
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Took a quick trip to Canada's capital city last weekend...and I have to say that I much preferred it to Montreal. More space, less French. We managed a little shopping at IKEA and MEC, and brunch at Wilf & Ada's,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at figuring out 40
Hi Louise! Yesss...just as soon as I actually get them done & photographed!
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2016 on hello april 2016 at figuring out 40
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And just like that...another month has gone by. I often think that I should just throw in the blogging towel...and then I think "nah, not just yet." Here's what I'm saying hello to this month... hello to the final night... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at figuring out 40
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First, I'm seriously delayed in posting this review. Not a reflection on the cookbook AT ALL...merely a reflection on the pace of my life these days. Full disclosure - I am not vegan. I'm pescetarian (vegetarian who eats fish). I don't normally go in search of vegan dishes, but I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at book turn.
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The fact that I'm a week late in posting a hello march entry should be indicative of the pace of our lives right now... hello move. It's over. It's done. It wasn't exactly pretty. And...we are loving our new home.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at figuring out 40
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drinking bulletproof coffee & waiting for it's magic to kick in. seeing stacks of boxes ready to be moved. so excited. reflecting on last night's seminar distinction about inauthentic fear. been there, done that. wishing that I was still in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at figuring out 40
Thank you, friend!! We're getting together as soon as we move - I promise!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2016 on celebrating the little things. at figuring out 40
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We have a large glass jar that sits on our dining room table. It's our "mirth & mitzvahs" jar (M&M for short). We jot down things that made us laugh, things that made us happy, things that we want to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at figuring out 40
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M's preschool is focusing on the work of Eric Carle this month, so we took a quick road trip on Saturday to visit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. It's a small museum...just the right... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at figuring out 40