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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.
Recent Activity
Still working on selling my house! Organizing a Project Graduation celebration for Austin's senior class. Lots of meals, laundry, and wine. Heading out of town on Friday for back-to-back work trips!
Toggle Commented 6 hours ago on real right now | many moving parts at Embrace Life
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Wait, really??? Radishes with butter & sea salt? DELISH.
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Great add! Love her books.
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Oh, yes!! Danielle is definitely on mine at various times. Have you downloaded her Conversation Starters app?
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I don't normally read Vanity Fair, although it's often laying around the house (courtesy of Hope), or the office (courtesy of the beauty biz). Joy the Baker linked to this year's New Establishment List - an annual list of movers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at figuring out 40
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It's a brand new week, and I woke up feeling super positive about it! Here's what I'm saying hello to this week... Hello to Molly Wizenberg's banana bread with chocolate chunks & candied ginger. Starting a Monday with baked goods... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at figuring out 40
Ha! You're welcome!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on you're my favorite (august). at figuring out 40
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That's one of the few things that I don't miss about California. Now I understand why fall magazines always show sweaters - we can actually wear them in the fall!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on falling up (with Julep). at figuring out 40
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I love the capsule wardrobe idea!! Can't wait to hear how you do it b/c you always look amazing. Love you!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on falling up (with Julep). at figuring out 40
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Hells yes to coffee! And bravo on the giving up.
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That is SO awesome, Kristi! Go Matthew go!
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Hi friend! I love your list - even your non-attachment practice. Sometimes the hardest actions let us reap the biggest rewards (mental AND physical). Wishing you rest & perfect health. :)
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Or...how I can tie random thoughts together by starting everything with a G. Gratitude I have started (and stopped) dozens of "formal" gratitutde practices over the years. I've written before about the variety of ways that I document gratitude, but... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at figuring out 40
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Apparently, Vermont did not get the memo about PSLs, cozy sweaters, and comforting soups (aka all things fall) because we had a scorching hot week. A quick thunderstorm yesterday seems to have righted things, and today was a gorgeous mid-70s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at figuring out 40
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I extended my weekend by a day, planning to take a little time to simply exhale. The start of the school year is busy, even in the older grades, and this year's last firsts added to energy. My day quickly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at figuring out 40
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Update #1 | Update #2 I'm finishing up Rob Lowe's Love Life on Audiobook - although I really like listening to his voice (swoon), I found myself getting a little bored & zoning out. I don't know if that's a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at figuring out 40
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It was a busy month, for sure...one of those months that feels fleeting, and often rushed. A few of my favorites... Cheers to Summer's Ending Jif Whipped Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Spice Flavored spread - I don't care that it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at figuring out 40
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We have an end-of-summer tradition that goes something like this... The end of August arrives seeminly without warning, and I realize that the world will end if I don't take a photograph (or six) of my children together, and we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at figuring out 40
Hmmm....I can't think of one with a lighthouse. Are you thinking of Magical Journey by Katrina Kenison? Or maybe Learning to Breathe by Priscilla Warner?
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2014 on 2014 summer reading : update #1 at figuring out 40
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feeling mentally exhausted by work & life, but also grateful for so much. drinking a spanish red wine from Trader Joe's. listening to Stay With Me. This ain't love it's clear to see. But darling, stay with me. preparing for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at figuring out 40
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(image source) I have a running list of people that I'd like to invite to an imaginary dinner party. Imaginary because I don't actually know these people, so the likelihood of said party actually happening is rather....small. After listening to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at figuring out 40
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Vermont summers exist to make us forget about Vermont winters. It doesn't really work - in the same way that you never really forget the pain of childbirth. But. This weekend came very close. I would love to say that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at figuring out 40
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Searching for grace to deal with a week that has been less than stellar. Holding tight to the fervent belief that moving forward is not only possible, it's guaranteed. Trying to eliminate stuck and struggling from my vocab. Carry on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at figuring out 40
Congrats!!! I'm going back to look at all of the spreads that you're posting - but I'm totally giving you a high five for finishing. As you know, I've been a little less enthused about Project Life this year - but I'm still so glad that I'm doing it.