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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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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 2 days ago 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!
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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 4 days ago at figuring out 40
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 5 days ago at figuring out 40
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
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
Project Life and I were on a break last year. I'm super happy that we've found our way back to each other. I put this cover page together pretty quickly (except some frustrating printer mishaps) on Sunday...reminding myself to keep... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at figuring out 40
Hi friend! Thanks for the book suggestions - added them to my library list. Definitely looking forward to having some lazy Sundays to read post-move.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2016 on hello february 2016. at figuring out 40
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February can be a brutal month. Bitterly cold, snowy, and dark. Today, we kicked off the month with temps in the 40s, and daylight as I left work. Grateful for both. Saying hello to so much this month... hello to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at figuring out 40
While most of the world was kicking off their NY resolutions to eat healthier, Dan & I were in Mexico enjoying all the eating & drinking, courtesy of our all-inclusive resort. Now that we're back to "real" life, we're returning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at figuring out 40
AWESOME goals!!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2016 on 16 Goals for my 30th Year at Wide Eyed With Wonder
Dan & I spent an amazing week in Cabo. We lounged by the pool; hung out on the beach; went on a whale-watching cruise (saw whales & also learned that Dan gets VERY seasick); ate chips, guacamole, & fresh shrimp... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at figuring out 40
I turned forty-five yesterday (THANK YOU for all the kind birthday wishes!!). I'll admit that while not a typical milestone birthday, this number feels weighty. The past couple of months have been an absolute blur, but I've had the number... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at figuring out 40
With so much love - Dan, Katrina, Hope, Austin, McCartney, & Wilder... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at figuring out 40
Travel, the Landmark Forum, more travel, and general life seem to have kept me away from any reverb-ing for the past couple of weeks. So here's what feels relevant to catch up on... What was the low point of your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at figuring out 40