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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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Our weekends go by in a flash (yours too, huh?). We pack in a lot of activity over the course of 2+ days. This weekend, I decided to do a spin of Ali's The Weekend Lens, mixed with Lindsay's Our... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at figuring out 40
Ugh - aren't sinus issues the worst? Glad you are finding relief with spearmint!
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Also Brene... "if you aren't in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback." and a long-time favorite..."don't try to win over the haters. you are not the jackass whisperer." Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at figuring out 40
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As I've mentioned in a few posts, Dan & I are completing our Self Expression & Leadership Program with Landmark. Tonight is the final session, but we won't just wrap it up & move on. One of the guiding practices... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at figuring out 40
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A wee bit late with posting my intentions this month (if you commit to something, but don't post about it on social media, does it count?). I jotted down some notes on a flight last week, but hadn't taken the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at figuring out 40
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I wish that I could say that this week flew by...but honestly? It crawled. It creaked. It creeped. And now, it's feeling like it's time to exhale. I was going to put together a "five on friday" list of interesting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at figuring out 40
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I mentioned in my February Intentions post that I'm diving into Essential Oils with Young Living™ this year! My story with essential oils goes way back...mostly b/c of the business that I am in (no, I am still not a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at figuring out 40
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Hands down, the BEST way to get started with Young Living® is to purchase the Premium Starter Kit. Are there other starter kits? Yep? And IMHO, this one is the way to go... The Premium Starter Kit comes with a fabulous diffuser (either the Home or DewDrop), 11 Essential Oils,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Land of Diffusion
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At the end of last October, I got a text from my little brother, offering up the challenge that we should both read 100 books in a year's time. By the end of December, we each had read approximately 1.5... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at figuring out 40
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It's February!! I've really come to enjoy this month. There's more & more light, which makes the bitter cold slightly more tolerable. There's Valetine's Day, which I get to celebrate with my crazy handsome fiance. And...there's a lot of chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at figuring out 40
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Dan & I attended a Special Evening About the Landmark Forum last night in Montreal, mostly b/c it was led by our forum leader, Barry Grieder, who we were eager to see again. There's something undeniably special about all Forum... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at figuring out 40
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At the start of every year, I start thinking about which creative projects I'm going to commit to. And in the past few years, that's been about the extent of it...I commit, but don't actually complete. Will this year be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at figuring out 40
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Hello Punta Cana! Yes, we spent almost 10 days in December enjoying the Caribbean. Yes, we went back last week...'cause, y'know, why not?? Actually, it just so happened that Dan's company incentive trip was scheduled for January. SO MUCH FUN!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at figuring out 40
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I turned forty-six yesterday! It was a wonderful day, full of celebration, friendship, & laughter. In honor of both my birthday and my OLW, here are 10 (b/c 4 + 6) people, experiences, and things that I plan to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at figuring out 40
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Our beach day on St Maarten was a tiny bit rainy, but mostly just relaxing! We took a gondola ride to get a fab view of St Thomas! This guy is my favorite adventurer. I am so grateful that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at figuring out 40
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Finishing up posting our December vacation photos before we head out on our January vacation (see how we're avoiding winter??)... We docked in Martinique after a sea day...perfect timing since I spent most of the sea day recovering from a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at figuring out 40
Totally get it - albeit less of the time. Have you read Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes?
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So...I wasn't sure that I was going to choose a word for 2017. I pretty much abandoned my word in 2016. I realized the other day that I never even blogged about it! My word was and...meant to honor all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at figuring out 40
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This year was a whirlwind...travel, moving, changes, more travel, Landmark, little kids, big kids, many (many) bottles of wine, laughter, a few medical pauses, friends, family, and so much love. There were parts of 2016 that were, well...not so lovely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at figuring out 40
I am going to continue to comment, to encourage you to keep posting. Yay Em!!
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The first stop of our island adventures was St Croix... I think that I will always be in love with palm trees and beaches. Fresh coconut water? Yes please! Love. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at figuring out 40
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Our December adventure started with a couple of days in Old San Juan... We loved the colorful buildings & interesting architecture - and learned that the colors are assigned by applying for a painting permit. How fun is that?? We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at figuring out 40
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Wishing you all the merry this Christmas. Dan & I are spending Christmas Eve in San Juan, and will travel back to VT in the morning to join the Bigs for Christmas Day. The Littles will join us early in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at figuring out 40
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This is a story that I didn't expect to tell, about a trip that I didn't expect to take, about something happening that I didn't expect to happen... Dan & I had spent American Thanksgiving weekend in British Columbia, visiting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at figuring out 40
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In 2014, I met an incredibly handsome, intelligent, amazing guy...who happened to have 2 incredibly cute, loving, amazing small children. Having raised both of my children to be (nearly) adults, I wasn't sure that I was ready to "do it all again." Now, 2+ years later, Dan & I are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Bonus Mom Bootcamp