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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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I'm a little late (10 days, to be exact) to the August Break party, but I brought wine and a fun picture of a pineapple (thanks Unsplash). We're living out the last days of summer, planning for big transitions, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at figuring out 40
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As the back-to-school ads start popping up, I'm thinking about my fall capsule wardrobe...and realizing that I never shared my summer capsule wardrobe. I'm still really loving the minimalist concept, and definitely plan to continue it. My summer capsule wardrobe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at figuring out 40
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The last couple of weeks have been a blur of airports, changes, catching up with friends, laughing, a tiny bit of crying, some worry followed by relief, texts with my brother, big kids who make me proud, little kids who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I’m going to cut to the chase on this one: if I had written a book nearly 3 years ago when I divorced, this book would be its twin. During the build-up and the aftermath, I had countless conversations with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Oh, how I love a list! My friend Lee posted a fabulous list of 50 questions & answers on her blog. In the same web-surfing session, I stumbled on a video of Reese Witherspoon answering Vogue's 73 questions. Although I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at figuring out 40
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(source) My One Little Word has been fairly quiet this year. It has hung around in the background... occasionally whispering when I needed a mental boost. It hasn't been particularly sparkly & extraordinary, which is okay by me. Magic has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at figuring out 40
Hi Louise!! Thanks for your kind words. I'm really glad that happiness is at the forefront, too! Sooooo, Project Life - the honest answer is no, I'm not really doing PL in the traditional sense. My plan is to do a photo book for each half of the year. I'm undecided about doing digital layouts, or just keeping it super simple.
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Thanks so much Cate!
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Our living room wall is no longer bare! (side note: it's really hard to get decent non-glare pics in a room full of windows) I'm really happy with how this collection turned out. Sources: three feathers | walk the path... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at figuring out 40
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How is it the 5th of July already? I'd like someone to slow down the universe a bit, please. We have a lot of #summer15 to live, and it's going by a little too quickly. A few favorites from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at figuring out 40
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One thing (of many) that Dan & I totally agree on is that we will make travel & adventure priorities in our life. Last week, we headed down to Florida to visit Dan's Mom...with Dan's little ones in tow. Travel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at figuring out 40
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The Art of Asking | Happiness for Beginners | Lessons from Madame Chic | The ADHD Advantage | The Surrender Experiment | Better Than Before | The Boys in the Boat | Light is the New Black That's my #summer15... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Austin graduated on Saturday - with cum laude distinction (the white tassles) and as a member of the National Honor Society (the yellow sash). This kid is going to do great things. Kindness & grace for the win. These boys... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Coming off of graduation weekend and taking a moment to breathe. Borrowing today's Monday Mantra (source) b/c it seems perfect for my new graduate...and perfect for me. Namaste, friends. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I definitely have a thing for cookbooks. This one might be my new favorite. Here's why... 1. It's GORGEOUS. Stunning photography. 2. It's huge. 352 pages. 200+ recipes. 3. It's more than a cookbook - it's inspiration to eat well.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at figuring out 40
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A few things that were my favorite this month... Drinking Gibraltars in San Francisco. Airplanes. Sure, there are little annoyances about travel - but having a job that requires it really is my favorite. Discovering that Brene Brown has a... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at figuring out 40
That sounds like a terrific summer story!! Sending you good vibes for the house hunt! xoxo
Toggle Commented May 31, 2015 on my #summer15 story at figuring out 40
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So true about the reader! I always listen to a sample first. I didn't know that you could search by the reader though! Great tip!!
Toggle Commented May 31, 2015 on listening lately. at figuring out 40
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Summer in Vermont comes with one requirement - go outside. We kicked off the season last night with drinks, music, and sunset at Breakwater. Even this foodie wine girl loves bar food & a beer every so often. It was... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at figuring out 40
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Three day weekends are made for - walks in the woods, laughter, family (Dan's Mom was visiting)... midday gin & limeade, honesty about life & struggle, delicious flatbread... and choosing wholehearted living and happiness. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I've been on a bit of an audio book kick lately. My commute isn't long, but I really dislike listening to the radio...so audiobooks (and/or podcasts) are a nice alternative. Here's what I've finished, and what I'm still listening to...... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at figuring out 40
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reflecting on The Fifth Agreement after listening to the audiobook (in it's entirety) yesterday. practicing the first Four Agreements while Mercury is in retrograde...trying to combat the potential negatives. feeling grateful for such good friends, and so much love. rebuilding... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at figuring out 40
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I attempted to document A Day in the Life this week....and really just made it through the morning. I took a few random shots throughout the rest of the day, but just wasn't feeling it. That's okay. Even this small... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at figuring out 40
Aruba over Christmas sounds so awesome. Hope and I tried to get Austin to agree to a tropical Christmas several times, but he always resisted. My Aunt is going to New Zealand & Australia in the fall!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2015 on far & away. at figuring out 40
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