Life Lately


It’s been awhile since I used this space to do a little life update. To fill the space in between the lines, to ramble randomly, to give a peek into my every day life. So this is what current life is looking like:

Writing: in my One Sentence 5-year Journal from The Happiness Project. My best friend gave me this journal as a Christmas gift and I love it! The idea is to write one sentence each day. It’s an easy way to document moments from each day and be aware of your daily intentions and actions. It will be fun to look back at what I did on a particular day – 2, 3, 4, or 5 years ago!

Reading: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. Already entranced by this novel by a favorite author (loved Never Let Me Go).

Watching: Best thing about Sunday is the Sunday light TV line up: Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, True Detective, and Girls. Obssessed with all of them, even if watching them all in the same two days makes me think that there are two alcoholic and twisted detectives running around an English estate trying to kill zombies while Hannah watches pool side contemplating how insufferable her life is.

Thinking: That I can’t take much more of winter. Enough is enough! Last week we were hit with another 12 inches of snow, followed by 2 more on Saturday and another 2 last night.

big pile of snow

Needing: To get into spring cleaning mode. Winter has made me a lazy hermit. It’s time to clean out the house, revamp my workout routine and get in gear with some new meal planning. The past weekend was filled with a lot of this:

And although it was relaxing and wonderful and great – it was too much sleeping and eating and drinking and not enough taking care of my body. Remember when I posed about that pesky newlywed weight gain? Well it’s still there. I failed at following through with any changes – or, when I did, two weeks last that weight gain found its way back. Like the snow, it just keep packing on. I’m ready to shovel out.

I signed up for Weight Watchers online yesterday with a great President’s Day sale. The program helped me lose 15 pounds 10 years ago and helped me tone up last Spring. I love the simplicity and the ease and the ability to each pretty much whatever you want. I know that I need the support and the motivation to take charge or else I fall into lazy habits.

Wanting: It may be caused by cabin fever – but my baby fever is so intense right now. It’s pretty disgusting/bad. Other than that – I’m having a deep need to get new drapes for all our windows, and do a lot of at home projects. Also NEW spring clothes!

Smelling: This candle. It is from the heavens. I’m sure of it.

Raspberry Peach Macaron candle

Loving: The 5-day weekend that was granted to Ryan because of the snow. I loved having so much down time with him and Maggie and lots of morning snuggles:

puppy cuddles

Cooking: A LOT! Hence the need to do something about weight! This past week were filled with cookies, cupcakes, pad thai, macaroni and cheese, quesadillas, dip, martinis, and spiked hot chocolate. Yikes!

spiced hot chocolate

Listening: to my Ella Fitzgerald Panda station – her butter voice just pours over the whole house and makes everything warm and okay.

Planning For: This Spring is full of fun events! First, we have Ryan and I’s birthdays in March followed by a bridal shower and bachelorette for my best friend, and we just booked our 1-year wedding anniversary trip. Come on SPRING!

I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately!

xoxo Katie





  • I really need spring to get here too!

    • kwalshmac

      any day now right?!!? I”m going stir crazy!!!

  • Weight Watchers is GREAT! I have lost 100+lbs on Weight Watchers, it’s a HUGE part of my weight loss journey! So if you ever wanna swap some recipes I’m game :)!

    • kwalshmac

      Wow! That’s awesome!! I’d love to hear some of your favorite recipes, please send me some 🙂

  • Spiked hot chocolate sounds heavenly right about now. It’s unbelievable how much snow everyone’s getting this year!

    • kwalshmac

      and the sprinkles make it 50 times better 🙂 this winter has been one for the books – I think we’re reaching records total snow fall soon. My only hope is that that means this spring and summer will be simply beautiful.

  • Both of my Sunday night shows will be coming back in the next few weeks (The Amazing Race, and Bar Recue) and I CAN’T. WAIT. Sunday nights are really the only nights that hubs and I watch anything live!

    • kwalshmac

      Sunday night TV makes that night just a little bit more livable! Except I’m usually totally tired come Monday morning from trying to fit all my shows in!

  • Hey Katie! We host a link-up every week with Currently. I was so excited to see that you did one this week! Feel free to linkup if you’d like 🙂 We start a new one every Monday!

    • kwalshmac

      Hi Jenna! Thanks for letting me know! Next time I’ll try to fit it around your Monday link up!

  • I love that journal! What an awesome idea!

    • kwalshmac

      It’s such an easy and fun way to document each and every day – sometimes the idea of writing a whole journal entry each day is daunting – this totally simplifies the process. And a good price at under $10. Love it!