A Day In My Life

Today I’m giving you a little (humorous) sneak peek into a typical day in my summer life, narrating by gifs of one of my favorite shows Gilmore Girls.             

5:30 am: Ryan’s alarm goes off. There’s a 50/50% chance I hear it. Either way I remain in bed in a half asleep state. 

6:15 am: Ryan says “Good morning Babe, have a good day, see you tonight, I love you” in the sweetest way possible. I mumble something like “Good night, have a good night, love you”. He then leaves for the day. 

7:10 am: My alarm goes off. This is a joke alarm. Everyday I laugh at it. Ha ha, you think I”m actually going to get up on the first alarm? I hit snooze and lie back in bed.

7:19 am: Second alarm goes off. I can’t hit snooze fast enough. 

7:29 am: Third alarm goes off. I consider getting up.

7:32 am: I lie in bed and stare at my phone. My excuse is I must check the weather. You know, so I can see what to wear to work that day.

7:50 am: OMG how is it 7:50 already? What have I been doing for the past 18 minutes? (email, facebook, instagram, blog reading, twitter, repeat).

7:55 am: PANIC MODE. I must get up. I have to get up. But, I have nothing to wear. No time for make up. No time for cute outfits. I grab whatever is closet to me and is comfy and forgiving. I rotate the same basic and plain  6 summers dresses all summer for work. Stylin. 

8:08: am: I’m dressed and running downstairs to pull together some type of breakfast and lunch to take to work.

8:10 am: I take Maggie out and then load her up in the car and leave the house, out of breath.

8:28 am: Drop Maggie, our adorable poodle, off at doggie day care at my Mom’s house.

8:29 am: I’m forced to do a quick drop off with Maggie and utter a quick “Hi Bye!” to my Mom.She always wants to chat. And although I wish our greeting could be more like this:

There is no time for that. I’m basically already late for work. 

8:31 am: Arrive at work. Phew, only 1 minute late. 

8:35 am: I turn on my office computer and then coffee. Coffee before anything else. I can’t function without it. 

8:35 am – 9:30 am: Respond to work emails and make a plan for the day. Very hard. Very sleepy.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Work. Boring details you don’t care hearing about. (not like the minute by minute updates of my morning routine that left you on the seat of your chair)

11:00 am: Hungry, but will be strong and wait until noon to eat my lunch. 

12:01 pm: Sit down at my desk ready to eat my lunch. So hungry! Just as I’m about to put the first bite of salad into my mouth my boss runs over with an emergency. Something is wrong with our computers or internet connection. I’m recruited to try to fix it. This happens way too often. 

12:30 pm: Crisis solved. Eat lunch at my desk. 

12:40 pm  – 2:30 pm: Focus on work. This part of the day always flies by.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Depending on my schedule, work on freelance projects either at home or at client’s office.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Go to my mom’s to pick up Maggie and girl talk for a good big. Involves either gushing happily about our days or venting. She’s the best listener. 

5:30 pm: Head home and start making plans for the night. Sometimes I meet up with girlfriends. Other times I head to the gym or go straight home. Ryan won’t be home for another two hours at least. 

6:00 pm: Plans disappoint or change. Then I either don’t have one of the ingredients needed to make the dinner I was planning (and I”m too lazy to leave the house again to go back to the store) or Ryan texts saying he’ll be home late. 

6:20 pm: Try to brush it off. Get soaked into social media for far too long.

6:40 pm: Work out. Either at gym or at home. 

7:30 pm: Make dinner. If it’s this late, it’s usually some easy staple like salad, chicken and rice, mac and cheese, or pizza. This could explain the extra summer fun weight. 

7:45 pm: Yay Ryan’s home! Hugs and kisses from me. Death scratches of excitement from Maggie,

8:00 pm: We cozy up on the couch (sometimes dining room table if I made a nicer meal, like once a week) and stuff our faces. We are both starving. There is little talking. Just eating. 

8:10 pm: We are done eating. Ryan graciously cleans up the kitchen. We then sit and discuss our days. This usually leads to talking about the future. Which always leads to both of us being anxious and overly worried the future. Will Ryan find a job after graduation? Will he pass the bar?  How low is our bank account?  Where are we going to live next year? How will we get through another week? 

8:40: Enough worries. Time to pour some drinks. We open some wine and relax and enjoy each other. After half a glass our worries turn into happy babbles about our hopes and dreams and encouraging statements like,  “We can do this!” and “All we need is love!”.

9:00 pm: We now  watch one of our TV shows before crashing for the night. We binge watch shows intensely. Having finishing the second season of Orange is the New Black about a week after it was released we’ve been at a loss at what to watch. We just started The Following. I haven’t had a peaceful night of sleep since. 

10:30 pm: Time to head upstairs. We cozy up in bed and read before saying “lights out”. Hands down, this is my favorite part of the day. 

And there you have it! Riveting right?

I had fun linking up today with Leslie today for her Confessional Friday: Day in the Life!

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 Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

xoxo Katie


Obsession: House into Home (and the Best TV/Movie Homes!)

So, I must confess, I’ve always been obsessed with houses. And it’s more than just the simple architecture or curb appeal of certain houses – it’s the home that exists because of the house. All the memories, life events and moments that occur in your house that make it a home. How Christmas would not be the same with out the decorated banister. How that crumbly bathtub made your child hood baths an adventure. How that awful shag carpet just brings up memories of coziness and grandparents. I love connecting all the dots to why a memory makes such an impact on our lives. How one little element can shape our perception.

I can trace this obsession back to when I was a little girl and my mom would pick up those gigantic Sears or JCPenny catalogs that weighed around 20 pounds.


I’d flip through to the furniture and home decor selection and cut out of my favorite bedroom sets, living room, and dining room. I’d then create an entire imaginary family – complete with a mom and dad, cool oldest sister, slightly ignored middle sister, and then usually two toddler twins. I’d assign each of these family members a bedroom set clipped from the catalog. (The coolest girl always got the canopy bed, hands down). I’d intricately set the clippings up on the my carpeted living room floor so that to my mind they resembled a two-story house. Each room was full of its own stories and memories. After playtime was over, I’d gather all the clippings and carefully store them in a shoe box. I’m sure that shoe box is somewhere in my parent’s basement to this day.  (see kids don’t need fancy gadgets or toys!).

My obsession carried over as I got older. On school bus rides or long car rides I’d distract myself playing this game. 1. Pick a number between 1 – 20. Let’s say you picked the number 9. Count the houses that you drive by. The ninth house that you pass is your new home! No cheating! I liked to imagine how I’d make that log cabin, McMansion, or smaller rancher into my own.

Currently, I obsess over the listings on Zillow – trying to find the perfect homes in our price range, even though we’re nowhere close to buying a home. I drag Ryan to open houses and pretend we are serious about buying. Sorry real estate agents!

Ok, so you’re probably wondering where I’m getting to with all of this. With my obsession with houses and all the emotions they can evoke imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this lovely site that showcases the interiors of homes featured in movies and TV!

Hooked on Houses  gives you a peek inside all of you favorite homes from your favorite shows. It’s so fun to see the inside of these homes from a new angle, or how they look un decorated. Also, you may be surprised at what other movies the same house was used for! Some of my favorites:

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride house

Gilmore Girls

homes from Gilmore Girls


homes from revenge

 The Family Stone

family stone house

 The Holiday

Iris's cottage from The Holiday


stepmom house

As you can see, I love the cozy, cottage, farmhouse feel.

There are homes from over 100 tv shows and movies for you to gawk and dream over. Love it!

xoxo katie