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Friday, February 28, 2014

Oh, Hello!

I've been informed that Christmas was two months ago, and that it is "time to update your blog, already!" So here's what's happening, in the world of Katie....

New Hair

I dyed my hair brown! This is actually my natural color, so I laugh a little when everyone tells me it looks, "So natural! So good with your coloring!" 

Moving 2014!

I moved! This is really why I've been so absent from the internet... mostly. I now live in a little studio, in a building that was a hotel in the 20's. It's got a ton of charm, although I miss my Mid Century Dream House

New Hiking Boots

I've become obsessed with hiking! You can tell because I not only invested in hiking boots (after an unfortunate ankle-turning incident), I instagram-ed a picture of them the first time I wore them. 

Switzer Falls Hike

Waterfall Hike

I've hiked to waterfalls!

Hiking Above the Clouds

I've hiked above the clouds!

Now let's move on to pictures of food...

Donut Friend

I've been eating! This is a donut from Donut Friend, which is my current food obsession. Every weekend, I suggest Donut Friend at least once a day... but try to actually eat it less. 

Lemon Chicken Stew

I've been cooking! One of my requirements for my new apartment was that it have a full kitchen (yes, this is a thing to think about when one is looking at studios), and I've been making good use of it, with the Trader Joe's that is right next door. This is my current go-to recipe, Lemon Chicken Stew. I bake the chicken instead of frying it in the pot, but to each his own. 

A little knitting

And of course, I've been knitting. The tiniest bit of selfish knitting - a Harnett Tank in Goldrush and Pearlescent. More on this later.

How have y'all been?


  1. Oh, Katie! I think about you a lot when I log onto Ravelry. So good to see what you're up to. I envy your beautiful hikes! We have to plan a full-fledged summer vacation to get in a scenic hike. (California was our favorite.). I think I've seen quite a bit of Sergio on instagram- what a cutie!
    I just wanted to tell you I cooked a whole animal, a chicken, that is. In a soup with bone broth. I felt all strange hacking at its limbs as a dropped it in the pot , but was spurred on by your cooking example. It was awesome and I feel a little more adept in the kitchen now.
    Also, I can't wait to see your Harnett in gold rush! Could anything scream, "Summer!" louder?

    1. You did it! Ahhh, that's so exciting! It's a new level of culinary exploration.

      And thanks, as always, for you kind words. It's good to be back!

  2. Yay!!!! Excited to see you back on the blog! and I'm so jealous of all of your hiking. I'm dreaming about when it's warmer and I can actually do things outside. Hiking, swimming and picnics for all!

  3. Thanks, lady! I'm excited to be back!

  4. Great to see you back here ... sounds like life is treating you well and you're taking full advantage. Hiking above the clouds? What could be better.

    1. Thanks, Evelyn! It's great to be back!


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