Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Favorites

It's almost Thanksgiving! That means my moms home made apple pie will be in belly tomorrow! I'm thankful for such a great family and man in my life. You never know what sort of curve ball life is going to throw you, but they are always there for me no matter what. I feel extremely blessed and lucky. 

Since I probably won't be posting Friday I thought I would put up a few favorites today! Enjoy and have a fantastic holiday and FOUR days off from work! Yeahhhh!

Friends are hard to come by, cherish them and be thankful for all they add to your life!

These are great moments, sometimes they are in funny situations, sometimes awkward, sometimes serious, or sometimes you're both thinking WTF when everyone else is serious or laughing. I love these moments!

I'm in love with this car. I ALMOST love it as much as I love Brent, but seen as how he has the hots for Ferrari's too, he would very much respect the love I have for this gorgeous chariot. haha. The Ferrari 458 Italia....lust.

This picture is pure happiness. I can smell the salty warm air, hear the waves and a few beach birdies chirping away.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Forget Sunday Funday...Sunday Dead-day?

This weekend had it's ups and downs. I'll start with the happys.

1. Got to see my best Cassie this weekend, she was visiting from Colorado.
2. Saw Breaking Dawn with another best Sherah, AND Cassie, and Heather. Great outing, GREAT movie. 
3. Impulse purchased a sweater from Anthropologie. Oops.
4.Enjoyed a ton of snuggle time with my man.
5. 9 days until I jet for Maui.  

1. My beloved Ducks lost. I wore all black on Sunday to mourn, I felt like my dog had died...or if I had a dog, I think that's how I would feel. 100% sad, nothing perked me up.
2. We raked, picked up, piled, SO MANY LEAVES in our backyard, it took Brent and I two hours even though we did it together. 
3. I am/was SO SORE from said slave yard-work and previous work out that morning that I had to sooth the pain with vodka last night. 
4. Couldn't really move this morning from yard work, work outs. Still sad about my Ducks. 

Overall I still physically feel dead, but my mood has improved! Knowing that I have a THREE day work week and then four days off sounds fantastic. Then I'll turn around and be flying to Maui next week...not too shabby.

Even the baby is sad about the Ducks.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Comfy chic

Comfy chic
Happy Friday everyone! Here is a little outfit I put together that I thought would be perfect for a cold winter evening dinner date! It's still girly with the light pinks and pearls...but warm and cozy for these chilly winter nights. Hope everyone has a great weekend, I'm looking forward to a little R&R and the Duck football game! (oh, and of course seeing Breaking Dawn with my girlies Sherah and Cassie!)

Alice Olivia boat neck top, £233
Armani Jeans blue jeans, £130
H&M knee length boots, £20
Marc by marc jacobs handbag, $298
Worthington south sea pearl earrings, $9.99
Wet Seal rhinestone bangle, $11
Michael Kors sports chronograph watch, £180
Missoni wool scarve, $355
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Saint, $35
Laura Mercier Lip Glace Brownberry One Size, $22
Essie Nail Polish - Pinks Ballet Slippers ( S ) 0.5 oz, $8

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gobble gobble.

What are your Thanksgiving plans? I'm still not positive what I'm doing...most likely going to eat dinner with my family.  My mom has assigned me to make the side salad, and bring any other vegetarian option side dishes I may want. I've decided on the honey-lemon glaze salad, sans chicken.  It's an easy salad and is always a hit!  When I go to make it I will post the recipe. What are you looking forward to most?  I can't wait for APPLE PIE and the Turkey day NFL game.  There's something so relaxing about lounging on the couch with my cocktail watching  How do you feel about Thanksgiving cuisine? When it comes to the traditional Thanksgiving spread, I'm not a big fan.  Mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing...they don't do it for me.  However, Thanksgiving is extremely exciting because the day after Brent puts up our Christmas lights!!! and, we get our tree!!! We won't be doing that this year due to vacation, but when we get back hello tree and lights!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wish I Was here Wednesday.

Napili Bay on Maui. This image/daydream is all that is keeping me positive throughout this awful rainy/foggy dreary Oregon winter. Don't get me wrong, Oregon has its gorgeous moments, and upsides...but it flat out cannot compare or compete with Maui.  If I could move there today I would. Something in my soul wakes up when I'm laying on the beach in a comfortable 80 degrees with the sound of waves lulling me into a version of heaven.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I'm linking up with Mandee for the A-Z questions! Check out her blog and other peeps out there linking up for this fun post! Enjoy.
A. Age – 25
B. Bed size – Full. Yes Brent and I snuggle up in a full!
C. Chore that you hate – Folding laundry. There is something about folding clothes that irritates me so much!
D. Dogs – Weiner dogs it is! I've never been a huge dog fan because I did not grow up with them, but if I were to get a dog, I would for SURE buy a weiner dog.  Brent and I have a plan, we will get a weiner dog and bull dog puppies, and they will grow up best friends.
E. Essential start to your day – Breakfast. I must have breakfast when I wake up, we either have scrambled eggs and toast, or breakfast sandwiches!
F. Favorite color -- Green!
G. Gold or silver – I like them both for different occasions.  I still prefer silver over gold more often than not.
H. Height – 5’6"
I. Instruments you play – Saxophone and piano!
J. Job title – Golf Sales.
K. Kids – I'm set so far with having nieces and a nephew...someday I'll think about maybe having kiddos.
L. Live – I grew up in Oregon City, and now I live in West Linn. We will see where Brent gets into grad school...we will probably be moving next year!
M. Mother’s name – Arlene
N. Nicknames – Mostly my family and good friends call me Kate, my mom calls me Kit-Kat, and Brent calls me Kateroni and plenty of other silly names!
O. Overnight hospital stays – I don't believe I've had one.
P. Pet peeves – When people chew with their mouth open, and when people do not use their manners. Manners are free, use them!
Q. Quote from a movie – A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down!
R. Right or left handed – Right handed.
S. Siblings – Older sister Ingrid and other brother Brian.
T. Time it takes you to get ready – I wish I was quick...but I take at least an hour. Part of that time is used in making and eating breakfast.
U. Underwear – Yep, I wear them!
V. Vegetable you hate – I love vegetables so this is a hard onions and frozen peas.  I only like fresh peas.
W. What makes you run late – Me forgetting something and having to go back in the house and grab it.
X. X-rays you’ve had – I've had teeth x-rays, that's about it.
Y. Yummy food you make – I have really started to enjoy cooking this last year! Check out my blog, I try and post the recipes. One of my absolute favorites is the Seafood Pasta!
Z. Zoo animal – I love the lions and tigers.  They are so fierce and powerful.  Even now I look at them in awe!  But, I LOVE the elephants. They are by far my favorite animal!!!

I'd love it if you played along! Link up and tell me your "A-Z"

Monday, November 14, 2011


I wasn't ready for Monday to hit. I definitely don't feel like I've recovered from my over indulgence in tequila on Saturday night.  The margaritas I had were fishbowl size, and I decided one wasn't enough. Bad call, I don't bounce back like used to in college. 

I'm not sure how many people have been  using Spotify, but I am in love.  It's a beautiful combination of Pandora and iTunes.  I highly recommend using this fabulous free service! Bye bye Pandora.

And last but not least, because all my brainpower is going towards focusing on a Monday...this quote.  It's true, plain and simple. I think more people (girls) should keep this little beauty somewhere they can see it as a reminder to think before you speak!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I'm so thankful it's the weekend, this week has been rough on me! Here are a few of my favorites for the week. Enjoy!
1. Ahi tuna seared. Hello love. This is one of my absolute favorite foods. Only 19 days until I can eat this delicious-ness fresh in Maui.

 2. Coral dresses.  There is something about this color that makes me light up. It's so bright and cheery! 
 3. I could put sparkly jewels on all posts that have to do with my favorites.  If there are sparkles and pearls involved, this girl is all in. Sign me up!

 4. Now this is a kiss! Pucker up sweetheart! Could this be anymore precious? 
 5. A sweet kitty.  This little guy reminds me of my childhood kitty Buttons when he was kitten. Doesn't he look so soft and snugly? I would like one please.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two post Tuesday.

This is a post I could not resist.  Do you know what today is?  If you know, you are just as geeky as I am.  The release of the book Inheritance! It's the 4th installation to the series that began with Eragon by Christopher Paolini.  All three books are amazing, full of adventure and dragons.  Yes, I said dragons. It's taken the author a couple years to finish the 4th book so I'm extremely excited to see how the story will end!

Death by Sunday Wedding

I should start by saying, weddings are a lot of fun...but on a Sunday...they make for a horrible Monday. My apologies for no post yesterday, I was feeling sick hung over as hell. I cannot rally like I used to, that's 100% confirmed. It was worth it though, we had a great time! I think a big part of my downfall was due to the fact that the only vegetarian friendly meal was the side salad, and broccoli salad with a side of mashed potatoes....not filling = drinking on what felt like an empty tum. 

Piles of THESE. Except they're soaking wet and yucky.
The weekend was great and very laid back for the most part.  Brent, who I have now dubbed my own personal trainer, worked my tush off at the gym all weekend, AND had me help with the yard work.  Might I refresh your memory, I.HATE.YARD.WORK. It took every ounce of self control I have to refrain from flailing myself onto the floor like a 2 year old in protest. I quietly sulked outside ready for instructions on how I could "willingly" help out.  My job: pick up piles of SLIMEY gross leaves and put them in the yard debris can. Sweet. Lucky for me there were about a bajillion piles of leaves in the yard that Brent had raked up and only two of the piles fit into the bin, YAY! Off the hook after only two. Very sad side note, Brent said this routine will last for another 6 weeks. I almost cried on the spot. 

Friday, November 4, 2011


My idea was a success.  I HIGHLY suggest buying the butternut squash pasta sauce at Costco, it will NOT disappoint.  It is to die for.  I topped off our four cheese ravioli with the sauce, followed by sauteed portabello mushrooms and a sprinkle of Parmesan/Romano. I felt like we went out to a fancy dinner last night! The best part, Brent loved it! I was a bit apprehensive of how he would take to it, but I look over after I was two bites in and half his dinner was gone. That's always a good sign!  Hope everyone has a great weekend, relax and stay warm!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My dinner idea


Tonight I am going to try out a new sauce I found at Costco yesterday! It's a butternut squash pasta sauce. It sounds amazing, I will make sure to report back on how it tastes.  I'm planning on pouring it over Four Cheese Ravioli's, topping it off with sauteed Portabello mushrooms.  Good thing it's cardio night at the gym!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Quick piece of advice for all of you.  Be extremely careful while backing out of your drive way in the fog. I happened to back into a car behind me this morning. It wasn't fun. We were both ok, there is some damage, but still sucky nonetheless. So, BE CAREFUL IN THE FOG. White cars are camouflaged when the fog is also thick and white-ish. 

On a happier note, yesterday was the beginning of the red cup season at Starbucks.  The red cups are one of my favorite things about the holiday season. They're so bright and cheery, filled with warm yummy goodness. 

 I also have another recipe idea.  It's quick, easy, and very delicious! Home made pizza, minus making the crust. You can use any toppings you want.  We didn't have a lot on hand, so I just mimicked the Italian Margarita pizza. 


-Naan (Indian flat bread)-It's the perfect size for individual pizzas, it's already baked, and you can find them in many different flavors that add an extra zing to your dish. 
-Pizza sauce (I made my own, but almost all grocery stores have pre-made sauce in a can) 
-Mozzarella (I buy the kind from Costco made in logs, it's easy to cut)
-Roma tomatoes
-basil leaves
-shaved parmesan/romano
-cracked black pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 350. In the mean time I heat up the sauce on the stove, cut up the mozzarella and tomatoes, and pick my basil.  Put your Naan on a cookie sheet, add your pizza sauce and start layering.  All I added this time was slices of mozzarella, tomato, and basil on top. Then, sprinkled some shaved Parmesan/Romano and black cracked pepper on top.  Baked the mini pizzas for 10 minutes and ta-da!  

This is the pizza prior to it was delicious and full of flavor! Enjoy!