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Summer Work Outfits


July 21, 2014 by Katie

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a very busy one, including a night at a country bar with a live band, over 11 hours at the CEP Compression booth for the Chicago Rock N Roll expo, and several church events Sunday including my own baptism! (more on that another day…).

Anyway, since I didn’t have a lot of time to recap my weekend, I thought today I’d share some work outfits that I wore last week. My office is generally business casual, but with the summer heat it makes getting dressed a little trickier. I usually wear something sleeveless and then keep a cardigan at my desk…

Thursday Thoughts


July 17, 2014 by Katie

1. This past weekend there was a 3-day country music/BBQ festival in Chicago called Windy City Smokeout. I went on Friday night with a friend from my small group and a few of her friends and it was so much fun! Also – I drank beer and didn’t feel sick (gluten) yay!!!! Mostly “yay” because beer was half the price of any other drink they offered…


2. Is it creepy that I took a picture of someone’s outfit to put on pinterest? Sadly her bag was covering it up… but still. Thoughts? Is that weird? Probably… Of course now I just put it on my blog so…

Book Reviews


July 16, 2014 by Katie

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all having a good week! First of all, thank you for all of your great comments on Monday’s post! I appreciate your thoughts and would love to keep ‘em coming!

I mentioned last week that I had read a LOT of books recently but hadn’t been reviewing them, so here are a few more reviews for you all today!

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Yes, You Should Eat 1200 Calories…


July 14, 2014 by Katie

…If you lay in bed all day AND you’re on a diet.

I’ve been getting a little frustrated recently seeing friends, bloggers and even strangers believing that eating around 1200 calories a safe and healthy way to lose weight. Many people know to not eat below 1200 calories, but that means it’s a bare minimum.

Do you also walk during the day? Run? Lift weights or do body weight exercises? Do you play sports? All of those activities require EXTRA energy, whether you’re on a diet or not. Eating too few calories is dangerous for your health. Been there, done that, and let me tell you: it doesn’t work out in the end.

Happy Friday!


July 11, 2014 by Katie

A little fun and wisdom for your Friday…     You can follow me on Pinterest.  Any fun plans this …
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Thursday Thoughts


July 10, 2014 by Katie

1. Remember a while back when I said Molly is leaving and asked you to guess where? Well… Molly leaves …
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Book Reviews


July 9, 2014 by Katie

Hey there everyone!

It’s been quite a while since my last book review, hasn’t it? Well I’ve definitely been reading, that’s for sure! I’ve finished 13 books since my last review! Don’t worry, I won’t review them all right now, just a couple today!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

There Is No “Normal”


July 7, 2014 by Katie

Average, typical, regular, expected, ordinary, conventional, normal.

The topic of “normal” seems to keep coming up in my life and mind these days and I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is no normal.

Normal (adjective): conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected…

Thursday Thoughts


July 3, 2014 by Katie

1. If you hadn’t noticed from my Instagram feed, I’ve been puppy-sitting Molly all week! The only bad part? She wakes me up a lot a night so I’ve been exhausted all week. Thankfully, however, she slept soundly last night so I’m feeling a lot better today!


2. Is it bad that I’m not excited tomorrow is a holiday? Don’t get me wrong, I love the 4th but every day I can’t work is a day I don’t get paid for!

Tips For Traveling On A Budget


July 1, 2014 by Katie

After showing you all the pictures from my trip to France and Spain, many of you asked for tips on how to travel on a budget. As many of my readers know, I don’t make much money in a temp job right now, so a trip to Europe seemed impossible, however I was blessed enough to make it happen.


So how much did I spend on two weeks in Europe? What would you guess?

I asked my friends this question and they all answered around $3,000 – $5,000 dollars. Well guess what?


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