WILW: Spring-Clean Your Heart

"While you're spring cleaning your home, don't forget to spring-clean your heart. Throw away negative thoughts and habits you've been harboring that no longer serve you. A clean, open heart will allow you to receive all the good that awaits you each and every day. If your heart and mind are cluttered, there is no room for life's gifts and surprises to enter."

This quote really spoke to me yesterday when I saw it. I'm a big fan of celebrating the small things. Small things with big meanings. Small things that shape who you are and who you want to be. There is so much to celebrate lately and it's important to me to always remember what really matters. It's been far too long since I've shared what I've been loving lately, so here are the things that are making my life a little bit more lovely this week.

I'm {loving}: Talenti Sea Salt Caramel gelato // Ben and Jerry's Greek Fro-yo.
Both little slices of HEAVEN, I TELL YOU!
Run out and buy these ASAP.

I'm {loving}: switching my nail color with my mood. Weird, maybe?
My girlfriend just had her baby girl (see below) so I was feeling a girly pink last night.

I'm {loving}: that my great friend Rachel and her husband Josh had their baby girl last night!!!!!! I'm so incredibly happy for them and I can't wait to meet her today! Her name is Amelia Rose. Adorable.

Congratulations Rach & Josh<3

I'm {loving}: that the Bachelorette with Emily starts soon! I may or may not have went through her list of Bachelors yesterday when they were released and picked out my final four. What is WITH all the foreign men? and I have to say, I was expecting some real stallions in this group for her, but I'm a little disappointed? I hope when the show starts I'm proven wrong!

{obsessed with this outfit of hers. Ok-any outfit of hers.}

I'm {loving}: the new prints/gallery wall in our home office!
 They make me happy. We are just waiting on our new rug to come and then I will do a whole post with a little tour. :)

I'm {loving}: this quote. One of my favorites.

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I'm {loving}: that our good friend Mike mulched and edged our entire front and backyard over the weekend (without us asking him to!). He also cut our grass and helped Billy install a new faucet! How sweet is that?!

Thankful for good friends.

Next up is to plant some flowers this weekend :)

I'm {loving}: this outfit!

I love summertime, shorts, and bright outfits.

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I'm {loving}: every part of THIS...

special thanks to Ashley for knowing I'd love that.
I'm now working on new business cards ;)

I'm {loving}: that Keep Calm and Carry On's facebook page is over 200 "likes"! Thank you to those who have liked it :)
If you haven't liked the page yet, would you go do so?!
Thanks loves.

Also, I'm loving those of you who leave me sweet comments on my posts. Lately I've noticed my comments have gone down a bit, but my pageviews have increased! So that's a little odd. 
When I say my readers are important to me,
I mean they are important to me. :)
This means YOU!!

So thank you if you've been leaving comments around these parts.
I read each one and appreciate them!

I'm {loving}: my husband of almost 2 years
(this August! time has flown by!)

What things are making your life LOVELY this week?

*You still have time to enter my giveaway to get yourself a new summer top or dress from Kiki La'Rue! Get on that.



  1. Did not know Ben & jerry made greek fro yo! Yummers! I lovw what you do, but where did you get the prints for your office?

  2. My best friend gave birth to a little girl in February and you won't believe what she named her: Amelia Rose. So funny.

    Your ring is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. I love spring cleaning!!! And oh my, I def must try that greek Ben & Jerrys!!! I too can not wait for the Bachelorette! Have a great Wednesday!

  4. I am SO getting that salted carmel tonight lol! Thanks
    Your yard looks great

  5. I'm so looking forward to this season of the bachelorette as well. I LOVE emily!

    I love this post, I think it's so important to remember the things we are loving and are thankful for.

    Have a good day, doll!

  6. your ring is beautiful. Those pictures are adorable. And I'm going to pretend I didn't see the pic of the sea salted caramel becuae I will go straight out and buy it. AND i'm dieting. : )

  7. I have been snacking on the Ben and Jerry's frozen greek yogurt this week--so delicious! I haven't had the other flavors, but they all look so yummy! My cousin has a little girl named Amelia Kate--I love the name Amelia! Congrats to your friends!

  8. I can't wait for Emily to be the bachelorette! She is fabulous. I love all of your lovely things! Can't wait to try Ben & Jerry's Greek fro-yo! Happy jump day!

  9. No worries..I stalked Emily's bachelor list too ;) And I agree, not all that impressed. Did you notice how many foreign guys they have this year?! There was a Canadian, Brazilian, Colombian, and I think a...Netherlandian? Haha!

    Congrats to your friends on their new addition..so exciting!!

  10. Hi Katie!

    I absolutely adore your blog and finally decided to leave you a lovely note! Athough I am not a fellow blogger, I wanted to let you know how much I look forward to reading your posts everyday. Apparently my work has decided to unblock my blog viewing access, PHEW!! I suffered from a few disspointing couple of days without KCCO updates!

    Anywho, Kudos to you for a fantastic blog! Keep it up!:)

  11. that really is a fantastic, inspiring quote. i'm going to print it out and out it on my monitor to remind myself every day....thanks for posting it...

    and i am DYING to try that gelato! i've been seeing it everywhere, but i have to be honest, i'm a little afraid iw ill lose control and scarf down the whole pint in like 4 minutes :)

    and last but not least, your yard looks fantastic! i'm jealous!!!!

  12. I am loving those prints! Cannot wait to see them in person. The one about people smiling when it's raining is cuuuuh-yute. It's yo' birthday month! HOLLA. That ice cream looks nom nom too!! xoxo

  13. I think that I must go buy the salted caramel gelato pronto! Delish! Those prints are great! Did you make them or get them fro etsy?

  14. Oh, the comments! I swear, I have the same 6 people comment (which, I really appreciate!) But I get a ton of page views. It's never added up. I've always wondered how people get tons of comments, because comments make me happy. ;) I'll have to check out Emily's men. Now that you prepared me maybe I won't be as disappointed. You and Billy are the cutest and your ring...Oh, that wedding ring is to die for! I wanted a solitaire when Jeremy bought me mine, but now I love the vintage-y feel. I'll have to try the fro-yo. Question, how often do you work out, and what type? Just curious. I'm trying to get up and going more than I'm doing now and want a goal.

  15. I agree, it's so important to be happy for what you do have and regularly reflect on that. That gelato looks so delish btw!

  16. I love the greek fro yo! The only kind I've tried is the peanut butter banana...delish!

    LOVE Emily, can't wait for her season to start!

  17. So stinkin' excited for the Bachelorette to start!! :):)

  18. LOVING that sea salted ice cream...my FAVE! And I am so so excited that the Bachelorette starts soon too! Yay! ;)

  19. I'm loving your nails and new prints. Too Cute! I'll be watching the bachelorette this season - a friend from Middle & Highschool is one of the Contestants. So crazzzy


  20. OMG I couldn't agree more with the Bachelorette. I thought Emily's guys looked really dorky (for the most part). Can't wait to see her season though!


  21. super excited for Emily to start as well!!! && ice cream looks so yummy!!

    that spring outfit is adorable!!! i may need to find something like it as well!!

    hope you have a great wednesday!!


  22. Hi! I just recently found your blog and started following and wanted to say hi! I love your blog and look forward to new posts!

  23. Thank you for sharing that quote at the top. That was definitely something I needed to read and remember with everything I've got going on lately.

    I also LOVE the prints gallery! I am totally going to do something like that in my new apartment this coming August!

  24. My friend dated one of the guys on Emilys season! Cray cray! Love your blog and your bling :)

  25. Loving all of this sweet girl! Totally agree with you on the Emily front, it's strange there are so many foreign guys. Are they doing to move to the US for her?! Her style is incredible, I think that's what I look forward to most! Happy Wednesday :)

  26. OMG! I did the same thing with the bachelors. I was not a fan of most of them. The blonde cutie pie at the end of the list has my vote

  27. I love the gallery wall in your office. Can't wait to see the final product. Great things on your list this week. Congrats to your bestie!

  28. I am DYING over that business card!! I can't help but sing the words. No joke, if a guy gave that to me at a bar he would for sure get a call... if I wasn't already married that is!
    Great post,

  29. You are the bomb! Dont change a thing about your blog!! Its should be about you and peeps should read what you want to share not vice versa!! Ill comment mor often!! ;) Im terrible about that!!!

  30. I love this post! Where did you get those cute prints for your office?

  31. Sea salt caramel, interesting. Sounds dangerous!

  32. I had the Ben & Jerry Greek froyo a couple of weeks ago and love it! Now where can I get this gelato?

  33. What a wonderful list of things to love. I think we should all take a moment to reflect on the small things :)

  34. I just checked out Emily's options for this season and I am less than impressed :(

  35. Ummmm can you send Mike to help us in Charlotte?!

    Ever since you posted that gelato on IG, I've been looking out for it!

  36. You knowwww I'm all over that Ben & Jerry's greek froyo. Too good!

  37. Super excited about The Bachelorette (especially since I'm an NC gal myself) and I love that business card! I've been trying to leave more comments on blogs I read lately because I personally LOVE getting comments and get pretty sad if one of my posts doesn't get very many! I hope you know I love reading along and I feel like I "know" you! :)

  38. I've never watched the bachelor or the bachelorette, but I promised my bestfriend I would watch this season. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

    Thanks for that qoute, I needed it :)

  39. Any idea where the shirt is from? Looooove it!


  40. I really like Emily. I will probably get sucked into this season for the first time in years.

  41. i cannot wait for the bachelorette. i love emily! the lady is a class act. and LOVE everything she wears, too!

  42. A) Sea Salt Caramel Gilato?! Yes please!
    B) Your ring is gorg...
    C) That business card makes me laugh and I WILL be recreating one and will try to prank someone at work...
    D) Love your blog!!

  43. I have to say I've never watched the Bachelor/Bachelorette at all but given that Emily is from my area and they filmed it here in Charlotte, I may have to tune in just to see some familiar sights. The fact that I know Luke Bryan & his band are making an appearance is a definite plus as well! ;) Saw the Ben and Jerry's at the store the other night and managed to not grab any. Will have to give it a try now since it comes highly recommended. Have a great rest of the week!

  44. aw I just now saw my "mention" from you .. lol I have been behind on my blogging!! eeek ...love u!!


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