10.23.2012

CURRENTLY, I AM...


Reading: Not a damn thing. Do blogs or Pinterest count? I'm still trying to get through the second Hunger Games book that I started back in the summer! It's bad, I know. 

Watching: The last debate. I know who I'll be voting for, but it's always good to know what's going on and they have been pretty...interesting, this year. 


Thinking About: How I'm going to carve my pumpkin so that I can beat Billy for "best carved pumpkin". We are having a carving competition and plan on sitting across from each other when we carve them, not telling what we're carving, and seeing who's comes out best. I. MUST. WIN. Do you guys have an amazing ideas for me? I think I'll leave it up to a Twitter (@katiewkrysh) vote to determine the winner....maybe you guys will "sense" which pumpkin is mine and pick it. Or, not pick it, if you like Billy better.


Loving: My new organic Weleda face products from Charleston Naturally. Am I the last one to hear how amazing this website is?! Charleston Naturally is a family-owned business that only carries organic products that are safe for you and the environment. They sent me a couple Weleda face products to try, including one for Billy, along with a bunch of other samples of popular items from their website and I couldn't be more pleased with them. I wouldn't rave about these products unless I absolutely love them, and I do! I'm pretty sure you guys will too, so it's my duty to share them, right?




The Weleda Firming Night Cream and Firming Eye Cream leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized well into the next day, without adding any oil, which is important to me because I have more oily skin. They also smell really good, but it's not too of a fragrance that it's overwhelming. They are my favorite duo right now by far and are worth investing in! Also, if your man is anything like mine, it's hard to get them to try new face products but once they find one they love - they will use it forever. I think this cream is that for Billy...he loves this face cream and he's pretty picky about what he puts on his face. This would be a great Christmas gift for your guy! 




My other two favorite products that you should consider buying are the iLike Stonecrop Whipped Moisturizer and Suki Pure Facial Moisture-Nourishing oil. Both of these products are wonderful - they smell great, don't make my skin break out, aren't greasy, and they make my face feel so soft. I had never tried an oil like this before and it's safe to say I really want the big bottle now! Katie approved. 


*tip: new costumers get 20% off with code "cn20" and with any order you get 3 free samples!


Looking Forward To: Halloween, Breaking Dawn Part 2 (10pm showing-yes, 10 pm. What happened to midnight?), my girlfriend Marissa's baby shower that some girls and myself are planning, and our "Friends Thanksgiving" that we're hosting at our house. All these festive seasons and reasons to celebrate make me one happy girl.


Wondering: Who all reads this blog. I mean, those of you that comment I've gotten to know, but those of you that don't - I wonder who you are, what you do, where do you live? So deep. ha. 

Cooking/Baking: Well, besides the energy balls I'm always talking about, the most recent little dish I made was Quinoa Pilaf. I've been getting bored with plain brown rice, and quinoa is a great alternative for a hearty side dish for lunch or dinner. Here's the quick recipe:




Ingredients:
+1 tbls EVOO
+1/2 cup chopped onion
+1 clove of garlic, minced
+2 carrots, chopped
+1 cup quinoa
+2 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
+1/4 cup fresh parsley

Directions:
Heat oil and add onion and garlic to saucepan. Add carrots and cook 3 minutes more. Stir in quinoa and vegetable broth - bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 15-20 minutes. Toss in parsley. 

(you could even add in some green peppers to this as well!)


Disliking: The post office. I will do anything, and I mean anything, to avoid going. Ahhh...I'm not sure if I dislike pumping gas or going to the post office more. Too close to decide.



Making Me Happy: All of the above! Rocky after a long day when he can barely keep his eyes open-me and Billy at Nationwide before he reffed a game-my recent OOTD with my red Hunters-and running outside in this beautiful fall weather. (follow me on instagram-@katiewkrysh)
  


Wishing you....a happy day and a non-stressful week!

I have a hot date with my bff Lindsay tonight for our favorite sushi and it's going to be 80 degrees, so I guess these things are making me happy too! Ta-ta friends.
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Post inspired by Tammy

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  1. I dislike going to the PO and pumping gas too! I have to mail something to England and instead of going to PO I think I will just put a bunch of my "regular" stamps on it! Ha!

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  2. I love that you're having a 'friends thanksgiving'! The last two years of college we had a tight group of friends and we implemented 'friendsgiving' every year before or after thanksgiving break. It was amazing! All the perks of thanksgiving with the family you choose!

    xo michelle
    peggyandbea.blogspot.com

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    1. Michelle-this is such an amazing idea and since we emailed you know I love it! :)

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  3. That picture of Rocky looks like a professional photo. For reals. I say blow that baby up and hang it above the mantle.

    And you are so cute in that sweater with red boots and necklace. Too cute.

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  4. Charleston Naturally is right down the street from me! Small world. Don't feel bad about not finishing THG. I didn't love the first one and refused to read the 2nd. :)

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  5. I still have never had quino! I need to try it.

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  6. That picture of the Rock Dizzle looks professional. Love it. Quinoa intrigues me, although I've never eaten it. And that sweater and those hunter boots are A-DOR-ABLE.

    I always wonder who reads my blog too. I sometimes post my link on my FB and then delete it - for some reason I don't mind the random people who read it - but when it comes to real life people I know, I get a little weirded out about it.

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  7. Oh I am SO anxious for Breaking Dawn pt. 2!!!

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  8. where is that sweater from?! so cute!

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    1. Hi Teryn! It is from h&m (recently!)

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  9. I'm Jessica. I creep your blog and rarely comment. I don't even have a blog. I live in KY. I think you are wonderful and love reading all your tips, tricks, DIYs and recipes. Thanks for being awesome.

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    1. Hi Jessica-

      Aw, thank you so much! I think you're pretty awesome for saying all that and for introducing yourself! thank you!

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  10. Since you're wondering who your readers are, I thought it would be a good chance to leave my first comment! I found your blog on one of the link parties (I think it was a "What I wore" maybe?). Anyway, you're super cute and love reading your blog! www.texaslovely.com

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  11. I'm a reader who has never commented! Blog love from WV!
    xoxo Jen

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    1. Jen-

      thanks for saying hi! Off to visit your blog too!

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  12. I LOVE what you're wondering... I wonder the same thing. Especially when I look at my Google Analytics. I'm so lame, I sit there and watch the real-time views and just wonder who these people are. haha!

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  13. I just started reading your blog two weeks ago. I have been really enjoying it! skyeyork.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gracie,

      thank you so much for saying hello to little ole me! I appreciate it! :)

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  14. I love your sweater with the red necklace! I gave up on the hunger game books and decided that I would watch the movies as they came out instead ;)

    Xoxo
    Makenzie

    http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

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  15. I hate the post office too! I am such a bad blogger bc I've had my giveaway prize packed and ready for over a week and haven't sent it to the winner because I hate the post office. I am determined to do it today!

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  16. Is it weird that I kind of like going to the post office? For some reason, it makes me feel very grown up. HAHAHAHA

    Also... do I need to eat these energy balls? Are they really yummy, or are they just "yummy because I know they're good for me"? Help.

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  17. LOVE your boots! I'm waiting to see Breaking Dawn until that Saturday - fewer people scream and talk during the movie than during the midnight showing - that drives me NUTS.

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    1. That sounds like a good plan! If I had the patience to wait I would definitely do that ;) but unfortunately I don't. xo

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  18. How have I not made those energy balls yet?! I need to get on that!

    Such a cute idea for a post!

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  19. 80 degrees! You are lucky! I don't have to tell you that the quinoa pilaf looks amazing.

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  20. Aaaand I am LOVING this post and MISSING you!! xoxo

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  21. Hi Katie!I too am one of the creepies who reads your blog DAILY and has never commented, until now! My name is Chelsi McDonald, I am a 27 year old Kentucky native & now live in Washington D.C. with my husband. I'm a liberal lady who works for an online newspapers whose husband is a raging R who idolized Ronald Reagan. I love the voice you write in your blog and always look forward to reading your new posts! Oh, and thanks to you, I bought nearly $100 worth of Autumn Day candles...hubby was NOT too happy with that one-- whoops!

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    1. HAHA! hellooo there Chelsi..I like the background info on you - thank you! Those autumn day candles are the BEST. I used my first one up in a short couple weeks..such a good scent. Sorry for breaking the bank ;)

      xo

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  22. I am a daily reader that never comments (on anyone's really) soooo since you asked, I am from London Ontario Canada! love your tweets/instagram too!

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    1. Aw, thanks girl! and WOW! A Canadian..love it. Thanks for following!

      Katie

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  23. Oh my gosh I hope we have a 10pm showing!! Im not sure I could function at work after a midnight showing.. But duhh Edward cullen so takes priority over a career! :)

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  24. I love this post. I love the red hunters even more. I pray for rain so that I can wear them. You should finish Hunger Games, especially before the movie comes out! And thanks for informing me of this early Twilight viewing. Since when did this happen?

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  25. I am loving all these things.
    I am trying that recipe!
    My Mom bought my sister Hunters - I am waiting for mine {don't think they are coming...blast}.
    And I adore those days when the pup is too tired to move because he had too much fun! Rocky is soooo cute!!!

    <3
    Erin
    www.cali-landchic.com

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  26. Hi..I'm Lori Beth and I stalk your blog! ;) I am from Southern Indiana and I saw your blog from another blog I follow! I'm new to the blog world but I love it! I'd like to start my own someday! I honestly thought you were an old classmate of mine when I saw your picture because you look just like her! :) Everytime I see anything "Keep Calm and ...." I think of you and your blog!I promise I'm not a creepy person! ha ha! :)

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    1. Lori Beth-
      What are you waiting for? You should definitely start a blog! That is so funny about your classmate..maybe it is me? just kidding ;) and I love that you think of me, not creepy at all. I love when people tell me that! Thanks for saying hi!

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  28. Hi Katie! I am also a daily reader who has never commented. My name is Morgan and I'm a single gal from central Arkansas. I love Jesus, everything about the south, and cooking! I love reading your blog everyday and think you have a great fashion sense!!

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  29. You always find the best products! I think it's cute that you two love birds have a pumpkin carving contest! Have a Happy Halloween! Can't wait to see what you go as!

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  30. You knowwwwwww I love me some quinoa! That dish looks awesome. Also, how the heck did I not know about the organic shop when I lived in Charleston? #embarassing.....

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  31. Definitely pinned the pilaf. Thinking about making it tonight!

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  32. Never commented before, but have been reading for a while. I'd like to eventually start a blog myself. Love your blog though I especially loved reading about your trip to Cali :)

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    1. Hi there! Thank you so much. You should start a blog..it is such a great community and so fun! Let me know if you do ever and send me the link. :) PS-I miss Cali terribly.

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  33. I'm one of your phantom readers :-) Can't wait for the pumpkin faceoff - I love it! My fiance will be working together to carve his pumpkin...I did one of those melted crayon pumpkins that were all over pinterest last year and he helped me with it. I might steal this post idea - I love that it's not a typical q&a.

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    1. haha, hi phantom. ;) How did I miss those crayon pumpkins? I'm always on Pinterest! It sounds cool though. Thank you for saying hello and hope you comment again!

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  34. Warning: Longest.Comment.Ever.

    My name is Angie and I've been reading your blog daily since January 9, 2012. I live in Powell, OH with my husband of 4 years,and our Toy Poodle, Paddington. I am a Professional Clinical Counselor at WellSpring in Columbus and I also clean houses. :)

    I think you'll love the story of how I "found" you, lol...I was actually standing next to you and your friends at the Michael Stagliano concert and I heard him give you a "shout-out."..so later that night when I was on twitter, I saw your name come up on his twitter account and I clicked it. That's when I saw that you blogged and out of curiosity just checked it out.

    Your blog is the first one I've ever followed, and so far the only one I've created time for! We have many similarities, in particular the love for our child, I mean dog, ;) and the marriage that you and Billy have from the sweetness to the playfulness, closely resembles me and my husband.

    Thank you for all your inspiring, wonderful, and entertaining posts! I've found great recipes- (cake batter cookies, phyllo cups with brie cheese and raspberries),...great fashion tips, fun travel ideas (we just went out to Colorado this past September so I loved reading all about Lake Tahoe as that was our second choice), and most of all a deeper appreciation for those I love and living life to the fullest!

    Maybe we'll cross paths sometime as we frequent many of the places that you guys do, like the Godown Dog Park. I'll be sure to give you a real life shout out if I see you! But until then, now that I have broken out of my shell I will for sure comment on your blog!

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    1. Angie-

      Oh my goodness. I can't tell you how hard I'm laughing and loved your comment! This is so great. Michael Stagliano concert?! HAHA! So fun! This story is absolutely hilarious to me and you live so close. We are in Powell often. Thank you so much for letting me know how you "found" me and for the compliments :)

      ps-definitely say hi again if we cross paths!

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    2. Thought you would enjoy the randomness of it all! :) And I forgot to mention that at the end of the concert my friend and I were sitting at one of the high top bar tables and your friend, (I think her name is Alicia) came over to me and said, "You are like THE most normal person here, can I get a picture with you?" and she either TOOK a picture of me or got IN the picture with me. I can't remember which one, HAHA! So I might even be documented in her photo album somewhere. ;)

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  35. Just found your blog. I really really love it. I love this idea too! I haven't finished the second Hunger Games book either. I don't know if I ever will. Do you like it? I got so bored in it!

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    1. Hi Ali! Thank you :) I read the first book so quickly, but the second one is boring me. I can't seem to get into it. I'm thinking I'm going to have to start over because I don't even remember the first half anymore..it's been too long. Thank you for saying hi!

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  36. If you can't get into the second Hunger Games, I wish you allll the luck with the third!! I read the first one like that *snap*, the second one in a few months, and the third in...well..I don't even know. I finished it...I know how it ends, but I swear I don't remember much of the third. The second one ends so abruptly I started the third right away and then was let down.

    Womp womp.

    How about this beautiful midwestern weather right now?? Too bad it's only going to be sixty and rainy this weekend! :(

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  37. You seriously have the cutest dog ever and I am definitely pinning the pilaf...yum! xx

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  38. Hey Katie, I'm a blog reader who rarely comments. Love your blog. You are absolutely adorable. :)

    Sarah
    www.sarahshuttlesworth.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Sarah! Thank you so much for commenting, and for sharing your blog with me! :)

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  39. Love this post! I did a similar one over on my blog today (http://domesticdivasintraining.blogspot.com). Thanks for the inspiration :) Hope you stop by and take a look. Have a great week!!

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  40. Love this post! Mostly because I am nosey and love to know what other people love :)

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  41. Hi Katie! I'm a blog reader without a blog! I'm a Virginia Tech student (who recently beat your BG Falcons ;)) I've been reading your blog for quite some time now. You make me excited to enter the real world and begin an adult life. I'm planning on starting my own blog sometime in the future. Love your blog!!

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    1. Beat my Falcons?! Oh no! ha ;) Your words are so sweet! You should be excited, but def live it up while you can. ha ha. There are perks to both!! Also, yes definitely start a blog, and then send me the link! xo

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  42. I'm a reader who doesn't usually comment, but I love your blog. Definitely a daily read. This post inspired me to do my own today!

    http://summerwine1217.blogspot.com/2012/10/currently-i-am.html

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    1. Hey girl! Thank you for commenting and for sharing your post! :)

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  43. I've only commented once before but I'm from Columbus too! I'm Lindsay and I found your blog through PinkLouLou! I love reading your blog for fashion tips and your fun outings around CBus! We also have a weird connection...I use to babysit for the quints. Gina's brother, Nick, and I went to grade school together! Small world. :)

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    1. Hi Lindsay! I love that PLL ;) and I seriously can't believe you babysat the quints! How did you find my blog may I ask? We love them so much! Thanks for letting me know :) so cool!

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  44. Hi Katie!! I am a regular keep calm stalker but my stupid work computers wont let me comment on blogs! Which ps is where I do all my blog reading... on my lunch hour...usually! Anyway I think your blog is great such a fun mix of everything! Thanks for keeping me entertained during the lunch hour!

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  45. Hey Katie! I'm visiting from Michigan! I've been following for a while now! Absolutely love your blog!

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