Reading: I'm not even lying, it has probably been close to a year since I've read a book. However, I do really want to re-read The Great Gatsby soon (really soon), and then go see the movie! Leo is the best, isn't he? I'm really excited to see it.

Watching: Favorite shows right now? Million Dollar Listing NY just started back up, Nashville (finally Deacon and Rayna are together! ah!), and I have to admit that me and Billy have been watching the Bates Motel and are strangely really into that. Since the days are getting longer and the weather is nicer, I'm trying to keep that TV off more than usual. 

Loving: You know, I was sitting in the hammock swinging last night with Rocky (what else is new?) and was thinking about so much. Clearly, it's my new spot for where I do my best thinking. ;) Anyway-I was thinking how much I love lately. How thankful I am for so many things. I took it to my Twitter to ask you guys, "what makes you happiest?", and am going to put a little blog post together with my responses and yours for Monday.  

My reasoning behind this?

This Sunday (Mothers Day) isn't the easiest of days for me, and to be honest, I never really feel like doing anything. I usually just want to stay at home and keep to myself. I usually avoid instagram and facebook for most of the day. So, by asking that question to you all on Twitter (or right now-what makes you happiest? really think about it!), they will be such good reminders for me come Sunday, when I'm feeling sad, about how many things I do love and appreciate in my life. And trust me, I've got a good list going to share with you all! #goodstuff
Looking Forward To: My birthday and boating this summer at the cottage! Billy's family has been working really hard at the cottage by painting new colors in the rooms and getting new patio furniture. I'm actually starting a project for it as well, but stay tuned for more details on that. :)

  {Me and my SIL}

I mean, really? The sunsets are unreal.

Cooking/Baking: I'm wanting to cook all the lovely recipes I saw via our link-up yesterday! Thank you to those who linked up with us...I just love reading them!

Wishing you: a wonderful weekend with your Mom. I know, I know...I say this EVERY YEAR right before Mother's day, but I'm saying it AGAIN. I hope that no matter the circumstance (how close or not close you are) that you take some time out to let her your Mom what she means to you. Do something special for her. Hug her a little tighter. Laugh together. I know that everyone's situation is different, but you just never know these days what tomorrow will bring, and I really would give anything for one extra day with my Mom. Or even just to be able to talk to her on the phone. Sigh.. you have no idea what I would give for that. 

Happy (early) Mothers Day to my angel - my Mom. 
And of course, wishing a happy Mothers Day to my step mom and my mother-in-law!

See you all on Monday for some hap hap happy things! :)

Can't wait to share them all with you.

If you want to keep up with me over the weekend: follow me on Instagram @katiewkrysh. 



  1. I reread The Great Gatsby this week for this first time since highschool and it's a quick and easy read! Plus it's only like 5 bucks on your kindle. Score. Hoping the movie is great! Wish Robert Redford would make a cameo. Laters!

  2. This is such a happy post, I love it! And I can't believe I wasn't already following you on twitter! Don't worry, I fixed that. We need a Great Gatsby book club. That's what the world needs right now.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I am so jelly of those boating and sunset pictures. Clearly, I need a friend/family member with a boat :)

  4. Nashville is such a good show, and I really didn't have very high expectations for it. I didn't know what to expect with Bates Motel and it's turned into this strange roller coaster that I'm definitely addicted to. I have two episodes to catch up on, though!

    Hope your Mother's Day isn't too bad. Can't wait to hear about all the happiness on Monday!

  5. I love sunset/sunrise pictures and that sunset pic on the lake just makes me happy! So gorgeous!! I'm jealous you have a hammock, that's always been on my wishlist of things to own one day! Have a great weekend, Katie!

  6. And a happy mother's day to you, from one furbaby mommy to another :) My hubby and I are into Bates Motel too...SO weird, but oddly addicting!

  7. I agree with you on the mother part. My mom lives 2000 miles away and it makes me sad that I don't get to spend it with her.


  8. Aaaaand now I'm crying! Hope you have a good weekend, regardless of the circumstances! I'm sure your mom is watching down on you and is proud of you every day!

  9. I LOVE Million Dollar Listing...both NY and LA. I always decide I want to quit my job and be a real estate agent after watching each season. :)

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. I feel your pain sister. What I wouldn't give for just 1 more phone call! I know the years & different celebrations never get easier. Hugs to you this weekend friend!

  11. Love that sunset picture! Happy weekend!

  12. I just reread Gatsby, too!

    Can't wait for the movie =)

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  13. Nashville is my biggest addiction right now! Rayna and Deacon make me absolutely swoon!!
    Sending you SO MUCH love this weekend! You are, without a doubt, making that momma angel of yours proud!!

  14. I've been wanting to re-read The Great Gatsby too because I so badly want to see the movie. Leo rocks.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend, and I'll be thinking of you on Sunday. xo

  15. Hey! We need a recipe for that drink in the photo. :)

  16. Love you, girl! I know exactly how much you would give for that- I would too!! Lots of hugs and love are being sent your way this weekend <3


  17. Ohh I can't wait to see Gatsby!! That drink looks toooo delicious!

  18. Happy Mother's Day to your angel and mine. <3


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