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How did I, Katie Vino Krysh, miss celebrating National Wine Day?! I'm not really sure. I had heard earlier in the day it was, and then completely dropped the ball and forgot. Or maybe it was because I got preoccupied planning some really exciting things for the next few months. More on that in a minute!

But either way, it's a good thing that I consider most Wednesday's (and Friday's...and..yeah) to be a wine kinda day anyways, so I think I'll make up for it tonight.

 (back from our Napa trip...sigh...)


Our new bed from One Kings Lane! I've known for a while that I wanted a tufted headboard, but went back and forth between different styles and places to buy it from what seemed like every other week. I spotted this one (it's called the Alexander Tufted Wingback Bed) on One Kings Lane and almost immediately bought it. It looks even better in person and I love the nail head detail on the sides...

Once we decide on the other furniture for this room, I will do a full post with more pictures of everything. We are probably moving in some of our other furniture that we had in one of our guest bedrooms to go with this new bed, and moving our old items out, so once that happens I will share the complete look! But if you are contemplating purchasing a tufted bed, GO FOR IT! It's a nice change from the traditional wood bed and honestly makes me feel like I'm in some fancy hotel or something. :) (the color is linen and the headboard is 55" high if anyone is wondering..)


This past weekend we saw Lone Survivor, and I'm actually going again tonight to see it for a second time with my Dad. This movie is a must see in my opinion. Yes, it's pretty graphic and intense so beware of that, but it really gives you a whole new respect (and look inside what really goes on) for our troops and what they do for our country. After I first saw it, I came home and read all about Marcus (the one who survived) and I'm interested in reading his book too.


I'm glad you asked! 1. I've got some new beauty products to rave about today...

I've mentioned the Suave products here (don't forget to enter the giveaway), but all these others are my recent favorites as well that you need to know about. The scrub I picked up from the VS semi-annual sale so if you find it next time the sale rolls around, buy it! It is awesome and smells so good. I've been using this Acne Stress Control face wash by Neutrogena and am so impressed, considering the price (and it's on sale right now). No breakouts and doesn't dry my face out...I will be purchasing this again when I'm out for sure. Maybelline's Volum' Express The Rocket...BEST mascara I've tried from a drugstore in a long time. And last but not least, have you guys heard or tried Garnier's Anti-Puff Eye Roller?!

It contains mint extract and caffeine which gives it a cooling effect on your skin, and you simply roll it on under your eyes to reduce puffines. Highly recommend! Awesome, awesome product. 

2. My new black Ray-Bans from SmartBuyGlasses that I've been lusting after for so long! Ray Bans are the only sunglasses that I absolutely love and wear all the time, which is why my collection is getting a bit out of control. To my defense...each pair has definitely got it's use over the years!


Complete slacker in this area lately, but today I plan to whip up some of my favorite copycat Chipotle guacamole (you're crazy if you haven't made it yet!) to have with our taco's tonight. The good news is that now that the weather will (hopefully) be warming up, I will be more inspired to try some new recipes and get back in the kitchen. It's hard to transition back into a routine and meal planning after a vacation, but I'm trying. I plan to share some yummy, healthy recipes in the next few weeks!

Looking forward to:

Billy's 30th birthday is coming up and SOON! (March 3rd) I've been busy planning some secretive ideas and things for him that I am so excited about. Unfortunately, some of it you won't know about until the end of April because it isn't happening until then and I'm {hopefully} keeping it a secret! There also might be a trip to my favorite state of Texas in the works to visit my bff. Picture a big happy dance right here, right now!

....did I mention that it's 40 degrees here and will be 55 tomorrow? Talk about heatwave! (sad, isn't it?) Our snow is melting and it honestly feels so, so good. I might even crack my windows in my car tomorrow, judge away!

Happy hump day!


  1. National Wine Day? How did I not hear about that???

    I'm obsessed with white leather tufted headboards. I can't wait to start the construction of my condo just to design the space!

    That guac looks so yum! I may have to try my hand at the recipe.

    Eesh | The Other Side of Paradise

  2. I admit I drove a short distance with my window down yesterday....it was so refreshing! :) That guac looks amazing...I spy some red onions and cilantro which, in my opinion, totally MAKE guacamole :)

  3. I totally know what you mean about Ray Bans. I bought my first pair last summer and I wear them all the time. I went for the Jacki Ohh. I might be picking up that rollerball too. They are so refreshing to use in the morning!

  4. I missed National Wine Day too! I am so disappointed in myself! Wine is in my top 5 favorite things in the world.

    And also, Chipotle guacamole should be it's own food group. I'm writing the Food Pyramid people about it.

  5. Love the new headboard...I agree that it feels like a fancy hotel!! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for his birthday!

  6. I'm obsessed with Chipotle guacamole! I will definitely be trying that soon :)

  7. How did I miss national wine day too?! #embarassing I’ll be having an extra glass tonight to make up for it. I have to make that guac recipe asap. It looks amazing!

  8. I went to college with Marcus and we have mutual friends. The movie was intense! Did you read the book?

  9. Window cracking has already happened here when it was 30!! haha it was great :)

    I missed wine day too! Not cool.

  10. I am OBSESSED with that Rocket mascara, hands down the BEST drugstore mascara out there!!

  11. I'm right there with you on getting excited for 50 degree temps. It's supposed to "warm" up here Friday and I am excited. Pathetic!

  12. If you liked the movie, you will love the book. I cried harder reading the book than I did in the movie, because the characters are developed much better and I got so attached!! I love your new headboard!!

  13. Oh my gosh, I love your new headboard, that is gorgeous. I agree about Lone Survivor... I hadn't been to the movies in over a year and went and saw it, and it was a must watch. Thanks for the guacamole recipe!

  14. Wow it's so weird... We were both married on August 28, 2010 and now I find our I share a birthday with your husband too! I'll be turning 30 on March 3rd as well!

  15. I LOVE those sunnies! I also just want to run down the street and get some guac.

  16. What is it about tufted headboards that are so charming?? I kind of have a thing for them too - your bed is ADORABLE


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