Sunday, May 27, 2012


Shmeegs and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary! We had a fantastic time exploring little coastal towns, driving with the windows down, eating hot dogs and clam strips and ice cream, and walking and walking and walking. It was just the bestest day; I'm so lucky to have such an awesome guy in my life. Got back from our Orlando vacation Friday night, so look forward to several vacation posts this week. Missed you all!

xoxo, Kate

P.S. Considering a name change for the blog, especially after I discovered by accident that some other lovely lady has a blog called Kindly Kait (and she's been blogging since 2008!)- any ideas? :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Disney, etc!

I've been super-dee-duper busy, as per usual. But this time, it's because I'm getting ready to leave on Friday to go to Orlando to visit my pals Mickey and Minnie! My mum and I are going down a day early to do the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Downtown Disney, and then on Sunday, two aunts, my mum, my 5-year-old godson Jonathan, and I are going to Animal Kingdom. This is my mum's first time there, so I'm really excited to see it all with her. Then on Monday, we're all going to Discovery Cove to swim with dolphins! This is my belated high school graduation gift from my aunts (this is the first year we could finally coordinate it enough to make it work), so we've been looking forward to doing this for a long time. Jonathan doesn't know we're doing this yet, so we're really looking forward to surprising him. He's an amazing swimmer and loves any kind of marine life, so I'm sure he's going to be ecstatic.  Tuesday we're taking a day "off" to hang by the pool, and then on Wednesday, we're taking Jonathan to Magic Kingdom! He is beyond excited and hasn't stopped talking about anything since we told him last week. I can't wait to spoil him with all the Mickey Mouse themed treats I've picked up, and see the look on his face when he sees the castle for the first time. Look for another post tomorrow about my amazing suitcase packing skillz (the z is entirely necessary) and posts all through the week with updates and pictures. Love to you all all! P.S. If you want to leave me any advice or cool Disney facts/stories/comments/warnings please do! I'd love to hear from you :)

Picture from the last time I went to Disney in 2008

I really want to see the parade at night this time!

Jonathan and I 

xoxo, Kate

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Finally, people! Let me just tell you, I have had a very interesting couple of weeks since you last heard from me. The day after my last post, after going to an incredibly disappointing Red Sox game where we lost 15-9, we got into a car accident. Well, someone hit us. And so I missed a whole week and change of work because I was in so much pain from whiplash/neck/back problems. No fun! So last week I really had nothing to tell you about other than I stayed on the couch for the week straight. But now I'm back. For REAL. I swear.
I have so many exciting posts planned out for this coming up week that you'll just LOVE. I hope. For now, I'll leave you with some of my most notable Instagram pics (if you're not following me yet, please do- @Kindlykate)

A Man and his Kitten

Has anyone tried this combo? Or really just Speculoos Cookie Butter in general? AMAZING.  With Big Bang Theory in the background= Priceless. 

Roasted Veggie Salad with Smoky Blue Cheese

Just finished it and LOVED IT. Highly recommend. 

Shmeegs and I at Fenway. I look like my 6 day work week. 

Love how Old-Timey this turned out!

Nigella Lawson's Banana Bread (with Crispy Caramelized Bananas and Toffee Sauce)
Recipe coming soon!

The remains of my Mexican-Style Street Corn- Grilled corn slathered in chipotle aioli and rolled in Cotija cheese.
 Oh. my. goodness.

xoxo, Kate