radio silence

January 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

So. It’s almost been a year since I’ve blogged. That’s pretty much the worst. I will try to explain myself, but excuses are excuses are excuses and I still could have done better. If you’ve stuck with me, thanks and I’m sorry a million times over. Follow along and after I explain myself, I’ll let you know what I’m up to now.

Here we go.

1. We stopped doing stuff to the house.
This reason is pretty legit, if I do say so myself. After we finished the bathroom, we really just didn’t have the funds to do any sort of renos. Sure, we bought couches for the lower level (a recovering project for the future!) and a new entertainment system for the living room. And don’t even get me started on all the speakers that have been inserted into my life. Being married to an audiophile is a blessing and a curse.

So all that being said, I didn’t have anything to tell all of you out there. Not even any inspiration boards! I’m shaking my head at myself.

2. I had a crazy 2012 when it came to my career.
I started 2012 deeply unhappy in the job I was in. Sure, I was designing. But the office environment and politics were abysmal and I was constantly stressed and upset. Enter March when I said au revoir and started a new position with another start up. This job I really loved, but it was essentially blogging all day long. Which was great and I learned so much and made wonderful friends! But it left me no time or desire to blog even more. Couple that with reason one, and well, you get silence.

I have since left that position for a design position for the library and while I am so happy, I miss writing and thankfully I now have the time (and desire) to write again. Three jobs in one year? Told you it was a crazy year.

3. I didn’t know what I wanted to say.
I love reading other blogs, but when you’re just starting out as a blogger, it’s a little intimidating. They’re so great and you want to do this and this and this and say all the things! I’m not gonna lie, this scared me a little and I lost my voice.

Which brings me to what I’m doing now.

In the few years that I’ve (intermittently) kept this blog, I’ve been the only one who’s written, even though it clearly says “adventures of kt AND e.” Also, it started as our wedding website for goodness sakes! No one cares anymore about when we went to go try cake! In other words, I’ve outgrown this happy little home and think it’s time to move it on up.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to shut this site down completely, but I’m sad to say, I will no longer be writing here. Instead, you can find me writing about design and our house and books and music and everything else over at Nerdy Girl Writes. I’m soooo excited to get started! You can read a shortened version of this post here to really get the gist of what I’m really going to be up to.

I hope that you will join me in my new adventure and excuse my silence these last few months. I am truly sorry and I’m not going to let it happen again (the fact that I paid for this new site should help with that…).

See ya soon!



happy new year!

January 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

Happy new year! I hope everyone had a great end to 2011 and is looking forward to a joyful and love-filled 2012.

E and I started our night at Music Hall to see E’s dad play with the CSO. Every year they do a concert and special gala and since I started listening to the classical station in the car (short story: I hate all of Cincinnati’s radio stations, thus I listen to classical because there are no commercials and occasionally I learn something about animals from the ’90 second naturalist’ segment’) I knew all about the concert, but never thought E would go. But it was so fun! They played a few pieces from operas and operettas (not my favorite) and ended with several jazz numbers (my favorite). I think we saw E’s dad play in about two of the songs. I guess it was an easy gig!

Music Hall is so pretty and it was a nice date. Even nicer was the people watching. Whoa. Because of the gala, you can see people in anything and everything. Fur. Ball gowns. Tuxes. We were nowhere that dressed up, but maybe someday. What girl doesn’t want an excuse to get all dolled up?

We then went to a friend’s party and proceeded to have too much food and drink…per usual for new years! Needless to say, today has been laaaaazy. The only time we’ve been out of the house was when I took Nico on a walk. It’s been like a mini vacation for a day.

As for 2012 resolutions? Last year I made a whole list of goals that never really were achieved except for saving money and keeping the house cleaner. This year, instead of trying to force things to happen, I want to relax and focus on creating balance in all parts of our life.

That pretty much sums it up completely. I want more out of 2012. Happy New Year!


January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

The 30-for-30 challenge seems fun and would fit in with my money saving goals…how hard can it be right? You all totally want to see pictures of how I dress everyday right?

{chirp chirp}



December 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

I was going to do another post about our Florida trip, hence the “part one,” but I’m a bit Christmas-ed out. Maybe I’ll revisit in a year. Maybe not. THE ANTICIPATION WILL DRIVE YOU MAD.


December 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

It is totally normal to go home from work on a Tuesday night, blare Christmas music, make peppermint bark in your pajamas, and end the kitchen endeavors with your first attempt at meatballs. All while dancing.

Thank God we got those blinds.


December 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

“Sleigh Ride” is the best Christmas song. Ever.

Also, I really hate winter. Why did we buy a house in Cincinnati? I would pack up and leave for warmer climates in a heartbeat if not for that 30-year-debt thing.


December 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m not very good at this whole blogging thing. May? Seriously?

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