LIVE LIKE KATE

Motherhood

Motherhood

Booker is 10 weeks old now, and I am absolutely so in love with him, it continues to grow just when I think it's impossible.  He is incredibly curious, alert, active, and most of all the kid is just genuinely happy 99% of the time.  I feel blessed that I have such a healthy and ~chill~ baby boy, and I cannot imagine my life without him.  That being said, I want to share something deeply personal that I feel not a lot of women do.

I did not feel a loving connection to Booker when he was born.

Booker's Nursery

Booker's Nursery
When designing and buying for his room, I really didn't want to overdo a "theme".  After hours upon hours on pinterest, I decided to go with a "soft jungle" vibe (LOL).  Our entire house has muted, neutral tones throughout, so I wanted to keep his room that way as well.  However, I did go out of my comfort zone by adding some navy accents, and I am SO glad I did. 90% of his room was either second hand or on sale, and I'm ecstatic with how it all came together.  Keep reading to see all the details!

5 Baby Items Every New Mom Needs!

5 Baby Items Every New Mom Needs!
Every new mom gets so many tips and a ton of advice before their little one arrives, so here's some more!  I was told before I had Booker that I would need these items, but I didn't realize how crucial they would be in helping me survive my first month as a new mom.  If anybody asked me what items I couldn't live without, these would be the top of the list!

Baby Shower of Dreams!

Baby Shower of Dreams!

Sorry it's taken me so long to write this- newborn mom life is no joke!  However, I really want to share the details of my second baby shower with you all- my best friends Olivia and Ninamarie helped plan a shower I couldn't have dreamt up myself!  The vendors involved were absolutely amazing to work with, not to mention the venue and decor were stunning.  I felt like Stormi Webster for a hot minute. Keep reading to see who we used to make the day so special- they're great for any occasion.

My (local to Columbus) Beauty "Team"!

My (local to Columbus) Beauty "Team"!
Over the years of searching around for the best people in their field and a little bit of trial and error, I feel like I have finally found the perfect set of men and women who compile my "beauty team" LOL.  I like to pretend I'm Kim Kardashian in this sense, funny because none of them know I actually say they are my beauty squad.  But maybe they will read this and all become BFF's! Keep reading if you want information about my favorite people who help keep this mess in check!

Baby Thoughts

Baby Thoughts
I truly had no intentions of writing this post until it all came over me at once today.  There's so much that goes on when preparing for a child th...

How to Make Winter Cute but Comfy!

How to Make Winter Cute but Comfy!
I've compiled a couple sites perfect for cheap winter sweaters, as well as my tips and tricks for dressing up your favorite pair of leggings!

Friendsgiving Guide

Friendsgiving Guide
The key to a good Friendsgiving is a wide variety of food, obviously.  Most importantly because not everybody likes the same things, and it's way more fun to try others' recipes of a classic dish or find something new you've never had for Thanksgiving.  If there a lot of people, it's important to have a shit load of rolls and mashed potatoes, because who doesn't love rolls and mashed potatoes (I assume psychopaths).

Pregnancy Tips & Baby B Updates!

Pregnancy Tips & Baby B Updates!
So I'm sure a lot of you are wondering if my blog space is going to now turn into a full blown mom blog- that's not my intent, as I have a ton of interests already.  However, I AM going to be a mom, so I think you can expect some of the content to revolve around this new experience of mine!

My Favorite Photographers

My Favorite Photographers
Lately I've been taking a lot of photos for my blog and my engagement, so I thought I'd write a post about some of my favorite photographers around the nation and why I love them.  Each of them have their own style, personality, and honestly are some of the coolest people.

Real Talk: Botox & Fillers

Real Talk: Botox & Fillers
I decided to wait a little longer to make a combined post about my experience with botox and fillers!  Let me start off by saying that I've never felt like I NEEDED either one, but I have reasons for getting each, and I think they only enhance what was naturally beautiful about my face.  My goal has never been to alter my appearance (if that's yours, go for it, it's your face), but only to make small adjustments so that I can feel like I wake up looking my best self every day.

Summer '18 Style Guide

Summer '18 Style Guide
It's really hard for me to define my style, because it's always changing, but I gravitate towards simple pieces, that have a touch of flare or edge.  I have SO many pieces from Missguided, the ones I listed here are just the things I have bought in the last month.  If you buy anything from this guide, go ahead and tag me on instagram so I can see it!!