Hello, it’s me. In the wake of our move and all of that, I’ve been slow at taking pictures and sharing them here with words. I guess that’s OK, but I took this photo of my cereal just now so I thought I would share it and write a little. This will be long and ranty, maybe. 

I have gotten out of the habit of making, and eating food at home. This is not good. Especially because my kitchen is SO MUCH NICER than in my last apartment. So, I have decided to start fixing this with breakfast. I wake up so much earlier now with the doge, and usually just laze around until it’s time to leave. Instead, I’ll make breakfast first. Nothing fancy, but at least it’s food at home. I’ll go from there. 

Zoey has been doing so well. She’s walking on her leash, playing with other dogs, eating and drinking, going outside. She “graduated” from Puppy School on Monday and we’re so proud! I love having a family of three again. 

I was supposed to run the San Francisco Half Marathon last weekend, but unfortunately it costs a bajillion dollars to get to San Fran, and also my left knee is all sorts of fucked up. Is this what getting older is like? Knees start getting crackly and aching and all that BS? If so, I’m not into it. Add that issue to a small collection of other dumb medical problems currently causing me grief, and you get one grumpy Katie. Unsubscribe. 

Oh, here’s a thing. If you have a bump on your nose ring, the cure is this: dissolve an aspirin in a few drops of lemon juice. Put the paste on the bump until it’s dry (10-15 minutes) then heat up some distilled water mixed with salt (not table salt). Put your nose with the aspirin still on it into the water for like 5 minutes. Then rinse off the additional aspirin with a tissue or a q tip or whatever. Then put tea tree oil onto the bump. Do this 2x a day, and you’ll be healed…eventually! 

ANYWAYS. IN GOOD NEWS, I am going home tomorrow for the weekend to see One Direction with Catherine and I AM SO EXCITED. 

Also, we sent The Maple to print! It should be ready in a couple weeks! YAY! Also, I got photos from our wedding weekend developed. Going to put those online sometime soon. 

Ok that’s it. I’ll be back with much happier and less rambly post as soon as something cool happens. Until then…

A first (real quick) look at our new home…and Floris deep in thought. Hi, Floris!

We moved last weekend and are absolutely loving it here in Clinton Hill, and feel like we finally have enough room for our little family. More pictures to come over the next week or so. 

katieneeds:

This is the best worst thing. 

lumberjack:

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So Katie started a grease fire yesterday in her apartment. I documented it. This is after she got a giant fireball in the face (narrowly missed) but before she got a second fireball in the face (was convinced she would have burnt off skin at this point). Luckily she’s okay. But our lungs were not.

I just really needed to bring this back in a bigger way. 3 years ago today. 

A few pics from last weekend. We got haircuts, I wore a hat, Zoey is the cutest and we went to Coney Island & rode rides. 

In life news: We are in the middle of an apartment hunt + many, many guests coming and going + easing back into life after vacation + finishing up The Maple (and I am dealing with a potato salad situation). I’ll be back to more regular blogging when life has settled down just a little bit. 

Love, 
Katie

A few photos from the most beautiful 2 week trip to Canada. 

We had our belated wedding reception/party at an AMAZING cottage just outside of Kingston. Almost every single person I love in the world was there, minus a few notable exceptions (a brother, a father, a cousin, a couple dear friends and a set of grandparents). It was one of the greatest weekends on record. We had a catered dinner on Saturday and the food was also incredible!

[sidebar: At some point I might do a post about wedding things for anyone who may be interested, because I think we did a pretty sweet job]

Before the cottage, Jess, Floris and I went to Niagara Falls and Niagara-On-The-Lake for a day of fun. After the cottage, The Dutch and I went white water rafting. We also swam almost every single day, I read and lazed about, we cooked, we hiked, we ran, we drank too much and we drove all over the freaking place. 

I also finished and mailed the postcards for my Kickstarter project. Phew. Now just have to finish the zine and I’ll be all set! 

Back to NYC tonight! We get to pick up Zoey - she’s been having a blast with her sitter. We have some visitors for the rest of the week, and I’ll be heading off to Camp Kickstarter for a few days. Then a 4th of July celebration and real life starts again. 

Follow up to this post. The most exciting thing happened today!

I hope I get chosen!!!

Meet Zoey, our new pup!

We adopted her yesterday and are so happy to welcome her to our little family. She is a 7 month old terrier mix (Wirehaired Terrier & Scottish Terrier, apparently) and is just the sweetest. A little shy and nervous - she came to NY from a high kill shelter in Georgia, and has had a pretty rough life so far - but she’s making great progress already! This lady is super chill, no barking at all, and so far she is totally cool just napping on her pillow. So far she is a little weary of walking around outside (a lot of stopping and starting again slowly), but we’ll get there one step at a time. 

After our beloved Sammy ran away in November, Floris and I have been waiting for the right time to add another friend to the mix. We still miss him every day. We recently heard about Zoey and her sister (who was adopted yesterday, too) through some of Floris’ colleagues at Etsy, and were luckily able to go say hello last night. Needless to say we fell in love, and brought her straight home!

This weekend we are going to Canada (crazy timing…), so we’ll be leaving her to chill out with the awesome dude who was fostering her, and then starting at the end of June we’ll be a full time fam jam! 

We are so thrilled to be a family of 3 again, and are looking forward to getting to know Zoey, introducing her to life in NYC, and giving her the love that she deserves. 

kickstartereveryday:

That day LeVar Burton visited Kickstarter.

Yancey and I are making the same face lol

So, this happened today.

Hello it is June! I turned the page of my calendar, and just like that it felt like summer. Hooray! We made it!

Today I am working from home, and enjoying this beautiful weather. I read in the park for a couple of hours this morning, bought some new books, and made this delicious late lunch/early dinner situation. 

It’s savoury french toast (!!) with asparagus, ramp pesto and a poached egg. It’s so good. 

Method
Mix 2 eggs, a few shakes of sea salt and pepper, the green herb of your choosing (I used krautersalz, so maybe it has things that are not basil and oregano), 1 minced garlic clove, a little paprika, a splash of milk and a generous grating of fresh parmesan cheese. Scramble that up. 

Get yourself two good sized slices of your fave bread - I used a sourdough. Set aside. 

Meanwhile boil a small pot of water with a tsp of vinegar for your poached egg. 

Meanwhile, your asparagus should be washed and trimmed. Grab a decent handful of them, and fry them in a pan with a bunch of butter and a little lemon juice until they are soft and bright green. Set aside. 

Meanwhile drench the bread in the egg mixture. In the same pan, with the lemon/butter drippings from the asparagus, fry over medium-high heat. For extra crispiness, grate a bunch of parmesan onto each piece of toast. When it’s ready to flip (browned on the other side), do that, then grate more cheese on the other side of bread.

As soon as you flip the bread, crack your egg into the pot to poach. 

After a minute or so, flip the bread again so you cook the other cheesy side. 

When the bread is done (browned & crispy) on both sides, put onto a plate. Stack the bread, and spread the pesto (you can use whatever kind of pesto you want, I used homemade ramp pesto) onto the top piece of bread. Put asparagus over top of that. 

Get your egg out of that water! Put it on top of the asparagus. Put some salt and pepper on top of the egg. Eat it all! 

Yum yum.