Kristin

Hey, y’all. i’m Kristin. I live in Atlanta, where I have a full-time job in advertising and a part-time obsession with figuring out what I really want to do when I grow up. I'm always adding to my extensive collection of unfinished writings, to-do lists and crossword puzzles. I’m a book club failure and can’t follow a recipe to save my life. I hate running, but i try to do it anyway. because, well, fat. If there were more hours in the day, I would sleep more, write more, explore more . . . and probably run more. My life usually feels epically chaotic, but I'd honestly be bored to death if it wasn’t. (And there’s always a Chardonnay in the fridge if things get to be just too much!) When can find the time, I write about it all.

Sunday supper: early Easter

the travel schedule around here has been insane lately. this time, Spy is off to Richmond this evening for an overnighter to check on family. in the scheme of things, it could be tons worse, but as much as he’s been gone for work the past couple months, it feels like we’re merely ships passing […]

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0-14 in 4 minutes

having just celebrated Miss Girl’s fourth, birthdays and growing older are top of mind around here. watching Lotte grow up in this gorgeous time lapse video by Dutch artist and filmmaker,  Frans Hofmeester,  made me well up a little thinking about my little girl growing up. and at the fact that i’m so totally not proactive or […]

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forty__________.

if it’s a day in April, it must be someone’s birthday in this household. after the whole four extravaganza, i was honestly too mentally exhausted to even think about Spy’s birthday today. and no, there will definitely not be a celebration or post for Parker’s birthday on Wednesday. i did at least manage to throw together […]

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four.

cannot believe Miss Girl had another birthday this weekend! god, i must be getting old. we celebrated her fourth with all the appropriate fanfare, including nearly 20 friends, a bounce house and cupcakes. and of course some adult beverages for the mommies and daddies. after weeks of discussion, we finally settled on a Pajamas in the Park theme, […]

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Sunday Supper: lazy basics

it has been an insane few weeks. with the husband half a world away and me holding down the fort as a working single mommy and planning a certain someone’s 4th birthday party all on my own, cooking real food has been one of the absolute last things on my list. chicken nuggets for dinner again? sure. […]

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i am a statistic . . .

i know, i know. crickets have been chirping over here lately on the diet updates front. i’ve been too ashamed to write myself through what’s happened over the past few weeks. after a totally solid first 3 weeks of hitting my goals more or less, feeling great and losing 5 pounds, i completely fell off […]

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the Thai offensive

photo: OnMyPlate.co.uk that year, in early in January, the famous Miser brothers made one of their annoying little deals that they make from time to time. the two agreed that Heat Miser would let his brother, Snow Miser, put the freeze on Southtown that Monday morning (itty-bitty snowflakes, schools closed for days and all). and in return, […]

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the Christmas shoot

so here we are. it’s the middle of November and time to start diving into the annual Christmas card project. and here i am with no family photo. coordinating with our regular photographer this fall for our annual family shoot proved to be impossible. given the current financial circumstances around here, it was probably an […]

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midweek matinee: The Informers

continuing the Bret Easton Ellis theme from last time, i reached back a few years to this one. kind of like the sequel to Less Than Zero, there are a lot of similar personalities, themes and even re-appearing characters (or mentions of them), which i always love. but as the credits rolled, i honestly had […]

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agency afterlife: week 6

you know what’s fun today? not even talking about how busy i’ve been with freelance and looking for a job in the past week. yeah! it is 3 days before Halloween, for god’s sake. i have a gorgeous, ridiculous 3.5 year old who is going to be a silly skeleton (or sellican, like pellican, as […]

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just (not) read: Z

normally, i love these kinds of stories that are a deeper dive into people and events i already know and love. not sure if it’s Fowler’s writing style or the voice she created for Zelda, but i just can not seem to care about any of it. i’ve spent maybe 2 months getting less than […]

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new product writing: back to basics

wow. i’ve had a crazy few weeks doing some freelance writing for a new social/productivity app that’s about to launch. i haven’t officially been NDAed, but feel like it’s not appropriate to give details right now. what i will do, though, is give the details of what this project has helped me remember. because there’s […]

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agency afterlife: week 4

(photo: LuckyPonyShop) we just got back from a wonderful 4-day weekend in New York, visiting friends and playgrounds across the city and on both sides of the river. the weather turned out absolutely fallish and perfect for all-day wandering. the generosity of the two sets of friends who invited us to their homes and actually […]

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midweek matinee: The Canyons

even Bret Easton Ellis called this a cold, dead movie . . . about cold, dead people. and it is so classically his work. an hour and a half of fucked up people with too much money and too few morals doing fucked up things to themselves and each other. depressing and fantastic. the story […]

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that’s a wrap!

i can’t count the number of times over the past 6.5 years that i fantasized about writing my farewell email to Razorfish. there were angry versions, sappy versions, breezy versions, short versions, long versions, versions that included video, song lyrics and animated gifs, versions that referenced inside jokes and ghosts of other fallen fish . […]

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midweek matinee: The Bling Ring

love this film. so shallow and so shocking that people really live like this. like an accident i couldn’t turn away from. but in keeping with the shallow theme, none of the characters or their relationships are developed with any depth at all. i’m certain it was on purpose, but it left me longing to […]

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there will be f-bombs

now that i’m picking this writing thing back up again, here’s an important note. in real life, i curse. a lot. well, usually a lot more than my husband would like, but less around him. sorry. i was a sailor in a past life. or maybe that’s just fucking advertising. but it’s me. and while […]

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just read: Indescretion

completely not ideal to finish this on the plane to Vegas and be left with nothing to read poolside the whole weekend. alas, i was so engrossed, i just kind of assumed it would keep going simply because i wanted it to. loved the twists in this love-story-gone-wrong. halfway through, i knew someone would end […]

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#weloveatl

such a silly include, but really happy to have been a part of the #weloveatl Instagram show that opened at Young Blood Gallery last night. the goal of the effort is to bring the citizens of Atlanta together to tell simple & authentic photographic stories of their love for the city and the people that […]

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