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.

my first crush

oh, how did you guess this is one of The Daily Post’s prompts? the first real-person crush i remember must have been in maybe 5th grade? i remember hanging out with my friend Jodie a lot that summer, because she lived across the street from Ricky Whats-His-Name (5th grade was a long time ago, y’all). […]

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Friday favorites: Labor Day edition

soooo looking forward to the long weekend! who’s with me?? the beginning of September always gets me energized to get things organized and (re)start some good new habits. to that end, i have a huge to-do list to tackle over the next 3 days, but instead of feeling overwhelmed i’m excited! here are a few […]

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5 things i will not be packing for school lunch

i have extremely little to offer for today’s NaBloPoMo prompt, “What is/was your favourite thing to pack for school lunch?” as a child, i mostly ate school lunches. until i got to high school, when i mostly bought a Diet Coke, chewed some gum and saved my lunch money for cigarettes and Chanel lipsticks. it […]

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September first: yurts so good!

first time camping in forever, y’all! and definitely my first time staying in a yurt. 19 went into the woods. 19 came out. there were no lions, tigers or bears. though there may have been a racoon, a tarantula and a coven of witches performing a full moon ceremony. true story. all in all, our […]

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Friday favorites: into the woods!

in just a few hours, we’ll be heading to Tugaloo State Park with 4 other families for the weekend. 9 adults, 10 kids (omg, how did we get outnumbered??), 4 yurts and 2 pontoon boats for 2 nights of unlimited fun. we are so excited! the other 4 families are all neighbors or former neighbors. […]

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Sunday, lazy Sunday

you know what i usually never do on Sunday (or any other day for that matter)? nothing. Spy is kind of a master at it. and that’s not a dig. i’m actually a little jealous of his ability to just relax. me, i’m usually the one never sitting down always running around the house cleaning […]

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summer sunset: fin!

  my numbers are off. somehow i lost track of the weeks. i think my math was bad. i maybe messed up at the beginning. or the middle. or just now. high school calculus be damned, math never was my strong suit. and in the meantime, 10 weeks of summer have passed. the end seemed so much […]

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wine Wednesday: Good Morning Sunshine!

it’s been a while. i have been dealing with a lot of uncertainty, uncomfortable-in-my-own-skin-ness and overscheduling on both the work and home fronts, seemingly all summer. i’m holding a post on all that until it is perfect, you know because i have time for perfection (gaaahhh), so stay tuned and sorry for the blackout. the good […]

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out of the zone

do you ever feel uncomfortable? not like “i can’t fit into my skinny jeans after 6 weeks of holiday parties” uncomfortable. no, i mean like the kind of uncomfortable that creeps up from out of nowhere then lurks just over your shoulder for days on end — it’s out of sight, but you can feel […]

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summer sunset: week 7.5

my, how time flies! we have been having fun, i suppose, but i mean where on earth has the summer gone? school starts a mere 3 weeks from yesterday! THREE WEEKS, y’all! between that realization, having just finished up our big summer vacation and working on a holiday campaign for a retail client, my mind’s […]

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behind the door

well, The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge to share an image of a door got updated this morning literally right after i decided i would go for it and write this post. okay, so whatevs. this is more a story than a photo, anyway. it’s definitely not a great photo. nor is it a great door. […]

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wine Wednesday: Southern Slush

so, this is vacation drinking, y’all. Spy took the kids down to a cute little craft market at Tybee Lighthouse the other day and brought me back this: Southern Slush from Savannah Signature Sweets. yep. it’s exactly what it sounds like. a frozen wine cocktail. no shame. last year’s random, fruity indulge was old-school berry-flavored […]

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munch out on your lunch out: beach edition

even though we just bought like $1,000,000 worth of groceries for the week, when the kids said “let’s eat lunch out!” we couldn’t say no to a stroll up the beach to one of our favorite spots on Tybee Island. North Beach Bar & Grill is the quintessential beach bar, but with really good food. […]

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Friday favorites: beach edition!

happy Friday, y’all! i feel like it’s been a while. June was a crazy month between just the usual household shenanigans, the bout of death and  drama that descended and some work stuff i won’t/can’t go into. but i feel like things are getting back to normal around here . . . whatever normal is. […]

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Sunday supper: gypsy chicken

so remember a couple weeks ago when i got that box of goodies from that nice lady in California? well the wine has been amazing, i mean like every single bottle i’ve cracked open. but there are still a few pantry items i haven’t yet gotten into. so tonight, bored with the same old 16 […]

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summer sunset: week 4

sorry, y’all. this is not a fun post. it has not been a fun week. on the heels of having to suddenly put down our cat, Parker, last Saturday, i learned Tuesday that a dear friend and former co-worker had died in a car accident the night before. Pedro was 28 and one of the […]

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summer sunset: week 3

wow, a lot has happened in the past 2 weeks. that’s all immo say to intro this edition of my summer recap series! read on. hope y’all are having a wonderful summer so far! the past 2 weeks’ top lessons camp is exhausting. for everyone. by the end of the first 2 weeks, Miss Girl […]

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June first: on the way to the rivah

though i’ve done several of The Daily Post’s post challenges, i haven’t yet done one of their photo challenges, so here goes this month’s first! this week’s challenge: In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else. a long, long time […]

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summer sunset: week 1

  okay, everyone. this week’s sunset review is the first of 11, so settle in. at least 11 is the number of weeks in my head for Miss Girl’s summer break. i am pretty sure i paid for 10 weeks of summer camp and we’ll have 1 week at the beach (?) i could be […]

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