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.

you just called my friend fat.

file this one under nonsense, y’all. a weird thing happened in my social media world a couple weeks ago and i’ve been sitting on this a while figuring out what i wanted to say and how to say it. because it was so freaking stupid on so many levels. so here goes. a friend of […]

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stick a fork in me

I’m done, y’all. I am sitting on my front porch at ten-something Monday night, slathered in Miss Girl’s various eczema meds after bath time, listening to the rain and drinking one last glass (?) of wine. the long weekend has been a whirlwind of pool time, cookouts and random bulk cooking with a smattering of […]

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motherhood: a no wuss zone

(photo: Sarah Esther Witherington) i desperately wanted to do a mushy post about what i love about being a mom. everybody loves a list! especially for a holiday like Mother’s Day! it would be super positive. it would be sweet and touching, with a cute anecdote here or there thrown in. y’all would feel all […]

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Friday favorites: blog shout-outs!

do y’all fight the urge to start like every third post with something along the lines of “OMG, things have been so crazy — sorry i haven’t posted so much lately!” i sure as hell do. Spy finally got home from his travels on Wednesday, so i’m hoping this weekend things will get more back […]

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May first: lights. camera. action!

i know i’m a few days past the first here, but Hollywood simply won’t schedule their activities around my posting schedule. gaaahh. who do they think they are? anyway, you got it, guys. earlier this week, my monthly first was being an extra for a movie! mum’s the word about what or where or who until it’s showing […]

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7 things i’ve learned in 7 years of marriage

seven years ago this afternoon, Spy and i got married at pre-Revolutionary Yeocomico Church, where Mary Ball Washington’s family and the Lee family once worshiped. we followed up with photos at the family rivah house and a reception at one of the finest old Richmond clubs, complete with Confederate generals on the walls and juleps […]

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Friday favorites

yay for Friday! i don’t know about y’all, but i am battling a serious bout of spring fever and am having an incredibly hard time keeping my butt in my seat at work instead of escaping outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather! i think there’s a patio with a glass of wine somewhere calling my name […]

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real neat blog!

woosh. it has been a heck of an evening. i have a lot of things about the day rolling through my mind to write about  — some realizations, some good times and maybe a belated Wine Wednesday. but for now, Spy just left in a whirlwind of activity, including Miss Girl and me having road […]

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Sunday supper: pesto-crusted salmon

wow. i think this might be the first actual meal i’ve cooked in something like 2 weeks! pasta and doctoring a pizza do not count. i totally loved the break, but getting back into a regular routine has been tough this week with Miss Girl being sick Monday and Tuesday (i totally blame her nose […]

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one lovely blog!

and i thought i wouldn’t have anything to write about once i got done with all my France posts. ha! thanks to the lovely K. Leighann over at My Road to Motherhood, i’m psyched to have some fodder for a couple posts and of course am competely flattered to have been nominated for the One […]

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Colmar: fin de la route

our drive through wine country ended in Colmar, just 45 miles south of where we’d started our day on the Route des Vins. we all were a little sad that this was the last stop on our journey before heading back toward Paris the next day, and a final night at an airport hotel and […]

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Strasbourg: return to civilization

having lived there for 2 years several years ago, Spy laughed at my assertion that Strasbourg would feel like the epitome of refined urban living after what i’d endured at Marne-la-Vallée. i’m happy to say i was right. this adorable city treated me to a proper hotel with a life-changing shower situation (no joke) and internet […]

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France: pausing transmission

gaah. France. your internet. i just can’t. no, i mean, literally. i really can’t. between small, non-chain hotels, being in the country and trying not to data roam ourselves into $1,000,000 phone bills, my ability to connect to the world outside has been spotty, to say the least. psyched to get an internet login at […]

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Paris: eat. sleep. explore. repeat.

well, after a totally insane Friday (i got everything done, y’all!) and 8 hours on a plane “sleeping” like a contortionist (though apparently was so out by the time i served breakfast, i totally missed the whole thing), we made it! all i can say is that the first leg of our 10 days in […]

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au revoir, y’all!

in exactly 12 hours, i’ll be on a plane to Paris for our French Spring Break. i can hardly believe we’ve been talking about and planning this trip for nearly 4 months, now! and i can hardly believe the ton of merde that still needs to happen in the next 12 hours to get us there. ugh. […]

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weekend scenes

woo-hoo! we survived, y’all. this was the single busiest weekend we’ve endured enjoyed since i don’t know when! i’m currently relishing a Sunday night moment of calm before it all starts again. before we finally leave for France on Friday night, Spy and i will see our beloved Hartsfield-Jackson just about more than we will […]

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munch out on your lunch out: Bellwoods Social House

this is a quick one. but so well worth a mention! i was out running errands on the Westside earlier this week. having dropped off all the dry cleaning, i looked around and wondered what i should do until my 2:00 meeting. Optimist? raw bar & martinis seemed extravagant by myself. i wasn’t exactly in the mood […]

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happy National Chaos & Destruction Day!

so, according to Facebook, it is National Puppy Day. apparently Hallmark has been replaced in the business of creating non-holiday holidays for people to get in a tizzy about now that we have Facebook. sheesh. when i mentioned the “holiday” to Spy this morning, he asked if every day wasn’t National Puppy Day. i mean, […]

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newsflash: basics no longer standard

that’s right. this post really is about the most boring shirt you ever saw. the image isn’t just a clever metaphor for some deeper statement about the comfort of blandness in our ever-complicated world. this is literally just a story about the un-fucking-believable lengths i went to this morning to be a good mom, and […]

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