Monday, June 10, 2013

The unpacking begins…

Just wanted to give y’all a quick update. While I’m working on my recap from the fabulous BlogHer Food 2013, Austin – this is what happened today.



The unpacking begins. Five bags of swag (which is significantly less than many people) and lots and lots and lots of dirty clothes to go through.

Numerous business cards to sort through…. NanaBread gave me this great idea: Next year I’m going to tape them into my notepad as I meet them, then I can take notes about what we talked about, what we connected on, or where they got their great shoes.



But then I got distracted.

My sister-in-law (and brother. Love you Ryan!) got me this TO DIE FOR ring from Sundance. I heart that catalog.

I want to curl up inside it, snuggle up on the Indian trade quilt, slip on the calfskin boots, wrap up in the cashmere sweater (not in Texas heat), and live. In. It.

The ring was a gift to celebrate my recently finished Master’s of Education. WOOHOO.

The job search is now in full effect as my stomach is filled with knots every morning waiting for interviews to be scheduled for a school counselor position.

The ring is a green amethyst. I googled it… supposed to bring good luck, inner peace, strengthen my intuition –

And clairvoyance.

If you’re into that sort of thing.

I am. *winks*



Oops. Got distracted again. Well NOW I can’t sort through all those business cards with that cute little dog all curled up on my bag!

Lord help me when I have kids.

I know, she’s spoiled rotten. I don’t need the lecture.



Oh muh GAWSH y’all!!! I was doing so well on my little Paleo adventure…. then BlogHer Food happened.

Today was a bad day. Went to help my great aunt with some chores before her back surgery, then she just *insisted* that we have Whataburger for lunch so she could use her free coupon, then I just HAD to have a hankerin’ for some fro-yo. So I did the bad brain thing of saying, “Well, my healthy eating is shot today, so why not REALLY blow it out of the water.”

UGH. #palmtoforehead

I’m back on the paleo bandwagon tomorrow.

BUT – the fro-yo was salted caramel corn and pistachio. Come ON y’all, it was GOOD.

ooOOoo, and I got schooled by ol’ Aunt Dorothy in how to correctly fold nurses corners on those bed corners. Maybe I’ll give y’all a tutorial.

Okie Dokie, off to start a blog recap!

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8 Responses to “The unpacking begins…”

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — June 10, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    Congrats on your masters!! You are positively the best and I’m so happy for you… ps. that ring is gorgeous! XO

    • katieb replied: — June 10th, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

      YOU are positively the best!! Here’s to new friendships!! 🙂

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    Jeanne (NanaBread) — June 10, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    So proud of you for getting your masters, Katie. Great job! And so much fun to hang out with you for BlogHerFood. We need to do this again next year. #TexasGirlsRock

    PS – ring is gorgeous
    PPS – dog is adorable

    • katieb replied: — June 11th, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

      Thanks Jeanne! Texas girls DO rock!! 🙂
      PS – you’re the best
      PPS – no, really.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 11, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Yay for getting your Master’s in Education. What a great accomplishment. I haven’t even unpacked yet and I came home Saturday night!

    • katieb replied: — June 11th, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      Thanks!! I FINALLY finished unpacking this afternoon, and shared my swag with friends. 🙂

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    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale — June 11, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    I adore you. Like giant all caps squeals and exclamation points in excess adore you.

    So glad we finally met!!!! <3 Gorgeous ring!

    • katieb replied: — June 11th, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      HA!!! The feeling is SO MUTUAL! Thanks Rachel! So glad we finally met! 🙂

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