Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween

just a quick happy halloween to all of my fabulous readers! i hope that you all are happily sporting your halloween costumes or at best sporting some fabulous fall fashion in black or spartan alumni have no excuses for lack of black and orange!

for those with kiddos please post pics of costumes...and if you wear a costume and don't have kiddos, please post pics too!
happy october 31st!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

no place like home for the holidays

that's right...katie and pace are heading back to utah for christmas! and we are so excited!

we will be in utah from december 24th until december 29th. anyone wanting to do breakfast, lunch, dinner, shopping or drinks...just let me know! i will be a very busy katie for these 5 days...hardly a vacation! i know, it is a little early for christmas planning, but i just booked my airfare this morning and i am just so incredibly excited right now. when i get back on the 24th, i will have been gone for 16 weeks!!!!!

soo excited to see a white christmas.


i'll be home for christmas!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


i will explain the picture in a minute.

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bored. yup, that is what i am. i had a rough, rough, night. had a little girls night with kari, katie2, angel and dania. hey guys, i have friends down here! needless to say as katie2 is an incredible chef, she can also make incredible cocktails. and, the rest is history. so, on my day of rest and recovery i am playing on my computer and blogging. oh and watching awesome halloween movies...such as hocus pocus and the poltergeist. i remember the poltergeist being much scarier. anyway, i am putting up another tag.

the rules for this tag: go into your "my pictures" file and post the 4th picture that comes up. give your readers a little background of the picture.

my pic: this pic was taken by pace while we were on the battleship missouri, pearl harbor, hawaii. i am sure that if the fed's got a hold of this picture that they could arrest me as there was a huge sign on the battleship that said something like "don't touch anything you find on this ship. this ship is a war memorial and we will arrest you if you pick up the phone katie jenkins!" so i totally had to pick up the phone. i am making a silly face because typically i am not a "rule breaker", pace dared me to do it and i was a little affraid of getting busted on the battleship. all in all i would have to say this picture is probably one of my favs from the trip.

i would love to see what ya'll have in your pics!
have fun.

seen 99 red balloons...

or something like it. this was a really fun tag! copy and paste the list below, then highlight (with the color of your choice) the things on the list you have done in your life.

hmm...i am not very exciting! and there are soo many things on this list that i really want to do...and some that i don't ever ever want to do!


1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen an eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Speak a different language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Played in the mud
53. Kissed in the rain
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a pottery class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Been called for jury duty
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Friday, October 17, 2008

fabulous fall favorite

for those of you still in the salt lake valley...please do a favor for me...

please go to garnder village and see the witches! this is a fall favorite of mine and it is breaking my heart that i am not there to see them! especially when this morning i had a phone call from my adorable "niece" maddie telling me that she was going to go see the "punkin patch and the witches"... "katie, you coming with us?"

no. katie won't be seeing the witches at gardner village or the "punkin patch". sigh. but, she will go to the beach and enjoy the sun for anyone willing to trek to gardner village and see the witches!

they also have fabulous fall fashion really is a win win for everyone.
as much as i want you to vote in the election, i want someone to go see the pumpkin patch and witches at gardner village for me!

i am begging...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

eight is great

technically there were 8 brady's if you don't include alice...anything that can be related back to the brady bunch has to be fabulous! wonder i like working so much! if i am not working, i am just playing on the computer blogging! if you hadn't already guessed it...i don't work tomorrow! for those who are bored here are my great eights!

8 tv shows i love to watch:
1. project runway
2. top design
3. football...anyw channel, any day of the week, any level
4. the rachel zoe project
5. the hills
6. what not to wear
7. tabatha's salon takeover
8. the office

(honestly, i don't know what i would watch if i didn't have bravo! they account for 50% of my favs!)

8 favorite restaurants:
1. beach fire
2. el torito
3. in and out...yes, it counts as a restaurant because i go in and sit down
4. morelias
5. la puente
6. biaggis
7. cheesecake factory
8. mac grill...i miss you c-note!

8 things that happened yesterday:
1. bought new black jeans that i have been eyeing for quite some time
2. watched project runway
3. saw blaine from project runway in my vs store
4. slept until 9 am...a big deal for me
5. wore my hair down and straight for the first time in two weeks...i missed my curly hair and pony tail!
6. wished i had more comfortable shoes...not cuter or more fabulous...just slightly more comfy!
7. cleaned my kitchen
8. had a diet coke for the first time in ten days...i feel weak.

8 things i look forward to:
1. going to disneyland to celebrate thanksgiving...a perfect way to spend the holiday if you have to be away from family...
2. seeing a white christmas...and truly appreciating how much i heart snow!
3. seeing my family...not sure when exactly...but every day i look forward to hugging my mom and dad!
4. the holidays...a fantastic excuse for me to decorate and accessorize my apartment once every four weeks.
5. long term...pace graduating
6. getting time frame so don't anyone get excited yet.
7. being a mom...four boys if i have my way...and yes, i know i will spend my 30's pregnant...
8. living abroad...hopefully within the next three years

8 things i love about fall:
1. football
2. cool weather
3. jackets
4. sweaters
5. boots
6. scarves
7. carving pumpkins
8. christmas music...yes, this starts in the fall. i will truly miss kosy 106.5...they start christmas music on november 1st! brilliant!

8 things I wish for:
1. not feeling lost when i make a wrong left turn!
2. weight loss
3. cool temperatures
4. another candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
5. health and happiness for my loved ones
6. a winning week in my fantasy football league
7. to travel the world...and to live somewhere fabulous
8. that i will never be so vein as to fill my boobs and/or lips with synthetic materials just because i can.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


perfect title for a perfect blog. don't know if anyone else is a fan of project runway...but i have become a HUGE fan! surprised that this is the first you have heard of too! i just realized as i was watching the fifth season of fabulous season finale that i have yet to dedicate a post to my new found favorite!

ahh...i especially love that michael kors is a judge...oh how i love him. so, tonight was the last episode. very sad. luckily, bravo loves to show reruns! pace and i have made a new tradition while down here in the oc. wednesday nights we get home from school/work we eat a quick dinner then watch "top design", "project runway" and "it's always sunny in philidelphia". pace just said our routines were "k fabulous"...and he is right!!! this routine is k fabulous!

so tonight in the words of heidi klum, who i have developed a recent crush on. and i am NOT to proud to admit it...hello...if i could look like anyone it would be heidi klum. anyway, in the words of the beautiful heidi klum...

auf wiedersehen!

good bye project runway and congratulations leanne.

ps...good bye michael kors...i will also miss our wednesday night dates. good thing your shoes are still available at nordstrom. we will always have our 15 minutes in the shoe department.

Monday, October 6, 2008's that important.

please visit the link below. pass it on to five friends...or cheat like me and post the link on your blog and hope that five people will view it...and pass it on to their friends.

it is actually quite amazing that this is the first politically motivated post. for those who really know me...i am sure you have been anxiously awaiting for me to jump up on my soapbox. but, i am not going to. i am not excited about the upcoming election...not sure what i am going to do yet. not going to jump up on my soapbox i have no box to jump up on! other than this...

watch the video and please please please...


happy birthday to me...

so for those of you who don't know. i spent my first birthday in california...alone. pace had to return to utah for one of our best friends weddings. congratulations to angie and aaron! no worries. i couldn't go back to utah for the wedding...too soon to request a weekend off of work. pace did earn extra extra special brownie points for overnighting my birthday card to me...seriously, so sweet. he didn't know how else it would get to me on he just sent it to me special delivery on thursday when he got back to utah!

i was fortunate enough to spend the day doing things any girl would love...sort of. i was able to get up bright and early, shower up and head right to the dmv. yes, that is right, the dmv. my utah drivers license expired on my birthday and the state of utath takes forever to renew drivers licenses over the internet...up to twelve weeks i found out! so, needless to say, now i am officially a californian...drivers license and all!

once the dmv debacle was over i went to lunch and shopping with noella, one of the other managers from my store. she was so sweet to spend almost her entire day off with me...we have only known eachother for two weeks and we just became friends instantly! we had lunch at the cheesecake factory and then went shopping at the mall. i found some of the cutest christmas decorations at this fabulous store called the daisy shoppe...adorable. i will be spending lots of my extra time and money here...once i find the extra time and money! anyone who wants, feel free to send me extra money...and time if you have it!

friday night i went to dinner with kari. a longtime friend of pace's and a new found friend of mine! kari and i met while i was living in san francisco and we just clicked. she is the only other person i know who can dedicate an entire evening to sitting on a patio and discussing our favorite fall footwear. no wonder we get along so well...we both love boots! we went to this fabulous, fabulous restaurant called beach fire grill. best atmosphere, big comfy ratan furniture on their patio, live music...ah it was truly amazing. plus it was in this super new, up and coming area called ladera ranch. (pace and i are going back there this thursday for my officially birthday date celebration!)

so, needless to say i had a fabulous fabulous birthday. thank you to everyone (noella, kari...lady at the dmv) who helped to make my day special in california. and thanks to everyone back in utah who called emailed or sent me a present...truly awesome!

here's to the next year... happy big 26 to me!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

i heart wine

a little shout out to my mama! she actually gave me my first birthday present last week. it was part birthday and part house warming.
a fabulous bottle of francis ford coppola's "rosso" california red wine, two fabulous glasses and a coaster made from the wine label!

for anyone looking to find a new fun wine...i highly suggest this one!

(for you italian speakers reading my blog...and i know there are a few...hope that is the right word to say delicious...i googled it!)