Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hello my name is...

Well, its certainly been a while!  If you have been checking back on the blog and missed me (the five of you), I'm sorry!  I really have no excuse - I just haven't.  There is SO MUCH that has gone on in the last year in my life, let me recap (I left so much off - but the year was great so here are some fun pictures)!

Bought a house in the mountains! I followed my vision and in a short 11 months from the declaration I bought my dream cottage in the woods!  I have spent much of the year in the mountains and have loved being able to share the home with friends and family!  I alluded to it in this post

Sailed around the British Virgin Islands (I really need to do a post about this trip as it was amazing and everyone needs to rent a sailboat once in their lifetime).  Pictured below is Anegada (the most peaceful place on earth)

Spent our five year anniversary in Hawaii!  We had the most epic trip to Hawaii and got to celebrate some great work accomplishments as well as our beautiful anniversary!

Celebrated Love at multiple weddings (this is our little "family" photo from my SIL's wedding)

Enjoyed the great outdoors!

Had an amazing Mexican vacation (while also celebrating another wedding)!

Celebrated my 10 year anniversary of living in NYC.  I absolutely love that this photo was taken on my 10 year anniversary as we were flying in from spending the holidays with family!  

Cheers to more recipe creating, photo taking, art making and overall connecting with all of you! 

xoxo - KF

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hello, goodbye - Aloha

Our epic trip (a little work, a little play and a celebration of five blissful years) has come and gone! Stay tuned for a few upcoming posts (including a few video's) on our incredible trip! 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring (finally)!

This was the first week in FOREVER that I was in NYC for the whole week (and I'm not sure if I can count this whole week as I leave for a business trip tomorrow).

Every time I have a long break from the city (as in, gone for a week) my re-entry feels like a date. I'm trying to figure out if I like the person...do I want to hang out...can we make it to third base?  NYC never ceases to amaze me and every date end in the words " I love you".  I may be forward with those words, but NYC is a forward kinda town so it seems to work! 

This week was especially amazing as "she" (NYC) decided to morph from winter to spring. I could not be happier!  No more boots, puffy coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc! Not only do we get to shed our winter skin, we get to actually see blue skies. Again , I could not be happier! 

Dear NY - I love you...a lot! 

(All photos taken this week) 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Fog is like a cozy blanket that begs you to stay and snuggle a bit longer with your love.

Monday, March 31, 2014

When a house becomes a home!

There is a special time in the life of a house, almost like a transition between adolescence and adulthood. This is the first time I have experienced this magical feeling. This is my first [house] home.

This house started as a concept and a dream. Last year the dream transpired to a vision and a declaration was made. I said to the universe in March of 2013 "in five years I will own a home in the Catskills".  

At that moment I had no idea that 11 months after the declaration a sweet reality would appear. The excitement with the potential is overwhelming.  The financial process happened. Towns were explored. The house was picked.  The reality is indescribable.  Vision to reality, wow! 

This weekend was the first weekend we had guests and the house went through a puberty of sorts. A sparsely decorated home was finally full. The fullness was not physical but spiritual. The home was for the first time serving its purpose. The house became a home. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Follow your vision to achieve your goals!

Creativity is the driving force of balance in my life.  Brene Brown said it best (this is paraphrased) "there is not such thing as a creative person or a non-creative person.  There are people who use their creativity and people who don't".  Creating is almost like breath for me.  Weather it is a painting, creating cards, writing a letter, writing a blog post, photographing, drawing, etc...I HAVE to use my creativity daily to feel whole.  

One of my beautiful friends just decided to take a big step in life by moving on from a job she has been at for over 5 years.  She is leaving stability behind to follow her dreams of writing and yoga.  This step that she is taking is very inspirational and I am so proud of her.  I was sitting at my dining room table tonight and wanted to do something special for her to encourage her.  This was kind of an easy project as I knew I needed to do something writing related (hello cards) and mash this up with gorgeous yoga words.  

I recently purchased a silhouette portrait die-cut printer and have been having oh so much fun creating.  I have been experimenting with different card designs and am really loving cut out cards (the words are not printed they are actually cut out of the card.  I LOVE how the cards look and feel and I can't wait to give them to my beautiful friend. 

Check back for more designs and an exclusive giveaway soon :) 

PS - I am not loving the photo quality (its dark out and the lighting was not cooperating/I didn't want to set-up my lighting), but in the spirit of being good enough I am hitting post :)