When Life Gets You Down | Kaitlyn’s Things

By |June 3rd, 2015|

And let’s face it… Life can get you down!

Like Mondays and the end of Harry Potter Weekend.. Or those things always seem to get me down.

But when life gets your down.. there is always those certain things that help get us back up.

So with that being said I thought it was only fair to share some of […]

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

By |June 2nd, 2015|

It’s funny how much I/we share here on the blog with you.  But, as always, there’s plenty we don’t talk about, too.  Here’s some randomness I may have never shared here…


1.  I’m allergic to grass.  Really.

2.  My favorite place in the world (so far) may be the Amalfi Coast in Italy.  Could’ve stayed […]

Start Doing

By |May 19th, 2015|

Walt Disney was a genius.



I’m convinced this one belief is what distinguishes us entrepreneurs and inventors and doers from, well, not being those people.

There is a time for talking, for planning, for dreaming.  But after that’s done, get started.

Time’s a wasting.

25 Things

By |May 12th, 2015|

1.  I just wrote the post for the house we renovated on the pilot.

2.  Bless that was a lot of work.  Renovating the house AND writing that post.

3.  I’m officially old.

4.  I wear computer glasses.  Yep. Computer glasses.

5.  Clearly I don’t spend much time on my laptop.

6.  My head hurts just thinking about it.

7.  So […]

Most Unbelievable , Craziest Announcement EVER

By |April 30th, 2015|

Growing Slowly

By |April 13th, 2015|

I’ve had one of those months.

Things aren’t really lining up perfectly at work…sales are a little slower, some systems aren’t as efficient, and I’m most certainly more scattered & unorganized.  Some of my ideas aren’t panning out, and the ones that do seem to require a lot of my time–which is a little limited right now.

This doesn’t make […]

FS Grand Opening Details (& a store sneak peek)

By |March 29th, 2015|

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be a store owner, a blog/book writer, and run an online store, I’m not sure I would have believed you.  If you had told me that writing that blog would lead to all it has, I certainly wouldn’t.

After a couple of years of […]

NYC Travel Guide

By |March 1st, 2015|

For my birthday this year, Matt (who couldn’t have been any more generous/thoughtful), sent me to New York with two of my best friends and his sister, Lara, who happens to be one of my favorite people in the world.

I’m not totally sure who decides to tour New York in February in freezing temperatures, but […]

December Happenings

By |January 12th, 2015|

Hello there.

Remember me?  I’m sure some of you noticed the few weeks I went radio silent here on the blog.  Maybe not.  But I did–four-ish full weeks.

I can’t describe how good it was for me to be quiet, to focus on my family, to put my nose down in all the (other) work  projects we […]

Evolution of the Shop

By |December 4th, 2014|

I remember the summer of 2012 vividly.  I was holding on to dreams and sketching and my mind (that never rests) was in overdrive. I was writing the blog, and I had opened an online store.  I was battling the decision to homeschool Gray, had a kidney surgery, and for whatever reason, I started thinking […]

You, Me, & A Road

By |November 11th, 2014|

Sometimes life is hard.

Sometimes it rips you apart, and having flair for the dramatic notwithstanding, it kicks your butt and knocks you out cold.

Work gets hard, and marriage gets hard, and raising these kids?  It gets hard.

Life. is. hard. sometimes.

And sometimes, hard is all the time.  Hard is the new norm.  And during those times, […]

Clearing Out The Rest, & Upcoming Photo Shoots

By |September 16th, 2014|

Remember that time when I foolishly said I’d be completely organized in 3 months??

Well, needless to say that was a bit idealistic.  I will say, however, we continued all spring and summer to purge and organize, purge and organize.  I think we’ve covered everything minus one closet (that’s partially done) and the garage.  Because we […]

Are You a Bird Feeder?

By |September 9th, 2014|

When Matt and I met, I was going through a bit of a rule follower phase.

Mind you, I’d just come out of a major rule-follower-by-day-rule-breaker-by-night phase before that.  I was due some major boring rule following.

The first summer we were dating (back in 2001), we headed to the beach with my family.  I remember lying […]

Our Place in the Evening

By |August 28th, 2014|

I realized the other day that I’ve never shown our house in the evening.  Usually I have my light boxes and we are shooting bright white interiors with loads of natural light filtering in.  There’s something pretty magical about light and shadow, especially in a room and especially when the warm light is pouring in…

These […]

25 Things

By |August 26th, 2014|

1.  I’m convinced I have sort of lost my mind.

2.  No, really.

3.  I seem to misplace my head these days, and that’s just the start.

4. My keys and my phone charger–well, they’re even worse off than my head.

5.  Is that an age thing?  I’m only 32 for crying out loud.

6.  I’d like to think that […]

On Sharing a Home

By |August 19th, 2014|

Me: Honey, would you mind swinging by the antique store and picking up that door I bought?

Him: Um, what door?

Me:  The black one.  The one with the brass mail slot.

Him: Uhh.

Me:  For the laundry room.  That door.

Him:  You didn’t buy a door already?

Me:  Yes.  The black one. At the antique store.

Him: No, I mean another […]

Setting up Our School Room & Truths We’ve Learned

By |August 18th, 2014|

Three years ago, when we began homeschooling, I didn’t know how it would all turn out.  Didn’t know if we would always homeschool or if I’d go red with rage and lock myself in a closet somewhere.

I still don’t.

We will re-evaluate from year to year, and for now, this life works for us.  School is […]


By |August 11th, 2014|

Last week was tough.

There have been big decisions weighing on my mind and my heart.  The last few months seem to have picked me up and whipped me around with the winds, and while there is certainty in my life, there has also been question.

The most important things are not in question. There’s such rest in […]

What I Love About You…

By |July 23rd, 2014|

To my littlest.

I hope your birthday was so much fun, and was a time you’ll remember fondly.

I love your quiet moments.  You can be so calm and reflective.  You were my lap baby, the one who likes to hold my hand when we walk into a store or into a crowded room.  I love how you […]

Our Week in Instagram

By |July 21st, 2014|

The last couple of weeks have been a happy blur, filled with parties and life and work and some stress, but I am so grateful for it all.  I wanted to share some snippets from our Instagram account to document them all here…

Some reclaimed canvas bags we will be carrying in the shop and will […]