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Monterey, Otters and Jellyfish!

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This past weekend, G and I took a trip down the coast to Monterey. We spent the weekend wandering around town in the beautiful weather.

K & G in Monterey 2


We also went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was amazing. Sea otters and jellyfish have medicinal properties, I’m telling you.

Gidget Instagram

Sea Nettles Instagram

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And now for something completely different. I wrote a book. And decided to delve into the world of self-publishing.

Consequently, I am now a published author. I know. I’m shocked, too.

self-publishing and flustered

(That’s the expression that’s been on my face since I started formatting my novel for e-book publication. Serious business, self-publishing. Not for the faint of heart.)

My novel has nothing to do with this site, food or diy crafts. It is, in fact, a romance novel of all things. But if you’re someone who likes romance novels, I thought you might be interested.

You can read all about the book and my foray into self-publishing on my author site (here). You can even sample the first five chapters of the book. Or you can bypass that and take a look at my novel over at Amazon or Smashwords.

 TFK Cover Final

Plus, you can find me all sorts of places now under my pen name, Kaitlin Ashbury. It boggles my mind that I have an Amazon Author Page.



Amazon Author Page:

Mischief Is Afoot!

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The new design and website is finally complete! This is really exciting for me because I’ve never coded anything before.

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Come on over when you have a chance and check it out!

A very special thank you goes out to the writers of the following websites, without whom coding would not have been possible.

Cats Who Code

Code It Pretty

The Flourishing Abode

If you’ve been following Life’s Little Mischiefs through WordPress, then fear not, you still can! But you’ll need to re-follow on the new site. Just come on over to Life’s Little Mischiefs and click the “Follow!” button in the sidebar.

The new site might not be perfect, but I love it. So I’m celebrating with a glass of pink champagne!

Pink Champagne Celebration

SxSW: Bright Antenna Style

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SxSW: Bright Antenna Style

Bright Antenna Records is headed to SxSW!

I’m looking forward to some lovely Texas weather and fantastic music. And, of course, prepping for the 2 parties we’re hosting on Friday. It’s going to be hectic in the best way possible.

If you’re going to be at SxSW, too, you should definitely stop by and say hi! I’ll be one of the 2 brunettes running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

The other brunette will be my co-worker, C, who basically planned the entire party herself. So she deserves major applause for that one.


Being Nice to Kaitlin (aka Envelopes Full of Relaxation) + Printables

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Being Nice to Kaitlin (aka Envelopes Full of Relaxation) + Printables

People are constantly pointing out to me that I don’t have a lot of free time. I suppose they’re right, but I keep busy because I genuinely enjoy being busy. I don’t do well sitting on the couch for hours. It makes me antsy.

But it does bring up the most excellent point that “free” time usually translates to “me” time. So being busy every night means that I don’t take time to relax, and everyone needs to relax. That’s just a fact.

Since I’m the queen of planning (I once put “be spontaneous” on a to-do list – I wish I was kidding), I decided to build Relaxation Time into my schedule. And, in an effort to make sure I don’t fill that time with other things, I created a sure-fire Relaxation Scheme.

I created 12 envelopes with 12 Be Nice To Kaitlin tasks and scattered them throughout my calendar. If it’s on my calendar, I can’t skip it, right?

Finish in Calendar
Yes, I still use a paper calendar. What can I say, I don’t trust technology. Also, it’s difficult to tape an invitation or pair of tickets to my iPhone.

If you like these cards, I made you a few printables! Click on the links and then right-click (on a Mac Ctrl+click) on the image to save.

Movie Night    Face Mask    Bubble Bath     Pedicure

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