10 August, 2011

1 Year

Today, August 10th, marks my one year anniversary of moving to Sacramento. It's hard to believe that it's only been a year while still hard to think a year has already gone by. Where has the time gone? I had a great time or reflection and am so glad to have pursued this adventure. This year has been a quiet year for me. One that has involved a lot of self reflection. I am more self aware and confident in who I am...and grateful to have had the space to do so.

How did I celebrate? I new pair of scandals and salted caramel pinkberry. Yum.

This little guy has been my companion this year, and I'm glad he's around.

15 May, 2011

A Fun Flight

I tend to be a nervous flyer. I like the idea of flying...getting somewhere fairly quickly, not a lot of additional days have to be taken off for actually getting to your destination.


I seem to be a magnet for weird flights and/or seat neighbors. My last flight to Colorado proved to be no different. I was lucky enough to get a window seat. That always seems to help with the queasy feeling that pops up it's ugly head during turbulence. Long story short, I had an older gentleman sit next to me that proceeded to eat funions (sp??) during the entire trip. I've personally never tried them, but by the smell, I never want to. He also leaned over my seat numerous times to take photos out of the window.

Stranger+funion breath+invading my already limited space=nauseous Kim

But it was all worth it because I got to see some very dear friends of mine and witness my sister's graduation. So dispite the anti-fun(ion) plane ride,it was...true to form...a quick flight and was over quickly.

05 March, 2011

Oh Boy...

Today is the day to:

-Clean my Apt.
-Take Misto for a walk
-Buy flowers
-Charge my cell phone
-Go grocery shopping
-Finish my taxes
-Bake a birthday cake

...all those are fun and all, but the thing I'm most looking forward on my "to do" list is:


Happy Birthday Quizzle, I la' you long time!

{This photo is of the two of us a loooong time ago. My favorite part of the pic is Karley's natural highlights...and the fact that I look like a boy}

20 February, 2011

Clean House

...Is just nice!

I'll admit I'm not the tidiest of people. I'm not really messy but I'm definitely not OCD nor a clean freak. It it nice, sometimes, to do a deep clean. I did that today in my apartment.

Magic Eraser is my new B.F.F. and does the trick for cleaning base boards (who knew?).

I decided to deep clean in preparation for my sister, Karley, to come visit. Yay! And, she's coming out for her birthday. Double yay! We will be heading to San Fran and to Napa. Other than wishing it not to be frigid, I hope that we just have a relaxing and fun time together.

Growing up, we always wished we were twins and would wear the same outfits. Do you think it would be too much to get her a matching outfit?!?! That might be a little much but gives an accurate tempature reading on my excitement level.

Here's to cleaning and looking forward to having my sis (with too many nicknames to count) come and visit soon!!

14 February, 2011

Love this!

Civil Wars...LOVE! Thanks to my good friend Becca for introducing me!

Poison and Wine

13 February, 2011

The weekend project

This weekend I found a steal. I'm all about good deals on things and I think I may have just taken the cake...if I do say so myself.

I met my friend Julie and her new fiance in Vacaville for a quick cup of coffee and a bite to eat. After we parted ways, I noticed that a Home Goods store was in the same complex that our Panera had been. While in the area, I couldn't resist. I traipsed through the store and happened upon the clearance section of the furniture. I happened upon a great beauty of a nightstand. It had a marble top that was broken and the tag read "As Is $15." Mind you, the original price was $199.


I tried to see if this marble top was removable...and it was! So, I took that marble piece off and thought I could find something to put in it's place or just spray paint the whole thing.

I went to Michael's and got some slate grey paint, taped up the hardware, and went to town. I think I need to get some sand paper to make the edges look more worn.It has a little bit of a worn look, which is uber fab.

I got my oil changed during this whole trip and my steal of a deal was in the back seat. A couple of the technicians asked how I got such a good deal and I got to tell my little story. So fun!

23 January, 2011

Lessons on Living (Pt. 2)

So, I've noticed a few things since moving here to Sacramento...here's another one.

Fog and Rain and Moss.

I've only lived in Southern California and in during the Winter months, Southern California doesn't have a lot of weather change. It remains mostly the same.


since moving to Sacramento I've experience my first Northern California winter. It's nothing like Colorado, but I have noticed a few things. Like IT'S COLD! It's rainy! It's foggy!

When I mean cold, I mean it's really cold. I got rid of a lot of jackets and coats because I didn't think I needed them. But I was way wrong. It's wet and always damp. The sidewalks are even turning green from the moss and moisture.

Word to the wise. If you come visit me in the near future, make sure to bring a rain coat, umbrella, and scarf and you'll be glad you did!

{Photo Credit}

11 January, 2011

Lessons on Living

Since moving here I have learned a few things. I decided to devote some of my next blogging posts to these new lessons. I hope you enjoy.

Yesterday marks my 5 month anniversary to moving to California. Thus the idea. Dang, time has flown by. Speaking of flown, I have flown more on an airplane since moving to Sacramento than in my total years living in Denver. That either shows I have no friends or am becoming more adventurous.

You can take your pick.


Lesson 1. CRV tax.

Wtf? Why do I have to pay $1-$1.20 extra for a case of D.C. D.C.=Diet Coke. Here I think I'm getting a good deal at Safeway for the "buy 2 get 1 free" deal. It's NOT a deal when I have to pay this tax...per case. Grrrr. Maybe it's a subtle way of hinting that I shouldn't be drinking D.C. But sometimes a girl just needs one, you know?

{Photo is the Soderholm clan, minus Karin, on Christmas Eve 2010}