Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Does anyone remember that old commercial for 1-800 Collect? It's maybe one of my favorites ever. Anyway, it's true. We had a baby and it is indeed a boy. Sweet baby Felix was born back in mid January and we love him super a lot. 

We're all doing well and adjusting to another human being in the house, but I think it's safe to say that we like him enough to keep him.  

Now, some pictures.

Uhh... that's all I got. I bought a new iPod about a week ago (yay!), but forgot to get the 1000+ pictures off my old iPod before I traded it in (not yay), so if you want to see more pictures you'll have to follow me on Instagram @theredkitchenkatie and see the pictures there.

Ok, Polly, I blogged. The end.

* This post brought to you by my sister telling me to write it. I guess there are worse reasons to do things. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Peace out, pregnancy

Hey friends. It's been a long while. Let's chat.

First off, I always go back and forth (in my head) about whether or not to tell you why I take breaks from blogging from time to time, but this time I'm gonna. I got worn out. Having my book come out in November and then hosting the epic blog tour for it meant so much to me, but it was also a lot of work and by the time it was over I was ready to not blog for a little while. I still plan to do a real blog tour recap post where I'll round up links to all the fab reviews and projects from all of my wonderful blogging friends who participated, but I've come to terms with the fact that it may be weeks, even a month or two before that actually happens. I'm officially taking it off my mental "to do before baby comes" list and putting it on my "to do when I feel like it" list. Just think of it as a nice little surprise you can look forward to... sometime.

I think another reason I've been taking a break from blogging is something I didn't think about until I got on to start writing this, but here it is. This blog (much like my life right now) is very much in a transitional phase. I think most craft and sewing bloggers are more steady about how they use their blogs, but the only thing I've been consistent about with blogging over the past 5 years is the blog identity crisis I periodically go through. I've waffled back and forth over and over again about whether I want this to be a personal, ramble-y space where I can talk or if I'm going to treat it as my professional (ha!) project portfolio. The truth is, I don't think I'll ever be ready to make it strictly one or other other. I need to get over it and just let it be what it is. And while I do certainly hope to continue to share more tutorials in the coming months and years, right now I'm feeling totally worn out and the idea of publishing a tutorial (let alone just making something) sounds so exhausting to me right now. Because, can I tell you a secret?