Tribute to my friend Lara

This is a tribute to my dear friend Lara.  We’ve lived in two different cities together and recently she helped me move halfway across the country to yet another home away from home.  I am thankful to have such a sweet, creative, intelligent friend who provides so much joy + inspiration in my life.

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Katie + Lara, December 2014, Colorado

We didn’t have much time for road trip photos, but we managed to snap a few of the in between moments.  Here Lara is making me laugh as we use the remaining produce in the refrigerator to make what turned out to be a very “Earthy” juice for the road trip.lara_kms002

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extra fancy carrot worthy of documentation

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I’ll miss having Lara in my kitchen!

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Glittering fox spirit guide for the road trip

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chilly winter views, south of Denver

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Lara’s adorable road trip sandal/sock combo. Yes, she lifted heavy boxes while wearing these. She’s phenomenal.

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hello winter, it’s been a while…

Lara helped unpack, too!  She’s a real trooper.  And the best part is that she let me dress her up and style her for some photos with all the random stuff we unpacked.  Ain’t she something else!?

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discovery: nail polish at altitude has an attitude

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the cutest one!

Lara recently challenged me to do the #stopdropandyoga challenge.  In response I created these two yoga videos below for her this week.  They include two songs that we listened to on repeat while on our road trip.  They’re very meditative and somewhat sleepy songs, so I’m not sure how we stayed awake with this soundtrack while traveling through the dark, lonely roads of eastern Utah, but somehow we managed.

Song – “Asleep” by The Smiths

Song- “Magpie to the Morning (Bonus Track)” by Neko Case

If you like yoga and are in the San Diego area please take my friend Lara’s Ashtanga class at Namaste Pacific Yoga and Wellness Center in Hillcrest.  Her class is challenging, restorative, and you’ll be just as mesmerized as I am by her Southern charm.


Red adapter where are you?

I lost the red adapter to my snap fastener plier kit.  It’s a tiny, circular piece of red plastic that would maybe fit on my pinky finger.

It’s gone & there will be no fastening of snaps today.  I swear I put it exactly where it should be in a large Ziplock bag along with all the extra snap pieces and the pliers.  I think I might have to buy a whole new kit just to get this red piece of plastic back in my toolbox.  This is so not me.  I’m not the type to lose essential pieces of tiny red plastic.  It’s amazing how aggravating misplacing something can be, especially if it prevents you from your ultimate goal.

Then while attempting to distract myself I came across this video today (posted on two favorite blogs: Door Sixteen & Miss Moss) and somehow the irritation just floats away when I watch it.  It’s a video of Mariachi Connecticut performing for a beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium.  Put aside the fact that the beluga is in captivity for one minute and 45 seconds and just let the beauty of this creature and the melodious Mariachi music put you in a good mood too.


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