Artisan Picks: May 2018

EM'SAY Planters
Here are my favorite artisan picks for May. I was hoping to get this out a month ago to help inspire some fabulous mother’s day gift ideas but I fell way behind and totally missed the gift guide opportunity. Orrrrrr…maybe I’m way ahead of the game and am getting this out right in time for you to start planning next year’s Mother’s Day gift! Anywho, here’s the list of picks and keep in mind, each and everyone of these would make an excellent anytime gift. So don’t wait until next year to treat mom, or even better, yourself! Enjoy. XOXO, KTContinue Reading

Holidays 2017: New Years

Night Before New Years Eve Party
For the last five years my mother and I have hosted a “Night Before” New Years Eve party at our ranch partly inspired by Jeffrey Katzenberg’s “Night Before” the Oscars party. Though his party is all about raising money for The Motion Picture and Television Fund, ours is more about the avoidance of hosting a big New Year’s Eve bash and all that that entails. The night before the big ball drop doesn’t hold quite the same pressure for off the charts merry making and allows for a quieter, more relaxed friends and family vibe. We’re still celebrating the season and ushering in a New Year with joy and laughter just without all the popping champagne bottles, riotous countdowns and forced smooching. I look forward to it every year and start planning menus and decor early November.Continue Reading

My Almost Perfect Office Space

Calling all inspired decorators! I need your help! I have the perfect spot to call my office. A space where I can dream, plan, write, edit, research, read, and generally feel productive. A space where there are no demanding children demanding my attention. No dishes to wash, no laundry to do, no dogs to take care of (at least not my own,) no household chores begging to be done. Basically it has none of the distractions that derail my creative productivity at home. The only problem is…to be creative I kinda need to feel creative and this office space hasn’t been helping with that. In fact it’s sorta of hindered it to be honest. There’s so much that’s truly wonderful about it. The views, the beauty of the dark wood walls, the lovely purple hued plaid furniture, my great big elegant desk. It is elegant and sophisticated for sure, but it lacks…something. A certain warmth and brightness.Continue Reading

Directing!

For those of you who don’t already know this, I happen to be married to an extremely talented musician who, on occasion, allows me to collaborate with him and direct his music videos. A year and a half ago I had the extreme pleasure of directing my first video of his, It’s Your Move, and kind of had the time of my life. Since then, whenever he has a new song to promote or an upcoming album to release I pitch him my video ideas for the single and hope he goes for it! It is so incredibly fun for me to work as a story teller in this new and exciting way. To step behind the camera and literally call the shots for a change. I’ve been acting since I was 11 years old and have found directing these short, three minute movies to be a wonderfully refreshing change of pace. I love to give Josh a hard time and joke that I’m the only one who will do these videos for free, but really he’s the one doing me a great favor and I could not be more grateful.Continue Reading