Posts by tag: Party

I’m all about trying new things and eyelash extensions were definitely at the top of my list. I’m sure we’ve all tried the glue-on ones from the drugstore. You know, the ones that never really stick, are too big for your eyes or just look way too fake. Well, I finally got the chance to really just go for it at Deka Lash in Naperville and let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. The talented and patient Kaily, applied a full set of lashes on me. It’s been about a week, so I feel that I’m well acquainted with them. I’m so glad I got them done when I did, perfect for celebrating New Years with a bang! Here is everything you need to know before you head to the salon and change your look from pretty to va-va-va voom!  What To Expect The vibes at […]

If you’ve never participated in a White Elephant game/gift exchange before, you are missing out! I previously talked about shopping for Ugly Christmas Sweaters and how my best friend has been throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater party for a decade now. At her party every year we play White Elephant. Now if you’ve never played before, here are the rules. 1. Each player brings one wrapped present. 2. Players draw numbers to determine what order they go in. 3. Players sit in a circle where they can see all of the gifts. 4. The first player selects a gift and opens it. 5. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pile or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen can choose a new gift or steal someone else’s gift. 6. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a […]

I’ve been going to the same Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for almost a decade now! You could say it’s a Christmas Tradition. I’ve worn lots of ugly sweaters in the past 10 years, lucky for you I couldn’t find any photos to share with you. The funny thing is, these days Ugly Christmas sweaters aren’t so “ugly” anymore. Some of them are actually pretty cute! For those needing help finding a funny and inexpensive ugly Christmas sweater, look no further! Or if you just want a good laugh at some of those sweaters, this one’s for you too. {Shop by clicking on the item from the above image or the links below.} // Festive AF // Flying Unicorn // Deer Hoodie // Fa La La Llama // // Sleigh My Name // Dress // Single & Ready To Mingle // // Bye Felicia // Santa Poncho // Filthy Muggle // […]

I don’t normally talk about my birthday this much, but I thought why not. It’s a great opportunity to share my life with you. Yesterday was my 33rd birthday, so today I’m sharing 33 things I learned over the past year. (33 thing I’ve learned this year in no particular order.) 1. 33 is not old, neither is 50 2. Everyday is a day worth celebrating 3. Moisturize everyday 4. Under eye cream is a lifesaver 5. You can never get enough sleep 6. Dress size doesn’t matter as long as I feel comfortable 7. Remove the lint from the dryer lint trap before every cycle 8. Command strips are amazing 9. When you buy a house, closing costs are way more than you think 10. Decorating a home is so much fun 11. Who my true friends are 12. Real friends are not only the ones you talk to […]

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Whoa…it has been a hot minute! I’ve been a little MIA lately, just super busy. Also I’ve been in a little bit of a funk and not feeling very creative. I think what I need is to be better at planning and organizing my thoughts. So welcome back to Lifestyle by Katie! I’ve got several Spring fashion posts cued up and my first one is on a transitional piece that will help you get out of your Winter wardrobe and into Spring fashion faster! When it’s still in the 30’s during the first week of April, you believe Spring will never arrive! Ok, that’s pretty dramatic but seriously I am sick of this weather! I want to start wearing all the hot Spring trends but it’s still too cold. I recently picked up this long sleeve sheer top that I have a feeling I’ll be […]