Kayti VS. The World


25 November 2015


Anonymous Acts Of Kindness While I am thankful for any time I receive an anonymous act of kindness, what I'm actually thankful for is being able to provide them. I think that anonymity is really what makes these little acts of kindness so rewarding. I always feel so good after doing something nice for someone, especially someone you don't know. I think that's what makes it feel so genuine and raw. Some easy ways to share an anonymous act of kindness: Leave flowers on someone's doorstep, pay for someone's coffee in line behind you, leave a generous tip or leave some treats in your break area at work with a note for co-workers to help themselves.

Warm Clothes & A Bed To Sleep In It's starting to get cold here in the PNW and when there's a day that I forget my scarf, or don't wear my big warm coat - I am painfully aware of it all day. There are a lot of people who don't have the ability to buy warm coats, scarves and mittens and a lot of people who don't have somewhere they know they can go home to and be warm and sleep in a bed. I'm very grateful that I know I always have somewhere I can go and be safe and warm.

Late Sunrises Because let's be real, although it may be worth it, no one wants to wake up at 4 to make a 5 o clock sunrise. I'm sorry - that's just too much for a night owl like me. But 7:30 sunrises - now that's doable. And in my book, a sunrise beats a sunset ANY day and is so great for photography. Especially coupled with this foggy weather we've been having lately.

Simple Pleasures Simple pleasures. The easy things you can do for yourself that instantly make you a happier, calmer and more relaxed person. Some of my personal favorites are long hot showers, a really good hug, clean sheets, snuggling during a storm, fresh snow and a nice rich cup of hot cocoa. I'm actually going to be doing two of these things in about an hour and then one more about an hour after that. Counting down the minutes.

Resilience And The Ability To Start Over This one is really personal for me, but with the amount of change I've done this year my ability to be resilient and start new chapters of my life that I didn't think I was going to be able to. This year I've made a huge change in my health and diet and lost about 30 lbs in less than three months. I also started seeing someone again and it's serious. After my last (and extremely toxic) relationship which left my so emotionally fucked, I didn't ever want to see anyone again. It took me a long time to get to a place where I loved myself again and this year, almost three years after ending my last relationship, I met someone who makes me love myself a little more. I also have started on new business ventures which I never thought my anxiety would even allow me to consider. The soul is capable of a lot. At times it might feel broken or like you can't overcome certain aspects of your life. But persevere. I promise you that you too have a resilient soul and can bounce back from any hardships that life throws your way, if you just give yourself the chance.

What are you thankful for this year?


24 November 2015

It seems like it's become an annual tradition for me now to make this sickeningly large trip to Micheal's after I get all of my Christmas shopping done. I then proceed to spend a small fortune on supplies just to wrap my Christmas gifts. This year I'm going to try and be a little bit smarter about how I go about utilizing wrapping supplies. I love the color scheme of this first collage and, as I'm sure you can tell from all of the images gathered here, I'm a big fan of taking plain brown wrapping paper and using little bits to spruce it up. SPRUCE it up. See what I did there? Last year I used actual jingle bells (is that even what they're called?) and attached them to each gift but that ended up being kind of a nightmare. This year I think I'll opt for some nice cranberry branches like the first photo above.

I think of all of these I'm most in love with the bottom right design. I like that everything kind of seems chaotic, you have different sizes and shapes and even the ribbons and ties are different but it all follow the same color scheme. Not sure if I would use two different kinds of tree branches though, if I end up going with this wrapping design this year I'll probably end up using all Douglas Fir. It smells the best and I love the way the course texture looks against the smoothness of the actual gift wrap itself. Do you guys have any of your own "go-to" designs when it comes to Christmas wrapping? Please share comments, post photos or leave links to your Pinterest boards below! I'd love to take a look!


23 November 2015

The Craft Cocktail Party Book - Amazon | Kate Spade Ear Jackets - Bloomingdales | Petrified Wood Serving Board - Terrain | Stargazer Lights - Terrain
White Onyx Coasters - One King's Lane | Oribe Scented Candle - Bergdorf GoodmanChristmas Cakes Gift Box - World Market

The Craft Cocktail Party Book Because what hostess doesn't love to throw a good cocktail party? With cocktails broken down by occasion, this book is the perfect guide to any at home mixologist.

Kate Spade Jacket Earrings I'd say it's a pretty safe bet to say that when shopping for a female, Kate Spade is always a safe choice. These rose gold plates earrings are the most perfectly simple accessory for the hostess in your life.

Petrified Wood Serving Board I think one of the coolest things about this gift is that because it's sliced from REAL natural petrified wood that every single board will be one of a kind. A great conversation piece and beautiful neutral addition to any dining table.

Stargazer Lights I love these warm whimsical lights for decorating. I think they look great framing or draped over a mirror, it adds a lot of dimension to the room. They can be used indoors and outdoors and are great for using as a garland, stringing through tree branches or just scatted in various places around the home to brighten up any little corner.

Oribe Côte d'Azur Scented Candle I love the minimal design of this candle and with a 40 hour burn time this one makes a great gift. With amber notes, sandalwood, jasmine and black currant this versatile candle could be used just about any time of year.

Onyx Coasters Coasters are one of those fun home decor pieces that can be alternated frequently and pretty inexpensively but it can make all the difference to a coffee table or dining room table. These thick, organic coasters are the perfect polished addition to any table, desk or nightstand and the perfect color scheme for Winter.

Christmas Cakes Gift Box If you've ever set foot into a World Market brick and mortar store you know that one of the most appealing sections (right after all the unique and creatives wines) is the international food section. German chocolates, British candies and some of the best Danish cookies - This Italian assortment of cakes and cookies is sure to impress at any gathering. This is the kind of thing I would set out with coffee and cocoa in front of the fire, watching Christmas movies into the late hours of the night. Is it December yet?

FRIDAY FINDS 11/19/2015

20 November 2015


What is wrong with me? It's November 19th and I haven't had a freaking sip of apple cider yet this year. Fixing that tonight as soon as I'm home. Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? This part of the year always seems to go by painfully fast. I just wish the cold Autumn days would linger a little longer, that the leaves would stick around on the ground for just a few more weeks and that I would have a little bit more of an excuse to keep sipping hot chocolate and lounging around in fuzzy socks and sweaters all day.

A classic novel for your Meyers Briggs Personality Type. Mine's spot on, one of my favorites!

I'm Audrey Hepburn. Which Old Hollywood personality are you?

Hauntingly lifelike paintings of what a post apocalyptic world might look like.

Still haven't seen this movie. Love me some Jesse Eisenberg.

Love these outdoor lantern garlands.

A beautiful social experiment.

An awkward interview.

The most perfect winter socks.

What era do you belong in?


19 November 2015

Latitude Longitude Pendant Uncommongoods | UV Toothbrush Sanitizer - Violife | Saddle Stitch Leather Luggage Hanging Toiletry Bag - Pottery Barn Digital Luggage Scale - Amazon | Iluminage Rejuvenating Eye Mask - Sephora | Bluetooth Tracking Tag - Uncommongoods

Latitude Longitude Pendant Creator Ana Talukder designed this necklace with the idea in mind of keeping someplace close to you that you might not otherwise be able to. Whether that be your childhood home, where you met your significant other or some other place that holds a special meaning to you. Attached to a sterling silver chain is a hand forged (right here in my home town, Seattle!), solid recycled sterling silver pendant. On the backside an image is impressed of a vintage-inspired compass rose that is supposed to remind you to always remain true to yourself.

Violife UV Toothbrush Sanitizer Am I the only person who has serious concerns about anything touching my toothbrush ever? This sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs and you can even purchase a 2 year warranty for an extra five dollars. Definitely good for someone who spends a lot of time packing up their bathroom into a carryon.

Saddle Stitch Leather Luggage Hanging Toiletry Bag Now, I know that there is a lot of controversy around leather but I'm going to include this on here anyway. If you are opposed to buying anything that is real leather there are tons of faux leather options, like this beauty from Saks. But as for the Pottery Barn one pictured above, it's hand stitched with cotton canvas lining and antique brass hardware. It measures at 9.5" wide x 1.5" deep x 7" high, which makes it ideal for the traveler who needs to pack light but still fit in everything they need.

Lewis N. Clark Blanzza Digital Luggage Scale Never pack over your carry on weight allowance again. Just attach to your luggage, lift until it beeps and then voila! Read your weight. With up to 100 lbs of capacity and at just 2" high and just under 3" wide, this compact scale is perfect for someone who prefers to avoid the long lines for checked baggage.

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask We all know that frequent air travel can be taxing on the mind, sleep, your skin - pretty much everything. This copper-infused sleep mask is meant to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and block out light so you can actually get some decent shut eye.

Bluetooth Tracking Tag For all of the things you can't stand to lose but can't simply call to locate! Small enough to fit easily on just about anything, you can use it for your keys, your iPad, you wallet even. Just download the free app and you're ready to go! To be honest, this is a great gift even for someone who doesn't travel a lot. Pretty suitable for anyone!

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