What’s Going On

Hi gang.

I’ll get into blog stuff at the end of this post, but I want to start happy and cheery. This is MY FIRST Christmas with someone I care about. I’m a 30 year old woman and I’ve never had someone at Christmas. Always the third wheel, well sometimes 5th… being single never bothered me much until the holidays came around the corner. I loved my space, I liked living alone with Phoebe, and I liked playing by my own rules.

That changed when Tony walked into my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

We started a new tradition of cutting down a Christmas tree. There was a lot to choose from at a beautiful farm about 40 minutes away from our place.




We ended up choosing a Fraser Fur. These types of trees have thicker branches and short sturdy pine needles that can hold all my tacky ornaments 😉



If you’ve followed me over the years you know I have a love of cute ornaments! I do like bulbs as well (glass only for Tone), but I do enjoy Barbie and the Rockers on my tree as well as a sprinkled cupcake.

I picked up a few new ones this year, and let’s not forget my favorite… Miss Buffay!


We tried getting her in the Christmas spirit..


However these little things didn’t last more than a half a second.

And then I played with some editing 😉


My little Rudolph.

Anyway, I’m excited to share a holiday with the man I love. I’ll be working Christmas Eve, but I am fortunate enough to have off Christmas Day. Hospitals definitely do not close for the holidays, so a big thank you to all of those out there who continue to keep our hospitals running during these days.




All done!

So back to what’s been going on lately. I obviously have not been updating like I used to, and there are reasons behind it, however at this time I don’t feel it’s necessary to put it all out there. Of course I work long hours, we just bought a house, and that’s stressful enough on it’s own. Throw in a few medical things I have to get taken care of, and it’s enough to make someone throw their hands up in the air and say forget it. I actually have done that. I’m fortunate enough to have two great parents that love me and a terrific boyfriend who all say “Katie don’t give it up, just slow down a bit”. For years this blog has been my baby, and it’s been a place I come to when I’m stressed and want to write (even if it’s nonsense). Just to chill out a bit. Right now that’s not helping, and it’s felt more like a homework assignment than fun. So until it becomes fun again (I know it will), I’ve decided to keep my updates to once or twice a week. I’m hoping this will only last until the holidays are over, and then I’ll be back to my normal self. For now, I need to focus on me a bit, and chill THE HELL OUT. Excuse my language, but it’s the truth. I’m easily stressed and frazzled and I don’t want my blog to become something I loathe when it was something I once loved.

I hope you all understand and stick with me as I try to get over this little bump in the road. I definitely am not quitting. I know deep down I would regret it if I lost all of this, I just need a little more space than normal.

I love you all!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. tam

    Hey Katie,
    You should not feel bad for wanting to enjoy your life more! You seem so happy and that shouldn’t suffer. Wish you all the best x Tamx

  2. Alisa

    Hey Katie!

    Can I just start off by saying I know EXACTLY where you are coming from. In fact, I used to have such a routine and part of it was actuallyto check your blog each day before work (my way of preparing for the long day ahead), however I just got done reading through your past 2 months worth because big changes have been happening (not all of them have been rainbows and sprinkles) and I am just now struggling to get back on track and back to my old routine. It’s tough and like you, stress comes easy to me!! ALL this to say, I understand! I don’t want you to feel obligated to me or anyone else that’s a reader to let us in to your life everyday. Life get’s crazy and sometimes you just need to take a step back and catch your breath and it’s more than okay! I definitely look forward to when this becomes more fun to you again, but until then I will definitely enjoy the treat of one of your posts every so often 🙂

    1. Katie

      Aw thanks Alisa! Hope all is well 😀

  3. Kaitlin


    Do not feel bad at all! I know where you’re coming from, too. I’ve had a blog for a little over a year, and it is a ton of work! I have big plans for posting, and then school starts (I’m a school teacher), and bam…blog comes to a halt. You have to do what’s best for you – your health, your happiness, and your family. I have loved hearing about your adventures with Tony, so do what’s best for you. It doesn’t need to be researched and practiced workout tips all the time. Your readers are cheering you on no matter how many days a week you post!

    1. Katie

      Thanks for understanding!

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