WE are looking forward to the week-end. #downtonoffice #downtoncube #jealousmuch? (at Jackson Spalding Public Relations)

WE are looking forward to the week-end. #downtonoffice #downtoncube #jealousmuch? (at Jackson Spalding Public Relations)

Dear Anthropologie,
I love getting emails from you. I don’t say that about most people, but it’s true. You know me so well that I open every single message you send me. I don’t give most people that much e-spect.
As a marketer, I find this fascinating. What is it about your emails that make me so happy? I know you’re witty with your puns, creative with your animated gifs and progressive with your support of local artists, but today I figured you out.
And all it took was the email subject, “Meet you new boyfriend.”
I would love to see the open rates on this one.
For a split second, you fooled me and thousands of other women into thinking a few of these thoughts in the .0000001 seconds before we opened it. Is Anthro getting a male spokesperson a la Brad Pitt’s Chanel endorsement? Did the men of “Magic Mike” somehow land a photo shoot with you? Is there going to be an Anthro date auction? Is Anthro teaming up with Billy Reid to start a matchmaking service? (not a bad idea, actually)
No, it’s just a picture of some new boyfriend jeans I can buy from you. 
A slight let down, I admit. Genius on your part, kind of sad on mine.
I look forward to receiving an email from you titled, “Would you like to meet Kate Middleton?” that’s just an ad for her autobiography.
Forever yours,
Katherine

Dear Anthropologie,

I love getting emails from you. I don’t say that about most people, but it’s true. You know me so well that I open every single message you send me. I don’t give most people that much e-spect.

As a marketer, I find this fascinating. What is it about your emails that make me so happy? I know you’re witty with your puns, creative with your animated gifs and progressive with your support of local artists, but today I figured you out.

And all it took was the email subject, “Meet you new boyfriend.”

I would love to see the open rates on this one.

For a split second, you fooled me and thousands of other women into thinking a few of these thoughts in the .0000001 seconds before we opened it. Is Anthro getting a male spokesperson a la Brad Pitt’s Chanel endorsement? Did the men of “Magic Mike” somehow land a photo shoot with you? Is there going to be an Anthro date auction? Is Anthro teaming up with Billy Reid to start a matchmaking service? (not a bad idea, actually)

No, it’s just a picture of some new boyfriend jeans I can buy from you. 

A slight let down, I admit. Genius on your part, kind of sad on mine.

I look forward to receiving an email from you titled, “Would you like to meet Kate Middleton?” that’s just an ad for her autobiography.

Forever yours,

Katherine

I am so blessed to have 2 grandmothers still in my life. Had the honor of sitting in between them at dinner on Sat night in Birmingham at my sister’s graduation. Addie and Baba, you rock! #latergram #familygram  (Taken with instagram)

I am so blessed to have 2 grandmothers still in my life. Had the honor of sitting in between them at dinner on Sat night in Birmingham at my sister’s graduation. Addie and Baba, you rock! #latergram #familygram (Taken with instagram)

And this one was just too good not to share. (matching dresses, @cstrate’s bowl cut, my mullet and awkward smile, mom’s bangs, and is that a bench she’s sitting on? No, that’s a folding chair we brought out for the garden pose.) #nofilter #happymothersday  (Taken with instagram)

And this one was just too good not to share. (matching dresses, @cstrate’s bowl cut, my mullet and awkward smile, mom’s bangs, and is that a bench she’s sitting on? No, that’s a folding chair we brought out for the garden pose.) #nofilter #happymothersday (Taken with instagram)

I’m as mild and as meek as a mouse
When I hear a command I obey.
But I know of a spot in my house 
where no one can stand in my way.
In my own little corner in my own little chair
I can be whatever I want to be.
On the wings of my fancy I can fly anywhere
and the world will open its arms to me.
I’m a young Norwegian princess or a milkmaid
I’m the greatest prima donna in Milan
I’m an heiress who has always had her silk made
By her own flock of silkworms in Japan
I’m a girl men go mad for love’s a game I can play with
cool and confident kind of air.
Just as long as I stay in my own little corner
All alone in my own little chair.
I can be whatever I want to be.
I’m a slave from Calcutta I’m a queen in Peru.
I’m a mermaid dancing upon the sea
I’m a huntress on an African safari.. it’s a dangerous type of sport and yet it’s fun
In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry
And I find I forgot to bring my gun.
I am lost in the jungle all alone and unarmed when I meet a lioness in her lair
Then I’m glad to be back in my own little corner,
All alone in my own little chair.

I’m as mild and as meek as a mouse

When I hear a command I obey.

But I know of a spot in my house 

where no one can stand in my way.

In my own little corner in my own little chair

I can be whatever I want to be.

On the wings of my fancy I can fly anywhere

and the world will open its arms to me.

I’m a young Norwegian princess or a milkmaid

I’m the greatest prima donna in Milan

I’m an heiress who has always had her silk made

By her own flock of silkworms in Japan

I’m a girl men go mad for love’s a game I can play with

cool and confident kind of air.

Just as long as I stay in my own little corner

All alone in my own little chair.

I can be whatever I want to be.

I’m a slave from Calcutta I’m a queen in Peru.

I’m a mermaid dancing upon the sea

I’m a huntress on an African safari.. it’s a dangerous type of sport and yet it’s fun

In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry

And I find I forgot to bring my gun.

I am lost in the jungle all alone and unarmed when I meet a lioness in her lair

Then I’m glad to be back in my own little corner,

All alone in my own little chair.

My pants rock today.  (Taken with instagram)

My pants rock today. (Taken with instagram)

Still have a long way to go on this needlepoint canvas, but I’ve enjoyed having a free Saturday to work on it. There’s no way you can do this quickly. It’s a great lesson in patience…something I need more of. :) (Taken with instagram)

Still have a long way to go on this needlepoint canvas, but I’ve enjoyed having a free Saturday to work on it. There’s no way you can do this quickly. It’s a great lesson in patience…something I need more of. :) (Taken with instagram)

"We always have our fingers crossed for you."

— My parents

Reunion with my dear, dear friends last night. Loved hearing about their lives and how they are making their mark on the world. And we’re just getting started.

Reunion with my dear, dear friends last night. Loved hearing about their lives and how they are making their mark on the world. And we’re just getting started.

Hello, Kitty in my window.  (Taken with instagram)

Hello, Kitty in my window. (Taken with instagram)