About Katie Kinsley

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Hi. I’m Katie.

I’m designing a life I love with more time and more freedom to do what I want.

I started this blog in 2009 as a way to document a study abroad trip to South Korea. My love of travel is what kept me writing. So much so that I have over 100 posts on travel!

Like this blog, my life has gone through many changes throughout the years through the scary unknowns after college, to meeting my best friend, then marrying him and moving across the country.

I’m designing a life I love with more time and more freedom to do what I want. I’m on the journey creating joy in my life. This blog is a space dedicated to capturing my life and personal style while on a mission to inspire confidence.

Thank you for being here and allowing me to share my story with you!


Star Sign: Taurus

Hometown: Racine, WI

More Recently Called Home: Fort Worth, TX

College Major: Bachelor Science Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Graduate Degree: Masters of Library and Information Science, UW-Milwaukee

Favorite Cocktail: Gin & Tonic

Favorite Gin: Bombay Saphire

Favorite Podcasts: Not Another True Crime Podcast
Crime Junkie

Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Food: Guacamole

Celebrity Crush: George Clooney

Favorite Trips:South Korea (2009),
Italy (2019), Disney (2022)

Travel Wish List:

French Polynesia,



My Favorite Things
What does an entrepreneur/dog-mom/midwestern girl come to love? Here’s where you find out! This is everything I have tested and loved, from my beauty go-tos, to my ultimate tech and platforms that help me run my life headache-free, to what I’ll never stop reaching for in my closet.
Madewell Black Friday Finds

Black Friday Sales

Motorcycle Jacket Transport Tote Kick Out Crop Jeans Loafers Waffle Knit Sweater Pavé Double Hoop Earrings Alonzo Coat Ballet Flats Asymmetrical Button-Front Cardigan Jewel-embellished T-shirt

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October 2023 Best Sellers

October 2023 Best Sellers

AE Next Level High- Waisted Skinny Kick Jean – Their softest, stretchiest, never-loses-its-shape denim. Taupe Wool Coat – Hand-sewn coat in felted wool with cashmere

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