wan·der·lust

wan·der·lust /ˈwändərˌləst/ NOUN a strong desire to travel. I have no wanderlust. I don't dream of traveling the world. I don't have a bucket list of places to visit before I die. And I'm starting to learn this is totally ok. My best friends are truly adventurous. They seek it out- traveling to Africa, living …

art by cate

Tears are my favorite medium. I like sad movies, sad books, sad songs.  When my friends cry during a deep conversation I feel like I'm winning because it's a glimpse to see their true heart, the one that's often hidden, protected. Grief is real. Life is filled with pain and I like to see it …

summer dinner

I've never been great at taking pictures. And even if I were, they would not do justice to the dinner that was served Friday evening in my kitchen. Dave Kulp hit it out of the park and it was magical. Seriously, in every course I was wowed. Bringing together his creativity, his love for people …

Finally Friday 6.23.17

It's finally Friday and what a wet, wet week.  It's been all about a Chef's Table, steroids, and book battles. Dave introduced me to a show he's loved for a while, a Chef's Table. This week he's channeling that chef-fy inspiration while prepping for a fab dinner he's cooking this weekend for me and a couple …

in my earbuds

Love snark? Hilarity? Pop culture? Look no further. "A weekly podcast educating the world on things that entertain, but do not matter." Yes.  For the love of all things hilarious, stop what you are doing and download a few Popcast episodes. Knox and Jamie keep me ROLLING as I listen. I can't get enough. They …

Did I pass?

We go out for milkshakes and I ask a few questions. Where did you grow and where did you coast? What was your favorite part of the year? What do you want to be different next year? They each ask me one question: Did I pass? Good question. We actually live in a very homeschool friendly …

breakfast stats

Typical time of day: 8:00 Favorite of Childhood: toaster strudels and instant breakfastEggs: Scrambled with cheese. Benedict when I'm feeling fancy. Bacon or Sausage: both Breakfast for dinner: weekly Waffles or Pancakes: Chocolate chip pancakes Toast: French English Muffins: never Bagel: cinnamon raisin Biscuits or muffins: biscuits Cold Cereal: Pecans, unsweetened coconut toasted in butter with …

hey there, trauma

The first few weeks of summer are always a little messy.  It takes time to downshift to new routines, settle into family relationships when school doesn't provide space, and let go of the friends seen every day for the last nine months.  But for me, as a child, I can only remember counting down until …

Finally Friday 6.16.17

Well, this was the first official week of summer at CasaKulp, and we eased into it the best we could. Laying low was my biggest priority this week and establishing a summer flow. Transition has been rocky for everybody this week. But here's our aim.... I gotta tell you I'm still a big fan of room …

Yes, thank you

I have a thing for infomercials.  The Firm. Proactiv. Fluidity. George Foreman Grill. Even Bare Minerals before it was mainstream. MTV's the Grind hip hop aerobics.  Dave actually has finally put the kibosh on them. Talk about practicing submission. Then I turned to internet subscriptions but I'd ALWAYS forget to cancel. Fabletics. Grove Collaborative (still love …