Holiday Repost – Unpopular opinion: Christmas letters are the worst!

This post originally was published Dec. 11, 2018. But since it’s still true, and tis the season, a friendly reminder… Two disclaimers: My husband cautioned this post was a bad idea when I told him what I was writing about. I’d write it, he suggested, and shortly there after we’d get a Christmas letter fromContinue reading “Holiday Repost – Unpopular opinion: Christmas letters are the worst!”

Ink’s greatest hits

It’s been a little bit more than a year since this blog first launched, and while the vibe of the blog has changed over time as new projects took over and I experimented with different formats, the community surrounding it has continued to grow. While the current layout focuses most prominently on the things thatContinue reading “Ink’s greatest hits”

One year of blogging!!!

I almost can’t believe it’s been a year already since I launched Ink, now katelaack.com! Thank you so much to those of you who found me, continue to follow my content, send messages, make comments, and share posts with friends and family. Thank you to those of you who took up the Ginkgo Project andContinue reading “One year of blogging!!!”

inky.blog is now katelaack.com!

Spring cleaning isn’t just about your closets and junk drawers. It’s about getting into all the nooks and crannies of your life that have been collecting a little clutter and dust and figuring out how to breathe a little fresh air into the places that have gone dull and grey through the long winter. IContinue reading “inky.blog is now katelaack.com!”

Netflix and Write: the movie binge that will make you want to start a blog

The first time I started a blog, I didn’t think too much about it. I routinely heard from friends and family that I should “write a book” when recounting ridiculous stories from work and personal experience, and as it seemed unlikely the memoir of an unknown midwestern millennial was destined to be a New York TimesContinue reading “Netflix and Write: the movie binge that will make you want to start a blog”

8 words I wish we had in English, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Earlier this week, I wrote about hygge, the Danish art of enjoying the cozy, comfortable and intimate feeling of a perfect moment. Hygge is difficult to define in English because it takes about a dozen words to attempt to recreate the sentiment…and even then it’s still not an exact match. I’m fascinated with language translation,Continue reading “8 words I wish we had in English, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Unpopular opinions: Christmas letters are the worst!

Two disclaimers: My husband cautioned this post was a bad idea when I told him what I was writing about. I’d write it, he suggested, and shortly there after we’d get a Christmas letter from someone who would also read the blog, and I could therefore assume I had offended them. Sure enough, less thanContinue reading “Unpopular opinions: Christmas letters are the worst!”

Youtube playlists from people who are on top of their music game, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, and Happy Black Friday! Here at ink. there’s always a monthly playlist helping to set the scene for quiet evenings at home, busy lunch breaks, and all the other little moments I find to steal a few minutes writing. These playlists get shared, and I get the stats back to tell meContinue reading “Youtube playlists from people who are on top of their music game, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything on social media!

Once upon a time, when the idea for this blog first crept up, I dreamed of having a guest video segment with my friend Kim. We were going to call in “Unpopular Opinions with Kim,” and it was essentially going to be a three-minute rant/conversation about something that Kim didn’t like, understand, or see theContinue reading “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything on social media!”

I should have given this toast at my thirtieth birthday party

Saturday is my birthday. I’ll be 31 years old. Somewhere around the age of 25 my birthday started to feel less like a momentous occasion to celebrate, and more like one more day in the inevitable march towards old age. Of all my birthdays, I took 25 the hardest. I saw myself as halfway toContinue reading “I should have given this toast at my thirtieth birthday party”