Piano Lee Derrick

Today at work, we came across a thesis written by a man named Xylophone.


So I clearly had to give myself an instrument name.  I chose piano.  And for my coworkers, here are yours.

Eliesa: Harp

Danica: Drums

Hayley: Clarinet

Tiffany: Piccolo

Christopher: Oboe

With love,


I will forever and always love Martha

For the first few months when I was engaged, I felt that I should buy a bridal magazine every time I went to the store. As time went by, the pile became increasingly larger, but I started regretting buying so many magazines because they all had the same ads and information. But one magazine I 100% do not regret buying is Martha Stewart’s Bridal magazine. Let me tell you, Martha knows how to throw a wedding.

But that’s not all Martha Stewart knows how to do… she’s amazing! I lately have been surfing her website a lot trying to think of new DIY ideas to redo our condo. I also have been trying to cook a few new meals each week. So right now, Martha Stewart is a vital source of inspiration. Let me share a few of my favorite finds:

Chalkboard spray-painted pots

Now that we have been cooking a lot, I thought it would be fun to grow our own herbs, especially cilantro. It’s both useful and decorative!

Wicker basket pots

We have a really nice front porch and side patio, but it’s quite bare, so I really want to get some flowers, and these homemade wicker baskets are such a cute touch!

Garden-glow lanterns

We have a strand of these from our wedding reception and didn’t know what to with them, next time we have a little dinner party, I am going to hang them out on our patio!

Chocolate Chip Ship

We were given three cake platters for wedding gifts. I know I should have taken one, or even two back, but they were each so different and extremely presh, I just couldn’t give any of them up. But I decided if I was going to keep them, I had to use them. So first thing on the list: this chocolate chip ship-icecream cake! To beat Martha’s creativity, which is what it’s all about, I’m going to add those lego pirate men!

Superneutral Bathroom

I love love loveeeee this combination! Who knew that this peach and teal combo is just as cute as, my favorite, tiffany blue with ruby red! We have yellow tiled floor, so I don’t think this will work for where we live, but maybe one day…

Touch of Wallpaper

I think this is another great idea. I really like wallpaper. But clearly it can be overwhelming and too much chaos to wallpaper a whole room. So to put it in a closet is perfect because it brightens up the space and accents the rest of the room.

That’s all for now. Thanks Martha!

I’d be the hamster in the cardboard box.

This weekend, I saw Karate Kid (Which, btw I loved it and will post about it soon).  Before the movie started, a new Kia Soul hamster commercial came on.  Call me immature, call me lame, I really don’t care, but something about these dancing and ghetto hamsters is awesome.


Kia came out with a commercial for the superbowl, I don’t know if you remember it, but it was pretty funny too. Way to go Kia.

Searching for a new ward

Now that we are married, T.J. and I have been searching, or shopping, for our new ward.
Since we are students, we thought we should continue to take advantage of a student ward. This way we would make friends with other newlyweds and maybe find a group for FHE. So the first Sunday we were planning on going to our new ward, we were running late and I forgot the directions. We didn’t want to miss the Sacrament, so we ran to the nearest church building in hope they had a meeting at the same time.
We were in luck. We didn’t miss Sacrament and the ward looked normal.
As the meeting continued, the talks were given, and we checked out the different people in the ward, we noticed something was off.
It was quiet.
Slowly T.J. and I, barely married and PDA-ers, realized that we were in an adult singles ward. Needless to say, we hid our rings, stopped cuddling, and felt very uncomfortable.
So that was our first experience finding a new ward.
Next, still hoping to find a good student ward, both T.J. and I were guilt tripped into attending the family ward in our boundaries. From what we heard, it was simply the best ward around. A great variety of ages and families. “Lots of newlyweds,” said our new neighbor.
Afraid of offending our neighbors and the few others who recommended the ward, we decided to check out the ward.
Currently we are sitting in a Sunday school class and are the only ones under 75 years old.
So where are all those newlyweds and you families we heard about? Was it just a scheme to freshen up their ward?
Although everyone has been very cordial, I think we are going to continue searching for another ward.

Life as Katie Lee

So, here’s the deal.  I used to have a blog.  I was obsessed with  it, then just like most of my obsessions (e.g. Rihanna, Tuna, Buckle), it faded away.  It was replaced by a new obsession and merely forgotten.

But now I’m an intern at a social media marketing company and work with wordpress everyday.  With a little push of one of my coworkers, I decided to create this new blog and hopefully, but not likely, I will keep up with it.

I’m sure it won’t be read.  On a good month, maybe the tally will reach up to five or six views.  But maybe writing on here regularly will just help me keep my sanity.

After all, life as a Mormon, a wife, an advertiser, and most of… life as Katie Lee, it’s easy to lose it sometimes.