Hi guys, it’s me, that girl katie, Life has been really hectic the past few weeks. One reason is because I took time out of my regular routine to attend The Alt Summit Winter, a blogging conference in Salt Lake City. I drove down to the conference with a few goals and came back refreshed and excited to continue on this blogging journey. I also came back with a speeding ticket....I guess I shouldn’t Drive + Design!

I have attended The Alt Summit Winter before and knew showing up with hip business cards that show a bit of your personality is not just a great idea it’s a smart idea. So, this year I did just that and here is how I did it.

I bought the InstaxShare and followed the steps to connect it to my phone and print out some pictures of myself. It’s not often I get the camera turned around on me so slim pickings on photos but I only needed a few.

I then used my label maker and printed out my web address and VOLIA I was done.

I met a variety of talented + inspiring + creative + kind women. Here are some of the business cards I rounded up and so worth checking out what these fabulous ladies are up to.

1)Kids Are The Worst 2)Hale Me A Cab 3)Tropic Of Candycorn 4)Wendys Hat 5)Iterate Social 6)Katie Dudley Photography 7)Design Mom 8)Art Bar Blog 9)Inchworm Academy 10)Designers Collective 11)And We Play 12)Little Sun Hat

I gained a lot new contacts + a bunch of tips + heaps of advice. My “To Do List” for That Girl Katie has a ton more ideas and goals on it, such as learning to take better pictures and buying some equipment that will help me achieve a more professional look while saving a lot of time in the editing room.

I also walked away with a notebook full of inspirational sayings. Lisa Congdon was the keynote speaker and she voiced a lot of Lessons and Lesson # 3 is still ringing very loud in my ear,

“Let go of the idea that someday it will all be perfect”

I feel I am somewhat new to the blogging world but I am slowly figuring it out one post at a time while building a community one follower at a time in a fun and creative non-perfect kind of way.

So, a BIG thank you for continuing to check out my non-perfect blog.

CHAIR LOVE - 1.16.15

Hi guys, it's me, that girl katie, What do you get when you add a HUDSON BAY BLANKET + HABLE FABRIC to a VINTAGE CHAIR?

An explosion of design awesomeness!!!!

Projects like this remind me of my love and passion for design. It also makes me crave more design in my everyday.

These chairs really have me smiling along with appreciating all the time and effort it took from a few who helped complete my vision.

So, I bought these chairs on Ebay. They were sent to me via the Greyhound bus. But guess what? Greyhound buses don’t come to Jackson, WY. My husband kindly agreed to go dirt biking over the pass in Idaho this past summer and pick them up at the closest Greyhound bus location.

But it was several years ago I came across these pictures and knew someday I would recreate my own Hudson Bay Blanket Chair. I have grown up with Hudson Bay Blankets at my families Canadian summer cottage so I have strong memories attached to the coziness of these classic blankets.

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More recently I have developed a love affair with Hable Fabric in particular their cherry checker. I knew the the blanket + the cherry checker would make the perfect pair.

I wish I could say I reupholstered these chairs myself but not the case. Stitch Upholstery located here in Jackson, WY tackled my vision and created these masterpieces. Thanks ladies!

Coming up soon, the map accent wall I created for our media room where these chairs are now housed + more details on the room. Slowly but surely this room is finally coming together.

What do you think about my new/old vintage chairs?


Hi guys, it's me, that girl katie, Receiving holiday cards is one of my favorite things about the Holiday Season. I see them as pure & simple little gifts. For me, getting them is like an advent calendar for adults during the holidays.

Sending out holiday cards is a tradition I grew up with and now I am doing it for my family. Obviously, everyone over the years has learned to play along.

I always start brainstorming for next years card right after the Holidays. And this year I already have a few ideas tossing around in my head thanks to Minted.

I love this one because you can make it a little more personal with your top highlights of the year. I always have good intentions to write a note to everyone but in the end I run out of time.

I love, love, love cards with humor and this one has my mind thinking.

I am a sucker for a splash of color mixed with hip font and for that I dig this one. Plus I have a huge soft spot in my heart for the Golden Gate Bridge since I lived in California for 10 years.

Minted has tons of awesome designs that you will love as will everyone on the receiving end. Yes, sending out holiday cards is a lot of effort during a super busy time of year but Minted can help make that process a lot easier.

Maybe you aren't brain storming next years holiday card but instead fixing up a space in your home like me. Minted also has a large art marketplace that will help any space feel more personal and cozy.


Hi guys, it's me, that girl katie, The Holidays sure are a busy time and then add being sick this past week and all the emotions I am feeling because of the loss of my sister this past Spring its actually a bit surprising I pulled off all these decorations. But I did for the continued traditions and memories that my sister and I had growing up but now for my kids to enjoy.

Watching my kids light up for the magic of the holidays is pretty amazing and a priceless gift. So, other than enjoying the holidays through my kids my other wishes for 2015 are lot of good health and fun laughter!

Best wishes, that girl katie