I’ve been working on this space, called The Publishing House. It’s in a small town, the town I live in, and it’s still growing. But, the majority of the manual labor on this particular room is nearly done. So, Sunday night, I threw a private event to welcome my friends, family, and two bands into the space to celebrate. 

I’ll be posting progress photos soon, and a more detailed post about what The Publishing House is to me, my family, and what it will be looking forward for the community. 

For more photos check me out on Instagram: @tkowkat and the hashtag #thepublishinghouse 


So, yeah. Hi everyone. 

A while back I got tagged in one of those “post some photos that you look at and feel beautiful” but for me, I think these photos really just look like the person I see in the mirror and in my mind’s eye, a true reflection of me on the days I wake up after a restful night. Full disclosure, they are also the photos that I have on the two dating profiles I’m half-heartedly keeping up with, which my friend saw and confirmed the other night “all these photos look like you”. 

Anyway, post some selfies friends, that way ages from now you can look back and say, yeah that was me. 


If you follow my instagram, you may have seen a couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of joining the unitedbyblue gang and craftsman Brian Christopher one weekend for camping, hiking and overall outdoor appreciation.

United by Blue is a Philadelphia based outdoor lifestyle brand focused on ocean and waterway conservation. For every product that they sell UBB removes 1 pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways. Their products are USA made and they are doing something that goes above and beyond creating quality products. 

Today, they launch their Spring 2014  lookbook, which is a product of our hangout! So, in honor of that we have together are offering a chance for you to get a discount on UBB products! 

Together we’re offering 20% off all UBB Merchandise from Today the 13th until the 20th of May, all you have to do is enter in TKOW in as the discount code when you checkout.

Shop the collection now… click here

Green means go, it means healthy, prosperous goodness. I like plants when they are almost too green, if there is such a thing. Feeling the green over here, feeling it on the new web look of instagram. 


Today in Instagrams (@tkowkat)

  • The wall above my desk, things up there include the print Justin Chung sent me that I have been saving it has to be the most beautiful thing in the entire room. The cricket reminds me of Nicole Loher, the spoon of my love of food and my experience with the leadership interviews with Anthropolgie, and my favorite quotes and notes.
  •  Maiyet sent me holiday wishes. So lovely.
  • My country crush, TCF sent me a handmade Christmas card.
  • Sneak peek of the centerpiece my mom made for the dining room table Tomorrow is our family Christmas party.
  • Dinner A Love Story. Such a beautiful book with stories and recipes.