20k in my Venza

by katherine on October 28, 2013

As I sit here in the dealership’s waiting area while the mechanic dudes give my car it’s 20,000 mile tune-up, I realize I never wrote a proper “hey we got a new car!” post. Turns out I’ve got some time to kill so, lucky you? We’ve had our Toyota Venza now for 11 months. Yes. […]


What an amazing ride…

by katherine on October 31, 2012

They say all good things must come to an end, right? Well, in this case it’s true. As of today, I’ve “graduated” from the TWIN program. I’m sad to see it end. I’ve met some amazing women. Had some amazing experiences. And ultimately, learned about an amazing company. I got to go down to Toyota […]


My Toyota FJ Cruiser Ride & Drive

by katherine on October 30, 2012

From the moment I got the phone call about setting up my Extended Ride & Drive I was impressed. You guys? They drove a Toyota up from San Francisco for me. They let me drive it around for 5 days, then they came and picked it up and drove it back to San Fran. All […]


Not just dudes turning left.

by katherine on October 18, 2012

Up until last weekend, the extent of my NASCAR knowledge came from watching the movies Cars and Talladega Nights. Not kidding one bit. When Toyota mentioned that they’d like to send some of the TWIN members to a NASCAR Immersion trip in Charlotte, NC I thought “sure, that might be fun” but I had no […]


Digesting My Weekend.

by katherine on October 15, 2012

And I mean that both literally and figuratively. My weekend was spent being completely immersed in NASCAR and eating. While I’m still sorting through everything I learned I will say this: after this weekend I have a much greater appreciation for NASCAR as a sport, and of course Toyota is continuing to impress me. So […]


Then vs. Now – The Toyota FJ

by katherine on September 27, 2012

So, do you remember that time I was loaned a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser for 5 days? Yea…that was just earlier this week. You guys? It was SO cool. When I put in the request, I told them I’d be happy to try any vehicle from Toyota’s fleet, but when they told me I was […]


When my real life & my e-life collide

by katherine on September 20, 2012

So I’m sitting here feeding my baby for bed {real life} tapping away writing a blog post {e-life}. My phone has been buzzing with text messages {real life} from women I’ve never even physically met before, but I have a fierce connection with {e-life}. In the last two days I’ve checked the mail {real life} […]

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When it all really started…

by katherine on July 31, 2012

Over the last 7 months or so I’ve been privileged to be partnered with Toyota and their TWIN program {Toyota’s Women Influencers Network}. When I applied to be a part of the program, I figured it was a long shot…not to mention I didn’t really know what it would entail. While I’ve learned so much […]

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Let’s Talk Car Seat Safety

by katherine on July 26, 2012

There’s nothing like bringing home a fresh baked baby to bring car seat safety to the top of your mind! Car seat installation can be completely intimidating to some while others think it’s no big deal and end up missing some major safety points. Either way? Car seat safety is a HUGE deal to me, […]


Exit the Highway. Get Outdoors.

by katherine on July 11, 2012

We love spending time outside. Camping. Fishing. Hiking. Or even just hanging out on our property. With Baby Sister due so soon, we knew we wanted to get out to our favorite spot in the woods for at least a day trip. And with the nice, long holiday weekend, we figured that’d be the time […]