Cubicle Convos

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I guess in my line of work twitter is where the typical “water cooler conversations” would go down, but sometimes I wish I could just lean over and tell my cube-mate about some stuff.

So I filmed a quick little video while I imagined you were siting next to me in a cubicle office setting. I may make this a regular thing to go along with links + loves posts but I decided to go ahead and start this week off with the first round.

A few things mentioned in this edition of cubicle convos: Color Story App, Paperworks, ALT Summit, Nutribullet, VeggieTales station

shirt from j.crew and lip color MAC Flocking Fabulous

For more posts like this, check out links + loves (two recent postsΒ here and here).

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Comments (172)

  1. Maria says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love it Kate! I was laughing out loud with the Justin Bieber story!

  2. Taylor says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was so cute and fun! I’m working from home today, so it was nice to have a virtual cube mate keeping me up to date on all the cool stuff. πŸ™‚

  3. Danielle says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I work at home also, and the idea of a cheese plate sounds fantastic!! I too often get sucked into not so healthy choices just because I want something quick and easy…this sounds way better. Thanks for the idea!

    • Amanda says
      Posted February 15, 2016

      I agree! Cheese plate–yes please!

      • Katie says
        Posted February 15, 2016

        I work from home as well and lunch can be such a chore! I love the protein bistro boxes from Starbucks and have been prepping homemade versions for lunch on Sunday nights. Hard boiled egg, grapes, sliced apple, Justin’s almond butter packet, crackers or naan, a piece of cheese or some nuts/dried fruit. I keep them in the fridge in individual containers and they are super easy!

        • Lacy says
          Posted February 16, 2016

          SO smart!

  4. Nikki says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    You are too cute! I’m a SAHM these days, but at my last job it was just me and my boss, and I would have LOVED this idea back then! I never had anyone to talk about nonsense with. Love watching all your videos! Oh, and the cheese plate sounds so good. I always have leftovers for lunch though.

  5. Katrina says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    What a fun addition to the way you blog. I was hoping you would share your lipstick color, it is lovely on you!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 17, 2016

      MAC Flocking Fabulous!

  6. Betsey says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I loved this!

  7. Suzanne Deal says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    As the others have commented, I LOVED this!! Can’t wait for your next cubicle convo! I work remote from home four days a week and while I don’t miss being in the office, I do miss the random cubicle convos I used to have. You’re so down to earth and easy to listen to…I’m afraid I wouldn’t get any work done if we were cublice mates! Have a great day, Kate!

    • Becca says
      Posted February 23, 2016

      Ditto completely! This was so funny and fun to me, I giggled a bunch, and I work remotely from home too so it was refreshing. I adore your awesome personality!

  8. Robin says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This seriously cracks me up, THIS IS ME AT WORK! Foooooood, Ulta sales, more food, lunch, recipes, Dr. Phil. Thank goodness my coworkers are thinking the exact same bahaha.

  9. Brooke says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    PLEASE tell me where you got your phone case! Super cute!

    • Brianna says
      Posted February 18, 2016

      I believe she raved about it in one of her blogs, I think it was nunuco design company. ;D

  10. Posted February 15, 2016

    This post is awesome! I literally felt like responding out loud, then I realized how impossible and weird that was, lol. The Veggie Tales story is so cute and reminds me so much of my niece. She picks up EVERYTHING too, so we all have to be quite careful about what we say. We’ve had a couple of “oh crap” moments. Have a great Monday, xx!

    Melissa Faye
    http://www.melissafayeblog.blogspot.com

  11. Sarah says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    That was AMAZING! Please do more! I’m a SAHM and so I’ve no adults at my “office” either. Loved it.

  12. Linda says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was great! I found myself laughing and writing down the recommendations! VeggieTales songs are definitely addicting and catchy and so fun to listen to. I sing them with my niece! You should find a way for your readers to send a little video back for more human contact.

  13. JenNiger Burkhardt says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was great! Especially the lunch one. When I worked at my last job where we had cubes this was a hot topic for us. Please keep this up!

    • Jennifer Burkhardt says
      Posted February 15, 2016

      Sorry, typo. Name is Jennifer.

  14. Alison says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was cute! When you said “hey Siri, call Justin” l, the video cut out and my Siri popped up! Guess we sound alike ?

    • Becca says
      Posted February 15, 2016

      Mine did the same thing, too funny!

  15. Lisa Tomlin says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Ok….let me just say….LOVING IT!!! I work as a remote recruiter from home and it does get LONELY at times. Please keep this on a regular….so so awesome!!

  16. tina riddell says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    LOVE this idea!! Keep ’em comin’!!

  17. Rhianna says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love this. I work in a office so I pack my lunch but we eat 21 day fix style so we do big meal prep on Sunday so we can both grab healthy lunch and go.

    • Lisa says
      Posted February 21, 2016

      I’m on the Fix too! πŸ™‚

  18. Sara says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was great! I’m a medical sales rep and I work in my car by myself every day driving to and from. I need a cubicle convo and human interaction as well thanks! Plus it’s just like a random convo you’d have off the cuff while working since I used to be in that spot years ago, we got so many tips and shared many stories we became so close!

  19. Amanda says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I LOVED your cubicle convos!!! Genius idea, funny, totally unique! Do it regularly, maybe monthly if that works! This will be my new favorite of your videos!!

  20. Amanda says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I have eaten a pb&j nearly every day for lunch since I was in high school and it never gets old! Crunchy pb and red raspberry preservatives on honey wheat bread. I guess I’ll always be a 14-year-old at heart πŸ˜‰ Fun video!

  21. Lindsey says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Loved this Kate, I watched it while I was sitting in my cube at work!! We always talk about what we are eating for lunch today. Sometimes I will pack a Lean Cuisine but today I am going to my favorite restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick!! If you are a chicken salad lover like me its fantastic!! Have a great day πŸ™‚
    Lindsey

  22. Laura says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Oh my word, Kate!!!!! So loved this!! Loved it!!!

  23. Tara Daley says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    So cute Kate! That is my fav part about working in an office. My wonderful coworkers and our morning or Fri. afternoon convos. Or being able to come in and vent to another adult. When I was home with my babies when they were first born, that is what I missed.

  24. Mandy Roe says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I heart you! Please make cubicle convos a regular thing!

  25. lilly says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    you crack me up…thanks for the fun monday am laughs before i start my work in a cubic…

  26. Michelle says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Awesome creativity Kate! I too work from home and miss the cubical convos. Please keep them coming, maybe twice a month?!?

  27. Heather says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Loved this! I work all by myself in an office (not at home) and wish I had a work mate. This made me laugh and I had a cube mate for a bit! Keep it up!

  28. Amanda says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Long time reader, first time commenter… Have you thought about adding captions for those who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing who are interested to know what you’re saying in your videos?

    Love all your posts, just wish you would add captions.

    • Amanda says
      Posted February 15, 2016

      Scratch that!!! All this time I had no idea you did include captions. Apparently I have to go into YouTube to see on/off option. It’s not accessible straight off your site. Thank you!!!! Now I’m off to re-watch all your other videos ???

    • Posted February 18, 2016

      Another Deaf listener here. Thanks for finding the captions. Now I am going to go re-watch this on youtube! And all the short hair tutorials because mine is finally long enough to DO something with.

  29. Posted February 15, 2016

    Great idea! The blogging world can be so lonely and this is a great way to connect with readers. Inspired. πŸ™‚

  30. Jennifer says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love this, Kate! on the topic of smoothies, I highly recommended the book Simple Green Smoothies. Amazon Prime it to your house – you won’t be sorry. (Random side note: My dad is green-food averse and even he has been loving the smoothies from this book. So, so good, and flavor combos I might not have thought to put together myself.)

  31. Melissa says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I’m totally flashing back to my working days before I had kids. πŸ™‚ Part of me really misses those snatches of adult conversation throughout the day!

    The lunch thing: On days when I really just ain’t got time for that, I give my boys a plate of stuff like you’re talking about. Bread, cheese, apples, things I can toss on the plate and not have to prep beyond cutting it up. I love it. And they can eat it without any help whatsoever. It’s a beautiful thing. Harder when you have a baby who needs to be spoon-fed, but as they get older and start doing finger foods it gets easier.

    Oh Veggie Tales. Sigh. The nostalgia.

  32. Becky says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love, Love, LOVE it!! I work alone in my office and it gets a little too quiet and lonely sometimes! I know the feeling of craving human interaction! Please keep doing these videos! Your boys might like Psalty the singing songbook, too. (Psalty, as in Psalms!) That, more than Veggie Tales, is the soundtrack of my childhood, and it’s a great way to get the boys geared in the right direction at a young age. You can find songs and videos on youtube or you can find albums on Psalty’s website: Psalty.com.

    (Is it just me, or is anyone still having trouble with your blog? It keeps causing Internet Explorer to crash or freeze . . . )

  33. Jamie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was SO good! And now we all want to be in the cubicle next to you!
    Your “All the Feels” playlist happens to be exactly what I listened to during my kid-free time on Saturday.

  34. Posted February 15, 2016

    Haha I love these! I work in a conference room every day, so we have some very interesting conversations too!

    Mary Kate
    http://www.mynewchicagolife.com

  35. Thea says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I think this is one of my favorite posts thus far, and I’ve been following the blog for a few years now. SO funny!!!

  36. Madeline says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I know everyone is saying this…BUT I LOVED THIS SERIES! Seriously, please do it again! You’re precious and I love reading your blog!

  37. Arijana C. says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Clever idea! I enjoyed the video

  38. Posted February 15, 2016

    So funny:)
    I have a Sheriff Callie station πŸ˜‰
    I have been trying to eat clean so I’ve been having boiled eggs & quinoa with a little maple syrup and cinnamon for lunch. (I’m a breakfast food fanatic) πŸ˜‰

  39. Brittany says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    My husband and I totally eat crackers and cheese and meats for DINNER even on busy nights!!! hahaha It’s basically an adult lunchable πŸ˜€ Just call it a ‘charcuterie’ and it sounds fancy and acceptable πŸ˜‰

  40. Courtney says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love this!! You are so hilarious πŸ™‚ I have that blender too and I think it’s pretty great as well! We got it when my little lady started eating solids to make purΓ©es. Thanks for doing this post, I really enjoyed watching it and can’t wait to see the next one!

  41. Becky says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Very cute idea….enjoyed it!
    I’m at work in a cube, BUT, sadly, some of my coworkers aren’t in to talking about these “important” things LOL So thanks for being the “young, fresh, with-it” coworker for me today πŸ˜‰

  42. Leslie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love this! LOVE err thang you do!

  43. Samantha S says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Seriously, you are SO fun. I loved this!!!! Also, would love to know what smoothing recipes that you like with kale & spinach!

  44. Lynde B says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Kate! I absolutely loved this!

  45. Kelli says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I love this! I work from home and sometimes feel lonely with nobody to talk to but the dog, especially if I don’t have meetings or conference calls!

  46. Posted February 15, 2016

    I loved this! I’m out of class today since snow is (supposedly) coming our way (I’m in Charlotte, NC)…but there’s NOTHING on the ground and I’m sorta confused. But hey, no school, so I’m cool with it. Anyways, I loved this video and I can’t wait for your next one! I’m a nanny to two boys, 4 and 2, and Veggie Tales is on REPEAT. So is the Frozen soundtrack.

    Have a good day!

  47. Francesca says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Yes Kate! I LOVE this idea! I’m home studying a lot because my university is so far away and my husband works 4am-7pm so I am forever wanting someone to chat to in my office. At the moment my loneliness and boredom manifests itself into meaningful conversations with my dog, conversations with myself in different accents or making raps – these videos may help me regain my sanity!
    X

    Reading that back over makes me think I should perhaps call more people… Ahaha.

  48. Catherine says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I would LOVE, LOVE to have you as a cub-mate!! Love this idea and will look forward to it.

  49. Catherine says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I would love, love having you as a cub-mate!! Look forward to this series…great info!

  50. Alyssa says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love everything about this new series!!

  51. Elainea says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Such a cute idea!

    Elainea
    toast the girl almighty

  52. Lindsey says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    When you said “hey Siri, call Justin”, because I was watching on my phone, it thought I said that and said, “okay, which number would you like me to call?”. ?

  53. Rae says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Great idea and super funny!! ?

  54. Marisha says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I absolutely loved this today! So cute and creative. Your personality is the best!

  55. Christy Terry says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I adore this! So great! So fun!

  56. Brooke says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    You’re the cutest.

  57. Mandii says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I love this series!!! Such a great idea! You look amazing in this video! That lip color looks great on you!

  58. Michelle says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love this cubicle convo! It does get lonely working by yourself. This was fun.
    Try listening to Laurie Berkner for David. Kids songs that I could actually tolerate without wanting to rip my ears off my head. ??? Under the shady tree, you and me…ah the memories.

  59. Michelle says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Oh and Ralph’s World. Listen to that one too!

  60. Gretchen says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was so freakin’ funny! Please keep this going, as I work in a front office and my cube mate is….not very talkative.

    • Gretchen says
      Posted February 15, 2016

      Well, I should specify, the Justine Bieber story was funny! I did love the rest of the convo–especially learning about the monthly paper subscription. Thank you!!

  61. Mandy says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    For lunch today I had leftovers from this disastrous chicken-quinoa skillet thing I found on Pinterest, and the rest of my family refused to eat it so I guess instead of fixing supper last night I accidentally meal-prepped myself an entire week of chicken-quinoa skillet thing. Ugh.

    I gotta get back to work too.

    PS Did you see the post Emily @ jones design co did today about her penmanship e-course? I so want to take it!

  62. Stacie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I worked in a large office- aka cube jungle and had a love/hate relationship with it. But now they closed that office and I work remotely from home. While I love the privacy and flexibility, I really miss the ‘over-the-cube’ conversations and speaking to another human being not by phone lol. So please keep doing these πŸ™‚ I love when you do periscopes during the day too as I’ll put it on in the background…

  63. Beth Wittenberger says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Kate, I love this! The part about David had me laughing so hard. I will be looking forward to these videos!

  64. Posted February 15, 2016

    This was so cute!! Loved it! Was watching on my iPhone and when you said “hey Siri, call Justin”– my phone thought it was me I guess and totally cut out of your show and was like “ok, which Justin do you want to call?” Bahaha.

    Also, your lipstick is adorbs!! Oh– and thanks for the paper works tip– that looks right up my alley!!!

  65. Rachael says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    So am i the only one that read the tags under the video and when you started talking about lunch and a cheese plate, I thought you were going to say to throw them all into your nutribullet!! lol
    but i loved the cubicle convo idea. I work in a cube and love popping over to chat with my fellow cubie! <3

  66. Ash says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This is so fun! I love the idea. I work from home, too, and get lonely. This was really nice (and funny!). I also drink a smoothie for breakfast each morning – I use a Ninja. For lunch, I’ve been making homemade soups lately, to beat the cold weather and get even more veggies into my diet. My favorite is tomato – I make it in the Ninja and store the leftovers in tupperware – really good!

    PS – that lip color is beautiful on you! It inspired me to go put on some lipstick. I’ve been loving the Nars satin lip pencil in Rikugien (rose pink).

  67. Sarah says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Hahahaha!!! Also so lunch thing— my SIL just told me about packing her lunch when she’s fixing breakfast- genius! So I make it and then heat it up or what not.
    Also– we had to ban veggie tales songs because they won’t ever leave anyone’s brains, ever. πŸ™‚

  68. carmen says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Hi, Kate! LOVED THIS! Had a hard time concentrating ’cause I kept wanting to ask you what lipstick you were wearing!!!! Let us know!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 17, 2016

      MAC Flocking Fabulous!

  69. Melanie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    loved this, Kate. You have such a great way of connecting with your readers and this one feels the most intimate of all, like we’re your friend at work – mission accomplished!
    Also PLEASE do tell us what lipstick you’re wearing here, I need it ASAP!

    • Kate says
      Posted February 17, 2016

      MAC Flocking Fabulous!

  70. Evelina says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This is SO cute! I work in a cubicle and conversations like this totally happen. Along with office gossip, which I hate. Can you maybe post about what you put in your smoothie? I know you mentioned kale and spinach but I stink at smoothie-making and never know what to add. Also, all of our cubicle convos end with “alright, I should get back to work, but I just had to tell you that.” LOL!!!

  71. Jenna says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Hey cubie! So my cat did this funny thing on Sat. Funny to me. Not so much for her. She was playing in a big Bath and Bodyworks bag and got her little head caught in the handle, freaked out and was racing around our condo with the bag following her. Poor little thing was freaked but I couldn’t help but laugh. Lunch today was cold pizza and an apple, not the best but we were running late this morning. Have a good rest of your day!

    Jenna
    http://Www.loveabibliophile.ca

  72. Stephanie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I love this!! Looking forward to more of them! Dying to know: lip color, nail color & where your top is from? πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  73. Pamela says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love it!!!!

  74. Bethany says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    You are so funny! We could totally be friends!

  75. Jenn Duff says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Check out Slugs and Bugs for your boys for music too! I have 2 boys, 3 1/2 year old and 2 year old, (and a 4 month old girl! ek!) and they LOVE Slugs and Bugs! It’s a nice change from Veggie Tales (also my childhood, though my boys don’t love it when mommy sings. LOL.) Also, check out Owlegories (there are apps, or you can buy the DVDs.) Another Christian cartoon my kids love.

  76. Hollie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    LOVED this! Keep em coming!

  77. Misty Friedrichs says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Kate! I. Loved. This. I found myself almost responding because it was just so…real…okay now I sound scary, but I could totally find myself in this exact same dialogue at work. Random things that pop in your head & you just have to share with someone. I hope you continue it. I cracked UP at David’s request to call Justin Biebaahh. Keep doing what you do!

  78. Debra says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This is hilarious. And great. I can so relate to the need to share a thought with a real adult person during a workday alone. Please continue. And I have that shirt too! Love it.

  79. Susanna says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Ahh..Veggie Tales, The Donut Man.. as a preschool teacher these are often my jams! Go Fish is another great one to look up! I’m definitely looking forward to more cubicle convos! πŸ™‚

  80. Holly Stewart says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Best Post!! Loved it! Can’t wait for the next one!

  81. ElizabethB says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was great!

  82. Posted February 15, 2016

    I immediately put the lipstick you are wearing on my wish list when I saw it on Instagram a few days ago but this video made me run off and order it! Sooo pretty! Now I just need that adorable shirt!

    Also, as many others have said, I adored this video! Keep them coming!

  83. Becky says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    You are SERIOUSLY the cutest. ??

  84. Vicki says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Loved this post! I never have commented before, but I love this so much I had to. My favorite part of your blog/social media is when you just chat with us :). Also, my son (18 months) loves Big Block Sing Song – and so do we! Clever kids songs that aren’t so terrible! You probably have seen their videos on Disney after Mickey Mouse episodes. We LOVE it! Volume 1 is the best!

  85. Nanette says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I absolutely love this! I also work from home so I completely understand where you are coming from! Thank you for sharing and I hope you do more of them!

  86. Emily says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I loved this! lol I felt like we were hanging out! Definitely keep doing these. πŸ™‚

  87. Jenn I says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    You’re hilarious and I love everything you post.

  88. Allison says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I just want to say that I LOVED THIS VIDEO! I am pretty sure it is your best video ever haha. I cracked up when you started talking about cutting your finger. I would totally be your cube mate.

  89. Kim says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was seriously your best blog post ever!!!! I totally laughed out loud all the way, and love that your personality shined throughout. I think we all enjoy the “pretty” and polished posts, but it’s the every day real life that most of us are drawn to. Thumbs up for more videos just like this!

  90. Marcy Vander Ploeg says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    It’s official…you’re my new best friend! ?
    Marcy

  91. Katie says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This is by far one of my favorites! I have a new position at a school that puts me by myself in an office for a bit and would love to have a cubicle mate. I hope you continue these! Loved it!

  92. Jaime Brooks says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    OMG this was seriously the highlight to my day! I love it! You totally crack me up and remind me of hanging out with my bestie. Please do more of these random conversations. They make me smile!

  93. Christine says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    This was super fun way to start a Monday morning! Next time share what color nail polish
    and lipstick because you make it looks great; I know I’m not the only one wondering πŸ™‚

  94. Ashley Hlavaty says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    Love the Cubicle Convos!! So fun and relaxed! Can’t wait for the next one!

  95. Lynn says
    Posted February 15, 2016

    I adore you. That’s all!

  96. Christine says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    That was so adorable! Just like how I am at work with my workmates! Do more of them. Keep an eye on your finger make sure it’s not infected!!!! Oh ya, I would have to tell you what I did on the weekend if we were working side by side in a cubicle. So what did you do over the weekend? I usually eat dinner leftovers for lunch and your lunch idea is a good one!

  97. Anna says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Pssst! Hey….

    I meant to tell you we had an awesome get-together this morning while I was getting ready for work and we sat in our imaginary cubicle.
    Thanks for being such a friend. πŸ˜‰

    Honestly though, this was probably the most fun and relaxing and enjoyable video I have seen in a long time. Really, really loved this!
    Let’s chat some more soon! πŸ™‚

  98. Nicole Hoge says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Love this.. Please do a post on illumination makeup.

  99. Kate H says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I loved this! I work from home with a wedding invitation business so I totally get it! Lunch is a tough thing for me too! I really try to make enough for dinner the night before that I can have leftovers. Or, I’ll make a big batch of soup or something that I can eat all week!

  100. Cindy J says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I LOVE this! I work at an office but this is so fun! You are more entertaining than some of my *actual* co-workers. You’re really conversational and witty and, although it does come across in your writing, this video showcases your personality well and now I feel like we’re best friends!

    Keep doing these!! πŸ™‚

  101. Betty says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I think you need some IRL friends. The other day I was thinking how addicted you are to social media (you are every where all the time) and now this just seals the deal. You are lonely for real interaction, and the more lonely you get, the more social media posts you do. Please try disconnecting for a few days, enjoy your family and spend some time away from the cameras.

  102. Elissa says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I love these cubicle convos! Such a fun idea, and I love hearing about the little details of your life. Thank you Kate for being so refreshing and such an role model as a wife and mother.

  103. Hannah says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I LOVE this you need to do more of these!!! I love the beauty stuff you post but I love the everyday stuff almost even more!!

  104. Stephanie says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    This was fantastic! It genuinely felt like two co-workers chatting! Definitely a great addition to the already great content you include on the blog!

  105. Cerissa says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Ha! I loved the little chat! I was cracking up at your expression when you brought up lunch -amen, sister! I stay at home with my kids too and I get so tired of deciding what to feed everyone! A cheese/snack/veggie plate is a great idea! Love Jones Design Company too! Haven’t used the paperworks yet but her blog is always on my list for when I need to have a mom moment to myself. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on video…it was hilarious and fun?

  106. Diane says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Haha Kate! You are hilarious!!!

  107. Kristen says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Please keep the Cubicle Convos on the regular! It was awesome and hilarious! Reminds me of my daily convos at work! Thank you!

  108. Kristin DeSalle says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Love it!! I work from home too and miss the human interaction. This made me laugh out loud! Btw, I eat spaghetti squash with tomatoes and Parmesan for lunch everyday πŸ™‚ what do you put in your smoothies?
    Kristin

  109. Melissa says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    This was so funny! And informative… And right before I sat down to watch this, I grabbed some crackers and cheese, salami, hummus, carrots and sugar snap peas. Then you asked what I was having for lunch…. And I was like, “a cheese plate!” Then you said you wanted a cheese plate and I just giggled because it was too coincidental. Love you Kate!

  110. Posted February 16, 2016

    This was great! And you’re hilarious. I love it! Love your blog. πŸ™‚

  111. Sarah Twomey says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Thanks for the tip about the Veggietales station. My 2 and 4 year old LOVE Veggietales. πŸ™‚ Never thought to check into a Pandora station!

  112. Ashley says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    That was super cute! Loved it!

  113. Cindi O says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    In the non-creepiest way possible, you can totally come stay with me for alt summit. I’m about 10 minutes from where the magic happens. I’m not a blogger, so I’ve never been, but I know it’s a big deal. You definitely need to visit someday!

  114. lw says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Cute! This is exactly what’s missing in blog posts. It was fun having a cubicle convo with you. More to come?

  115. Jamie says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I work in a cube environment and you nailed it!
    PS – what is your lipstick color?

    • Kate says
      Posted February 17, 2016

      MAC Flocking Fabulous!

      • Kearstin says
        Posted February 17, 2016

        I’m so glad someone asked that! I need that color in my life!

  116. Jill says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I loved this! I also work from home and sometimes I text my friends like they’re in the cube next to me, lol.

  117. Carmen H says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Veggie tale songs are so much fun. I would always turn on the classical music station when they were babies in the car. It would calm them down and make them fall asleep. As they got older we would make up stories about what may be happening in the “story”of the music. They learned to play musical instruments as they got in school. One learned the french horn and joined the band. The other learned to played the piano. To this day they appreciate classical music. Plus Mozart is supposed to help the brain develop for math. Love your video!

  118. Melissa M says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Aw, I love this idea! I have to say that I’m from Illinois, too, and I moved down to Alabama nearly four years ago. Even though I’ve met some wonderful people, I love your videos so much because your sense of humor reminds me of my friends back home.

  119. Jessica says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    This was great! Can’t wait for another one. πŸ™‚

  120. Elise says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Hahaha! This was great! I was cracking up through the whole Justin Bieber story. Good video. It would be fun if this became a regular segment. Totally understandable if you can’t, though! πŸ™‚ You do so much already. I love reading and watching everything on your blog.

  121. Sarah says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    Loved this new segment!

  122. Tuare says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    I had my phone right next to my laptop and Siri was activated by you saying, “Hey, Siri. Call Justin.” so my phone decided to call a random Justin.
    Totally freaked me out!

  123. Abijah Yu says
    Posted February 16, 2016

    If you need some great kid music, Seeds family worship music cds (all on Amazon or the website itself) is really pretty good for kids. My kid’s favorite is “the mouth speaks”.

  124. Abbey says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    You are hilarious! Definitely keep doing these πŸ™‚

  125. Posted February 17, 2016

    Cute! I was kicking myself yesterday when I didn’t have my headphones to listen because I AM in a cubicle. πŸ™‚

    We have actually started making meat and cheese platters a normal thing because I can pile something on there for everyone and make it look all fancy. We started doing it and all piling together and eating off of the board and watching a movie and the kids loved it. It felt so relaxed, fun and different, and surprisingly sophisticated. One recommendation, don’t buy the pre-sliced packages of meat, get it at the deli. The quality is good and it’s way cheaper! This is probably going way too far into detail, but you’ve tapped a new love of mine, so this is what I like to put on our platters: salami, prosciutto (sometimes wrapped around melon), crackers, 2 types of cheeses, olives, sundried tomatoes, grapes, a cutie peeled and ready to snack on. It’s fun to just assemble dinner and not have to cook!

  126. Maria says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    This was awsome Kate! I Love it!

  127. Amy says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    I absolutely loved this. What I want to know is what everyone is doing for their work at home jobs? I would love to know!

  128. Myra says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    Totally LOVE This. Wish you were in the office next to me!! We would have fun!!

  129. Sydni says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    I loved this!!! Please keep it up! Also yessss for veggie tales. I used to obnoxiously sing I love My Lips or Everybody Has a Waterbuffalo allll the time.

  130. Kari Tyree says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    Love the chat! Clever and ofcourse adorable!

  131. Tara says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    I usually work alone in my office, too, so I appreciate my new cubicle mate (you)! Everyone needs that one work buddy to tell all the stuff to!

  132. Amy says
    Posted February 17, 2016

    What a cool odea for videos! I loved wathing this! I work in a cubicle and have for nearly 8 years now. Although me and my cubicle neighbor chat all day long while typing and working, I related to this very well lol Too funny and love your gorgeous lip stick color! Such a pretty shade and finish!

  133. Lacey says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    You’re a total crack up! Thanks for the laughs!
    Thanks for the Color Story share, just downloaded and it’s totally awesome! We have a new baby girl, 3 weeks old, which gives me lots of pictures to have fun with!

  134. Gloria says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    Loved this post!

  135. olga says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    More of these please! loved the video!

  136. Chelsey says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    This was so cute! Thanks for visiting with us πŸ™‚

  137. Kristen says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    I have started doing avocado toast and hard boiled eggs. So good and keep me full til dinner. Also we do a sort of cheese plate for my kids. They call it “bunch of snacks” it’s cheese, cutie, raisins, peanut butter, ham, apple sauce. It changes but they love it because they think they got away with having snacks for lunch.

  138. Jackie says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    Kate, this was excellent and hilarious!! I always enjoy listening to you!
    Also – Veggie Tales – yes!!! Lol
    Keep them coming!

  139. Cathy Smith says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    We are ALL about the Veggie Tales in our car too! Just wait til they start singing along with you, best thing ever! Our three year old’s current favorite is “Pizza Angel” and he knows every word. πŸ˜€

  140. Brianna A says
    Posted February 18, 2016

    You had me at “…it was a bad flesh wound”

  141. Brieanne says
    Posted February 19, 2016

    Love the cubicle convo. And cheese plates…

    Funny story: I was sitting in bed watching this video and drinking my morning coffee VERY early before my kids woke up. Well apparently our voices sound quite a bit alike because when you said “hey Siri… Call Justin” my phone, which was on the nightstand nearby, got to work. I could hear it ringing but because I was only 5-6 sips into my first cup I couldn’t move fast enough to stop it from dialing. Thankfully it was calling my dermatologist and not a sleeping friend. Lol. Have a nice weekend!

  142. Amy says
    Posted February 19, 2016

    So fun to listen to! I’ve also developed a rash on my wedding ring finger. If you figure out a cure, I’d love to hear it!
    I like to do peanut butter & banana on toast for lunch. I have 3 little boys, so I know it can be a challenge to Feed yourself. I also will eat an apple with peanut butter sometimes.
    Love your videos & reviews on products. Keep up the good work! ?

  143. Katie says
    Posted February 20, 2016

    That was so much fun to watch – completely brought me back to my days at work when I used to do the same thing – peek my head over the cubicles to chat about something fun! Lol. The best part of this was that I was watching the video on my Iphone and during your Justin Bieber story when you started talking about your Iwatch and how you talk into it and say, “Hey Siri, call Justin” – the Siri on my IPhone totally came up and was like, “Okay, do you want me to call Justin Cell or Dustin…?” It was hilarious and totally weird at the same time. Haha. Can’t wait for the next cubicle convo – thanks for sharing!

  144. Patti says
    Posted February 22, 2016

    So you should know that, as a homeschooling mom of 6, I’m starved for adult interaction during the day….so this was pretty awesome.! It made unloading the dishwasher so much more enjoyable. So, thanks for that! LOL I hope you do more in the future.

  145. Ashley says
    Posted February 22, 2016

    I would love to have you as a cubicle buddy! You are too funny! Had me laughing the who time. Love the lip color. Plan to buy it this week.

  146. Katie F says
    Posted February 23, 2016

    I LOVE this! It really seemed like you were leaning over your work desk to tell me a quick tidbit and you had me cracking up. What nail,polish are you wearing? I’m tired of my dark colored polishes and you’ve been rocking some light toned ones. Mind doing a spring polish post?

  147. Erin says
    Posted February 24, 2016

    OMG, I am a stay at home mom, and I love your cubicle combos! I actually feel like Im talking to you! hahaha! If we lived close we could totally be besties.

  148. Sarah says
    Posted February 24, 2016

    Well that was adorable! Love this idea; it’s like a periscope without having to block creeps every 15 seconds!

  149. Jessica C. says
    Posted February 27, 2016

    LOVED this! As a SAHM I also miss having people to share those occasional “snippets” with.

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  151. Stephanie says
    Posted March 8, 2016

    What a great / fun idea. I LOVE IT!!!

  152. Liza Starr says
    Posted March 9, 2016

    Loved this post — I want to be your cube mate! Thanks for the great links; I signed up for the paper goods, watched the Alt Summit video with Elle Luna (yes, just a bit too in touch with the inner-child for me, but still interesting!), and downloaded the photo app. BTW, I love those single-serve ready-made salads from Costco for lunch — super fast and easy, and healthy, too! I also like the Sweet Kale/7 Super Foods Salad in a bag (in the cold room at Costco). It has lots of good stuff, a sweet dressing, and topped with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. I could eat that stuff all day long! (And I have to eat it for lunch cause my husband says it tastes like I dumped the clippings from the lawnmower bag in a bowl — he won’t eat it!)

  153. Annette says
    Posted March 14, 2016

    Fun video!! I’m cracking up…my iPhone was sitting on the desk while listening to this, and when you said “Hey Siri call Justin” it activated my Siri and she says “Call Jeff?” LOL

  154. Caitlin sulham says
    Posted March 14, 2016

    Soooo, my husband (Justin) refers to me as “traffic and weather together” because he believes I am obsessed with both! I cannot confirm nor deny his allegation!!!

  155. Posted March 30, 2016

    Oh My Gosh this made me laugh so much! I could totally see myself doing this to a cube partner πŸ™‚ My thoughts throughout the day are so random and all over the place too. Having someone next to me to talk about nonsense if about the only thing I miss about working in an office πŸ™‚ I may have to share my random thoughts on my blog as well some times. Thanks for sharing!!

  156. Blakley says
    Posted May 4, 2016

    Love this! And I watched this on my break at work, in my cubicle, so its basically like you were right next to me! So cool! Will you do a post about your smoothies and which ones you like best, which ones keep you full, etc.?