02.13.2015 § Leave a comment

So people in the office today may be calling me a sailor. But considering I’m headed to Miami tomorrow and will be spending a little bit of time actually on the water, I think I’m OK with that!

Wearing Stripes

See more like this on Insta (@npk412) or Pinterest (“A little of my personal style” board).


02.12.2015 § 1 Comment

This week I decided I’d embrace floral. And a fresh haircut. Oh. And of course the selfie!

Yes. Men wear floral.

See more like this on Insta (@npk412) or Pinterest (“A little of my personal style” board).


02.09.2015 § Leave a comment

Quoted from the intro to Madonna’s “Living For Love” performance at the Grammy’s.

Let's start a revolution. Living for Love. Madonna. Quote.

Let’s start a revolution. A revolution of love.


01.22.2015 § 2 Comments

Yesterday was the third anniversary of getting my “all or nothing” tattoo. I posted the two pictures below on my Instagram account (@npk412), and then got to reflecting on why I got the tattoo I did in the first place.

All or Nothing Tattoo

All or Nothing Tattoo

You can read the full story behind why I chose “all or nothing” here, which may be my favorite post I’ve ever written.

“Today, ten years after coming out.”

Have your own story? Tell me in the comments!


01.15.2015 § Leave a comment

Some days I work from home.

Some days Bennington offers to help.

Well, today is not one of those days.

Dogs wearing glasses. Bennington the rescue dog. (@BenningtonTheGreat on Insta) #natepk

Dogs wearing glasses.

Follow Bennington on Instagram: @BenningtonTheGreat


01.10.2015 § Leave a comment

This past fall we began looking into the idea of adopting a dog. We kept our eyes open and even put in a few applications that were unfortunately just minutes too late. Luckily, those misses all resulted in the pups still going home with a great family … and meant that we would be open to meet Bennington.

Bennington is a rescue dog (who was known as “Rusty” during his several weeks ​with a foster fam) that we stumbled across a few days before New Year’s Eve. We put in our application right after we finished reading his profile, and by the weekend had our house visit and got the approval to meet our dog.

We picked him up in Madison that ​​day, and the rest will be history.

If you’d like to follow that history, he’s on Instagram and you can find him at @BenningtonTheGreat.

And if you’re considering getting a dog in the future, consider a rescue.


12.23.2014 § Leave a comment

This November we took a long weekend to explore a new city: Montreal. Was amazing, and here are some tips for you to make it amazing as well.

1) Go back in the summer. We LOVED the city, but definitely felt a trip when it was warm would be better.
2) Find the biggest leaf you can, and hide your face behind it.

Big leaves in Canada
3) Eat maple-flavored anything whenever you can.
4) Learn a few French phrases. Like, “I would like that in maple.”

You’re welcome.


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