Friday, June 29, 2012

My Better Half - Nate + Katie-01

Nate and Katie! Oh how fond I am of these two. What a joy it has been to work with each of them this past year on Kinfolk. They are such a good team...and together, I think they can do anything. Honestly. They are humanitarians, they are artists (scroll to see driftwood creations, beautiful stationery and breathtaking photography), music lovers (love their playlists!), and entrepreneurs (founders of Kinfolk Magazine). I am grateful to call them friend.

Side note: Sometimes, when I look over Cree's shoulder, I find him looking up houses for sale in Portland....I'm pretty sure he wants to be neighbors. Yes please!

Thank you Nate and Katie for being a part of My Better Half!

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KATIE
1. Cries during every episode of Parenthood.
2. Hasn't grown since the seventh grade.
3. Dreams of someday opening a teashop.

NATHAN
1. Sleeps with ear plugs every night.
2. Can build anything with driftwood and hot glue.
3. Dreams of being a cellist like Yo-Yo Ma.

THEIR STORY
They met while going to school in Hawaii three years ago. Nate worked at the university newspaper right next to the games center where Katie worked. He says he walked by her counter enough times to memorize her work schedule before he had the guts to say "hello". They dated for three quick months before they were engaged, then married later in Canada. They're now living in a sleepy coastal town in Oregon where they work on Kinfolk together.

Thank you Nate and Katie for being a part of My Better Half!

Photographs by Parker Fitzgerald

23 comments:

  1. They are completely inspiring. And she's stunning!

    (Also, I totally cry every single time I watch Parenthood, too. It never, ever fails)

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  2. I was waiting for them to be on here!

    (I'm also glad someone else likes Parenthood and cries on every episode as well)

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    1. I know it! Me too! I tear up every time. Can't wait for next season.

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    2. i LOVE PARENTHOOD! when is next season? geesh i can't get enough of it.

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  3. I love their story! Beautiful photos, too. AND, I've heard so much about Parenthood - must start watching this soon! Katie's tea shop would definitely be the most beautiful place ever - I'd imagine it would look like their kitchen.

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  4. The tea shop idea reminds me of Cranford. What a lovely idea.

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  5. i got mocked for crying at every Parenthood. now i have proof that i am not alone.

    also, it seems there have been a lot of red-head guys featured? no? maybe? i have not seen this many red-heads in a while.

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  6. Beautiful. Was looking forward to seeing these two on here! Love your designs Amanda! I'm a big fan.

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  7. Ha, I cry every time I watch Parenthood too! Glad we all have that in common. =)

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  8. So glad to hear that I'm not the only one who weeps when watching Parenthood. Sad parts, happy parts, it doesn't matter, I'm crying at them all!

    Kinfolk is absolutely amazing. I dream of getting one of my pieces in there someday :)

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  9. I love reading the stories of how people meet! A tea shop sounds awesome!
    Keep on the good work, Amanda!

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  10. One more vote for portland.

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  11. My husband and I went to dinner with these two a few months ago. Such kind, wonderful people. I loved this feature - thank you!

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  12. Gosh I just love these posts.
    What a sweet couple, Kinfolk is such an inspiring magazine, I love it.
    Also, I am apparently the only one unfamiliar with Parenthood. Going to have to look into it!

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  13. loving the better half marathon. a lot of my favorites. especially love these two from our hawaii days!

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  14. love these; the stories, the photos, the graphics.
    This one it a favourite, partly because I'm mad about tea. :)

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  15. What a handsome couple! I didn't know who was behind the magazine, so thanks for the introduction!

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  16. So glad to know more about them! They are amazing people. I love my volume of Kinfolk (and am devouring it gradually). I live in Hawaii, so it's neat to know they met here! :)

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  17. What an inspiring couple... thanks so much for sharing! <3

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  18. completely inspiring. i'd be a regular in katie's tea shop. (and now off to find out what parenthood is) x

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  19. Aww, my husband and I only dated for 3 months before we got engaged too!

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  20. Very cute couple you got there. If they're looking for affordable new crib, I can always suggest them to look for letting agents liverpool. I heard they are one of the best.

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