made with lemons was created to celebrate life and all it has to offer: the sweet, the sour and everything in between. The blog follows the lives of a blonde and brunette duo in their late twenties as they eat, drink, shop, laugh and try to navigate their way through this crazy-beautiful life.
Through this blog we hope to share some of what we have learned thus far. Some of the major challenges we have faced, accomplishments we have made and the failures we have overcome. Parties we have planned, friends we have made, drinks we have enjoyed… and all of the other things that make life worth living. We also hope to create a positive community, not only to share our stories but to hear yours as well! We think we can learn a lot from each other! So without further ado we invite you to sit back, relax, put on your yoga pants, pour out some sauvignon blanc, and make yourselves at home!
Sincerely your friends,
Katie & Kristin
KATIE “The Brunette” IACOBELLI
Creator & Writer
My whole life all I dreamed of was growing up, getting married, having babies and all of the wonderful things that would go along with that! Then it happened. Well no babies yet, other than an overly demanding, bossy, beyond crazy, puppy. However I did grow up, get married and became a homeowner. The reality I stepped into was far from anything I had seen in any Disney movie or episode of Friends. There are no Fairy Godmothers or magic wands to do the laundry, buy the groceries, cook the meals or pay the bills (I am so sorry to burst your bubble if you thought that was how it worked). The transition was a tough one. I learned very quickly that juggling household chores, a full time career AND maintaining a social life was going to take a lot of work! It definitely has and I am still learning this new balance each and every day, but there is beauty in all the chaos. At least that is what I keep telling myself! I hope that in sharing my story I am letting someone, somewhere, know they are not alone. We are all in this crazy ride together that all the classes in the world cannot prepare you for! When life gives you lemons you make lemonade, and if you’re like me you add a little bit of champagne too 😉 .
KRISTIN “The Blonde” PAUL
Creative Director & Writer
After spending five years working on the Toronto Stock Exchange and finding everyday more dreadful than the last I knew my life needed some major change! The very idea of spending the rest of my days cooped-up in a fluorescently-lit cubical horrified me… I felt so caged! Riding the elevators day-after-day with stressed out and exhausted looking individuals was majorly depressing, I knew that this couldn’t possibly be my fate too. After a chain of both fortunate and unfortunate events I found myself packing-up my city life and heading due South. (…And just to clarify, by ‘South’ I simply mean ‘Southern Ontario’ lol). But regardless of how South I actually ended up, I love my little town and all it has to offer. The best part about it is – I am Happy! – not all the time because well, I think that is impossible but I am significantly happier now! On top of that, I feel so blessed to be able to share my journey and my happiness with all of you. And hopefully somewhere along the way possibly even help to inspire you to find your own version of Happy – whatever or wherever it may be!