On Friendships, Fears, Shoes & My Upcoming Target Collection

Last week I recorded my very first radio interview with Falen Bonsett Lambert, co-host of KDWB’s “Dave Ryan in the Morning Show“. For the out-of-staters who aren’t familiar with her or the show, there are plenty of reasons to love Falen. She throws down one-liners in a way that would make Amy Poehler proud and she’s totally comfortable in her own skin. To no one’s surprise, she’s quickly become Minnesota’s most relatable media sweethearts.

I was a little scared to listen to the interview myself (because hearing your own voice is WEIRD) but I’m sharing it with you here because it aligns what you read on the blog to me, the voice. It is so easy to hide behind the written word (or perfect picture) as a blogger and as I put my (real) self out there a little bit more, connecting with you all becomes even more important.


Interviewing with Falen was just like finding a new friend you can talk to for hours. You can listen to the whole interview below. Hope you enjoy it! <3

Image: Photographed by Jonty Davies for Marie Claire US October 1998

  • Your voice sounds beautiful! Kudos to you on all the successes and for finding new mediums to share who you are and what you do.

    It helps so many of us who aspire to achieve the kind of success you’ve experienced to date, Kate! Thank you for being a leader (even if it’s not always so fearless to be the girl at the front). Big hugs from a fellow midwesterner!

  • Listened this morning when Joe shared it. So awesome. Plus, it was nice to hear some Minnesota voices through my computer while I did my morning email clean up 😉 Congrats Kate! We are so happy for you!!!! Miss you guys!

  • Kate–thank you for sticking to your guns and staying true to who are you! I agree with what Erin said about being a leader. You truly are an inspiration!

  • I love that Fallen said she was fan-girling over you! So..one of my close friends Nathan O’Malley (Leatherworks MN) said he knows you and I had a fangirl moment myself! He said he would introduce us someday and I said ‘no way! she is too awesome.’


    • Thanks, Heather! I lived in Carmel in the late 80s-early 90s. The best recommendation I could give was for this sweet playground right by our family’s neighborhood! Ha! Wish I could be of more help. It’s a beautiful part of the country!

  • This was amazing and so real Kate. I felt like I was catching up with a friend which is definitely what we’re all looking for while visiting our favorite blogs!

  • I enjoyed this interview so much it was honest and hilarious. It felt like I was listening to two friends catching up. Kate you never disappoint , thanks.

  • Always scary to hear yourself, but it was a great interview! Such an amazing compliment to have someone say that they can always tell the images you’ve posted – it means you’re style is really clear and you’re communicating your brand so well. You’re doing great stuff 🙂

  • Kate, this is so lovely! It was such a pleasant surprise to hear your voice and feel like it was something familiar and so much like myself. I too grew up in Indiana and Chicago, and I felt so connected to your story. I love your blog and have been coming to it regularly for inspiration for the last few years. Your latest posts have been both moving and reassuring, and of course honest. Thank you for being a source of thoughtfulness and creativity, and for carefully selecting the wonderful new contributors whose work I also admire and now follow.

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  • I loved this interview! Thanks so much for sharing so openly, both in the interview and especially on the blog. You are an inspiration! I especially love to see such amazing representation of Minnesota – I’ll always be a Minnesota girl at heart.

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