RadarOnline.com spotted Kate leaving a local nail salon in Reading, Pennsylvania.
It was clear she was marking the anniversary with some solo time: a little self-indulgence after a tough twelve months, in which her marriage meltdown was played out in the spotlight.
While her famous eight were being looked after by a nanny, Kate, 35, also did a little crafting outside her Wernersville home.
But as Kate admitted this week, she has had a tough time finding peace.
“I don’t think I really know how to even relax anymore,” she told People.
“Any little shred I had of that is gone.”
Kate trades off custody of the kids with Jon, 33, at the family’s home in Pennsylvania.
But life with Jon, says Kate, “feels like 10 years ago.”
“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but it’s not any calmer,” she said.
“It just appears calmer on the surface. It’s just I’ve had to internalize and keep quiet the rest of the stress. But it bubbles within me and it spills over, and sometimes [the kids] see it.”