Monday, February 28, 2011

Sister Love

A couple nights ago my sister, Annie, pulls out the camera and is like, "Katie I wanna take some pictures with you!"  Hehe ;)

Yep...we are weird-o's.

Hahaha! ;)

I have like the best sister in the world, folks.

Love you, Annie girl!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Challenge (reflection)

This week's subject is reflection.  I tried to do something kinda different and creative.  I like how it turned out!

What do you think?

P.S. That CD in the photo is my Owl City CD. <3  Just in case you wanted to know.  Hehehe ;)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dear Zach,

My oldest younger brother (Hrrm...that's weird wording. lol) is 15 years old today. 

Hmm...  How did that happen? ;) 

Zachary and I pretty much grew up together.  We're only a little less than two years apart in age.  I never really thought of him as my 'little' brother...just my brother.  Ya know?

Here's a little birthday note from me to him. :)

Dear Zachary,
Happy birthday to YOU!  I hope your day is a great one.

Do you feel any different?  Now that you're 15 years old?  I remember 15.  That was when I really got excited about being able to drive.  I can't believe you'll be driving next year!  Then I get to tease you about parking crooked like you do me all the time! ;)

It's the weirdest thing having to look up to you.  You were shorter than me forever and now you're nearly a head taller than me.  Ha!  Tarzan! ;) (inside joke)

I know we joke around a lot...and act like goof balls (hehe) but I am so blessed to have you as my brother.  You're one of my best friends. 

Love ya Zach!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

More of my Ramblings...

Are you ready for another post of randomness? ;)

Me? Lady Deathstrike?
Logan's birthday party was Friday night.  He had a super hero dress-up party.  We had a lot of fun with it!  I dressed up as Lady Deathstrike.  My siblings could probably give you an hour long explanation of who she is (lol), but I'll be short and sweet.  No worries.

Lady Deathstrike is a super villain with indestructible metal finger nails that extend out about a foot.  Pretty neat if I don't say so myself.

Here's a photo.  By the way, I made those claws myself.  I'm pretty proud of them.  Hehe ;)
                                                                                                {Not my photo.}
Do you see the resemblance? ;)

Polyvore <3
Yep.  It's official.  I have a new addiction.  Polyvore.

Here's some sets I've done.  I'm still kinda getting my feet wet, but I like how they turned out.

Do you have a Polyvore?  Let me know and I'll go check out your profile. :)

Allied Health Student
Yes!  That Allied Health Student up^ there is me!  I started observations at the hospital last Thursday and continue them for 6 weeks.  I'm really excited.  (But nervous too.)  I even get a nifty little hospital badge!  It makes me feel important. ;)

2 Weeks & 5 Days
{Not my photo.}
What happens in 2 weeks and 5 days on March 11 you ask?  My 17th birthday!  Wow.  It's kinda mind blowing if you ask me.

For my birthday I've decided I want to give my blog a bit of a makeover.  I've had this design since last summer, so I thought it was time for a change.  I'm excited about it! :)

That's all for now.  I'll write soon!  Have a blessed Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

100th Post!

^Do you see that?^

Guess who's on their 100th blog post?

That would be me. ;) 

So, I was trying to figure out what to do for this post.  I had my first photo contest in honor of it but I didn't really know what to do for the actual 100th post.  I thought, why not thank my lovely followers for stickin' with me for all these (sometimes meaningless and very random) posts. ;)

Sometimes I don't really grasp the fact that 60+ people read this humble little blog of mine filled with all my thoughts and happenings of my life.  I started it one random day when I was about 15 and never dreamed it'd get this big.  I didn't even know if I'd stick with it.  And now, the thought of not blogging... Wow.  Better not even dwell on that too long. 

Somewhere on this blogging adventure I've fallen in love with it.  And having/ getting to know all of you is like icing and sprinkles and syrup all mixed into one, on this bloggy cake of goodness.  If that makes any sense at all.  So thank you so much followers and readers of HEllo highLIGHTS! :)

It's been 100 posts.  And I hope there will be many more to come. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is in the Air

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I hope each and every one of you had a great day!  I know I sure did. :)

Yesterday my little brother, Logan, started making his valentine's for his friends so he could pass them out at church.  Well, needless to say, he decided to 'share the love' and decorate our house with the little heart stickers you use to seal valentines.  I couldn't help but make a photo shoot out of it. ;)

My doggy, Nickel, got 'decorated' as well.  This picture is probably the fifteenth one I took of him, too.  He just wouldn't stand still for me.  Ha!

Logan gave me a sticker! :)
{By the way, thank you to my sister, Anna, who took this photo.}

I woke up early this morning for our annual Valentine's Day breakfast.  My mom decorated the kitchen and made heart shaped pancakes.  Yum!

Then we each got a little present.  This year I got a sweater from the Family Christian Store that I love!  Plus chocolate.  Valentine's Day just isn't right without chocolate.  In my opinion. ;)

Well, I am off to bed.  But I'll leave you with a scripture verse.  One of my favorites.

"...And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:14

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Remember when you were 11?

I remember when I was 11.  I felt like I was practically a grown up.  I was nearly a pre-teen for goodness' sake!  But...I'm not 11 any more.  That was a while ago.  Almost 6 years ago in fact. 

Guess who's 11 now?  My baby brother.  I know.  It's totally crazy!  He's growing up too fast.  I'm considering putting a brick on his head.

You know, when you watch somebody younger than you grow up you totally know what all the adults mean when they say they feel old because you're so big.  Or when they say time flies.

Ok, here's my happy birthday letter to my bubby. :)

Dear Logan Joe,
Today's your birthday.  Congratulations!  I hope you have an amazing day!  I can't believe you're eleven years old already!  How crazy is that?!

Did you know you're the only one I remember being born?  I remember when you were a baby.  I remember wondering what you'd look like, or how you'd act, or what your hobbies would be when you grew up.

I think it's cool how I'm the only one (other than Grandaddy sometimes) who calls you Logan Joe. ;)

Did you know that you're a lot like me?  I think it's very neat that I can understand you because I'm the same way.

I want you to know that I love you so much!  No matter how many birthdays you have you'll always be my baby brother.  Don't grow up too fast, ok?  

  Love you bunches little man,

P.S. I didn't take all of these photos.  I just put my watermark on them so nobody would take them or nothing like that. :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

{Mirror Me} Photo Contest Winners

Again, thank you so much to everyone who entered!

Now, are you ready to know who won? :)

Coming in third we have...

Miss Kellie Ann from A Maiden's Musings!  Congratulations! 

You win delicious gingerbread scented lotion and body wash!

Coming in second place we have....

Mikayla from Mikayla: My life in words and photos!  Congratulations!

You win Danielle's custom made template!


Our first place winner...

Drum roll please...

*dun dun dun*

(Yes I'm stalling on purpose. ;) )

Jenn from Unoriginal Originality!  Congratulations!

You win Hannah's 'Whole Shoot 'n Match' blog design!

beauty free blog designs

Ok, winners, I need ya'll to leave me your e-mail address in a comment (I promise I won't publish the comment if you don't want me to.  Just say the word.) and I will be contacting you.  And I need you to claim your prize sometime in the next two weeks, please. 

Thank you so much, again!  You all are amazing! :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Photo Challenge (ROFL)

This week's photo is ROFL (roll on floor laughing).  Now...I thought this photo was pretty appropriate. ;)  My 14 year old brother, Zachary, who is 6 feet tall squished his entire body (on purpose!) into one of our kitchen cabinets!  Hahaha!  Goofy goofy! ;)

P.S. {Mirror Me} winners will be up tomorrow or Wednesday!  So be looking out for that. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

{Mirror Me} Finalists

I was so honored to host HEllo highLIGHTS first photo contest!  I had 13 amazing entries!  Thank you so much to everyone who entered their photos! 

Here are the five finalists.  I wish I could choose all of you, but these are some of my favorites. 

By the way, just one little note, those who entered photos from, I wanted to let you know that I did see your photos.  I just wasn't able to comment on your post because I don't have an account on that website. :)

Oh, and also, these are in no particular order. ;)

Miss Kellie Ann from A Maiden's Musings

Anna from God's Tomboy

Danielle from My Paper Heart

Thank you again so much for participating everyone!  I loved seeing all of your mirror photos!  The winners will be up sometime this week.  Real soon I promise.  Have a great week!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Handwriting Tag

I was tagged by Hannah!  Thank you! :) we go...

1. What is your name/ your Blogger name?
2. What is your blog name/ URL?
3. Write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
4. Favorite quote.
5. Your favorite song.
6. Your favorite band/ singers.
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3-5 other people.

{I think that if you click on the image, it will enlarge.}

Well...I do believe my handwriting got bigger throughout the tag... :P  Oh well.  Haha!

Have fun you all!

And once again, don't forget about my photo contest.  Tomorrow's the last day you'll be able to enter! :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Photo Challenge (food)

This week's subject is food.  Yum!  This is a picture of my mom's peanut butter pie.  Oh my goodness...delicious!  This was the last piece...and I had the good fortune of being able to eat it. ;)

P.S. Don't forget to enter my photo contest!  It ends on February 5th, so hurry hurry. :)