Friday, September 30, 2011

le happy

my sister <3
florida in 9 days!!!
fall break
the library
sweet tea
"the lion king"
new tv shows
e-mailing emily
free music
the message bible
"christ is risen" by matt maher
this photo...

Linking up with Jocee over at Cupcake Dictionary.  What's making you happy today?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chocolate Chips for Breakfast

Hello folks whom I haven't talked to in a while.  I thought since it's been nearly a week, I'd do a little update.  Here's what's been going on with me lately.

reading... "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen and I just started " Her Daughter's Dream" by Francine Rivers.
listening... to the soundtrack of "The Lion King". <3
drinking... sweet tea.  Lots of sweet tea. ;)
eating... pizza here recently.  This morning I had muffins for breakfast.  Chocolate chip...yum!
anticipating... Florida!  11 days!  Whoot whoot!
loving... the laughs I shared with my family over last night's "Castle" episode.
looking... forward to the See You At The Pole rally tonight with my youth group.
inspired by... my sister's intuitive mind.  She amazes me sometimes.  Love ya, Annie Beth!
{Post idea by: Danielle and Sophie.}

So, that's me right now.  What's up with you?

I'm off to work...everybody have a blessed day, ya hear!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

iLove Photo Contest Winners

I apologize it has taken me so long to post the winners.  Life has been crazy.  But, I've been going over the entries for the past three days or so and discussing with my parents and siblings...well we finally narrowed it down to four.  It sure was hard, though.  Thank you SO much to everyone that entered!  It was a lot of fun and I loved looking at all the pictures.

So, without further delay, here are our prize winners, 4th to 1st. :)

#4: The winner of the journal is... Abby at Stars to Touch with this photo:

#3: The winner of Danielle's pictures is... Eve at Essence of Eve with this photo:

#2: The winner of the WOW CD is... Emily Grace at A Life Worthy of the Lord with this photo:

#1: And, the winner of "Just As I Am" by Virginia Smith is... Emily Jacinta at The Little Things In Life with this photo:

All winners I need you to please e-mail me your address.  My e-mail address is: kbug747[at]yahoo[dot]com  Please contact me within a week or I'll have to give your prize to someone else.

Thanks so much again to everyone!  I'd like to say a special thank you to my mom, dad, and brother for the help of judging. 

Congrats everybody! :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hello. all of you.

hello...busy school schedule. :-P
hello...laughs at work.
hello...60 degree weather. <3 the sun.

hello..."Castle".  I can't wait 'til Monday!
hello...Friday night girl's Bible study. <3
hello...(almost) brown leaves.  Fall is here!

hello...sweatshirts, hoodies, and jackets. faithful, scuffed up, converse tennis shoes. no more writer's block.  Thank goodness!
hello...road trip.
hello...Florida.  (In less than a month!)
hello..."Numb3rs" with the family.
hello...good night's sleep.

P.S. iLove finalists and winners coming soon.  Thanks so much to all who entered!  And, if you would, check out the survey on my sidebar and cast your vote. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hello Loverlies

{^Title idea from Jocee.}

I was awarded this 'One Lovely Blog Award' by Tessa over at Christ is Write.  Thank you so much!

Here are the rules:
#1: Tell 7 facts about yourself.
#2: Pass the award on to 15 "lovely blogs."

7 Random Facts About Katie...
1. I am a fan of office supplies.  Notebooks are the best.
2. "Ramona and Beezus" is one of my favorite movies.  I read the books when I was little and still remember them.
3. In my opinion, the photo booths at the mall are 'da bomb.
4. I have this thing about wrinkles in my clothes.  It's a pet peeve of mine I guess.  Therefore, I learned to iron at an early age.  And I also have my very own Downy Wrinkle Remover spray bottle.  Tehe ;)
5. My favorite Bath and Body Works' scent is Warm Vanilla Sugar.
6. I'm getting my senior pictures done in the next couple weeks by my dad.  I'm really excited!  And I'll be sure to post my favorites on here.
7. My bedroom is full of frames, on bulletin boards, in scrapbooks, or just sitting around.  They're literally everywhere.

Some really lovely blogs...(in no order)
1. Tessa at Christ is Write  (I thought I'd give it back to you.  Your blog is one of my favorites.)
2. Emily Grace at A Life Worthy of the Lord ~Emily Grace
3. Jennoelle at Unoriginal Originality
4. Danielle at Paper Heart
5. Anna at God's Tomboy
6. Jocee at Cupcake Dictionary
7. Bleah at Where Love Abounds
8. Anna at Sisters in the Savior
9. Eve at Essence of Eve
10. Olivia at Rise and Fly
11. Emily at The Little Things in Life
12. Inna at Paper Raindrops
13. Kaela at Just Be
14. Allie at Allie Photography
15. Sophie at Free to be Me

Let me know if you do this...I'd love to go check out your post.  Everybody have a great week, ya hear.

Oh!  And once again...don't forget about my photo contest.  It ends tomorrow at midnight.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


"We will remember, we will remember, we will remember the works of Your hands.  We will stop, and give You praise, for great is Thy faithfulness."

I'm doing a lot of remembering right now.

Today is the 10th anniversary of 09/11.  I was only seven back in 2001 so I don't remember much about it, but even though that's the case for me, it's something to look back on.  I'll be keeping the families that lost loved ones in my prayers.

I'm also remembering the life of my grandfather.  He went to be with Jesus Saturday morning.  If you think about it, my family and I would greatly appreciate your prayers.

What are you remembering these days?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A small note...from me.

What do you think about the change?

I, personally, am loving it! :-D

I won a blog design in Emily Grace's photo contest, Breathe, and she's been working on my design for the past little bit.  Big, huge, thank you to her! You can go check out her blogs here and here.

Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite thing about the new look.
Oh, and don't forget about my photo contest here!

And because I think this post needs a is one I found on weheartit.
  Anybody else super excited about fall nearly being here?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

iLove Photo Contest

Guess what time it is folks!  Photo contest/giveaway time!  Whoot whoot! I reached 100 followers a couple days ago and that has now turned into 101.  Can I just say that you all are the best?  *cheesy grins*
Here's the contest info you will need:
Subject: iLove  Isn't it a wonderful thing when you have a sister that gives you wonderful insight?  I asked her several weeks ago what my contest subject should be and she said, "Katie, do what you love."  *light bulb*  So, the subject is anything that you love.
Time limit: The contest starts today, Saturday, September 3rd and goes until Wednesday, September 14th.
Rules: Yes...'cause we all have to have them. ;)
    • One photo entry is allowed per person.
    • You do not have to have a blog to enter.  You can enter on any website (though I may not be able to leave you a comment because I don't have an account on many things other than blogger) or you can shoot your photo to me through e-mail (find my e-mail in the 'contact me' page).
    • This contest is only open to U.S. residents for shipping reasons.  Sorry!
    • At the end of the contest I'll pick several of my favorites.  But my dad, who is a professional photographer of over 20 years will be making the final judgment calls based on photo quality.
    • Please keep your photography clean and pleasing to the Lord.
    • Link back to my blog, if you would, by using the button (below) or a web link.
    • Have tons of fun!

And now to the part you've all been waiting for...prizes!  I have 4 different prizes, which means 4 different winners.  I chose things that I love to give to you go along with the iLove theme.  And I've gotta say, they're pretty fantastic! ;)

I love reading.  This is one of my favorite books in the world...if not my all time favorite.
{Side note: In the picture I know the book may look used.  That's because it's my copy.  I'm heading out to get the new one for the giveaway this afternoon.}
"Just As I Am"
By: Virginia Smith

I love music.  So I have the "WOW New & Next" CD that I'm giving away.

I love photography.  And one of my favorite photographers is my good friend Danielle over at Paper Heart who generously donated 4 different 4x6 prints of her beautiful photos.  Thank you, Danielle!

I love to write.  That's a large reason as to why I blog.  So here is a journal that I'm giving away.  It's lime green and purple.  Pretty cute, in my opinion. ;)

What do you all think?  Sound fun?  I hope so!  Please enter using the linky at the bottom.  Thanks so much you all!  I can't wait to look at all of your photos.