Random Thoughts

I keep having these random thoughts that I want to put out there - and I don't really want to make it my FB status, so here they are:

1. Lately, I've been figuring out how many calories I'm eating. Aside from just counting my calories though, I am figuring out WHAT my calories are. Fat, Carbs, Sugars, Protein, etc. So, I made a list of things I might eat on a normal day back in WA. TRUST ME, I did not eat this stuff every day, nor did I actually eat all of it in one day...unless it was just a really bad day. HA

Cookies n Cream Poptarts - 380/10/70/4
McDonald's (for lunch while at work) - 360/16/40/14 & 231/11.5/29/28
Totino's Cheese Pizza (for dinner when I get home) - 640/30/68/24
Fiber One Bar (snack at some point in the day) - 140/4/29/2
Mini Snickers Bar - 45/2.1/5.6/.8
Reeses - 210/13/24/5
Mcdonald's Sweet Tea - 280/0/69/1
Cake (for dessert of course) - 340/14.3/50.7/5

The first number in the series is the calories, second is fats, third is carbs, and fourth is protein. All together, that day would equal 2,626 calories, 100.9 grams of fat, 385.3 grams of carbs, & 58.6 grams of protein. Even further, this would mean that 908.1 calories that I took in that day were just FATS. 1,541.2 calories were straight carbs, and only 234.4 calories would have been protein.

For comparison, here is my breakdown from something I would eat now:

1/2 C. Oats - 150/3/27/5
1 Banana - 90/.3/18.5/9
Pudding Cup (After workout) - 110/1.5/24/2
Protein Shake - 185/4.5/10/25
4 Egg Whites - 68/3/.8/14.4
1/4 C. Cheese - 100/7/.5/4
1 Slice Ham - 35/.75/2/5
1 Banana - 90/.3/18.5/9
Subway (Grilled chicken breast on flatbread, no cheese or sauce, and lots of veggies!) - 355/7/47/22
2 oz Baked Turkey - 76.5/.4/0/17
2 Egg Whites - 25/0/1/5
1/4 C. Nonfat Cheese - 45/0/2/9
1 oz Tomato - 5/.1/1.1/.2
1 oz Avocado - 45/4.2/2.4/.6
1 Tsp Organic Olive Oil - 120/14/0/0
4 oz Grilled Chicken - 164/5.2/0/30

Total: 1,663/51.25/154.8/147.2

Fats - 461.3 cals
Carbs - 619.2 cals
Protein - 588.8 cals

Yeh yeh, I know it looks like gibberish, but it makes so much since. Honestly, just look at the difference at the very last thing in each situation. Also, look how much MORE I ate on the 2nd situation. It was hard, don't get me wrong...I seriously struggle with eating enough calories, but healthy food is SO so so so so much better for you. It fills you up, it keeps you full longer, AND it has less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff, so there's absolutely no way I think I could EVER eat 2600 calories eating healthy. Watch what you eat, seriously. I posted a status on Facebook earlier explaining that it took a 125 lb girl running at 5 mph for 30 min to burn off the 240 calories in a pack of regular M&Ms.

I never thought about it until I decided to research. Do your part. God gave you a body, and it is your temple. Take care of it!

- Katie


Love Love Love

I haven't posted in forEVER, I know.

Today is seriously the first day I just got to sit in bed all day and do whatever I want in SO long.

Every day I usually get up between 5 & 6 to get to the gym. After that, I go to work, or go to Savannah, or something. Seriously, I am always running and doing things. At night, I try to go to bed by 9 or 10, but lately with the holidays and all, I've been getting to bed really late. Yesterday, when I got home from Savannah with Morgan, I laid down at 4:30 in the afternoon for a short nap and slept until 11:45 at night. Holy crap, right? I stayed up until about 3 and went back to sleep easily. That's how exhausted I've been.

Anyways, I've been so consumed with the gym and work, but to be honest - I'm happy. All day I think about the gym, what we're going to do, what I'm going to eat, but I'm not as stressed out as I was at the beginning. HAHA, that was so bad. I seriously would sit in my room and just want to cry from how stressed I was, good thing I got over that! Overall, I've been working out for just over a month and I've lost about 8 pounds, (On Facebook I said I'd lost 15 pounds, and I have...since about August.) 2% body fat, and about 5 inches all over so far.

Tomorrow, December 28, 2011, is mine and Kaleb's 3 year anniversary! Oh my gosh, it kinda feels like it flew by! I think we are going to have a nice little date 'day' (because I close tomorrow :( ) withOUT eating out. :) I'm excited, and I love him. <3

Alright, I'm gonna go drink my mixed fruit smoothie and find some yummy recipes :)

- Katie


New Years Resolution: 2012.

I know I've been posting a lot of stuff about fitness and going to the gym and all, between pinterest, facebook, here, and twitter. I know. Its just kind of taking over my life right now, and I'm okay with that.

So here is my point:
2011 Resolution: Go one year without drinking soda. I've expanded it to all carbonated drinks, meaning no fizzy water, no energy drinks, no soda. Almost done! Lets me honest, every one slips up...I did the first two days of the year! Haha, so I started on January 3rd, which means I have seventeen days left until I've accomplished my resolution. :)

2012 Resolution: Part 1 - Be able to run a 5k by June. Part 2 - Be able to run a 1/2 marathon by October (or so). I haven't figured out dates or the logistics, but that's basically it. I just know I want to be able to run a 1/2 marathon by the end of the year next year. Hopefully I can get a buddy who will do it with me. I asked Morgan, but she has hip and knee problems so that's probably a no-go. If I don't find anyone...I'll just do it alone! It can be done!

I'm really excited about the New Year coming up! I seriously think this is the first year (2011) that I've actually accomplished my resolution. Every other year it was just 'lose weight' or something dumb that I forgot 10 minutes after establishing it. So yeh, now that I have finished one, it makes me think that I can finish the next - which would be amazing.

I am going to go get ready for the day! Gym with my Butternut and then work! I have my first long shift since I've been back! Haha :)

- Katie


Corn & Cones

To be honest, this post is only in existence because I had 99 posts and it was REALLY bothering me. So yeh...this is my 100th post, yay!

I think I am finally going to start going to an actual gym...not just the fitness rooms at the apartment complex where my mom lives. Haha I am trying to decide between the Y and 24 Seven Fitness. Although, I'm pretty sure it comes down to what Gulfstream is going to help pay for. I assume its going to be the Y, but I'd much rather go to 24 Seven. The Y is just too big for my liking. I know people always say "Don't worry about others, do it for yourself" and everything, but its kind of...embarrassing. Everyone has to start somewhere, I know, but I'd rather my start be in a smaller gym. ;)

Right now I am sitting under my heated blanket sippin' on my one mug of coffee for the day. I'm trying so hard to only drink water, and I have today...except for this one mug. Oh, and I had a couple sips of OJ. Oh well. I'm so envious of people that are naturally skinny, or people who has a family that is about health and fitness. My cousin and I both are like, always trying to be healthy and lose weight and be fit, but it just seems like everyone else around us doesn't care at all. It makes it really hard to stay focused, avoid temptation, and genuinely do well.

I mean, you can't make every meal a lean cuisine. Your family has to help at some point. I guess my Grandma really is trying - she buys me the food I think will be good for this new 'healthy eating'. Tonight, she made a spiral ham and didn't put the glaze on "for me". I think it was half for me, and half because she's diabetic. Either way, she's trying...but it's really hard because we buy my food, and then they buy their food. So I just sit there eating my 12 pretzels and she gets to eat a huge ice cream cone dipped in chocolate with nuts all over it and fudge in the middle.

I really am getting pretty good at turning down sweets, though. Two candy canes at work, I still don't drink soda, and we've had, I swear like, a 5 lb bag of peanut M&Ms on our kitchen table. I think I've eaten like 5 since I tried to stop eating sweets. Haha I almost hate that I started at the holidays, but hey...if I didn't start now, I'd have to deal with it next year. Might as well get this one under my belt so its easier next year. It can't just be a 2 month kind of thing, it has to be a lifetime kind of thing.

I'm finding that even though I don't want to eat unhealthy things, I can still indulge when I've had a better day. I bought these Skinny Cow ice creams that are only 150 calories. I don't eat them every day, but I have them so when I'm really craving sugar, I can have that instead of a 400 calorie one or a huge 600 calorie piece of cake or something.

I think I am going to delete my old blog about that stupid fashion crap and start one about healthy living. Put like, my progress on there and all. I guess I can try that, and if its a flop, then oh well. I'll keep it for me and make it private! Alright, my poor fingers hurt from typing all this now, so I'm going to get some rest for work tomorrow!


- Katie



The first day I moved to Valdosta I had no one. Kaleb wasn't gonna be there for almost a week, and the only people I sort of knew were Hailey and Erica from guard tryouts in May. They are just about the only ones I talked to then so all the other girls were still a mystery to me. The first day of guard camp Sara told me she liked my phone cover because it was zebra, and I told her I liked her converses...they had zebra shoelaces. We were completely across the circle from one another, and that was just the beginning of our friendship.

After a couple of days Jordan finally moved in, so then I met my roommate for the year. To be honest, I thought she was so weird at first. I mean, there was like 3 kids running around, another baby strapped on to some lady, and then like 5 adults all in our room when I came back for lunch. She had super long hair, and was kind of dressed hipsterish, so I ran fast after that lunch. (I've told her all this...don't worry :P) Anyways, I thought I was doomed to have a weird roommate and no friends.

A few weeks later, I assume, is when we got our bid letters. Sara and I, and then I found out a few others did too that I actually knew. We had our meeting, but a few girls decided against pledging Tau Beta Sigma. Sara being one of them. I was so upset, but I didn't want to quit just because my friend did. I didn't know much about this sorority, but I soon found out. I loved everything they were about, what they did, and how they handled themselves. Everyone has great personalities, not just like...those regular social sororities that just party and pretend to do good in class. I'm sorry, I'm just not a fan of them.

My point is, that today is December 12, 2011. The charter date of the Zeta Tau Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma is December 12, 1981. I want to say Happy Charter Day to everyone in Zeta Tau, and I wanted to thank you all for all the love you have given me and everyone else. You seriously made my year better and I canNOT wait to be back there with everyone. :)

"It is an honor to be selected to serve." MLITB & M.O.T.S. :)


- Katie


The Hunger Games!

Its late, 1:40 a.m. and I have to wake up at 7 tomorrow. Well, this morning. I got my Nook in the mail, and I've been up reading The Hunger Games all night. It is beyond amazing, and I just can't put it down. I'm glad it's a trilogy, but I'm kind of upset there is ONLY three. I've seen the trailer for the movie once, and yes - I began reading the book because I remembered seeing it, but once I started, I realized this was going to be amazing. I'm not much of a reader unless I find something really good. It has to pull me in from the beginning or I will give up. I'm telling you now - read the books before the movies come out if you get the chance. The first one is out March 23, 2012. I just re-watched the trailer, that's how I know. Haha :)

On a different subject, I don't know how many people actually follow my blog, but at one point in about August or so, I started the Dukan diet. I stayed with it for about a week until I plateaued, and then another week or two afterwards. After my plateau, I got really fed up because I quit losing anything! Eventually I gained a couple pounds back, but since I started that diet until now, I've lost a total of seventeen pounds. I'm not following that anymore, now I'm just counting calories, eating sensible food, trying not to eat out (my biggest exception being last weekend when I went to Valdosta), and working out. I am 2-3 pounds away from what I weighed starting college. EXCITING. I definitely gained the "Freshman 15" or the "Freshman 20" as they call it these days. Its not easy, especially when no one else around is focusing on eating healthy, but I can do it. What I wish most is that Kaleb would try to eat a little healthier and work out with me, not because I think he needs it or anything, but I think that always helps. When you eat healthy, you feel better and working out produced endorphins. So many people don't realize how working out actually helps you mentally and not just physically. (I love you the way you are, so don't read this and think I'm saying anything bad. :))

The first is obviously a picture of Katniss...I mean, it says her name...so yeh. Anyways, she's the main character. She's a beast. The second is just the cover of the book - and even though I look at the cover every time I open the book on my Nook, I just realized its got that gold Mockingjay on the front cover. Haha...READ UP. Seriously, I give this like a 9/10 so far.

Tomorrow I guess I am going with my grandparents to Savannah to take Papa to the dentist. I think he is having a surgery? I'm really not sure. They probably told me, but sometimes I just can't focus. Anyways...after that I do believe Grandma and I are going to get our nails done. Maybe I can finish this book while we are in Savannah and start on the second one.

I guess I'll get to bed now. Long day ahead of me. Bleghh;

Nighty Night you lovely readers. ;)

- Katie


My Little List

I'm not really sure what I want this post to be about. Here is a breakdown of my last week though:

1. I have been cleaning my room out, because it was so frieken awful. There were boxes of crap EVERYWHERE. Seriously, like there had to be about 20 boxes in here. Its because I had boxes when I moved back from college, when I moved to Washington, when I moved back from Washington, and then my Grandma had some just chillin' in here too. Her Christmas tree is actually in a box right now, blocking off my closet. There's just too much stuff in this house.

2. I have been trying to diet - HA. I'm ALWAYS dieting. Its more like starting a healthier diet. I try to teach myself how to eat healthy. Not that I don't know how, because I definitely do...its just that I have to continue eating like that. Hopefully I can start early enough that when New Years comes around I can make a weight loss resolution that will actually be finished. I'm about to finish my 2011 resolution - no soda!!! YAY! :)

3. I have been getting ready for Christmas! I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I love the music, the decorations, JESUS, and the gifts of course. I have already just about finished my Christmas shopping, only a few people left to buy for. ;)

4. I start back at Cato on Tuesday. Its Sunday, by the way - so that's the day after tomorrow. How exciting?? Actually, I'm mostly excited to start back because I get my last paycheck from H&M this friday! Gahhhh.

5. Self-improvement and self-beautification. What girl doesn't feel pretty with soft skin and hair, manicured nails, and well-fitted clothing. None. In the past, I never really cared what I looked like - hence the disgusting middle school pictures where my hair was always in a pony tail or parted down the middle. These days, (in the third year of my relationship with Kaleb, might I add) I am realizing that it is worth it to do what I can to fix myself up. I don't know what I was thinking as a teenager, but I for sure missed that 'Get Pretty' memo.

6. Last but not least, I am enjoying my boyfriend. :) Like I said in the last paragraph, we have been dating [almost] 3 years!!! Goodness sake, 3 years. Its kind of hard to say. I used to think engagement was the way to go, (and of course I'd still love to be engaged) but I am learning that there's no point in being engaged if you can't afford the wedding yet! Its still a cute little fantasy to me to be engaged, and I'm okay with that. I think I'd die if he actually asked me to marry him any time soon! :P I am just enjoying his company and love for now. :)

I know I am always talking about new shows that I like. I'm pretty sure I posted about my last one on here...it was called Lipstick Jungle. Now, I found another one. Hehe...it is called Dirty Sexy Money. Its pretty good, but just like Lipstick Jungle, it was canceled after two seasons. Boo! I find them on Hulu, so if you need something to watch, get a Hulu Plus account. Seriously, like 8 bucks a month or something, and its got so much stuff. Its better than Netflix I think!

Nighty Night :)

- Katie


Its a Wen-Wen Kinda Situation

I figured its about that time to write a long post again.

I am back in Georgia! I really did love being in Washington, but so many things went down that I knew it was time to come home. I have no reason to go into detail on here, but that doesn't matter. The point it, I already miss everyone at H&M and I am glad to see everyone here. :)

When Kaleb and I landed in Savannah, it was around 6:30 EST (obviously...haha) and it was like, pitch black. F'realz. Sonia and Craig (his parents), my grandparents and my cousin were at the airport. It was so great to see them all right when we got back. After that my grandparents took Morgan and I to Longhorn.

When we got home, I got to see all their new home renovations (which I must say, are pretty amazing). Its kind of weird being up at 2:30 in the morning and really not being that tired. It SUCKS that I have to get up at like 9 tomorrow and that is normally like 6 am for me.

Right now I am watching Extreme Couponing and its freakin' amazing. They have to post a disclaimer before the show now though because I guess people started complaining and saying the show was advertising wrongly? Who knows. People need to get a life. Hahaha

My grandmother got me this new shampoo called Wen shampoo and its basically all about 'cleaning the hair without harsh chemicals'. Just like every other shampoo says, ya know...but this one is different. Its like, a cleaning conditioner. It tells you how many pumps to use per section of your hair (there is four - front, back, left, right). For my short hair, I have to use 4 per section, and that is the least amount they advise you to use. They say the more you use, the less chance your hair will be greasy. It is also a leave-in-conditioner. I'm freakin' out because I have to go out in public tomorrow. HAHA

Speaking of going out in public tomorrow, I am FINALLY going to look for a car!!! <3 YAYAYAY. So excited, not even kidding. I will definitely post pictures when/if I end up getting one tomorrow, or in the next week or so. :)

Nighty night. :)

- Katie


Snow, what?

It was so hard leaving H&M today once I clocked out. I didn't want it to end. :( Also, I had to give over my staff card...and now I have to pay full price any time I shop at H&M now. Hahaha not that it matters, it is very cost conscious. ;)

Going to Red Robin tonight and catching the flight tomorrow! I'm very excited to go back home (as long as I don't have to think about leaving all my new friends here). I'll be working at Cato again and I will hopefully be getting a car when I get to Georgia! I'm going to miss everyone calling me Georgia. Hahaha.

How ironic is it that it is going to snow the weekend I leave Washington?

Well, I guess I will go get ready to go to dinner. :)

- Katie


It's Almost That Time

Its getting so close! November 16th is coming faster than I know it, and I can't wait to see everyone. :)

But, as Georgia gets closer, so does the day that I have to leave H&M. :( I and going to miss everyone there so much. This is definitely a bittersweet time, but I know everything will work out. Kaleb and I hung out with Kim and some of her friends last night, and it was good fun. :) I have pictures...haha.

My hair looks awful, I'm aware.
The raccoon we found.
Our amazing group shot.
And Kaleb :)

I'm going to sleep. I'm working so much this week. I have to get as much time as I can before I leave I guess. Good night. :)

- Katie


Drama at Eighteen.

The past couple days have been rough. Firstly, I'm out of my 'Dad's' house and staying with a friend, and that is stressful enough. On top of that, I still have to get to work, make sure my cat doesn't tear up her stuff, and figure out how everything is going to work out.

I love how people go off on you and say stuff about you when they have no clue what is even going on. Honestly, I'm done stooping down to that level. I'm not going to post a status about you on Facebook, Ashley. I don't care what you've said, and I honestly could care less what you have to think about me or what happened the other day. If I had your number, I would have texted that to you. I'm all for saying things to people's faces, and I'm not going to sit there and pretend like I don't know what's going on - but you're not hurting me, so save yourself the trouble and mind your own business. <3

On a different note, we are going to another friend's house tomorrow and thank goodness we are house sitting for them while they go out of town next week. Its kind of just like, a Godsend. I'm not sure that's the word, or that's how its used - but yeh. We get a week to take care of their pets and chill and figure out what we're going to do!

I don't have much else to say, so I'm going to bed. Nightttt. :)

- Katie



My last post was all about how I had chosen a college to go to next year, but now that's all changed. If I've learned anything in the past couple of months, it would be "trust those who you've grown up with, not those who left you in the middle of your life".

I'm not sure what made me think this would ever be a good idea, but I guess its nice to know that I have family and loved ones that care about what decisions I make. They care and watch out for me when I make awful decisions. All I know is that this was a huge learning experience. I've learned who to trust and who not to trust (once again in my life), I've learned all about H&M, and about the weather in Washington. I've used public transportation to get to work, bought a faux fur vest, and gone to Seattle. Most important of all though, I've learned a lot about my relationship with Kaleb. (Also, he probably cooks better than me...sad, hunh?)

So back to Georgia we go. I am SO ready to see my grandparents and Morgan, and my sisters and Sara and Hannah! I just can't wait to see everyone, be in my hometown, go to my high school's football games, and see my puppy. I have to give Marley up though, and that is one of the worst things that is going to happen to me. :( I love her so much, and I've gotten so attached to her. Its awful to know I have to give her to someone that I don't even know will take care of her the way I do. No one knows her little quirks like I do.

If anyone wants to take her for me, that would be great. She is really hyper (I'm pretty sure she's part siamese) and she gets into EVERYTHING. She is the absolute best kitten to play with though. She hates vacuums and hair dryers, but she loves strings and bells. I feel like I'm writing one of those ads in the newspaper trying to get a date. Haha! I'm taking her to the vet today to make sure she's got all her shots and stuff, so yeh.

On a different note, Kaleb and I will be house-sitting for a co-worker while she goes to Palm Springs. Jealous?! (Of the Palm Springs trip of course) I know I am! It'll be nice to have our own little space for a week and take care of her pets. :) I don't know what I'm going to do with Marley when we go, I'm scared she will like, freak out with all the new animals.

I'm going to go watch Grey's Anatomy with Kaleb. (This is the THIRD time I've gone through all the episodes. I just really love Grey's Anatomy. :P)

- Katie



I finally decided on a school to go to next year! I'm so excited I've finally decided because its kind of stressful just saying: "Well, I'm not in school right now, but I'm going back at some point." So yeh...I definitely miss my studies. I absolutely HATE not being surrounded by music, its seriously getting to me.

Anyways, the lucky winner is: Pacific Lutheran University! I hope I get in...haha. I'm pretty sure I'll have to enter as a freshman, because I'm like 3 credits short of being a transfer. It sucks.

I'm at that point with my job now that I'm starting to get the hang of everything. Its getting easier to do my job because I'm not having to ask someone how to do everything. I love it because it makes the 30 hours a week I spend at work way more enjoyable. Instead of focusing on the basics, I'm able to start learning everything else. I know I've only been working there for 2 months, but I already know where I want to go from here. I love how there are more positions than 'Sales Advisor', 'Manager', and 'Store Manager'. I like having the opportunity to choose which path I want to take and everyone is there to support you.

Off the subject of H&M, I'm watching Ghost Whisperer. I love it! The last time I remember watching this was one day in my dorm last semester. There was a marathon and I was rewriting all of my history notes. Goodness sake, that was so long. Oh well, I love this show! Alrighty, well I'm off to research this school and watch more of this show. :)

- Katie


Meat on a Stick

1. Paranormal Activity 3 comes out tonight and I really want to see it, but I will save my money. :)
2. Pretty Little Liars was great last night!
3. The Biggest Loser is what I'm addicted to again, and I'm lovin' it. :)

I'm a little too addicted to tv I think. I'm surprised I even have time for tv because I feel like I've been working so much! This week has been pretty chill, but still...I've never worked this much in my life. Haha

I love when I get on these Biggest Loser kicks because I feel like getting healthier and losing more weight. I hate being on such a tight budget though, because I feel like I can't afford to go to the gym (or have the time anyways...) or get cheap, healthy food. I looked up recipes online, and I'm going to start shopping by recipe. :) Here are a couple ideas if you're in the same boat:

1. BLT
Bread, Tomato, Lettuce, and Bacon. (Mayonaise for Kaleb...yuck.)

2. Cheddar Bacon Penne
Penne Pasta, Cheddar Cheese, Butter, Onion, Garlic, and Bacon. (Probably not the healthiest, but it looks good. ;))

3. Tacos
You know what to get for tacos.

4. Burritos
Refried Beans, Rice, Salsa, Cheddar Cheese, and Flour Tortillas.

5. Meat on a Stick
Chicken, Teriyaki, Sesame Oil, Skewers, and Peanut Butter? I found the recipe online...haha

6. Shepherd's Pie
Thyme, Cheddar Cheese, Potatoes, Ground Beef, Onion. YUM. I LOVE SHEPHERD'S PIE. Kaleb doesn't...he'll eat hotdogs that night...or pizza. Lol :) I love you...hahaha

Anyways, yeh. These things are super healthy, but its better than eating spaghetti, alfredo, and hotdogs every night. I'm not even kidding...that's like, all we ever buy.

I am going to watch the Biggest Loser and eat unhealthy food. Ironic? C'mon, I know I'm not the only one who does it. :P

- Katie


Do You Know Them?

Today, I wanted to share a few bands or soloists that I listen to on Youtube. I found some by myself, was introduced to some by others, and found some through the people I already listen to. Trust me, every single one of them is amazing - I wouldn't have put them on here if they weren't. ;)

1. Boyce Avenue - My boyfriend, Kaleb, found this band. Its really actually just a guy and this his music man. He's super amazing though. I'm pretty sure we've been listening to him since before I went to college. Most, if not all, of his stuff is on iTunes if you'd like to purchase any of it. :) This song is probably one of my favorites by him: I'll Be by Edwin McCain


2. Pixie Lott - I'm pretty sure she is already famous in like the UK or something, but not many people here know about her. I found her one day while just looking around on Youtube. The first thing I heard by her was just a cover, but I found out that she has her own music. Here is her cover of Apologize by One Republic.

3. Krista Nicole - She's pretty young, about my age or younger, but she's been singing on Youtube I know for at least a few years. Her dad plays guitar for her and edits her stuff. She's pretty great, and she has a cd already with about 5 songs. I definitely bought it and had her sign it. :) Haha, I was so excited when it finally came out. Anyways though, here is one of her covers: Grenade by Bruno Mars.

4. Heather Janssen - I found her one day because she was performing with Tyler Ward. Here is one of her original songs, Checkers.

5. Tyler Ward - If you don't know him, you probably won't even like these people I'm telling you about because a lot of them have sung with him on Youtube. From what he portrays in his videos, he seems like a pretty awesome dude, and he has an amazing voice. The first video I'm linking is actually for Tyler Ward and Julia Sheer, they are BOTH amazing. Its a cover of Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift. The second on is Tyler by himself covering Slide by the Goo Goo Dolls. Its a really old video, but I love it.

6. Alex G - I found her through Tyler Ward. I'm posting a video of her covering Haunted by Taylor Swift. She's singing with a girl named Jess Moskaluke.

There are a couple other people that I like, but I will share those another time. I hope you like them and share them with others so they can achieve the fame they deserve. :)

- Katie


Cough Drops and Red Velvet Cake

I know I always have like, super hiatuses. I don't try to, I just have such a busy life. HA, not really...I just don't ever get on my computer anymore. To be honest, I'm not even on my computer now, I'm on Kaleb's.

The last time I posted, I was in Georgia still. Now, Kaleb and I have been in Washington for about 2 1/2 weeks. I've been working my butt off and Kaleb has an interview on Friday! (Hopefully he gets this job...) Not much else has really happened between my last post and now.

I'm sick now and I really frieken hate it. I went in for like, 2 hours today. It was probably a waste of a trip to and from Tacoma, but whatever...I felt really bad for calling in anyways. I've been sleeping and resting all day other than being at work this morning, and right now I'm just laying in bed watching the food channel. (That can't be good, right?) I'm really wanting to run to the store and get some ingredients to bake because these chick lady cooks are making everything look really good. I'm glad I have a job, because I'd be so much fatter if I just sat at home all day and watched the food channel...hahaha.

That's like, actually the cake from the Food Network website that this chick is making. Do you understand why I want to go bake now?

The nasty cough drops I'm sucking down. They're gross, but they were cheaper than the ones I usually get...so yeh.

Alright, this post was a waste of my 30 minutes (yeh, I just sat here for 30 minutes) and probably a waste of like, 2 minutes for you. So, sorry :P

I'm going to sleep or something. :)

- Katie


Old Faces New Faces, Bug Eyes & Chipmunk Faces.

Well, its Tuesday already and I have to leave on Thursday. You should see my room, its an absolute mess and there's no way I'm going to have everything packed in time to leave. I'm struggling right now with the fact that my bags can only be 50 pounds on the plane! I have one that's right under 50 and packed to the max. That's not the one I'm worried about tho. I have a really frieken huge bag and I have taken like, half the contents out of it and its still over 50 pounds. I seriously think I was up to like 70 without it even being full. Its ridiculous.

Other than that, I'm enjoying my grandpa's huge mac screen. He's got like, a 30 inch screen, a magic mouse (any mac user knows how awesome those are) and a wireless keyboard. I'm so jealous. I swear I will get all macs in my house when I grow up and have a family.

I certainly don't miss the mosquitos in Georgia. At the moment I think I have like, 15 bug bites...which is nothin' - but I wore long pants and a t-shirt and doused myself in bug spray the other day while I was cleanin' out my grandparents' van. I knew it was going to be awful. It has been so humid here. I was on the phone with my dad last week while I was in Valdosta (it was literally right after Sara and I had taken our pictures) and I told him I had to get off the phone because my hair was sticking to me. It was so gross. My hands were full, everything was sticking to me, and I was trying to hold a phone conversation? That's the type of thing I don't miss. HAHA

I didn't get the chance to go to the beach while I was here, and I'm kind of upset about that because the only beaches we get to go to in Washington are super duper cold and you can't even get in the water, so I just wanted one last normal visit, but I'll be alright.

I miss my Marley Mae so much. :( Even though she kind of hates me and won't lay with me anymore - I still miss her. Luke on the other hand has gotten SO big. He's massive now. I guess its because he's as big as he'll ever be...2 and a half years old and all. I missed him while I was gone, and I know its going to be the same way when I leave again. Sometimes I wish I could just be in two places at once. Valdosta and Washington - and then I could see everyone.

I was havin' fun with Grandpa's computer - haha, here are some pictures. :P


- Katie


Skanks & Hoes

I haven't had the chance to thank Amelia and Tori on my blog - you know, where its official and everything. :) When I got to Valdosta on Wednesday night, I stayed with them as you know. Not only did I stay with them though, I got to snuggle with my Tori Bug for 2 nights in a row! Haha...nah, seriously though...we did sleep together in a twin XL bed. She loves me enough to let me sleep in her bed with her. She could have gotten like, awful sleep when she had class the next day...but she didn't care. I tried to sleep on the floor, but she wouldn't let me.

Amelia is just as amazing. She let me wear like 20 bajillion of her clothes since I didn't really pack any. [Is that a correct sentence? Who cares...haha] Anyways, she let me meet her awesome friends, and I am VERY glad I stayed with them while I went down there because I definitely had an amazing time!

I'm glad I got to see my bestie Sara too! We had a lot of fun taking pictures on the front lawn and in Converse (even though we got caught sneaking in) and it was SUPER hot outside. I loved just sitting in her dorm with her and hanging out too. I've missed her so much, but its nice to know that even though I've moved away, she'll continue our friendship, unlike other people I thought were my good friends. :( [Not any person in particular, but she tries a lot harder than anyone I know I think.]

Seeing all of my sisters was DEFINITELY something I was looking forward to, and I had a lot of fun. Seeing them is like I never even left. Its like everything is the same and our sisterhood has not be lost at ALL. I love them so much, and I'm glad to know when I come back that they will still be there and love me!

I think for the most part, all of the people I've written about are like that. Our relationships/friendships aren't going to change because one person is gone for a while. On a completely different note, I haven't had soda in 8 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days. I really wonder if I will like it when I try it after my year is up. (I don't know if I've mentioned it...but my New Year's Resolution was to keep from drinking anything carbonated for an entire year. I kind of forgot and drank it on January 1st and 2nd, so I started on the 3rd. :P)

So yeh. Thanks Tori & Amelia. I love y'all SO much! You guys are the absolute best! :)

- Katie

P.S. Here's some pics from my trip to Valdosta:

Bottom floor of the library.

Jordan, myself, Kaleb, and Sara.

Sara and I under the arch. Thanks Chad!

The 3 of us.

My Tori Bug. :)

Triplets :)

Us again!


Droid X

Its 3:15 AM here, and 12:15 AM in Washington. Its really weird not being on the same time zone as everyone else. I don't know how rich people travel so often. I'd be like "I'll stay in my time zone". I know its only a three hour difference, but believe it or not...it actually matters. Like tomorrow, we are waking up at 9, which is 6 my time. The absolute ONLY time I wake up that early is when I have to get ready for an 8 o clock shift at work. I guess its been often lately, but still. I don't have to travel all day afterwards, I just get off at 12 and go home and sleep. :)

I am typing this on my phone by the way, so if there are typos, that's why. I'll fix them when I have a computer to use.
Today was kind of busy. I woke up and got ready and ended up going to Nathan's with Tori, Amelia, and their friends Tyrone & Devin. After that I went to the bookstore and got Kaitlyn and Alissa something small for a gift. I watched more Harry Potter with Kaleb, took lots of pictures with Sara & Jordan (Thanks Chad!), and went to stroll practice. I definitely miss ATTEMPTING to stroll. HA! I saw my old bio lab teacher today too. It was kind of wierd.

I don't think I am ever going to post a blog from my phone again because it autocorrects awfully. And my phone thinks harry potter is harry porter. Anyways, im going to bed...hopefully. gooooood night :)

- Katie


Valdosta, Ga :) [Happiness, f'sho]

I MISS VALDOSTA. Seriously!! I am here now, and I've been here since Wednesday night. I feel like I've done so much in a day. haha, I've missed all my bruhs & sorors! I've missed Jordan & Sara, and DEFINITELY Kaleb! This is how my Wednesday went:

Got on the plane from Seattle to Memphis and met a very nice couple who sat next to me. They own a company and offered my boyfriend a job. (nice, right? YEH!)
Then, I dropped an entire cup of water INTO my purse, ruined my next boarding pass, and then when I got off the plane to catch my connecting flight, I had to have a new one printed out. (I don't know HOW it happens, and I don't know if its only me, but I swear EVERY time I fly...I am on the absolute furthest gate from me. Every time.)
So even though Memphis is a small airport, I still had to go to the complete other side to find my gate.
After my 2 hour flight to Jax, Fl I was super excited to see Kaleb, and I felt like it took freaking FOREVER to get off the plane. We were like, the only plane that landed that late...so we were the only ones at baggage claim and all.
Then we drove to Valdosta. (Another 2 hours) and I ended up staying with Tori & Amelia at their awesome dorm in Hopper. We all sat on one bed and talked and talked until we were ALL caught up. (3 girls? You know that took a while) After we got all ready for bed, in our pajamas, tucked in and all - Tori and I had this epiphany...we should go to Steak n Shake at 3 am. So we did.
Yesterday, I went to Kaleb's and watched Harry Potter movies with him for a couple hours (we also had Zaxby's on the way back to his house & I was super happy.) and then he took me back to campus. I got to see the rest of my sisters (YAY! :)) We also went to Hopper Dining. I only liked the rice, and I was VERY upset with their salad. (That used to be the only reason I'd go to Hopper) They've changed venders though, so that's why.

Anyways though, now I'm getting ready to go see my SARA WARRENNNNNN & JORDAN FORDDDDDD! YAYAYAYAY! Seriously, I'm ecstatic. We are going to take pictures in front of the fountain and all, so I will put a few up on here once Sara puts them on Facebook or whatever. :)

I love feeling like a teenager again. Valdosta does it to me. I don't have to worry about work or money or clothes or anything. We just do what we want, say what we want, and go where we want. (And share each others clothes...i couldn't find a way to fit that in. :P) So yeh, I'm going to get ready now.


- Katie

P.S. I must be addicted to blogging. I actually LEFT my laptop in Washington. (I thought it was a good idea because then I could bring an extra carry on back and not check it) I'm starting to think its a bad idea now though. I mean c'mon...now I have to write posts this long because I can only post when I have time, and now when I have a computer. I'm using my lovely Tori Ricker's computer now. (Thanks Tori!) She's in class, so I'm going to get ready now while I'm not in anyone's way. ;)


The Big Fair

Today started off with work at 8 am. Stock is always stressful...for me.

Work was pretty good today, I like being in the back room.

Just to throw this out there - I am seriously one of the most giving people ever. I will give you everything I have to make sure everyone else is happy. I will spend my paycheck on my stepsisters before I frieken spend it on me. Seriously, the other day we went to Starbucks and I said I'd buy them drinks, but without thinking...I didn't realize it would be so expensive, so I was seriously contemplating not getting anything at all so I could afford to get them what they wanted. I give and give and one thing I cannot stand is for people to take advantage of it.

When I drive you wherever you want, pay for the gas to do it, and then pay for whatever you're wanting at the store or fast food place, don't tell me that I don't do anything for you - Kaitlyn. I guess whenever you're 11, you don't realize everything that people actually do for you. There is absolutely no reason to sit there and tell me straight to my damn face that I do nothing for you though.

I don't ask for much. I don't ask for you to worship at my damn feet, and I don't ask you to go out of your way or stop what you are doing to do things for me. All i expect is a "thank you" and a favor every now and then when I really need it. Honestly, you're 11...what would I ask you to do that would be ridiculously hard? NOTHING. I don't ask you to do anything you aren't able to do, and I don't ask you to go out of your way, so don't tell me that you won't do anything because I've done nothing for you. // end rant.

I love all my stepsisters, I really do. Sometimes though, people need to realize what they're saying to others before it comes out. When you say something to me, I don't forget it. It plays over in my head, so don't expect me to just 'get over' whatever you have to say to me to hurt my feelings at the time. I didn't grow up the way you three did, I grew up a lot differently and I think you should respect it the way I respect the way you were brought up.

I work tomorrow from 1:30 to 10:30 and then I'm off until next Thursdayyyy :) I'm very excited about going home for a week! I miss everyone so so so so much. I don't know what I'm going to do when I have to wait longer than 3 months to go home & see everyone. :(

Alissa and I went to The Big Fair tonight. It was a lot of fun. I spent way too much money and ate way too many calories, but it was all worth it. Selena Gomez was at the fair tonight performing, and I got to see her on the big screen, and then I actually saw her for like, a half a second. I was kind of mad because I sat there and waited in line for the swings ride so I could see her, and as soon as I saw her, she went off stage and the show was over! Holy goodness sake. I was upset, but at least I saw her. I definitely heard her, the speakers were all around the outside of the stadium inside the fair.

Sims 3 and then bedtime! Good night lovesss :)

- Katie


Who Knows What That Crazy Girl Thinks??

Who do you think you are? Runnin' 'round leavin scars, collecting your jar of hearts and tearing love apart. You're gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul, so don't come back for me. Who do you think you are?

Well thank you Christina Perri for your awesome words. I was on my way home from work tonight and I had my phone plugged into the radio and had Pandora running off of it. Somehow after all my Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood on my Taylor Swift station, this song came on. It got me thinkin, and no...I'm not thinkin about a boy when I write these words, but they did kind of speak to me tonight.

On a different note, I miss my frieken guitar so much. I have so many songs just jumbled around in my head and I can't write them because I don't have a dadgum guitar! Haha, I figured since I'm talking about my songs I might as well go ahead and post a verse or chorus from a couple of the songs...so here ya go:

Fallin' [first verse & part 1&2 of chorus]

I'm fallin' for you, like a rock off a wall. I'm considerin' you, I don't wanna fall into somethin' new, somethin' deep something' wrong, somethin' cruel, somethin' mean, I ain't a fool.
Cuz if the tables were turned you wouldn't wanna be burned, you wouldn't wanna be lied to & cheated on & hurt. It hasn't happened to me. I'm tryin' to avoid it. I'm savin' myself and I think you'd do it too.

Grounded to the Ground [first verse and chorus]

Its 2 AM, the ring wakes me up. I'm callin' for you - nothing in return. I'm shiv'ring in the cold, I'm waiting for you, I'm waiting for you, I'm waiting for you. You are my pain, discomfort. You are my insecurities. You are the one who loves me. When no else will, when no one else will. You are my pride my pleasure, you are my soul when I am weak. You're the one who keeps me grounded to the ground.

The Years Before [part 2&3 of 1st verse & chorus]

I prayed and prayed and hoped and prayed that I could find the one. I did and now I'm greatful for all our memories. They overtake all the ones that I had to deal with. I'm in love, I have a life, and it does not include: crying in my room, all alone. Hopin' Daddy would save me, hopin' Mama would too. Just cryin' and prayin' for someone to find me for someone to help. Lord, please, please help me.

So yeh, just so people don't get the wrong idea about my songs, the first one ends on a good note, so yes...its about Kaleb, but you'd have to hear the whole song to know what its about. :) The second one is also about my lovely boyfriend, and its actually written about a call he accidentally made to me in the middle of the night. (HAHA to that) The last song is actually what it sounds like. I had a lot of family problems growing up. I'm not saying that on here to put my family on blast or anything, but I want others to know I can relate if you have gone through the same thing.

I was supposed to record a demo last year, but I never ended up doing it because the opportunity came at the end of the semester and I had no time to go. :( I really wish I had made the time because I really want to be singing right now, especially now that I'm not even in school anymore. I will get my chance one day though, it just hasn't been the right time yet.

Tomorrow is a stock kinda day and I have to be at work at 8 to unload the truck & do stock. (Hence the 'stock kinda day' phrase. You readers are so smart though, I'm pretty sure you knew exactly what I meant. ;)

I am very ticked off at American Eagle right now. I always wear the same size jeans from there, and I bought a new pair a couple weeks ago that was my normal size, but a different fit. They fit basically the same, have the same amount of stretch, and I can usually wear my other pair 2 times before washing. (Don't worry, I'm not dirty, jeans just don't need to be washed that often. It fades them WAY too quickly.) Anyways though, I washed these jeans today and wore them straight outta the dryer, so you know they were snug. They were fallin' off of me like, an hour into work. Seriously? Thanks American Eagle. TOOOOOOOO much stretch in them bad boys.

I never told y'all I got feather extensions (again). But yeh, I did. Here's a picture:

Tonight, I was just chillin' with the Kardashians:

At Valdosta State:

While having fun on my Macbook: :)

*I seriously just realized there was a difference between compliment & complement. FML

And now I'm getting ready for bed. G'night :)

- Katie


Ashley's a Clothes Stealer.

Today, I got up at 6:30 and went to work a little bit later. Then I came home and played soccer with Kaitlyn and cooked lunch. Then I just sat on the couch. Then I wrote this post. Needless to say, I've had a boring day.

Alissa: "How many states are there? 40 or 42?" That was the hilight of my day. :)


I can't stand when I look at the dock at the bottom of my screen and I've got notifications coming out of different icons. I feel so out of control and it annoys me. What annoys me even more is that I don't know how to get rid of them. My App Store has like, 2 notifications, and when I opened it the other day - I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the notifications. Skype has one now also, and it won't even open for me.

If you have a mac, you know what I'm talking about. Maybe you don't relate, but hey - at least you know what I'm saying.

Last night I had to be at work at 6:30, and before that I took Alissa and two of her friends to a football game for school. Of course it was also the first night of the Big Fair and the stadium and fair are very close to each other, so there was a crapton of traffic. I seriously thought I was going to be late, so when I got stuck in traffic forever, I thought I was gonna seriously rip someone's head off.

I went a completely different way to work, freaked out because I hit so much traffic, and then had to GPS my way. I don't take the interstates here because they are AWFUL and I don't know the exits...so I wanted to avoid interstates, but I didn't know how to set it on the GPS, so on the interstate I went... It was seriously like 10 lanes, and I swear I almost got hit by like 5 different cars while I was on the interstate for like, 2 minutes.

I finally got to work (still alive) 30 minutes early.

- Katie




Today, Ashley is going to get her hair done (if you didn't read my last post), and I'm going to go get another feather put in...maybe it'll stay in this time.

I'm also gonna clean my room since its an absolute wreck from just coming home and crashing after work every night. The big fair opens tomorrow, so I'm hoping we'll go to that in the morning before I have to be at work at 6:30. I hate closing that store. Its just so big & messy.

I think everyone in the entire world should have to work retail as their first job. I think they should see how much people are assholes when they're shopping. I mean seriously, its ridiculous. Since I've worked in retail, I know to put things back how I found them, or hand them already hung up to the person in the fitting room, and like, a bajillion other things. I'm just sayin...there's no need to grab 50 items and place them all on one rack because you just decided you don't want them anymore...but this is all beside the point.

I don't know why I even went on that rampage, its just gets me so angry. HA.

So, yeh...I got this new shirt from Penny's the other day, and its super cute. Its a strapless shirt with like, floral and lace. It was only 5 bucks. I got it on my lunch break (because I know that was a super important detail).

Blogger, I don't like the new way you're making me put pictures in my posts. That's why I never do it anymore.

I'll probably post more later, and what I mean by probably is: I probably won't because I'll be too tired, and I'll just be like "well, I posted earlier". :)

- Katie

Über Excited!

So, I am currently thinking of a new name for my blog since I am no longer a college student living in a dorm, away from home, and wanting to document everything about college. I still want to, ya know...tell everyone everything about my life though. Its my way to express things. HA! So yeh...

I'm absolutely addicted to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, just like every other tv show I watch. I'm on the end of season 2 now. I'm also reading the first Pretty Little Liars book, and rewatching the first season of the show.

If I haven't told everyone enough, I just want to express this again: I am going to be in GA in ONE WEEK. Actually, down to the hour - I will be in Florida in one week, and in Georgia in a week and an hour. I am so excited to see Jordan, Sara, Juliana, and all my sistasss :)

I think I'm going to be sad to leave work for a week (honestly...it keeps me entertained) and I'm gonna miss Marley. :( BUT, I haven't seen my boyfriend since June 4, and I am absolutely ready to see him. Once I see him, we will have gone 3 1/2 months without seeing each other. That's like, over 1/4 of the year.

**So, I thought I needed an edit in here because my post was so short. Not really, I just had more to say. :) I know I tell my life story on here and then post it on Facebook so everyone in the world can see, but even after all I've posted on here, I haven't posted anything that was too personal. There is plenty of things about me that none one of you knows (well, excluding my family and Kaleb & probably Sara).

Tonight I got a message from an old friend asking what in the world was going on, and what it was that I've left out of my story on here. I thought hard before I answered, because I know the internet is a dirty place. I wasn't afraid of telling her anything - because I know what's private is private, and I don't ever tell too much. I was more afraid of giving out information to one or two people and then deciding that I wanted to withhold the information from others. I know my blog isn't a huge success, and I don't have newspaper articles talking about my amazing, super-interesting blog (yet), but I feel like its gotten to that point that I need to be a little more professional.

I've decided it's time to be a little more private since its not just my close friends and family reading this anymore. Don't worry, you're still going to get this awesome sense of humor (I wouldn't want you to miss out on that. ;)). While I will being a little more private, I will also be a little more of myself. I've kind of withheld things I've wanted to say because honestly, I didn't want people to judge me...but I don't care anymore. Its my blog, and I'll say what I want.

I also want to point out, I don't have publicity waivers for people to sign, so if you're in my life, you'll be in my blog. I don't use names if I talk about you negatively though, so don't worry. ;)

I am going to tag along with Ash & Lisa tomorrow while she gets her hair lightened. (Ashley...not Lisa. haha) I think I am going to try another feather extension, because I feel a little jealous and left out...and I just want it to stay in this time! Haha

I think its actually time for bed now, Good night :)

- Katie


You Are My Pet Peeve

Seriously? I could care less if you had a child as a teenager, or if you've been to jail three times before the age of 25. If you honestly think its okay to get on the computer and typ lyk dis 4 evry1 2 c, then you are going to lose any ounce of respect I've had for you. Especially when you're 20 years old.

I have a lot of pet peeves, but I seriously think this one is my worst one. Why don't you just go ahead and go back to kindergarten when you enroll your child.

I'm done being mean now, I promise. :)

I got home today and Alissa had Keeping Up with the Kardashians on the t.v., and usually I don't watch it, but I started and it was actually really good! Haha, I don't EVER watch shows on E!, but I kinda got sucked in. I also watched The World According to Paris a while back. Like, the entire first season, and it was really good too. I guess I just like seeing all their riches...who knows?

I am so so so so so happy I don't have to work tomorrow. Thursday is my other day off this week, and after that I work 5 days straight until the day of my flight. I'm so dreading that. I just worked 3 days in a row and I want to die. Its really not that bad, I just need to get shoes that have better support - I swear that's like, 99.9% of my problem. (well, and the fact that I can't ever fall asleep at night so I end up with no sleep. :P)

I'm addicted to Pretty Little Liars, and some of the girls at work talk about it all the time. Since we were talking about it so much, I finally went on the Wiki site and read all the book summaries. Its so much different, but now I kind of basically know what's going on. Lisa just bought the first book for her Kindle, so I will be reading that now, and I can't wait to get the others! :)

Alright, I'm going to either go read or go to sleep, so g'nighttttt :)

- Katie


Part Time or Full Time?

I know its been two weeks since I posted last, but this post will be REALLY good to make up for it...haha, kidding. It'll probably be the same as all the other ones.

Since I started working at H&M, I've had absolutely no extra time ever. I've been closing a lot, so when I get home at 11 or 11:30, I am super tired and just crash. I finally worked an opening shift yesterday and realized I'd rather be in Tacoma at 8 every morning rather than close. Its so much better, and you only handle customers for 2 hours :P (haha...) Seriously though, its been so busy - I'm scheduled like, 36 hours this week...

Don't get me wrong, I do love working with the customers, but not even trying to be stereotypical here, they are so RUDE! They expect you to do EVERYTHING, they are so needy, and they don't thank you for anything. I think I've had two or three customers I could hold a conversation with at the register, but other than that...its the same old "Hey, how are you? Did you find everything okay?" routine. It gets so boring, and its only like that because people up here are more inverted. They don't want to have small talk or smile and be nice. Its very different than working at Cato where you know every other person who walks in the store and you can talk to someone for 20 minutes while they're sister or husband is shopping next door at Kroger.

I've been on such a Sims kick lately that I have been playing any free minute I have. (Bad, I know. :P) I left both of my Sims disks in GA at my mom's house, so I played on the family computer here when Kaitlyn wasn't on it...which was barely ever by the way. Eventually, I realized I could uninstall Ambitions and just use their Sims 3 disk on my laptop, so now I don't have to fight for the computer anymore (yay!).

I bought Marley this little hanging cat toy thing, its cute.

**So, I wrote this like two days ago, and never freakin posted it. I think I was gonna put more, but oh well. This is all you get for now.

If you read my status on Facebook, then you know why I haven't posted lately. If you didn't, then surely you would have noticed that I haven't posted like 50 times an hour, or maybe you haven't. Haha, I don't care either way, I'm just saying its ridiculous.

Okay, I am going to dry my hair so I can be at work at 9 am. FML

- Katie



I have to say, this is getting pretty tough. Its awful seeing everyone I know go back to Valdosta State while I am in Washington 3,000 miles away. Not only do I get to watch everyone go back to the place I love, but I know absolutely no one up here. I think its all just kind of getting to me...

I haven't made any friends because the only time I get to get out and do something is just to go to work, and that's like 30 minutes away. So, I can't just meet someone and be like, oh, come hang out at my place...cuz they don't live near me. Also, I haven't seen my boyfriend in almost 2 1/2 months. This is longest we've ever gone without seeing each other and its getting really difficult. I'm not complaining and saying that I shouldn't have moved out here, I just needed to vent. I love it here, I really do...its just getting REALLY tough not having anyone else here. Its just family, and yes - they are amazing, but I need a friend.

On top of everything already expressed, I. Need. To. Go. To. The. Doctor. Oh my gosh, not even kidding. I've got like 7 things I need to go for now, but I don't have any insurance and I'm not paying $300 for a doctor to see me. It is so frustrating.

I think I'm done now, you can go on with your day. :)

- Katie



I started work the other day at H&M, and I want to say that yes - I am an employee of H&M, but anything I say only reflects my personal opinions and not those of the company. (there's my disclaimer, H&M)

Now that we've got that out of the way - I FINALLY got the perfect shade of pink for my nails.

As you can see, its absolutely perfect.

Another thing I did today was go through Kaitlyn's closet with her and get rid of all the 'too big and too small' clothes. We separated stuff she would be wearing for school and stuff she would just be wearing at home. Apparently that's a big accomplishment, who knows? It took forever, and she refused to finish trying on shirts because both of her arms hurt from her shots that she'd gotten earlier today.

I did laundry today - you know how I feel about that if you've been reading my posts since I was actually in college. Which by the way, I'm not doing anymore...haha. I will just be working now until I can afford it because they expect me to pay $1500 in 3 months, and I think that's absolutely freakin crazy. Yay for not being a Washington state resident! :P

I cleaned mine and Kaitlyn's room today - yes, that included cleaning under her freakin bed. Awful. I worked out along with The Biggest Loser game for the wii again. (I started that yesterday. haha)

Well, that's all for now folks!

- Katie


Life is Rough.

A lot of things have been going on lately! I've been working really hard on my new diet and exercise, and its been kind of stressful because I'm really not losing as much as I wanted to. On this diet, the guy who designed it said you were only supposed to walk 20-30 min a day depending on what 'phase' you're in, but that just doesn't cut it for me. I walked for 20 minutes for like...2 days. After that, my goal was just to go a mile (don't judge...I haven't exercised in a while). Eventually, I started jogging, and I moved up to a mile and a half.

I've also been watching the Biggest Loser and it has really gotten me motivated. So much that today, I ran a mile as fast as I could just to see what my time was. (I really just wanted to beat Tracey from Season 8's time...I don't like her, ha!) I ended up beating her time, and I was very happy! I know now how long it takes me to run a mile (and like I said before, no details included ;)) and I can go from there.

I also mentioned that I haven't been losing as much weight as I had expected. I expected to lose 2 pounds a week since that's what Mr. Dukan said would happen, but I'm realizing that its not gonna happen for me. The past week I've been doubling or tripling my exercise, and I have been the same weight for like a week. Its AWFUL. But, on the upside, I have lost 3 1/2 inches around my waist and 1 around my hips. That's GOT to be something...my clothes are actually beginning to fit a little looser. :)

Anyways, just for ANNE, that was my kind of sorta not really another teasing kinda blog. ;)

- Katie.


I'm really bad at coming up with blog post titles.

I know I said a while back that I was starting to sew again, and so I've been working my hardest on all my little projects. So far, I've sewn a scarf, 3 purses, a dog carrier, and a couple other things I think...haha I can't remember. Here are some pictures though:

Makeup roll up

Inside of the makeup roll up

Makeup bag

Inside of the makeup bag

Purse #1

Flower on purse #1

Purse #2

Pet carrier

Just so you can see the colors (Navy & Paw print fabric)

Closeup of the paw print fabric

Makeup bag #2


Purse #3

Sooo...that's been my sewing adventures so far! ha Just comment if you want a tutorial for any of it. I followed other people's tutorials for everything except my pet carrier and the floral purse (not the grey checkered one)...well, technically, I DID follow a tutorial for the floral purse, but towards the end, I gave up on it and made it how I wanted.

- Katie