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May 30, 2011

I’m Back

I’ve had a bit of an extended absence lately.  I’ve been home for about a month, looking (and failing to find) a job, trying to move all of my stuff back into my already full room, and just lying around.  Well I’m done with that, and it’s high time I become a real person and do something.  Ergo, I will be back to knitting, sewing, cooking, and adding walks down memory lane as I show you the rest of my amazing trip to Spain and other fun things (guest posts, nail art, cupcakes, ect.).  It’s an exciting new chapter.  It’s summer and there’s nothing I love more in this life than the summer.  A happy blogger makes for a happy blog, so come back often. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America!

Every year in my hometown, a huge parade takes place in honor of our nation’s independence. This year we chose to celebrate on the 3rd.  The People’s Parade is like no other event.  We have bands and old cars and floats and candy that little children riding on the floats (or tow trucks which tends to happen more often) throw haphazardly at the crowd.  But we also have frisbees, band-aids, tubes of toothpaste, and can handles given out to parade goers.  Not only that, but some of the “floats” are a bit unique.  This year we had a Tea Party procession:

A Civil War era themed float

Complete with drummer boy (or man), and AirTrain came out with quite possibly my favorite costume so far.

A street preacher

Ronald McDonald

The Red Hat Society on the Redneck Rivera

A parade of tractors from the Two-Cylinder Club.  The John Deere with the only driver under 50 stood out as a favorite of mine.

And what Fourth of July Parade (on the 3rd) would be complete without lambs?

So that’s the Fourth here!  And of course today we will be eating tons of barbeque, cole slaw, potato salad, and homemade ice cream.  Then the spectacular fireworks display! Happy 234th birthday America!

June 28, 2010

Meet You There

Hi, I’m Katie. See there I am at Julia Child’s kitchen at the National Museum of American History.

I never thought that I would have a blog.  However,  I started reading A LOT of them obsessively.  It helped to keep my mind off silly things like my grade point average or whatever dribble my biology professor was spouting during class.  Like magazines (my love and hopeful career path), they let me escape.  I get to walk the streets of Paris or New York in fashion week.  I get to be inspired my the amazing seamstresses that grace the blogosphere.  I get to salivate over ingenious and beautifully photographed meals.  I get to see the world through someone else’s lense.  I also get to put this on my resume under “samples” that I woefully lack at the moment (but that should be changing soon).

So, with this blog I want to be a better writer, a better seamstress, a better cook, and most importantly a better servant to mankind.  I want to spread love, and I can do that through a three-tiered birthday cake or a handmade apron.  With my hands, I can create pretty things that make others and myself happy.  When I look down at my hands, I am happy to see my nails are polished in a deep glossy navy.  Chinatown to be exact.  It’s a $2.00 bottle of nail polish, but it makes me feel powerful and a little sassy.  That may sound silly, but it helps to inspire me and gives me a little extra something special.  I want to show you all that inspires me, and hopefully it will ignite something for those who read this.

Oh and the song that I have been playing on repeat since summer started (seriously every time I’m in my car I just play track 5 over and over) is Meet You There by Augustana.  It is wonderful!