Things have changed...

It has been a few months.. and a lot of things have changed! I'm not going to get into much detail here YET, but I would like to say that I'll be revamping the blog and starting to write again very soon! New life, new fresh start in every way! So if you are a reader, I have to apologize for my absence, I can't even begin to tell you how much I have missed writing! But I am ready again! So please check back as I get everything going again! =)



Hot and gone...

I have to apologize for being a bit m.I.a lately... our ac has been broken so we have been kicking it at my moms. The small town vibe where I know everyone I see is fun for only so long.  I have managed to adventure in some interesting places though. Sadly, not much work has gotten done since I've been confined to my pull out couch bed lol.


kittys & cookies.

So I finally got around to making root beer cookies after seeing them on The Dainty Squid forever ago. They sounded so yummy! Well, the first cookie was definitely yummy... but I think I'm good on anything root beer for at least another year! lol

Also we've acquired two new kittys! Brother and sister! A girl from work was going to get rid of them so I figured I would take them.  Nate adores them! (even though I was only suppose to bring home one!!) but Oscar is a bit of bully towards the boy. We haven't name them yet, any suggestions? We had a bit of a scare with the female gray one last night. She was trying to get into the refrigerator last night while I was making dinner and got crushed by the door and got hurt pretty badly. We took her to the vet and luckily she is fine, just a bit traumatized I think.

well tata for now. i've got work to do!


summer time. water/fireworks/dinosaurs

Here's our summer so far in a photo dump. the zoo+dinosaurs (conrad was ecstatic). water parks..fireworks and pretty sparkler pictures.


happy 4th

Happy late 4th of july. I'm still posting via phone. We had a great two days with family doing fireworks and pigging out. My favorite food this year was definitely my moms honey ham and my mother in laws strawberry shirtcake. Yum! Conrad had a blast doing sparklers and was even brave enoughto hold a roaming candle. Isn't the 4th of july a romantic holiday? What did u guys do and what did you eat?
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oh drat.

I'm nearly in tears here. My cat or son knocked over a bottled water all over my laptop. Cross ur fingers that it can be salvaged. Until then I'm posting via phone. Boooo.


pretty vintage.

looky looky what I've managed to gather lately.

I just love, love, love pretty vintage things. like you, I'm sure. And that's why I like you guys too. I couldn't pass on these adorable pins. Most of them pieces will be going into my shop soon, but a few of them are mine! can you guess what the most expensive item was?

tata for now!


inspiration boards.

i have to admit that there's nothing that gets me, being a complete nerd & aspiring graphic designer, as inspired or as giddy as inspiration boards. they're always full of loveliness and pretty pictures. here's a few that i've come across lately that have melted me.

Emmadime's recent mood board is so dreamy. i love her personal style.

Promise Tangeman's blog is always full of design goodies. she is so very talented and down right awesome inside and out. If there's a gal who i admire and look up to as a designer and person, it's her. hands down.

that's it for today guys.. im off to work. boo paying bills! lol

kat ann


Austin, how i love you.

We arrived back home Sunday evening from Austin. it was wonderful. =) we did lots of window shopping (because i extremely disappointed at how over priced everything was) and went hiking and kayaking! Of course we spent quite a bit of time (and money) on sixth street as well. lol.

The greatest thing about Austin, aside from the obvious food, music, and fashion, is the atmosphere. The people are so chill and inviting and will bend over backwards to help you.  Every corner is covered in beautiful art, interesting people, unique things to buy or fun things to do. Everyone we met and talked to was friendly and generally just great to be around. Anytime we needed directions or asked someone a place to eat or whatever, they'd look it up on their phone for us or print us out directions or even take us there.

My sister in law has a friend that manages a bar and she took us to a great little place to eat and a have a beer. It was a bar and behind it there was a courtyard with its own food trailer that served some food that I was a bit scared to try but I ended up with a Thai chicken meal that was AMAZING. The place  was like a little hidden secret in Austin.

well ta ta for now. i've got lots of catching up to do!
kat ann


typewriters & pretty photos.

its been a while since i've featured a fetish friday post, but it's a bit over due.

A lovely shop i came acorss called craftyFOLK. She has the most darling little pins and brooches as well as other cute items.

just a few pictures from my new favorite blog: Awesome People Hanging Out Together". It is what the title states, awesome people hanging out with eachother. =)

hammocks! especially hammocks indoors like all these lovely ones i found via apartment therapy.


adventures in branding

Here are a few images, inspiration boards, and collages... (okay let's face it, i made a bit of a design "look book") as proof that i'm accomplishing SOMETHING design wise. it's taken me MONTHS to feel like I've been making any progress because I haven't found anything that's FELT right yet. i've been aimlessly designing so to speak. I'll go further into detail about this particular design process in an upcoming "Letters to Art" post.

you can check out my new look for my web site to see a tad bit of my recent adventures in personal branding. Although I'm sure this isn't 100% my permanent place, I'm very comfortable with what has come and where it will lead.

and yes, that is a button that says "shop". i've been keeping the secret for a little while because i wasn't sure if it would happen or not. but i finally decidded to make the plunge into the etsy world. my shop isnt up yet, but it will be soon.

anyhoo its back to the day job part of my life. 1 more day until austin!

tata for now.

kat ann