Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Bucket List

I was talking to a friend this week about my bucket list. I realized that I have never actually written my bucket list. So I thought I would write it down, and then see how far I can come on it. I will add stuff to this list, but here is a start.

1. Spend a week in New York City. (note: I have been to NYC but I was young and did not appreciate it, so I want a redo)

2. Go on a cruise.

3. Go skiing not on a bunny slope.

4. Make a flan.

5. Be in a play, or serious skit.(like a skit which people practice for m ore than 5 minutes before its supposed to happen)

6. Visit Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty.

7. Take a trip to visit all of the major  historical sites in the South.

8. Read the dictionary straight through.

9. Read the Bible completely through in a year. (I start this basically every year and never finish)

10. Take a trip to Europe.

11. Visit Israel and take a trek through the Holy Land.

12. Try Nutella.

13. Help coordinate a wedding. A dream I have is to coordinate a wedding, or intern with a wedding coordinator.

14. Own a car.

15. Lay in a random meadow with wildflowers and have the wildflowers be so high it hides me.

16. Fly first class.

17. Work, or volunteer, in a museum.

18. Have a beta fish.

19. Live in an antique, 1900's esque house. (is antique the right word here? no clue)

20. Get a locket.

So this is not an exhaustive list. I did not include anything about starting a family, or having kids, because honestly that is something very different from this list. It is something I really want, but this list is just fun things.

I also did not add anything about my relationships with God, Isaiah or family because I feel like that is separate from this also.

Hope you enjoyed reading my list.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I'm addicted to pinterest. Yes, its official I'm addicted. I have wanted to do a pinterest post for a while, but have not, so here is one. For those who don't know, pinterest is an site where yo can find pictures and share finds and ideas with other people. Its hard to describe, but its really fun. I have found all kinds of sewing ideas, and my favorite is ideas for my new home.

If you are on pinterest, and haven't added me yet, add me. If you would like an invitation to join, email or facebook me.

Today I am posting some fun, delicious food findings. I love food (as many of you know) and can't wait to try some of the things I found on here. Most of the food includes links for recipes to try.

Doesn't this lime cake look so delicious and wow?

For those of you not from the South or who have not had fried green tomatoes are truly missing out.

These Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies look heavenly, and contain no flour or butter.

A combination of two of the most amazing sweet things in the world. These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars look awesome.

Ok so a little healthier, but who wouldn't want to try these Caramelized Bananas and Strawberry?

I love potatoes latkes, and these look easy.

Wow. That's all that's needed to describe this Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n' Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar.

I love Snickers, and I can't wait to try this Snicker's Pie.

This post is probably not the best one to write when you are waiting for supper, and super hungry. I can't wait to try these, and other delicious finds on pinterest. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I have posted about school and graduating, and Saturday I did. I graduate with my AA. It was a very good day. My wonderful father-in-law took tons of pictures.

My mother, little brother Joshua, baby sister Lydia, mother-in-law and father-in-law all came down to attend the graduation and then came to our apartment for lunch and spend some time at our place.

The person pronouncing the names got mine wrong and said Carolyn, instead of Kathryn. I stopped and was like "my name is not Carolyn, its Kathryn". Oh my.

Yay for getting my diploma, though the diploma is not actually in there. I can't wait to get the actual diploma.

After the graduation, I couldn't find my family. Finally I saw Isaiah. This is the moment we saw each other and hugged. I love this picture of us.

My mother-in-law

Me hugging my mom

Me with my in-laws. 

My mom, Joshua, Lydia and me 

My, Mom, Isaiah, Lydia and Joshua

This was my "its a polyester gown in the middle of summer, and Isaiah keeps messing with my tassel" look

I love my husband

My mother-in-law, me, my mom, and half of Joshua

Then we went and showed our parents the new house we are moving into in less than a month. I don't have pictures of the inside of house, but my father-in-law got some cute ones of us outside it.

The new house. Isn't it just so adorable?

Isaiah and I outside our new place. Sorry about the lighting. Its was super sunny.

Joshua and Lydia. Joshua really liked the two climbing trees in the front yard.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

10 Day You Challenge

Sorry its late, I am really hoping to do it everyday from here on out. 

So today is nine loves. This should be fun. 

As most of you know, I love God. He is definitely my first love, but I didn't put Him on the list, because this list seemed almost too silly to even put Him on it. So before I even start the list I will say I love God.

1. Well this one is easy. I love my dear husband, Isaiah. He is so wonderful. He is everything a true man should be. He is sweet and kind, and yeah. Wow you can tell I'm in love. hehe

2. I love my adorable baby girls, aka my sweet cats. We adopted Abby and Mara from the SPCA, and are so glad we did. I had a friend who said she was not a cat person but our cats changed her. They have so much personality. Abby is our little princess. Mara is our cuddly little thing.

3. I love clean bathrooms. I'm slightly ocd about having a clean bathroom. Its one of my favorite things.

4. I love all things antique. I used to hate looking for antiques and anything antiquey, but now I love them. 

5. I love Checker's fries and chocolate milkshakes. Yes, its horrible for me. Its that food that I love when I want grease, and comfort food. 

6. I love history. I love reading about it, talking about it and learning about it. But most of all I love teaching about it. I think its such a shame when people say history is boring and they hate it, because history can be so fascinating. Though I don't think it needs to be every person's favorite subject, I do think you can make it interesting to basically everyone (except for those weird people who just refuse to like it). So yes. I love history.

7. I love sweet tea. Yes, I am Southern, for generations. And I love it. I like it sweet, super sweet. And yes, I can tell when the tea was made, and how it was made. I'm just Southern like that.

8. I love Vera Bradley. I love almost (yes almost) all of her patterns. I'm so addicted to her purses, and her duffle bags and yeah well all of it. My favorite patter right now is happy snails, though there are quite a few I love. The funny thing is my amazing mother-in-law (she really is the best mother-in-law a girl could have) has quite a few Vera Bradley purses. I love seeing them.

9. I love baking. I bake something when I'm stressed, and neither of us eat. I almost always have brownies or cupcakes or something that I made that we don't eat. So if you need some kind of baked food, come see me.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Its Friday again. YAY Since its finals day, and I'm doing another post, I will not be doing the 10 day challenge post, but I will start it back tomorrow. But I did want to do a Insta-Friday because they are fun. Ok, yet again (and I think basically all the time, most of pictures are of my adorable cats).

I tried my first cake pop this week. I keep finding yummy recipes, but I wanted to try one. I got a tiramisu cake pop from Starbucks after a date. 

And here is after biting into it. It was mind blowingly delicious.

Ok so I didn't take this picture, but its my new background and I love it. 

Please ignore the clothes in the background. Its Abby all curled up with Isaiah.

Isaiah was petting Abby and then put her in the clothes basket. 20 minutes later she was still in there. 

Sunrise on the causeway. Its so pretty.

Mara and Abby cuddling

So yes, I adore my cats. And with it being the last week of school nothing much exciting has happened in this week. I am hoping that this coming week has more exciting things in it to post.

life rearranged