Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blog find / Enter her giveway

So I just found this great beauty blog called Massachusetts Masks via other blogs I follow advertising her Back to School beauty giveaway. She is offer some great products, including Sigma brushes, Physicians Formula powders, B&BW products, and more.

I went through her older posts too and she has a lot of beauty product reviews which I LOVE! I will definitely continue to read this blog for reviews, you should check it out and enter her giveaway too.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vague Rhetorical Rant

Some drama only belongs in books and film. Yet others love acting it out in real life.

Dedicated to all masochist, but inspired by one.

Why do people insist on continually hurting themselves? Doing things and then looking at me with a puppy dog face, dragging your tail, starting converstations with, "Don't judge me for this but..." and then go out that night under the same "good" intentions, knowing they are probably going to regret it. If not regret, at least not want to tell me because they do not like admitting they are wrong.

Maybe this is why I have been single my 20 years...because I hate the drama. Sure I used to be all "dramatic" about an old crush, but I grew up, got over the pain of the "drama"(lack of really), and know better.

Why do others insist on repeatedly making the same mistakes on a whole new level pain? They say it is for this or that. They say it just happens. They say the other person is wrong. They do not think they are doing anything wrong.

We can all lie to ourselves all we want, but the people who love us always see through it.

And my beliefs may seem worthless to some because they also come from the Bible, but even not including the Bible, those beliefs still matter, otherwise people would not feel so bad talking to me. (I mean, seriously, I do not even go to church. at least not on a regular basis. or even a real one. Not like anyone is talking to a Sister Mary Katelynn.)

Just stop.
Stop hurting your hearts.
Stop hurting your lungs.
And stop hurting your liver as an excuse.

P.S. by the title I mean no need to answer the question because I know the answers. I just needed to rant to the world/no one/myself/someone different than the usual.

And I am never judging anyone. I do not have the right. I only have concern and love to offer. Just love. Always love.

My Perfect Man

-Likes these bands (and similar ones) : As Cities Burn, Manchester Orchestra, Mumford & Sons, Brand New
and also has respect for other types of music, even if he does not own their cds
- can laugh with me when I sing songs from hit radio stations, or better yet, join!
-Reads novels
-Grew up loving Harry Potter
- Loves Lost or is willing to watch the series with me and becomes addicted
- Is in some way an artist
by musical instrument, painting/drawing/woodcrafting, writing, film related talent, etc...
(Or at least respects and finds art interesting)
-Would have fun going to museums and art shows with me
- likes tea and/or coffee. idk why...maybe so my pot of coffee or kettle of tea will not go to waste.
- wants to (or does) live in a city like Boston
-wants to travel the world

-likes autumn/winter
-Still a guys guy ( has friends, watches sports...)

- is a Christian. Does/will go to church (even though I currently do not on regular basis)

-Knows politics&current events but knows better than to talk about it too much resulting in arguments.

- Has a good job or is in college.

-Crafty (in a manly sense)
aka good with woodworking tools, carpentry, etc... be Mr Fix-it

-Does/will eat healthy(ish) I am not going to marry a guy who will die at 50 from a heart attack.
-Taller than me ( I am 5’6” so I am not askin much. 6’+ is hotter)
-Fits in with my family / can be good friends with my brother

-understands me

-humorous/goofy/fun. needs to make me laugh.
-nice/friendly but not naive. needs common sense

-loves meee ( will)

While some of these characteristics add up to “hipster,”(hate this label) he is in no way a douchey pretentious asshole to others who do not have his amount of knowledge, like hipsters often are

Really the only things that truly matter are the last 5 things. All others are if I could design my perfect man to a T, while there are even some things I left off the list. but I will strive for most of the list unless I turn into one of those pathetic 29 year olds in the books I read who freak out about being single at 30. sort of a worst nightmare. I pray I am married by 25 or at least in a serious long term relationship leading to marriage.

Some of my favorite songs(because it is sort of important) :

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Etsy Picks

A cute treasury I put together today. =)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Katelynn Goes to Europe

Hi Everyone!
So a couple weeks ago I decided to join my professor on a trip to Europe in May 2012. It is one of those EF Tours. We will be going to Rome, Florence, and Paris! All of which thrill me to know end. I smile everything I remember " I am going to Europe!" Even if it is a year away, I love knowing that I really will be going there and it is not just a dream anymore.

Here is a look at my "itinerary" if you are curious.
(pfff well I tried uploading a screen print I took of the page, but it comes out too small. lame. I'll just copy&paste)

Day 1
- Fly overnight to Italy

Day 2 - Rome
Arrive in Rome

Day 3
- Rome
Take a guided tour of Rome
Visit the Colosseum
Visit the Forum Romanum

Day 4
- Rome
Take a guided tour of Vatican City
Visit the Sistine Chapel
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Optional: Caravaggio art tour

Day 5
- Rome • Assisi • Florence
Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
Continue to Florence

Day 6
- Florence
Take an art-themed walking tour of Florence with an expert local guide*
Visit the Accademia

Day 7
- Florence
Visit the Uffizi
Board an overnight train to Paris

Day 8
- Paris
Arrive in Paris
Take a guided tour of Paris:

  • Place de la Concorde
  • Champs-Élysées
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Les Invalides
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 9
- Paris
Take a guided tour of the Louvre with an expert local guide
Visit an atelier*

Day 10
- Paris
Take a guided tour of the Museé d’Orsay with an expert local guide
Optional: Giverny

Day 11
- Depart for home So if you have been there before and have tips, please feel free to share.
The only people I know going so far are my professor and a lady from my drawing class. Both I know will be a riot to travel with.
I have decided to opt out of the optional excursions because 1)they cost a tad extra & 2) so I will have more personal time to explore/do as I please.
While in Paris I really want to find one of the stores that sells Belle&Boo stuff. That is just one thing on a long (mental) list of places I want to go. Definitely will be going into used bookstores. I will blog much more about all I want to do there. It is unfortunate that it is so short of a trip, but it will help when I want to go back again because this is all planned out by someone else and I will learn a lot while there.

This trip will cost about $3,400. $3115 for program fees. $145 for required traveler's insurance. $135 for a passport. I am trying to save and plan to pay it all by myself, but, if you would like to help me, that would mean so much to me.
Here is a link to donate to my Europe fund. You can donate as small as you like if you choose. every tiny bit adds up and helps.

Another way to help is to buy something from my etsy shop. so you get something in return. I will be adding much more to my shop over the next week so look out for that.

back. again

Once again, worst.blogger.ever.
I was doing so well in November. I want to get back to that.

Current events in my life:

-I got into the University of Florida for Architecture!!!!!!!! aaaah! I still cannot believe it. I have orientation April 15th and I start May 9th. (I only have one week break after I graduate/get my AA from SFC)

-I renewed my lease and decided to paint my apartment. Will definitely be putting up before and after pictures for that.

-I have decided to get back into a good excise routine. Debating whether or not to blog about exercise and healthy eating. Maybe if I have success after this month I will.

-Now that I am into UF and know I will be living here for at least another 3 years, I am on a serious job hunt. So far I have filled out online applications for Starbucks, Target, Fresh Market, Subway, and CVS. 2 of which I just did this morning. All places I am familiar with and would be thrilled to work at. I NEED a job. to live. Considering I pay for my college/rent/food/etc.. Since UF is more expensive than Santa Fe, I can no longer just live off my extra financial aid.
Plus I want something productive to do.

- Next weekend (9&10th) is the Spring Arts Festival and I will be selling my jewelry and other things at the art club's booth. I will be working frantically this week to have more items and I want to make things to decorate the booth with so it will be more appealing.

-I have been debating whether or not to start a youtube channel. Well I have an account, but I want to make videos.

-Last but certainly not least, I have decided to go to Europe next summer (2012). Will blog about this next for more information.

Oh & arrg, my webcam does not work bc I had to reload Windows and I cannot find the disc to reload the webcam software.

Have an enchanting day!

(PS. please comment. need encouragement. I feel like I am talking to myself)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ABCs of Me

Hey! So it has been like 3 months since I have posted anything. I saw this post on Searching for Serendipity and thought I would make one to get myself back into the groove of blog posting. This is just the ABCs of me, answering a fun questionnaire.

A. Age: 20

B. Bed Size: Full

C. Chore You Dislike: Taking out trash. I am grossed out by the apartment dumpsters.

D. Dogs: I miss my doggy at home. I would love to get one of my own to have at my apartment but there is an expensive fee by the apartments and I am going to be super busy starting this May.

E. Essential Start to Your Day: morning news and good music.

F. Favorite Color: Purple! But I am picky, there are a lot of shades of purple I despise (Like in clothing. Neons and such) And I prefer red-violet over blue-violet.

G. Gold or Silver: Gold. It has more of a vintage feel.

H. Height: 5'5”

I. Instruments You Play(ed): I was in piano classes at school 8th-10th grade. I wish I still played.

J. Job Title: ...Self-employed(Etsy) /unemployed(searching for a real job)

K. Kids: Not now. One day. I want at least 2 and at least 1 needs to be a girl. And if my future man and I can afford it, adopting would be nice after we have at least 1 of our own.

L. Live: Off-campus housing(sort of. Apartments only for college students) in Florida.

M. Mom’s Name: Barbara

N. Nicknames: Kate. Katibug. Kat-lynn.

O. Overnight Hospital Stays: None.

P. Pet Peeves: Little unnecessary noises. Clicking/tapping/loud chewing of food and my mom does this thing in which she like sucks at her teeth to get stuff out of them, rather than getting a toothpick or something, and it makes such an annoying noise. She is well aware that it bugs me.
Also I think it is annoying when people curse in every other sentence. I do not mind cursing, I curse, but when it is the main part of your vocabulary, I think it says something bad about you.

Q. Quote from a Movie: Oh dear... umm... Well the only one that comes to mind is like a super long monologue. The one at the beginning of The Holiday, from Kate Winslet. You know the one I am talking about.

R. Righty or Lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: One brother. He is two years older than me. I like to think we are pretty close.

T. Time You Wake Up: Between 7:00 and 9:30 am.

U. Underwear: Uh, personal. Ah who cares. I prefer comfy cotton ones that do not give me a wedgie. And have lace around the lace band, they are comfortable and cute.

V. Veggies You Don’t Like: Are beans a vegetable? I hate beans.

W. What Makes You Run Late: Anything interesting that distracts me. Or other people I am waiting for. Or traffic. I am usually on time like a lady should be, I hate when people are really late.

X. X-Rays You’ve Had: Ankle when I fell of a skateboard when I was 13. Finger when I fractured it playing basketball when I was...11? And dental stuff. I sound like a tomboy... I wasn't, clearly because I failed at all that.

Y. Yummy Food You Make: Brownies. And pumpkin bars, I got the recipe off craftzine last October. So good.

Z. Zoo Animal Favorites: Elephants are my all time favorite, always have been. I also like watching the penguins and otters. And I love the dolphins and seals/sea lions(never sure) at Sea World.

Please comment and follow. and if you choose to do this too, leave the link in the comments. I love finding new blogs to read.

Have an enchanting day!