take me along the coast

this weekend the motherlode and her girls decided to head up along the oregon coast (not that we don’t enjoy the california coast). my sisters have never been to oregon and i had been dreaming of heading that way soon (so happy that soon is now rather than later). boy, oregon is quite stunning.

i’ve decided that i could drive through states (i’m the kind of girl up for any adventure) for a living, or at least for a bit of time after graduation next year. i have started keeping tabs of places that could be a potential home after graduation. it may seem silly but i want to visit so many places before really settling down. oregon has been/is on the list of potential possibilities. i must say it’s pretty dreamy, no??

a few more posts on oregon will pop up since i feel guilty crowding my instagram feed with all of the wonderful photos i have been able to snap!

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you beautiful human being, you’ve got this!!

yes you…you’ve got this. sometimes you just need someone telling you this in reminder that, yes, you can do it!!

whether it be finals, art shows, graduation, job/internship hunting, etc. you’ve got this. and you know why? because you’ve got God on your side. while we may feel all the anxieties of the world, over and over he tells us to be anxious in nothing but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving (Phil 4:6). God wants you know that he will always be your right-hand man! yes, whether we believe it or not, he really really cares about you and wants to help. it is up to us make these requests known.

there are going to be seasons of life where we are full of life and others where we are hungry in a dry and deserted land but jee whiz, we can do ALL things in Christ (Phil 4:13). can I get a two thumbs up AND and an amen?!? everytime I come across the scripture I am constantly blown away by God’s glory. I promise you, the ride may be far from smooth but it is so worth it.

Call a sister if you need some cheering up, ridiculous laughs or even a food delivery, yes I deliver. we all need each other (more importantly, we need Him) to get to the end.

“these things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. in the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

*i feel like I’m leading an exercise class because I’m so pumped up despite upcoming activities that may or may cost my insanity. or maybe I just had one too many slices of cake?

fun tune for the day (…remind you of a scene from the office?!)

it’s gonna be may…springtime!

bits & bobs from the 912

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eating because priorities, people:

  • newest discovery…publix’s chocolate cake
  • fruit popsicles because disgusting humidity
  • pineapple
  • bananas
  • fruit themed food = my kind of spring

i threw my kiddos that i babysit a food party and it was the best thing that every happened to us. imagine it: fresh pineapple, apples bananas AND reese’s peanut butter cups (they requested something chocolate-y and who can deny a person that?!)

wearing:

  • teva sandals & my pee stained white vans (thanks-a-not, new york)…right now comfy triumphs looks but who’s looking anyways?
  • madewell high-waisted, wide leg pants…takes care of the belly & the butt which is always a major + (tmi?? well i don’t care)
  • basic tees…always the best, especially when you want to look like you care but don’t really irl…
  • lots & lots & lots of sunscreen. am i the only one burning here?

it’s been muggy and gross in savannah so it’s time to have backups picked out and ready each day

listening:

i drive so much that listening to music is a routine and the radio here kinda really sucks so…no music = grumpy katie

  • the wombats
  • sam burchfield
  • parachute
  • sufjan stevens
  • gallant
  • childish gambino
  • coin
  • the 1975
  • judah & the lion

disclaimer: katie listens to whatever she likes despite people’s opinions

(okay let’s be real, my long playlists can be found on spotify: flowers & showers!) i’ve also been listening to a lot of random but very important artists as well…sixpence none the richer, bon jovi, smashmouth, michael jackson anyone?!

reading:

this quarter i’ve been reading a lot (aside from the lengthy textile articles/books). i haven’t done this in a really long time and it has been so refreshing and good. i remember how much i love reading when i’m not being forced to read (*cough cough* history of textiles)

  • Celibate Sex by abbie smith (a sweetheart friend of mine wrote this personal book and it is absolutely beautiful). many of you young, single women will find it very true to the heart and suggest all to read.
  • The Screwtape Letters by c.s. lewis. !!this man is a genius!!
  • Me Before You by jojo moyes
  • Wild & Free: a hope-filled anthem for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough by hayley morgan

dreaming:

  • california summers (only 4 more weeks!)//adventuring on the west coast
  • seeing one of my sisters graduate high school (holy crap, i can’t believe this is a thing)
  • visiting colleges with my other sissy (also can’t believe this is a thing)
  • my weaving final-i’ve been idea binning this project since day one
  • not just dreaming but buying flowers. my obsession with flowers is very very real. they are my friends…(ignoring the haters)

praying:

  • this quarter has been pretty static with a focus of going to class and working. while it has its moments, God lifts me up and keeps my heart full.
  • anxiety of enrolling for courses both inside and outside of scad is always a battle.
  • due to graduations, school is being cut short & finals arrive a bit early…as well as moving houses. i am always thankful for generous & loving folks.

for kicks & giggles (if you haven’t seen the JT meme, then UGH)

it’s gonna be me-nysync

NYC//midterm update..get some coffee!

i promise i haven’t deserted you. i’ve just used other forms of networking to document my doings (instagram). i promise you i don’t write essays on there, just snippets of things running through my mind throughout the day. just to caution you, this is going to be a long post full of deepest(ish) apologies and updates so i’d recommend a latte or two.

i have been in the big city now for one month and a week. crazy crazy crazy. looking back, time surely has flown. it’s been so special being here during this time of the year. i’ve gotten to experience the first snowfall & snowstorm, enjoy the company of my very best friends & my mom and explore areas with my wonderful roommates.

my internship keeps me on my toes as expected. fashion week is next week and i couldn’t be more excited/exhausted about it. everyone knows that even during presentation week, things are still up and running. i really like the company i work for, Ulla Johnson. her clothes are beautifully bohemian. definitely check her work out. a typical day of moi (tuesday-friday, 10-6) looks like this:

drag myself out of my couch of a bed | down coffee as if the world is ending || get dressed & pray that i don’t stain whatever i’m wearing with my sexy sweat marks that form throughout the day || begrudgingly walk myself to the subway station & fight off a lot of unemotional\intimidating stares || show up way early (i’ve tried pushing back the time that i leave the house and i still show up early, UGH || walk into the office….the day is pretty much a blur from there || speed walk to the subway station || run home and toss myself onto my couch bed || maybe look at my homework that is due that night || repeat.

interesting, right? also, i didn’t mention that i’m taking an art history class and i’m quite behind because i don’t have enough energy to read many articles about places during the night. i’m about as good as a vegetable. so midterms are a bit of a struggle (i have written this post faster than it has taken me to reread all of the material needed for the midterm…OOPS) however, i am thankful to have a very understanding and helpful professor.

the weather is currently overcast and freezing and will be that way for a bit longer. i do miss the sunshine and warmth (the snowstorm was good enough for me). i can’t wait to not be cold in my apartment anymore (no control of the a/c & heater…sad face).

truthfully, i am having a really good time here. i’m exhausted as heck but i’m getting a taste of the world i so longed to be apart of (if i want this after college is a different story).

thanks for reading!

you’ve been written

it’s been a bit since i last wrote.

truth: it’s been a busy time in my life. yesterday i met my future roommate whom i will be living with in brooklyn and i cannot believe how fast time is moving. in a blink of an eye i’ll be in new york running around the city. while i’m thinking about everything that’s been happening, here are some things i’m thankful for:

  • Jesus- he loves us, this we know
  • snuggle weather-it’s been in the high 50’s & low 60’s. beat that savannah!!
  • sisters-who i can be silly with…(and who also make me sign up for zumba. guys, dancing is hard)
  • coffee (mom & i brew two large pots a day) & Trader Joe’s vanilla, cinnamon and black tea (mmm, my favorite!)
  • laughs- laughing about absolutely nothing or in some cases, everything
  • holiday baking (santa isn’t the only one with the belly, ya know..)

there’s definitely a lot to be thankful for. i hope to be a little more productive these upcoming weeks but that’s all for now 🙂