Thursday, September 24, 2009

j crew pretties

i was browsing the j.crew sale section and found these two lovely items and thought to myself "that would make the most adorable outfit ever!" don't you think?

oh little wish list keeps getting longer and longer.

etsy you tempt me so.

thought i would share with you some wonderful finds i saw on etsy today...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

hello again old friend

i've been gone for a while. can you forgive me?

while i would like to think i am a dedicated blogger, the truth is, a year without internet really did me in. going to the library each night to update my blog wasn't exactly on top of my to - do list, but alas, i now have internet.

think we can be friends again?

so since i last updated, quite a bit has changed. i now live back near kansas city (mission, kansas). and while i thought i wouldn't miss a whole lot about joplin (aside from my friends and family of course) i've definitely had my fair share of joplin cravings.

joplin cravings? what are these? well, its when you wake up one day and realize you miss your local grocery store, the crazy joplin flea market (where random strangers want to hold your puppy and let it lick their faces), the insanely awesome goodwill, my nice neighbors, academy sports, and my old insanely large room. i miss seeing evan every day, getting to eat with my aunt, going home to see the parents on the weekends, and eating pizza with my friends.

it's funny how life works. when i first moved to joplin from kansas city i was in a little bit of culture shock. it seemed so different, so small, so...something. i couldn't quite put my finger on it. but after a little while it seemed...well nice.

after finding out that evan was no longer going to be rotating in joplin, and seeing as he is my best friend and love, i decided it might be for the best to make a move.

so i did. and here i am in mission. evan is here some and traveling doing rotations the rest of the time. i have a roommate, my friend kate and we eat lots of macaroni and cheese, make many many target runs, and are currently watching the gilmore girls nightly. and i kinda love it. it's nice to be around old friends, people who know you and don't judge you when you make your weekly returns to target because you maybe overbought the last time you were there. people who listen to your rants, don't judge you when you forget the specs on your camera lens, pick you up from the airport, watch your puppy, go roaming around westport with you, and people you can have happy picture fridays with. the people who know you pretty well and have decided despite your quirky statements, sometimes lack of judgement in fashion, and bad eating habits you're worth the trouble to invest in and befriend.

so i moved...and i started working on my photography business. yes my friends, soon (very soon) katie g photography will have her own shiny website and it will be wonderful. magical even. i cannot wait!

what else? between photography and walking my crazy energetic puppy i am going to be working in a box office again. get excited. in fact the other day, i worked the on sale of the broadway show wicked here in kansas city. and while i was a little intimidated at the million shows and thus, million codes i needed to know it worked out just fine. and i am glad to be back in show business. (ha!)

macie is growing up so fast. i know i totally sound like i'm talking about a child, but my puppy is so loved i figured she's worth an update. she's asleep next to me right now and could not be any cuter. she enjoys long walks in the park, playing with her friend elle, treats, and jumping off and onto about anything. oh and naps, she like me, loves naps. i knew she was the perfect puppy for me!

my dear old evan is doing well. as i mentioned earlier, he'll be here in mission some, in colorado much, and possibly in chicago some. he's applying to residency programs now and we're excited to see where the future will take us. i'm so proud of him. he is going to be SUCH a great doctor.

my hero, my mom is doing well. she is such a trooper and an inspiration to so many. i feel so blessed that her cancer spots are currently not growing. after multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation, she finally has a little break to enjoy herself. i'm so happy.

so that's a little update on me. but soon look for all kind of fun updates from photography to fashion to home decor. it's going to be one fun ride. get excited! i am.

and thanks for letting me return to you blog. i'm certainly lucky you don't hold grudges ;)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sarah and Rob Part II

this second shoot was so fun. a big thanks to sarah and rob for letting me take their engagement pictures.

Monday, June 8, 2009

its official: meet my puppy

this is macie. she's pretty much the best puppy in the world. but i could be a little biased. ;)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

wish me luck.

cause maybe, just maybe with a whole lot of luck these puppies might be mine someday. and by someday i mean next week. :) keep your fingers crossed the humane society will choose me. pretty please.

anna maria.

florida. not the song. but just as pretty.

*there's just something about putting your feet in the ocean, despite how cold the water might be.

j - town.

j-town has really outdone itself recently. and i have totally loved it. here's some of what i'm talking about...enjoy :)

oh! and guess what?! two of my favorite people came into town! hurray for great in-laws!

our apartment

i thought i would give a little look into our little life. :)

my girly bathroom. i love everything about this bathroom from the pink towels to the flowered shower curtain.
part 2 of my girly bathroom. headbands, a darkroom timer, vintage prints and perfume.
our bedroom. evan and i agreed on the color green when we were registering and i am glad we picked a color we both can still enjoy.
side view b of our bedroom.
our latest addition in the master bedroom. prints hung from curtain rods.
our guest bathroom. this shower curtain was one of the best gifts we received from our wedding - we've had it for over 2 years and i think it still looks practically new.
my craft/fun room. where i keep my darkroom equipment, my sewing machine, and a lot of my treasures. someday this room will have more than posters from my college days as decoration.
craft room view b.
our dining room. our dining room table is seriously by far my favorite thing in our apartment. our dining room features those wonderful ugly sliding door blinds. but it also features antique plates and prints.
the hubby's study.
our linen/store everything closet.
kitchen view a.
kitchen view b. i used to spend practically no time in here other than at the microwave. but, recently i've been cooking a little more. let's hope this trend continues.
our living room features a red leather chair evan and i gave each other for christmas, a garage sale floral couch, a mini couch my friends janeane and courtney helped me re-upholster after we found it on the side of the road, an outdoor light, a mirror evan and i gave each other for valentines day 3 years ago, a vintage photo i bought at a thrift store of a very serious lady, and a few other treasures.

okay so there's our house. i am always wanting to paint it and while i can, im not sure it's worth it in a rental i know i won't be in forever. any thoughts on how to add color to my craft room (and others) without using paint?