Wednesday, February 29, 2012


 Happy Leap Day 2012 Friends!
Did you know that there are 97 leap days every 400 years? It's true! Leap years are every four years, except in years ending in 00... UNLESS they can be divided by 40. Don't believe me? Check out this explanation.
I'm just love facts about days and dates, so I just thought I'd throw this tidbid out there for you to enjoy as well!
Hope you get some wonderful leaping in today!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Songs I'm Loving

I have recently found some new Christian music that I just LOVE. You may or may not have heard these artists, but I just have to share them, because their music is TOO good and TOO uplifting not to.  
First up, Lindsay Mccaul.  I bought Lindsay's cd "If It Leads Me Back" a few weeks ago and I tweeted about how excited I was then.  I had only heard a couple of her songs at that point, but since I have gotten the album, I have pretty much been listening to it non-stop. And that is saying a lot for me, because I don't often listen to music any place other than in my car.    

Here is "Say My Name" which is definitely one of my favorites:

Next is Audrey Assad.  I don't have her new album "heart" yet, it just came out of Valentine's Day, but I have listened to many of the songs. "Sparrow" is way up at the top for me.  Listen to it:
And finally, I have had the newist Shane and Shane cd , "the one you need," for quite some time, but I just LOVE it too and think you might enjoy it. I have listened to it sooo many times already that it just might be my at-the-house soundtrack. The whole things pretty much rocks, but "Miracle" might be my favorite on the whole album.  

So I hope I have introduced  you to something new that will intensify your all-day worship experience of the one who made us and loves us. 

I'm here and I'm still writing,

Katie Beth

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wreath-Making: A Fall Wreath

So one of the things I have been doing with my time lately is making wreaths.  It all started when I realized I was going to have a very beautiful, almost hunter green front door and that it would be mine, all mine, for at least the next several years.  I decided then and there that I would REALLY like to have a wreath for every season. I started brainstorming and imagining what they could be and what they could look like.  I would have a beautiful orange and brown and yellow leafy one in the fall and I would have a beautiful berry one for Christmas and I would have a heart for Valentine's day! Oh the possibilities were so endless... 

I started looking a little online, and a little at stores, and quickly realized that the offerings neither 1) fit my budget, nor 2) fit with my vision.  Some came close in either category, but none fit both categories, so I just ventured on into the blooms section of my local craft store and gathered up a bunch of lovelies and a grapevine wreath and set off towards home.

Now, I'm not one for hot glue.  I think its stringy and not so permanent and it just bugs me, so I quickly realized I needed to attach the blooms, leaves, ribbons, etc., in another fashion . I decided to wire them on and I think it worked quite well. 

I started with fall, because that was the season it was when we moved into our house with our very beautiful hunter-green-esque front door. So without further ado, here is my homemade fallish wreath!

I still love it and can't wait to put it back on my front door next year!
I'm here, and I'm still writing,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Lately, my head is spinning with creativity.
Lately, I've been swooning over quilting patterns and fabrics.
Lately,  I've been driving my Mama and my hubby crazy with all my fabric and quilting chatter.
Lately, I've been dreaming of a more creative career, but I really have no idea how to create THAT for myself.

Lately, I've been working on reshaping my body and my thoughts.

Lately, I have been trying to part with Dr. Pepper, or at least severely limit our interactions with one another.

Lately, I've been sore from working out,  but so satisfied with the soreness.
Lately, I've been reading and reading and enjoying both novels and non-fiction. 

Lately, I've been paying more attention to how much things cost and flirting with the idea of trying to incorporate coupons more successfully. 

Lately, I have been sleeping with both my ceiling fan and heated mattress pad on low.  

Lately, I've been happy at home.