Sunday, April 29, 2012

VSCO cam

Visual Supply Company makes incredible "film" presets for Lightroom and Camera Raw. I've been eying them for a while, but buying them would require a new version of Lightroom--and let's face it, I'm a poor college student. ;) VSCO released an app this week that emulates the look of film. Granted, we already have Instagram and Hipstamatic, but those filters can be too over-the-top sometimes. VSCO's filters are much more subtle. Basically, I've fallen in love with them.


Photobucket Sunset heading into Nashville. Photobucket My bed at my dad and stepmom's house. I'll be staying with them this summer (hello, poor college student...again.) I've got a lot of painting and decorating to do...but I love my quilt! Photobucket 
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Sometimes, I wear hats. 

Good news...one week of school left!
Bad news...finals.
Good news...I'm over the flu!
Bad news...no legitimate excuse to lay in bed. 

I hope all y'all have a lovely week. :)
xo,
Katy

Now Playing--> Lazy Eye- Silversun Pickups

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

i'm still alive but i'm barely breathing

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Okay, my title is a little too dramatic. I did, however, come down with something very flu-like yesterday. It feels like the flu, but I haven't been able to get into a real doctor to find out for certain. I went to a minute-clinic but all they could do was a strep test and tell me to rest and drink fluids. 

Which is really all I can do, anyway. My body aches terribly, my throat burns, my head is pounding and I feel like I might collapse. I was supposed to play piano in chapel today. Obviously, that didn't happen. Did I mention finals start tomorrow? Yeah. 

But! I'm really not as negative about all of this as I sound. My friends and family have been so encouraging and faithful to pray for me. They truly are the best! I wish they could take my finals for me. :)

I'm off to sleep the rest of the day away!
xo,
Katy

Sunday, April 22, 2012

incomplete poems and cold sundays

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Reading: Cry, the Beloved Country for World Lit. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. The themes, characters, and plot are great, I'm just not used to the writing style.

Listening: Deas Vail's self-tilted album. It's wonderful. It's one of those albums that complete describes my situation in life right now. Go listen to it right now. Also, yesterday was Record Store Day! I got Mae's The Everglow and a Flogging Molly 7".

 Eating: Cinnamon-sugar pita chips. They're delicious.

Writing: Poems. I've decided that I'm really not a poet. I do much better with prose. Regardless, things pop into my head from time to time, and I've a tendency to write them down.

All my friends are sinking
Deep to their watery graves.
I’m on dry land, pleading,
But they think I’m the one to save.

What do you do when reason abandons you?
What happens next? Only dead men know,
With their dead regrets.

So yes. It's been a lovely weekend full of friends and food. All my family has been out of town, and I'm ready to see them. Only two weeks left of my sophomore year of college. Wizard of Oz is over, and paper season is nearly done. I'm down to finals!

xo,
Katy


Monday, April 16, 2012

all the pretty girls on a saturday night

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Some friends and I went downtown on Saturday night. Downtown Nashville is such an interesting place. You can always spot the tourists because they're usually wearing cowboy hats and boots. Ha! We went to Demos', which seriously has the best food...ever. If you're ever in Nashville, you have to go. We went to Bicentennial Park to take a few pictures, too. Everyone thought we were going to prom. Awkward! As a side note, I was totally a 9th wheel. Baha.

I'm off to bed. It's a busy week! It's production week for The Wizard of Oz. We have two performances Thursday and one Friday. I'm super excited!

xo,
Katy

Saturday, April 14, 2012

As Cities Burn

Tonight, it's like I was sophomore in high school again.

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I listened to As Cities Burn a lot the summer between my sophomore and junior year of high school. I was dealing with a lot, and their lyrics pierced and uplifted my heart at the same time. Their first album, Son I Loved You at Your Darkest was based on a lot of Scripture. I didn't listen to it as much as I did Come Now Sleep, their second album. Sadly, they disbanded in 2009 after releasing Hell or High Water.

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You can imagne how surprised I was when I heard that As Cities Burn would be playing a show in Nashville. Turns out...they're getting back together. Tonight was so strange...seeing a band live that I thought had disbanded for good. So many people wanted to see them that they ended up having three shows this weekend. It was fantastic. Photobucket 
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These were taken with my 50mm lens, if that gives you a good idea of how close I was to the stage. (In fact, I was standing nearly at the back of the venue. That's how small it was.)

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Father, hide our hearts in You, lest we steal them back and lay them at the feet of men. -ACB
 xo, Katy

Monday, April 9, 2012

what i wore- saturday at home

It's story time, folks.

So, first of all, my dad moved to Nashville a few months ago, taking on one of the VP positions at my school. (That bit of info isn't really pertinent to this story. I'm just a proud daughter.) So, I've been going home on weekends to do laundry and be an introvert without any interruptions. Fun fact: I'm really lazy sometimes, so I never take clothes home to wear. Just laundry. I'm always hoping there will be something hiding in my nearly empty drawers that I can wear that's clean. (Because yes, my room is not unpacked yet.) Most of the time, I'm lucky if my clothes match. This Saturday the unthinkable happened...I actually looked, in my opinion, cute.



So I went out behind my dad's apartment complex and took pictures. I got lots of strange looks from dog walkers. Excuse me sir, you are the one prancing around with an animal on a string. I am not the weird one in this situation. 


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So yeah. That's what happened.

Outfit:
dress- JcPenny
shirt- Delias
boots- DSW


xo,
Katy

listening to---> The Only One- Manchester Orchestra

Sunday, April 8, 2012

the only one

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I have the best family. Truly, I do.


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 I thank God for allowing me to grow up in a Christian home. Being a preacher's kid wasn't easy, not in the slightest. My family has faced earth-shattering hardships, but God has given us strength, and He's held us together. We've lost those we love and gained new faces along the way. I'm so blessed to have these incredible people as my role models, my friends, and most importantly, my family.


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We had a great time at my sister's today for Easter. All that was missing was my brother, who we haven't convinced to move to Nashville yet. :)

xo,
Katy

Saturday, April 7, 2012

you are more


Lately, I've been really inspired by typography. So I made this.

xo,
Katy

Friday, April 6, 2012

we have gone astray

What would I have done? If I had been alive then? Would I have recognized Your face? Would I have seen You for who you truly are--the Savior of the world?



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Who is this man--from Nazareth? Nothing good comes from that slum, that cesspit! We look to the illustrious throne. We await your coming there! You were to be a king--to bring us peace and salvation from our captors! First the Babylonians, and now the Romans. We have been oppressed, waiting patiently beneath our bonds, groaning for your coming. This man cannot be the Messiah, he cannot be You. He communes with the homeless and the outcast of society. He puts the Sadducees and the Pharisees to shame. His teachings--those heretical things he says--they cannot be of Yahweh! He is waiting to send us our Savior. I will wait.

Who is this man--from Nazareth? He is not what we expected, but when have we ever known the mind and purpose of Yahweh? This man is like us. He knows hunger and thirst. He grows weary after a long day of walking though the rocky terrain of Judea. And yet, He is not as we are. He sees into the hearts of men. He is not so concerned with the way things look on the outside--after all, He associates with us--but rather He sees our motivations and secret sins. And He forgives. He says we must only drink the living water! That we may never thirst again! He puts the Sadducees and the Pharisees to shame. Too long we have groaned under their legalistic bonds! He has come to set us free from sin, He has come to be our Savior. No longer must we wait!

What would I have done? I have no answer to that question. Thankfully, I was born nearly 2,000 after the most important event in history. Time has passed, and our faith has grown. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that truly, Jesus of Nazareth was the son of God, the Messiah, the Savior of the world and the Redeemer of our sins. Though He did not bring peace to Israel--that was not His purpose!--He brought peace to our hearts.


Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
     smitten by God, and afflicted.  
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
     and with his wounds we are healed.  
All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

So what can I say? What can I do, but offer this heart, O God, completely to You?

xo,
Katy

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

instagram: march and a little april

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1. Instead of practicing piano, I took pictures.
2. Every time I go to Starbucks, they give me a ridiculously long straw, regardless of what size drink I ordered.
3. Sign outside of JJ's Market
4. My black eye that I was complaining so much about.
5. Iced decaf local latte from Fido. (Trust me, it's fantastic!)
6. The Decemberists on vinyl.
7. I'm accumulating quite the menagerie in my room.

xo,
Katy

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

still finding peace

Photobucket The above photo was taken at JJ's Market, a neat coffee shop and convenience store near downtown. The atmosphere there is just perfect, and their hot tea is phenomenal. It's such a cozy, retro little spot. I'll definitely be going back!

In other news, could you say a prayer for me? I found out a few weeks ago that I'm anemic. I've been taking iron pills, and they aren't really doing much except make me sick at my stomach. I had a huge paper due this morning, and another one due Friday. (On Tolstoy, though, so it should be interesting.) I'm just exhausted. There are four weeks left in the semester, and it's going to be a rough four weeks at that. 

I've also been missing my mom a lot. It comes and goes in spells. I don't know if it's normal to still feel such grief four years after the fact. No one ever taught me how to grieve. 

Despite feeling so defeated and exhausted, God has blessed me immensely. He's given me such wonderful friends and family, and for that I am thankful. I really shouldn't complain about anything! Sometimes, I just have to vent and throw my feelings out there to whomever might be reading.

xo,
Katy
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