Saturday, April 28, 2012

Voting Time!!

It's voting time for our 50 Followers Insect Photo Challenge!!
*starts speech*  First off, I want to thank every single person that participated! I was shocked at how many entries I got! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 
And a huge thank you to everyone who helped me get 50 followers! It means a lot to me :) *end of rambling*
Okay, now to go vote!! 

Here are the pictures: 

Aaliyah's adorable little Lady Bug!
Eli's gorgeous butterfly!
Aili's creepy spider!
Ruby's yellow and black butterfly!
Julianna's little bee!
Sierra's pretty butterfly!
Claudia's pretty orange and black butterfly!
Carli Nicole's awesome macro lady bug!
Molly's peek-a-boo butterfly!
Godgirlz1's stunning butterfly!
Laura's bright butterfly!
Ireland's spotted butterfly!
Those are the entries, no go vote on the sidebar! YOU decide who wins!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Photo Challenges!

Entering Claudia's Photo Challenge! The theme is food! Enter here!

And also entering Ruby's photo challenge! The theme is flowers! Enter here!

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

The Story Blog and Blog Buttons!

Hey everybody! 
Rachel from Stand Out Don't Fit In asked me to contribute to her wonderful blog, The Story Blog. It's a continuing story about Dot, a young lady in the 40s, her fiance Herbert, and her brother Tip.

Why don't y'all follow the adventures of Dot? Click Here!

And now.... Go check out my new blog buttons page!! I am doing blog buttons for free! Check out the page to see some buttons I have done. If you'd like one, just email me at!

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday!


- Dropping an egg on the kitchen floor while cooking supper, just when you think you're not doing too bad
- Stabbing your lip with a pin while trying to put a shirt on (yes, the one above)
-Making nice divots in the yard after try to play golf... click here to read more...
-Making dumb decision to cut nails right before practicing violin, and getting a fingernail inside your violin... plus standing there for minutes shaking it to get the fingernail out (Yes, I did finally get it out)
-Seeing major mistakes in blog post hours after you had posted it
-Taking more than 20 seconds to remember what day it was when you woke up (It's Thursday, right?)
-At church, when a man sees you playfully slapping your sister on the arm


-Having 7 contributors on Breathings of Your Heart!
-Wearing new white shoes on Sunday
-Being able to contribute here
-Designing a header for my sis here
-Sleeping in today
-Hosting a Photo Challenge!
-Chatting with contributor Brooke

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)


                                                                    Idea from The DayBook

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Golfing Days are Here Again

So, I am a sport lover.

Yes, I love swimming, baseball, soccer, and even volleyball.  My favorite sport is definitely football. I like to play it with friends, and I like to watch it!

But every spring, I usually get out my brother's golf clubs, grab a ball, and play a little golf in the backyard. I pretend that I know what I'm doing... When in reality, I don't. Nope, I really don't.

Sure, I know the game. I watch it! I know that a birdie is good, and and eagle is even better.

The other day, the weather was just splendid! It was a little nippy, with a slight breeze. Perfect golfing weather! I got a ball (a plastic one, so I wouldn't smash any windows) and set it up on some high grass.

To look professional,  I even put on my brother's golf glove. So, I lined up and took a nice full swing. Wish! I looked down at the ground, and to my dismay, the ball was still there.

Now don't laugh at me, 'cause I eventually hit the ball. 50 tries later.

When I did miss, however, I would turn to my brother and say, "That was a practice shot." And when I kept on missing, he looked at me and smiled. "I know, I know, that was a practice shot."

So, my dad  happened to be in the yard at the time, and saw me struggling to hit this thing. He gave me some pointers.

"Don't look down the fairway! You have to keep your eye on the ball the whole time. It's gonna go where it goes, no matter if you look at it or not," my dad said. I looked at the ball. And I hit it. It wobbled a few feet away. Well, I looked!

"Remember, hit down. It's the angle of the club that makes it go." He showed me how it worked. So, once again, I took a swing. Whoosh! It sailed down the yard!! Just thinking "Down" made my ball fly away!

"I should have been a golf instructor," My dad said, walking away. 

Except for making a few deep divots, it was a pretty successful afternoon. 

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

P.S. Check out my Photography Guest Post Here!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Guest Post!

I guest posted over at Stand Out Don't Fit In. Why don't you check it out? I'd appreciate it! Click here!

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

50 Follower Photo Challenge!!!

Hey everyone!!!
I have 52 wonderful Followers now!! Thanks guys, you all are awesome. 
So..... Photo Challenge Time!!!

The Winner's Button, made by me!

Here's the Topic: Insects! 
You may be thinking, "Insects? Ugh! Why bugs?" Well, no one else was doing a bug photoshoot, and personally I think it's a little harder! 
Here's the rules:
1. You can only enter 1 picture. 
2. You CAN edit!!!
3. It HAS to be of an insect or bug. No exceptions. Sorry. 
4. The deadline to enter is the 27th (This Friday!!)
5. The voting will begin on Saturday, the 28th. I will set up a poll, and YOU guys (My totally awesome followers) will chose the winner!! 
6. The winner receives a Photo Shoot Button to put on their sidebar, and their blog button put on my sidebar! 
7. To enter, just leave the link to your blog POST, with the picture in it, in a comment below.
So, that's it! Any questions, just ask! Now, go outside and find some bugs!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunshine Award/A Blog

Hey everyone!! Wonderful Kristie gave me the Sunshine award!! Thanks, Kristie!

Here's the questions:

What is your favorite color? Blue!!!
What is your favorite animal? Either Elephants or Monkeys
What is your favorite number? Whatever age I am! Right now, 12!
What is your favorite drink? Coke Zero!
Which do you prefer, Twitter or Facebook? Uh, I really don't know much about either, but probably Facebook
What is your passion? To be an author
What is your favorite pattern? Circles!!
Do you prefer giving or receiving? Both!!
What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday and Sunday!
Your favorite flower? Tulips or daisies! Or roses? Too many flowers to choose from!!

Now I tag:

Answer the questions and tag someone else!!

Now, for the Blog part.

Ruby tagged me to show my top five photos a while back! She has a really neat photography blog! Check it out here!!!

Here are my photos:

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

50 Follower Photo Challenge!!

Wow, you guys!! I almost have 50 followers!!! It may not seem like a big number, but I am really surprised that I have this many! A huge thank you to everyone!! 

Guess what? Once I get 50 followers (Only ONE more!!) I am going to have Photo Challenge!!!
The winner gets: A Photo Challenge Blog Button I made, and their blog button put on my blog!

More details to come once I get 50 Followers!!!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Mystery of Lucky Shoe Ranch, Part 5

 I am sorry it has been a week since I posted a part! Here is Part 5, of Lucky Shoe Ranch!

“Tom? You ready?” Uncle Sam called. They were heading to town to go to the police station.

“Jake has the horses out front. Let’s go!” Tom ran outside with Uncle Sam.

“Wow! Horses?” Tom exclaimed admiring the brown steed he was to ride.

“Everybody rides horses down here,” Uncle Sam laughed. They mounted on the horses and rode until they reached a quaint town of Spring Valley.

“Hey boys, would you mind going to bank for me? I’m going to head to the police station,” Uncle Sam said. The boys nodded their heads and tied their horses in front of the bank. The boys went inside, and was met by an elderly man at the counter. A bright smile was on his face.

“Can I help you boys?”

“Yes sir. We would like to withdraw some money.”

“What’s your name sonny?”

“Tom, sir. But we want to draw from Sam Benson’s account.” The old banker chuckled.

“You know you can’t do that, right?”

“But we’re Sam’s ne-” Jake started. Tom elbowed his brother.

“What did you say sonny? Couldn’t here ya,” the man said, leaning over the counter.

“Nothing, sir,” Jake replied. The boys left the bank and went to their horses.

“Why’d you cut me off?” Jake asked.

“Because I didn’t want to look more silly than we already did. We can’t get the money for Uncle Sam! He has to be there! I should have known that.” Tom slapped his forehead. Suddenly, the brother’s spotted Uncle Sam coming out of the police station. He passed the real estate office, and the general store. Finally, he reached the spot where the boys were standing.

“Are we ready to go? Did you get the money?”  he asked.

“To answer your questions, no and no again,” Jake said. “We can’t withdraw the money you want, unless you’re there,” he laughed. Uncle Sam didn’t laugh. His face curled up and turned red.

“Well, if I have to,” he finally said. They strolled into Rattelton National Bank once more.

“I want to withdraw from my account.” Uncle Sam said, hardly looking at the old man. The banker, didn’t look happy himself. He had a nasty look on his face, when Uncle Sam told him how much he wanted to withdraw. And he hardly spoke a word.

When they were on the road again, Tom asked Uncle Sam a question.

“Why was the banker so cold to you?”

“Mr. Rolley and I have never been good friends. A long time ago, when I wanted to buy the ranch, he wanted it too. I out bought him. Ever since, he’s held a grudge.”

Would Mr. Rolley stoop to sabotaging the ranch so he could get it? Tom wondered, as they rode home.

When they reached home, Aunt Jean came running out of the house.

“Sam,” she cried. “Sam, Mr. Boliff was back. He tried to come in, but I wouldn’t let him. In his fury, he dropped this when he left. Look!” Uncle Sam dismounted and took the piece of paper Jean held.

We’re sure to get the ranch soon. I’m positive they’re going to go to the police soon. When they leave, we’ll just say they sold the ranch to us. Ready to be rich?
Your Phantom Spiral,
“Jean, do you know what this means? George Boliff has been doing all these things! Or at least he’s been behind it all! This is proof!” They all went inside to inspect the letter some more. They sat down at the kitchen table.

“Why would George want the ranch, though? What do you think, Jake? Jake?” Tom looked around.

“Where’s Jake?” he asked. No one had seen him.

Meanwhile, Jake had gone to the outhouse right after Uncle Sam finished reading the letter. When opened the door to leave the outhouse, he gasped. In front of him stood George Boliff!

Taken by surprise, Jake was easily taken by the hands of the strong man and put behind the outhouse. Taking strong cords, Boliff tied Jake up and gagged his mouth. Picking him up, he quickly took him to his horse by the field. Making sure no one saw him, Boliff tied Jake to a horse attached to his. The, they galloped away.

Boliff had been mistaken when he thought no one had seen him. Jake’s older brother stared through the kitchen window as they rode away. He flew outside in terror; only to see the dust that had risen in the air from the fleeing horses. He was too late. They were no where in sight.

A few minutes later, Uncle Sam and Tom were on there way to the real estate agency. There, they asked to see Phil. To their joy, he worked there as well as Boliff. When they stepped into Phil’s office, his face turned a deadly white.

“Tell us where your hideout is! Or we’re getting the police!” Tom exclaimed.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he denied. But his face told otherwise.

“Then explain this,” Uncle Sam said, handing him the letter George Boliff had dropped. All of Phil’s confidence drained out.

“I-how did-did you-” he stuttered.

“Just tell us where Boliff is,” Uncle Sam commanded.

“He’s at h-his h-house, sir. On Rustle Cove Lane. It’s white.”

“Tom, go next door and get the police,” Uncle Sam said.

Tom arrived shortly with two officers, both who had been shown the letter. Uncle Sam and Tom left with one of the police officers immediately. They hopped on their horses and rode until they reached a dusty road named Rustle Cove Lane. After riding for a few more minutes, they reached a large white house with brown shutters that barely hung by their hinges. They dismounted and looked up at the two story house. Suddenly, a shot rang out. Tom quickly ducked behind his horse. Carefully looking up, he spotted Boliff in an upstairs window. Another shot whizzed down. This time, it got dangerously close to him. The police officer grabbed his gun and shot at Boliff. But the bullet hit the shutter instead, sending it crashing to the ground. Tom decided to take a chance. He ran past the officer and Uncle Sam, around the side of the house. He turned to the back door and came face to face with a big man guarding it. The man looked at Tom with hatred. Slowly he raised his shotgun. Nevertheless, Tom leaped at him. The last thing Tom saw was a huge fist. Then all went black.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guest Post and Photo Challenge!

Hey, everybody! 
Okay, so I did a guest post over at Aaliyah's lovely blog!! Click here!

Also, I decided to changed my photo, for her contest, because I wasn't overly pleased with the current one. Enter here!! Here is my entry:

See yah later, Alligators! 
~Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Photo Challenge!

I am entering Aaliyah's Pet Photo Challenge! You can enter too! Just click here!!
Here is my entry:

It's not very good, but I thought it would be fun to enter anyway!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Trixie Photoshoot

For any of you who may be wondering, this is what happens when your family is too busy to have a photoshoot with you. You do it with your pets! 
These are some photos of my sister's cat, Trixie. She is 16 years old and very stubborn! She kept moving and making all my photos blurry, and messing with my camera cord. Sigh...

Favorites, anyone? 
Which one should I enter for Aaliyah's photo challenge? 

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

Thank you, Kristie for awarding me!!

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to the site.

2. Copy and paste the Liebster Award logo to your blog.

3. Choose five more up-and-coming bloggers who you feel deserve the award and hope that they will accept and nominate in turn five.

I award:

4 of these are my contributors from Breathings of Your Heart, and the other is a sweet girl with a sweet blog!

God Bless!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Girls Trio

On Sunday, my sisters and I sang a trio. 
We got a video of us practicing right before Sunday School. I'm singing soprano, Sarah is singing second soprano, and Lauren in singing Alto. After seeing this video, I realized how much I move when I sing. Look at Lauren, how still she is standing! And I'm swaying the whole time, LOL! I have no idea why I do that...

Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy) 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kitchen Duty

This is a post about people who cannot cook.
aka me.
My mom revised the chore chart, and my chore on Monday was to help with supper. We were making homemade pizza. She had already started on the pizzas, so she asked me to make a scrambled egg for my sis Mary. So immediately I started, cracking and beating the egg, spraying the frying pan, and dumping the liquid in. I stood there, spatula in hand, occasionally touching the egg to see if it had hardened at all. After a few pokes, I began to wonder if I had forgotten how long it took to cook scrambled eggs, or if something was wrong. Then, I saw it. My runny egg was on the front burner. And the smoking-almost-on-fire towel was on the back... Whoops!! Maybe I should spend a little more time studying the little symbols next to the burner nobs?
BTW, have any of you smelled burnt dish towel?
What are your kitchen experiences?
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Okay, so I know that I have already posted today. So what? 
I was skimming Elisha's wonderful blog, and she mentioned finding this thing called PicMonkey. Yes. PicMonkey. 
I'm sure you all have heard of Picnik (duh!), and how it is closing (Boo-hoo!!) But, we have found something even better!!! Check this out!!!!
You can whiten teeth, tan yourself, and even make you lose weight (LOL)! Plus there are so many neat effects you can do!!
This is what I did:



Check PicMonkey out!! 
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

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