Saturday, June 30, 2012


Haha, I made a new word! Tennising. I like that. 

Anyway! Today, Lauren, Sarah, Andrew, and I went to a tennis court and played! Yes, in this burning hot weather... 

I hadn't played tennis in like, oh, who knows how many years. It had been forever. 

Let's just say I was slightly rusty. I hit the fence countless times, and threw my racket in the air twice. I'm not sure if it was the tennis playing or the ball chasing that gave me my exercise for the day.

Taken by Sarah
Taken by Sarah
Taken by Sarah
Taken by Sarah

Giveaway Winners!!

Here are the winners of mine and Brooke's giveaway!!!!

Brooke was kind enough to draw names for us!

The winner of the blog design by Emma Margaret is...

Aaliyah!! Hey, this paper looks like a heart! LOL

The winner of the personalized teddy picture by Rachel is...


The winner of the plaque by Jessica is... 


Congrats to all the winners!!!!! The sponsors are being contacted, and they will get in touch with you! 
Not very many people entered, so some of our sponsors didn't have a winner. :( 


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dear Bloggers

Linking up with Rachel! 

Dear Rachel, 
Thanks for being such a nice friend! I really enjoy talking about all the old movies, and of course writing about Dot and Herbert. And thank you for letting me link up!
Old movie lover.

You're one of the sweetest people I know! Thank you for being such a great friend. We have so much in common! Hip, hip, hooray for I Love Lucy, right? :) 

Dear Nine, 
Hey girl! I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your dear family! Thanks for chatting with me :)
I wish I had your accent.

Dear Brooke,
Thank you for being a grrrreat friend! And thanks for helping plan such an awesome giveaway :) 
Love from your Royal Highness *wink*
Hey! Thanks for being so sweet, Aaliyah! I have enjoyed talking with you!!! :) 

Dear Kay, 
Hope everything is going good on the farm! Au revoir! 

Dear Joy, 
I sincerely hope you are doing better!! Please stay out of the hospital!! :) We are all praying! 

Dear Grace, 
I am always encouraged by your comments on my blog! Thank you!!! :) 

Dear Kelsey, 
I hope you and your family stay safe during those wildfires! 

Dear Katherine, 
Hope those buttons are working for you! Good luck with your photo contest. I think it would be very hard looking at all of those chocolate entries. Very. 
A Chocolate Lover. 
Dear Sarah,
Hello, sister. 
Your sister. 

Well, I really ought to stop, before I write to every blogger I know! 
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Glasses!

First off, let me say sorry. 

I haven't been on here much! Not posting, not commenting, not anything. And I'm really sorry. I have no excuse, I just haven't been on here. 

Today, my mom and I went to LensCrafters! After wearing the same pair of glasses for 6 years, it was time for a new one. I couldn't see a thing. 

I don't know about you, but I really enjoy going to the eye doctor! There's something strangely cool about reading letters to see how bad your eyes are and then them puffing air into your eyes. The only part that's hard is when they stick lenses in front of you in some machine asking you which one looks better... they kinda look the same! 

So, my eyes were much worse than I thought! My prescription changed 150%!  Can I hear a 'whoa'?  

Yeah, I was surprised too! My glasses suddenly got a lot thicker!

Left, old glasses. Right, new glasses.
 Overall, the day was really nice. I had subway for lunch, a Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapp for a chiller, got new glasses, and took my earrings out. 

YAY!! My earring were finally able to come out!!! I put in another pair of studs, just because they are still a little sore, and I didn't want to wear danglies yet. 

Sorry for the odd position, I was trying not to get a glare in my glasses.
They didn't bleed (YAY!), but it did kinda hurt getting them out. The back wouldn't come off. I pulled, and loosened it, but they just wouldn't budge! So I went to Lauren. She tugged a little, then YANK!! Wish you could have seen the look on my face. OW!!!

What did you do on this delightful Monday? 
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy) 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Food Photography

{linking up at A Life Worth Living!}

Hope you liked them! 
Later Gators!
~Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)


Linking up over at The Work of Gods Fingers! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

My Birthday!! :)

Hey guys!!! It's so nice to be back!! 

Okay, first off, I'm still just totally blown away. On my birthday, I received emails, e-cards, chats, and even blog posts. I want to thank every one of you who wished me a happy birthday! THANK YOU!!! :) 

Now, for pictures!

Don't ask why most of the party pics are in sepia. My sister took them. :)

We had hamburgers, potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, and a few other things.
Getting a card from my 5 year old sis Mary. Notice the sports stickers :) Yay!
I should add that my hair stylist is Sarah :) Thanks girl!
My new Ipod touch!
I LOVE Jello Cake :D
Thanks Mom and Dad!!!!
Jewelry from my grandparents :)
These are actually silver, not red. I was shooting with a red camera lol!

See this last necklace? Has a story with it. 

So my sweet brother gave me this little bag on my party night. My family, my grandparents, and my great-grandma were all watching me open it. I found a little a jewelry box inside the bag. I was thinking "Oh yay!" (I love jewelry). But when I opened the box, there wasn't anything in it. I kinda looked up a little confused, and he goes "I thought you might want a box to put jewelry in," in the sweetest, most innocent voice ever. He looked serious. 
I must say I recovered quickly... I started thanking him nonstop and saying how I needed a box for my jewelry and making a complete dufus of myself... when he pulled out a gorgeous necklace and earrings from his pocket as my entire family laughs. Brothers. 

My present from my best friend!!!!! A poster!

Thanks again for the birthday wishes! I truly had a wonderful 13th birthday!!!
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

 P.S. Please go enter mine and Brooke's giveaway!!! Click here!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mini Blogger Break!

Hey, lovely Followers!
I will be taking a mini blogger break, from now to Monday. My Birthday is Sunday, and I have a party today, and a sleepover to go to :) Fun fun! 
Pictures from my birthday will be coming on Monday or Tuesday!!!
So, if you email me, and I don't respond, you'll know why :) 
Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy) 

P.S. Don't forget to enter Brooke's and my Giveaway!!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

1st Ever Giveaway!!!!!

Guess what?!

Brooke had this fabulous idea to do a duo giveaway!!! It has been so much fun planning this with her!

Let's begin!!!! :)

Here are the prizes:

1. A blog design by Ruby! You will love what this girl does! She has the cutest designs!

2. A personalized header by Godsgirlz1! She has offered to do one in awesome pastelish colors or whatever you want!

3. A blog design by Aaliyah! Ah, you will love her backgrounds! She does a fabulous job!

4. A blog design by Emma Margaret and a 50% off coupon to her lovely Etsy shop! Click the banner to visit her shop! You will love all she does.

5. A personalized Teddy Drawing by Rachel! You will love what this girl does!! She draws awesome pictures personalized for you!

6. An adorable plaque by Jessica! How good is that?! And she makes them?! Whoa!

It starts Monday, the 11th of June, and ends on Monday, the 25th of June! So hurry and enter!

Here's how you enter:


Follow both Chatty Kathy and {endless grace}. (+2)

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Blog about this giveaway (+4)
Follow {endless grace} and Chatty Kathy with Bloglovin'. (+2)
Follow Chatty Kathy by email. (+2)
Add one of our giveaway buttons to your sidebar (+2)
Add both Kathryn and Brooke's blog buttons to your sidebar. (+4)
Follow any of our sponsor' blogs.(+1 for each)

Note: You must enter for certain items. Please comment like this:

"I followed {endless grace} and Chatty Kathy. (+2 for blog design by Ruby)."
"I followed {endless grace} and Chatty Kathy with Bloglovin. (+2 for header by Godsgirlz1)"

Get it?

Ready, Set, ENTER!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Nice Evening

Ah, it is so nice out. 

On warm evenings like this, I usually go outside with my camera and goof off. 

Mary enjoying her new swing set!
I love being barefoot!

Suddenly, I got this crazy idea to take pictures-while riding a bike. 


I once tried to take a video while iceskating. As I skated around the rink talking to my camera, I slipped and almost fell. The video is quite humorous to watch, though. 

Anyway, I got the bike out of the garage. 

I love the blue!
And so, I rode up and down the alley taking pictures in my right hand, and steering this huge blue monster with my left. 

If the neighbors had been out, they probably would have stared a little. I mean, wouldn't you, if you saw a girl riding a bike that's too big for her, steering it with one hand, taking pictures in the other hand, and singing "Chattanooga Choo Choo"?

That's what I thought. 

Then I went around front, to the hill. The hill is very fun to ride, but slightly bumpy. It's not the ideal spot to go down with only one hand steering.

My first thought was, "Nah, I better not." 

My second thought was, "It'd be fun!"

I went with my second thought. 

As I sped down the hill, my bouncy tire hit a large bump and my camera almost slipped right out of my hand. Let's just say I LOVE camera straps. 

What's your evenings outside like? 
~Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)


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