Sunday, July 31, 2011

however far away i will always love you.

Day 19 -  A song from your favorite album

Currently this is my favorite album. I don't think people should only be allowed one favorite of anything.

i fear our time has come.

Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio

Friday, July 29, 2011

oh hell yeah.

Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio

Oh my my is right. 

you make the rockin' world go round.

Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate

I love

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

i'm a lover and i'm a sinner.

Day 15 - A song that describes you

Well...I am a gangster of love.

the boys just got back to town.

Look at these two! They were a lot of fun to shoot....enjoy.

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this tastes like chicken.

I finally watched Food, Inc. tonight and it makes me feel so guilty. I knew there was a reason I wanted to be a farmer I just wasn't aware I was eating it every day.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

step right up.

I made a new Etsy treasury....about Iowa, because I love Iowa. Especially in the summer.

New items I'll be posting on Etsy very soon:
new bibs, burp clothes, and swaddlers, tie dye t-shirts, and tie dye onsies once they're done. Also some new prints as well!

that's how i roll.

This morning when I was getting dressed I said to myself: i love my freckles, they are fabulous and I want more.

I treated myself to an afternoon treat after a bunch of running, photos, and chores.

I've never made meatballs and I've never purchased ground I took a leap and made turkey meatballs tonight. Man, oh man were they yummy! Just some spices and mozzarella cheese and TA-DA, wonderfulness! 

Look at this lazy bones. Sleeps the day away, but at least she finds the best spots in the house. She's like the princess and the pea on top of Grandpa's rocker, 2 of Grandma's quilts and a throw blanket.

i think i got something to say to you.

Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love

What can I say, I love it...I can't help myself.

home sweet home.

I've been flirting with the idea of purchasing my own home. The more I think about it the more excited I get, although I must admit that I'm scared. I wanted to buy a house 3 years ago, so I put in an offer and 3 days later I got laid off. The house was ideal in my eyes, so if I do decide to buy there's going to be pretty high standards. So to distract myself I've been decorating a house that doesn't exist.

I really enjoy these colors. I'm thinking for the kitchen.

What a wonderful bathroom. I might go with blues and white, but either way...wonderful.


I love the clean cabinets, sink, hardware, and appliances.

The colors are great, the window herb garden, and light fixtures.

A table that demands board games, laughter, and fights.

I adore this storage. I appreciate innovation, resourcefulness, and simplicity.

Different shades of blue, white, some green and maybe yellow. I'm ready for bed.
I want my next room to be a sanctuary. Right now my room is extra storage and stuffy. Too much bulky furniture in a small space.

I don't care what else is in my living room as long as I have a fireplace.

And of course a cozy outdoor space. Even if this were under a tree I'd be ok with that.

Monday, July 25, 2011

a dream is a wish your heart makes.

I took photos of 2 week old Skylar, oh man was she precious. And she was an incredible model! I couldn't resist editing just a few to show her mama. See more of my work at


Camp Euforia rocked my socks off this year. The people, the food, the music. Everyone keeping the camp grounds so clean was amazing. I didn't have much time to shoot photos this year because I was just having way too much fun, but this is what I did get.
I love all my stuff on the porch just crammed into my sweet market basket; which helped quite a few people out might I add!

my precious.

Have I mentioned I love gardening? I might not be the best at it, but I sure enjoy it.
I can't wait for tomatoes, jalapenos, corn, zucchini, cucumber, beans, onion, and watermelon!

female version of a hustla.

Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
I can't help it. 

i took the stars from our eyes.

Talk about knowing exactly how I feel.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

gag me with a spoon.

Day 12 - A song from a band you hate

I'm really sorry about this...

Friday, July 22, 2011

oh my sweet honeybee.

Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep

Mountain Man "Honeybee" for Yours Truly [part 2 of 3] from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Ok, so this song doesn't make me fall asleep but it does soothe me and take me to a much slower place in life.

here's the story from a to z.

Day 9 - A song that you can dance to

Ok, so don't judge me. This song still makes me boogy. Plus it's super cheesy and I'm a fan of cheese.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

hey hey good lookin'.

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tomorrow i'll miss you.

Day 8 - A song that you know all of the words to

When my nephew was a baby I would sing this to him when he was trying to sleep. He would touch my cheek and say, sing me love Aunt Katy. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

just look over your shoulder honey.

Day 7 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

We sang this song at my high school graduation and the foreign exchange student and I had solos in it. I remember looking out at my class mates and realizing this is the last time we'll all be together. I remember people crying and smiling, talking amongst themselves, it was a very surreal experience.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

i'm a real live wire.

Day 6- A song that reminds you of somewhere

Camp Euforia...yesterday. And it was glorious. Have you met my sun burn and empty tummy?

she leaves her finger prints every where.

Day 5- A song that reminds you of someone

This song reminds me of my grandmothers, Saundra Kimbley and Judy Rothman-Drake. The true loves of my life and lights of my being. Always the structure and heart of the family. Both had the best stories, the best food, great conversation, strength and loved their family.

Friday, July 15, 2011

because you'll listen.

Do you ever just look at a photo, sigh and say, some day? My heart is heaving this early morning. There's so much to think of and I shuffle through them like cards. Some day. Some day.

the little song bird.

Day 4- A song that makes you sad
This song doesn't require a lot of explanation if you've heard it before. I can't think of more of a reason to be sad than knowing you'e wasted your life away, never saw the people around you, held their hand, or touched their face. And most of all regretting your life.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

rock me any way you feel.

Day 3- A song that makes you happy

This is a little early, but I work a double tomorrow and I'm afraid it won't get done otherwise.

I don't think this requires a lot of explanation...this song makes me happy because it's just great. Plus I was born to be a fiddler in an old town string band.

oh but i want to.

old mcdonald had a farm.

One day I want to be a farmer. Yes, yes I do. I lived on a farm with my grandparents for 4 year, fed calves, weeded the garden, picked fresh tomatoes that were cut and went straight on the dinner table. One day I want to have chickens, can food, and be pretty self sufficient. This video makes me sad that things that should be applauded are being reprimanded for using the earth as it was intended to be used.

Farmageddon - Movie Trailer from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

i am no fan of yours.

Day 2- Your least favorite song

I really dislike this song. The lyrics are dumb and he's so smug I don't know where to smack him or smack him with both hands.  Meet a really nice girl, have some really nice sex. Really? You're an idiot.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

give me the chance.

I didn't know how I felt could be bottled and then sung to the point of tears.

You'll never know, if you never try
To forgive your past, and simply be mine

 dare you to let me be, your
Your one and only
Promise I'm worth it
To hold in your arms
So come on
And give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can
Walk that mile
Until the end starts

i believe in memories.

I love facebook notes. 1012 questions about George, 13 truths, festival updates, ragbrai teams coordinating. Once in awhile I come across notes that I actually want to do and this is it! lists days 1 through 30 with directions of what to post each day and why the song fits with the criteria. Here we go!

Day 1 - Your favorite Song 

This song is my favorite because it says every thing I can't say. It always makes me smile and it makes me think of how oddly perfect my relationship with my friends and family are. Things really are better when we're together.

The first chorus pretty much sums it up: 
There is no combination of words I could put on the postcard.
And no song that I could sing, but I can try because this is your heart and this is.
Our dreams and they are made out of real things.

Oh man...I love it so much. I got to see him last August in Kansas and being their with my best friend and her sister in law made it perfect. Really it was better together.

it's rainin' men.

Ok, not really. But every one I know either has a son, just gave birth to a son, or are expecting a boy. Meet Jacob and his new baby brother, Lucas.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

mary, mary.

It's been awhile since I've posted a garden update. These were taken July 4th so they're still a little behind, but trust me there's plenty more to come. Watermelon, green beans, zucchini, corn, jalapenos, peppers, cucumber, onion, big boy tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, roma tomatoes, and orange peppers. I can't wait for harvest!!

cucumber rolling out the red carpet.

my corn is doing splendid. knee high by the 4th of july? not a problem.

my cat joined in, but not exactly to help.

i can't wait for zucchini for some homemade zucchini bread.

bubbles are the best adult past time.

cheeks for squeezin'.

I couldn't resist posting photos of Mr. Ollie as soon as possible. These are the only photos I've edited thus far, but I only took them yesterday. Look at those cheeks and that toothless smile. Oh my.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

it's independence day.

The fourth of July around these parts were wonderful. I had the most successful bbq of my life and it was great having so many friends and family members together in one spot. My cup runneth over.