Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lets Pin the Day Away

Its Wednesday!!!

Woot Woot!! The week is half way through and its the day that I have a great excuse to spend lots of time on Pinterest!! yay!!
(Sadly my excuse to spend my time pinning is not winning against my homework, but I decided to let it kick a little booty for at least ten minutes so I could have some new pins to post today!)

I think y'all know the drill..

Its What I'm Loving Wednesday over at This Kind of Love


Oh How Pinteresting at The Vintage Apple!

One of my favorite days of the week is Wednesday and its mostly because of these lovely women's link parties!

Thank You Ladies!! :)

If you would like to follow me on Pinterest you can find me HERE!

Okay now that we have all that covered it is time...

Here is what I am loving on Pinterest right now:

I am loving every single piece of this outfit! I can not wait for fall to get here so I can raid my closet and try to pull this off!

"Army men" for girls!! ahh genius!! Why they didn't have these when I was little I don't know but I would have definitely rocked them when playing with all my "boyfriends"

Anyone out there love marsala?!!? *This girl does!!* I found this recipe for stuffed chicken marsala and I can not wait to try it!! (I will definitely post when I do!)

I want a bracelet like this sooo bad!! I just love how simple and beautiful it is! I think the reason I love it so much is because of the feather! (because who doesn't love them!?)

I think it might be an understatement to say that sticky notes are my obsession during the school year. I end up becoming a major list maker and I use them for quick notes to my self or on pages in my books. I always have at least one pad with me and if you looked through my books and planner you might think I have a problem! I use them for everything and i put them everywhere! I even have some stuck around my car! 

Last but not least, I am loving the lace design on these nails!! I have been trying to think of a way to do this but I just cant seem to find it. If you no how then PLEASE share!! :)


That's all folks! What do ya think?!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday!!

Kaitlin Jean

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Hello sweet friends!!

First things first, I missed y'all yesterday and I am so sorry I didn't post! 
This whole moving to a new town and starting school at a new university is kinda taken over my week days but once I get in the grove of things I'll be better! I promise! :)

Now I have to tell you about the best weekend ever!!
 (It was this past weekend to be exact)

The very best part of my weekend was that guy coming to visit me for the whole weekend!
(aka my man Justin)

He got in just in time for us to go to College Fest Friday night! Ill be honest, if he wouldn't have been there I don't think I would have loved going so much. It was just so nice to have him there and just be able to walk by his side with my hand in his! (I have been missing him a whole bunch being here in Stillwater with out him) 

Remember when I mentioned College Fest last Wednesday?  Well that was this past weekend and let me tell you it was awesome!! College fest is a big even that lasts Thursday-Saturday on the outskirts of Stillwater. They have a big stage outside in the middle of a field type area and different country singing bands play while a bunch of us college kids just chill and have a good time. Also there is a country dance club called the Tumbleweed (the place that hosts the events) and after the bands stopped playing everyone goes in there to two step the night away!

My favorite part of the whole event was the dancing! Justin and I are not the best in the world at it but I like to think were pretty good! We haven't really learned how to do a bunch of spins and things like that but we are planning on taking classes when he gets back home for good! We had such a good time moving around that dance floor and I feel like it went by so fast because I was having so much fun! 

After that main event we went to a friends house to hang out with some of our good friends and we just chilled and talked until the wee hours of the mornings. Then we all went our separate little ways and thankfully slept in! (aka sleeping in for me is sleeping until 10) 

Saturday is when the second part of the best weekend ever took place. 

Justin and I decided to have the whole day as just an "us" day! We went to lunch and then walked around to a few OSU shops. Justin ended up buying us both the 2011 game day shirt which I can not wait to wear! (he more than spoiled me this weekend) 

After that we went grocery shopping! I had a blast doing that with him! We got some things to make dinner and then he ended up spoiling me again and stocking up my kitchen! 

We then went back to my place and made dinner together! I never realized how much fun it can be to cook a meal with the one you love! We just enjoyed doing such a simplistic everyday thing together and really made the most out of the moment! I was actually a good blogger and we took several photos of our dinner making skills...
getting the chicken ready
Before we put the chicken in the oven
Our meal all finish and ready to eat!
Almond Crusted Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Justin's Special Green Beans and Sweet tea! 
Justin kinda had an accident with the ranch and pretty much dumped half the bottle on his plate.
Its a good thing he loves ranch and eats it with everything!
Our first meal at my place, our first meal to completely cook on our own...
and a "good job honey" kiss!

After our wonderful meal we proceeded to have some chocolate pie and watch a movie. It was so relaxing and I really enjoyed just cuddling up with my man for a while!

The next day we ended up driving back to Tulsa so that he could get his truck and so he could go back to Missouri. I didn't want him to leave again :( but he only has one month left before he is done and he is going to be back next weekend for the season opening football game!!

That right there was my best weekend ever, all thanks to my wonderful boyfriend! 
We always have so much fun being together and being ourselves! He makes me feel so beautiful for simply being me and I am so blessed for that! I don't know what I would do with our that man! haven't

I hope you all are doing great and I promise I will try to get my act together soon! I haven't really gotten to read anyones posts the past week and i haven't really gotten to reply to comments either but I cant wait to catch up with all of you pretties!

x's and o's
Kaitlin Jean

Friday, August 26, 2011

When One Door Closes...

Take it off its hinges and make it into a wall tree/mud bench!!

Do you remember when I went to Habitat for Humanity and got a few goodies  and one of those goodies was a door?
(this door)

Well I turned that door into this...

You can barley recognize that its the same door huh?!? I have to admit I am pretty proud of this masterpiece but I could not have done it with out my mom and grandpa!

The general idea was my moms and my grandpa helped me make the shelf and bench.

What I used to make this:
Door - Habitat for Humanity $4
Hooks - Hobby Lobby $3
Orange paint - Lowes $13 for a quart (I also used this paint for a few other projects so my paint want going to waste)
Glaze - Lowes $8 
Bench and Shelf - Handmade by my Grandpa

The steps to make this are pretty simple and it didn't take long to make at all!

First I simply cleaned it up the door with a damp wash cloth and any dirt off. Since my Grandpa made me the bench and shelf so I didn't have to clean those (sorry I don't have any step on how to make it or anything) 

I then painted them all orange (you could use whatever color you want) and let it dry and then added the glaze and randomly painted/rubbed it on. 

The next day when all the pieces were dry I screwed on the hooks and nailed the shelf on to the top portion of the door. I left the bench separate so that I could move it if needed for extra seating in my little apartment. 


Thats all you have to do to make one of your own! Pretty cool right?!

I love it! It make a great statement in my apartment and fits perfectly in my entryway! 

Also I am so happy to say I am linking up with The Shine Project for the first time ever today!! She has a link up party goin on for any home re-do makeovers! So you should definitely go and check out everyones amazing projects or join in!!

On that note you pretty pumpkins I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

I cant wait to share my weekend with you on Monday!

x's and o's
Kaitlin Jean

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Backpacks, Books, and Orange Oh My!

Hello Beautifuls!

I hope you are all having a spectacular day!!

I am super excited for this post today because I have been filing away situations and things in my brain for a while now for this one.

Its Awkward and Awesome: School edition!!
woot woot! 

How fun right?! haha I am sure I bring back memories for some of ya'll and I really hope I at least bring a few smiles! 


1. Not knowing where anything is on campus. I cant tell you how many times I have had to pull up my OK State app to look up buildings and how to get there. I actually didn't even know where the library was or what it was called so I had to ask my mom! gah I felt like a loser! haha Luckily I now have figured out the where the main places on campus are. 

2. How sweaty I get walking class to class. This may be a TMI moment but oh well! Yesterday was 109 and I was the genius that wore a gray tank top! It was frankly embarrassing and I didn't even want to take my backpack off to show how drenched my body was! eww

3. The way some people dress! I need to  become that person that always has my camera ready because I am pretty sure I could do a whole post on this subject! I don't mean it in a mean way at all and I know everyone has there own since of style and all that glitter and rainbows but let me explain...
a. Jeans and trench coats on a 109 degree day
b. guys wearing jean short shorts. I know its hot out and I feel kinda bad for the guys who wear the appropriate guy length shorts but when I say jean short shorts I'm talking booty shorts!
c. well I still cant get over the guy in booty shorts so I think you get the picture now.

4. Being in the wrong class. This luckily has never happened to me but I have witnessed kids that it has happened to and I feel bad for them. It would be so embarrassing to hear the professor announce the class and then realize not only are you in the wrong place but your now late to the class you actually need to be in. Then on top of that you have to walk out in the silence of everyone staring. 

5. Almost being killed by a girl riding her bicycle. So apparently bike riders do not move for people walking on the sidewalk and I didn't realize this until today. I was just minding my business walking to class and all the sudden I see a girl riding her bike and headed right toward me. The sidewalk is super crowded so I cant move over and she actually has the opportunity to move onto the street before she reaches me and so i keep on a walkin. Then the girl starts screaming and yelling at me to move out of the way! I was so shocked I didn't process everything going on and then when I finally did she was inches away from me and I barley jumped out of the way in time. So the point of this awkward number 5 is that I was almost sidewalk kill. 

6. The kid sleeping in the chair next to me as I type this in the Library


1. How much orange everyone wears! Seriously It is so awesome how everyone wears their Oklahoma State stuff! It not just for a spirt day or anything like that I am talking about any day and anytime!

2. I have successful made it to all my classes at least 10 minutes before they start! I sometimes have to walk from one building to the next building way down the road and I was a little worried I would have trouble making it to class on time. It has not been an ounce of a problem yet though and I am hoping it stays that way!

3. I have made several new friends and I am loving that! I have classes with a lot of the same people due to the fact that my major is smaller and specialized. Also I made a friend during lunch one day just because I ended up sitting by her and then another I met by walking by her to class. Everyone seems fairly friendly on campus and it has been so nice meeting and getting to know new people!

4. I am getting a lot of exercise in simply by walking to my classes! I swear I at least walk 5 miles a day! 

5. Tomorrow is Friday!! Friday means I only have one class! 

6. All the free stuff on campus this week! I have successful had lunch two days this week by getting free pizza and today I had a refreshing Popsicle. Also a lot of companies have come out through out the week handing out coupons and having entries for free stuff!

7. That I am loving being on my own and living my college kid life!

That's all folks! The awkward and awesome of being a college kid! 

Have you ever had these awkwards and awesomes happen to you?? 
If so you should share them with me and ones that I didn't mention too!

Kaitlin Jean

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pin, Pin and Away!

Hello There!

Guess what today is?!?!

One of my favorite days of the week!

My favorite weekly Link up hosted by Jamie and Michelle

If you have been here for at least a week you already know this, but if your new you should know...


If you don't know what Pinterest is...
Pinterest is a site in which you pin pictures onto yours own personal profile to save or mark things you like, ideas, and inspirations.

To join Pinterest you need an invite! If you need an invite I would be happy to send one to you,  email me or comment below and well get you all set up and pinning in no time! :)

If you would like to follow me on Pinterest you can do so here

And now on to what you are all waiting for...

My loves on Pinterest this week are:

I am seriously in LOVE with these lacy cut offs! College Fest is coming this weekend and I am really hoping to find some time to make a pair of my own!
(College Fest its a huge event at OSU every year. It is held at the local country dance club and it goes all weekend long. Every day there is concerts by all kinds of country artist. Ill have a post about with a better explanation soon!)

Chalkboard Placemats!! Have I ever told you I have an obsession with all things chalk board?! Well My name is Kaitlin Jean and I am obsessed with all things chalkboard! I think these are so cute and simple and they are now on my DIY list!

When I saw this I couldn't stop giggling! I have done this more than I can remember! It kinda makes me sad to think I don't do it anymore! Ya know what I mean? Pretending the floor was lava was such a simple game but it brought big laughs and lots of fun so If you ever see me standing and jumping from one piece of furniture then just know I am bringing back my inner child!

This outfit is just perfect for fall/early winter! I have to admit I don't have any of the pieces above excluding the jeans, so this may not become a reality outfit for me this year but I just love every thing about it! If you want to help contribute to my wardrobe with any of the items above I  promise I will not object ;)

Have you ever seen these tiles?! They are heat sensitive tiles and they change color when anything with a higher temperature than the tiles touches them! "wooooah!!" was exactly came out of my mouth when I saw this! Now I am just hoping one day I am going to get to use them in a design!

Lately my newest craving has been peanut butter and chocolate! Mixed together of course and so when i saw my current craving I had to pin it! It just makes your tummy growl for some doesn't it!?

There ya have it folks! 

What do you think? Are you loving any of these things/pins too?!

I wish I could stare at them all day and then pin some more but I have some books to hit and classes to attend so Pinterest will just have to wait! (darn it!)

I hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!
Kaitlin Jean

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm Still Alive!

Thank you everyone for your sweet wishes, encouragement and comments for my first day of school!

I am loving my classes and campus so much already but it is definitely official that school is in session! 
I am sorry I didn't post this morning! I literately have class today from 8:30am - 10:30pm with only two hour breaks the whole day! 
(so feel so loved that I am using one of my breaks to post right now! (; )
*note to self start writing Tuesday's posts the night before*

The first days of the semester are about to be over and now its time to be thrown into hours of homework. 
yay! (sarcasm)

I have already met a few new "friends" and I think I am going to like most of my professors!

So basically I just wanted to share with you that I think this semester is going to be great and a bunch of other things like...

Awesome, super busy, fun, stressful, challenging, productive, entertaining, and filled with many cups of coffee! 

Be more than sure I will be posting about all of the things that contribute to the adjectives above describing my semester! 

I am so excited to be right where I am and I love that I can share and save my life and the events that it holds here on this little blog! and what makes it even better is all of you is who I am sharing my stories with! 

I hope you all had a very happy Tuesday and do not fret because I will be back to posting in the morning tomorrow! :) It is one of my favorite days of the week so ya know I wont be missing it!!

Peace. Love. & Orange
Kaitlin Jean

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's My...

Boy oh boy!! I cant believe I am starting my first day of my Junior year of college! Topping it off by with it being my first day at Oklahoma State University!

I feel like I have waited forever for today to come, knowing more than a year ago that I wanted to be attending this university. I am missing all my TCC friends a whole bunch but I have already made a few new friends that I think may be some keepers! 

Being an Interior Design major taking classes with fellow design and fashion majors you can imagine that the first day of school is usually a major fashion show! I honestly do usually dress a little nicer than normal for the first day of school but when I woke up this morning it was raining pups and kittens!! So I decided I would take my self out of the fall 2011 show and dress comfortable and in rain weather attire.

 I ended up walking out the door with rolled up boyfriend jeans, sandals (not the smartest decision...I should have pulled out the rain boots), a v-neck t-shirt and a light hoodie.
(should of taken a picture! opps!)

Anywho I hope all of you cuties had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday is the best Monday you've ever had! Good luck to all the students, teachers, moms and dads entering the school year! :)

Kaitlin Jean

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Have an Announcement to Make..

Fact About Me Friday is no more.

It not because I'm a quitter its just because, well there are just so many other great link ups on Fridays and I like joining in and as easy as it was to add some fact it just wasn't working out. Maybe one day Ill have a link up party to stick with! Plus I can tell you more about me any day! 

Now moving on I have some exciting news!

I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award last week from the beautiful Becca from A Blonde's Logic!

There are some Official Rules of The Award:
- Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
- Tell your readers 7 things about yourself.
- Give this award to up to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
- Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news.

Well lookie there what a qwa-winki-dink Im still gonna be sharing some facts about my self today!

1. I LOVE the Today Show! I watch it everyday if I can!  I cant particularly pin why I like it so much but I just do!
(Meredith isn't on the show anymore but you get the picture)

2. My favorite Disney Princess is Ariel. It may or may not have to do with the fact that we both have red hair! ;)

3. I was only in 10th grade for a few weeks and then skipped up to 11th! So I obviously graduated a year early, I don't know how I did it exactly but somehow I was able to move up only having to take one summer English class.

4. I am a cuddle bug! I love to cuddle with my man! Its actually very rare for us to simply be sitting by each other and not at least holding hands and I love that about us!!

5. My favorite breakfast right now is a bowl of granola, yogurt and blueberries all mixed together.

6. I played the Clarinet from 6th grade until 10/11th grade.

7. One of my favorite drinks is Green Tea! Sweet Tea also one of my favorites but If I have both in the fridge, you can bet Green Tea is what I have in my cup!

Now I would like to continue passing this award too...

Jaimie @ Everyday J
Nicole @ Miss Mommy

There you have it! Make sure you go check out those amazing ladies and their blogs!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! You deserve it!

Kaitlin Jean

p.s. I am linking up for Foodie Friday with my favorite drink at A Touch of Class!

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