Friday, November 18, 2011

30 Days of One Tree Hill


30 Days of One Tree Hill
 Day 01- Favourite Season:  I can not just pick one, I LOVE them all! 
Day 02- Least Favourite Season: None! 
Day 03- Favourite Episode: Thats like asking my favorite season, I LOVE them all and I can not choose just one!
Day 04- Favourite Male Character: Nathan Scott
Day 05- Favourite Female Character: Haley James Scott & Brooke Davis
Day 06 – Least Favorite Character:  Nanny Carrie
Day 07- Favourite Couple Other Than Naley:  ahhh I love them all I can't choose!
Day 08- Least Favourite Couple: Dan and Rachel
Day 09 – Favorite Tree Hill Parent: Karen Roe
Day 10 – Favorite Recurring Character: Mia Catalano
Day 11 – Best Psycho/Troublemaker: Derek Sommers/Ian Banks
Day 12 – Most Kick-Ass Brooke Moment: Kicking Xavier’s ass and saving Sam!
Day 13 – Haley’s Fiercest Moment: Punching the lady who lied about being pregnant with Nathan’s child (season 7)
Day 14 – Worst Thing to Happen to Peyton: Losing Ellie :(
Day 15 – Most Awesome Nathan Moment: Finally making it to the NBA!
Day 16 – Lamest/Douchiest Lucas Moment: Getting pissed at Haley for liking Nathan
Day 17 – Most Evil Dantichrist Moment: Shooting Keith
Day 18 – Best/Worst Thing That Almost Caused Nathan and Haley to Break Up: Chris Keller
Day 19 – Worst Storyline: Was there ever one? NO!
Day 20- Funniest Episode: When Haley, Quinn, and Brooke decide to become superheros. 
Day 21 – Saddest Episode: Its between Episode 3.16  and Episode 8.11( the hurricane episode), I cry every time I watch those two episodes. 
Day 22 – Best Road Trip: Brooke, Quinn, Lauren + Alex to Puerto Rico 
Day 23 – Best Nathan and Haley Moment: When Nathan finally made it into the NBA and came home and told Haley!
Day 24 – Best Party: Halloween Party at Tric in Season 3. When Haley was Sandy from Grease and Lucas was Tommy Lee.
Day 25 – Best Kiss: Nathan and Haley in episode 3.13( The Wind that Blew my Heart Away)
Day 26 – Best Fight: Clay, Julian, Nathan beat up Ian Kellerman!
Day 27 – Best Episode Title: Echos, Silence, Patience & Grace
Day 28 – Best Musical Moment: UFO Concert
Day 29 – Sexiest Nathan Moment: Boy Toy Auction
Day 30 – Why is One Tree Hill So Great? b/c you could find a little bit of yourself in almost every character. There was always something that happened in an episode that would touch a piece of you that reminded you of your own life. Made you feel that you weren't so alone in this world. Not to mention all the life lessons that were taught that will never be forgotten

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PETA slams Mario Over Use of a Fur Suit

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals might be barking up the wrong mushroom.
On Monday, the controversial organization issued a press release attacking iconic Nintendo mascot Mario for wearing a 'Tanooki' suit in his latest adventure, the Nintendo 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land, which hit shelves on Sunday.
"Tanooki may be just a "suit" in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the message that it's OK to wear fur," PETA says.
The raccoon-like suit, which grants Mario the ability to glide across the screen, has been a part of the franchise since first appearing as a power-up in 1988's Super Mario Bros. 3.  In the new game, Mario acquires the suit not by doing something lousy to a Tanooki, but by snagging a Super Leaf.
Still, PETA insists this encourages animal abuse.
"Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA's undercover exposés show, often skinned alive for their fur," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "This winter, everyone can give raccoon dogs and other fabulous animals a 1-UP by keeping our wardrobes fur-free."
To help prove their point, PETA has even commissioned a crude parody video game called "Super Tanooki Skin 2D" in which players try to re-capture their skin from a flying Mario (Warning: Kind of disturbing, and totally not fun.)
It's just the latest in a long line of PETA game complaints. In 2008 they went after Cooking Mama for not being a vegetarian, while just last year they parodied challenging downloadable platform hit Super Meat Boy for starring a piece of raw meat.
Nintendo has yet to comment, though we're pretty sure it will sound like a hand slapping a forehead.


@ThisIsLafferty (James Lafferty) of One Tree Hill tweeted this earlier and I just had to share. Boy is this CRAZY!!! Poor Mario! :(
xo Kait

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

OTH Series Finale Blog of the Day!

"OTH Series Finale, Day 6 of 9 Countdown Photo... Thats a wrap on @thisislafferty, a gentleman and a scholar. Goodnight, Nathan Scott." - Bethany Joy Galeotti


Bethany Joy Galeotti's photo OTH Series Finale, Day 6 of 9 Countdown Photo... Thats a wrap on @thisislafferty, a gentleman and a scholar.  Goodnight, Nathan Scott.



xo Kait

Naley Final Day of Filming



In honor of tonight being the filming on the last Naley scene EVER! Here is one of my favorite quotes of Naley, said by none other than Brooke Davis:

I'm not the most eloquent speaker, so I thought I would borrow a few words from Shakespeare. 'Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.' When life gets hard, when things change, true love remains the same. I look at Nathan and Haley and some how I feel safer. I don't know if I can explain that, but they give me hope. And, I'm afraid say it out loud because maybe if life finds out it'll try to beat it out of them and that will be a shame. Because, we all can use a little hope sometimes, you know. That feeling that everything's going to be okay and that there's going to be someone there to help make sure of that. So, here's to Nathan and Haley, and here's to hope, and here's to a love that will not alter.

Naley has shown me that True Love exists. Even though they are just fictional characters, they have given me hope that one day I will find the one person on this planet that makes my heart ache in a good way. Knowing that he feels the same way about me as I do about him.  They have shown me that its ok to wait until I find him, and that I deserve to find him!

A big thanks to the Cast & Crew of One Tree Hill. These 8 years have been a blast and have changed my life forever! 


xo Kait

Monday, November 7, 2011

QOTD

So with this being the finale week of OTH filming EVER! I will be posting a QOTD and each quote will be from One Tree Hill and represent a lesson that has been taught because of it. 

My best friend recently reminded me of a quote, by William Shakespeare,that seems appropriate. "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound up in sorrows and in miseries. On such a full sea, are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures." I think that what that quote means is that life is short and, opportunities are rare, and we have to be vigilant in protecting them. And, not only the opportunities to succeed but, the opportunity to laugh, to see the enchantment in the world, and...to live, because life doesn't owe us anything. As a matter of fact, I think we owe something to the world. And, if we can just believe.. I'm sorry, I have more, I just, think I'm having my baby. - HJS (SO4E20)




Thank you to the #OTH Cast and Crew for 9 years of Pure Bliss! 


xo Kait

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The END is near for One Tree Hill


Today is a very historic and sad day in the world of One tree Hill fans! Today marks the 1st day of filming the SERIES FINALE *insert tears here*. I can not believe that after nine seasons and almost 10 years that this wonderful show is ending. I do not know what I am going to do once the last episode aires. Its going to be like loosing Harry Potter all over again, but like 10x's worse. I mean I have been watching this show since I was a sophomore in high school. I am now a senior in college to be graduating this year. I have gone and visited Wilmington, NC twice since the show started. I feel like I am apart of this show, so as sad or pathetic this may sound I feel like when this show ends I am going to be loosing a part of myself. One Tree Hill has weaved its way into my life so much and I just can not imagine my life without it. I know that all good things must come to an end, and I am very excited to see what comes next in the lives of all the stars of OTH and Mark Schwan. Thus ends my rant about One Tree Hill and I shall leave you all with one of my favorite quotes of the show that teaches a great life lesson....


"The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments. Learn to let go of the past... and recognize that everyday won't be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair... remember it's only in the black of night you can see the stars, and those stars will lead you back home. So don't be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall, cause most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you'll get everything you wish for... Maybe you'll get more than you ever could have imagined... Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end... the journey is the destination  ~Whitey" (OTH episode 3:15)





xo Kait

Thursday, November 3, 2011

QOTD

"Take risks: If you win, you will be happy, if you loose, you will be wise!" ~Anonymous 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

James Blake

This guy is like my new obsession! I heard him sing a version of Joni Mitchel's song - A Case of You and I absolutely feel in love with him. I know its not music Monday, but you should definitely check him out on youtube!

xo Kait

Monday, October 31, 2011

Eat, drink and be scary!


Be Safe and Have fun Everyone!

xo Kait

Sunday, October 30, 2011

In need of a change

So I was writing my blog entry the other day and I was looking at the title of my blog. I am thinking its time to change the name. It's time for a change, all suggestions are welcome! :)

Xo Kait

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Water Bobble


So a couple of months again I was introduced to the Water Bobble by Sophia Bush. I had donated to one of her Crowdrise Causes for the San Francisco Nature Conservancy. By doing that I had been entered into a contest to win a water bobble. I had no idea that I had even entered until I got the email saying that I had won. I was so excited!!! Your probably thinking WHAT THE HECK IS A WATER BOBBLE, am I right?

I got this directly from the website....

A Water Bobble: is a stylish, reusable bottle that filters water as you drink, using an ingenious replaceable carbon filter. When water passes through the filter, the carbon removes chlorine and organic contaminants. bobble is intended for municipal tap water making water better, with every sip.
bobble is a beautiful, sleek alternative to single-serve plastic water bottles, which harm the earth (and your wallet). Every filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles. After a year, you’ve removed thousands of bottles from the environment, simply by filtering the water from your tap. bobble is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC. And it is guilt-free as well. Enjoy!

The bottles are clear, but the filters come in many colors and you can even get some that have been.designed by celebrities, such as Sophia Bush (who plays Brooke Davis on the CW show One Tree Hill).

They are great Birthday, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas gifts. If you are an environmentally friendly or practice Conscious Consumerism the water bobble is perfect for you! Not only that but they are inexpensive and they are completely worth the money that you pay for them. Ever since I received mine in the mail I use it all the time and now I want to get one for all of my friends and family for Christmas.

Whats even more exciting is now they are coming out with a pitcher, its called the "Bobble Jug." It is the absolute cutest thing that I have ever seen.




Here is the link for the Water Bobble website.

www.waterbobble.com

Go and check it out, you won't be sorry!

xo Kait

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

QOTD


"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."  ~Walt Disney

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Never Forget


With this being the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and the fact that I have a blog I really felt the need to write something about this day. I can still remember where I was and what I was doing at the time I found out the the WTC had been attacked. I was 13 years old and I was in my 7th grade Social Studies class. We were in the middle of our class and I can recall another teacher coming into the class room and telling my teacher to put on the television that something awful had happened. Now at the time I did not understand that magnitude of what had just occurred. I knew that it was bad, but I just didn't know how bad and I thought that it was so cool how some of my friends got to leave school early. Then after school I came home and my mother explained to me what was going on and what it all meant.

Do you all remember where you were that day? Please feel free to tell me in the comments. I would love to hear them, and please make sure to take a moment where ever you are, what ever you are doing and remember the ones lost and their families.



xo Kait

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How To Talk To Little Girls

Hey Guys!!
Read this article on Bethany Joy Galeotti's blog & Just needed to share it with you all!
Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!
xo Kait

I went to a dinner party at a friend's home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.

Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, "Maya, you're so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!"

But I didn't. I squelched myself. As I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from my first impulse, which is to tell them how darn cute/ pretty/ beautiful/ well-dressed/ well-manicured/ well-coiffed they are.

What's wrong with that? It's our culture's standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker, isn't it? And why not give them a sincere compliment to boost their self-esteem? Because they are so darling I just want to burst when I meet them, honestly.

Hold that thought for just a moment.

This week ABC News reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. In my book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, I reveal that 15 to 18 percent of girls under 12 now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly; eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down; and 25 percent of young American women would rather win America's Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Even bright, successful college women say they'd rather be hot than smart. A Miami mom just died from cosmetic surgery, leaving behind two teenagers. This keeps happening, and it breaks my heart.

Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What's missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.

That's why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows.

"Maya," I said, crouching down at her level, looking into her eyes, "very nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you too," she said, in that trained, polite, talking-to-adults good girl voice.

"Hey, what are you reading?" I asked, a twinkle in my eyes. I love books. I'm nuts for them. I let that show.

Her eyes got bigger, and the practiced, polite facial expression gave way to genuine excitement over this topic. She paused, though, a little shy of me, a stranger.

"I LOVE books," I said. "Do you?"

Most kids do.

"YES," she said. "And I can read them all by myself now!"

"Wow, amazing!" I said. And it is, for a five-year-old. You go on with your bad self, Maya.

"What's your favorite book?" I asked.

"I'll go get it! Can I read it to you?"

Purplicious was Maya's pick and a new one to me, as Maya snuggled next to me on the sofa and proudly read aloud every word, about our heroine who loves pink but is tormented by a group of girls at school who only wear black. Alas, it was about girls and what they wore, and how their wardrobe choices defined their identities. But after Maya closed the final page, I steered the conversation to the deeper issues in the book: mean girls and peer pressure and not going along with the group. I told her my favorite color in the world is green, because I love nature, and she was down with that.

Not once did we discuss clothes or hair or bodies or who was pretty. It's surprising how hard it is to stay away from those topics with little girls, but I'm stubborn.

I told her that I'd just written a book, and that I hoped she'd write one too one day. She was fairly psyched about that idea. We were both sad when Maya had to go to bed, but I told her next time to choose another book and we'd read it and talk about it. Oops. That got her too amped up to sleep, and she came down from her bedroom a few times, all jazzed up.

So, one tiny bit of opposition to a culture that sends all the wrong messages to our girls. One tiny nudge towards valuing female brains. One brief moment of intentional role modeling. Will my few minutes with Maya change our multibillion dollar beauty industry, reality shows that demean women, our celebrity-manic culture? No. But I did change Maya's perspective for at least that evening.

Try this the next time you meet a little girl. She may be surprised and unsure at first, because few ask her about her mind, but be patient and stick with it. Ask her what she's reading. What does she like and dislike, and why? There are no wrong answers. You're just generating an intelligent conversation that respects her brain. For older girls, ask her about current events issues: pollution, wars, school budgets slashed. What bothers her out there in the world? How would she fix it if she had a magic wand? You may get some intriguing answers. Tell her about your ideas and accomplishments and your favorite books. Model for her what a thinking woman says and does.

And let me know the response you get at www.Twitter.com/lisabloom and Facebook.

Here's to changing the world, one little girl at a time.

For many more tips on how keep yourself and your daughter smart, check out my new book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, www.Think.tv.

Follow Lisa Bloom on Twitter: www.twitter.com/LisaBloom




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spring Break '10

Hey everyone, I was looking through my computer and realized that I had not updated a blog entry from when I was in Wilmington, NC this past March. You may also be able to find this entry on the Southern Gothic Street Team blog as well. So here it is and I hope that you enjoy!


Hey Guys! As you might have heard I recently went down to Wilmington, North Carolina during my spring break. It was a time I will never forget. My mother and I had decided to drive there and just split the drive. The GPS that we had used said that it would take us about 9 ½ hours to get there, little did we know that 9 ½ hours would turn into 12! Ha. We left at 8:30am on March 7th and did not get into our hotel room until 8:30 that night. It was the longest drive I have ever taken, and believe me I have been on some pretty long car trips with the family. Surprisingly enough we got there in one piece and even though there was some arguing on the way day we managed no to kill each other.

Once we got into our hotel room, we both just relaxed for the night. We ordered some pizza and tried to figure out what we were going to do the next day.

The next day, Tuesday March 8th we got up had some breakfast and

then It

was time for me to call KT. I had messaged him prior to me coming and he had told me to just call him and let him know when I got to Wilmington and we could set up a time to get together. I was so nervous about giving him a call. I mean its one thing to talk to someone online or see pictures, then when you actually meet them. I gave his office a call and he answered the phone say “Production”. At first I didn't know that it was him so I just said “Is Mr. Kelly Tenney there?” I told him who I was he was really sweet and asked how long I was staying. After talking for a little while He said that he would see what was going on and what time he had free so we could get together and would call me back. Later that day I got a call from Alicia one of our lovely SGP Team members and she asked if we had seen anything yet and gave me some suggestions of some places to visit. Then before we hung up we set up a time for us to meet up with KT and it was going to be the next day at 12 or 12:30 for lunch and then we were going to head over to the studio, I was soo excited!!

The rest of the day we spent walking around Wilmington, we walked along the river walk, went into the Two Sisters Bookery (cutest little book shop ever!), we also stopped into the Black Cat Shop( such a neat store, they have all kinds of incents, candles, t-shirts, jewelry, and their back room is called the “sea sick” room because you get dizzy just by looking in it..Ha-ha. Not to mention the owner of the shop was so nice and was handing out bead necklaces for Mardi gras and Fat Tuesday.) We had lunch at the Front Street Brewery and the food there is fantastic. I got the FSB ( Front Street Brewery) Pita Wrap w/Portabella, you can also get it with chicken but I love Portabella mushrooms.

After lunch around dinner time I had gotten a text telling me that there was going to be filming with the cast at a local movie theater that night. So my mom and I drove to the theater and watched them film for about 4 ½ hours. It was so neat actually getting to watch them film. We actually made new friends while we were watching them film. There was this couple that had driven down all the way from Tennessee. They're names were Katie and Mickey and they were so nice to us. They probably thought that my mother and I were crazy, but at least we all were laughing and having a good time...hah. I mean we were all standing out in the cold for at least 4 ½ hours so the least we could do was complain about the coldness. It was definitely a bonding experience. The best part of the whole night was when we got to meet Lee Norris(Mouth), Lisa Goldstein(Millie) and Mark Schwan. They were all so nice. When I got my picture with Lee my mom said “she drove 12 hours to see you.” and he was like “12 hours where are you from.” We of course told him and he was like “ I love Pennsylvania, lets make sure we take a good picture.” Such a nice man and Lisa was the same way, although she was in a little bit of a rush so we didn't get a chance to really talk.

Mark was awesome of course, he stood out there with the fans for a little while answering questions and taking pictures. Mark came out a little bit later on in the night, around 9pm. So we ended up leaving after he said goodbye to the fans. It was like the best night of my life. Never thought that it would happen, but I'm so glad that it did.

Then Wednesday March 9th we got up and had breakfast. Got ready for my meeting with Alicia. I was so excited and nervous at the same time. My mom and I walked around downtown for a little while before our meet up with Alicia. We went to the Cafe and waited there for about 15/20 min before we get a call from Alicia saying “I think you went to the wrong Cafe!” hah. We ended up going to two other cafe's before we got to the right one. It was insane, but once we got to the right place Alicia was so warm and welcoming.

We talked for a little while about SGP and Wilmington. It was so nice putting a face to the name. You talk to so many people in the SoGoPro c-box that its hard to keep everyone straight. After lunch we headed over to the studio andmet Kelly. It was so fascinating to see how everything is run behind the scenes. Usually we as viewers only see the finished product, but you would be amazed all the work that gets done for a 45-50 min show. My mom and I got to tour the sets and got to take pictures. We got to see Naley's room and bathroom, Jamie's room, Mouth and Skills Apartment, along with thier room we also sawClay and Quins room, Alex's hotel room/ bathroom, Brooke's house, and Red Bedroom Records. Its was just the best, could not have been a more happier person.

Once the tour was over my mom and I headed back to the hotel to see some filming that was going on near by. We stood there for about an hour then went and had dinner. We ate at Fat Tony's Pub. The food was good, but the Front Street Brewery wasso much better, even though the people who worked there were very nice. Then after dinner we went back to the filming and it was about 6ish. We stood out there watching them film till about 12 midnight. It was once hectic night..haha. We saw Stephen Colletti running around, he is such a goof ball. I wish that he had come over and taken pictures with us.

Then the event that made my night was at around 9pm we were standing back by the trailers and James Lafferty walks into one of the trailers. I think it was hair and make up, maybe wardrobe...anyway...he came out of the trailer he walked right up to us and started signing autographs and taking pictures. I asked one of the girls since I was by myself if she could take the picture for me and she was like “yea as long as you take mine..lol” She literally pushed me ahead of everyone since I was not being very aggressive..lol. I was so nervous when I asked him for the picture, I could not wrap around my head that he was actually there in flesh and blood. That I was not imagining it in my head. I got a picture with him and he also signed a hat that I had brought. Currently he is the only cast member to have signed it. If I get the chance to go back before the show ends I want to try and get the whole cast to sign it. A whole group of us stayed till the end of filming that night and tired to get a couple more pictures or autographs from Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Galeotti, but by the time everything was all said and done it was so late and everyone just wanted to get home but it was still worth staying and watching the rest of filming on my last night.Once I got back to the hotel room I soon realized that once I woke up, it was time for me to leave and go home. That my time in Wilmington, NC was over and I was definitely not ready for that, even if OTH was not filming there I just felt at home, I know its weird but I just cant explain it, the people are just so friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere is just unbelievable. The ending of the night was totally bittersweet but it was totally worth the 12 hour drive down to Wilmington. I would do it again in a heart beat if I could. Getting to meet KT and Alicia two very important SoGoPro members and going to the Two Sisters Bookery was the icing on the cake to the BEST Spring Break a girl could as for! My only regret was that I wasn't able to spend more time to enjoy more of Downtown and meet more SoGoPro members. Oh and I almost completely forgot my mother and I had one of the best cupcakes ever from the bakery called Hot Pink Cake Stand I think. I had the Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing, and it was da bomb! I encourage ALL to go there if you make the trip to Wilmington. It will be well worth the price that you pay. Thats all about my trip everyone! I hope that you enjoyed this blog and let me know what ya think!


xo Kait




Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Independence Day America!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful spent with friends and family!

xo Kait

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Phase 3 - Day 14

Woohoo! I've finally made to phase three! I can actually have a real breakfast now...Haha. I can not tell you how good of a feeling it is to be able to eat eggs and toast. Might not seem like a big deal, but when you have not had carbs in over 35 days its amazing...Haha. Although I have been on phase 3 for a little while I am contemplating going back to phase one. I am still not the weight that I would like to be and I am determined to make that goal. I have set goals in the past and not met them, but that was the old me. The new healthier and stronger me is not going to let that happen. This is a goal that is doable and I'm not going to settle for anything else. Wishing you all the best!

xx Kait

Friday, June 3, 2011

Phase 2- Day 8

So I'm finally on phase 2 Haha! I feel like I should post a picture of myself showing you guys the progress, but I realized that I never took a beginning picture. Which is a little bit of a bummer because now I can't do a before and after. However I'm still really exited with the progress that I've made. So far I have lost 6-7lbs, but I have not weighed myself since the last time I wrote to you guys. I'm hoping that I have lost more weight since the last time I weighed in. I probably should not have eaten that chocolate glazed doughnut this morning, but its National Doughnut Day so I just had to go and get my free doughnut...lol. That's all for now, promise to keep you guys posted! Make sure to go out and get your free doughnut. Dunkin Doughnuts is giving their free doughnut with the purchase of any size coffee. If you have a Krispy Kreme by you they are giving one free doughnut per person! Talk to ya'll soon.

xo
Kait

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saying Goodbye to the Oprah Show

So as you all know that Oprah's final show after 25 years was 4 days ago on May 25th. I just wanted to take a few moments and say Thank You to the Queen of Daytime.


I am proud to say that I am one of the Oprah children, while I was growing up Oprah was always on at 4pm in my house. My mother was and is an avid Oprah show watcher, she has been watching her since the very beginning. I did not really start
watching the show until about my freshman year in high school about 8 years ago. I would always say to my mother "why are you watching Oprah, she's so boring." But I always remember the sense of warmth and calmness when watching her show and knowing that her show was going to be on everyday at 4pm. Always trying to teach us the views how to be a "you." Never letting a moment go by that wasn't full of some words of wisdom or lesson needed to be taught. She has such grace and dignity about her that I hope to project out to the world one day. She has become such a role model to me over the years. Showing me, that I am enough and that only I can take control of my own life. My life it what I make of it.

Oprah you are the complete package girl. You are what all of us aspire to be,and act like as we grow older. Full of life, sass, wisdom, dignity, and grace. When I think of Oprah the three words that come to mind are kind, giving and ah ha. Thank you for being with us these past 25 years. Living with us, laughing, crying, and growing with us. Can not wait to see what is in store for you next. Im sure it will be spectacular. We Love You Oprah!

xo
Kait

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Phase One...Day 11

So I'm on day 11 of phase one, of the 17 day diet. I did something yesterday that I had originally told myself that I was going to wait for till the end of phase one. I decided to go and weigh myself. It had just been one of those days where I was just tired of doing this whole diet thing, and I had been thinking very negatively. Feeling like I'm doing all of this work and what if there has been no change? What if in 10 days I weigh myself and there has been no progress? I think that anyone who has been on a diet understands that feeling in one way or another. So I did it, I got on the scale and....

It turns out that all the veggie eating, walking, and sacrifice of junk food had paid off. I had lost 5lbs. Granted that's not a whole lot of weight loss, but it was the motivation that I needed to keep going on this plan. I meant it when I said I was no longer going to be the chunk girl. Now that I am out of nursing for the time being I am able to focus on myself for the summer. So that when I get back into school and graduate in my with psychology I will be ready to head back into nursing schook.

It was a tough blow for me to take when I found out that I was not going to be continuing with nursing this coming sxhool year after all of my hard work. But all thinga happen for a reason, I truly believe that and maybe this is the refining of a new road to happiness. Even though it might not feel that way right now.

xoxo
Kait

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The 17 Day Diet - phase one

As you guys can see from the title I have started this 17 Day Diet. This diet consists of 4 phases. I am currently on phase 1, which sadly is the hardest phase of them all. The big thing about this diet is that every 17 days you enter a new phase to keep yourself from platauing and not looseing any weight or just staying at the same weight. I am currently on day 6 of phase 1 and let me tell you it is no picnic. The things that I am allowed in phase one are fruits (but not after 2pm), vegetables, egg whites, 4 whole eggs with the yolk a week, skinless chicken breast, and turkey( can be ground or not). In addition to that I have to drink hot water with lemon and green tea with every meal. However I feel that it is working because my clothes are already starting to fit better. I have not weighed myself but my mother lost 15 lbs in the first phase one and I am convinced that this is going to work. I will no longer be the fat girl. Promise to keep you all posted on my progress.

Best wishes and happy Sunday.

xoxo
Kait

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We can not change be cards we are delt, just how we play the hand

Nothing is more truer in my life right now, than the title quote of this blog. Within the last two months so much has changed. I went down to Wilmington N.C. and had the most memorable experience ever during spring break. I met four of the cast members, the four of them being James Lafferty, Lee Norris, Lisa Goldstein, and the creater Mark Schwan. My mother and I also met a couple from Tennessee who just recently got engaged. We hung out a lot with them during filming of the show.

Aside from that exciting trip back in March a not so happy thing has happened just recently that I am still adjusting to and that would be the changing of my major. If you had asked six months ago, hell even a month ago I would have said that's completely crazy. Especially since it's four years into school. Things did not end up going as planned and as usual when life throws a curve ball you need to hit it out of the park or get hit. Well sadly I got hit and was required to change my major and switch to psychology. All hope is not all lost to me becoming a nurse. I plan on graduating next year with a Bachlor's in Psychology and then go and enter into another ASN program.

It's been hard to adjust but now that everything is all figured out it's gotten much easier. I'm not giving up on nursing, I've just hit a brick wall. In the words of Randy Paouch " Brick walls are not meant to keep us out, they are meant to show us how badly we want something and to keep the others out." The brick walls that I have hit along the way are just there to show me how badly I want to become a nurse and like I told my mother the other day, once I graduate the brick walls are coming down. Nothing is going to stand in the way of my dream!

xo
Kait

Monday, May 9, 2011

Update

Hey everyone!
I know that it's been a long time since my last blog and I apologize deeply. So much has happened within the last two months that I can not even begin to explain it at 11:30 at night. I'm going to update with a new blog entry explaining and discussing everything tomorrow! Starting with my trip to Wilmington, N.C. Up to now.

Wishing everyone the best!
xo Kait

P.s. Happy Birthday @LyzzleG! :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wilmington Here I Come...again!

Its official! I have booked the hotel and everything. I'm really going to Wilmington, NC and I could not be more excited! I don't even care if I end up going alone. I went there four years ago when I graduated high school, it just seems right for me to go four years later when the show is probably ending(although I am keeping my fingers crossed for a season 9, not quite ready to let the show go just yet). So if any Southern Gothic Friends or One Tree Fans are going to be around the week of March 7th till the 10th let me know, and if there are any places that I need to visit all suggestions and recommendations are welcome and encouraged. I seriously can not wait till I go, I feel like its Christmas all over again...haha. Hope your all having as wonderful of a Saturday as I am. :) Wishing everyone the best!



My friend and fellow SGP member Kasia made the delicious truffles for her fiance today! Don't they look absolutely mouth watering!

xo Kait



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

inspiration or lack there of...

Sorry for the lack of blogs lately or should I say for awhile. I have never been a constant blogger. Although I know that I have made promises in the past of "going to blog everyday" or "I am trying to blog more often." I know you've guys have heard that more than once. I dont know what it is lately. For some reason I have just been out of inspiration and have had a lack of a need to write. Not that I have ever been one to really write down what I am feeling or write in general, its never been my forte. I was hoping that was going to change once I got this blog. Sadly it has not been an incentive for me to start and continue writing.


With all the sadness going on in the world, I just feel kind of bogged down ya know. Its a feeling that I am not quite fond of and I hope goes away. It pretty much makes me feel that there is nothing going on important for me to blog about, when that is so not true. Its more like there is so many things going on that maybe Im not sure what to say exactly, so therefore I say nothing. Which is not a good thing in my book. Idk maybe I just have to make more of an effort to get my lazy bones to the computer and write something. Sorry for this blog of giberish. Felt the need to sort of explain why I have not really been blogging. Hope everyone is having a wonderful wednesday and is staying nice and toasty warm!


xo Kait

p.s. In need of a blog change, all suggestions welcome! :)


Monday, January 17, 2011

CAR!


As you all know, I got my car back in October, she's a gold 2007 Kia Rio. Well, I Just realized that after having my car for 4 months I have not posted one picture. I know that you are all probably anxious to know what she looks like. Well t
he picture below is not her exactly, but it is her twin. Im going to take pictures and post them up tomorrow after I get back from clinical. :)


xo Kait

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

QOTD


Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th ~ Julie Andrews



xo Kait


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1.11.11

So today is 1.11.11 and I have a feeling that today is going to be a pretty lucky day. I mean it's technically 11:11 all day, that's gotta mean something! I challenge you all to go out and find make your own luck or do something to brighten someone else's day and don't worry I'll be doing the same. I feel now more than ever we all need to come together and help one another. Especially on light of what happened in Tucson, AZ this weekend. My thoughts a prayers are with all the people who were affected by this tragedy. What you do today could be the simplest thing in the world, just listening to a friend in need, helping someone carry groceries to their car, paying for someones toll on the turnpike (my professor does this), or giving a complete stranger a compliment. It truly is the simple things that people do to help that affects and touches people the most, and I wanna hear all about what you guys do and how you made your own luck. I'll make sure to write a blog about my adventures today as well. :)

xo Kait

P.s and remember its a 11:11 make a wish, it might just come true :).