Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
It's that time of year! There is a chill in the air, the leaves are changing (in places other than Dallas) the fall decorations are out, banana bread and pumpkin muffins are in the oven and pumpkin carving is on the brain.
Fall kinda inspires my creativity. I usually don't dress up for Halloween, but when I do I'm a big fan of the play on words costumes. They don't take much work and they are good for a laugh. Here are some great ideas I have gathered from over the years, I thought I would pass them on to you:
1. Serial Killer: Tie an empty cereal box around your neck and put a plastic knife through it.
2. Static Cling: pin a few socks and some used dryer sheets all over your clothes. (If you pin on unused dryer sheets, the smell will overwhelm you. I know from personal experience)
3. Smartie Pants: Glue rolls of smarties all over an old pair of pants.
4. Breaking News: Tape torn newspapers to your clothes
5. Stick in the Mud: Wear all brown with a stick taped onto you.
6. Gum on the bottom of shoe: Wear all pink and tape a shoe to your head.
7. Ceiling Fan: Carry a sign that say "Ceilings are #1"
If you can think of any more let me know!
Posted by Hi, I am Katie Bowman. at 5:54 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Sometimes I wish I had my wedding to do over again. Ok maybe that's extreme. I just wish I could plan a wedding every 2 years or so! I always jump at the chance to give my two cents to my friends that are getting married. If I was having one this year my colors would be green and purple these things would be my inspiration:
the get-away "car"
Super cute birdie cake toppers!
Im feeling the Peacock feather fad.
Im a big fan of costume jewelry that makes a statement. I love these earrings from Target! I asked Adam for them for Christmas...though I have no idea where I would wear them!
A short wedding dress that would show off some killer shoes...maybe some plum pumps with some bling.
My bridesmaid would be rockin some cowboy boots. Maybe I've been in Texas too long, but I
L-O-V-E me some cowboy boots!
Posted by Hi, I am Katie Bowman. at 6:41 PM
Monday, September 28, 2009
I LOVED the game Memory as a kid. I was kinda a MEMORY rockstar. When it came to tests, my memory served me well. I could just listen and take notes in class and I was ready for an exam. My mind would take little pictures of the page and then when the test came i would see the page in my minds eye and the answers just flow out. BUT when it comes to daily life, that's a different story. I sometimes wonder if I am showing the early signs of dementia...
I hear post-menopausal women saying, "Oh just wait, someday you will walk into a room and forget why you were there..." Someday? How about right now? I did that yesterday! More often than not, its my cell phone that I am asking WHERE IS THAT DANG THANG! Adam has to call it atleast 4 times a week. I hear my MmmBop ringtone and realize its somewhere I don't remember being! I had it in my hand, and then it was POOF! gone... and I have no recollection of placing it anywhere, or even having it my hand at all. Or many times its my grocery list that always seems to elude my best intentions to drag it into the grocery store. Let's just say I have my fair share of "senior moments" at the ripe old age of 24!
After memorizing almost 50 pages of script for my job, I started wondering why my memory seemed so good and so bad all at once. So I wiki'd MEMORY. What I found was a battery of theories with little cold hard facts. It made me think..err remember....what an amazing God I serve. He made me, and you, with a mind capable of memories. Memories of significance, insignificance, and even 50 pages of script. All scientists and psychologists can do is hypothesize.
I don't know why my memory seems to turn off and turn on. What I do know is that God intricately created me. Knit me together in my mother's womb. He knows my thoughts and my inner most parts. I'm glad He knows...because sometimes I have no idea!
Posted by Hi, I am Katie Bowman. at 6:14 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
In my travels across Texas I stopped in a little town called Bridge City. It is near the southern border of Texas and Louisiana surrounded by bayous and coastline. This town had been ravaged by both hurricane Rita and hurricane Ike. Many were still living in FEMA trailers that seemed more like sardine boxes. Our contact told us that if you stretch out it one you can touch either side. The people there were charming and welcoming despite all the hardships the had suffered. Our contact took us to a tiny restaurant called Remi's for a quick lunch. It was about the only non-fast food restaurant around. As we drove we saw building that had been condemned because the flood waters had risen to over 6ft! I was reminded of the home I stayed in while in Sri Lanka and remembered the pain the people had experienced. The flood line in that home was was at 6 ft as well. I had no clue what the people in MY state had gone through. No clue it was so devastating! When we walked in to Remi's the waitress greeted us with a smile and told us that there was a fresh pot of broccoli and cheese soup with our names on it! So I decided to try it! It was to die for. So smooth and creamy. I asked the waitress about it and she told me it was her grandmother's recipe. I told her I was from out of town and swore I wouldn't tell anyone in Bridge City if she passed the recipe on to me! She did... So I thought I would share it with you....I think its safe to assume none of you are from Bridge City :)
1 can cream of asparagus
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of onion
1 can chicken broth
add water if too thick.
Mix it all together and simmer until smooth creamy and piping hot :)
So simple yet so delish! I will be making this VERY soon. The people in Texas are so fantastic! I think I will love meeting more of them and hearing their stories very soon!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I love Fall! It is my favorite season. I love the colors and the smells and the anticipation of the holidays. I also love that I am not allergic to fall... :) I went to the mall today and loved looking at all the store fronts with coats and sweaters and pretty colors. I could almost smell the pumpkin pie! Here are some of my fall favorites:
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins, I make these every year and they are so so so delish!
Painting Pumpkins! I love painting....much more than carving. The pumpkins last longer and I am much better at painting than carving. And I LOVE white pumpkins!
This sweater/jacket is at Urban. Its can be dressed up or down! LOVE it.
This is Harlow Dress from J.Crew. I think it would be perfect for holiday parties.
Ruffle on BOOOOTTS! You know I love these. I heart all things ruffled and girlie!
Posted by Hi, I am Katie Bowman. at 4:03 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2009
This month, I would describe myself as a loaf. I loafed around, laid out by the pool, watched movies, played around on the internet, picked up yoga, and took naps. A LOAF, a lump of nothingness. Looking at my schedule for September, it seems I should have enjoyed this time of loafing, but I just felt lazy. I felt like i wasn't contributing to the Adam and Katie coffer.
Today, I sat down and wrote out my schedule for September and I got very excited. A full schedule energizes me. The thought of being the "breadwinner" for Adam and I was scaring me a bit until today. Now I am just excited. I'm going from 0 to 60 and I can't wait.
For those of you who don't know, I am going to be working for a non-profit organization called Aim for Success. They are the largest Abstinence only sex-education program in the country. I will be speaking to teenagers daily, and I am so happy that I get to continue working with youth. If you want to learn more about the organization or bring it to a school near you poke around www.aimforsuccess.org and see what we are all about
Posted by Hi, I am Katie Bowman. at 5:52 PM