Raisons d'être
by Katerina Beth
Teaching myself to sketch
Sunday July 20, 2014

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I’ve been thinking about how much I wish I could draw/doodle/sketch/do fun things with typeface. I love all these lovely drawn quotes (e.g. the one above) but I’m not creative enough to come up with it myself. Also, I am not artistic. So, I decided I would start bookmarking some I liked and then try to reproduce them myself. Maybe in time, after copying a few, I might start getting the hang of it to create my own.

A few weeks ago I sat down on my balcony to try it out. Here’s the final product - it’s not perfect, but it’s a good start. I haven’t done anymore since, but I want to try another one soon.

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Lol it’s just the tag I used that whole time during the process and I haven’t come up with a different one to tag photos of my place. Now I think of it as shopping for things for my condo :P I definitely don’t plan to move anytime soon!
And thanks :)

Lol it’s just the tag I used that whole time during the process and I haven’t come up with a different one to tag photos of my place. Now I think of it as shopping for things for my condo :P I definitely don’t plan to move anytime soon!

And thanks :)


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celebratingorselfmedicating:

wildruled:

Never forget

Uhhh I’ve never actually seen Magic Mike, but maybe I need to??

Yes, you need to.


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{What I Wore: Tuesday, June 24, 2014}
I recently bought way too many things from Old Navy, including this dress. (the boots are also ON).

{What I Wore: Tuesday, June 24, 2014}

I recently bought way too many things from Old Navy, including this dress. (the boots are also ON).


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Things that happened today:
Monday June 23, 2014

Arianna Huffington tweeted me after I tweeted about how awesome her book Thrive is (made my day life):

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And I bought a new car (no pic yet of that just yet, but here’s my old one that I traded in). It served me well for the 11 years I was the primary driver and the 5 years before that as a passenger:

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So despite the crazy insomnia-induced nausea/anxiety and a 100 degree fever that has left me feeling like crap all day, all in all not a bad day.


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{What I Wore: June 10 &  June 18, 2014}

I’ve been wearing a lot of skirts and dresses these days. It’s been so humid, and we’re not allowed to wear shorts to work, so it doesn’t leave many other options. I also have been completely exhausted, run down, and just generally not feeling well recently, so I find that if I try to dress up a bit it makes me feel a little less blah.

Photo 1: Tee (American Apparel) | Skirt (NY&Co) | Jacket (Nordstrom) | Flats (Target)

Photo 2: Old Navy maxi dress


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anostalgicnerd:

We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.  -Beyonce

We need more shows like this in this generation.

(via detectivejulietohara)


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{What I Cooked: Sunday, June 8, 2014}
I am all about breakfast, even if it’s 7am on Sunday. I was procrastinating some work I had to do so I went all out. I also woke up crazy early today, so I continued the delicious breakfast streak with this.

{What I Cooked: Sunday, June 8, 2014}

I am all about breakfast, even if it’s 7am on Sunday. I was procrastinating some work I had to do so I went all out. I also woke up crazy early today, so I continued the delicious breakfast streak with this.


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I have completely lost my ability to write a research paper.
Saturday June 7, 2014

After completing my thesis last year, I think my brain said “you’re done” and permanently destroyed everything that I once knew. I just had to look up how to do an APA in-text citation. I thought wine might help, but instead I decided it would be more to give Callie some catnip and then throw multiple toy mice at her while she was high.

I should be able to write this paper without any problems, but my brain has legitimately forgotten how to form coherent academic sentences.

(I’m trying to write my final paper on the mini research study I did on social media usage and self-presentation, which is due on Monday. Thank you to all of you who participated in my survey - I had over 50 respondents, which I was not expecting!)


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Good Hair Day
Thursday June 5, 2014

I normally don’t post these (hello vanity), but today I’m having a surprisingly good hair day. I finally learned how to make my hair wavy. What I have not learned, however, is how to make it last more than 2-3 hours. Baby steps.

Apparently the secret to wavy hair is not washing it for like 3 days. Yesterday I only had time to hop in the shower for a few minutes so I decided to forgo shampooing.


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{What I Wore: Monday, June 2, 2014}
Another very warm day calls for no pants. And apparently a photobomb from Calliecakes.
Skirt (H&M) | Tank (Old Navy) | Cardigan (Nordstrom or somewhere) | Shoes (Target)

{What I Wore: Monday, June 2, 2014}

Another very warm day calls for no pants. And apparently a photobomb from Calliecakes.

Skirt (H&M) | Tank (Old Navy) | Cardigan (Nordstrom or somewhere) | Shoes (Target)


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This is me today. It’s been rough.

This is me today. It’s been rough.

(Source: phytomastigophora, via theonlylivinggirlinnew-york)


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{What I Cooked: Every day for the past two weeks}Overnight Steel Cut Oats
This has been my go-to breakfast as of late. As some of you may know, I’m obsessed with oatmeal and eat it every day (sometimes multiple times per day). I love the versatility of it - you can mix in anything so you never get bored.
It’s been crazy hot recently, and I can’t bring myself to eat hot oatmeal in the morning. I also love steel cut oats but am too lazy to spend 20 minutes cooking them, so I decided to try overnight steel cut oats. Super easy, and you eat it cold. I use 2/3 c. of oats and 1-ish cup of almond milk and let it soak overnight in the fridge. In this particular case, I added frozen berries overnight as well so they could thaw in the fridge. Then in the morning I added walnuts and craisins and I was good to go. I don’t know why I didn’t try this sooner.

{What I Cooked: Every day for the past two weeks}
Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This has been my go-to breakfast as of late. As some of you may know, I’m obsessed with oatmeal and eat it every day (sometimes multiple times per day). I love the versatility of it - you can mix in anything so you never get bored.

It’s been crazy hot recently, and I can’t bring myself to eat hot oatmeal in the morning. I also love steel cut oats but am too lazy to spend 20 minutes cooking them, so I decided to try overnight steel cut oats. Super easy, and you eat it cold. I use 2/3 c. of oats and 1-ish cup of almond milk and let it soak overnight in the fridge. In this particular case, I added frozen berries overnight as well so they could thaw in the fridge. Then in the morning I added walnuts and craisins and I was good to go. I don’t know why I didn’t try this sooner.


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