Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Someone out there please enlighten me on how to get rid of moths. Besides turning off the light. All I want it to sit on my front porch with the light ON, have a beer (or two....or three) and enjoy the lovely fall weather that has finally gotten here without being dive bombed by 37 moths. Does anyone have any advice? Is anyone else having a MAJOR moth problem?!

Sorry, this post has really much to do about nothing-my brain is a little fried right now.

You can find Lou and all of his little friend in this amazing shop.

I now leave you with Lou. He is silly and I love him. He kind of looks like the way I feel right now. Frazzled.

How do yall deal with the the "frazzled" feeling?

Is anyone even out there.....?

New Blog Friend: Michele from Stories From My Fingertips

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I have found a new fun blog via Merriweather Council. Hop on over to Stories from my Fingertips and check Michele out! She also resides in the great state of Alabama and is hosting an AMAZING give-a-way!!!

Stop by and check it out! Stories from my Fingertips is now a daily read for me-make it one of your too!

Fall is for Elephants

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Fall was in the air yesterday here in the Deep South. FINALLY.

Fall is my favorite. Fall really has nothing to do with elephants but I love them both equally. I decided to whip up this little Etsy Treasury after spotting Tomo-The Felt Elephant during one of my "Etsy" breaks at work. I just had to showcase my love for these gentle creatures. Be sure to check it out... maybe we can make it to the front page!

On another note: I am so freakn' glad Monday is over.

Katie Company Prints: Technical Error

Monday, September 27, 2010

katie company prints by katie company on etsy
I just realized that the link to Katie Company Prints was not working today-my bad y'all.

Just click HERE to take you to the shop! (I also fixed the link in in the original post!)


Katie Company Prints on Etsy: NOW OPEN

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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katie company, katie company prints
katie company, katie company printsI have kept you all waiting long enough!

Katie Company Prints is now open on Etsy! Here is just a peek and some of the awesome (in my humble opinion...) prints that I have to offer!

Be sure to check it out!!!

Front Porch Makeover: Update

Friday, September 24, 2010

Front Porch

I have not forgotten about this little project! I spent last weekend and some of last week working on The Great Porch Makeover. Let’s take a look at what I have done:

1. Paint wicker furniture black. 2 days and 6 bottles of spray paint later...

2. Paint front door HIGH GLOSS red. OMG yall. Martha Stewart "Ladybug". I was looking for "Million Dollar Red" but Home Depot didn't have it.

3. Find a cheep-o outdoor rug and add an awesome DIY treatment to it ala DIY MAVEN. Rug has been ordered and it's on it's way!

4. Hang sheers.

5. Watch the Crimson Tide bring home another win. ROLL TIDE!

I am having trouble deciding on curtains: sheers or painters drop cloths? What do you think? I am trying to keep this entire makeover under $200.00 (I am at $150.00 right now) so I am leaning more towards the drop cloths. Now to figure out how to get grommets in them…

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it is all coming together! I can’t wait to show yall pics. Good thing I have a profesh photog living right next door to me!

I am looking for some shade friendly fall plants/flowers that I can use to bring something alive to the porch. Any suggestions? And no, I do not like cactus.

Super Harvest Moon

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dude, did yall see the moon last night?!

Ok-I admit it, I couldn't really see anything from my house. All MK and I saw was a strange cross-like glow coming off the moon. Freaky. I was expecting Edward Cullen to fly out of the tree and start glowing and stuff.

If I lived out in the country I bet the Super Harvest Moon would have looked a little more something like this. Pretty amazing huh? I guess I will just have to wait until 2029 for the next Edward Cullen I Love You, Will You Marry Me Moon to appear.

Hey, yall remember when all thing "celestial" were totally the IT thing in like 1998? I will never get tired of this moon guy's face. He looks so wise and not at all like he is made out of cheese.

That is all.

Is it Friday yet?

Something is brewing over at Katie Company!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Question: What do these 2 things have in common?

You will just have to wait and see!!!

Are you tired of me teasing you yet? I swear yall will get some answers VERY soon. I am just getting all of my ducks in a row... :)

Happy HUMP day!

End of Summer Sale: Katie Company

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

katie company, sale, jersey necklace, recycled necklace, end of summer
In preparation for new fall inventory, I have put a few jersey necklaces on SALE over in my Etsy shop! Be sure to stop by and have a looksie at these necklaces before they are gone!

Katie Company: Featured in Tuscaloosa Magazine

Monday, September 20, 2010

Yup, you read that right! My first feature!

Our local magazine here in Tuscaloosa, The Tuscaloosa Magazine did a feature story on Dorm Room Make-Overs, using my good friend Matt Clinton of Matt Clinton Designs!

Being the awesome friend he is, Matt called me up and said "I must have some of your art to put in the dorm room!!" I did the Butterfly Prints in a set of 6 as a gift to my sister a year or two ago and she now has them hanging in her den. Matt "borrowed" them for the shoot and I think they were the perfect finishing touch to an already FABULOUS room! What do you think?!

I bet you didn't know I made prints, did you? Well-this is a slight SNEAK PEEK at something coming out of Katie Company in the VERY near future. Keep your little eyes peeled for a HUGE announcement...

Front Porch Makeover: Design Board

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Friday loves!
Bama has an away game this weekend which leaves me with PLENTY of time to tackle a few around the house tasks. The main one being "THE GREAT PORCH MAKEOVER". Yall remember the sad state that is in right now...

(above) BEFORE: Sad, pathetic front porch in need of some TLC.

(below) DESIGN BOARD: Classic, clean and modern.

(I whipped this little sucker up on Polyvore really fast to please excuse the poor quality)

Front Porch
What do yall think of the design?! I love it! I was debating on going with a hot pink front door (and still may change my mind) but I LOVE the red. I call it my little ode to Mama. She always wanted a red door and never got one-so here's to you Mom! I hope you love it too!

Think I hope to accomplish this weekend:

1. Paint wicker furniture black.

2. Paint front door HIGH GLOSS red.

3. Find a cheep-o outdoor rug and add an awesome DIY treatment to it ala DIY MAVEN.

4. Hang sheers.

5. Watch the Crimson Tide bring home another win. ROLL TIDE!

What do you have in store for this weekend?!

Fall Favorites

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Anthro sweater will be coming home to live with me on Saturday.
These boots should be arriving via mail to me this afternoon!

Save the Date

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hello all! Yes, I am late this week on my postings but better late than never I say!

I whipped up this little Save the Date for one of my besties about a month ago. I have been itching to share them with you but wanted to wait until she mailed them out as not to ruin the surprise...

She was looking for something slightly vintage and beachy. I think I hit the nail on the head, no? She loved them and this is definitely one wedding I can't wait to attend!

Etsy Treasury: Alabama vs Penn State

Friday, September 10, 2010

Just a little Etsy Treasury that I whipped up in anticipation of the long awaited and highly anticipated Alabama/Penn State game on Saturday.

Happy Friday and ROOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Y'all, I wore linen today...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

...and if you are from the South like me then you know it is a HUGE no-no to wear white below the belt or linen after Labor Day. I wore a sleeveless linen shirt and get this... IT WAS WHITE! I know. Crap. Whatever-it is hotter than 2 rats screwing in a wool sock here in Bama. What's a girl to do?

Linen Tunic via isabelamyo on Etsy

However, you would not have to twist my neck to break the rules if I had one of these incredible blouses to wear everyday. I will take one in every color....k-thanks!

End of Summer...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wow, I can't believe that the end of Summer is here! I hope everyone had a lovely 3 day weekend! Like last week, I have A TON on my plate and hope to get some posts cranked out but it looks like it will be a light blog week here at Katie Company. I have a lot of fun things up my sleeve that I am DYING to share with you.

For starters, this here blog got herself a little make-over... Whatta ya think? I am still working out the code so if it shows up whoppy-jawed on your monitor/phone/google reader, please bear with me. It looks like Playing Grown-Up and Merriweather Council got a a little face lift too! I dig it.

For now I will leave you with some free downloads I discovered over at Pugly Pixel. Katrina Tan is incredible and made clip art from vintage feed sacks! These are so charming and they let me hang on to the last little bit of Summer... If you have not seen her blog I suggest you check it out. It is full of great stuff!