April 26, 2013

Who I am.

button down: I made it, skirt: thrifted, shoes: thrifted/diy (diy found HERE), tie: cut off another dress

A daughter to probably the best parents ever and also my Heavenly Father. When I got married, all the sudden I got homesick. While being single I was NEVER homesick. I mean, I loved my family but I was okay being away from them for periods of time. Then all the sudden I just missed being able to go home and see my parents. They're honestly the best and I miss them so much! See you in July mom and dad! Love you so much. Or here's an idea, come see me again! 

I am a wife. Sometimes it freaks me out to say that word. I actually don't like the word. I also don't like the word husband. It's sounds so official. Also, I have a baby face and ever time I mention I have a hubs I get the "look" the "you look 12" "are you even legal?" "why?" and I just smile and say, "yes." 

I am a student. Two more semesters people! I could have graduated this semester but let's just not talk about that... But seriously! I'll be a graduate and it scares me to think that I actually have to go get a job. Or make babies. And babies just freak me out. So we'll go with the job. A JOB. Damn, I'm scared. Also, I think that's the first time I've sworn on this blog. But sometimes you just need a good cuss word to express yourself. 

I'm also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And yes, sometimes I'm imperfect and I swear. Sue me. But honestly, the gospel is who I am. I believe in this church with my whole being. When I was 14, I was laying on a bench in the wilderness wondering who I was and what I stood for. I remember praying and asking, "Heavenly Father, do you love me? Me: Katherine Beckstead. Some 14 year old girl with no clue to who she is." A feeling came upon me that consumed me and overwhelmed me with the love that God had for me. He knew me. He knew my heart. He loved me. That moment has stayed with me every since and I know for a fact that I am loved by my Heavenly Father. I also know that Christ lives and that the Atonement saves lives. It's saved mine countless times. I also know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and if we pray and ask questions, Heavenly Father will speak to us through it. If anyone is interested in a copy of the Book of Mormon, I would be happy to send you a copy. It changes lives. It really  does. 

I am a blogger. I kind of put everything else before blogging, but I really do love being a fashion blogger! And I love my followers. I love all of your comments and support and just how dang nice you all are! Sometimes it's hard to put yourself out there and tell your feelings, but I have had nothing but support and love from everyone. There's only been one comment that was mean and I honestly really appreciate that it's only been one! Thank you all so much. 

I am silly and weird. I feel like most people don't even know this little fun fact about me. It takes a lot for me to break out of my norm and just be the silly person I am. I think Rob is really the only person who knows the extent of my silliness. I think he didn't even know how silly I was until we got married. Oh, but my family knows of my weirdness. I break out in dance. I sing extremely loud. I make inappropriate jokes. I say stupid things. I think I'm funny. You'll know we're good friends when this side of me comes out.

Who are you?


  1. I am Rita. I'm a wife to a God send of a husband and daughter to crazy awesome parents. I find it strange I'm a wife, too. I got married in a whirlwind. It was awesome. Nice to meet you. :)

  2. Did you do something to your hair? It looks incredible! And holy heck, great job in the shirt.
    I got a rude comment last month about being married so young. This guy in my class freaked out when he found out I'm married and asked, "WHY??" And I replied, "Because I wanted to, and I do what I want!!"

  3. You're so cute - those are the shoes from your diy right? I love this post! I don't quite know what to say in response though about 'who I am'. I'm not really sure right now, but thats ok too i suppose!


  4. I got the same homesickness after we got married. I was fine before but after I was like, agh! I need to see my family.

  5. You look so cute! I'm especially obsessed with your tie, it's just perfect.

    As for me... I'm not sure I know the right words to describe me. There are a lot of things that could describe where I am in life, who I am in the lives of others - I'm the daughter of some people who expected me to lead a much different life, I'm a college student hoping to find a way to change the world (but isn't everyone?), I'm a friend to anyone who'll let me be... But I see that as more of a function of my being, rather than who I am, more of a what I am. I guess, who I am... I'm a constant emotional outburst, whether it's 'can't shut up' laughter because of nerves or happiness or whatever, or melting down in the middle of Denny's because I thought about someone I lost, or arguing with people over something I don't care about because it upset someone I do care about. I'm deliberate and calculating (sometimes), and impulsive and reckless in spite of that. And I know it seems flipped, using descriptive qualities rather than relational ones in order to describe who I am. My mother told me, when I was younger, that her entire outlook on life changed when she stopped defining who she was by the function she served in the lives of others, and I've applied it to myself ever since, and even just making the distinction in my linguistic choices really helps make an impact on how I understand the world and how I allow other people to influence me.

    (Also this is actually an excellent topic to ramble about, no matter what way you see it - it tells you what people think is important about the way they interact with the world).


  6. love this! and love your necktie! i was wondering if you'd be interested in guest posting on my blog? i'm about to dive into tons of school and don't want to deprive my readers! you could post about your favorite diys or your favorite spots in idaho or your favorite tutorials! let me know! i'd love to have you! my email is projectadoration@hotmail.com and my blog is http://nine-fortytwo.blogspot.com

  7. Most perfect outfit.

    Thanks for sharing these things.

  8. I love this! And your "I am a student" section made me laugh :)

    I am a wife, graduate student, bird watcher, amateur seamstress, cook.


  9. LOVE this outfit, girl!


  10. From one devoted mormon thrifter to another...I'm giving you permission to say a damn swear word now and again :) Sometimes it's just what you need.

  11. Hi beautiful girl, I am so in love with your blog! I love that you are so open with who you are and what you love. And I'm so impressed that you made your blouse, it's gorgeous!

    Xo, Hannah