October 11, 2013

This is me.


jacket, blouse, shoes, & bag: thrifted, jeans: rue 21

Hi. Remember a few months ago when I made a really dramatic exit and swore off blogging? Well. Here I am. Blogging. 

My last post was almost six months ago. I had felt like my blogging career was over and that I needed to focus on life outside of the internet world. And that I did. In the past six months, I have made a wedding dress, started my last semester of college, moved into a cute little house, grown, started a new job, celebrated 18 months of marriage, and so the list goes on. In the first few months, I didn't really miss blogging. I was ready to move on. 

About three months ago, I started attending the temple ever Friday (a LDS temple is a place of worship where we go to be closer to the Lord, if you'd like to learn more click HERE). The temple is a very sacred and important part of my faith. I can't discuss what goes on inside of temples, but I can tell you that I have a testimony that it is of God and if we attend regularly, blessing await. 

As I made an effort to go to the temple every week, I started having this feeling that I needed to start blogging again. I kind of brushed it off because I had JUST quit. I didn't want to look totally ridiculous. But each week I went back the feeling kept building. I had a feeling come upon me that said, "God gave me talents and my talents are God's. My talents may not be huge, but if I can use my talents to help someone else, I need to use them and show appreciation for them."

I have a really hard time not hiding away my talents under a bushel. I get SO embarrassed that I have this blog. I know it might seem a little silly that I consider "blogging" a talent, but this blog is called "Thrifted Things" and I do think I have a talent in finding clothing at thrift stores and making them my own. And I hope that I inspire some of you to look outside of the box and explore the world of thrifting. 

So, this is me. I don't have a fancy camera. I pose awkwardly. I don't pay over $10 for any piece of clothing. I don't have sponsors. But I do have an eye for clothing. I do sew. I do re-fashions and make ugly things pretty. 

I hope you stick around.... again. Here's to a come back to fashion blogging. 

20 comments:

  1. welcome back, my dear.

    love,
    your number 1 fan that isn't Robert :)

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  2. I'm so glad you're back!
    Love you Miss Katherine :)

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  3. Welcome back! I miss your post!! Xo Josephine

    www.joselovincolors.com

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  4. So glad you are back! And may I say I think you got even more beautiful than you already were in your time off! <3

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  5. yayayay!

    you're amazing and I am so happy that you are back lady.

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  6. Yay!! You are toooo cute! Missed your little blog!!

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  7. Welcome back!! I love your blog!

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  8. you look darling, so glad you're back :)

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  9. I'm so happy you're back, I love your blog so much!

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  10. So good to see you back in the blogging world. I always love your creative outfits!

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  11. Super excited to see you back! :)

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  12. Yay! I'm so glad you're back, Katherine!
    I was an avid reader of your blog, and now I've started a fashion blog of my own. Would love for you to check it out.

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  13. You are so darling Kathryn! Seriously inspired after reading this sincere post. I've fallen off the blogging and social media bandwagon but you just inspired me to do a little better! ;) XO

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  14. So I've been a bit mia, by choice and circumstances, on my blog lately and yet whenever I do check in I will pop over here cause I really love reading your blog. Even though we've never met I'm always happier when I hear things from your point of view. And I also know what you mean about being inspired to blog--it feels weird but also who are we to say what the spirit should and shouldn't say. Nephi wasn't a shipwright but he was told to build a boat, so at least blogging is something you're already good at. ;)

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  15. I pop in every once in awhile and am not a regular commenter, but this is how I feel about my blog! A lot of the time I get stressed or frustrated by it (sometimes it takes the fun out of sewing!), but I am always reminded that I need to share my talents (or spread the knowledge that mormons are normal). I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who is inspired, and thanks for the reminder!

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