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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Katies of Christmases Past (The Early Years)

Whatever holiday you and your family celebrated or will celebrate this winter break, I wanted to wish you well. My family normally celebrates christmas and I'd like to commemorate this day with a 'typical white girl' #ThrowbackThursday
My Second Christmas (1995). A poorly focused camera at the mall's 'Santa Display' tried to capture my mom (furthest left), a baby me in red (sat on my mom's lap, left of santa), the big man himself, and my brother (sat to to the right of Santa). I'm not sure why the picture is so terrible but seeing as the rest of the pictures documenting this christmas I'm asleep or playing with a box this is the best I have.

I'm not sure what year this was but this picture is displayed year round perched on a shelf in the living room. Same mall display, possibly the same santa, but at least the kiosk upgraded the camera/camera man. I look not very happy for some reason but my brother (left of St. Nick) is having a jolly good time!

Christmas 1998. We had moved on form the mall Santa this year! My grandma (right) got an akita puppy and my cousin (not shown), brother (left) and I named 'Mr. T' with the 't' short for 'trouble.' I can just barely remember this year and the mountains of presents that surrounded to tree. I had gotten a furby and remember thinking it was the coolest thing but being too scared of the thing to play with it!

I hope you had a wondrous holiday this year and I'd love to know what you celebrated!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

katiedaisie Looks Different

If you've dropped by anytime in the last few weeks you probably saw a less than aesthetically pleasing design. Rather than making the rational decision of using a toss away blog to build a template, I tried to take a more direct route and I think I learnt my lesson. I'm actually proud of the way it's turning out and it's really satisfying to see my first attempts at coding turn into something real and visible and... well, potentially accessible to anyone via the interwebz.

Main changes include a black navigation bar that links all the other places around the web you can find me and the things I share, a new header image,  and other general appearance changes. I also confirmed my decision to change the name of my blog from 'katiedaisie' to 'kpeterr' for continuity purposes (and it secretly annoyed me too much that I had to change -y to -ie in daisy).

Just in time for the new year too.

I'd love to know what you think?