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Whit picture within a Whit picture…

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Whit Picture-CEPTION!

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and speaking of cake, Marie Antoniette, want a piece?  No?  Okay, cool, I’ll just go give it to your lowly peasants.

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Some Mansions

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are better than others.

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Hugh Hefner is not a hero.  He is a ZERO.  He is not someone to be admired.  He is a sad, ugly old man who has made millions from an industry that has destroyed relationships, lives, jobs, freedom, confidence, health, and happiness.  Total loser, if you ask me.

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Plus, his red plush robe only makes him look more like the devil,

AND emphasizes his blood-shot eyes and blotchy complexion.

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And ya’ll know how much I love free speech, but don’t even try to go there with me on this one because I will PULVERIZE every claim you make.  That’s how good I am 🙂  And that’s how bad pornography is.  So let’s hear what real men think of it:

Don’t care about/believe in religion/God/prophets?  This guy doesn’t talk about it:

And neither does this girl:

Pornography is terrible in every way possible!  It’s not sexy.  It’s not hot.  It causes abuse.  It degrades something sacred.  It it highly linked to drug use, depression, crime, and other problems.  Bourne Ultimatum?  I wish we could make it the PORN Ultimatum!  But until then, we just have to try our very best to control ourselves and keep this trash out of our lives in every way possible.  Sound good?  Peeeeeerfect.

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But back to mansions, if we Stay out of the Smut that Satan Spreads, we can party it up at this one!

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In my Father’s House are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you.

~John 14:2

(and for further reading, I also write about chastity/purity/sex/temples here)

PS.  Think I’ve covered all my bases, ya’ll.  And I don’t even play sports.

PPS.  If you are involved in pornography, there is hope, both professional and spiritual.  Keep fightin’

PPPS.  Even Mr. Hefner could repent through the Atonement.

still considering law school…

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Victoria’s Favorite Quote:

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“A [wo]man filled with the love of God is not content to blessing [her] family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.”

~Joseph Smith Jr.

And holy freakin’ cow, does she embody it!  Her money is TOTEZ where her mouth is…

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Even I can’t find the words to express how I feel about this girl.

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Help me out, Natasha:

Can’t think of a better way.  That’s all I have to say.  I love you!

PS.  In case you’re wanting some sort of count, she’s been to Uganda (TWICE!), the Phillippines, Fiji, France, and probably a million other places I don’t even know about.  Jet-lagged much? 

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The linguistic genius of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

In October 2008, Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) gave an address entitled “Come What May and Love it” in Mormon General Conference.  It caught on like wild-fire.  The address has to do with not only accepting unforeseen circumstances, but also finding JOY in them.  Best part is when he mentions how his daughter’s blind-date went awry.  The address itself is fantastic to say the least, but I think the REAL genius is in the title/catch-phrase.  You see, Elder Wirthlin took a familiar phrase:

AND MADE IT HIS OWN!

(Read the talk here)

And thus he single-handedly spawned many a kitchen plaque and Pinterest Meme…

So that’s the key to making something do so well!  Do a phrase twist!  Take an idiom/cliche that everyone knows well, and add your own unique spin to it!  That way, “that original feeling [will] never [go] away“!

I’ve tried this tactic before; on this blog even!  Here are a few of my examples.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, but it’s NOT Godliness.

Twitter/Jitter-Bug.

Blog is made for Katherine, and NOT Katherine for Blog.

One is sexy dark chocolate, and the other flaxen gold.

Lessons Plans are made for teachers, and NOT teachers for lesson plans.

(oh yah, and the Biebz has been known to do it, too.  Here’s one example:  The grass ain’t always greener on the other side, it’s green where you water it.)

Of course, I’ll never be able to do it as well as Elder Wirthlin.  Come to think of it, his wife was an English major if I remember correctly.  He probz got it all from her.  And so I guess it looks like my future husband will be an apostle then…TBOB! (thunderbolt of blasphemy)…

PS.  In case you are wondering, this post alone contains ideas inspired by the following:  Elder Wirthlin, Natasha Bedingfield, BYU, Moulin Rouge, Twitter, The Book of Luke in the New Testament, Justin Bieber, Pinterest, and blasphemy/sacrilege.  Well done, Katherine.  Well.  Done.  🙂

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Although I am a fan of Sutton Foster,

when it comes to this blog, anything does NOT go.  The LDS writer Joanna Brooks has made me think about this and it’s implications regarding that golden line of propriety.  She has a policy of “Anything Goes” when it comes to comments on her blog posts, but I have firmly chosen required approval for mine.  But let’s get away from talking comments because I don’t really have a ton  (yet) anyways 🙂  I will not feature any experience/person/picture/video on this blog.  Again, I run the risk of coming across as self-righteous, but that’s alright because I like running AND I like risks.  And I also know that while I’m not perfect, I do my very best to not judge others while still holding true to my own convictions.  So while I respect Joanna as a human, Mormon, AND woman (just like me!), I differ from her in this regard, and in many others as well.

But there are a LOT of things I do wish to feature on my blog.  And many, many good things already in the works.  Stay tuned!

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My present to you for making it to the 400th post? RAP VIDEO!

No beatin’ around the bush on that title (figuratively OR literally)!  I had my NEW friend Kemp and my OLD friend Carlos help me out.  Check it stat (and please excuse my being a little dance happy.  I’m not as smooth/subtle as my friends):

And if you think that was entertaining (probably mainly because Katherine was making a fool of herself), it actually wasn’t anything compared to what these guys can do for real.  Here’s just a taste of their INSANE TALENT.  And yes Mom, the following is improvised.

Here’s Carlos’s youtube channel. 

And here’s Kemp’s twitter. 

Oh, and just had to include this one too:

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How this blog is helping people!

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I have a friend named Sonrisa.  Not her real name of course (my name in 8th grade Spanish class was Sonrisa that means SMILE, so that’s why I chose it.)  ANYWAYS, Sonny came home and read this blog, then gained some clarity about a D-bag who had been in and out of her life for quite some time after she read the comment on this post (thanks Christine!).  She realized Mr. D hadn’t weathered enough storms, and that she needed a man by her side, not a boy who’d run and hide!  And NOW, she is that much closer to finding her dream man.  Love you Sonrisa!  Thanks for telling me, and onward you go 🙂

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And as for me?  Just call me “Katherine clean Carrie Bradshaw Wilkinson.”

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Rosie doesn’t like Kelly

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Rosemary is NOT digging my Kelly Clarkson highlights, I guess.

(I’m not really digging them either but I’ve learned to keep some things to myself).

The honesty of children is a double-edged sword.

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“You don’t have to justify your phone choice to me.”

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Said this guy right here.  And a wave of relief washed over me.

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When a comedian spoofs a controversial topic, makes fun of himself, doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, AND is hilarious.

That’s the sweet spot right there, ya’ll.

PS.  He ended up marrying that girl in the pink coat.  Virgin drinks all around!

PPS.  I couldn’t find Ryan Stone’s website, but here’s his youtube channel.

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I ain’t fishing for compliments,

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but if I catch one, I sure as heck ain’t gonna throw it back!

P.S.  Don’t you just love how much purse is all twisted up in that fish?  Haha.  Would like to go fishing for real someday…

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I want to shout it from the rooftop, climb on a mountaintop baby, scream and shout!

I LOVE THIS BLOG SO MUCH!  I want to shout it from the rooftops.  And yes, it does come up in conversations.  But I also don’t want to shove it down anyone’s throat, make it feel like I’m trying to sell something, or hog the conversation.

But the thing is, when it DOES come up, it’s helping me network, help my friends and neighbors with job opportunities, gets me in touch with other musicians and writers, improving my relationships, share what is important to me, learn more about photography/graphics, and overall is making me very VERY happy.

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Thunderbolt of blasphemy?  You bet.

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There are plenty of fish in the sea,

SO LET’S GO FISHING!

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These guys Dan & Ben Tenglesen are from BYU (made it big in Guitars Unplugged) and are SO talented. This is such a great song.  Even if you don’t usually listen to music I post, don’t miss this one.  I’m talking to you, Tricia Thomas!

 Here are the lyrics: 

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I’m the CENTER(piece) of attention!

Fuchsia Centerpiece:

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Green Center Piece:

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Yellow Center Piece:

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Black and white Centerpiece:

Alfredo and me

Black and white Centerpiece:

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sorry, Mom…

Pink Centerpiece:

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Red Centerpiece:

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Fuschia (again) Centerpiece:

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Think I should add this skill to my resume?  🙂

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I didn’t get an email from heaven,

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but I still believe that in a way, albeit perhaps small, the Lord’s hand is in this blog somehow.  And I’d really rather not be tried at the Spanish Inquisition for that potential heresy, if that’s alright with ya’ll.   Burn marks just do NOT look good on this girl’s skin 🙂

“The Bible did not arrive by fax from heaven.”

    ~The Da Vinci Code

*and I just compared this blog to the Bible.

Thunderbolt of blasphemy in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1………………….

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Some pictures

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require no further commentary.  Except don’t forget to check out our friends Bird-watcher and Bored-out-of-his-mind in the Background.

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Facebook Chatting with an INSANELY good rapper

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Love the 2 different languages going on…

And yes, we will be collaborating together soon. 🙂

Stay tuned!

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Herman Melville left in a lot of his footnotes in the final publication of “Moby Dick,”

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so why in the world would I take all mine out of this blog?

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“You’re always quoting songs!”

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If I had a nickel for every time I heard this phrase (or something along those lines), I wouldn’t even care about the fortune I plan on making from this blog 🙂  No but seriously, I’ve given this idea some real thought.  And here’s what I’ve come up with:  I do not mean to be a walking song.  I can see how my near constant lyrical references could come off as being trite or cliche, not to mention potentially annoying.  It’s just that if someone has already found the words that perfectly express what you are feeling, why would you try to find new ones?  Economy of thought, people!  Plus you can still be creative and original by borrowing art.  Moulin Rouge, anyone?

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Make new friends, but keep the old…

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One is sexy dark chocolate, and the other flaxen gold.

See what I did there?

Wrote the line in my head, THEN took the picture (chicken/egg dilemma)

I am cuter than this.  I SWEAR (not literally).  But then again, you already know that 🙂

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“I trust your judgment”

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is one of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received.  And within the past few days, I’ve heard it THRICE!  As a friend, woman, writer, Christian, Latter-day Saint, and all the other things I am, I will do my very best to live up to that trust.  And though your literal life is not in my hands (not in the medical field like Sam, Maizy, and Drew), I still consider it a very sacred responsibility.  So thanks…

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“If the Church is true, it will win against any anti-Mormon crap out there,”

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said a good friend once who helped me a lot in my faith journey.  I like that a lot.  I am not suggesting that we go dig through every piece of dirty laundry we can find.  But I’m no longer afraid of the big, tough issues.  Polygamy, Mountain Meadow’s Massacre, blacks and the priesthood, Salamander letters, that kind of thing.  I still don’t have all the answers (but have definitely gained some!), but I no longer feel anxiety.

Read more here: 

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When it comes to God and my religious beliefs, I’m not gonna shove it down your throat, but I’m not gonna walk on eggshells, either.

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Figuratively OR literally.  A comfortable middle-ground (remember that phrase, it’s a good one).

I’m not gonna walk on eggshells,

but I’m not gonna shove it down your throat.

       OR

I’m not gonna shove it down your throat,

but I’m not gonna walk on eggshells

syntax matters…

And I know that Kanye West is not the best person on the planet, but don’t overlook his stellar talent with words and what he has to say on this subject:

“I ain’t here to convert atheists to believers, I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers, the way that Kathy Lee needs Regis, that’s the way I need Jesus.”

Yes, I, a total and complete WASP, just quoted some Kanye.  What can I say?

Oh, plus he and I have the same initials.  🙂

And to bookend with a key phrase in my title, allow me to borrow a phrase from Natasha Bedingfield (who else?):

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Won’t walk on eggshells so you don’t hear the “crazy(?) things I’m saying…

~Stumble

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Readers:

How do YOU talk about your faith/conviction/opinions/religion in a way that is “bold, but not overbear[ing]”?

~Alma 38:12

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A phrase I’ve said to people more than once in the past week…

*Pacing myself, people.

*Don’t get your hopes up or put all your eggs in one basket, but this is America-DREAM BIG!

*fine line between arrogance and confidence, doing the best I can…

*and no, still haven’t been paid anything……YET (looking into that)

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To address some concerns…

I’ve had a few people respond to some of my posts in ways that make me think that THEY think I hate myself.  Posts about bad makeup or being single or whatever.  I appreciate your concern, and also know that even with such a flavorful writer’s voice as mine, it can be hard to read emotion via technology.  But please know that I am happy!  This is not me fishing for compliments.  This is not me rejecting compliments either 🙂

If I didn’t have the confidence to poke fun at my insecurities, I wouldn’t do it.  And here’s the thing.  The sweet spot that I’ve gotten to has made it so that my insecurities lessen (and even sometimes disappear!) when I find the humor in them.

So put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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You have to pick your battles, but once you pick them…..

YOU HAVE TO FIGHT!

“Everyday I fight for all my future somethings.  A thousand little wars I have to choose between.”

#I used this song in a promotional video.  Check it stat!

#this song has a suggestive title, but it’s not risque I promise!  It’s about stripping away all the gimmicks and facades that we use to cover our true selves.  Check it, stat.

#such an anthem!  even more than “Pocketful of Sunshine”

#Prima Sara, this one’s for you!

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What do “bird” and “ring” have in common?

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THEY BOTH ARE FINGERS!

And sometimes, Tyler kills 2 birds with 1 stone….

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by putting his ring on the bird.  See what I did there?

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A very common sight indeed

My dad reading the Mormon almanac.  ImageYes, you read that right.  Mormons are such a weird cult that they have their own almanac.  Haha, not really.  It just is a book published every year that gives information about new church leaders, new temples, and statistics/demographics and stuff like that.  Just the sort of stuff that gets David’s heart racing and his toes tapping 🙂

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Messy Car

“cleanliness is next to godliness, but it’s NOT godliness.”  so it’s okay that my car is a total mess right now, right? 🙂  like there could be a dead body in there and you couldn’t tell (maybe by the putrid smell but there’s enough of Katherine’s junk to cover the corpse)
and I don’t have plans to clean it til I move in a month 🙂

Core beliefs:  humor, expression, creativity, understanding

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