Me? Stylish?

I am a lot of things:

I am loud.

I am wordy.

I am patient at times and inpatient at others.

I am crafty.

I am funny.

I am hard on myself.

I am energetic.

I am giving.

I am a story-teller.

I am thoughtful.

I am sassy.

I am…well, a lot of things.

But one thing I would NOT describe myself as?  Stylish.  See?

That is the word Jackie of With Just a Bit of Magic used though.

Ok, she wasn’t exactly talking about ME so much as my bloggy-ness. Look at the pur-dee award she gave me!

In the past I have been horrible about remembering to accept and pass on awards.  However, not that long ago I read something The Empress wrote about being grateful and not forgetting about awards.  I completely agreed with her post.  When I got my first award?  I could NOT stop talking about it.  I was so excited that someone really LIKED me enough to say so on their blog.

So…I am totally accepting this award! There are four requirements for award acceptance:

  1. Thank and link back to the blogger who bestowed the lovely award on you in the first place.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Pass the award on to 15 (yee-ow, that’s a lot!) deserving bloggers.
  4. contact the bloggers so they can accept the award.

And here we go…

THANK YOU, JACKIE, for thinking this disheveled working momma is somewhat stylish!

I listed MORE than seven things that I AM above, but here are some “fun facts” that you may not know:

  1. I have never left the United States except to cross to Canada a few times.
  2. I know Spanish (I teach it, duh), but my parents are the ones to go to Mexico every year.  And they don’t take me.
  3. In fact, I have traveled very little in my 30+ years of life.  I’ve been to Florida and Ohio with my family as a teen and to Indiana, South Carolina, New York, Washington, and Montana with my husband.  We would like to go a LOT more places.
  4. I’ve only been on a plane twice and never alone.
  5. I have a blog just for my “creative” writing.  Some of you know this.  Lots of you don’t. If you want to see it, just let me know.
  6. I taught for 3 summers at the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center where they run week-long camp classes for little kids. I was the only English major on staff.
  7. I have always wanted to be a famous rock star.  Always.  I have no singing talent whatsoever, though.  So I push my rock love on my son (hence his rock star-themed, um, well, life).

Ok…fifteen bloggers I deem stylish enough for this award.  They are awesome, so you must check them out and tell them how awesome they are.

Tie A Little Ribbon because not only is she fun-sized and cute, but she has long hair (the length I strive for mine to be), but she knows how to DO her hair…and she vlogs about it.  She is my Teacher for Style.

Waking Up Williams because she has the hair that I have always wanted.  She has a cute little face and a super cute, sassy short haircut to go with it.  I can’t do that.  I have a monster melon atop my shoulders.  Short?  Does not look good on me.  But it does on her.

Harper’s Happenings because she is the hostess of Steppin’ Out Saturday…and whole meme for showing off yer style!  And she?  ALWAYS LOOKS CUTE!  She clearly shops at a better, more stylish Target than I do.  Or she is all fibbish about where her clothes come from.

Life with Rylie for a bazillion reasons! First, she is the queen of style with her awesome little shop, Twenty Five Designs.  You may remember me talking about her?  She has a lovely button over there on the right.  Also?  She has beautiful long hair.  Hers looks so great straight.  I am envious.  And lastly?  She is a devout participant in Steppin’ Out Saturdays and again, I have to ask, “WHY IS YOUR TARGET BETTER THAN MINE?!?”

Funky Mama Bird because well, she is funky!  She has the coolest sense of style and?  She makes the most gorgeous jewelry!  I happen to have one of her bracelets, but I hope to add to that collection.  So she is stylish AND she makes me stylish.  WIN!

Tatter Scoops because she is beautiful.  Seriously.  She is a beautiful writer AND a beautiful person.  Every time I see a new picture of her, I wish I could be so versatile and cool with my look.

Gussy Sews because again, she makes others look GOOD!  And she is all cute and blond and sweet and friendly while she does it.

Linz Loves You because she is young and full of sass.  She is my newest addition to my bloggy reading.  She finds things at Good Will that I swear they don’t even have at my Target.  Seriously, why do I not find these fashionable clothes?  She is always there for advice on, well, anything, but for the purpose of this post?  Just know she will tell me if I look frumpy.

All Work and No Play Make Mommy Go Something Something because she has THE PANTS.  ‘nuf said.

In Pursuit of Martha Points because she looks good in antlers AND she happens to have great hair.  She is amazing for a million other reasons, but this?  Is about her style.  Which she has flowing from her like wine.  mmmm….wine.

Modern Bird because she is also one of the funky, cool ladies who I wish I could emulate in the style department.  And she may be part of a super stylish little business.  Maybe.

Not Mommy of the Year, O My Family, AND Raising Madison because they make pregnant look good.  I did NOT look this cute and glowing and stylish while pregs with the Edster.

And last but NOT least, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister because she drips with style-sauce.  She is quite a bit like me, but she can do cute up-do’s in her hair and I like her tats.  So you know…stylish.

There award accepted.  And totally appreciated!

pssst…also?  Since we are talking about style?  Have you checked out my sponsors over there on the right?  There is a new one!  Sarah Bee Creations just jumped into the Nation!  She has the most yummy handmade soaps and soy candles and so much more!  A big post featuring her to come…but go take a peek.  You will love her!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Thanks girl. You are too, too kind. You my dear are stylish. Your blog definitely trumps mine 😉

    • I don’t know about all that, but I DO know that I get lots of compliments on the goodies I buy from you, my stylish friend.

  2. You are most certainly stylish! And many other nice things.

    But you so deserve the Stylish Blogger Award!

  3. What not stylish? I love that purse!! Seriously… I do.

  4. i love that you are opening presents with xmas story in the background totally our style!!!!

  5. I love your writing style and would really enjoy seeing your creative writing blog!

    • thanks, friend! It’s called Exploded Moments. There is a button on the left side of the blog, but the URL is

      I don’t write there as often as I do here, but I do about once a week. I have LOTS I want to write about there…but it’s been a time issue for me lately.

  6. Woo-hoo, thank you! I will now endeavor to live up to this award by getting out of my bathrobe before noon. 😉

  7. dude? i don’t even think i KNOW fifteen other bloggers :/ and? you rock.

    • you don’t have to do 15 bloggers…the rule is 15, but I have seen people list fewer. You are just too stylish for the room, my dear.

  8. Oh I love you like mad.

  9. You are rockin that robe! Thank you so much for the award, girl! You’re making my day!

  10. For the record, I love your hair. Love it. Wish I could put it atop my head love it. A “stylish” award for me is just plain silly, though. 🙂 But thank you for the shout out.


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