January 2018 ABSQ: Ashley McBryde, glitter eyeshadow, & spreading love

The first ABSQ of 2018 is here! January felt like it lasted forever (in a good way), and now we're already a couple of days into the second month of the year. All of the Valentine's Day stuff is out in the Target dollar section, and every time I walk in, I have to resist my [...]

Creation Through Frustration | when the art isn’t coming

If you're an artist, you know this inevitable feeling. You want to create, but sometimes, the art just isn't coming. You've got nothing. Zilch. Nada. Well, have I got a revelation for you. Maybe I'm the only artist that missed this important piece of info, maybe all of y'all will be like, "yeah Kate, we know", but [...]

Resolutions 2018

This is the first time in years that I've made real resolutions. I feel like I always lackadaisically think of a goal or two in my head each January, but I never take them super seriously or hold myself to them. Now, however, I feel that my diligence and work ethic have grown so much [...]

December ABSQ | Jason Isbell, my dream boots, & feeling empowered

This post is going up a day later than planned, but nevertheless, the last ABSQ for 2017 is here! Since I started ABSQs in August, I've really enjoyed sharing my unique take on the classic "monthly favorites." After music, fashion and beauty are huge passions of mine, so I love being able to share bits [...]

all is bright|Christmas in pictures 2017

Friends, I truly hope all of you had a magical holiday! Christmas will forever be my favorite time of year, so today I decided to prolong some of that holiday cheer here on AbundantlyKate by recapping this year's season through all of the pictures I've taken over the last couple of weeks. Enjoy! the weeks [...]

Life Update: booking gigs, getting sick, & prepping for Christmas!

I can't remember the last time I was sick - that's how infrequently it happens. But here I am, sitting in my bed at noon on a Wednesday, when I would normally be at work, trying to make this day at least semi-productive, despite my achy muscle and swollen throat. Even though I'm not feeling [...]

Motivation & Inspiration: 3 Things I Do To Build Myself Up

As I write this, soft snow is falling in my little Virginia town, She & Him Christmas is playing in the background, and I am resting after a busy, but successful week. It's so nice to feel my work paying off, and that is the inspiration for this post. I've been striving extra hard recently [...]

November ABSQ: new vinyl, The Gypsy Fawn jewelry + mini talk on motivation

Yesterday morning, I sat down at the kitchen table, laptop in tow, to edit some blogs, and it hit me: Today is December 1st.  I know I say this at the beginning of every month, but seriously: Christmas time this year feels like it showed up in a flash. The leaves were yellow and orange, [...]

Caffeine & Quality Reads, vol. 1

Both remnants of Thanksgiving and hints of Christmas are present in this post, as I burn my pumpkin candle whilst drinking from a red Starbucks holiday cup. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I definitely ate more than I would ever want to admit, but hey, that's why high-waisted leggings are so [...]