NEW SONG | “All Those Pretty Roses” ~ Original by Kate Stedelbauer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNs-F4YnDBo Friends! Your girl is finally back on the YouTube game. Please take a minute to listen to my new song! I wrote it after becoming inspired by the often-repeated phrase, "stop and smell the roses", while contemplating how quickly time seems to pass and how lucky we are to be alive experiencing life on [...]

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 [...]

NEW COVER | “That’s The Way The World Goes Round” (John Prine)

Happy Monday friends! In place of Music Monday this week, I wanted to share this video with y'all. I did a few songs at a local open mic last week with some great musician friends, and the host was nice enough to capture and share this song. If you read my blog frequently, you might [...]

Music Monday: First Aid Kit’s new record + the blog turns 2!

I'm all about powerful women in the music industry. From Dolly Parton to Miranda Lambert to Demi Lovato, there's a strong female presence in the business that's growing rapidly. This Music Monday, we're talking about Swedish duo First Aid Kit and their newest album, Ruins. Gaining their fame through their YouTube cover of "Tiger Mountain Peasant [...]

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 [...]

Music Monday: 3 Female Songwriters Who Inspire Me

I know it's been a little while, but I'm happy to finally be publishing a new Music Monday here on the blog! I want to make sure that all of my posts are my most authentic work. I never want to post something simply to produce content or "fill space", so I'm allowing myself to [...]

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 [...]

My Top Music of 2017: country, pop, & more!

As 2017 comes to a close, I couldn't not recap my favorite records and songs from the year - it's a necessity. I've discovered so much incredible music, and my taste has definitely grown and changed since January. Across multiple genres, I've listed my top music from this year below, with the record info and links [...]

Music Monday: Ashley McBryde, a fierce woman of country

If there is one thing I'm a fan of, it's strong, talented, and sincere women in country music. Ashley McBryde is one of those women.  A friend first introduced me to her a couple of weeks ago, and I was instantly taken by the grit in her voice and songwriting alike. A sense of unquestionable [...]