Friday, April 11

Where You Will Find Me

This is what my life looks like on the weekends.  Right now our band, The Mixtapes, is playing almost every weekend a month (sometimes twice in the same weekend), so we are definitely staying busy.  It's been a little tricky adding a new job to the list that already included Skunkboy Creatures, blogging here, DIYs for A Beautiful Mess, and helping out with homeschooling Hope, but it's been worth it for sure.  We've seen tons of local support and are finding our footing as we branch out into other areas.  Plus, you don't even know how much your brain can hold until you learn to play 60+ songs from various artists!  My memory is better than I ever gave it credit for!

(photos above were taken by Julie Stafford and Brittany Bilyeu

Typically our sets run 3-4 hours, but last weekend we got to play a Nirvana tribute show with 10 other bands and it was a blast!  We played six songs and ended the night with "Smells Like Teen Spirit"-- complete with a friend dressed up as a janitor (like the video opening) and 3 other friends dressed up as cheerleaders (I love you, Julie!).

So anyway, this is where you will find me on the weekends right now.  It's a good time and a fun job.  Plus, who wouldn't love being in a band with their best friend/husband?  Thumbs up, for sure.

 Happy weekend!  xo. Katie

**Oh!  We're coming at you, St. Louis folk-- we'll be in your neck of the woods next Friday (April 18th) @ Brewskeez!**

35 comments:

  1. I would really love to hear y'all live! What a cool gig. Also, your show outfits are the best.
    xx Abby || a geek tragedy

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  2. Great photos of you :) It's great to keep busy, especially with something as cool and rewarding as playing in a band! X

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  3. Wow, super exciting! Doing your favourite thing with your favourite person just makes it so much better!

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  4. The Nirvana tribute show sounds pretty rad. I bet you guys were awesome. I really enjoyed these photos. That last one is a great artsy shot of you.

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  5. so cool!! you rock lady! and you look amazing up there!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  6. Sounds like so much fun! I'm sure it's absolutely crazy busy, but totally worth it.

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  7. You guys sort of remind me of Mates of State. Not sound wise. Just husband & wife wise.

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  8. I love posts like this because they give me a glimpse into someone else's life... looks like loads of fun! And hard work too I'm sure. :) Those are great photos.

    - Michelle at PermanentDaydream.com

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  9. You should post videos of you guys playing! :D

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  10. These are really great photos! Do you have any videos or downloadable songs?

    Amy
    http://artoftheheartblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Any chance you're coming to Montreal soon?

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  12. Love the performance photos!

    xo Trisha
    http://www.trishasales.net

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  13. you are such a wonder woman! i'd love to see one of your shows. come to philly!

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  14. So I think you should definitely post a video of one of the songs you do. I would love to see!
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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  15. I love this Katie! You're so fun!!!

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  16. I love this Katie! You're so fun!!!

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  17. I love your accordion! I have a vintage Panitalia but not a clue how to play it. Any tips on teaching myself how to play?

    ♥ Reni
    http://www.thelittleliongirl.com

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  18. Amazing! You're an inspiration. :)

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  19. Sounds incredible! Maybe one day I'll get to see you all live!

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  20. How crazy busy are you?! And you look so pretty on stage. One would never think you have two kids - and one which is a pre-teen. Amazing!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  21. Will you guys post any of your performances online? Or any recordings of your music? I would love to hear what you guys are doing!

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  22. I love that you play the accordion!

    XOXO,
    Erin
    www.thevaughnlife.us

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  23. You are just too cute! I hope you have a blast playing shows!

    xoxo
    Taylor

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  24. would love it you came to batesville, arkansas!!!! lol long drive but i have a friend w a bar! ahhhhh- would be awesome!!

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  25. awesome photos, would love to be able to see you guys live one day!

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  26. So many talents in one woman!! I wish you all the success. :-*

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  27. So many talents in one woman! I wish you all the success :-*

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  28. Sounds so tiring but so lovely all at once! Is there anywhere we can hear some of your band's music?

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  29. This is so cool!!! I also just love singing ♥ the Nirvana tribute is the best thing ever!
    You're so pretty on these pictures!! :)
    Lära♥

    http://laera-and-the-ireland-adventure.blogspot.de/

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  30. I am so impressed and jealous. I am also wishing I lived nearby so I could see it for real!

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  31. These seems like the perfect way to spend the weekends! I've always dreamed of being in a band and since I went to HS (& college, ahem...) in the 90s I would totally be into this :)

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