amazing rules to live by…

…from the mouth of a thirteen-year-old

Yesterday I was perusing Facebook after an entire weekend spent computer-free, and I came across a post that my cousin Katherine had put up.  First of all, this little spitfire is such a cutie.  She is glam, she is savvy, and she is my little mini-me.  So, here is what she had posted up:

Rules of Life

  1. Love Madonna forever.
  2. Eat fried chicken.
  3. Listen to Glee.

Yes! These are perfection.  Do you remember being thirteen?  Oh, it could be miserable at times, but I remember the friendships I had were so special to me.  Sleepovers were divine and the perfect opportunity for writing rules of life.  I had to share these with you.  After I read them I wanted to get into Katherine’s head a little more and here is what she had to say:

Me:  Katherine, what is your favorite item of clothing.
Katherine: Sweatshirts…and dresses.

Me:  Where is your favorite place to shop?
K: Aeropostale.

Me: What is your favorite trend right now?
K:  Probably layering clothing and wearing mix match patterns.

Me: I didn’t realize young ladies your age were into Madonna.  When did you start listening to her and why do you love her?
K: I started listening to her recently.  Well, its more of like a Peyton (Katherine’s bestie) and I thing, I like her new song Give Me All Your Luvin’.  I  just like the lyrics and tune of the song.

Me: What are you reading right now?
K: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan and Z for Zachariah for school.

Me: What is your favorite late night snack?
K: Butterfingers

Me: I know you are young, but what do you dream of doing when you “grow-up”?
K: I want to be a vet for aquatic animals (like dolphins/ whales ect.) or a trainer for them.

Me:  Lastly, why do you like hanging out with me, your old cousin?
K: Because you are amazing, beautiful, and hilarious. Also because I am basically a mini you:))

So obviously Katherine is smart, awesome and totally rad.  Do you have any fun rules to live by?

{Header image and several others by Buckets and Bunches, the rest are family pictures}


  1. Adorable! You and Katherine are two of a kind. I love her list and it’s good to know 13yr olds are still swooning over Madonna. Thanks for sharing the pics too, you have a beautiful family!

  2. This is basically the cutest thing I’ve read in ages. Katherine is all kinds of fabulous!

  3. So adorable! Butterfingers and fried chicken– she’s got great taste :)

  4. She is TOO cute. I want a mini me!

  5. This is the SWEETEST. No wonder you were checking out your old journals!

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