Meet Kate

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A Little About Me

  • I was never certain about what career I wanted to pursue, but I’ve always known that I wanted to be a mom. Nolan was born in August 2012 and he has brought so much joy to our lives. Gosh, it is a lot of work, but there’s nothing I’d rather do. There’s nothing better than hearing Nolan giggle or watching him learn something new.
  • I have a bonus son named Devin. I use the word “stepson” from time-to-time but I’m not crazy about that word. I’m not his birth mom and I’ll never try to replace her, but I’m still a mom to him and love him like he’s my own. He’s a creative and high-energy kid and the very best big brother that I could ever wish Nolan to have.

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  • I’m a Diet Coke addict. I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle, But I.can’t.break.this.habit. Yeah, baby… I’ve broken this habit and I couldn’t be happier or feel better! I now get my caffeine fix naturally with energizing tea. If you’ve been considering cutting out soda, now’s the time! There is so much bad stuff in there for you – you won’t regret it!
  • I’m on a mission to work from home. I’ve partnered with an amazing group of women who are working from home now or are working toward that goal. We support each other, travel together, and train together. I really believe these ladies are an answer to my prayers.
  • I’m a photographer wanna-be. I LOVE great photography that captures real-life moments, takes advantage of natural lighting, and has interesting angles and perspectives. We recently purchased a SLR camera and am learning how to use it. I plan to take a class or two in the next year or so and will be sure to share what I learn here!

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Why I Blog

  • I love to share information! When I come across a product that I love, a parenting technique that works for us, a delicious recipe, or anything that makes life easier and better, I love to share it!
  • I love to write. It’s a creative outlet for me.
  • I’m SUPER-duper forgetful. If I don’t write something down, it’s highly likely that I’ll forget it. Blogging allows me to document my life in a much more fun way than writing in a journal. And let’s face it, I’m failing in the “keeping the baby book updated” department.
  • I have so many dreams for my family, myself, and our home. It’s my hope that this blog and the people that I will meet because of this blog will encourage me and give the extra motivation to take action on my dreams. 

Fun Facts! Really Get to Know Me!

  • I love my music loud, even if my kids are the car.
  • If someone makes me laugh, I want need to be their friend.
  • I consider myself to be somewhat organized, however my purse is usually a disaster.
  • I love to grocery shop – especially at Trader Joe’s. It’s my happy place.
  • I used to skip breakfast, now I drink a protein smoothie each morning and feel so much better.
  • I love to have people over for dinner. Planning the menu is the best part.
  • I’m a night owl. Mornings are ok if I don’t have to rush out of the house early.
  • I love talking to people about their dreams. I don’t think we should ever stop dreaming.
  • I have a love/hate relationship with running. Right now, I hate it.
  • I am late…a lot. I am working on it.
  • My hubby is always early. He says that if he’s not 15 minutes early, he’s late.
  • I love when my friends come to me asking for advice.
  • I only use natural cleaners and laundry products.
  • It takes me a couple hours to clean my home. Unless company is spontaneously coming over – then somehow I get it done in 15 minutes.
  • I use my fingers when I do math. Numbers and me don’t really get along.
  • I no longer read magazines. I read blogs.
  • Guacamole and chips is my all time favorite snack.
  • I recently realized how important personal development is. I think we should always be working toward better understanding ourselves and other people.
  • I wish I had a green thumb, but I kill every plant in sight.
  • I love Mexican food – and margaritas, especially in the summer!
  • I love my label maker. I even have the “home” for my label maker labeled.
  • I want to date my husband for the rest of my life.
  • I desperately want to remodel my kitchen. I have a plan sketched out. It will be beautiful… some day. In the meantime, I’m trying really hard to be grateful that we have the kitchen we do and not resent it. Ha!
  • I love to cook when I have time, not so much when rushed.
  • Usually I’m a homebody, but I do have cravings for a night out with friends or my hubby every once in a while.
  • Reading with my kids at night is my favorite part of my day {thank goodness for books, it’s the only thing that makes my baby sit still for more than 5 seconds!}

Photography by Tabby Loher Photography. If you live in the SW Minneapolis suburbs, I highly recommend her! Contact me for her contact info.