Katie left her home state of Tennessee to come pursue an interior design degree in Oklahoma fourteen years ago. She met a handsome young fella from Oregon while in school, and they decided to marry and settle down in OKC. A dog and two daughters soon followed. She has been a textile designer, showroom merchandiser, custom furniture draftsman and children’s minister, but her most challenging and favorite role has definitely been that of a mother. You can read about the adventures she shares with her family at Strawberry Ruckus. Katie enjoys reading, being creative, exploring old houses, eating peanut butter, zumba and watching complete television series all at once on Netflix.

Harkins Theatres: No Babysitter? No Problem!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Harkins Theatres. However, all opinions are 100% our own and we stand by Harkins Theatres Playcenter in all that we endorse. I love going to the movies. The whole experience...

The Day My Daughter Broke Her Arm

My oldest daughter has always been a bit of a daredevil, and sadly quite clumsy. While I am a fearful parent, I have never been a hovering parent. I let her explore the world...

I Don’t Want Any More Friends

I have a problem. I like to make friends. It doesn't sound like a problem right? Hear me out though and you might begin to understand...maybe you can even relate. I like to get to...

Boredom Busters: Easy Magazine Crafts

As summer break is drawing to a close you may have exhausted your bucket list, or you may have never had one and are just taking each day as it comes. Either way...

I Need a Loan to Buy School Supplies!!

Can I get sarcastically serious with you all for a few minutes? What's with the ridiculously long school supply lists? Maybe your children aren't in school yet so you don't know what I'm referring...

Life Hacks with Electronics

We all like things that make our lives easier, right? Here are some tips and tricks I have found that help me with the use of electronics. Let me preface this by saying this post...

Top Ten Reasons to Love Your 30’s! (Love Your Decade Series)

Life can be celebrated at any age! (I don't mean to sound like a Hallmark card.) The big 3-0 was a bit daunting to me when I was in my 20's. It sounded like a...

A Tale of Two Boobs

They are with you wherever you go. You see them daily. Sometimes they annoy you and get in the way, but you are grateful for their purpose in your life. And yet you often...

Second Child Syndrome: The Newborn Edition

You may remember Part I of this post from January. Back then I was in the last weeks of my second pregnancy and was reflecting on the differences from my first. Well that pregnancy...

To Slumber Party or Not to Slumber Party: That is the question

Just last week my five year old daughter happily jumped in the backseat when I picked her up from school and said "Susie is going to spend the night at Jane's house and I'm...

Second Child Syndrome: The Pregnancy Edition

Now that I'm well into the third tri-mester of my second pregnancy, I've had lots of time to reflect on how this gestational period has differed from my first. I've heard the phrase "second...

Best Loved Books of 2014

Is one of your resolutions to read more in the upcoming year? Well if it is, then I have a great list to get you started! (If it's not one of your resolutions....this is...