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.

Resolutions….Do People Still Do Those?

Maybe I'm in a cynical mood at the beginning of this year or maybe it's because this third tri-mester of pregnancy is already kicking my rear, but I'm not feeling like making goals or...

A Season of Giving with the Elf on the Shelf

Christmas time is full of traditions in our family: the cookies, the decorations, the ornaments, the holiday movies, the activities, the music. It can be a sensory overload at times! And while we SAY...

Thankful Tree Centerpiece

With the Halloween candy overload and Christmas craziness already taking up 90% of the stores, it's hard to keep selfishness at bay and have a grateful heart--even though Thanksgiving is right around the corner....

Adventures in Breastfeeding: Overcoming Challenges

**Each Friday for the next 7 weeks, we will be posting a new blog post about breastfeeding and several different journeys our team has experienced.** I feel like I should start this post with a...

5 Must-Read Books for a Future Big Brother or Sister!

Change is coming in our household. A big change. In about four months our family of 3 (4 if you can count the dog) will be growing by another member! Our daughter is 5...

Design On a Dime: Fall Banner DIY

I've already mentioned my love for this season before, but do you know what's better than cooler temps, changing leaves, and pumpkin bread? Ok, ok NOTHING is better than pumpkin bread. But decorating for...

Fall Bucket List

I don't care what the calendar or moon or equinox says, the weather is changing and therefore Fall is upon us! Maybe you call it Autumn or Football Time. Whatever the name, it is...

Wiggle Out Loud

Ever since we attended Wiggle Out Loud last year, our family has been excited for its return. Thank goodness it's returning for it's second year to Bicentennial Park in OKC on Sunday Sept. 14th...

When Family is Far Away

I am originally from a small town in Tennessee and when it came time for college, this baby bird wanted to fly the coop. Christian education was important to my family so when I...

Back to School: Uniform Fashion with French Toast {Giveaway!}

This is my daughter's first year in school, so I'm a newbie when it comes to shopping for those back-to-school necessities. When I got the school supply list, I got a little excited. Who doesn't...

Where’s My Parenting Script?!

Summertime is a wonderful time. Weekend getaways, family vacations, cookouts, time at the pool and lots of time spent with good friends. Lately the topics of conversation I find my friends and me discussing...

Easy Meals for New Moms!

What is the easiest way to help a new mom out? Take her family a meal! Seriously. No woman who has just birthed a baby wants to come home, meal plan, and schlep the...