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.

Free Music in the Metro!

You don't have to stretch your buck to have fun this summer in OKC. I know we've discussed the Free Fridays in the metro (and there is live music at most of those Friday...

Staying Healthy with J Byrd Fitness {Sponsored}

Are you looking for ways to look and feel healthier but are afraid to step inside a gym? Do you find it hard to prioritize the time to make it to an exercise class...

Free Fridays in the Metro!

Are you already planning your summer calendar yet? If you haven't filled in every weekend with some summer camp or trip or family reunion, save a few Fridays for these fun family spots! Every...

Katie: My Birth Story

When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, we were excited; we were happy. When we found out it was a girl, things started feeling a little more real and exciting. We...

Easter Bunny Cake

My Grandmother used to make a bunny cake for Easter when I was a little girl. I know family traditions are usually reserved for holidays like Christmas or birthdays, but the bunny cake is...

Raising A Reader

Does anyone else get excited over ALL the books when they walk into a library? Sometimes I actually get a little sad when I think about the awesome books that I know are hidden...

Mothers and Daughters: Building a Precious Bond

When I saw that ultrasound four years ago and heard the tech say the squirming fetus that was kicking me and making me nauseous all these weeks was a girl, I breathed a sigh...

Are We There Yet?! {The Joy of Traveling with Kids}

Someone once told me when I was pregnant to start traveling with our child when she was young so she would learn to do great with long distances in the car or airplane. That...

Marked 2014

Have you or your family been looking for ways to serve others or make a difference in our city? Maybe it was your New Years resolution to find an area of volunteer work that...

Mommy Confessions: Not a Fan of Four

Can I be honest with you? I'm not a fan of four. Four what? The age....of my daughter. Four is the new f word. There I said it. I'm a mother of a 4-year-old and it...

Mim’s Bakery {Sponsored}

As someone with a self proclaimed sweet tooth, Emily Karlovitz found it hard to fulfill this desire when she became a vegan; so she experimented with recipes and ingredients and found ways to make...

Best Loved Books of 2013

It's no secret that I love to read. I went through about 47 books last year, but I'm always searching for another good book recommendation! To make it easy on you other bibliophile moms...