About Me


Hi there! Let me introduce myself 🙂 I’m Katie and I’m a thirty-something lifelong Iowan. I’m a mom to two sons and a daughter who range in age from 11 to 3. I have always been a stay at home mom during ‘business hours’ and then I teach private violin and piano lessons from my home studio in the evenings after my husband can take over child care 🙂

In late 2016, I started a public Instagram account to share my baking and gardening. Baking is a deep love of mine. I started learning to bake from my mom and grandma and have continued to teach myself over the  almost 15 years that I’ve had my own kitchen. I’ve really enjoyed showcasing my baking creations to those outside of my family and Facebook friends and seeing all the other beautiful, inspiring baking out in Instagram land!

As an extension of my Instagram account, I decided to start this blog to share some of my favorite recipes. Some will be old family favorites, some I create and some that I heartily recommend…but I will always give credit when credit is due! I also hope to share some stories, tips and photos about the gardening I do, as well as the natural beauty in the setting around our home. I’m honored to have you stop by my blog!

*My blog participates in Amazon Affilate LLC Associates Program, which is an affiliate advertising program that allows me to earn a small commission from products you may purchase through provided links. I will only suggest products that I use and genuinely recommend! This income will help in covering costs to run my blog as well as support my family.*