Welcome!

My name is Katie (my family nickname is “Kate”) and I am the proud owner of this blog! I created this site originally, I admit, to keep myself organized! I needed a place to store all of my work, so I could reflect on what I have created & what I have yet to create. I am now also able to share my work easily with family, friends & all of you!

About Me (so far…)

I grew up in St. Paul, MN & both of parents have always sparked the artistic flame in me from early on. I remember seeing charcoal drawings my Dad did for my Mom in their room growing up, and my Mom has always been awesome at crafts. She always made our Halloween costumes and decorated our bedrooms with us.  Then in high school I had a great art teacher, and he really got me to come out of my “shell” as I was always very shy at school. I found a love of painting and I started to think about a career in the arts.

I have always loved my city life in St. Paul, but I took a brief break from living here to attend UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI and I loved learning there! I had great professors and I pushed myself harder than I ever had before creatively. In 2009 I received my Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Interior Design.

About a year after graduation is what I called my “Golden” year. I had my golden birthday,  bought my first car, moved out of my parents house and in with 2 of my best girlfriends, landed my first career job with a design company, lost 30 pounds, and I fell in love for the first time.

Let’s just say when I fell in love, I fell HARD. Long story short, 2 years later we have parted ways. As much as I would have debated it 8 months ago, time does heal, and I have my DREAM apartment on Cathedral Hill near downtown St. Paul. I’ve been pouring all of my energy into re-connecting with family, friends & my creative self. Planning & decorating for my apartment has led me to want to document & share my projects, which brings me here to you!

Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy!

-Katie

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