Hi there! I’m Katie. I’m a mom to two adorable and rowdy boys, our dogs (Dakota and Ellie) and wife to the most incredible man in the world. I love coffee, country music, and drinking beer on the patio with family and friends. Before becoming a wife and mom, I was a firefighter/paramedic, which is where I met the love of my life. Before that, I dabbled in bull riding and also raced dirt track stock cars. I am deathly afraid of snakes, but I don’t have a problem with any of the other critters we find on our acre in the desert.
We bought our forever home six years ago. It wasn’t the prettiest house on the block, but we saw potential and we’ve been working hard to make it our own. We’re living by the motto “it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” It makes us feel so much less rushed (and stressed) about doing all of the things we want to do at once. Afterall, when you’re working on a small budget, some things take a little longer to get done. This is why we DIY just about everything! Who doesn’t like to save a little money!? I love to work with my hands and building beautiful things for our home definitely puts me in my happy place. I also love sharing this hobby with my boys, who have gotten to the ages where they can also help out. They especially like helping out with projects for them!
I started my blog to share our journey towards making our house a home. Sometimes it’s a bumpy ride and I wanted to share both the successes and things I’ve learned from my mistakes. I’m by no means a professional, but I do enjoy a challenge and I hope to inspire others to challenge themselves too! Thanks for stopping by!