About Me

Hi, I’m Katie…here is a little bit about me.

I am a Child of the King, wife, daughter, sister, and friend.

I live in Cincinnati, Ohio!  I would love to live someplace warm all year…but this is my home. :)

You will often find me sporting a cute apron…cooking and baking up a storm in my kitchen.  I am a cake decorator and I love using my creativity to create custom cakes for others.

I do have interests outside the kitchen…on any given day you may find me crafting, playing with my sweet puppy, sweating at the gym, reading, riding my bike, gardening, writing, or chatting with a friend over a cup of tea.

I love funky jewelry, peanut butter, everything PINK, camping, hot tea, Paula Deen, Nike running shorts, puppies, handbags, coffee drinks, running shoes, traveling, and cupcakes…to name a few things.

I love spending time with my husband…he is adorable, supportive, funny, and smart.

I am a dental assistant turned homemaker.

I love the Lord with all of my heart and I owe everything to Him who paid my price on the cross.  He is my reason for living, and I strive to live a life that is pleasing to Him.

About the Blog

Back in November of 2009 I began writing this blog.  Food and saving money had become my passion, and I thought this would be a great way to share my deals and recipes with family and friends.  I started out with about 5 loyal readers.  I never imagined how much it would grow, how many like minded friends I would meet, how much I would enjoy it, and how much I would learn from it.

My mission is to help YOU discover strategies that will help save you both time and money in the kitchen.

I have set out to prove that it is possible to serve your family healthy and delicious meals without breaking the bank.  Not only that, but it doesn’t have to take a ton of time.  You don’t need to spend 10 hours a week clipping coupons in order to save money.  Coupons are great, but there are lots of ways to save money in the kitchen.

I’m often updating the blog with my latest recipes, kitchen tips, adventures in freezer cooking, strategies to savings, menu plans, and much more.  I also share about the Lord in my Sunday posts…Faith of a Foodie.   Oh, and I occasionally throw in a  random post, sometimes I just can’t help myself.

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Peggy Ruppe May 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

LOVE your site and your recipes and also that you share your faith! Do I need to re-sign up to receive things since you moved to your own site?


Katie May 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Peggy! I appreciate you reading the blog so very much!

I switched it all over, so you SHOULD still get updates and shouldn’t have to re-sign up. If for some reason you DO NOT get updates as usual, then let me know ;)


Nicole May 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed your blog for many months and look forward to following you on this lovely site.


Katie May 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Oh, thanks Nicole…so happy to have you here :)


Kandi May 7, 2011 at 1:30 am

Looking forward to more of WONDERFUL YOU!!


Katie May 7, 2011 at 2:43 am

Awww…thanks Kandi ;) I’m so happy you enjoy reading!


Dana May 8, 2011 at 3:56 am

I love the new website, can’t wait to read more!


Katie May 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Thanks, Mom ;)


Tina (Tightwad Mom) May 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Love, love, LOVE the new site, Katie!!!! It’s fabulous! Your blog is one of my favorite stops everyday. Thanks for all the great recipes, frugal ideas, and tips. I have learned a lot from you!!!! :)


Katie May 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Thanks Tina, I’m glad you love my new home!!! That all means so much coming from a fabulous blogger like yourself ;)


Jenny May 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Love your new site, Katie! Fun to read; easy to navigate! Best to you in all your endeavors!


Katie May 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Thanks Jenny! Glad you like it ;)


Mandy McDonough July 25, 2011 at 10:17 am

Hi, Katie!

First of all, your cake was absolutely delicious at Kimery’s wedding! You are an incredibly talented young woman with WONDERFUL taste (no pun intended…okay, yes it was). This blog is great and I’m excited to share it with my brides! :-) Keep doing your thing!


Katie July 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

Hi Mandy! Thank you for checking the blog out. I would love it if you shared it with you brides :) By the way…the photos you took at the wedding were absolutely AMAZING!


Carolyn September 4, 2011 at 4:01 am

Hi! I just found your website tonight. I LOVE IT! You are so precious and I love everything you represent. Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life and loves with us. Keep up the good work. God Bless You.


Katie September 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Carolyn, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m so happy you found the blog and are enjoying it :)


Amanda February 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

Hi- Thanks for visiting my humble corner of the web! I love your blog!!! It’s so cute and love the topics… We have a lot in common:) I am also a runner, funky jewelry wearer, baker, and coffee drinker:)


Katie February 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Thanks, Amanda! Sure sounds like we do have a lot in common :) I’m glad I found your blog and I look forward to following it!!


Sherri June 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Hello! I have been searching the web for sometime now. I stumbled across your page and thought it fun we were neighbors! (PA) I’m on a mission to save money. I cannot believe how long I’ve blown money at the store, no menus, no plans, just bought what I wanted when I wanted. I c\am so headstrong I can do this that I cant do it fast enough! With a family of four my circumstances will be a bit different from yours but the same nonetheless. Happy to see your a child of the King:) Me too! Thanks for your blog and all you do to inspire others:)


Katie June 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Hi Sherri! Isn’t it amazing how quickly you can blow money at the grocery with no plan in place?! Good luck in your mission to save money…you can do it!! It’s great to have you here. :)


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