About Me

 

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Welcome

I’m Katie Drane! Wife to Ryan, momma to Sophie, Emmie, Jack and Luke, Autism advocate, Mamaw-style home cook, seasonal crafter, and lover of all things vintage and handmade. Welcome to my blog.

Relatable Living

Listen, I’m a stay-at-home mom of 4. For as much as I love a clean and beautifully decorated home, life happens. Laundry doesn’t get folded, dishes don’t get done, and toys don’t get put away. Instead of hiding all of those things from you, I’d rather share it with you, along with the cute seasonal decor, delicious homestyle recipes, and fun craft projects. I love to create pretty things for my home, but we have to live here too. Balance.

Truth be told, so much of the decor in my house has personal meaning to us. I have my grandmother’s hankerchiefs framed in my living room. My bathroom is filled with pictures of my favorite people and places from my hometown, Louisville.

Our hallway is an art gallery for our kids where they get to choose which of their pieces they display. The front of the fridge is covered with silly photo booth pics, class announcements, newspaper cut outs and reminders.  Our cabinets are stocked with the finest paper plates you can find at Dollar General.

That’s my life. It’s who we are, and it’s the truth. There’s nothing pretentious about us. Does that describe you too?

Mamaw-Style Home Cooking

If you’ve ventured over to the Recipe Box page, you’ve probably noticed a theme. I call my type of cooking ‘Mamaw-style’ because they are made-with-love recipes with ingredients you can find anywhere, easy cooking directions, and just plain GOOD FOOD that makes great leftovers.

 

One Dish Chicken Potatoes and Vegetables

{Easy} One Dish Chicken, Potatoes and Veggies

Even though I didn’t learn to cook until I was 25, I fell in love with cooking right away, I just had to be taught.  There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and being greeted by the smell of home cooking. It’s comforting, it’s an expression of love, it’s a big part of who I am.

Seasonal Crafts & Decor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so glad you’re here! Media inquiries? Just want to reach out? Feel free to email me at katie at katiedrane (dot) com. Or you can always reach me on Facebook and Instagram!