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! Let me tell you what you’ll find here.
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.
So much of the decor in my house has personal meaning to us. I love decorating with pictures, family heirlooms, letters and other sentimental and handmade items.
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.
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
The easiest way to keep your decor fresh is to change it seasonally. I love seasonal decor because it brings the outdoors to the indoors, it freshens up our space just by switching out a few accessories–throw pillows, throw blankets, a wreath, and tabletop decor.