We welcomed our own little boy, Samuel Zachary, on 4/11/14. At age 2 1/2 he was diagnosed with Autism. It’s a wild ride we’re on, but we trust in the hope that God provides. Sam is the sweetest little boy, and he’s taught us so much! I’m so excited to see what God has in store for his life!
We welcomed our sweet baby girl, Sophie Michelle, on 1/14/16. She is all sass and personality plus! She cracks us up daily and is so smart! She also talks our ears off, which is the greatest thing.
On 5/7/19 we welcomed our sweet boy Oliver Lucca, into this world. He is the perfect final addition to our little family! I’ve been really taking it slow and enjoying this postpartum journey this time around. There’s something about knowing it’s your last time that really makes it so very special.
I love Jesus and my faith, and have my mum (my very own guardian angel) to thank for that. I try to live a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy feeding my body with good fuel. I love big hair and bright lights and pretty words. I enjoy kettle corn probably more than most things. I don’t take life too seriously, but I also don’t take it for granted. And I love love love, Love.
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You are so adorable. Following you on chictopia and here. Congrats on the baby! Coming in April? That’s almost hear. Very awesome! I love the positive energy that you have and the beautiful photos you take. I just started my own website. If you have a min take a peek and give me some constructive criticisms?
I love love love your blog theme and layout! Super cute!
Aw thank you so much!! You’re the sweetest!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
You’re the cutest! I adore your style, and I love that we’re in the same phase of life. I look forward to reading more from you! Your little guy is so precious – congratulations!
Aww I just now saw this comment! You are the sweetest! I love that we’re in the same phase in life, too! So fun :)
LOVE your blog. Just found it and I’m so happy! You are the cutest…Can’t wait to keep up with it :)
Aw thanks so much, sweet girl!!! I’m so happy you are following along! :)
Bonjour! Je suis une francophile aussi, de la même âge, qui habite en Floride avec un fils qui a un an. J’adore votre blog :)
Pardon my French if it is awful – if was my mijor in college and I rarely get to practice!
SALUT!!!! Comme c’est fantastique que tu etait un French major aussi!!! :) Ca me fait très heureuse que tu aime mon blog! Thanks for following along :)
Minor* in college. Looks like it is my English that needs work.
New here! So excited to follow. Husband & I are getting ready to become first time parents. AH!
Hi! I’m pretty new to blogging and actually attempting to have it be read by people besides myself. It’s exciting and surprisingly difficult so far! Just wanted to say “hi,” and I’m loving the tips about beginning a lifestyle blog!
Aww that’s awesome!! Blogging is so so much fun, and I’m glad you started one! So glad you love the tips! :)
Just wanted to drop by to say that I love your blog, and your son’s name! Looking forward to reading more! :) Happy Saturday!
Aww Sammy!! You are so sweet! Thanks for reading my blog :) I’m so glad you love it! And obviously, I love YOUR name! ;)
Your smile is so contagious!! You are so gorgeous and I am really jealous that you lived in Paris and can speak French.. I am going to study French in college and hopefully study abroad in Paris but I won’t get to LIVE there! I am wanting to start a blog as soon as possible and your blog inspires me.. amazing job!!
Oh my gosh, thank you so much Annie! You are too sweet. :) So great that you want to study abroad- I did the exact same thing! That’s actually WHY I was living in Paris! It was the best experience ever, and one I recommend to every single person! You will LOVE it. It will change you! In the very best way possible. I definitely encourage you to start a blog, as well, as a place to document this amazing journey you’re going to be starting, in college and beyond! <3
Just stumbled across your IG and thought I’d take a peek at your blog! Your fam is so adorable! Congratulations on baby #2! Take care!
Aww thank you so much Carly!! :) How sweet of you to leave a comment!
Love your blog. I’m thinking of starting a blog so it’s been very helpful. I would love to know how you picked what to blog about.
Aw thanks so much! I blog about what inspires me and what I love, plain and simple. :) When you write about what you love, it makes it so easy to always have quality content. Plus, it makes blogging FUN and something that I never, ever get sick of! Hope this helps! And make sure you check out my page all about starting a blog, if you haven’t already: https://www.katiedidwhat.com/how-to-start-a-lifestyle-blog/
I really love your blog- it is so fresh and inspiring. I am in the process of starting a blog as it has been a dream of mine for a long time (very scary though as I don’t know much about how to do it!)
But I want to do it right from the start- Who designed your blog? Could you advise a good blog designer (reasonably priced)?
Hi Angharad! So exciting that you’re starting a blog! You will LOVE it! :) My husband and I actually designed my blog, and I don’t really know many blog designers… But I know there are a lot out there! A good way to find them is to scroll all the way to the bottom of blogs that you love the look of, and many blogs will have the link to their designer there! Hope this helps, thanks so much for reading my blog and good luck with all things blogging!
Hey Katie! I absolutely love your blog! I have been really working on getting a blog up and running lately. I have had blogs before but they have never really worked out so this time I am doing a lot of planning & thinking of studying journalism this coming spring semester. Your blog is one of my favorites and is the first one I always look to or recommend to friends. I was just wondering if you had any advice on what a first blog post should be about? How to keep my blog going?
hey Katie you blog is superb. and all the things are really good. the main motive of writing this comment is making praise of your last picture. that baby is too cute.
you are seriously the cutest, I just recently started my blog and you have been so encouraging and inspiring! Congratulations on your second baby!! =]
Aww thank you so much, Luisa!! Your comment made my day! :) You are the sweetest!
I just want to say that I like your blog very much. I found it by chance a few minutes ago while I was looking for hacks to start my own blog. Your article about starting a blog was very helpful, thank you!
Please excuse my English, I’m from Germany and I’m not really in practice.
I love your blog!
Question…how far along were you when you announced your pregnancies? We announced our first (January 2015) to our family and best friends at 6/7 weeks and suffered a miscarriage the following week. We are now pregnant with number 2 (mommy and daddy worked so hard for him/her) and are going through the when to spill the beans discussion.
I feel very calm in this pregnancy. Calm about the whole process, calm about making the 9 week appointment and seeing our peanut, just very calm. We planned this pregnancy and therefore are both in a better place for it both mentally and physically as we have been spending the year getting into better health for it. I have such a good outlook on this and I feel safe announcing at 9 weeks after our first ultrasound. It’s such a norm to hear ppl say wait until week 12 but I know it’s ultimately my decision. I just like to hear stories of those who couldn’t wait to let the world know.
Wow, what an amazing story you have! I am so happy to hear that you’ve been blessed with a new little miracle! Congratulations! :) I actually waited to announce here on the blog for both around 12 weeks (first: https://www.katiedidwhat.com/guess-what/ second: https://www.katiedidwhat.com/coming-soon/), but we told our family and close friends earlier than that because, like you said, we just couldnt’ wait!! Plus, it gets hard to hide ;) Again, congrats, and I wish you the best for a safe and healthy pregnancy!! And thank you so much for reading my blog! <3
i love love love love you and your blog already. i came across it on pinterest just randomly searching for pregnancy styles. i have tried blogging but gave up. u inspire me alot. although i sometimes get scared of my pregnancy as i don’t want anything to happen but i trust God. I’m encouraged to start blogging again, maybe soon. lol. Keep up your good work. will explore your blog more. God bless you.
Congratulations on your second baby. You will deliver like the Hebrew Woman. With love all the way from Bristol United Kingdom
Thank you so much!
You are so sweet, Dolly! Thank you for your kind words- and I am so glad you love my blog! :)
First of all, you and your family are adorable!! Second of all, I am VERY new to blogging, loving every second of it, and would love any feedback you can give. Thanks so much!
Aww thanks girl! :) You should definitely sign up for my email series- all of my tips and advice are there!
Best of luck! <3
Signed up! Thanks!
Very beautiful family you have. Congratulations to your new arrival coming. Blessings to you all!
Katie! I found you on Instagram and have been following along since! Your family is adorable + I love your style + writing. We are expecting our first baby in May ???????? I just wanted to say thank you because I utilized your social media course + get your emails with blogging tips!! Thanks for sharing all the goodness!
Aww thank you so much Amy!! You’re so sweet! :) Congrats on your baby to come- your world is about to change so much, in the best way possible!
Could you and your family be any cuter?! ;)
Awww you are too sweet!! :)
I am also a 28 year old California native! I also have two children my son is turning 3 in August and my daughter just turned one in April!
I am also very big into fitness and eating right. It has saved me from a lot of my own inner demons that surfaced with post partum depression.
Your family is absolutely adorable!
I am new into this blogging game and just getting on my feet but your blog is an inspiration to me! I was hoping if you would be interested in being a mentor to me. I would really appreciate that. though I understand if that is not something that would be feasible.
I hope to hear from you soon!
Hey girl!!! Oh my gosh you are so sweet! Thank you so much for reading my blog :) I so wish I had time to do one-on-one consulting, but I unfortunately don’t. I do have a FREE email list though with all of my best tips and advice, that you definitely should subscribe to: https://www.katiedidwhat.com/free-social-media-course-and-blogging-email-series/ Best of luck with everything, mama!!
Hi Katie, my name is Karen and I enjoy your blogs and how you talk about your family. I’ve been married 5
6yrs no children just furbabies. I am alittle nervous about starting a blog but my blog is going to be about my experiences my family grownup and also my experiences with all the encounters with furbabies. You have made me think about what I want to write about. Iam very passionate about (hopefully) will be a good blog. Thank you again
Hi Karen!! That’s amazing- I absolutely love blogging and definitely recommend it! :) So happy to hear that you’re going to start one- make sure to read my how to start a blog if you haven’t yet (https://www.katiedidwhat.com/how-to-start-a-lifestyle-blog/), and also sign up for my free emails with all my tips! :) https://www.katiedidwhat.com/free-social-media-course-and-blogging-email-series/ Thanks for reading and best of luck!
Hello! I was reading your about me and found something extremely fun! My husbands bday is 4/11 and our daughters bday is 1/14/14! How fun is that? So of course I felt an instant connection and you’ve got a new follower!
We are in (pretty much always) sunny Southern California! look forward to more posts!
I love your blog, so much info and interesting things to read. :) I’m thinking of starting my own blog, it’s a bit overwhelming to say the least, but also super exciting. I just want to learn as much as I can about it all and finding a blog like yours gives me inspiration to really go for it. <3
Hi Katie, nice to e-meet you! Just found your blog and love it :) Keep up the good work!
Looking forward to your new posts. Julia
Hey katie! Found your blog through you blogging tips post , it was lovely. Thanks for the advice :)
Aww so sweet! Thanks! I’m so glad you found me! :)
This is amazing I love that you are so into your faith. With God all things are possible and it’s inspiring to see people following their dreams. I’m also starting a blog, just for fun and really to feed into my creativity. Someone has a similar name to the blog I want to start and I don’t them to think I’m copying them but it’s really what explains what my blog will comprise of and just the essence of me. Thank so much for all the tips! Much love :)
Im thinking about starting my own blog and stumbled across one of your post on Pinterest and I am so thankful for it! And your blog as well :) Im so nervous to start but your post has been so helpful and I just want to thank you !
Hi Breon! That is so great to hear! :) Best of luck with all things blogging- be sure to check out our vlog series on my youtube and also join our email list for lots of blogging tips!
So, I was laying in bed nursing my baby girl today and came across your blog on Pinterest and I totally fell in love with you! <3 I love your blog! You are my newest inspiration. I started my own blog (consciousearthmama.com) quite some time ago and I'm having so much trouble getting it going. Mainly because I keep quitting. Lol. My own fault really. But every now and then I'll come across something/someone that really inspires me to keep going! Thank you for doing what you do. You're amazing! <3 <3 <3
Oh, you are just the sweetest! Thank you for your comment and I am SO glad you found my blog and that I can be an inspiration for you!!! :)
I am so happy I found your blog! How inspiring and beautiful. You and your family are gorgeous and I love your style. I just started my blog, I am trying to figure it all out before I go “live/publish”. So much to learn it is almost overwhelming haha. I love your theme and how everything is organized here. Such an easy navigation and great reads <3.
Praying good health and happiness for you and your family.
Your blog is amazing! I am launching mine at the end of the week, and you truly inspired me to continue working at it for these last couple months! Thank you!
Thank you! Happy to hear you’re starting a blog!
I found your blog a few days ago, and just want to thank you! It is just what I have been needing. Sometimes we feel so lonely as moms and wonder “are we doing this right?” You are so inspiring! I have been reading and reading all of your archived posts, and laughing and crying for all of the mommy moments and feelings I have had myself many times. You are a wonderful writer and your spirit just comes through in your blog and photos. Please never stop sharing yourself with us. Again, thank you so much for what you have shared, and for being an inspiration to another mom at just the right time. You have no idea. God Bless you and your family. xo
P.S. I am now tinkering with the idea of starting my own blog…
Oh my gosh, Julie, your comment makes me so so happy!! Thank you for all that you said- and I am so honored and touched that I could be any sort of inspiration. :) God bless YOU, sweet girl! I’m so glad you found my blog!
Hi katie.. It’s nice reading about you. I must say I am really inspired by ur life and blog. I myself just started my blog. And I am having a hard time classifying exactly what niche I fall under. I know Its probably lifestyle…. But may I ask this question. Can a lifestyle blogger add sub niches of beauty tips, DIY and fiction writing. My main niche is sharing about my life experiences, opinions and advices in a funny, relaxed and chit chat manner….that’s generally story telling both of myself and others in other to pass a message. So is it okay to add beauty, DIY and fiction from time to time without standing the risk of being everywhere and having no specific niche? I already read about the consequences of not having a distinct niche in terms of dedicated readership, SEO and income. Thanks
Thank you for the kind words! What you described is exactly what I do and I would say it works perfectly fine! Most of my posts are about my life and family with a few mixed in about fashion, beauty and other stuff. I don’t think a very specific niche is necessary to be successful. If YOU are the niche, and everything you write has a little bit of you in it, then it doesn’t really matter whether you stray from your norm every now and then. I hope that helps!
oh katie , you your baby,u husband and everything around you and about you is adorable . just seeing your post for the first time captured my attention your blog site is super unique,as well as the template used. i want to start my lifestyle blog, and since i have fallen in love with your blog i intend to make mine as perfect a yours……..can you help me out with what templates you used for this blog? thank you sweedy…
I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m enjoying your posts :)
I’ m currently redirecting the focus on my blog to be more lifestyle based so it’s very timely that I can across your blog.
Thanks for the inspiration :)
Oh, that’s awesome!! I’m so glad you found my blog and are lvoing it! Best of luck on your own blogging journey!
Lise - Mom Loves Baking
I love that you shared your testimony. So awesome. God bless you!
Great post Katie. Love your heart for the Lord. Looking forward to more.
Aw thanks so much!