Hi there and welcome to LiveOriginally! I’m Katie – tea-loving, fabric-hoarding midwest native and Kansas City resident. Nice to meet ya’!

A few years ago, I started a blog as an experiment and learning exercise with my then-boyfriend, now-husband. We agreed that he’d work on the back end “stuff” (he worked in internet marketing at the time) if I provided the content. I was BIG into weddings at the time (ok, let’s be honest – I was obsessed) so I agreed in a heartbeat! It was such an awesome experience – the people I met, the things I learned – truly wonderful!

After moving to San Diego and getting out of the wedding scene, I took a nice long break from blogging. I was recently married, had a marketing job in the health food industry that I enjoyed (and for which I will forever be thankful), and loved living it up in the sunny, absolutely perfect weather that is San Diego!

When it was time for a job change, I found my way to a fabric manufacturer. When I saw the job posting, I thought it was way too good to be true, but I thought hey, why not give it a shot? A couple calls and one grueling interview process later (juuust kidding), I had landed my DREAM JOB! I’ve been with the company nearly two years – though now I work a few states away in what I like to call the “satellite office” – and I adore every second of it (except those few weeks before Quilt Market when I magically turn into a CRAZY PERSON)! I get to work with THE best people, both inside and outside of the company, and I am so thankful to get to do what I love both on and off the clock!

I am constantly inspired by the things that I see through my work and my interactions with people in the AWESOMENESS that is the quilting industry. I want to be even more plugged in, so here I am! Back at blogging, sharing projects and finds, and hopefully, connecting with YOU – fellow creative souls.

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Cheryl Constien February 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Hello Darling Katie, loving the blog! You may have to guide your auntie through it though, never looked/read/wandered through a blog – but I’m enjoying yours!!
Love from Aunt Cheryl


Dorothy D'Imperio March 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I want to make a bierthday calandar but cannot find folders with pockets as shown in you February 2011, page 74.. Please advise on where to purchase them.


Emily Meier March 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Hi Katie!
I stumbled upon this via facebook and I just have to say- love it! You most definitely are one of the most creative people I know, and have been that way ever since I can remember as well :) I look forward to reading about your fun projects/adventures on here. I hope all is well in sunny San Diego!
Love from Wisconsin –Emily *1 John 3:1*


RockpileWest March 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Yay! Welcome to SD (Locals call it Daygo), Live it up, can’t wait for summer!
Amy (rockpilewest)


Mike Hutchison April 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

Katie, Keep up the good work! Let me know when you guys are in KC sometime and we’ll grab lunch!


Erin Rohde August 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

Hey Katie! Just saw a link to LiveOrginally on my FB Newsfeed and it caught my eye. The website and content is beautiful, fun and lovely! You’ve always had a great eye for design/decor. Hope things are well!



Katie August 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Hi Erin! So good to hear from you! Thanks so much for your kind words – that means so much! :) Things are great! How have you been?!


Jenny March 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Your blog is very lovely. I’ve just stumbled on it. I love your DIYs!


Kris Adair (@AudreysMamma) March 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I live in Lawrence, KS, used to live in San Diego, but am originally from Tulsa. Love your blog!


Betsy Hinderliter May 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I would like to follow your ’cause it’s wonderful. How would I do this as I see no link? Thanks:)


Katie June 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Betsy! Here is the link for my feed: http://www.liveoriginally.com/feed/


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