Author Archive | Katie

Motherhood Left Me Unrecognizable

Motherhood Left Me Unrecognizable

Becoming a mom wasn’t easy for me. If you’ve been reading our lovely blog for very long, you may recall some of my stories about our struggles with infertility. As ACMB pays tribute to the multi-faceted beauty of motherhood, I’ve been reflecting on the changes in my own heart, body, and soul over the last several […]

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Easy and Inexpensive DIY Tutus

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Tutus

Am I the last one to realize how easy it is to make a tutu? Tutus are adorable, but I don’t always like the gigantic ones you see in stores…or the price tag that goes with them. I knew I wanted a tutu for my little ladybug’s Halloween costume, but I couldn’t find exactly what […]

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12 Thought Provoking Novels to Read with your Tween

Thought-Provoking Novels to Read With Your Tween

In the past few years we’ve seen many incredible novels transformed into (sometimes) incredible movies.  The book lover in me is excited to see some of my favorite novels come to life on the big screen…unless of course the filmmakers ruin it.  Take for example the first Twilight movie: Could it have been even a little bit cheesier, […]

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DIY Foldable Scrapbook

DIY Foldable Scrapbook

I love scrapbooking.  Preserving memories on beautifully laid out pages with perfectly coordinated papers and accents is nirvana for my creative yet slightly OCD mind.  I list scrapbooking as an interest or hobby when filling out any “about me” questionnaire.  I spent an entire summer morphing our spare bedroom into a “craft” room, finally putting […]

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Raising my daughter

Raising My Daughter

Have you seen this video? Watch it. Seriously.  It will be the best two minutes of your day. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiOJuIPl8vE?rel=0&w=560&h=315]   Done? Need a tissue? Or a whole box? The two minutes it took to watch this video opened my eyes to the new world I found myself in without realizing I was there. I’m […]

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Strawberry Poke Cake

Simple Summer Recipe: Strawberry Poke Cake

One of my aunts often makes this cake for summer family gatherings, and it was always one of those times you made sure you had dessert first before it was gone!  It’s perfect for summer because it’s served cold and the frosting is so light.  This cake is really easy to make, but it does call […]

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