About Me/Diclosure


I always get nervous writing "about me" type stuff, I never quite know exactly what to say! The idea behind my blog is to give me a bit of a landing spot. Our family moves a lot, mostly to major cities, and this blog gives me a place to share our journey. I named it "The Diary of an Urban Housewife" because we move quite a bit, and we love major cities. Right now I am not working, so the title is perfect!

Just one of our many, many moves.

I say we have "nomadic personalities". We are very fortunate that my husband's job is project based so when one project ends we usually have an opportunity to move to another area. We currently reside in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Previously we've lived in Lompoc, CA, Denver, CO, Cocoa Beach, FL, Orlando, FL, Topeka, KS, Jacksonville, FL (this is also where we grew up), Austin, TX, and Santa Monica, CA, and Vancouver, BC, Canada. We love getting the opportunity to show our daughter so many areas and have so many unique opportunities. This also has given me tons of experience moving from military moves to doing it ourselves to hiring companies ourselves...if you have questions just ask!

Hiking Lynn Canyon in BC.

As you can see by the picture above and something I mentioned before I am in love with fitness! Seriously, exercise and me go together like peanut butter and banana! I love the way it makes me feel. My favorite at home workout programs are Insanity and P90X. 

I also love to hike, run, walk, snowboard, and I am taking up slacklining. I also want to learn to rock climb, but it seems expensive. May just have to take the plunge. I am also on a journey to overhaul the way I eat. I eat pretty decently, I started making sure I made healthy choices back in 2005, but I am a total sugar and choco-a-holic so I am now on a journey to make these things a true treat instead of having them daily.
Picking a game at the "board game restaurant".

Finally, we are constantly going out and finding fun new things to occupy our time! We love comedy-stand up or improv. When we were in Vancouver we loved attending the Dungeons and Dragons Improv show called the Critical Hit Show! It's fantastic! We also love to go out dancing and to concerts. In the summer we love the opportunity to get to the beach and get some sun. We love checking out Shakespeare Festivals and Renaissance Festivals. Basically anything new, cool, and unique! If you know of anything fun in my area feel free to refer us to it!

Just some other fun facts about me: I love reading, organizing, and making new recipes. I love crafting-any kind-seriously. I always have some fun and interesting project going on...check out my DIY/Tutorials Tab!

I am totally new to the blogging world and hope to have a cute fun little blog that tells all about my life and I hope to share some fun projects, cool workouts, family friendly recipes, and interesting travels with the world!

I can be reached on email at katen21 at gmail dot com. Also, you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Google Plus, and Instagram!

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  1. Stopping by from SITSgirls. Love your page. I really like that I can get a good glimpse of who you are just by reading a few sentences. I also love the pictures of you. It shows your personality without me having even read your actual blog.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I am so glad you liked it, that is exactly what I was going for. I figure if someone likes my about page and can relate to me, then they will definitely be able to relate to my blog! ;)

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  3. I am loving looking through your blog! I long for the day I can say that I LOVE working out. That is such a struggle for me! I will definitely be a follower :)

  4. Hi Kate, I am Carolyn from Pastimes-Passions-Paraphernalia.org. I too am new to blogging but have entered the blog challenge for a bit of experience. I must say I was a bit intimidated when I saw there were so many professional authors! Will be interested to read your piece starting with the letter A.