Yes, I want cake.

Okay, so I don’t actually eat cake that often. But when it’s offered, I take it. I love cake. I like to bake it, I like to look at it, I like to smell it and I love to eat it.

I was born and still live in Colorado. I am naturally thin, but I have had my issues with food. I am tall and lanky, so when I gain a few pounds, I am awkward looking. If I lose weight, I look bony which causes family and friends to worry about me. I have been on too many stupid diets, always with varying degrees of success, but for me, they never lead to happiness. I amΒ slowly learning that my identity is more than my appearance and there are more important things in life than food – but not many (smile).

I grew up in a family who loves all food. Sometimes dinners would be as simple as steamed green beans and red potatoes and other times there were complicated meals always prepared with love. My mom loved to try new recipes – and I loved to help. Meals were always built around a vegetable, and not a meat (something that my husband just can’t seem to grasp). However, something that my family always celebrated was a healthy portion of dessert. And when it was available, cake was always a logical choice for breakfast.

Exercise is also something that is near and dear to my heart. I love it – truly – love it. I have been on various exercise kicks. I am blessed to be naturally athletic, and I grew up playing every sport I could squeeze in (soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, cross-country, summer softball, etc.) After high school there were a lot of intramural sports in college, a club diving team and always a lot of running. Lately, I have run a marathon, experimented with a myriad of strength training programs, and dabbled in yoga and Pilates. Although I do it every day, I don’t have a strict workout regime. I love to be active – whether that means long walks with my puppy, early morning runs, or just mowing the lawn and doing a few sit-ups.

I got married in 2007 to a boy (let’s call him Meeker) who makes me laugh- and who really eats like a man: steak, lasagna, bacon, etc. He (thankfully) shares my passion for good food and although he makes fun of me, doesn’t mind hearing me rave over “the best apple in the world…” or how “delicious this salad is!” While I try to strike a balance by involving meat in most of our meals, my favorites are salads, roasted veggies, fruit, trail mix…and cake.

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  1. I absolutely love this about you! Finally got around to reading it…. actually FINDING IT. Love you sooo much, your Mama

  2. Sister!!

    Such a cool website! I totally enjoyed reading it! Great pictures, great food, great reading, great…you!

    I will tune in again soon!


  3. Katie, what fun to catch up on a little bit of your life! A very tasteful (believe it or not, pun was NOT intended) and enjoyable blog. Much love to you and all your adventures!

  4. Hey Katie – thanks for visiting my blog and it was fun to check in on yours! Kind of weird for me to read about “the in-laws” knowing them as well as I do – how come we were never invited to Taco Night?! Keep blogging – it’s a blast!
    ~ Michele

  5. Hi, I just found your blog, can’t wait to read more! It sounds like our husbands are exactly the same with food. Mine makes fun of my love of everything delicious all the time. The balancing the meat thing is tough, but its all good, he can always eat meat out I tell him!

  6. I just found your blog, I think I saw you on someone’s comments.. but you are so cute! And I love reading about young women like yourself. Daily inspiration, if you will.

    Your eats look scrumptious too- I’m an oats girl but I also LOVE eggs, and have yet to dive in to savory oats. your savory oats with eggs= yummm.

  7. just found your blog on cait’s plate and i was drawn to your title!!! i also loveeee cake and cupcakes. so pretty and yummy – especially the sugary icing πŸ˜‰ your eats look divine! i lvoe that u eat a little chocolate almost every day. you also have a gorgeous smile πŸ™‚

  8. Hello!

    I just stumbled across your blog and I can’t wait to read more! I have a huge sweet tooth so I’m excited to read more about your eats πŸ˜€

  9. Loving your blog and love the name of it!!! All your eats look delish!!! My fiance eats like your husband it sounds and I eat really healthy, but just like your husband doesnt mind, my fiance doesnt either, but I admit sometimes the weird things I eat, he looks at me like I have 3 heads, lol!! I look forward to reading your blog!!

  10. Wow i just found your blog and it looks great – can’t wait to read all the back posts! Some delish looking food you have there πŸ™‚

  11. Love your outlook on things, and the fact that you are a 3rd grade teacher in my home state! πŸ™‚ You have a reader in me!

  12. Yah someone who loves cake as much as I do! I really think that I could live off of desserts alone. No meat or other food required! I look forward to keeping up with your blog. I just posted my first one today!

  13. Just found your blog and fun to see another CO bloggie, but also another CO native:) We are a rarity. Have a great weekend!!!

  14. Okay I just had to see who this girl who wants cake is! You are ADORABLE and take really nice pictures. Love how you blur the edges…can’t remember the technical term for that. πŸ˜‰ Is it called “burning”. :-/

    Anyway I don’t eat much cake. Don’t get mad but I haven’t ate cake in in over 2 years when I gave up refined sugar. Long story but I was an addict and it was ruining my self worth. Dramatic but true. Just this year I added homemade desserts back into my life as long as they are made without white sugar. Unlike a lot of people some clear cut rules actually help keep binging at bay. Okay I’m rambling on about myself on your about page. How rude!

    Nice to meet ya!

  15. I can’t resist sweets too.. and cakes specially baked cheese cake.. yummy.. πŸ˜‰

    I just came across your blog.. and I enjoyed reading it..


  16. Hey! I see that you live in Colorado. Me and the BF are trying to make a move but having hard time with the job issue. What town in Colorado do you live?

  17. Hi! I found your blog from Kelly (Healthy Living) and noticed you were a teacher. Then I checked out your blog and I immediately recognized the theme so I felt right at home πŸ™‚ I used this theme for my first blog.

    Do you by chance live anywhere near Meeker, Co? I was there a few years ago during the summer. My husband and I love Colorado and make a trip as often as we can. We have some friends in Meeker who just lost their son in a tragic car accident so we will be stopping through there this summer. One day, after I make my first million teaching kindergarten ;-), we are picking up and blowing the alabama dust off our feet and heading to the mountains.

    Anyway, I love your blog and from one teacher to another, let’s have cake!

  18. I’m thinking about transfering to the Univ of Co my junior year! Who knows!

    That is so great you and your husband share food love. Does he ever read the blog or is it just your own personal thing?

  19. Hey Katie!
    I just discovered your blog through the blogroll at A Foodie Stays Fit, and I just wanted to give a shoutout to a fellow CO native (I grew up in the Springs)! While I’m not living there at the moment, I’m moving back to our beloved homestate in August, and I can’t wait. I’m all about the CO love.

    Your blog is great, btw! The title is all kinds of awesome. Who doesn’t want cake? Goodness! I’ll definitely be reading more of your posts in the future. πŸ™‚

  20. hey! just found your blog via Holly at the Healthy Everythingtarian.
    So incredibly sweet of you to send her the care package. I’m inspired πŸ™‚
    I’m also a bit envious you’re in Colorado 😦
    We used to live near Divide, west of CoSprings and we miss it so bad! We dream of returning someday soon πŸ™‚
    Have a great day!!

  21. When we got married, my wife was determined to make my plate for me. My portion sizes increased along with my waistline. When I finally made the decision to break that habit and start getting my weight under control, it was hard. But it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

  22. I stumbled your blog and just had to comment! I’m a native of Colorado and my hubby and I hope to get back there someday {soon please}. I’m a fellow foodie trying to stay fit too, I’m glad I’ve found your blog for some inspiration and recipes:)

  23. Great blog! I too, love (and can’t resist) cake. I love finding and trying out new recipes, so I will definitely keep coming back to your blog for some inspiration! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  24. Nice~! Great meeting you! I think it’s awesome that you’re a 3rd grade teacher! I’m not a teacher, but I’m constantly in the 3rd-4th grade classroom working with a student, and I think they’re some of the coolest grades out there. Then there’s cute kindergarteners and preschoolers πŸ˜€

  25. Just wanted to mention that I was born in 1984, married in 2007, have run a marathon – twice, and have had up and down “adventures” with food and dieting.
    I also really love to exercise. And I enjoy teaching preschoolers Sunday School every week. A few fun things we have in common. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for sharing your story.
    Have a great weekend. 8P

  26. I just found your blog and I love it! I love all the fun stories you share about your students. I’m currently looking for a teaching job and can’t wait until I can share fun stories, too.

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  28. Good Morning!

    Just found your blog and super excited to find a fellow blogger who shares the same passion…yummy food…fitness…oh, not to mention that we both live in the Colorful Colorado! I blog at lizashlee.com and would luv for you to check it out! If you live near the Fort Collins area we should definitely meet up!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  29. I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and love reading it! I recently started my own blog at libbybouma.wordpress.com and enjoy looking for other food blogs. It’s fun to read past blogs about your teaching as I am just about to embark on my Master’s in Teaching degree.
    Thanks for sharing about your life!

  30. hi, Katie, your mom suggested I look at your little sugar plum girl today, and is she ever darling. I admire you so much for this Blog,,, i think they’ll make a movie of you someday soon. I think of all the times at church i saw you and said “hi”…. have a wonderful Christmas. Jan McKinney

  31. Just found your blog and I pretty much adore you. After spending a solid hour and a half going through old recipes, gazing at baby A and her adorable cheeks, writing down a few CF workouts, I just had to let you know that your blog is wonderful! I am adding you to my Google reader, thanks for sharing your slices of life, I can’t wait to read more!

  32. Hello Katie! I found your blog through the lovely Janetha’s “Meals and Moves.” So excited to have found it! Finally someone who loves meat-free (mostly) meals and a husband who is a major man-eating carnivore! I struggle with planning dinners because our food styles are so different. Your blog is awesome and has given me such great ideas. And, being a fellow short-haired girl, I love your haircut! Just wanted to say “Nice to meet you!”

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