One Year Later

This time last year, I had high hopes for this little blog of ours. Hopes rooted in great intentions – to write more, to keep up with Kate (and family) better, to have a creative outlet and see where it would take us. One year ago today we were “launching” KateAndAllie.com to see what might become of a little family/travel/lifestyle/fun times blog. Continue reading

Catching Up Through Pictures

So, it’s obviously been a LONG time since I updated. Once so much time has gone by, it’s hard to know where to start in order to catch up. So… I scrolled through my photos and figured I’d grab the ones showing what we’ve been up to… all the way back to Halloween!  Continue reading

Why I joined Beautycounter…

…Something I never saw coming!

In April 2014, I married my husband. We were in for a tough ride, as my mother passed away from cancer at the age of 64 just three months later. She was a true caretaker – a stay-at-home mother for most of our young lives, a hospice nurse and a wellness coordinator. Prior to the wedding I had multiple bouts of severe dermatitis on my face, neck and chest.  Like we all do, I always called Mom when things went wrong. She told me time and time again… “it’s all that crap you use, just try soap & water!” But I thought I knew better and off to Sephora I went for a miracle cream… to no avail. Continue reading