About Me

Hi! I'm Katie. I grew up in a Christ-centered home with tender, loving, grace-filled parents. God has so incredibly blessed me with a loving husband, children, and grandchildren. 
Danny and I have three children who are all married and 11 grandchildren, our 'Beans.'  We pray we are able to use the gifts God gave us to give Him glory and be a blessing to others. 

I'm not a professional author or photographer, but I am a picture-taker, story-teller. That's why I started blogging. I love life's simple pleasures, like ducks and chickens, gardening and gathering, canning and collecting. You can read about these activities here on my blog. 




Danny and I enjoy the creative challenge of turning trash into treasure and designing and making furniture in a primitive or distressed style. We are DIYers who enjoy sharing our ideas and being inspired by the ideas of others.




Maple Grove is our homestead in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We are retired but busy with ministry, family, and the activities on our homestead, all of which fills our days with gladness and our hearts with gratitude. Our joy and peace in this world come from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 

Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll come back often! 





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