About Me

All there really is to know about me is that I am a testament of God's grace. 

I have been given far more than I deserve.

To sum up my life:

I'm Katie Raines. I'm 25 and live in Topeka, Kansas. I like rap music and Jesus. Makeup and thrifting. Taco Bell and getting my hair done. I like decorating my home on a budget. And shoes. LOTS of shoes.

I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2011. I've had 5 jobs since, all in different industries. You could say I like change.

I'm married to Trent, who eats more candy than anyone I've ever met. He also loves me better than anyone I've ever met.

He occasionally hacks this blog and writes a post or two, which are guaranteed to be more clever and humorous than any of my own posts. I like to say "The people love you, Trent." Because you do. He's ridiculously likable. 

We have a dog named Gracie Belle who has a knack for destruction and running around aimlessly. Her favorite hobby is shredding paper towels into tiny pieces. My least favorite hobby is cleaning it up.

I started this blog to be transparent with my life. Even the not so pretty parts. Sometimes I honestly don't know why I'm writing, but maybe, you find something said here helpful. 

CONTACT ME -it's so encouraging to hear from you!!

DIY Couples Halloween Costumes
Elf on the Shelf
How Makeup Relates to God
Favorite Hair Products for Curly Girlies
Our Engagement Story
DIY distressed high waisted shorts!
Best pumpkin dip ever
DIY Distressed Dining Room Hutch
Newlywed Marriage Advice
How we paid off $38K of student loans in 3 years
The time my mom tried to sell our family on ebay
12 Facts about Trent's Anesthesia Video

Photography: Salt and Light Photography 
Web Design: I'm Kristin White