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A Northern-born gal with a southern heart, I currently reside in one of the many harbor-towns in southern Wisconsin. I have a habit of waxing poetical; constantly run late, and am a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady (and proud of it!).

 

For years I've had an on-and-off relationship with fitness and clean eating but that all changed in 2016. I started the year with a goal of loosing 40lbs. I counted calories and worked out several days a week and ended the year down 25lbs. Only 16 to go! Some of my favorite workouts are running, kickboxing, and occasionally weight lifting. In the beginning of 2017 I went paleo and completed the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach California, which is one of my proudest accomplishments!

Want to know more? Here are some of my frequently asked questions.

Q. How do you pronounce your last name?

A. It's pronounced like the word "berry."
Q. Where does the name of your blog come from?
A. "That Katie Girl" comes from one of my favorite books of all time, Anne of Green Gables. In it, people often refer to Anne as "that Anne girl." Since I've always been able to relate to Anne and her love of modern fashion; but an old fashioned, "romantic" way of life, I decided to pay homage to her with my blog title.
Q. What kind of camera/lens do you shoot with?
A. All of my photos are taken with either my iPhone 6 or my Canon 60D. I have three lenses for my Canon but I most frequently use my Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 "pancake" - on the rare occurrence that I don't, I'll use either my 50mm or the standard kit lens that comes with most Canon cameras (it works well as a decent wide angle lens for a fraction of the price).
Q. Did you/are you going to college?
A. I have not, nor do I have any plans to attend college at this time. I'm not against it, and it's a great choice for a lot of people, but my heart lies in retail, so I chose to put my time and energy into working up the corporate ladder that way. Maybe I'll change my mind and go back to school someday, but I just don't see that happening at this point in my life.