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Hi! I’m Katie!!!

I live and work in the sunny, beachy, and beautiful Tampa Bay area. By day, I have a blast teaching Pure Barre classes (and taking them too). By night, you can find me working here on my little piece of the Internet, and snuggling our son, who joined our family at the end of 2018 (you can read all about our adoption process HERE)!

If you’re new to Helpful Homemade, you can expect to see posts about DIY projects, personal style, beauty products I love, a generous smattering of recipes and food, and other goodies. My husband and I are in the process of decorating, remodeling and DIYing our house to our heart’s content to make it into our perfect little space.

Lucia and Sherman

Our furbabies Lucia (she’s an Australian shepherd) and Sherman (our rescue pup…we really don’t know what breed this little monster is) also like to pop in to say hi from time to time. My site is my happy place, and I hope you find it to be one for you as well!

I am also available for freelance writing and social media consulting projects. Please refer to my LinkedIn profile for qualifications!



If you would like to collaborate, are interested in advertising, or simply want to say “hi,” please email me at helpfulhomemade@gmail.com  – I love hearing from you!

I write honest and fully disclosed review posts about worthy products. However, I do reserve the right to not review an item sent to me if I feel it isn’t a fit for my personal style/my audience. If you would like to send me something for review, sponsor one of my outfits (or part of one), or just want to get in touch, please email me your inquiry and we can discuss opportunities!


Interested in Sponsoring?

Click here for sponsorship information and booking! Or send me an email at helpfulhomemade@gmail.com to discuss opportunities!

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