About Katherine

About Katherine, author of Katherines Corner

Katherine Corrigan Nov 2012 Katherines Corner

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Hello and Welcome! I’m so happy you are here at Katherines Corner and that you are interested in learning a bit more about me. I’m Katherine (some call me Katie) and I am honored by your visit to my blog. I was born in England on Nov 1st 1960 (I’m a Scorpio) I came to live in the USA in 1975. I currently live in a Utah where I can see the beautiful mountains from our kitchen window and the lake from our bedroom window.

I hold a rare dual citizenship with the UK and the USA and I am a proud citizen of both.
I am an open minded and spiritual person who strives to always maintain a positive attitude and greet each new day with grace, dignity and gratitude. I am happily married to my best friend Robert (Sparky). I am a Mother to one and Grandmother to five beautiful children. I am a friend to all and I am also Mama to our sweet dog Izzy ,his photo is below.
After over 35 years managing businesses and working for others I no longer work outside the home. This gives me the opportunity to pursue the things I love. Sharing with you and creating art and designs for my online shops and blog design site.

I treasure every bloggy friendship♥ One of the nicest compliments I have ever received was during an annual work evaluation. I was told that I treat each person like they are the most important person in the world. I was honored by these words and they are forever embedded on my heart. I strive to continue to live my life this way.

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  • izzy framedThis is a photo of our sweet fur baby Izzy. Oh look he is on my sidebar too♥ →
  • I am a child of God. I believe love makes a family. I believe there are angels on earth (my Mother is one.) I am proud to be a contributing writer in the Ruby For Women Christian women’s magazine with over 150,000 online readers. You can read a copy of the latest edition HERE.
  • I love making memories with my husband, my family, and friends.
  • I enjoy creating recipes, photography, music, art, reading, writing, movies. making memories, blogging and working from home.
  • I always enjoy having friends and family over for a good meal. Food tastes better when it is shared. yes, I am a foodie, giggle.I am an unpretentious cook. I cook and create recipes for food that has easy to follow instructions and just tastes GOOD!
  • I’m uncomfortable in heat exceeding 75 degrees and I love the rain. I sing in the car, very loudly!
  • It is my goal one day to live in a cottage by the water

 

  • I enjoy bike rides and spontaneous adventures. I love a good road trip!
  • I’m a bit superstitious. I’m afraid of heights and rodents.I believe in Karma. I  pray daily and I meditate daily. I invite you to visit my meditation blog HERE
  • One of my favorite places to visit is the Oregon coast. I love the beach. But, I don’t like to swim in the Ocean. I enjoy silly humor. But, I don’t like The Three Stooges.
  • If I had a Super Power I would want it to be the ability to heal.
  • My main guilty pleasure foods are: French fries, potato chips and bacon. But not all at once and not very often.
  • I sometimes forget where I park my car and I wander around the parking lot for a few minutes until I find it.

  •  In my pantry you will always find tea and cheerios. In my fridge you will always find fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • I love dogs and I’m allergic to cats.
  • I’m a mush ball and I love romantic gestures.
  • I used to collect angels; I had been collecting them since I was a little girl.I now have more than anyone person should have.I choose a few to display and the rest are packed away.
  • I also have a very nice collection of white pitchers.
  • I believe every person has a right to be married.
  • I have a long list of movies I’ve enjoyed over the years and that list is always growing. But, “The Big Chill” and “The Enchanted Cottage” are always at the top of my list. I love classic films.Unfortunately I can no longer watch  movies at the theaters( because of my MAV). But I wait patiently for their release on dvd.:-)
  • I don’t like the nickname Kathy, although people have been calling me that for years. I prefer my given name Katherine, or the nickname Katie.
  • I also write a blog at BeWellGiftsBlog.com
  • I listen to music every day. My favorite music is Jazz or Classic rock followed closely by everything else. I hope one day to learn to play the guitar. I own approximately 900 cd’s and I have more than 100 record albums. Yes, record albums.
  • I have been fortunate to have traveled to many places in our big beautiful world and I have lived in some exotic and unusual places too. I have lived in England, France,Turkey, Puerto Rico, California,Oregon, Washington, and Utah. I hope to visit Vermont in the Autumn someday .
  • I cherish my bloggy friendships. I believe most people are good. I will talk to anyone, anywhere, at anytime, as long as it is welcomed. If I love someone I say “I love you” without hesitation.
  • I think a good laugh and a hug every day helps you to live a long happy life.
  •  I have experienced great pain and sorrow. I have experienced the greatest love and the fullest joys. I have Polycythemia Vera, I have suffered a TBI, and I have MAV.

How I earn a living: For over 30 years I worked in internal medicine, gastroenterology, advertising, home development and managed a real estate brokerage too. Now I earn a living by sharing my creativity. I have a blog art/design website Blog Art By Katherine (let me help you create the blog you envision) and four online shops Keepsakes By Katherine , Be Well Gifts , Gifts By Katherine and Craft Supply Things .

 

if you have seen this image before,it was taken by me ( I have seen it used many times throughout the internet, but it is my image) .I now know I must watermark all my photos. A tough blog lesson to learn.

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If you would like to know anything specific about me please contact me. I invite you to read my old Tid Bit Tuesday posts or my blogger interview. If you still want to learn more, bless your heart♥ You can find more to read below. Thank you for your bloggy friendship.  I hope you enjoy your time spent at Katherines Corner.

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  1. Hi thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me the comment about Peeps. I have to say I laughed over your husband eating them after they get really hard. ewwww. lol
    So basically he eats stale Peeps. To funny!

  2. I have visited your corner often but never read your “about”. I’m so glad I decided to. I love how open you are with you feelings and how passionate you are about the things you love. You warm my heart just reading about you! Thanks for being such a bright light in this world!

    • Melanie I always appreciate your visits and your comments too. I am honored to have a place on your blog roll (sidebar) and touched by your kind words. Hugs♥

  3. Hello Katherine, wow I love your website so many great things and info here I have to stop more often and look around.

    in good health,
    Agnes

  4. LOVE your blog – love that mug too!

    new follower here from blog hop

  5. Dear Katherine,
    I love your blog and love of the idea of Thursdays Favorite Things hop. I am a new follower. I will return often to visit. God bless you and have a wonderful Thursday!

  6. Just stopping by to say Hi. I am following you as Kathy Bradshaw. I own the growing blog Southern Made In The Shade which less than a year old. I have fun with giveaways, recipes, DIY projects, reviews, and hearing from my readers.
    Come visit some time!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog today, I am really enjoying getting to “know” you a little better, your blog is fantastic. xxx

  8. You have a lovely blog! I am super excited to be the 200th blog on your list, and thank you for creating that. Happy Thursday!

  9. What a great blog this is–I felt all warm and fuzzy like I was the one making cookies at grandma’s house! I am happy to be a follower from the blog hop and I hope that my sarcasm and cynicism don’t scare you away from following ME at

  10. andrea cammarata says:

    hi there my friend! this is a dish that gets served in my house a lot!!! i think it could be one of hubbies favorites! the only difference is that we are addicted to garlic in this house so the amount of cloves is more like …are you ready? 10 : ) LOL!!!! lots of mouthwash on hand : ) sending you tons of hugs and love!!!

  11. Cecilia Marie Pulliam says:

    I love your picture of the tulips. Yes, we have had some beautiful weather this week, up in the high 60s and sunny. Then, rain today, but at least the temps are still in the 50s and no snow! Our trees are leafing out and the song birds have returned. Springis truly in the air.

  12. Finding people with positive attitudes is a gift. You certainly fall into that category!

  13. Hi, Katherine~
    Just found you and am so honored to have found you. Love your site and all the beauty you have surrounded yourself and your visitors in. You seem to be so hapily involved in life and living. Thank you for being there and I will visit you often for comfort and joy! Thank you!!

    Carlin

  14. andrea cammarata says:

    oh SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yummy in my tummy!!!! thanks for sharing — now i MUST make some today!!!!!! : ) when we were in NY — there was a cool little shop called creamy rice — they served NOTHING but rice pudding in 20 different varieties that changes daily! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs…

  15. Thank you for joining me! You have a wonderful blog! I’m a new follower!
    McGuffy’s Reader

  16. Hello Katie, hope your sweet Izzy is feeling better. Love the comments you made above and I feel like your a friend because I hold those same values and beliefs. My little dog Hugs sends wagging tail get well wishes to Izzy.
    Love and prayers

  17. This was such a good idea to include the link to your blog info. I loved reading more about you. What an interesting life you’ve led…and how talented you are! Thanks for this wonderful party!

  18. andrea cammarata says:

    Oh my friend! I am so sorry that bullying was a part of your life. I am sending hugs and prayers to your grand daughter and sure hope that things go better for her soon! What a horror that is! I have not experienced it first hand but my husband Joe had a horrible time for the first 22 years of his life — he suffered from tourette syndrome without a diagnosis and you can just begin to imagine the horrors he experienced and by the by the way — much of it from GROWN-UPS!!!! Thank God we had it diagnosed and he is on meds and you would not know that he has it but he lived a hell and I am so sorry that you went through…oh and by the way…he also got bullied and made fun of in Church! (can you believe that!) Sending hugs to you my friend and if any one bothers you…you call me : ) Love you!!!

  19. Maggie Watt says:

    You really inspire me, thank you so much! I am now following you on Pinterest!

  20. Katherine, you are one awesome lady! We share some of the same interests! I’m a big Do Unto Others person. Have a great Thursday!
    JoAnn

  21. I loved learning a little bit about you and your life.

  22. The ability to heal would be a GREAT super power!!

    I loved reading your bio. Your kindness and sincerity shows through in every single thing you write. On a side note, I have added your button and your blog-hop button both to my blog. I hope tons of even more people find you soon!

  23. Elise Armitage says:

    Hi Katherine
    I’m participating in the blog hop this thursday, and I wanted to let you know that I checked out your blog and its great! I think its very sweet. I have my own blog called WTFab!, and its all about fashion, fun, and being fabulous. I would love if you would check it out, and we could potentially follow each other. Let me know what you think.
    -Elise

  24. Hi, Katherine I’m participating in your bloghop first time. You have a lovely blog and somehow in the shuffle I had forgotten about it. Glad to have rediscovered it!! I already follow Susan’s lovely blog. Have a great week!

  25. Katherine, love your blog and your name. The protagonist in my novel to be published is called Katherine with a C. What I like about your website is that it reminds me of my home economic days. I got a Bachelor’s degree in that, eons ago, and at that time, we studied food, nutrition, child care, psychology, family finance, etc. It seems you have a smattering of it all here. I’m looking forward to getting your posts. And thanks for visiting my blog. I wouldn’t have known about you otherwise. And thanks for the congratulations. Hugs back.

  26. Dear Katherine, I am glad that you are feeling better from your fall. I hope that you are good as new in no time!
    This sprite is adorable.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  27. With the number of links you have, it’s a wonder you get around to so many. I, for one, greatly appreciate your effort.

    • Linda, thank you it is lovely having so many wonderful bloggers share their posts at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. I always do my very best to visit each and every link. It takes several hours but it is time well spent xo

  28. Hi Katie, long time, huh? very happy for you. Check out the Halloween Golf if you have the time. It was great fun.

  29. This just occured to me as I looked at your picture, you share the same, country of birth, name, hair colour and smile with Kate Middleton. Any relation? (-:

  30. Look at all of those great places you have visited! Oh the faaantastic stories you must be able to tell!! I love all of the great tidbits, and you do kind of look like Kate Middleton (like someone noted in a comment above me).

    I didn’t know you contributed to a magazine. You’re just full of happy surprises. :)

  31. Hi there! I found you through Cyndi at Pictimilitude. What a beautiful blog you have! Cyndi is awesome and so since she said you were awesome, I will trust her judgment. :)

  32. Great post, so nice to know more about you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  33. I have read your page before, but I’m happy to reacquaint. Having so many facets, I know your readers find lots with which to connect.

  34. Lovely to get to know you a t bit better – I’m with you – I’m all for CDs and albums still! I think I may be one of the few people left who don’t own an ipod!

  35. Was wonderful reading about ya!

  36. I think this is my first time on the blog hop. Gotta hop to another blog now…see you.

  37. Emille/Jesh StG says:

    Finally discovered how to get a comment to you. I don’t know how you do all these cyber things and keep up with daily life:):)
    A question: today I finally got to the clog hop code. Are all the participant pics supposed to appear in my post? Am afraid my photographic friends will run away, so I’ll put it on only till 1 pm.
    Happy Thursday!

  38. Thanks so much for connecting with me today Katherine! You are so inspiring! I feel like we’ve been friends forever and a day :) – Hugs right back at ya!

  39. Pam B. says:

    Hi! I am a new subscriber, and I am in awe of your blog. I can’t describe the feeling i got as I meandered through. So calm and peaceful, not like a busy freeway. I smiled the whole time. lol. I would really like to meet you in real life, but since that isn’t an option, I will remain happily following your written word. Just from what I read in some of the comments, we seem to have a couple of things in common. I realize how busy you must be. I don’t know how you manage. You have my email, and are welcome to email me anytime you have a chance. Maybe we can have some hot tea, scones and fancy sandwiches as we talk? Nice to meet you.
    Your Sister in Christ, Pam

  40. I love the look of your page, Katie! :)

    Blessings,
    Danie Marie

  41. Glad to know about you through the blog hop.Joined through the bloglovin and hope to read future posts.Have a Great Day!

  42. I see we have a few things in common. I’m glad I watermark my photos (even though they aren’t great) because I found several on another blog! Why don’t people ask permission? It’s a rhetorical question :) Have a blessed Sabbath!

  43. Visiting you through the Blog Hop. I am already a follower. I love your work. Thank you for co-hosting the hop. I am as always having a great time.

  44. I will have to come back and read all of the about you. smiles. thanks for having us here on your blog every week.

  45. Kath Lynn says:

    Hi Katherine! Wow! I love your blog it is full of interesting topics. Thanks :)! I must visit your blog more often. :) Merry Christmas :)

  46. What a fabulous blog! Just found you through Bloggers Network and a comment on someone else’s blog. I am inspired to improve my own blog after looking at yours!

  47. Ok. First of all I’m so loving your blog, I love bacon too – and I’m so impressed with the fact that you learned to play the guitar. AND I call my husband Sparky too!!! I started that the first time we took the kids to Disney because he’s SUCH a Sparky when we travel. xoxo

  48. Your site is lovely and I’m so happy you stopped by mine so I could meet you!

  49. I’ve always loved coming to visit your site. You make your visitors feel like friends.

  50. I love your blog so much because you are so Loving, Inspirational and Encouraging. I wanted to join in on the Favorite Things Blog Hop but unfortunately, I have to make a very pain filled trip to Virginia Mason the see my Gastro Doctor. I think I may have to go back on Antibiotics and a Steroid as my Ulcer in my colon has not healed yet.

    Another reason I love your blog so much is that you remind me of a great friend here in Eburg named Marty Hazelwood. You both are just so beautiful inside and out {{{hugz}}}

  51. Terrific party today as always. LOVE the picture of you! A beauty from the get-go. Appreciate your site and all the great ideas. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  52. I am. a classic movie fan – and the Enchanted Cottage is, well, simply enchanting. That would be a wonderful movie to talk about God and how He sees us:) You are beautiful, inside and out!

  53. I have enjoyed reading all about you. You are one of the sweetest friends I have made through blogging. Your annual reviewer was correct! I hope you have a great evening and weekend. XO, Pinky

  54. balmtomysoul says:

    Love this Katherine! What a great way to learn about you. Thank you for sharing! I better start watermarking my pictures as well…

  55. Kimberlee says:

    Katherine – I enjoyed reading and learning more about you. I love your bike! I have a blue Electra 3 speed bike I bought about 6 years ago that has a basket and a bike rack and yours reminds me of mine – about the same color blue, too. I enjoy riding my bike for exercise a few times a week early in the morning through our neighborhood and to the store about once a week for a few groceries. You dog is adorable! Thanks for sharing all about yourself and for hosting the weekly link party. I know I don’t always visit the link up each week but I try when I can.

    • Hello Kimberlee, sorry for the delay in replying, sometimes I just can’t seem to have enough hours in the day.You bike sounds terrific.I love riding early in the mornings , riding along listening to the birds. I always enjoy having you join in the weekly party too. Hugs ! P.S. Thank you Izzy is my sweet fur baby ♥

  56. Do you ever visit England now a days?

    • Hi sweetie, sorry I missed your comment. I haven’t been back since 1975. But one by one our family eventually makes it to the US for a visit which is wonderful. My Mother went back a couple of years a go though. Hugs!

  57. Hi Katherine! It is so nice reading all about you. I love visiting your blog and participating in the ‘Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop’. :D

  58. Love your history! Where in CA did you live? Thank you for hosting the fun blog hop! Have a wonderful day.

  59. You are so lucky! A view of the mountains as well as water views? WOW!

  60. Melissa K says:

    I love that your husband’s nickname is Sparky! And you really need to do a post about your white pitchers – I have a thing for white pitchers!

  61. Betty W says:

    I’ve learned that Katherine is a child of God.

  62. I didn’t know that you have a dual citizenship. You don’t type with an accent………LOL! Love your blogs. Pet Izzy for me.

  63. Sherry Fram says:

    Love your blog!! It is one of my favorites!

  64. I just found your blog. I loved reading your ‘about Katherine.’ It’s always great to read and get to know the person behind the blog. Glad I took the time to read it and I plan on coming back and reading more.of your articles. Thank you!

  65. I’m glad I visited your About page and learned more about you. I too was born outside the US. I was born and raised in Panama, Central America and like you I came to the US in 1975. My hubby was a good friend for a few years before we married. So we both have our hubby as a best friend.
    I can’t believe you want to live on the water?! I have dreamed of living in a cute little house boat. All my friends know this about me and when I started dating my hubby he had to agree to live with me there when that dream comes true. ;)

  66. Thank you for letting me joined mail listed.

  67. yoeydavis says:

    I’ve enjoyed learning about your life, and the photo of your dog is very cute

  68. I learned that you are a mom and a grandmother and that you care about people. And I think you have a very nice blog.

  69. Trish F says:

    Hi Katie, well I learned that you are a sister scorpio. I’m exactly 1 year and 5 days older than you. I also learned that you are the lucky grandma of 5 grandkids! Wow, I don’t have any yet. I also learned that you look too young to be a grandma. You must share your beauty secrets.

  70. you’re a cool mom! such a cool person. I wish I could meet you someday :)

  71. Tracey Alvernaz says:

    Hi Katherine,
    You sure have a nice selection of products, knowledge and crafts. Your blog is very calming too, colors and teacups to boot!
    See you in my email!

  72. It was so interesting reading your “About” We have a lot in common, a few of which are I sing in the car loudly, I believe every person has a right to be married, I wander around parking lots trying to find my car, and I LOVE the Oregon coast (especially Seaside). Love your blog.

  73. That is so cool that you have dual citizenship!

  74. Lives IN Utah and has a beautiful view

  75. peteyrulz says:

    I love your blog! Your recipes are phenomenal. I must point out a typo; you have your birth year as 1960…there’s NO WAY you are 55!!! Is it the healthy Utah air?

  76. Glad to know someone else loses their car in the parking lot. Last weekend I took my husband’s truck to the grocery store and when I came out I looked and looked for MY car ~ then I remembered …

  77. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    Hi Katherine! I learned a lot about you! I love you have dual citizenship. I think that’s neat. You have 5 grandchildren and I think you have a heart of gold and are awesome!

  78. K. Finn says:

    I also believe that every person has a right to grow up and be married.

  79. Ahhh a fellow Scorpio :) (Nov 3, 1963) No wonder I like your blog so much, we have a lot in common :)

  80. I learned that Katherine was born in England – so was I but in 1949 and I left to live in Canada in 1975 – same year that Katherine left.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  81. Pam V H says:

    Hi, Katherine, I came here from the March at Home giveaway. So, I learned that you are uncomfortable at temperatures above 75. I’m so glad to read that, because that’s how I am too. I live in Florida and sometimes I feel like a wimp for wanting to stay in the air conditioning! Your “About” page is beautifully written and a pleasure to read.

  82. Hi Katherine, just like Pam V H, I came here via March at Home Giveaway. And one thing that I learned about you (that super interesteing me) is you are married your bestfriend. Wow! (:

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