We’ve generally avoided writing an About Us page to this point. After all, everyone has one and there are only so many creative things you can do with one. Plus, who in the world wants to read about yet another food blogger and her moonlighting (if a guy helping his wife with her mommy blog can be called that) husband? But as Live Craft Eat continues to grow and take more of our time we figured it was about time to share a little more about LCE and ourselves.
They say marketing is really just story telling. So here’s the Live Craft Eat story – if you can call it that.
Katie always had a love for many of the things she now blogs about. She had crafted for as long as she can remember, worked as a photographer for the high school year book (like 80 years ago) and has always been a wannabe cook. She even wanted to go into graphic design for college but ended up choosing something else. Nonetheless she was reluctant to start blogging. She knew nothing about blogging and was beyond hesitant to put herself out there for everyone to see her attempts at cooking, crafting and staying organized.
Dustin (picture below!) on the other hand to this day has neither a creative nor crafty bone in his body. Rather, he’s wired to be analytical and is the most Type A person you’ve ever met. Having been in the online marketing industry for a few years he’d always dreamt (and continues to dream) of working from home sporting a beard (that he can’t grow) in his undies while the passive income just rolls in. Ok that might be a tad exaggerated but sadly not by much. BTW You didn’t try and click on that fake “undies” link did you?
So Dustin did what any good husband would do. He had a hypothetical conversation with Katie on what she would call her blog if she was ever finally willing to do one. Dustin had tried to get her to start before, seeing her innate talents but she made excuses. As Katie describes it Dustin waited until she was sick and in bed to buy the domain, reserve the social platforms and get WordPress and hosting set up. In Katie’s words all that was said at that point was “start blogging.” Dustin tells an entirely different story but you probably stopped reading four paragraphs ago. Either way, Live Craft Eat was born and we both enjoy working on it – for different motivations.
With all of Dustin’s extremely limited knowledge, a lot of luck, and Katie’s talent Live Craft Eat is off to a great start. If nothing else we enjoy eating what we post including these amazingly delicious cinnamon rolls, or playing with this flubber recipe (repined over 300,000 times and counting!) with our little ones. We’re still trying to figure this all out but enjoying the journey. Here’s 2.5 random facts about Katie and Dustin respectively for the 2.5 people that have read this far through the about page. (Hi, Mom, Julie and Be…!)
Fact #1: Katie’s favorite pastime is “secretly” eating endless large bowls of ice cream with her homemade hot fudge sauce.
Fact #2.5: Deep down Katie hides the fact that…
Fact #1: To say Dustin is a huge sports fanatic would be an understatement. He remembers games, players, and stats from when he was 5 years old.
Fact #2: Even with all those sports stats in his head, he can still tell you anything and everything about the Middle East and its politics and current events. If money didn’t matter he’d attempt to use his pea brain to work for a Middle East think tank.
Fact #2.5: When Dustin was 24 years old, his most embarrassing moment ever happened when….