IMG_5299My name is Catherine. I am a Mormon stay-at-home mom of three girls who lives in Florida. I love to cook, run, and eat good food.

I started blogging when my oldest was 1 because people were always asking me for recipes, and I liked sharing them. Over the 5 years since, I’ve taken breaks as priorities shifted: I was too sick during pregnancy to even look at photos of food, I was sleepless with newborns, we were living abroad, etc.

At first my recipes emphasized ease and kid-approved taste, but in the last 5 years I’ve learned more about food as fuel for our lives, and I’ve come to believe that clean, whole, good-for-you foods are necessary to give me the energy and health I need to keep up with my girls and keep myself running.

Then my youngest was born with MSPI (milk- and soy-protein intolerance), so I’ve been on a mission to find dairy- and soy-free (and often other allergen-free) foods that are delicious for everyone, because dietary restrictions shouldn’t mean flavor restrictions.

So Make Myself at Home has evolved over the years, as I have. But my current philosophy is to emphasize clean, healthy foods that accommodate dietary restrictions and are delicious enough for the whole family–from health-nut moms to picky kids to wary husbands–to love eating. Occasionally I’ll still post old family favorites that aren’t 100% clean, but that’s only because balance is what helps me be successful in my ongoing health journey.

I love meeting new people & getting more inspiration! Leave a comment!

14 responses to “About

  1. leahsinger

    Congrats on being freshly pressed! Glad I found your blog. I too have a young daughter and love to cook. I’ll be back for inspiration at your site soon.

  2. Love yur blog!!!!!! And your recipes! I found you through freshly pressed. Please comment on my blogs!

  3. Am from Dubai, UAE. Love your blog. Just got married but decided not to have kids yet.. Glad I found your blog,my husband loved your peanut butter pie! Keep cooking 🙂

  4. I’m new to being a stay at home mom. I’ve been a student right before. My boy is 10 months and I can’t wait to start drawing and painting and all the other fun stuff with him. We read and play now hehe

  5. dewi asiah

    hii.. Glad I found your blog.. i’ll be back at your site soon…

  6. is that you and your daughter? (I mean the picture above)

  7. I love your blog! I check it daily for updates – it is so cute! I was hoping to add your site as a “Link I Love” on my own blog, and wondered if you have a banner 84 x 175 pixels that I could post on my blog? Thank you!

  8. Hi Catherine,

    I’m one of the Editors at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com and I just wanted to let you know that I have linked to your project on our site. You can see the project here:


    I think it’s a great project that our readers will just love to make! This will easily bring traffic to your site and allow others to see what’s new on your site.

    Please note that our site is currently under construction. We are working on the design and are constantly adding more projects, so please check back in the coming weeks and months to see its development!

    We’re hoping that by reaching out we’ll hear back from you. With that said, can we have permission to link to any project on your site as well as use the image, with credit to you, of course?


    Rachel Bernstein, Editor


    Prime Publishing LLC

  9. amratzlaff42

    Really cute site. I love the header 🙂


  10. Okay, I’m pretty sure I just sent you a friend request on FB based on the Pinterest profile I got. So if that was you, yes, I know you have a blog. I love it and am a loyal follower!

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