Welcome! I’m Katie
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In August 2012 I was diagnosed with CRPS, otherwise known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. CRPS is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disease that affects the central and peripheral nervous systems. It had affected my right hand (my dominant hand) and made it impossible to complete simple, everyday tasks like washing my hair or getting dressed. My hand became ice-cold, and the pain was so severe that the slightest touch would send me to tears.
Despite the doctors saying there was no “cure” or time frame for my hand to start functioning normally again, I went into remission within weeks of being diagnosed, thanks to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and Louise Hay. It felt like a miracle.
In the years leading up to my diagnosis, I spent all my time working around the clock for someone else. My personal life and health took a backseat, and I was constantly stressed and overwhelmed. It seemed I had lost myself, and my creative passion, along the way. Spiritually, I was out of alignment. Unfortunately, this story is typical for many Americans trying to push ahead in the workforce or simply pay the bills.
However, my diagnosis with CRPS woke me up from a life on autopilot and helped me reorganize my life. It was the catalyst to a path of deeper self-awareness and healing, which I am grateful for. Soon after, I vowed to make space for creativity and started this website as a hobby to document the DIY projects I was working on. It has since evolved into my full-time job and passion.
In 2015, my husband and I realized we were dedicating all of our time inching closer to the “American Dream,” only it wasn’t OUR dream we were chasing. And without the time to enjoy our money or each other, we started to question if it was worth it.
A few months later we bought a used motorhome, which we renovated before hitting the road as full-timers in 2016. It was a 4-year journey I’ll never forget, and I’m grateful for the adventures we experienced along the way. Though I often joke it was more if an inner journey than an outer one.
While we dove into RV life for experiences, creating a cozy, stylish, and meaningful interior was equally important to us. Some of the reclaimed materials used in our motorhome remodel were found on Eric’s family’s farm or given to us from the owner of the cabin venue we were married at. We love that these materials, and the projects we created with them, told a story throughout our RV, while reflecting our personal style.
You can see photos of our original motorhome renovation here. Due to water damage, we are currently in the midst of re-renovating our motorhome.
Designing a space you love is about more than superficial changes. It’s about how it makes you feel and all of the incredible ways it can support you while honoring your past, present, and future. While I understood this before living in an RV, tiny living certainly enforced it.
My goal is to help inspire YOU to create an environment you thrive in, whether that’s through design, a certain lifestyle, or a combination of both. I prefer to take a holistic approach to design and want to help you create a space that not only reflects your personal story and aesthetic but that supports you mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally as you continue to evolve.
This website represents not only the rustic-modern design style we love and want to implement, but a lifestyle we want to live and share with others. You may also find my husband, Eric, who sometimes makes an appearance on this blog and is the face behind most of our Youtube videos.
If you’re looking for more RV specific inspiration, I created WanderfulRVInteriors.com, a separate website dedicated to RV transformations and locating an RV renovator. Over the next few months I plan to transition any existing RV tours to that website, though our DIY motorhome projects will stay here.
Thanks for stopping by, we’re so happy you’re here! If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!
get to know me
MY HAPPY PLACE
In the mountains or anywhere amongst towering evergreen trees with a body of water nearby.
MY birth chart
☉ Aries, ☾ Sagittarius ↑ Sagittarius
2023 Word of the year
Chai Tea Latte
I’D SPEND my whole paycheck on
Handmade Mugs, reclaimed wood, and cozy throw blankets, preferably during a spontaneous road trip.
My Design Style
Rustic Modern/ Anything Cabin-esque/Chalet/Mountain-inspired
SONG ON REPEAT
Don’t worry, be happy by Bobby McFerrin
RANDOM FACT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
I geek out on self-help and transformational documentaries, books, and podcasts.
The Gene Keys, Enlightened Dog Training, Higher Purpose