Hi, my name is Kayla, and I am the voice behind High Heeled Homemaker. I started this blog as a way to share my passion with the world for all things home, and start a revival of the lost art that is homemaking.
About the Homemaker
Some fun facts about me:
I am petite, barely reaching 5’3”. Since I was a toddler I have had an affinity for heels. Even in middle and high school I wore heels to school. This defining attribute was inspiration for the name of the blog.
I love music and singing. In this house we sing. All. The. Time. While I usually listen to Christian music with my girls, I have a weak spot in my heart for the crooning of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Especially while sipping on cabernet and cooking supper.
I am passionate about baking and cooking, and will find any excuse to be in the kitchen. My girls love to cook with me. While I have no athletic ability, I am a rock star in the kitchen. My girls will probably know how to knead and form a loaf of bread better than they can throw a ball. I am ok with that!
Although I am always learning about healthy living and nutritious food for my family, my favorite food is chocolate cake. Cake has it’s own food group (they always forget to put it on the food pyramid, but I just know it’s there.) I can eat an entire chocolate cake by myself in about 2 days. When I am having a rough day, my girls have been known to say, “Mommy, I think you need a cake!”
I was born and raised in a small Iowa town of less than 5000. My parents own a construction business and growing up we moved at least a dozen times. Often we moved across the street to the next new house, and could just walk from the old to the new house with our belongings! I loved living in a small town and am so blessed to still live just outside that same town, in a sweet little neighborhood where everyone knows your name.
When I was 17, I professed that I would move to New York City when I graduated. Senior year I met my husband, a true farm boy at heart. I knew that if I chose Craig, I would also be choosing small town Iowa for the rest of my life. Eventually I attended Luther College, just 20 minutes from home. In 2008, I graduated with my BA in Business Management, and was married that November. What a wonderful decision it has been to stay and raise our children amongst deer, cornfields and friendly small town folk.
I am married to my very handsome husband, Craig. We will be celebrating 9 years of wedded bliss this fall. Craig is unbelievably talented, and he created many (ok most) of the DIY projects in our home. He is the Director of Technology at our local Community College, and my main technical support for this blog. A rock-solid supporter of me staying at home, he always validates the importance of homemaking. Craig is also incredibly patient and drama-free, which is so important as he lives with 5 girls! Pink and sparkles do not faze this man.
We have 4 sweet little girls: Sophia, Evelyn, Grace and Amelia. They are 8, 6, 4, and 1 years old. I always dreamed of having a little girl, but had no idea God would bless us with 4! Our home is filled with all things pink, glitter, dresses and dolls. Drama runs high in this home, but there is an even larger supply of giggles hugs and kisses from our princesses, which makes it all worthwhile.
In the past 8 years we have bought and sold a house, built a house, Craig went back to school and we had 4 children. Life is crazy, but so amazing. I can’t wait to see what God has planned for this next chapter in our lives!