Katie Jones

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Originally an ATLien, Katie Jones has lived in Jacksonville since 2009 with her super handy husband and their high-strung mutt dog, Maybelle. Katie is a momma of two girls - sweet princess Lila joined the party in April 2015, and little sister (a.k.a. the no limit solider) Lennox made her debut in June 2017. When Katie is not celebrating her love of sarcasm and humor, or writing posts for her design and lifestyle blog, she's busy designing interiors as her full-time job in the residential construction field, or tackling DIY renovation projects of her own. See above: "handy husband." She loves the camaraderie of the Jacksonville Mom team and is thrilled to be part of a community where we can laugh and figure this whole life and motherhood thing out together!
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RV Camping Tips for a First-Timer

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A few weeks before she started kindergarten, my 5-year-old started asking for a “real-life Barbie DreamCamper Trip.” Because this year has been a total train wreck and we all needed a little bit of...
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Nervous About Kindergarten, But Not for the Right Reasons

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I have been equally excited and nervous about my girl’s first day of kindergarten since basically the moment she arrived on scene. Would she be scared? Excited? Some wonderful 5-year-old combination of both? Would...
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Things I’ll Miss In the Post-COVID World

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Who knew three months ago that things like handshakes, hugs, and access to your own salt shaker on a table at a restaurant would become distant memories. Or at the very least that they...
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Dear Guest, Please Don’t Help Me Clean Up

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This sounds crazy, right? When we’re kiddos, the cleanup obligation is driven into our brains. When we play at a friend’s house, we have to help clean up before we go. Those are the...
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Why I Hate ‘Frozen’

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It’s November, and that means that only a short time remains until we’ll be spiraling in frozen fractals all around once again! Yeah, that’s right, the release of Disney’s Frozen II is upon us....

How I (Really) Save Money at Target

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Saving money at Target. Sounds impossible, right? I thought so, too, but when I realized that my RedCard bill was creeping up on roughly half of our mortgage every month (I blame formula and...

Take Your Child to Work Day: Let’s Make It Count

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Ah, the fourth Thursday of every April, good ol' Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Growing up I always looked forward to this day. It was about two weeks after my birthday,...

My IUD Almost Killed Me: What You Should Know Before Placement Day

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I will be 37 next month and my baby-makin' days are done. Insert major mixed emotions here. At my last lady doc appointment they kind of laid down the law about the fact that...

KonMaridiculous: The Flaws in the ‘Tidying Up’ Craze

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I am an extremely organized person. From the time I figured out how to line my Barbies up in a row, my organization system has more or less been "a place for everything, and...

My Floor Plan is Destroying My Family

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As an interior designer — and person of questionable sanity — who has moved seven times over the last eight years, I thought I knew all there was to know about how to choose a...

We’ll Let You in the Mom Club Anyway

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"Wait. There are timers for your nipples?" I sat smugly in the corner at yet another baby shower, and this was the response I blurted out when the mom-to-be was overcome with jubilation opening the gift...
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Selfie Alert: The Best Murals in Jacksonville

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When I agreed to do this murals in Jacksonville post, I thought I'd just run around, snap a few photos of some artwork, list some addresses, and call it a day. GUYS. I had...