Kathy is the writer behind Sparkles and a Stove, mom of two little stair steppers, and wife to her favorite Irish import. Living in Texas, she blogs about simple ways to bring pretty and delicious into busy lives. Originally from a small rural town where if you didn't raise it or grow it, it was less likely to be on your plate, she is now trying to return to her roots as she feeds her own family. She and her husband are on a mission one small change at a time to be better examples to their kiddos, to show it's never too late to start, and that even small changes can make a difference. She is also a lover of a good concert, thrift stores, any cooking show, and sparkles.