Katie Dykema

Katie was born and raised in a Chicago suburb where she grew up surrounded by family. She met her husband, Brandon, via a blind date when she was 19 and they have been together ever since! After college they moved to Washington, DC for 4 years and have been in Flagstaff since 2014. In DC Katie worked at a variety of non-profits doing event planning and membership engagement. She now works full time as an assistant escrow officer at Pioneer title and sells Clean Crafted Wine through Scout and Cellar part-time. She has 1-year-old son, Brixon, who keeps her busy and constantly on her toes along with his bff, coonhound puppy brother, Smoky, who is 10 months(what were we thinking?)! Katie enjoys baking, all things Chicago sports(except for the White Sox, Cubbies all the way!), hanging out with friends, hiking, Jeeping, exploring Arizona and enjoying a good glass of wine!
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The Never Ending Balancing Act: Couple Time vs. Family Time

  My husband and I got home from a date night and as we thanked our sitter for watching our son, she said, "of course, I just realized it might be the last time I...

Playing Tourist In Our Mountain Town

When I was growing up in Chicago one of my favorite things to do was play tourist and explore the popular places that were mainly visited by tourists. You know, the places everyone who...