Hello to all! Allow me to introduce myself.. My name is Kate and I live in Minnesota with my sweetheart and three great kids, ranging from 5 years old to 15. We are bracing ourselves for the "teen years". I am a passionate researcher, and always find interesting tangents to follow. I am striving to make lenses about as many of them as I can. What I love... Travel. Nature. Camping and hiking. Simple living. Making little differences. Knitting and handcrafts. Fixing broken computers. Finding creative solutions. Photography. Science. Teaching financial literacy. Cooking. Making things from scratch. Soaping. I'll stop there for now. The list is long and I hope to share what I learn with others who are interested!