Hello, We’re New Here!

Hello and welcome to our Blog! I want to explain what we are doing here. I’ll go first…My name is Katie and I’m generally a very creative person. I love to redecorate, repurpose, scrapbook and create memories. I have a busy schedule with 4 growing kids and working full-time as a nurse. I wanted to have another creative outlet. So, I’m working with two of the most important men in my life to give you Backyard Blooms & BBQ.

Now, it’s my husband’s turn. Bob is PART of the brains behind this blog. He doesn’t get ALL the credit thought ;). We live in small town Iowa and he is one of the local plant guys. He LOVES plants…I mean LOVES them. He is 260 pounds and 6’2″ but he turns to mush over roses. He is a wealth of knowledge about everything plants and I wanted to share all of that with you.

Last but certainly not least, is my dad Klair. Dad has been a grill master all of my life. Even in the dead of Iowa winter…we be grilling! Over the last couple of years, he has become an authorized Green Mountain grill dealer and BBQ judge. Traveling around occasionally to eat delicious BBQ and give his rating. Not only is he a wonderful cook on the grill, he knows all the ins and outs of them. He’s also a great mechanic as well.

Together we are here to help give you the best backyard living and dining experience by sharing our passions with all of you. We hope you enjoy our blog as we grow!