Hi! I’m Katie Dooley, aka LadiMerk! I would like to welcome you to the pursuit of… well, everything! I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband, Shane, aka Merkadis, and our two kitties, Zoe and Mya. I’m a born and raised small town Minnesota girl who finally found her way to the “big” city.

Life, Love, and the Pursuits is a lifestyle blog I created in January of 2018 as a space to share all about life and the lessons it has taught me, the good and bad. I’m passionate about helping others and inspiring them through fitness, fashion, personal development, recipes, and everything in between!

When I’m not blogging or at my full-time job, as a Project Coordinator, you’re likely to find me at the lake fishing, or really doing anything outdoors (unless it’s winter!), spending quality time with family, shopping, or somewhere in the city trying something new – restaurants, shows, or really any new experience!

The purpose of this blog is to share my life with you in the most real and authentic way I can with hopes of making a positive impact in your life! If I can improve just one life by sharing mine, I consider that a success! I’m so glad you’re here to join me on this journey and hope that what you find here inspires you in some way. I look forward to sharing my life with you and I’m excited to see where this journey takes us!

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