Welcome to Life, Love, and the Pursuits!

Life, Love, and the Pursuits is a lifestyle blog that focuses on the positives of life while experiencing it through food, fitness, photography, personal development and everything in between! The purpose of this blog is to share my life experiences while making a positive impact on your life. If I can improve just one life by sharing mine, I consider that a success!

20180102_205838Hi, I am Katie Dooley, aka LadiMerk! I would like to welcome you to the pursuit of… well, everything! I am a born and raised small town Minnesota girl who found her way to the “big” city. I live in the Twin Cities with my husband, Shane, aka Merkadis, and our two fur kitty babies, Zoe and Mya.


To get things started, and to help you get to know me a bit more. Some of the things I love most in life, aside from my husband, and fur babies (of course), include the outdoors, fishing, photography, fashion, family time, and really just trying new experiences!

I am so glad you are 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 it takes us!


“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi