I’m Melanie Kathryn. I love coffee, the sunshine, chocolate, running, being by the water.
I’m passionate about many things but let’s start with my first love, my love for Jesus. I’m passionately driven to encourage community. I love to gather people at the table and savor the gifts of food and life. And this blog is a space where I can share my journey and adventures in gathering, hosting, baking and more.
Food is what brings people together. My kitchen is my happy place where I bake up bread, delicious desserts, pizza, pretzels and take all my photographs.
This blog started as a means to share my kitchen adventures. You see I didn’t grow up baking or cooking. In fact, the first few years of our marriage I relied on boxes and cans and frozen items. I occasionally cooked but didn’t venture from a recipe at all. Fast forward 10 years and I got braver in the kitchen. Trying new things, developing a desire to learn and wanting to conquer yeast in the kitchen! So I started with a simple loaf and from there my love for bread and baking grew.
I still cook because there are hungry mouths to feed around here but baking is my jam. 🍪🍰🍞🥖
This man right here, he’s my treasure. We’ve been married 18 years. I’m not sure who I’d be without this guy by my side. Our marriage is amazing but it has had its share of ups and downs just like all marriages. I’m so thankful for this man that God placed in my life even if we are completely opposite!
These are the 3 sweet faces that I get to call my own. The personality and characteristics in these kids astound me every day. I’ve been a momma for 15 years and I still don’t know what I’m doing!
Our life is far from perfect but I’m incredibly blessed to be a mother and I never want to take that for granted. There’s plenty I’ve learned along the way and I know I’ll never stop growing in my patience and love.
I grew up in Philadelphia. But now I call South Central Pennsylvania, York County my home.
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Note: If you see any older posts that reference “Carmel Moments” that was the original name of this blog (from June 2013 until we re-branded as Gather for Bread in July 2015).
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