Get two new free healthy recipes each week. Sign Up

Tag Tag Tag

Scrapbooking is one of my all-time favorite hobbies (along with cake-decorating, running, playing sports, reading, dancing… ok, so I guess I have a lot of all-time favorite activities).

Having done quite a few of these “Tag” posts (I never tire of ‘em—I LOVE being tagged!), I thought I’d be a little different this time. So here are Five Facts about Me, scrapbook-style!

Fact #1

I was born in England, and have also lived in China, Philadelphia, Japan, The Philippines, and Texas…

…but my favorite place in the world is New York City (with Italy and Thailand coming in as close seconds).

As far as my current home state goes, Austin’s pretty darn cool.

Fact #2

I’m an animal-lover (kind of stating the obvious, since I’m a vegan).

These pages are of a visit to the amazing Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, New York. If you’re ever in the area, don’t miss the chance to go.

Fact #3

I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. There’s something peaceful and relaxing about being in nature and observing its splendor.

Warm, sunny days make for one super-happy CCK…

…but I don’t discriminate against rainy days– nothing’s more fun than going for a walk or run in the rain!

Fact #4:

My favorite memory is of being surprised at my 16th birthday. I was lucky enough to get two parties that year (one in China and one in Texas), and one of the parties was a surprise party, with maybe 70 people showing up! (In the category of favorite memories, Senior Prom also ranks right up there.)

P.S. The cake in the picture is Moosewood’s incredibly delicious vegan chocolate cake, with Moosewood’s chocolate-peanut butter frosting.

Fact #5

My hands have to constantly stay in motion or they get bored (kinda how the rest of me works as well). Sometimes I draw and do lettering for a purpose, such as with the bear and the title on the page below… but just as often, I like to doodle for no reason– on everything. (I even doodle on my exams, because it helps me think!) Drawing, doodling, lettering, Origami, card-making, writing, typing… the hands are always busy.

Published on June 2, 2008

Meet Katie

Chocolate Covered Katie is one of the top 25 food websites in America, and Katie has been 
featured on The 
Today Show, CNN, 
Fox, The 
Huffington Post, and 
ABC's 5 O’Clock News. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating dessert every single day.

Learn more about Katie

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes

Popular Right Now

Reader Interactions


Leave a comment or reviewLeave a rating
  1. Vegan On Stage says

    aw katie your so cute! i love your facts!!! youve really been all over the world!
    the banana cake took MAYBE 20 min to prep and then 20 min to cook… its pretty fast!!!!

  2. flvegan says

    I wish I had the patience to learn scrapbooking–like you, I simply CANNOT stay in one place for too long!!
    That’s so cool that you’ve had the opportunity to travel! I’ve considered becoming a flight attendant for that sole purpose! 😀

    Have a fabulous Sunday! (Hope you’re not sore from moving furniture!)


  3. Ricki says

    Thanks for sharing the scrapbook style facts–so fasciinating. And your scrapbook pages are also a great illustration of your many talents (that bear is adorable). 🙂

  4. magpie says

    These pages are great 🙂 I’ve never scrapbooked but it looks like a lot of fun.

    Have a great Sunday!

  5. loveofoats says

    awwww this post totally made me miss scrapbooking… i used to be obsessed with it pre-grad school!

    love seeing your scrapbook and how talented you are 😉

  6. shellyfish says

    that post was adorable- just like you! I love learning more about you & seeing more of your “real life”, Ambassador Vegan Katie!!

  7. Conquerbysmiling says

    Haha, thanks! I’ve been reading your blog lots and its very enjoyable! I love all the fun facts and good recipes:]

  8. Kimberly says

    What a GREAT post! You really should be minoring in art, you know :o)

    And I agree that NYC IS the best place in the world (I moved to the city at 17 to start college, and haven’t left since), but it’s awfully hard to remember that come winter, when you’re freezing your butt off in a 9-degree late-night train station :o(

    What a great way to grow up, being exposed to so many international cultures. Do you have an opinion as to which nation(s) have been the most vegan-friendly?

  9. lighterportions says

    You are so darn adorable. I LOVE your scrapbooking. And I can’t believe you’ve lived in so many different places! I would love to be as world travelled as you are!

  10. herbstsonne says

    You have such a pretty smile! I’m no good at scrapbooking but I envy the patience and creativity it takes to make one. :3 Nice twist on the “5 things” meme!

  11. Ruby Red Vegan says

    Katie wins the prize for the best tag post ever! You are quite the scrapbooker — all the pages are so cute, and thanks for sharing your old photos with us! And I’m so impressed that you were making and decorating cakes when you were 16! I guess a lot of people grow up helping their mom out in the kitchen and learning the ropes of cooking and baking, but I didn’t even start until I decided I wanted to begin eating healthier in my last year of high school.

    And after I make a stop at your new place with my mint chocolate soup (or ice cream if we’re really lucky), we can go to NYC! That place is magical.

  12. Vegan_Noodle says

    Oh my goodness Katie I am in awe of your scrapbooking skills!! I have a backlog of things to scrapbook…this is helping to motivate me! You should totally tag people and require them to do the same thing (of course if they aren’t scrapbookers it may never get done…).

  13. poopiebitch says

    Awesome! What an interesting post! I can’t scrapbook to save my life, but yours looks sooooo cute!

  14. Emma says

    Wow you are so creative! It must be so lovely being able to have a permanent record of great memories that you can look back on.

    I can see why your 16th birthday is a fave memory- lots of friends and chocolate cake to celebrate with- perfect! : )

  15. aTxVegn says

    I don’t know how you have enough hours in the day to do all you do! You are so smart to keep a scrapbook.

    Hooray for Austin!

  16. Melissa says

    Sounds/looks like you’ve had a wonderful life! I love your scrapbook pages. It’s my favorite hobby. 🙂

  17. linds says

    lol I knew you’d like the purple elephant part 🙂 I have high hopes for the safe return of your giant banana… He’ll be getting a lot more than just some high quality Canadian meds if he has already squished it!

    Your scrapbooking skills are awesome!!! Everything looks so pretty 🙂

  18. veggiewrap says
    you’re so pretty!

    I live in TX too! heh. I’ve been reading your blog for a bit, but this is the first time I’ve commented.

    You’re very talented in scrapbooking =) and I saw your cake from a few posts back and you’re a very talented cake artist!

    Keep up the good work! Enjoy the summer!

  19. Vivacious Vegan says

    Your scrapbooking skills are amazing but then again, I wouldn’t expect anything less from you just judging by your cakes alone. You are such a creative person. This was a fun way to get to know you better.

  20. CeciLiA says

    Oh my goodness, you are SO talented at scrapbooking (and just about everything else) :0) Btw, you make me wanna go to NY even more now …. gotta start saving up from now on! Have a great day Katie, happy decorating your new apartment!!

  21. vegan addict says

    What a creative post! I doodle a lot too, it sets my mind at ease…Thanks for sharing all your scrapbook pages/photos!

    You must make the soul burgers! I bet the recipe on your fridge is feeling very sad and neglected…sniffle, sniffle…

  22. Katie says

    Wow you’re a first-class scrapbooker! 🙂 Thanks for comment-ing me back.

    How have you had the chance to live in so many places? I have always dreamed of traveling the world, and I know I will someday… What are you planning on doing as a career? (I took Spanish 1 last year and school, and this upcoming year I am continuing it and also starting French – I love culture.)

  23. Becca says

    I love the scrapbook with the facts! Its so neat you’ve lived in so many places (I was born in Philly!).

  24. Lizzy says

    What a great idea posting pictures, too! I enjoyed this a lot =)
    And I LOVE scrapbooking, too! It’s such a wondeful way to save memories.

    Hopefully moving won’t be too stressful and over quickly!

  25. fruity says

    Awesome work! My mom loves to scrapbook also and I’ve been making plans with her to collaborate. The best presents I get are her scrapbooks, they are so personal and creative.

    You must have to really carefull to not get chocolate smears on the pages…hehe

  26. Danielle says

    You are so talented! I also love making scrapbooks but they are not as creative as yours nor do they have so many pretty pictures 🙂

  27. Mihl says

    Your life sounds very interesting and your scrapbooks are beautiful! I haven’t seen a thing like this before, sounds like a diary in picture form?

  28. Irbas says

    oh. my. goodness!!!! you are AMAZING! i have never seen such pretty scrapbooks! i can barely even print my pictures, never mind make such beautiful books!

  29. oatmeal says

    Love the scrapbook! 😀 You’re so creative~

    There’s nothing better than taking your laptop and hanging outside on a sunny day! 😀

    Heheh~doodling DOES get your brain going–I do on exams as well when I get stuck!

  30. Bianca says

    How cute! You’re so creative! I need to back into scrapbooking. I used to be such a scrapbook whore. Every moment in my life got scrapbooked, but I sorta fell out of it when digital cameras came into my life. Now, I rarely print off photos…I should get caught up and start scarpbooking again! Your scrapbooks are sooooo cute!

  31. Jen says

    What a great way to share some facts about yourself! The scrapbook pages are adorable–and it’s so great that you’ve been able to collect memories from so many different places. (And I’m a total doodler, too!)

  32. ChocolateCoveredVegan says


    Have I mentioned how jealous I am that you live in NYC???

    But I know what you mean about not appreciating living there when it is freezing cold. My family went to NYC last year for Spring Break when a 17-inch snowstorm hit… not fun! I also remember college-hunting a few years back. I fell in love with Ithaca while looking at Cornell, but my mom had to remind me that of COURSE it looked pretty in the summer… but come wintertime, Ithaca was a whole different story!

    Hmmm, as for the most vegan-friendly country in which I’ve lived (besides the US)… well, both the Chinese and Japanese, as a rule, don’t understand that vegans/vegetarians do not eat fish, fish stock, chicken stock, etc. There are tons of veggie dishes on menus, but most of them are cooked with one of the aforementioned ingredients. That being said, China boasts some AMAZING all-vegetarian restaurants (an influence from Buddhism), where one can get a delicious vegan meal without worry. Plus, they sell all sorts of fun soymilks— cantaloupe soymilk, anyone?

  33. Traci Anne says

    So fun! One of my best friends is an AMAZING scrapbooker and yours look so much like hers! I’m always in awe of good scrapbookers (especially as my supplies and such are STILL back in Dallas – I haven’t even started my college scrapbook!)

  34. Emma says

    What an adorable post! This is such a cute idea. I love your scrapbooking skills, it looks really good, very professional!

  35. russ says

    I thought at first the pics were done it photoshop, but to think you actually have a giant book so amazingly crafted! That’s gonna be something fun to show the grandkids one day!!
    That first photo, you look like a supermodel or something – very glamorous
    Great post!

  36. lindsay says

    We live in Austin, TX. It is a great place to practice a healthy lifestyle. Eating, running, etc.! Come visit. We didn’t get any snow though. Bummer!! Where are you in TX??

  37. Charlotte says

    Hi Katie!

    I love your creativity – both in the kitchen and out! I am trying to create my first scrapbook, but am seriously lacking in materials. I was wondering if you have any or DIY tips for making a standout scrapbook page ideally using materials that can be found out home. Your pages look awesome and I would love to learn a bit from you! Thank you!


  38. themalikwhey says

    Scrap-booking is so much fun! Love all the great recipes, as well as your entertaining writing-style! Where abouts in England are you from? I’m from Bournemouth (but born in London), now living in South Africa. There’s something so great about experiencing life in different parts of the world.

    Look forward to reading more!

      • themalikwhey says


        So just out of curiosity, what accent do you speak with, having lived in so many different places? According to my English friends and family I sound totally South African now, even though I’ve only been here a couple of years! I guess it doesn’t take long to adapt!

        • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

          I guess I have an American accent, probably because I grew up with American parents and went to American schools. I’ve always loved foreign accents and wished I had one… but then again, when I moved to China, people there liked MY accent. LOL

  39. Melissa says

    Great scrapbooking pages!! I would love to have the Moosewood Chocolate Cake and Choc/PB frosting recipe! looks scrumptious!!

Leave A Reply

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes