And My Kitchen Sink is my personal blog where I write about everything that interests me: photography, pet-related stuff, natural products, alternative health, creative projects, shopping, wine (& other spirits), food, cooking, funny sites and stories, great finds, fabulous ideas.
Who am I?
My name is Cattie Coyle, and I am a freelance photographer, blogger, and former animal massage therapist. I grew up in Sweden, came to the US in 1991 and ended up staying. I am currently living just outside of Boston, MA with my husband “B”.
I have many different interests, and love to try new things, but there are a few things that I always come back to (and I guess can be described as my true passions): photography, design, animals and alternative health (and natural products).
Photography has been a favorite pastime since I was a teen. My Grandfather and Dad were both very interested in photography and there was no shortage of cameras around the house. I used to take pictures of everything and nothing, and eventually went to photography school to learn the bits I didn’t know. I graduated from New England School of Photography’s professional program in 1994, and started my pet portrait business. I also shoot for stock and always have a long list of my own art projects to work on.
I love to play with photos, paper, stamps, ink, beads, anything that lets you create something new. I constantly find new inspiration and techniques I want to try, and could seriously use a craft room to store all my toys. To see some of my work, visit my website, Cattie Coyle Photography and my Etsy store, Cattie Coyle Designs.
I am also trained as a small animal massage therapist, but when allergies forced me to quit working with animals a few years ago, I started my Animal Massage Guide blog where I write about everything I think is helpful both for pet owners looking for natural remedies for their pets, massage therapists and people considering a career in animal massage. It started out with “just” massage but has developed into a site about many alternative health treatments for pets.
I always look for natural and non-toxic ways to cure illness, decorate my home and live my life in general. This quest for a more non-polluted existence has led me to some interesting discoveries and great finds, which I look forward to sharing here so that you all can benefit from my research and trial and errors.
I started this blog because I have so many things I want to share that don’t really fit in on any of my other sites. This is an extremely non-niche blog, where you’ll find anything from recipes, music, photos, health, body product reviews and I cannot even imagine what else, but I’m sure it will show up. Happy reading!