This week’s Ponte Vedran is Katie Tartt. Mother of three, crafting diva and fitness believer. Katie came to mind recently when I ran into her at Trader Joes. As you’ll read below, she lost 60 lbs a few years ago. She has gone through a complete body transformation. Envision one of those side by side fitness ads where you think those aren’t the same people. And there you have it. It’s a double take situation, and must have been a tough and rewarding journey. Please meet Katie Tartt.
Name: Katie Tartt
Occupation: Crafty mom with several side projects including Cupcake clothing line & healthy recipe creator
Where I grew up: Vicksburg, MS
A Ponte Vedran since: 2008
Other Places I have lived? Hershey, PA & Atlanta, GA
My favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Quiet little coastal town with a great community
My least favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Nothing, Ponte Vedra is great!
In my spare time I like too? Create delicious recipes, design & make clothing and spend time with family & friends
Ponte Vedran you most admire: Tanis Milicevec
My favorite time in Ponte Vedra: Christmas with all the holiday parties
Dream Vacation other than Ponte Vedra? Two week trek across Europe
If I could invite anyone over to dinner – 2 Ponte Vedrans and one famous person – who would you invite? Matthew Medure, Amy Schumer and Shane Tartt
Last time you went to the beach: Recently at Castaway Cay
Last time you saw live music: STAR WARS in concert symphony orchestra
Last time you laughed out loud uncontrollably, and why? Onboard the Disney Dream with my husband Shane having cocktails and a good time
Favorite Ponte Vedra organization: MOMS club of Ponte Vedra Beach- (non-profit organization that promotes family and contributes to the community through service & charity)
Favorite Ponte Vedra restaurant (or area): Trasca Co & Eatery
Favorite place for a cocktail: Medure
Favorite way to get exercise here: Swimming at Planet Swim or FIT with HITT class featuring Da Vinci board
Favorite movie: Les Mis theatre production NYC
Favorite TV show: Dexter
Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite band or music: White Stripes (kids favorite) or pop
Something most people don’t know about you: When I was 17 waitressing in a restaurant I performed CPR on 70 year old William Husbands. I broke three of his ribs and saved his life. It was one of my proudest moments of my life.
Anything else: Almost three years ago I dropped around 60 lbs by clean eating, lifting heavy weights and cardio. I have maintained my healthy lifestyle and occasionally compete in figure competitions. I love to cook/ bake so creating recipes that fit my lifestyle is fun for me. I am a mother of three kids & wife to a wonderful man— and I turn forty this year.