DS Gals :: Kate, Katie, and Dottie

About Us

Domestic Slice is a lifestyle blog serving up a slice of the life that surrounds you. Dottie Zimmerman, Kate Snyder and Katie Wittenauer bring you a modern take on domestic life, blogging about craft, food, home+garden and style.

The Gals

Dottie is a freelance graphic designer, DIYer, sewer, paper crafter and mom who’s lived a little bit of everywhere from Washington to Maine, Tennessee to Illinois. “I think there are just so many meaningful things you can do at home to make people feel special — every little thing, even getting up early and having coffee made or setting a beautiful table — that make day-to-day living enjoyable.” Dottie’s posts will mostly focus on craft, food and home+garden.

Kate is a small business owner, writer, knitter, gardener and shopper who grew up in Illinois before calling Michigan home. “Fashion is a way for me to put my personality out there, and crafting is a way for me to show people I care. I think bright colors can brighten any one’s day, whether it’s flowers, a sweater or a homemade gift.” Kate’s posts will mostly focus on craft, home+garden and style.

Katie works in marketing at an epicenter of higher education art and culture and loves her home state of Montana, writing, cooking and southern culture. “I think there’s something unique and very special about being able to create something at home for the people you want to share it with, finding ways to bring people together, and feeling that sense of accomplishment to say, ‘Hey I made that.’” Katie’s posts will mostly focus on craft, food and home+garden.

Photograph by Peter Johnston

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    Layna Vernon
    September 21, 2015

    Hi There,

    I’d love to find out more about Kate Snyder’s baby blanket (the tropical one). I am toying with what colors/what order to use for my little one’s newborn blanket, and would love to see the one she finished.

    Unfortunately, cannot post a comment to her original or follow-up posts.

    Thank you!

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    February 24, 2014

    Hello Ladies:

    I am the founder of Mid-Mitten Homemade and we host food swaps (among other things). I think the food swaps would be something you might be interested in. Our next one is March 22nd at the downtown CADL library. You MUST register to attend. Registration started today for swappers who are on my email list but I would be willing to give you the password so that you could register today. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-mitten-food-swap-tickets-10697074237?ref=ebtn Otherwise tomorrow everyone will be able to register without the password if spaces are still available. Think about joining us, check out the website and the FB page and get a look-see into the food swapping world.

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    October 2, 2013

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    Heidi Rew @ Parties for Pennies
    July 31, 2013

    Love the site, ladies! It was wonderful to meet Kate at Blogher! Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful ideas you ladies have! Hope it’s a confetti-filled day! <3 Heidi Rew

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      Kate Snyder
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks so much, Heidi!

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    Mary Detring
    November 3, 2012

    Love the new website girls! You girls are so talented. I can’t wait to see what ideas you
    have for holiday entertaining. Good luck with your website and keep up the good work.

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    Jeffrey Van Camp
    October 31, 2012

    Can’t wait to start reading. Be sure to try and include projects for men too!

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      Dottie Zimmerman
      October 31, 2012

      Absolutely! We’ll be sure to get some projects that the guys will enjoy. Let us know if there’s something you’d like to see!

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      Kate Tykocki
      October 31, 2012

      Here’s a little something to tide you over: ow.ly/1PhbED


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