Sarah-Katherine Garcia - Caffeinate & Bake - Real Charleston Women Series

Tell us a little about your profession & why you do what you do: 

I make custom royal icing cookies that are perfect for holidays, celebrations, or just a Tuesday! Back in the heyday of Pinterest, I saw this type of cookie all over the app and decided I should try and make some for my son’s first birthday party. When they didn’t turn out too terribly, I figured I could keep at it and maybe make them for my friends and family for the holidays. Once people started asking me to make them for other events I became Caffeinate & Bake!  

When not at work, where can we mostly find you?

If I’m not baking, I’m almost certainly outside! I love working in my garden, volunteering with a local farm-based organization, going to the beach, parks, etc. Anything outside…as long as it isn’t cold. I hate the cold! 

If you could lounge anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’ve lounged on many beaches but I never get enough so any beautiful beach (preferably tropical) would be ideal. 

Sarah-Katherine Garcia - Caffeinate & Bake - Real Charleston Women Series

What does comfort mean to you?

Comfort, to me, means no expectations or comparison, just joy. So don’t worry about what other people are doing or wearing. Find your own sweet spot and relax! Personally, I love lounging in soft pajama pants and a loose t-shirt under a cozy blanket with a heating pad. 

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Oh, I’m sleeping for sure. I very much value and prioritize my sleep and rest.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

You can start over anytime!

Sarah-Katherine Garcia - Caffeinate & Bake - Real Charleston Women Series

What is one thing you cannot live without?

My emotional support water bottle that I refill numerous times per day!

What makes you feel most empowered?

I feel empowered when I indulge in self-care, when I keep promises to myself, when I uphold my boundaries, when I change my mind without guilt, when I learn something new, and when I accomplish a goal.

How do you recharge?

I like to recharge by taking a bath, getting out in the sunshine, having a dance break to a good song and singing along, naps…always naps, taking a walk on the beach, catching a beautiful sunset, or doing yoga.

Sarah-Katherine Garcia - Caffeinate & Bake - Real Charleston Women Series

What’s one thing you would change about yourself?

If I could change one thing I would care a little less about what other people think  I’m a recovering people pleaser but I’m getting there!

February 08, 2023 — Erin Yates