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About Outsiders Within and Kathie Garcia

I’m Kathie Ortiz-Garcia. I’m an aspiring design journalist with a love for the outdoor room. Patio decor, furniture, bbq and grilling and beautiful outdoor spaces. I keep some of my articles here on Outsiders Within – dedicated to those who love the outdoor leisure lifestyle in private.

I love a healthy outdoor lifestyle to coincide with my home life.  And as much as I enjoy decorating my indoor life, the outdoor room really is my favorite room in my home, and so often the one most homemakers and design enthusiasts forget about until it’s time to try to enjoy it.

I’ve written under a different nom de plume, several actually, but always enjoyed writing short, informative articles on subjects I’m interested. is where I’m happy to keep these quick articles.