4 Q's with Katie & Melissa Morgan
What’s your favorite part of your job?
We have always viewed Katiebug’s as our canvas. We have endless opportunities to create, whether it’s by creating new menu items, coming up with crazy flavor combinations, designing our new space, events that we plan, or packaging our products. We love that we get to express our creativity through all aspect of our business. It is so fun for us!
What do you love about being a small business owner in Oklahoma?
Definitely all of the relationships that we have built through Katiebug’s. From businesses to customers we’ve made some amazing friends along the way. We are always taken back at how amazingly sweet our customers are and how far they come to see us. We feel a huge responsibility to them. They’ve made our business what it is today.
What’s your go-to shaved ice flavor?
Two flavors that are staples for our family are raspberry and blackberry cobbler with sweet cream. I’m also a fan of the hibiscus lemonade.
What are you most excited about in the new location?
We’re just so excited to finally get to share it with everyone! We renovated the whole thing ourselves. We designed and installed every detail from hand painting the floor to the kitchen cabinets. When we were designing it, we were constantly envisioning how we hoped our customers would enjoy the space. It’s so fun now to see it filled with all of our favorite people enjoying sweet treats. We’re also really excited about our new bakery items. Since, we have a full kitchen in the new space we are able to offer baked goods that we’ve been dying to add for years!
Katie & Melissa Morgan are the mother-daughter duo behind Katiebug's Sips & Sweets, a sweets shop which can be found at 7 NW 9th Street in Oklahoma City's historic Automobile Alley. Follow them on Instagram at @katiebugsokc. "4 Q's with Katie & Melissa Morgan" was originally featured in the Keep It Local OK Summer 2018 Zine. If you find yourself wanting more, please check out this slightly out of date episode of "OK Originals sponsored by Oklahoma's Credit Union" that we shot with Katie & Melissa about a year ago.