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Currently // May 2014

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Watching: Once Upon A Time // Game of Thrones // Rupaul’s Drag Race
I realize that these are so vastly different its not even funny but I don’t care!  I look forward to these all week.

Reading: Nothing!  I’d love a suggestion!
Listening To: Newest favorite iTunes purchases.  Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Neon Trees, Sam Smith…delightful!
Working On: Improving my photography skills and growing my shop.
Looking Forward To: RECITAL! It’s the 18th!
Want to share what you’re up to? All you have to do is share a fun/funny photo, fill in blanks, and link up below! 
XO, Kelly

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Currently // April 2014

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the pic speaks for itself right?

Watching: Rewatching Game of Thrones with the Hubs before the new season begins on Sunday!

Reading: 1-2-3 Magic  
Listening To: A new alternative station here in the Atlanta area.  I’ve been jamming out to some indie stuff and some serious 90’s classics! (Collective Soul, Cake, etc)
Working On: Art Journaling…It’s kinda of cathartic and I’m starting to get the hang of it.  If there really is anything to “get”.  I think you’re just suppose to do it…
Looking Forward To: SPRING BREAK!!!
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Currently // March 2014

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Taken during our maternity shoot.  It’s was FREEZING!

Watching: True Blood – I’ve read {almost} all of the books and it’s interesting how its translated to TV.

Reading: Mainly home decor catalogs (if you can all that reading) 
Listening To: A new song for a new piece of choreography (Vienna by Linda Eder)
Working On: Getting the last bits of our stuff situated in our house…its slow goins when you have a toddler! 
Looking Forward To: My students getting their costumes for recital
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Currently // February 2014

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He’s, obviously, very proud of himself…
Watching: Kim of Queens (it’s my latest reality show obsession)
Reading: The Giver – This has always been one of my favorites and I haven’t read it in forever.  Time for a reread!
Listening To: PBS Kids and Team Umizoomi (over and over and over…)
Working On: Knock Knock Shoppe’s Spring Line and a possible new logo
Looking Forward To: Closing on our house and MOVING IN!
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And don’t forget about the Target gift card giveaway!  Ends this Friday!

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So I know that today is when I usually post a Pinterest project but my brain is literally going a mile a minute.  I’ve definitely pinned plenty of things, but none of them have been done!
Why?  Party prepping!  I have a million and one projects that I have been working on and a toddler that doesn’t want me to do them.
So today is a day for a little brain spilling.  I’m so excited about so many things and I want to share them all. (I can’t actually do that…but I want to!) So here’s what I can share at the moment.

Tomorrow is Mr. G’s party and I have been up to my elbows in all things trains.  Expect many DIYs involving trains in the days to come!  Tomorrow is also my birthday, and I don’t care how old I get, I will always be excited for my birthday.

We are swiftly approaching our closing date on our first house.  HOUSE!  It’s crazy to think that I’ve had this dream of own a home and it’s really coming true.  So expect larger scale DIYs later this year.
In that same vein, there are boxes EVERYWHERE.  All around me are boxes and boxes and more boxes.  I may go insane.  Mr. G, however, thinks they are the best things ever.

And last but not least…be on the lookout for a fun change.  Want to know sooner?  Follow me on Instagram.  I plan on documenting it!

*happy sigh* That was good.
XO, Kelly

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Currently // January 2014

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I’m really excited about this new feature I’m going to do.  It is a monthly feature and will happen on the first Tuesday of the month and I’d love for you to join me.  All you have to do is fill in blanks and share a fun/funny photo!  There’s a link up at the bottom and I can’t wait to see what you’re up to!

Seven people packed into one car to see the Magical Nights of Lights.  

Watching: Dance Moms! New episodes started last week!
Reading: The Pilot’s Wife
Listening To: Recital Music (on repeat!)
Working On: Choreography and new products for my shops
Looking Forward To: Mr. G’s Birthday Party

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Ten {little} Things #2

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1. Watching the sunrise after taking Hubs to work.
2.  Looking at houses for the first time ever!
3.  Putting in a bid on our first house!!
4.  Watching Mr. G play in the play area of a Chick-fil-A.
5.  Paying for the two cars behind me at Starbucks.
6.  Snuggles in bed with Mr. G.
7.  Exchanging presents with wonderful friends.
8.  My students copying me by dancing barefoot.
9.  Starbucks date with just me and Mr. G.
10.  Getting the best Christmas card EVER! 
(see the above pic)
Happy Monday and Merry Christmas Eve Eve!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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I am so grateful for the many blessings from the Lord.  My family, friends, work, our church, and so much more.  We have the ability to provided for ourselves, we have food in our stomach everyday, a roof over our heads. My life is so full of love.  
I am blessed with so many opportunities to be creative which brings me so much joy. 
 I am thankful for YOU, for taking time out of your day to visit my little corner of the blogosphere.  
I am thankful today and everyday!
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Our Story

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He wore these socks on purpose….
3 years ago today I was waking down the aisle to marry a man I had known less than a year.  A man I grew up 20 minutes away from but never knew.  A man with a huge heart and wonderful spirit.
Our story starts before we actually met.  I had just moved back to my hometown and didn’t really know anyone anymore. How in the world was a going to meet someone.  I had two jobs teaching dance so my students weren’t really going to help me since they were either 3/4 year old girls or middle to senior aged women.  I was either going to meet a single dad (nothing wrong with that, just not what I was looking for at the time) or get set up with someone’s son (also not a terrible option but those ladies never really hung around long enough to get to talking about that business).  One day my mom came home with a crazy idea and pushed me to try online dating.  I wasn’t so sure it was for me.  I was 23, wasn’t this for older people?  Apparently not.  I actually did meet someone and we dated, but it fizzled out pretty quickly.  
Now I was completely discouraged, this was supposed to work!  But my mom being who she is, knowing what’s best and all, pushed right back in the game and suggested that maybe I try another site too.  Two dating sites?
Well, again, mother knows best!  That night I started a message thread with a cute guy on plentyoffish.com who had moved back home just that month.  His profile was a just two hands playing a piano.  I was intrigued a little by the mystery of said profile picture but it was my mom who said, “Just click on it!”.  We talked some more, then exchanged numbers and started texting and talking on the phone.  It turns out we had been friends with some of the same people.  Eventually we wanted to meet in person but I was very hesitant, my first experience did not go well.  I went to meet him anyway…
Less than 2 months later, he was asking my parents a very important, very serious question.  A few weeks after that, he asked me one too.
8 months later this happened.
Our story is not a long one, under a year.  It is an unconventional one.  I know people who have been dating since high school and are just now getting engaged.  Everyone’s story is different and this is ours and I love it.  
I would not be who I am without this story, without him in my life.  I would not have earned my greatest title, Mother, without him.  I truly believe God brought us together in His time, and that’s just fine with me.
XO, Kelly
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20 things // The “Me Lately” Edition

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I’ve seen some of these out there in the blogging world and I thought it might be fun to do one of my own but more of an update.  Kind of a “hey, this is what I’m up to” or a “this is why I haven’t posted in what feels like forever”.  
1. I’m currently in the process of putting my bows into the Etsy shop instead of just on Instagram.  

The success of my shop has been such a blessing and I am so grateful for that.  I’m reaching out to a larger market now with my bows and it’s slow goings.  I hate making descriptions for the listing.  I don’t know why but it feels so tedious.
2. In that same vein, I’m super busy with custom orders.  Awesome! 

3. Lots of dancing.  

I’ve been working a lot lately.  Subbing, private lessons, choreography.  I love my job!
4. Drinking too much coffee. 

5. I went through my first corn maze! 

This has nothing to do with work or the shop.  This was just pure fun and time spent with both my family and my church family.
6. Putting out toddler “fires”.

He’s been doing this melt into the floor thing constantly these days.  Closer and closer to those “terrible twos” every day.  Although I hear three is worse….
7. Working on contributor posts.  
I currently contribute to two blogs, Pretty Providence and Southern Blog Society.  Check them out! 
8. Trying no fit in a workout here or there.  
It’s not “working out” so well these days but I’m trying.
9. Neglecting my Project Life.  
I have a ton of pictures printed and supplies but they’re all just sitting there waiting to be placed into their pages.  I’ll get to it….eventually.
10.  Loving on my boy.  

I think that since he’s approaching that two mark, I’m getting all weepy mommy about how fast he’s growing up.   
11. Watching every single show there is about trains, aka “choo choos”.

A LOT of Chuggington and Thomas.
12. I finished a book!

This was a little while ago but I feel like it needed a mention here.  It’s the first one I’ve finished since LM was born!
13. Spending time with some of our favorite people.

14. Debating cutting my hair.
No this doesn’t keep me bust or occupied, but I can’t help but day dream about shorter hair.  Thoughts?
15. Brainstorming.
My brain is always turning over ideas for DIYs, blog design, new bows, marketing and networking, and so on.
16. Keeping up with Project Life 365.

This one I am particularly proud of!  I have kept up all year so far and have been featured 4 times!
17.  Enjoying the cooler weather.
18. Somewhere in all this I clean the apartment from time to time. 
You know, cuz it’s nice to be clean.
19.  I may or may not have taken a nap….or two.
20.  Breathe.
This is probably the hardest one. Just breathing and telling myself it’s all good. 

What have you been up to lately?

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