Thursday, May 17, 2018

31

May 5th, also known in my household (and to anyone that knows me) Cinco de Kellie was also Cinco de Derby this year as well. 
Last year I went all out for my 30th, but this year was exactly the opposite. I wanted low key and personal. (Plus I'm one of those people that LOVE my birthday, so the more days I can celebrate, the better). I'm also one of those people that as soon as it strikes midnight I scream "It's my birthday!!" (I may also be channeling my inner Lilly from How I Met Your Mother......)

 My kiddos (and parents) spoiled me this year. It was a great start to my day!

 Austin and I both had to work on my actual birthday, so we weren't able to actually celebrate on Saturday. But Friday night we went out together for a date night, just us. We had Middle Eastern food followed by macaroons at a French place for dessert. Talk about amazing. 

 Saturday Morning before I had to head off to work though, my amazing hubby made me breakfast in bed (the pups were just a tad jealous).

My actual birthday night I went to dinner with some close and amazing friends and my parents. Since we couldn't go out with Austin, we went to his work for dessert. (And maybe also for the AMAZING bread pudding!) 
Sunday after church we went to lunch with the in-laws to celebrate and got to try out this new Southern Bistro. 

All in all, 31 started off amazingly. Hopefully the rest of the year will follow suit!!!
-kel

my niece's graduation photos

I can barely believe my nephew is in college (remember when I took his graduation photos?), but now I'm posting the photos I took of my niece. How are they growing up so fast?????

Faith definitely is rocking this pixie cut and a gorgeous cinderella (as I call it) prom dress (which is amazing since for awhile if it wasn't black, she wouldn't wear it).

I love this kid and I'm so proud to share some photos of the gorgeous woman she's becoming!!!







xoxo, kel

Saturday, May 5, 2018

song #2// Everything Now

This song (and band) are amazing. And something about the music in one part reminds me weirdly of the  Rains Down in Africa song, which Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard totally rocked by the way. 
Yea, don't judge.....

And also, how is it MAY (and my birthday) and yet I have only done one other song for my 2018 soundtrack? I need to up my game. 

-kel

Sunday, April 22, 2018

links, links, links.....v//31

Just like this tree's placement (and branches) this post is also pretty random. But I love it....


The less often seen side of random things....is amazing!

If you're a fan of The Office (and especially Pam) then you have to check this site out!! Items only for sale for a few more days though!!!

Have you checked out my mother in laws shop yet?? I've been working there and cannot to make it full time!! PS- the newest product photos were done by me. :)

Have you seriously ever seen a cuter pregnant lady??? 

THESE DOGS are hilarious. If you need a good laugh- look no further.

And Mindy Kaling does it again. (I know, I see The Office theme too guys-- I can't help it).

This mug is just so stinking cute! I can't even.

I've thought about getting a tattoo that had my mom and dad's handwriting on it... but until I'm ready for that commitment, I think this bracelet is the ideal thing! 

These rings!!!!

This baby picture is everything. Like coolest mom ever!

And because why not, this The Office pillow for every Dwight fan out there! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

craftiness of late


I am sooo excited be taking part in the #100daysofallaboutme. I'm way behind (what else is new?) but honestly, I am just happy to have a specific thing to be working on. I feel like I have been out of my crafty element for way too long. It got to the point where I couldn't even think of what to do. 

With that, I also signed up for the FREE scrapbooking workshop. So be ready to see some of that being posted here too. 


I also have a few other things I'm working on and can't wait to share (when the time is right). 

What crafty things have you been up to???

-kel


Friday, April 6, 2018

ASHES!

Last year I started working part time at my mother in laws shop. I absolutely love it (in case you were wondering). It's given me a chance to work on my marketing and social media skills and I've also gotten the chance (lots actually) to pick up my camera more often. 

A few weeks ago we did out first photoshoot of some of the new clothing. I am so excited for how the photos turned out. Plus it was an incredible day with some of my absolute favorite ladies!!!



You can see more of the photos and products on our site Ashesboutique.com or on our facebook page. 

Stay tuned for more fun things happening over here!!!
-kel

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chloe + Luna

Because I can..... 
And also because I'm trying to take more photos.



Yea... they definitely need hair cuts!!
-kel