I’m not sure who I am….but I know what I am….
Sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, wife, mom, walker, baker, candlestick maker (once, when I was a Martha Stewart fan), full time student at UTDallas (Go Comets!), Christian, artist (yes, I actually sell stuff), a Saints Fan (married to a Colts fan), smart alec, goofy, and Queen of the bad hair days.
Hi! I’m Kelly. Welcome to my blog, Why’d I Come in Here?
I ask myself this question daily and often find myself completely distracted by something else while I wait to remember. It’s a fun little way to mix up the day and keep it interesting. I lose a lot of laundry to mildew, by the way.
I’m a wife to ‘The Hubbers, and a mom to two wonderful teenagers, living in a sweet little yellow house with a red door in Dallas.
I paint (furniture, walls, canvases, anything really), strip, sand, repair, build, tile, bake, cook, sew, upholster, art journal, and garden (weed the beds). I’m a jill of all trades, master of none. I’m pretty good with the skill, reciprocating, table, and jig saws. The band saw scares me….so does the weed whacker. I’m working on it. I’ve built playhouses, sandboxes, and our outdoor Great Table (seats 12, made from treated lumber, and stores easily….luvit!) to name a few. We moved into our second home, “Pennyburn” in 1997, and I’ve painted every room in it at least twice. (Which speaks to my need for change and not my inability to pick good paint colors. 🙂 )
I’ve seen every trend come and go since I first tuned in to BBC America’s “Changing Rooms” and then TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and Nancy Golden (Nate Berkus’ mom) on DIY and HGTV. “Pennyburn” and I began our love/hate relationship about the time Rachel Ashwell coined the term ‘shabby chic’. I’ve since sold or altered all of my brownish-pink and cream shabby stuff, but I still wear the cowboy boots I bought because of her cover. Now, I’m a Tracy Porter and JuNk GyPsY fan.
I couldn’t bare the thought of ever painting another wall so I turned to the yards, finally, and then to canvases and my art journals. And now that the kids are older and their food likes have matured I have more fun cooking. There’s only so much one can do with grapes, cheese sticks, and Cheerios. I can also go thrifting more now that I don’t have little ones!
In the interest of thrifting, upcycling supports local business and my neighbors directly and keeps our junk out of the landfills as well. Plus, it decreases my big fat carbon footprint since it doesn’t require energy to reprocess it back to its raw form like recycling does. But I won’t go there right now.
So, I’m all over the map these days and loving that I have so many options for creativity. I hope my blog reflects this…variety. I hope you find something interesting and thanks for visiting!