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My name is Kelley and I am a stay at home mom to two kids - my amazing son Jackson Wayne and cutie pie little girl Bailey Louise. I am a working at home mom with a business called baby Jack blankets. I handmake ribbon tab baby blankets and sell them online. I am married to the love of my life Brian and every day looking forward to the ever so rewarding and challenging experiences that my life brings me.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Many updates

This summer flew on by. Next week is Labor Day weekend already and that means summer comes to an end and school begins. With the changing of the season brings our family more change: a cozier kitchen, two crazy kids & cutting back.

I am sitting here in an empty room at a table. This room is our kitchen and I am admiring my husband as he paints away. Brian and I decided to completely remodel our kitchen with a new look - cabinets, countertops, appliances and floors - the whole enchilada. This week keeps us extremely busy with updates, installs and organizing. It was an impulse decision but we know we are living in our home for a long time so it will be worth it.

My inspiration for the new kitchen is family functional with a large calendar on our wall to showcase our schedules, kids artwork displayed on cork boards and a message that simplies all that our family is about: love. The first thing I put up was a decal on our wall that is the focal point in the kitchen. It's a daily reminder to me to be a great parent and try my best every day.

Since I have a mixture of taste, I wanted a farm/victorian/shabby chic/hamptons type feel and nothing better than looking to Martha Stewart for advice. Did you know she has her own cabinet line? We bought them and they are going to make me want to cook more...or so i tell myself. I am really excited to post pictures soon as they will be installed this week and countertops/floors next week. It's been a fast moving train since we found out they are to be delivered and Brian has been painting like mad. It's our final update to inside our home and it's going to look amazing...
How do we even find time to remodel and create this change? I don't know how we manage but when we start a project, we do it 100%. Check out the pictures of the progress from this weekend:

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Sounds of Silence

Today is Jack's first day away from home. He's 2 1/2 years old (tomorrow) and for the very first time he is away from mom and dad. He is staying over at Brian's parents house in Sun Prairie - Nana and Papa and I am sitting here missing him so much. This house is silent.

It's a different sort of silence than when he is at daycare. I know I have to haul ass and try to get things accomplished before picking him up by 11:45 but today is different; I can take my time. I can reflect, get organize, feed and play with Bailey and lay around. I am going to sew, shop, pay bills, play, lay and watch the last Oprah episode again and weep. It's one of those emotional days that leaves me here - reflecting how wonderful my little boy is and how he brightens my day with his noise.

I hope this quiet day keeps me busy for I dont want to realize how silent it truly is without my little guy for much longer.