Archives: May 2014


FP Love Story Feature
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A little while back Sam and I got the opportunity to share our story with some of the Free People creative team as part of their “Love Stories” video series.  I had seen a few of the videos before and was (and still am) surprised they asked to feature us…..but Sam and I both were honored they did.  It was so fun to spend the day with them in our home and around our town and share a little bit about our life, our passions and our love for each other and the little girl we are raising together.

There is nothing that is more important to me than the love of family. Today especially, I am acutely aware of how lucky I am. Not only to be a mother, but also to be a wife to a man that is 100% invested in raising children alongside me, hand in hand. We are a team in this. And I can’t imagine doing it without him. Motherhood is a journey. It’s the best job and the hardest job at the same time. But through every hard time, nothing ever trumphs the joy that it brings. Rylee has my whole heart. Every piece of it. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for that girl. And it makes me so excited to think about falling in love all over again with the little boy growing inside of me, just as I did with her. Being a momma is such a gift.  Happy mothers day momma’s.

Link to the Free People post HERE


FREE PEOPLE MOTHER’S DAY INSPIRATION SHOOT
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Wearing:  Free People Dress  //  31 Bits Necklace

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Last weekend I got to be a part of a mother’s day inspirational shoot for Free People out on a ranch in Winchester.  Honestly, it was kind of a dream.  Walking around with zebras and holding baby camels.  Rylee was in animal heaven.  Sometimes I think that girl belongs on a farm she loves them that much.  We got to choose from a handful of dreamy Free People dresses, and the kids got styled out by Heather Rome.  (How amazing is Rylee’s dress!?)  31 Bits provided some pretty amazing new beaded necklaces as well.  It was such a great group of talented women that pulled this together.  This was something we probably won’t be able to ever do again, so I am so thankful to have these photos as memories!  At the end of the day, Rylee asked me if she could stay and go nigh night with the Zebras.  I kind of wish I could have told her yes, but the poor girl left in tears.  We haven’t stopped talking about them since.

Photography:  By Amy Lynn Photography (@byamylynn) (Facebook)

Mama’s:  Isobel Benesch of Bel and Beau, Kelli Murray of Kelli Murray, Cassidy June of O My Darlings, and Nikki of Jeador

Styling:  Heather Rome

Hair / Makeup:  1011 Makeup

Set Design:  Amber Thrane

Florals:  Siren Floral Co


BLACK & GREY
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Hackwith Design x Orn Hansen Dip Dye Kimono // Madewell Blouse (similar) // Zara superskinny jeans // St. Eve Jewelry Tassel Necklace // H&M Boots (similar)

Photos by Jackie Wonders

This kimono is another exclusive piece by Hackwith Design for Orn Hansen.  (Last week I featured the grey romper).  It’s the perfect go over everything piece with an ever so subtle dip dye.  Something you can transition from spring to summer, and eventually even into fall.  Remember, tomorrow is the last day to get 20% off your order at Orn Hansen with code kelli20! So much great stuff!

I have a feeling this kimono will be on heavy rotation throughout my pregnancy!  I am still hiding my bump pretty well under my clothes….but you can see it in that last photo!  It’s definitely popped!  Earlier this week Sam and I got to see our boy moving around on screen at my 20 week ultrasound. That visit always makes me so emotional….getting to see him punch and kick and suck his thumb.  Knowing that in just 4 1/2 months I’ll be able to watch him do those things in my arms.  It’s all such a miracle.