i'm kelly. for the last decade i'e been the proud wife of grant, the funniest man on earth. my nine year old daughter, cate, is my sidekick. they are my best friends and make my life full and exciting, and yes, sometimes challenging! this space is where i put all the moments with them i don't want to forget.
i used to call this blog "my happy little life", and it still links that way. but i hate that name. in 2006 when i began blogging, it was sort of a facetious title, and was meant to remind me to look for the good and happy in my crazy life. then, when more than ten people started reading this "happy little" weblog, i was sure that the name was being misunderstood and interpreted as cutesy, so the loathing began. now i just call it my blog. i'm not brave enough to change the feed url though.
i love: being a mormon, being a homemaker, writing, reading, eating, nature, vintage collecting, clean and uncluttered living, expressing my feelings about the difficulties of life, my handsome and perfectly imperfect husband, my daughter who is the apple of my eye, recording memories, taking pictures of people and places i love, visiting my hometown of lake tahoe, knitting, quilting, tv shows that i probably shouldn't be watching, john hughes movies, frugality and thrift stores, classic rock, playing the piano well and the guitar poorly, and weekly therapy.
i despise: the frequent panic attacks i suffer, polycystic ovarian syndrome which has made it impossible for me to get pregnant lo these past eight years, the nightly news (except when reported by ron burgundy- cause i stay classy), living landlocked, and anything that starts with "keep calm and".
beyond family moments, this blog is about whatever in the world i feel like talking about. but mostly family memories, my thoughts on life and faith, and things i make out of thrifted and vintage supplies. then i ask you to buy them in my etsy shop. however, i am an indie spirited anti-sponsor slash ad-free kind of girl. i don't like having a boss or blogging about things i don't really love. but i do really love you. (so hang out and be my friend).
i don't think i blog enough about my love of music- it is a huge part of my life, so i might start doing that more. or my personal style and love of dressing in vintage, but that's kind of all that you see on the internet these days. nevertheless, i love. so maybe i'll show an outfit or two, too. but probably not.
i graduated in health and psychology education, have spent time as a wellness counselor, and know a crapload about natural healing and nutrition and even more about psychological disorders and living with mental illness and even more about hormones and infertility. people ask me to post more about these things, but sometimes it is overwhelming and depressing to regurgetate it all. i like to be creative on this here space and just show you a quilt, you know?
but, in truth, in absence of the current ability to conceive more babies, i am pursuing a master's in social work degree from USC via distance education and am swamped with field work and delightful homework. i would rather have babies. but social work feels like a calling in my heart. life surprises you. also, USC is so expensive i just might have to swallow my indie spirit pride and start ad begging. i sure hope not.
lastly, an fyi: sometimes i blog everyday for months. sometimes i don't blog at all for months. (see: mental illness, noted above). but i'm always on instagram so you can follow me there too: @kellymccaleb.
my email is kellymccaleb[at]hotmail[dot]com should you ever need to contact me for any nice reason at all.