My summer “routine” is in full swing now, so I’m feeling comfortable and ready to start writing again. With the world going on lockdown, BLM protesting, etc; I didn’t feel in my heart that it was right to blog about wedding trends, seasonal flowers, and “materialistic happiness”. I don’t want to pretend like the world is normal. And although our world is far from normal, I’m ready to bring some personal happiness into my life every day, giving myself a break from the news and social media. I hope my blog can serve that to you as well.
To kick things “back” off at Kelly Good Celebrations, hi! I’m Kelly. Here are some fun, light-hearted facts about me, to “re-introduce” myself, if you will. I’m excited to start sharing small businesses around me, more on motherhood, and of course, bridal. Like always, thank you for sticking with me ❤
I wish I knew how to ______.
Speak Spanish! My husband is hispanic, and can fluently speak to his family. We want to make sure Connor is bilingual as well… so we often watch Curious George, in Spanish!
Quote to live by?
“How you spend your time, is how you spend your life.” -Lara Casey
Night owl or early bird?
Early bird. You’ll find me in bed no later than 10pm.
Favorite Instagram accounts to follow?
Happy hour drink of choice?
A crisp, dry glass of Rose’
Favorite dinner spot in Cleveland?
Dewey’s Pizza is our normal Friday night dinner. But if it’s a special night out, Pier W. It’s the best view in the city!
Favorite small businesses in Cleveland?
A valuable lesson you’ve learned?
When one door closes, an even better door is about to open.
Last thing you splurged on?
An Apple Watch!
What do you have your eye on?
Another swimsuit from, Summersalt. They are pricey, but SO WORTH IT!
Apps you use every day?
Instagram, and Connor’s breathing monitor, the Owlet.
All things Christmas. You’ll find my tree up on Thanksgiving, and the Hallmark channel on as much as my husband will let me.
#1 vacation destination on your list?
Hawaii! It’s currently the plan for our 5 year wedding anniversary.
Favorite way to spend a day off in Cleveland?
Waking up and taking an early class at Harness Cycle, then spending the rest of the day in Shaker with my boys ❤ Lately, we spend our weekend days walking to the Van Aken District for lunch and a happy hour beer, while Connor plays in his stroller.
Best relationship advice?
“It should be easy.”
White cake with white buttercream, or a warm chocolate chip cookie.
Best advice when it comes to dealing with people?
Not everyone is going to like you, and that’s okay. Kill them with kindness anyways 😉
Favorite Starbuck’s drink?
Iced coffee with a dash of skim milk. But I’d rather drink locally at Rising Star.
What would you tell your 18 year old self?
You’re going to be told no, turned down, and feel like you’re world is coming to an end. But just wait, so much good is about to happen. The no’s, the negatives, the failures; they’ll teach you that you’re a lot stronger than you may think.
What do you miss?
Seeing my family on a regular basis. As much as I love Cleveland, Jake and I dream of the days we can be a quick drive from family for Sunday dinners and summer time pool parties.
If I wasn’t working in bridal I’d be _____ .
A teacher! I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education, thinking I would one day be a 2nd grade teacher.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
My parents instilled in me (and my siblings) from as early as I can remember… at the end of the day, family is all you have. Friends may come and go, but family is what matters most. And no matter what, you always show up for family.
Nike or Adidas?
Nike for working out, Adidas for looks.
Favorite wedding memory?
Seeing my dad for the first time. It was one of the most emotional moments of my life. And walking back up the aisle with Jake, right after we were married. It was pure joy… and RELIEF! We did it!
Netflix choice during COVID19?
Little Fires Everywhere (on HULU), and King of Queens reruns.
A weird fact about me:
I don’t like hot food. I prefer everything room temperature, or cold.
That’s all for now! See you Friday for another “Small Business Spotlight”. (If you missed my last one, click HERE!)