About Me

Hi folks, I'm Kelli. I live in a northern suburb of Boston, Massachusetts with my husband, two kids, and two cats. 

// I grew up in the South but have lived as a Yankee for the past 10+ years. That said, I still love collard greens and make a mean batch of fried green tomatoes.

// I have a master's degree in American history and have worked as a historical interpreter, a museum education director, and as a higher ed administrator. I also spent six great years running a vintage home goods shop on Etsy.  Nowadays, I'm a stay-at-home-mom to my two young children, and we are taking the final steps towards becoming a licensed foster care family.

Thrifting knows no borders. Visited seven thrift stores in Denmark and Germany today with Christa and Annegret. #thriftingwithoutborders #thrifting #thriftstores #germany #denmark #howamigoingtogetallthishome #ineedmoreluggageallowances

// I love vintage items, particularly from the early-to-mid 20th century. My favorite activity is rummaging through thrift stores and yard sales. Almost everything the kids and I wear was picked up at a thrift store, and we're some of the best dressed people I know. 

"Ain't no one on the corner got swagger like us." #yeawecool #swagger #instasinclair #instaluther

// For a good bit of the year, I become obsessed with gardening and can think of nothing else. I'm also a good cook, a passible baker, and am always trying to make the inside of our home look like an eclectic magazine spread.

Finally! I didn't think they were ever going to turn! And of course we're leaving the country soon for 2+ weeks . . .  #perfecttiming #tomatoes #homegarden #gardening

// What else, what else? I'm really short, only 4' 11". I don't eat meat. I have an INFJ personality and a fake front tooth. I've piloted an airplane and have talked to Jimmy Carter at a wedding. I'm a follower of Jesus and a Lutheran.  I bite my nails, but I'm trying to quit. I hope to someday play the violin and speak conversational German.

I hope we can be friends.
Why is it so stuffy in here? #homerepair #homeownership #remodel #ourhouseisold #1890

Favorite quotes:

"Dress of the job you want, not the job you have. That has always struck me as good advice. That is why I dress as a psychedelic astronaut." -- unknown

"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." -- Practical Magic

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -- Jeremiah 29:11