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 stay at home to care for my two young children and the babies that have been placed with us for foster care.

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'm really like Celtic harp music. 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