Kelso Family Adventures

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Wedding season is over, I’m eight months pregnant, lots has changed since I last left you loyal blog followers in April! See my Summer Hiatus Post here….

The two babies are now my “yearlings” having both had a birthday since my last post… My son Cash and my Niece Marissa whom I watch during the day.

I have so many new things to blog about including their daycare schedules, experiments in building their little brains and bodies, sign language, reading, behavior management and so much more I don’t even know where to start! So you may have to deal with a few random posts here and there!

I’m also preparing for the next bouncing baby boy to arrive in January, so I am back to posting about pregnancy, preparing for a second child, baby showers & registries, and of course the “difference” between baby 1 and 2.

I’ve taken my baby and adult hats from Etsy and moved them, along with many other great vintage craft projects into a new local Creswell store, Burlap & Lace which opened in September. I really dove into an inventory and design extension there that keeps me super busy and the house running over with yarn scraps. I’ll be linking those to the blog soon too, but see them here on the Etsy store, The Vintage Event.

Stay tuned for the winter flurry of excitement about to overhaul this blog!

Summer is officially over….and it was exhausting!
A few specific blog posts to look forward to….
Wedding Season Awards: On my other blog, Green-Eyed Girl Productions, for my business I will be posting a fun little recap and assign an “award” to each couple, including a Razzie 😉 The post is a fun way to highlight how I spent my summer and the new amazing people that I met along the way! Hence the delay getting to this blog…  I am still trying to finish blogging my weddings on the other blog! 



Cash’s 1st Birthday Party: Our son turned one in July and we threw him a “Penny Party” for his College 529 Savings Plan. We kept it very small, to immediate family only and asked everyone to bring pennies instead of gifts. We then had a family competition to see which side, mom’s or dad’s could add the most pennies to his piggy bank. Sort of a “Fill the Pig!” campaign. The result were astounding…
Marissa had a birthday in May!


Burlap & Lace: I have taken my Etsy store, The Vintage Event and moved it into a great new local shop, much like my former vendor store Hummingbird’s. I must admit I much prefer to just be a vendor and not manage the store myself! I can just drop off inventory and go! Quite the difference. Thanks to this new endeavor I have another reason to venture out on weekends to Estate Sales (everyone knows how much I love those!), Thrift Stores and of course craft stores to fill every spare minute I have with a project 🙂 My Crafty Pinterest board is finally getting some attention after a long while! But instead of filling up my house I now have that retail outlet again. I plan to promote the store with the blog as long as I can keep up with it! With the new baby coming in January I’m not sure how long I’ll stay without my space looking empty when I’m on maternity leave!

MORE Hats…. moving into Burlap & Lace has also really exploded my hat collection… I’ve been making hundreds over the summer from UO football to unicorns. I mostly do this because, being pregnant, watching the two yearlings, when they are on nap time, all I want to do is sit down, so in an attempt to still feel productive (despite growing a human and all) I make the hats when I’m laying down and the house is quite. You can see them all more and more here on Etsy



Craft Shows: Well, so now that I have all these hats, since I basically make one of everything to then take a picture for the Etsy listing then move on to a new design… I have to do something with them. I take most up to Burlap & Lace, but not all of them “fit” in the store being a vintage/antique themed store, and especially now that we’re past Halloween I have to do something with the ones that don’t sell there, or are just sitting in my office. So, I’ve teamed up with a few organizations who host craft fairs to benefit local charities around that area; Food for Lane County, Women’s Space, Dove Medical and more. They benefit by either us vendors selling our handmade stuff donating into raffles that customers buy tickets for, people who attend win things from vendors by bringing canned food, vendors donate, etc. I have 3 shows I’m gearing up for this holiday season (one has passed), but that just leads to me making more inventory! It’s a vicious cycle… of yarn.. ;/

  1. Handmade Holiday Market- Food for Lane County 11/9/14
  2. Holiday Gift Boutique- 11/22/14

Breast Cancer Awareness Night: Post wedding season, in October, National BCA Month, we have hosted an annual Volleyball match with a large auction for a fundraiser. Along with other things. This year was our 6th year and once again we beat our goal!! See the Years’ Past History Post here…I was also involved with the Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser, Lunch at Tiffany’s Auction, where we raised over $150,000 in one afternoon. Another huge success this year! I play a very minimal role in this fundraiser and am just their to support the fantastic crew who started this and keep it going, Alexa & Abby. We’ve worked together since my Green-Eyed Girl office was in that tiny little start up space behind the coffee shop in 2009!

Then of course I have all the fun stuff to blog about with yearlings, pregnancy and wife stuff! Perhaps I’ll never catch up! So that’s what I have been doing post Wedding Season (Sept-Nov) instead of this blog! I thought I would get back to this blog in the “fall” but but apparently it turned into a winter task list! Where did fall go?! 


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