Thursday, February 20, 2014

my last post

I've been contemplating for a long time moving on from this blog or just giving up blogging entirely. However, I finally decided that I enjoy blogging too much to cut it out of my life, but it did need a change. This place has been the home to 1,060 posts and numerous years. I've shared a lot on here, which is why I won't be deleting it.

I am excited to share my new blog with yall (in case you haven't already stumbled upon it). I plan on keeping some things the same, but giving it more of an updated and mature feel, which I just didn't think I could do here. I hope you visit the new blog. It's still a work in progress, but I'm looking forward to what it will eventually become.

You can visit me here....Polka Dots and Photographs

xoxoxo, kellie

Thursday, January 2, 2014

goodbye, hello

2013- It's hard to put into words how I felt about this year. It had it ups and downs, like any year. It brought great things, like a puppy and sad things, like my aunt passing away.  It was full of life changing events and learning experiences and questions.
But 2014, I'm going to try to make you my best year yet. I'm going to focus more on being happy and positive- on being proactive and focused.

Before I say hello to 2014 though, I want to say goodbye to 2013.....
 January- we welcomed a new puppy, Chloe. Man I miss her being that small
 February- I spent decorating my first (well second actually) classroom. It's become one of my favorite parts of holidays- decorating the class for the kids. I also got a new car!
 March- my first putt-putt experience (better late than never?)
April- I won instagram magnets from one of my favorite blogs!

 May- I celebrated my 26th birthday with lots of good friends, threw a bridal shower for one of my closest friends, and helped my bestie say goodbye to her dad.
 June- Was my good friend, Erica's wedding and before that bachelorette party. It was also my besties' birthdays, and Chloe graduated puppy training school (which was an ify).
 July- I joined a bowling league and started making some amazing friends and went on our annual NASCAR/Coca-Cola 500 trip.
 August- I started back at school (pirate theme!!!!), and helped throw a bachelorette party for our good friend, Chelsea. My friend Kelly and I also traveled down to Miami for the Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert (best ever!!!!)

 September- My family and I said goodbye to one of my aunts, I took tons more photos for friends, saw Jase Robertson from Duck Dynasty speak, and celebrated another friend getting married and two friends getting pregnant!
 October- I said goodbye to a best friend and boyfriend. I tried making new Halloween traditions, spent more time with friends, and started enjoying single life.
 November- I went to the fair with friends, worked really hard, spent Thanksgiving with family and friends, and also the Emergency Care Clinic (bleh). I learned the true meaning and look of forgiveness and love. Oh and Auburn won against Alabama!!!
December- Enjoyed time with friends, family, the new roomie and the new guy. I crafted and baked a lot and made ridiculous but awesome Christmas cards from me and Chloe. I added to my tattoo collection and started redoing my bedroom.

Thanks for all the memories 2013. 
xoxoxox, kel

Thursday, December 12, 2013


There's such thing as "parenthood" and because my brain is already on break without me, I decided that teacherhood was an appropriate made up name/title for what I do.
It can also have many meanings..... you know, when you teach in the hood...
While this school year has been a tough one and has consumed much of my time, so it's the little things that have helped me smile. 
My kids can be so extremely sweet and their hugs and sweet notes always brighten my day. But one of my favorite things, is what they sometimes turn in. Funny answers, honest to a fault answers, smart ass responses, and pictures that make you second guess yourself. 
Like I said its the little things....

ms. stapleton

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

all i want for christmas

xmas wants

xmas wants by kell-ie featuring a mini skirt

all that glitters.... skirt/clutch/ dress(not pictured)
pencils ...for the classroom
electric pencil sharpener....classroom (my 2 broke)
erasers....again, for the classroom
ink cartridge....for my school printer
auburn toms.....because they look awesome!

Friday, December 6, 2013

playlist// volume 7

I can't believe it's been about a month since I've written here. So much is happening and keeping me busy that I haven't found the time. But if I'm going to be honest, I think I've also outgrown this space. So I've been trying to make a new space and internet home. Who knows when/if I will actually get it done....but I'm hoping.

playlist 7 by Kellie on Grooveshark

Sunday, November 17, 2013

brother and sister love// photo shoot

 A couple of weekends ago my very good friend, Nicole let me take photos of her adorable kidos. I had so much fun with this bunch.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

i need your help readers!!!!!!! (photos of my sister)

 So my awesome, wonderful, beautiful sister let me take her photograph for a certain project she's working on. But here is where you come in.......
I've included some of my favorites and we'd like you to pick your favorite- which is the one she will use for her project!!! (I'll fill you in more later!)
Please list your favorite in the comment section  here (or via facebook if that's where you found this). We'd really appreciate it!!!!!!

goodbye october

October, typically my favorite month has been a whirlwind. Good and bad. But instead of focusing on the bad, I figured I'd share the awesome. 

Good things:
tons of Chloe time- she always cheers me up (except when attacking my face, haha)
lots of time with friends. especially my amazing girl friends!
family time.
photo shoots! (more to come!!)
halloween parties 
dressing up (devil and rosie the riveter)
painting furniture
 Can't wait to see what November brings. Hopefully only good. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

time to get into the sun

What's left to lose? 
I've done enough. 
And if I fail, well then I fail but at least I gave it a shot
..... but now it's time to get out of the desert and into the sun. 
Even if it's alone.
-On Your Porch, by The Format
 There honestly just isn't much to share lately (at least that's good). Call me a debbie downer, right now I'd just go with it. I'm trying my hardest to get through this rough patch of life, but I feel like my head is barely above water.
Someone send help asap!

But as my grandfather would say- it's just one damn thing on top of another.

working on it 
(aka kellie)