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)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

single in the city

Lately this place has been quiet. I've thought about posting, but then when I sit down to do it I just can't figure out what I want to say or share. 

October has been my favorite months for awhile. It always holds a fresh start (Fall) and lovely traditions. It also has a particular day that I look forward to every year in hope of something good occurring on it. (See here, here, here, and here.) But October has brought me only 2 things- one good and one terrible, horrible,  no good, very bad thing (I got that from this cute kid's book,fyi). 

Good- my little pup turned the big 1!! I can't believe she's not a puppy anymore!

Bad- Steven and I broke up. I'm still trying to put into words how I feel about this and I just can't seem to manage the appropriate ones. It's a difficult situation after a 3 1/2 year relationship. And while I am putting this factoid out there, I don't plan on discussing it here. But life will be extremely different and I guess that goes for this little blogger space too. 
Stay tuned......

Thursday, October 10, 2013

what i'm currently working on

 This past weekend I met this fabulous lady and her adorable pup to take some beach photos. I love how her fun and sweet personality shows through some of these pictures- and I'm so happy to share a few of my favorites!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

life lately

 So life lately has been insane. Even weird. And sad. But there's been some good too. (Could I get any more vague?)
School has been busy and some stressful, but I'm taking it day by day and praying more. And some of my kids are the sweetest and make me smile (see the last photo).
This past weekend I got a phone call from family in Alabama, telling me my aunt, who has been struggling with her health, passed away. It was a hard thing to hear, especially since our family is already so small and we use to be so close. The funeral is this coming weekend, and while I'm glad I will get the chance to pay my respects, I'm also a bundle of emotions about it as well.....
And the good? It's not my news, but I'm so very happy for my friends. One is getting married this Friday!!!!! And the other found out she's pregnant (hence the 2 bouquets of flowers photo above).
And then there's the rest.....fantasy football, trying out a costume for Chloe, getting new classroom books for my students to read, flowers and cards from my friends and co-worker friends, photoshoots and great news: my first paid photoshoot in a couple of weekends!!!!

And that's been my life. Ups and downs, goods and bads. As is life I suppose.

Monday, September 16, 2013