Tuesday, June 17, 2014

{meet my guest} KELLY @ THE LITTLE THINGS

Give us a little background about who you are and what you do.
I'm Kelly, the mama behind The Little Things.  I'm a mother to my sweet little boy Gavin, aka Mr. G, and wife to my loving husband.  I'm also a fur-mama to our very destructively curious kitty, Tybalt otherwise known as Mr. Tibbs.  I love the Lord and feel that he has filled every day with beauty and joy; you just have to be willing to see it.  I'm a stay at home mom by day, a dance teacher by night, a crafter in between, and a photographer on the side. I do a little bit of everything because I love to create.  

What sparked your interest with blogging?
When my son was born I had every intention of being so full of love and new life.  So much joy and wonder over my new little bundle of adorableness.  This didn't happen.  While I loved my son more than I thought possible, I suffered from postpartum depression.  I stopped eating, I could barely get out of bed, I needed an outlet.  I had always found joy and comfort in creating, in any form, that I thought writing a blog may help and I ended up being right!  I was able to find not only other moms but a whole community of wonderful, God loving people!  Blogging brought me back to the real world and out of my PPD hazed mind.

What is your favorite DIY project for 2014?
So far I think my favorite project from this year has to be my DIY spring wreath. Even though it's summer now, I have no intention of taking it down.  I love the colors and it makes me happy just to look at it! I've also really been getting into my new "Easy Eats" posts.  I'm not much of a cook but I can whip up something tasty every now and then.

Care to share any do’s and don’ts of photography?
If you have a DSLR camera, always use the continuous shot feature.  I'm mainly a child photographer so it really helps to catch those spontaneous moments in between.  But it helps with any kind of photography.  It's the candid moments in between the posing that make for some of my best photos.

Don't worry about capturing "the shot".  If you worry about getting the perfect shot/pose, it won't happen. Especially with children.  Most of them hate having their picture taken, or just have no desire to do what you want them to.  Keep snapping away and, usually, more than one will surprise you.

Might there be a shop discount for readers of All My Happy Endings?
My Etsy shop, Knock Knock Shoppe, would be happy to offer 20% to All My Happy Endings readers! Use the code HAPPY20 at checkout! (code ends July 1st)

So HAPPY to be here on All My Happy Endings!

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