I’m Kelley and I’ve been blogging since November of 2010. My blog, Brixton Makes Three, is my personal dumping ground for my life: the good, the bad, the ugly. I chronicle baby milestones of my 14 month old, my ever-failing “getting the last bits of baby weight” weight loss journey, and my struggle with depression. In between all that I like to travel, explore my adopted city of Chicago, and eat! (Maybe related to weight loss fail??)
One goal you hope to complete in the next year … I hope to finally reach my pre-baby weight AND lose another 7 lbs..weight I put on since being married! I’m turning 35 (!!!) this November and it’s not going to get any easier the longer I put it off!
Recent favorite mama moment … Brixton is starting to talk and it really warms my heart to hear his little voice coming out of his mouth. I speak German to him at home and it’s starting to pay off! He understands a lot of things in German and some of his first words are also German ones!
Guilty pleasure … It’s not really earth-shattering, but I love to nap and I do almost every day. Yes, I could use that 1-2 hours to get stuff done around the house, but I’m tired! And I feel SO MUCH better afterwards!
Recently read book … I just finished this book called Those Who Saved Us. Can’t remember the author, but wow. A German woman during WWII had a secret relationship with a Jewish doctor, had his child and then does what she has to to survive.
Favorite Bible verse … I am horrible at memorizing scripture, but I am constantly thinking about the Proverbs 31 wife and how unlike her I am! I’ve grown a lot as a Christian these last few years, but I have A LOT of work to do. A journey that is never complete and never gets easier, but is worth it.
Most prized household tip … This is a tip for ladies with a multi-level house. I’ve lived in several and I just now figured this out. Get a basket of some sort. I found one at HomeGoods for $12. It’s my upstairs-downstairs basket. So I fill it upstairs with stuff that belongs downstairs and when I go downstairs and put all that stuff away, I fill it again with stuff that belongs upstairs. Much easier than making multiple trips and the basket is a cuter holding zone than just dumping stuff into a pile somewhere!
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