i first "met" kelli when i was planning my wedding way back in 2009.  she got married around the time that i was planning my wedding and i immediately fell head over heels in love with her aesthetic and art.  not only is kelli a phenomenal artist, a stylish lady, and an insanely creative individual, she is also mama to one of the most adorable, well-dressed little girls i know.  if you haven't checked out her ever-inspiring blog that is filled with fashion ideas for both mama and daughter, then check it out here.  you can also get inspired by her pinterest boards here or say a quick hello to her here.  and don't forget to follow her on instagram to keep up with her in between blog posts.

the full interview is below:

What are 5 things you are loving at the moment?

For Rylee:
-  Fable Baby Leggings - I've seen a lot of printed baby leggings around, but these take the cake for me
Oeuf Angel Sweater - Knit wool baby sweater with angel wings!! Need I say more?
Little Marc Jacobs Baby Mouse Ballerina Shoes - Because they are just adorable
Fur hat with ears - Cute hat for the colder months ahead.  Everything is cuter with ears
For Me:
Nora Hooded Peacoat - I am heading to Minnesota in December and am in desperate need of a winter coat.  This one would do the trick :)
Porcelain Hanging Containers - For my home & growing green thumb
- One of Ariele's custom built headboards - I've admired her work forever and one day I WILL get one of her designs! day.
Frances Shift Dress - I'd love this for a holiday party
What is your idea of happiness?
the love of family, creating and inspiring

Where do you draw inspiration for your illustrations?  

I am inspired by a lot of things: color and texture, fashion, the people around me, nature, and even just the simple every day things.

How would you describe your aesthetic?  

It's always evolving but currently, I would describe it as soft, feminine, & endearing

What is your favorite illustration currently in your shop? 

Stay Close

What is your favorite DIY project to date?  

These Gold Leaf paper mache bowls

What do you consider to be the greatest invention for mothers?  

the breast pump

What are 3 words to describe the first month of life with a little one?  

exhausting, emotional, priceless

What is the one thing you couldn't live without during your pregnancy?  

a rubber band to hold together my jeans :)

What is your favorite resource for children's clothes?  

A lot of my favorite finds come from pinterest and/or

What is your favorite store?

Free People

What are your top 3 blogs to follow? 

Creature ComfortsKatie's Pencil BoxOana Befort

What are 3 things in your purse 24/7?

These days, I pretty much only carry a diaper bag (chic, i know)......but the necessities are always my phone, wallet, diapers and a bottle.

What is one talent you wish you had?  

I've always wished I could sing