Welcome to….

June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment



I have enjoyed every moment here at Kay’s Corner.  The lessons and the experiences that I have learned over the past year have been invaluable, and I enjoyed sharing it with you along the way.  I am thrilled to introduce you to my new solo business, filled to the brim with my heart and soul:  Simplee.

See you there :)



June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

The new website is almost done.


I feel like I’ve been saying that for awhile …


but really, it’s almost here.


The Big Reveal.


I’m really excited.


See you soon :)

My Homework.

May 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Life happens in the details.

Easily overlooked.

Yet just as easily treasured.


May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Awhile back, I made a promise to a little monkey.  Something about the glories of blogging fame and the like.

It is a post that is long overdue.

So here it is :)

Isn’t he cute?  I’m a sucker for those soft and chubby cheeks, big smile, and furrowed brow + pout lip combo.  The downside to this is that supposedly he’s grown over the past year, and therefore is, well, older now.


I’m not sure how I feel about that one.

The Little Monkey has a Not-So-Little Dog Friend. Otherwise known as Rylee.

It hardly seems fair to have only gotten three days in which to soak up all this six-month old sweetness.  We made the most of it though…

In other words, I stalked him with my camera in hand.  I’m nothing if not a camera-stalker-auntie.

Which I fully intend on doing again later this summer :)

As it just so happens, my long-distance friend is a camera toting mama too!  Check out her brand new blog here and tell her Kelsea sent you!  (Because she has no clue that I’m posting this … hehehe.)

Have a great weekend everyone!

~ Kelsea

A Little Bit of Everything {craft + book of the week}

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Right now I am surviving on post-it notes.  Have a thought, write it on a post-it.  I’m hooked.  If I could, I would stick several oddly yellow post-it notes to my monitor and call it a blog posting, were it not for the fact that you wouldn’t be able to see it.  Boo.  So here goes:

    • POST-IT #1:   If you haven’t heard already, there is a GIVEAWAY going on the Jay & Kay Photography facebook page.  Interested in scoring a free mini session for you or a friend/daughter/son/that nice person that lives down the street?  Find the details here.
    • POST-IT #2:   I have fallen in love with a new book.  This discovery came from the school library, and is called The Feelings Book by Todd Parr.    Before children can understand and manage their emotions (and in turn their behavioral response to these emotions,) they must first know what these emotions are.  This book does just that, in clear and colorful fashion.

Love it.

  • POST-IT #3:   If your child has ever dreamed of flying across the glorious sky with a beautiful pair of wings, then you need to check out these DIY Bird Wings for Children.  How cool is that?

Have a wonderful weekend – May it be a little bit of everything!  (Now THAT definitely needs to go on a post-it ;o)  Happy reading!

Hidden Treasure.

April 25, 2011 § 2 Comments

From my family to yours …..

We hope you had a wonderful Easter, and found all you were looking for :)

{Linking up to The Simple Things once again …. my mothering heart just loves this tiny moment too much not to.}

p.s. As a side note, you may be interested in knowing that the fam and I did indulge in a little egg dying over the weekend, as per the goal that was set in Friday’s posting.  Nothing that will cause dear Martha to turn green with envy … but we think they’re beautiful just the same :)

{vintage egg}

{not-so-vintage eggs}

So.  Who’s up for egg salad?

Cue the Egg {craft of the week}

April 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy Earth Day!

{Confession:  I did not plant a tree today.  For some inexplicable reason, there is a distinct you-know-it’s-the-right-thing-to-do urge to plant a tree on Earth Day.  Really, it’s the least I could do, being that I am fully aware of the fact that our current number of ‘trees in the woods’ status is down by two after they lost an arm wrestling match with some recently strong winds.  Unnecessary bullying to say the least … but, there you have it.  Time to plant a tree.  Or two.}

Also, Happy Easter!  (Isn’t multitasking fabulous?)

{Confession:  We haven’t dyed our eggs yet.   Oops.}

Perhaps some of you are in the same boat of procrastination?  (Seriously, why would anyone want to procrastinate doling out cups of dye out to three I’m-so-excited-I-can’t-sit-still kiddos.  Nope.  Not a single reason comes to mind.  Other than the desire to keep the nearby walls the continuous solid color that they are.  And yes, I’m exaggerating a tad.  At least I truly hope that is an exaggeration.)  So I did what any mother would do in this situation:  I googled to find ways to make this project even more complicated.

First, I stumbled upon this delightfully information post on dying eggs naturally on Martha Stewart’s website.  I love that this adds a bit of Earth Day flair to the ol’ egg dying tradition!

Or…for a different kind of flair entirely, check out these incredible beauties that I stumbled upon at NAPCP.

Certainly making eggs as glorious as those would make up for not planting a tree on Earth Day, don’t you think?  We’ll see how Round 1 goes tomorrow ;o)

Happy Crafting, Happy Earth Day, Happy Easter!