We are so thrilled to introduce you to mommy blogger, Kelly aka The Vintage Blonde and her beautiful daughter, Kennedy. We have had the pleasure of getting to know this nature loving mama whose favorite weekend past time is hikes with her sweet little one by her side and who isn’t afraid to admit that she had a serious otter pop craving while pregnant. We are sure you will enjoy getting to know this Bumble wearing mama and agree with us that it’s like talking to your bestie. Her list of hobbies is truly motivational and makes us want to do something sporty and adventurous. She is definitely one to follow on Instagram and Snapchat, her sense of style is so perfectly on point yet easy and comfortable. Her little one is so perfectly accessorized with bows, headbands and hats it’ll make you want to run out and get some for yourself. Plus we give her two thumbs up for her great fashion tip for hiding roots while still looking stylish.
Where is your hometown?
We live in sunny Arizona. Have lived here for almost 6 years now and love it!
How many kiddos do you have?
One 6 month old girl, Kennedy.
What is your kid(s) favorite thing to do right now?
Roll herself across the house! And dance, she LOVES to dance! If you follow me on Instagram (@_thevintageblonde_) or snapchat (@kelschow) you can see all her crazy, wiggly moves.
What is your favorite activity to do with your little one?
We love hiking! On the weekends that's our go to activity and we will try and go somewhere new each time.
SAHM, WAHM or Working mama?
Once Kennedy was born I decided to be a SAHM but as my blog grew it turned into a WAHM. I love it and the freedom to be home with baby and still do something I love.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love photography, fashion, hot yoga... I also love being out in nature so anything outdoors like hiking, paddleboarding, snowboarding.
Do you have any pets?
We have 3 cats and a dog. All rescues. We made them their own Instagram account as a joke and it started to really take off...@lovechlovi if you want to be spammed with dog and kitten pictures :)
Did you have any cravings while preggie?
I craved watermelon like crazy! I would go through 4-5 watermelons in a week. Also otter pops...those were ridiculously addictive. And the weird thing is I haven't had either of them since having Kennedy.
What is one makeup item you can't live without?
I'm a mascara girl, I will layer 3-4 different brands on top of each other! I also love lipstick although I don't wear it as much as I am constantly smothering Kennedy with kisses.
What is your favorite makeup brand?
My favorites are M.A.C and Makeup Forever.
What is your go to mama outfit?
Lately it's all about comfort and something easy to nurse in. I will usually throw on a cute/comfy dress and accessorize with a hat (covers the roots!) and some cute booties.
If you can only choose one... Massage or hair blow out?
Massage all the way! Ahh, now I want one right now.
If you can only choose one...Tea or Coffee?
I can't choose! Both! I haaave to have my cup of coffee in the morning but also love teas. I have an entire drawer dedicated to tea. Right now my go to's are mothers milk lactation tea and wild-berry.
Do you prefer sun or snow?
SUN SUN SUN! I live in the valley of the sun so I guess that's a good thing. I can handle the snow in small doses but I'm not a big fan of the cold.
What is your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day?
I love a super hot bath with Epsom salts and a good detoxifying face mask.
What is the best advice you can give from one mama to another mama?
Take lots and lots of pictures and VIDEO! You will never regret taking too many pictures. Kennedy is only 6 months old but it's so fun watching all her old videos and seeing how much she's already changed. We just so happened to get her first laugh on video and I watch it daily, doesn't get old. :)
What is your fave Bumble product?
The Flora Satchel, it's insanely gorgeous and perfect for spring. And the Bon Apetit Chiller is a must have for me. It's already so hot here so it's nice having an insulated cooler to store extra waters and pumped milk.