Bubble Lisa + update

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Calling all artsy graphic tee lovers! This Mona Lisa bubblegumhttp://bit.ly/2lxtOcf tee is only $9, comes in so many colors (I esp like the hunter green, gray, black, and pink!) and you can use my exclusive discount Q4TheClassy15 (Extra 15% off any purchase, valid from October 1st- December 31th, only US site: https://us.shein.comhttp://bit.ly/2lxtOcf).

I paired this tee with my red wool jacket that was my grandma’s. So clearly you can’t find that one anymore, but luckily I found a similar one that I’ll link herehttp://bit.ly/2lxtOcf!

This photo was taken earlier this month at our local mid-morning stomping ground, Barnes & Noble. Usually I work while Beckett walks around with Wellesley. I like it because it’s a nice change of scenery. Beckett likes it because, well, books. 🙂

I wanted to say thank you on here for the outpouring of love and support my business, ClassyArtistBox.com has gotten lately. It is such a blessing to have you all cheering me on, ordering, sharing, and talking us up. Sometimes I feel so alone trying to run an online business and it feels so good when I hear positive feedback & feel the love. Along with the love and support of my family, it’s what keeps driving me.

Speaking of family, my little Wellesley Bea randomly came down with quite the bug today. She seemed totally normal all morning and then around 10AM she started getting cuddly and sleepy so naturally, I napped & cuddled her until I woke up around noon and realized she was super warm. Long story short, she has a fever and has been vomiting. It makes me so sad to see my kids sick. 😭 If you think of it, we would absolutely love prayers that she would feel better soon.

The fever/vomiting combo reminded me of when Wolfgang had strep at this age and it went misdiagnosed for so long that an ER dr told us it could have been really bad if we hadn’t brought Wolfie back and insisted on a strep test. He was totally lethargic and the fever reducers had stopped working. So we took Wellesley in right away today to rule out strep.

Here is a picture of the kids the other day.

The love to “work” on their computers in their cubicle. Haha

Xo,

Kellie

snakeskin blazer & pushing forward in stress

About this Blazer:

Can you tell I’m a fan of snakeskin?! Yes, it’s trending right now, but I have to say I love it no matter what! I never met an animal print I didn’t like as long as it’s done in a classic way! and what is more classic than this $22 blazer?! (ps. if you can’t find the blazer with my link, use search ID 628289).

Use code SH4131 for %15 off, no limitation, valid until march 31st, 2019!

Shein has one of the best selections of animal print that I’ve ever seen and this blazer is just one of the many items I own and love of theirs! Yes, I agree that if you’re looking for classic pieces on their site, sometimes you have to wade through a slew of neon, barely-there “party dresses,” but I’ll tell you it’s worth it!

My favorite way to search is from their homepage and go to the dropdown titled “CLOTHING” and “Blouses.” Then select from the “elegant” or “preppy” categories, though the casual section hosts many great options as well.

I also like to browse their “casual,” “maxi,” and “elegant” dresses because they have great options for everything from hot summer days to fancy weddings.

Speaking of animal prints, my Leopard Print *actual art print* is just $20 over on my shop!

Life lately:

Have you missed me? Yes, I’ve been a bit MIA, but it’s because I’m constantly working on a secret project. So far, I will say that it’s honestly the biggest, most difficult, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my entire life — other than motherhood. In my mind, I keep comparing the work I’m putting into it on the time and effort I spent on my Master’s degree, which scares me a little because that stress reminds me of grief.

If you knew me back when I lived in Sweden or afterward, you would know how important Sven was to me. He was an orange rag doll who behaved more like a dog than a cat, and I cared for him like a child. So when he suddenly passed away one Friday morning — in the midst of all of the work, writing, teaching, and research — I grieved very hard.

So now when I have times of intense stress, sometimes my mind reacts by feeling like it should go into grief or survival mode. Instead of focusing on the next steps I need to take, sometimes I start worrying about the what ifs and the future. I’m no psychologist, but I know that’s unhealthy and unbiblical. God’s Word tells us to not worry about anything… to not worry about things because God loves us even more than we imagine and He’s like a Father who wants us to run to Him so He can protect and teach us.

It’s a conscious decision for me to focus on my tasks at hand instead of worry, but I know it’s the right decision.

What makes you worry? How do you actively work to combat those negative thoughts and press on toward your goal?

Xo,

Kellie

“Why did it have to be…”

“SNAKES?!?!”

What’s that from? 🙂

Can you tell I had a little fun taking these!? A little artsy, maybe?

Anywhoo, this snakeskin print bag from SheIn is so nice for just $17! I said it before and I’ll say it again… I am so impressed! To shop: http://bit.ly/2DodZKT or use search ID 655539 on the Shein Website!

It’s just $17 and you get 15% off of your purchase with code SH4131 now through March 31, 2019!!!!

Can you tell I had a little fun with this shoot?! But I also need to show you the smart compartments inside the bag too, which I think are great quality! See?

I really love that the purse’s flap closes really easily with the magnet!

Jeggings: AE high rise (on sale now!) | Blouse: similar here | Leopard Cami: VERY similar here from Nasty Gal

Xo,

Kellie

we wish you a berry Christmas…


Hello folks! I cannot believe Christmas is so close! I was thinking about helping y’all with more gift guides because you know I love to do those, but then I was thinking that if you don’t know what you’re getting people by now you will probably be running to your nearest Target for a quick pickup or Prime things to your house!

Quick gift idea:

If you are looking for a super unique gift, feel free to browse my art on my shop page, I will get it to you ASAP so it’s there in time for Christmas or I’ll make you a personalized downloadable printout to show your person what he/she is getting! I even have a gift card option on there if you would like to go that route for a custom piece!

Another quick gift idea could be using my 20% off code 4theclassyartist20 on Shein for someone in your life who wants a little closet pick-me-up!

Like my top?! 

This berry color top is from Shein (of course) and it is so classic for fall & winter! It is just $15 and comes in a gorgeous mustard yellow and blush pink! Use code 4theclassyartist20 for 20% off of your purchase now through January 1st!

I ordered this top along with that gold and white blouse I posted about yesterday and it is such a great one  that I’ve worn it twice this week!! It’s a little cropped compared to yesterday’s blouse, but it’s long enough to cover the goods if you’re wearing high-waisted pants like mine. I also love that it’s lined so I don’t need to wear an undershirt.

I’ll be posting our Christmas card photo tomorrow so check back for that! Also, Wellesley is 3 months old today! 

Wellesley Bea, we love you so so much! And just look at how cute they are together!

Xo,

Kellie