because words

hi. I'm kylee.

I started writing this blog back in 2006, long before there were "two pretzels" in my life. So much has happened since it all began.

I live in Mexico. I write about fashion and books and parenting and life. And, I adore Lionel Richie.

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on grief: Six years later, Carole King and tears.

The girls and I were driving home from school when Carole King's 1971 classic song, You've got a friend, came on my satellite radio. We were about 6 houses down from our own driveway, and I smiled. That song. At that moment. It was kind of like a hug. When you're down and troubled,And you need some love and care. I'd been missing my Mom a little more than usual lately...And when I think of Carole King, I think of my Mom singing along. Little girl Kylee would sing along to the Tapestry ...

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Him.

I smile as I type this. His birthday was Friday. Today is Sunday. I'm a bit late to writing his annual blog post... (all effort went into day-off celebrating), but I couldn't let the opportunity pass without making my annual proclamation about this guy I married. HE is all the things that are right in my world. Loyal. Kind. Brilliant. Steadfast. You're our fixer, our humor, our rock. You're my realist and my dreamer.I'm your biggest fan. I love you with all of my ...

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words are everything

I believe that words give life. They empower, entertain, encourage, touch and unite. I write the words so that we can see and feel all that we have in common. Though I will never stand behind chokers. I hate those necklaces.

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