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.


Latest Posts

Best Eavesdropping ALL Summer: A Millennial, his parents and hope.

[Note: This was FAR more enjoyable listening to this conversation and I doubt I have done it justice by writing about it. But, keep reading. For every questionable, lost and floundering human, there's an amazing one.] So Craig and I are sitting outside of a cafe in downtown Portland. We've just finished taking a tour of the amazing waterfalls and a boy/man of about 21 sits down next to us with his parents. We know he's 21, because at some point one of his parents references his age. ...

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…in the end, everything is going to be fine…

I was five-years-old, dressed up in a pink and white knock-off of Little Orphan Annie’s red and white dress. I had a Dorothy Hamill haircut – the first of the many hair-related tragedies character-building opportunities in my life – and I was locked and loaded, ready to take my first-ever flight to Miami, Florida on an airplane. I was with my Mom.  She took a picture of me in the airport.  I felt pretty special because those were the days when you bought actual film. ...

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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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