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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Blogger on Board

The staff at Create Kids Couture loves their fans!  And the fans seem to looove Create Kids Couture. Last week we advertised a new position on the CKC team and your response was overwhelming. We have a great thing going here. Thank you!  We are now ready to announce who our new Social Media Marketing Associate is at CKC. Drum roll, please. 

It's... ME! 

Ha. That's the funny thing about being the new blogger on board.  I get to introduce myself.  

My name is Kristen Nelson, and this is me rockin' my Willow's jacket. (People ask me about it everywhere I go. Everywhere!)  I am SO excited to be a part of the team here at Create Kids Couture. I have been a tester for women's, tweens', and girls' patterns here at CKC -- so my face (or my daughter's face) may be a little familiar to you.  And now that you and I are going to be spending some quality time together, I think I should tell you a little bit more about myself.

I grew up in a small town in Idaho. Yes, I even drove a tractor on my dad's potato farm. (Did you know that potatoes have more potassium than bananas? It's true!)  I was the youngest of five kids, loved sports instead of ruffles, and always dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom.

And that's where I am today! I earned my bachelor's degree at BYU, married an Alaskan, and then we happily moved back to my hometown in Idaho. Now I stay at home with our five kids (ages 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) while my awesome husband works full time. 

I know some of you are thinking "lucky!" and some of you are thinking "exhausting!"  You're both right! And did you notice that there are FOUR boys in the picture?  My sweet little girl couldn't be luckier, with two older brothers and two younger brothers -- and of course a mom who loves to sew yards and yards of ruffles, just for her.  

Oh yes, and for her monkey too. 

These kids are so entertaining that I have been keeping a family blog for six years now. What a perfect preparation for this dream job of mine! 

In my personal life I enjoy gardening, baking, reading, sports, playing games, and anything that involves creating. I LOVE to create. Since my daughter and I only need so many clothes, I recently opened an online boutique, Polka Dot Umbrella, where I sell outfits using CKC patterns and a few of my own. Not only do I love to create - I also love teaching others to create. I have so many fun ideas in store for the blog. Are you excited?! 

If you haven't already, I suggest you look over to the right side of the CKC blog page here and find that little box that says Subscribe. Type in your email address to receive each blog post as it comes out, so you don't miss any of the fun. Our previous bloggers are still around, and together we will keep the good stuff coming: Tips and tricks, free tutorials, giveaways, new pattern releases, etc. We want you to be a part of it all!

Thanks for getting to know me better.  I look forward to hearing from you as well.

Let's create!  ~ Kristen

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