About

My name is Kelly, and I’m so glad you’re here!

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and currently live in a beautiful, small city in Western Wisconsin with my college-sweetheart-turned-husband, Ben, and our baby herb garden.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Arts in Teaching. When my husband and I relocated in 2013, I left my career in higher education behind, and I started a blog — something I had always dreamed of doing — to document our experiences as newlyweds and to stay connected with our family and friends from afar.

Since then, I’ve become Co-Founder of With Grace and Gold, where I help creative women in business — photographers, designers, and planners — have an online presence they love and feel proud of.

Here, I love sharing about lifestyle, wellness, travel, and decor.

I hope you’ll come away with inspiration in all of these areas, and feel encouraged to design a life you really love.

I also love: vegan recipes, hot yoga, traveling abroad, watching The Bachelor, and decorating our condo!

If you’d like to connect with me, please feel free to reach out via email. You can also find me on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest!

Thank you so much for visiting!

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Photo by Lauren Kirkbride Photography for With Grace and Gold

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you a full-time blogger?
A: 
No – although, I do work from home, in my yoga pants all day, every day! Blogging is my evening and weekend hobby.

Q:What kind of camera do you use?
A: I use a Canon Rebel T3i and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I highly recommend this DSLR course from A Beautiful Mess!

Q: Where do you live?
A: 
I live in a very beautiful town in Western Wisconsin — Eau Claire. Our city has grown so, so much over the past few years, with new restaurants, coffee shops, and music festivals. At first, I was totally against small town living, but now, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s so peaceful and beautiful!

Q: When did you become vegan?
A: 
I’ve been vegan since May 2016! Here, you can read about my decision to become vegan — and you can find some of my favorite recipes here!