Meet USA mom Rachelle living in Boise, Idaho
Hi, My name is Rachelle and I am a mom of one little adorably cute daughter named Kenzie. She is 15 months now and has quite the personality. I along with my husband & Kenzie currently live in a little ole’ town outside beautiful Boise, Idaho. Boise is now the third largest city in the northwest U.S., behind Seattle and Portland. In September of 2008, I decided to start a blog all about baby. When I was pregnant, I was always on the internet searching for everything about baby from clothes to decor. I found it difficult to find trendy & cute baby items. This Inspired me to start my blog Kenziepoo.
Do you like to spend time on decorating your home and the children’s room?
I love to spend time decorating my home and Kenzie’s room. I believe your home is an expression of who you are, and I love creating fun and glamourous spaces in my home!
Where do you look for interior inspiration, favorite magazines, websites, blogs?
I find interior inspiration from may blogs, these are a few of my favorites: Simply Grove, Design Sponge, & Decor8. I also find inspiration from these amazing magazines, Elle Decor, Living Etc, House & Garden etc…
What are your children’s favorite items in your house?
Kenzie’s favorite item in our house is her Eames Rockers! She loves sitting and rocking in them. She loves putting her pillows and stuffed animals on them and rocking them as well.
Can you mention some of your ‘how-to-raise-your-kid’ values?
I realized something awhile back, that I did really know what was best for my daughter. I had so many people with good intentions that loved Kenzie and myself always telling me how I needed to raise her and what they did with their kids. One day it was like a light bulb turned on and I realized that every child is different and they all have different needs. This has definitely helped me in raising Kenzie!!
Can you tell us a funny story, quote or remark one of your children recently made or happened?
Kenzie is quite possibly the most expressive child I have ever known. She loves music! Anytime my husband or I play any kind of music she shakes wildly. My husband thought it would be so funny if he started and stopped the music that Kenzie was dancing to… like you do in Musical Chairs. He then started the music, and sure enough Kenzie starts shaking and dancing. He then stopped the music and she instantly stopped dancing. Maybe she will be a dancer??
CRAFT AND DIY PROJECTS
Are you a crafter or DIY person?
I am a crafter and a DIY person! I have so much fun being creative. I make myself laugh sometimes when I do DIY projects. They don’t always turn out how I envision them to turn out…haha. Oh, well, but I really enjoy doing them.
How do you like to celebrate birthdays and other special days in your house?
I am such a huge do it Big Kind of person! Everyone knows that if I celebrate a Birthday or a special occasion it’s going to be Extravagant. Kenzie just had her first Birthday and we packed out our house full of people. I spent months in prep time for this Big occasion and days decorating for it. It turned out so beautiful!!
Are you a ‘cook’ or ‘food’ lover or both?
I like to cook, but my husband is the cook in our home. He almost went to Culinary school, and enjoys cooking for us girls. He makes incredible Salmon, which by the way is my favorite!
What does Kenzie really like?
My daughter is obsessed with string cheese! ( Mozzarella pull apart cheese) I think she could, quite possibly, eat it all day long…Breakfast, lunch and dinner. She also enjoys any kind of fruit. String cheese and fruit, you think she could branch out a little bit. She does eat other foods though!
What kind of place do you like to go to on vacation with and or without the children?
I love Hawaii. My husband and I have gone there many times. We went there on our Honeymoon and have been going there ever since! We haven’t gone there with Kenzie yet, but plan to soon!