So, I think the origins of this blog need a bit of an explanation. I’d been talking to my husband, Nathan, about starting a blog for a solid year, probably longer. I’m not talking about a casual here and there mention. I’m talking, like, bringing it up multiple times a week. But something was holding me back. Something that has always been there, in the back of my head: I’m terrified of rejection. Who isn’t?!? I get so upset when people don’t like me (#peoplepleaser). That fear was stopping me from taking the leap, starting the blog, and my sweet husband knew it.
Jump forward to Christmas eve. We always exchange our gifts on Christmas eve since Christmas morning is all about the kids. I was finishing the gifts in my stocking and getting towards the end. Reaching down to the bottom of the stocking, I pulled out a piece of paper. It had a short web address on it that looked like a foreign language (https://goo.gl/9R6E4M). Nathan told me to grab my iPhone and type it in. I was directed to this…
I couldn’t believe it! Of course I immediately started to cry. This was maybe one of the most thoughtful gifts ever. He’d bought the domain name Kenzieandcoco.com, set up the bones of my site and even wrote the first post for me (below). I am truly so, so lucky to have him. Thanks for cheering me on, Nathan. Love you always.
Here is Nathan’s blog post (written as if I wrote it):
First of all, I love clothes. I’ve always loved clothes…a lot. Had my husband known the extent of this love (obsession?), he might not have ended up my husband. But that’s probably ok because clothes don’t judge, like men do. But I digress. My children are my world, and I imagine most moms feel the same way. When I look at my kids, I thank God for giving me such amazing and loving tiny people…to wear clothes for me. They are my canvas, and my paint is Gap. My paint is Old Navy. My paint is Well Dressed Wolf. Few things give me more joy than a well-dressed smile.