About Me

Hey ya'll!!

My name is Kelsey and I'm a 20 something DIY-er that is a bit camera & paint obsessed!!! 
I live in the lovely South with my hubby, three kids, three kitties & 2 pups. 

I run this DIY blog as an outlet for my obsession with painting furniture, constantly re-arranging my house, creating endless projects, putting on over the top birthday parties and constantly getting my camera out to shoot pretty things! 

In addition to this blog, being a momma and a full time pediatric occupational therapist, I further keep myself busy running a fun Instagram page called StacksandFlats where I share pretty pictures of small shop clothing, accessories and products in creative ways! 

So I get asked all the time...
Why did I start Tattered and Inked?
Well...It started on a whim.
A friend of mine started her own scrapbook kit club and asked me to be a designer on it.
I used to work for our local scrapbook store and agreed quickly.
Many of the other designers had blogs so I just followed the crowd.
I had NO idea what I was doing and the blog certainly didn't take off quickly.

At the beginning of 2010, I really fell in love with the idea of blogging.
I found several I started reading daily and quickly caught on to how the bloggy world runs.
And the rest is history.
I absolutely love meeting all the fabulous people and seeing their amazing projects.
And it's fun to share my projects as well.

A couple things you should know about me if we're going to be friends...

  • I'm 100% addicted to Dr. Pepper and coffee. It's a necessity. 
  • I have the memory of an eighty-year old. I cannot remember anything if it's not written down.... so I'm terrible about returning phone calls, texts or planned dates... so I really do love you... I just might forget to call you back...

Lastly...the name.
Remember when I said I used to be an avid scrapbooker?
My two favorite techniques were using ink to distress paper and then tearing or tattering the edges.
I love distressed things.
So thus 'tattered and inked' was born.
And no, this blog is not about tattoos.

I'm so glad you're here!
Pull up a seat and hopefully you'll find something you'll like!!

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  1. I really enjoyed reading your blog! I am old enough to be your Grandmother, in fact, my children are older than you, but I have always felt much younger than my age. I just graduated from college, yes that's right...it was on my bucket list...anyway, I love to be creative, but writing a blog...not so sure...thus my adventure begins and your blog is the third one I read today...keep it up...I find your blog very enjoyable! Wendy

  2. Hey! You are my age! well around it I'm 22 right now! and have kiddo #2 due in a few weeks so we are almost on the same track... except I am not going to college at the moment :) I only started my blog last year and haven't really pushed it much. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

    -Emily @ House and Hone


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