Hi there! I’m Kristen – but you can call me KK for short. I’m a wife, mother, keeper of 3 other furry children, and self-proclaimed decorating junkie. While I was born in the splendor of Monterey, CA, I’m pretty much an east-coast native and currently reside in Charlottesville, VA (recently named the happiest place in America!).

On any given day – when I’m not redecorating the house or upcyling a piece of furniture for the umpteenth time – you can find me with a cup of tea in one hand and a camera in the other, in an attempt to capture far, FAR too many pictures of a little dude that I like to call Grey. And the tea…that’s just for lack of sleep.

As a first-time mother, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I still don’t, really, which is exactly why I have decided to chronicle the joys and woes of my journey. I hope, for your sake and my own, that it will be mostly amusing, often inspiring, occasionally invigorating, sometimes insightful, and never painful!


The Modage Cottage is an eclectic mix of fashion, interior decor, DIY, event planning, travel, and whatever else Life decides to throw in my direction, written with a mother’s perspective and a modern vintage (hence, the “modage!”) style. And as you may have guessed, you will also see a healthy dose of Baby Grey sprinkled throughout my posts 🙂

I do attempt to post three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but there will be days (or weeks) that baby trumps blogging and posting becomes a little sparse. But absence makes the heart grow fonder, yes? You can read my post about slow blogging HERE.

If there is anything you are interested in hearing more about, or if you have any questions/concerns, suggestions, opinions, or constructive criticism, I would be more than happy to hear from you! Feel free to leave me a comment any time, or simply email me at kekaylor@gmail.com