April 21, 2008

a bit of an introduction...

life, lately | yourwishcake.comHello! I'm Kerri. (But you can call me "wishcake" if you'd like to.) I've been blogging here since 2007. I've met so many incredible people through this ol' corner of the internet, and for that I am so thankful.

I'm a left-handed, middle-ish child, and I tend to channel Monica Geller on a fairly regular basis (a clean kitchen is my love language). I have been married to my husband, Jay, for thirteen (thirteen!) years. We are presently residing in our cozy home in Southern California. We have three darling girls—Eisley (8 years old), Cora (4 years old) and Verity (nearly 2)—and we love them to bits and pieces. (No, we're not trying again for the boy, but thank you for asking.) I'm generally thrilled to be getting a full night of sleep every now and then these days, so amen!

I currently divide my time between adventures in motherhood, homeschooling, making a lot of lists, reading a lot of books, getting out in nature as much as possible, trying new recipes I find on Pinterest, attempting to maintain an organized home (I've long given up on having clean floors), and striving for simplicity.

I am creative to my very core. I'm shamelessly thrifty, slightly addicted to dry shampoo, and believe in the power of a good font. I'm a bit of a homebody, and dream of someday living back in the Pacific Northwest in a home with a charming front porch and a big back yard (and possibly some chickens, but don't tell my husband). I'm sensitive, emotional, and tend to wear my heart on my sleeve—but I no longer believe these things are flaws.

I'm saved by grace, and grateful for that every day.

Having said all of that: let's be friends. Yes? Yes.


  1. I JUST saw that you're originally from the Northwest? Can I ask where? I'm in Central/Eastern Washington, born and raised in Southeastern Washington. The former has far fewer pine trees than the latter.

  2. i stumbled upon your blog today and find myself in love with it. Your writing is witty and wonderful (the nugget is adorable) and your reviews are hilarious. Kudos.

  3. I see as of today your Etsy shop is empty! :( When can we expect to see new, amazing things?

  4. Just stumbled upon your blog while doing a Google search of my daughters name... Eisley (it's a slow day at work). Fun to see another little Eisley out there. Our daughter is 4-years old, and after 4-years we are still very happy with the name (she is quite fond of it too). I often get comments about how it is a unique name, but it it doesn't sound 'weird' and it flows naturally off the tongue. It also goes well with our other kids names - we have 4 kiddos all with names that start with the letter 'E' (Emmett, Eisley, Ender & Errol).

    Fun blog - I passed it along to my wife, you both seem to have very similar interests. God bless!

    P.S. My wife originally wanted to give our daughter the middle name 'May' (a family name), but I told he that if she did I would tell people that we named her after 'Mos Eisley Spaceport' from Star Wars, and that 'May' is short for 'May the force be with you.'. She quickly chose another middle name... she is not a sci-fi fan.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I did some random searches for other Eisleys after my daughter was born, too. As much as I liked not knowing any other Eisleys when my daughter was born, it's been nice to meet other parents who decided on such a sweet name. :) We also get comments on how "different" the name is—but you're right: it is unique without sounding too trendy or weird. To me, it has always sounded so feminine and classic.

      And that made me laugh about "May" being the middle name—I had originally wanted "Mae" for my daughter's middle name, but then I was all like, "People are going to think we're obsessed with Christian rock music or something." Ha!

      And I appreciate your passing my blog along to your wife! Hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful day. :)


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