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I don’t know how I am going to return to my actual life. I mean, am I expected to change diapers and listen to whining and wipe faces again? There must be some kind of horrible error.

The Graco and the LBi production team made me feel like a princess. You know, a working princess. I spent my second day in “the” ATL (thank you Allison T and Buffy for that because I’m getting cooler and younger by the minute with all my new groovy lingo) shooting footage for the Graco car seat campaign. It’s set to air on the web later this summer. Yes, future links promised.

First they made me look pretty…

Umm… who hired the sweet makeup artist, who clearly moonlights as a freakin’ super model?

Then I quickly learned that installing a car seat is actually a snap when a professional like Carol explains it to you.

Despite my initial nervousness, I ended up kicking the arse of those latches and tethers and seatbelt retractors. Once I had conquered the car seat challenge, they sat me down for an interview to glean all my parental wisdom.

Hey wait – is this a game show? I hope I win the Nautilus 3-in-1 car seat. That was the seat I installed during the demo and frankly we got very emotionally attached working together. You know how the sparks fly on these fancy production shoots.

During the interview, the production guys (and there were a lot of them)….

would say things to me like…

“You have a great smile.”


“You’re doing a great job.”

Wow. I think I’ll start expecting that kind of feedback from Rick and the girls each day. It’s the least they can do for all my efforts on the home front.

After the interview, another blogger, Victoria, and I hopped in a town car and jetted to the airport which makes me wonder (I’m channeling a little Carrie Bradshaw), am I really supposed to go back to life as usual, that constant state of toddler chaos that seems like a distant big apple memory?


Oh thank goodness because I can hardly wait. I miss those cute, little sticky faces.

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39 Responses to kelcey in real life

  • Pearl says:

    You have a great smile! You're doing a great job!!

    I dont hear it too much on the homefront here, so I hope that tides you over for a while. =)

  • Kristen M says:

    I love that you were pampered, encouraged and complimented. I have started complimenting myself…. sad but true. I say, “Way to go mommy” at least once a day. Congrats on the gig!

  • calikim says:

    you look GORGEOUS dahhhling!!!!

    One thing. Typo police here. That would be “THAT clearly moonlights as a freakin’ supermodel. Not THE. Sorry!!!! Details!! : )

    Glad you had a great time in HOTLANTA!

  • Buffy says:

    Yum…sticky faces…love to kiss them! 🙂

    A few weeks ago I had a business trip (my first away in 15 years–no seriously). I haven’t nursed in almost a year but I leaked every night, cried every myself to sleep, and couldn’t wait to get home to stinky pants, yucky faces, fighting sibs, and unappreciative teenagers. I’m a corporate exec and I have totally drunk the koolaid so I’m right behind ya sista!

  • Erin says:

    Can’t wait to see your web campaign! Totally wish I could get a “great job” around here, but maybe that’s part of being a mom too, telling everyone else great job. Still wouldn’t trade my job!

  • wa says:

    I can just see you telling the girls, “Clean up these toys now. You can’t expect me to work under these conditions.”

  • Becky says:

    Check you out! And yeah that make-up artist is gorgeous!!!

    p.s. Really? You hate ice water? Who hates ICE??! in their water?!?!

  • francine Kasen says:

    That wiuld be “WHO moonlights as a supermodel”. Hey Kelce, you DO have a fab smile and more importantly, you make others smile !!

  • Rhea says:

    You do have a wonderful smile (look gorgeous) and I could totally see the sparks flying between you and the Nautilus.

    That make-up artist could definnitely be a model. Sheesh, so much talent in one person, not fair.

    I’m glad you got the star treatment and had a great trip! I bet your family will be so happy to see you when you get home.

  • Aunt Marcia - Guess Whose??? says:

    Remember all the diapers you are changing now; they’ll ‘owe’ you when you need your diapers changed in the future. I hope your tushy remains cute and small so they don’t mind doing the ‘dirty work’.

  • HeatherK says:

    Graco seats are awesome. I’ll be sad when the boy outgrows his–then we’re done w/ the bucket seats! Sounds like you had a blast–you deserve it!

  • Aimee says:

    Look at you getten all glammed up!
    You will have to bring the supermodel/make up artist back to NYC with you so she can make you feel sizzlen everyday!
    That sounds like so much fun!

  • Lanie says:

    You look beautiful, as always, Kelc! If the production crew can’t travel back to NYC with you please send them over to my house :-). Great to see you.

  • ErinB says:

    you could take on that makeup chick any day….! wonder if I can hire those production guys to come to my house – my self esteem could use it.
    hope you had a nice reunion with those sticky faces!! xo

  • holli says:

    see – I knew you were hot, you supermodel. Speaking of being a mommy, I have a child sobbing because I’m not watching a camp rock video – how can I resist?

    I’m glad you had so much fun.


  • Well you were (she was!) quite the professional! We loved having you down in ATL (I paid attention too) with us – I cannot wait to see the finished product! (cause’ they interviewed me too and I didn’t have as much time with the make up artist!) .
    Thanks again Kelcey – glad you enjoyed yourself but I’m glad you’re home with the kiddos (I’m happy to be home too)

  • Karen Bland says:

    You look fab – same as you did on “bid day” just 20 years ago. I don’t think we had kids then…at least, none that we knew about. Take it from your “sis” who just turned 40…we get better looking with age. Must have been something in that Jagermeister!

  • Kim says:

    I am just sitting down and catching up with you and your blog..I have been MIA from reading blogs..

    This looked like so much fun..and i am so jealous that you get to have professional makeup!! that is like playin dress up for a day!

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