Hey love, I'm Chloe. Mama bear to 3 gorgeous crazy kids, follower of Jesus (yes girl, Jesus! Can I get an A-MEN!) and the creator behind Keshinomi.
I'm into yoga, crystals, coffee (too much coffee), being creative and rocking my natural hair... although sometimes you might see me with unicorn braids or faux locs. My guilty pleasure... don't judge but I love watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills / New York / Cheshire
When I started Keshinomi in 2012 it looked very different from how it does now...
Girl let me tell you, I was all over the place: a company director of a web dev and design business I'd started in 2005, first time mum, relieved to have fully recovered from sarcoidosis (in my lungs) and wanting some new to get my teeth into.
I didn't have much of a plan for Keshinomi, I simply wanted something fun and girly to do that was the complete opposite of what I was doing to earn money - aka coding websites (think dudes, dude jokes, dude smells - yup, that's web dev ;P)...
So I flitted back and forth through 2012 - 2015 with the idea of Keshinomi - the web dev gig was paying the bills so I felt suck in a rut. But I bought a load of leather off-cuts, beads, and threads, and just started playing around with them to see what I could create. Some of it was good, some of it was bad, some of it will never see the light of day!
At the start of 2016 I was hospitalised again. This time an abscessed appendix - Happy New Year Me!
I had some time to reflect during my hospital stay, I decided the time was NOW. And so 2016 saw me push myself out of my web dev comfort zone and into a new venture - while juggling 3 little ones.
Jump forward to today and I have to be honest and say I do a little web dev (on my own website) but I have made Keshinomi my full time passion.
Buckle up buttercup because I want to help raise your vibration with my crystal creations, #risesisterrise :D
Love and Light
p.s. In case you're wondering where on earth the word Keshinomi comes from, well it's a Japanese ingredient - better known as Poppy Seeds. Why Poppy seeds in Japanese? Well my first born is called Poppy (wasn't planning on having more kids when I started Keshinomi - oops, oh well the more the merrier right?) and I would LOVE to visit Japan!