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Hello! And welcome to The Gold Jellybean. I’m Shaleah, a wife, mom, designer, and blogger. I love everything well designed, creating, music, travel, outdoor adventures, and spending time with my family. I started my blog as a place where my daughter and I can share all the fun crafts and activities we enjoy together. It has since grown, and I’ve added diy projects, design advice, and the occasional recipe. In a nutshell, I created this blog as a place to inspire and relate to parents like my husband and I, who enjoy diy projects, have creative kids, and an eye for design. I want to reassure all parents that having kids doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fun or style!

Just over five years ago I married my soulmate with a dream wedding in Hawaii. Vince. He is a creative director in advertising, and he is my rock. He pushes me to succeed, and supports me in all my endeavors. I admire his drive, determination, and all his talents.

We have a 3 year old little lady. Sydney. She is my partner in crime, and makes everyday more exciting than the last. She enjoys painting, crafting, playdough, smelling things, collecting rocks, music, dancing, and tutus. I guess she’s a chip off the ol’ block.

Two more little rugrats in our clan are Mars and Cola. They’re a couple of mellow, but killer, Chihuahuas. Cola is Sydney’s best friend.

Together we love to travel, spending time outdoors and going on fun adventures. Music, art, design and food also play an important role in our lives. We attend every concert and festival possible (yes sometimes all three of us), and we would like to consider ourselves foodies.