Welcome to Calypso in the Country!

Contact:  CalypsointheCountry@gmail.com

I am so happy you stopped by!

Golden Retriever and dogmom

My name is Shelley and I am a stay at home mom to two darling boys.  I am very involved in all of their activities and enjoy every moment of watching them grow.  I try my hardest to be the best mom that I can be and to make their childhood years memorable.

But we all need some time to ourselves, don’t we?

This blog is an escape for me.  A place where I can express my creativity and just have fun.  I love to share my thoughts, ideas and opinions on my blog.  I love living in the country but also love the Caribbean.  You will come across many posts about island dreaming!  There is just something about that turquoise blue water that soothes my soul.  Beaches in general are a special place for me so luckily we live within an hour or so of the Jersey Shore.

Actually I love traveling in general.  I just hate to fly.  This drives my husband nuts because I can be such a baby about it.  Luckily, I hide this anxiety from my kids really well because I would hate for them to “inherit” this fear!

Like many of you, I am obsessed with home decor.  In my basement, I have an embarrassing number of magazines that I refuse to throw out.  I know there is so much available online but there is nothing like paging through a magazine and staring at homes.  Having said that, I adore reading blogs and love that there is an endless number of decorating inspiration right on my computer screen.  I really could gaze at beautiful homes all day!

Speaking of homes, I enjoy sharing my home projects and decorating “adventures”.  I sometimes take a little long to finish a room, because I am one of those people who has to let things evolve.  (Yeah, that sounds like an nice way to say – I have trouble making decorating decisions!)  Seriously though, once I really get moving on something I can make my way through it!

You might notice that I don’t post any close up pictures of my family

It’s not that I don’t want to share their precious faces with you, I just don’t feel comfortable being that open on the internet.  You understand, don’t you?

But to make up for it, I will gladly share pictures of my precious dog, Rosie!

Golden Retriever and dogmom

In fact, if you click “Weekend Pupdate” on the above bar, you can follow along with our first year of dog ownership adventures!  Oh, what a year that was!

Now since you were so kind to stop by, I am going to give you a sampling of what my blog is like.  Here are a few posts that might give you an idea of what to expect around here…


I hope you will stick around and join me on this blogging adventure!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Calypsointhecountry@gmail.com.

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