The Witching Hour

I thought we would take today’s blog post to give you a snapshot of Styled by KDG behind the scenes!!

Around my house nothing useful happens for me after 7am.

Week day. Weekend. Doesn’t matter.

The kidlet hits the floor running at exactly 7am so any “me” time occurs between 4am and 6:59am.

Sleep, exercise, shower, makeup, skincare, finances, email, blogging, sitting staring at the wall, etc.

Here’s how I get it done —


I clearly spent my teens in the ’90s as these were camp and college wardrobe prerequisites. I still wear the forest green checkerboard pair I was wearing when I broke my hand playing rugby my senior year of college.

Umbro Checkerboard Performance Soccer Shorts – Kohls $25.20

Of course I’m wearing my college shirt. It may be the most common practice in which this “uncommon woman” engages!

Champion MHC College Tee Shirt – Mount Holyoke Bookstore $14.99


Every morning every member of our household listens to NPR while we perform our daily ablutions.

For blogging, finances, scheduling et. al. I am blasting the Debbie Gibson Pandora station. No shame, baby, no shame!!


I am a tried and true user of paper calendars. Color coded pens for different events or aspects of my daily life. My husband, back when we were dating, called my day planner the “house of pain”. Everyone’s a comedian. I have tried every different paper version – day runner, day planner, the mom’s planner, moleskin, you name it. I’ve tried to be sophisticated, sleek, slim lined. But where I have finally ended up, for several consistent years, is the Erin Condren Planner. Because it’s fun and life is fun and, damn, planning our lives should be fun! It is also an 18-month calendar which is awesome for those of us who plan way ahead. And it is has color coded stickers for organizing events. Color coded stickers, people!!

PS – I chose this design this year but full disclosure my name is not Alexandra Campbell! 🙂

2014-2015 Life Planner in Island Fleur in Multi – Erin Condren $50


We used to live across the street from a gym. It was the bombadoodle. Now we don’t and it is the stinkaroodle. I need exercise to function. But I need it on my terms at my schedule. Not too much to ask. Well, apparently yes, it is. So for the sanity of the entire Styled by KDG household, we now have this machine of the gods placed directly in front of the tv where I can walk, run, hill climb to my hearts content whenever I want … let’s be honest, whenever I can.  Shout out to Love of My Life for sacrificing ever more space in his man cave for my not so little apparatus!

PS – Another disclaimer, likely too obvious to really need a disclaimer, but that is. not. me. in this picture. At least not yet!! 🙂

LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill – Amazon $999

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