Keleen “Kelly” Mullen, daughter of Keleen Leathers, Inc. owner Rick Mullen, discusses her rescue dog Fiona who is the face of KL’s Paws Project Program for homeless pets. Learn more here.
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
There is one time a year in my crazy life where I get a real guilt free break from all the stresses of this wonderful company, and the hectic schedule my family keeps at home. When school is closed and hockey, gymnastics, and everything else are not in session. The phones quiet down and the warehouse isn’t open.
“Some people wonder why I love the Christmas break so much.”
For me the answer is so simple. I love it because I finally get to sit down and just be home with my hubby, kids, and dogs. I am not at work, and I don’t have to be anyone’s boss. In fact I then become an employee answering only to my wonderful children. LOL!
Other than the holiday break, the only time I sit on my couch and relax is when I am ill. Sad, I know, but so true for so many of you hard workers out there. Until that holiday break there are still gifts to buy, things to wrap and school concerts to attend. Quotes to do, and samples to send. So we wait and we dream. 3 workdays left everyone, 3 days!
“So thank you to the wonderful designers and their amazing clients.”
You seem to really slow down for just a moment so I can empty my very full DVR 😉 I wish everyone a very relaxing, and calm little break!
Happy holidays from Keleen Leathers!
I have been asked to write a blog entry for Keleen Leathers. That would, I guess, make sense since my name is Keleen. I have never written a blog entry before so here is my best attempt!
I am a realist so I am first brought to a place that makes me wonder why anyone would want a glimpse into my little world. I do not need to sing the struggles of my life to anyone. My life is amazing. It is however, BUSY. Every day I somehow manage to get my three kids (ages 2, 7, & 8) and myself out the door in the morning.
A morning without a fit from my toddler is a successful one. I could care less that she usually wears her pajamas and a slew of non-matching accessories she has chosen to add to her outfit (or costume depending how you see it) for the day. Today I am blessed with being able to wear yoga pants and a high messy bun. At least I match! As I look around the house, 3 of my 4 dogs are chasing each other around the coffee table. Fiona (our KL “paws Project” ambassador) is actually lying down because she was spayed yesterday. Keeping her relaxed has been misery, but I actually need to get her back to the vet as the incision looks abnormal today. I don’t know how I am going to make that happen but I will squeeze it in somewhere. The kitchen looks like a bomb went off, but I have to go as I have 9 emails that need attention and I have to get into the office. How I would love to have a housekeeper and/or a nanny, but I know my three year old is my last baby and I want her with me. Did I mention my son has baseball practice today too!?
Being a working mom isn’t easy. Having four dogs doesn’t make it any easier, not to mention a puppy (what was I thinking! LOL). If I could just get rid of my clean freak, OCD tendencies maybe it would be a little better? I am blessed to work for my parents who want the kids at the office even more than I do. Thank goodness we do not run a stuffy office. I could not handle that! We laugh A LOT at KL. Joke with each other, truly care about each other. Sharing too much information is very normal here. Aside from the “Mullen family” most people here somehow knew each other before selling leather together. That makes for a very interesting dynamic!
I guess maybe my life isn’t as boring as it sometimes seems to me. I have a great husband, three awesome kids, and a I really enjoy working at Keleen. Yes I don’t go out late on Saturday nights anymore. In fact I prefer not to go out at all. My idea of a good time is a great pedicure when I can squeeze it in. Having said that, my life is FULL, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.