Smarties, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Karly Barker. When Karly reached out to us at CSP, we weren’t really looking for a new blogger. But when we stumble upon someone who is full of awesomeness, like Karly, we invite her right in to our pink & green family. And that’s just what happened to Karly. Within the first 5 minutes, I knew she was a perfect fit for us here at CSP. She hails from Utah, recently relocated here from the OC (why anyone would move from there is beyond me) and is a new stay-at-home mom ready to take this city by storm.
Smarties, meet Karly Barker!
Karly’s Smarty Mom Quick Facts
Smarty Speciality: Urban mom! City exploring Smarty Mama with a toddler and the most fashionable baby products in tow.
Married/Husband: 3 Years, James
Mom of: A spitfire 1-year-old
Lived here since: 2012
Occupation: Stay-at-home-Mom Extraordinaire
Fun little tidbit about Karly: she interned at the Today Show. Yup, here she is with Matt Lauer, lucky girl!
Here’s Karly on Karly!
As I peered out of the airplane window at my new home I had one thought…GREEN! I grew up in the wide open spaces and red rocks of southern Utah, studied broadcasting under the towers of the Rocky Mountains, interned at the Today Show in the concrete jungle and started my career one mile from the beach in Orange County, California. With a four-week-old baby in my arms, I booked a one way ticket to Charlotte having never set foot in the Queen City. Our 20 something generation sure doesn’t hesitate to move cross country for the perfect job! WIth my sweet husband by my side and a newborn in tow, I put down roots in Charlotte, determined to bloom where planted. One year later and this big city with a small town heart has become my home. I took pride in my education and career but fully believe I have it all by choosing to stay at home. I am a church goin’, city explorin’, fun-lovin’ baby gadget guru. I live for nutritious food and tasty desserts. I am a creative mess but love a tidy house. Join me as I explore the city through the eyes of a Charlotte transplant, fashion-lover and new mom.
Smarties, let’s give Karly a big pink & green hug! You’ll be hearing lots more from her on Fridays this summer! ~Jen