Hey there friend, Welcome to my Blog!
This blog is something I have been wanting to do for years but I kept getting in the way of myself and making excuses not to do it. “What will people think of me?” “Who even am I to think I should be blogging?” ” No one cares what I have to say!” are all things I kept telling myself.
This past year has been a VERY transformative year for me. For the first time in my life I feel confident in who I am as a Woman, Wife, Mom, Friend, & most importantly, Human. My friends and family have been pushing me to start this blog which I am forever grateful for. Now here I am. So let me tell you a little more about me and what I have planned for this little website I have created!
Katelyn is my name and creating is my game! Ever since I can remember I have LOVED creating. As a little girl I never played with dolls, instead, you could find me drawing, coloring, or dreaming of being an Artist. As I grew older I remember being in Middle School in Miss Davidson’s English class feeling SO inspired to one day be an Author or Journalist. Fast forward to High School where I found my love for Fine Arts and suddenly found myself spending ALL my time drawing and attending art shows. I then went to Beauty School in hopes to have a job as a Hairstylist while I went to school to be an Art Teacher. Then I found out Art teachers didn’t make any money and stuck to doing hair, which I loved!
After 4 years of working in the salon as a Hair Stylist I met my now-husband, Tyler. Then along came our oldest daughter, Macy. After having Macy I decided to stay home with her & then four years later came our youngest daughter, Ruby! Ever since becoming a Stay at Home Mom I have learned to create in other ways than doing hair or painting pictures. I now have become, what I like to call; a serial hobbyist. Some of these include; Plants, Baking, Traveling, Crafting, and if I’m being honest, Shopping. (putting outfits together is an art & hobby right?)
Now here I am, combining all my passions into one! I have always loved sharing all my hobbies with my loved ones & now I have one place to share it with all of you!
The Story Behind the name “The Show Gals”
When I was thinking about creating a Blog & Instagram I of course was thinking of the perfect name! I love our last name; Showalter, and all the potential it has for a play on words. Once we had Ruby I joked that when they were older their classmates might call them “The Show Girls”. Then it clicked! THAT’S IT I thought. We live in Las Vegas, are a family of all girls (don’t worry, Tyler LOVES it) and it just felt like the perfect, clever name. After some thought, I realized “The Show Girls” may attract the wrong crowd. Plus, the Instagram handle was already taken. Shocking, I know. The Show Girls then turned into what is now The Show Gals, which hopefully doesn’t attract the wrong crowd I was worried about before. I suppose only time will tell.
My Goal for this Blog is to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone & create something, travel with your kids, or maybe even buy a plant and keep it alive! I hope you love being here as much as I do and continue to follow along.