Trendsetter to Know: Coley Kuyper

Name: Coley Kuyper

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Age: 32

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 6

City you live in: Phoenix

I was born…

a Southern California girl, but have loved living in the desert for the past 10 years with my husband.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

springtime and a lot less traffic than CA!

I’m listening to…

Josh Garrels and John Mayer on repeat.

My family…

is more than what I could have ever dreamed of. We have lots of crazy days, but all the crazy makes all the sweet moments completely worth it!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

my husband, Shane.

One thing I cannot live without…

coffee.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an actress!

I’m inspired by…

my kids and their playful imagination. Meaningful music. Traveling and seeing new places and perspectives.

The one person who motivates me is…

Shane (plus my kids).

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

that we could live unhidden, trusting our true selves with each other in order to be fully known and fully loved. And that we could learn what true humility looks like, “Not thinking of less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” – Tim Keller. I think if our world practiced this and knew how to do it well so many, if not all, issues could be changed for the better.

The perfect day would be…

visiting a new city or country with my family, stopping in quaint coffee shops that have the perfect charm to it. Getting to experience a new culture together, eating delicious food and not having any of my kids complain or whine the whole day 😀

My first job was…

working at Chipotle in college. I still know how to wrap a burrito perfectly and make those amazing chips! 🙂

My favorite escape…

on a date with Shane at a cute coffee shop next to the beach.

My life…

is more than I could have dreamed of when I was younger. I’m deeply grateful for what we’ve been able to do and have been blessed with and continue to thank God over and over for it all.

I’m currently working on…

a new website! And exciting new products coming in the Fall.

Always…

own your mistakes, say your sorry, tell your people you love them daily.

Never…

take the opportunity to make someone feel less than.

Favorite Quote…

“Everything is sacred when you take time to notice.” – JJ Heller

Biggest Dream…

traveling the world together with our little family.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

when people spell “women” in a sentence when they’re meaning to say “woman”, especially when women do it!

More about Coley…

I’m a wife, mama of 6, artist and creator of beauty. I create original, meaningful, affordable artwork that brings inspiration to live a life of intention and creativity. I love making space for beauty whether it’s in conversation, decorating a tablescape, creating a room in our home or painting a new piece of artwork. I believe we were all created and intended to live a beautiful life. My art is inspired by motherhood, meaningful words that speak to my heart and story, and colors that provoke comfort, nostalgia, and a welcoming feeling for all. Since I was little I have always been creating, drawing, or painting. When my husband, Shane, and I first got married it was his encouragement and wisdom that led me to pursue art as a business. I finally listened to his advice and stepped out not knowing what I was really getting into and after 5 years of “figuring it out as I go”, I’m so thankful for his pushing and all the opportunities it has led me to. I’m even more grateful that as we’ve been raising our family I’ve been able to grow this business alongside it. It’s not always easy, but I know I wouldn’t want to be doing it any other way.



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