hey gang!  welcome to the new mumsy!  it's crazy thinking about all of the changes that have taken place here over the past year and half.  but, regardless, I am so so excited for this new web design that my talented friend Jacquelinne Altom did, and the somewhat new direction of the blog.  if you've been following me on instagram, then you already know what my new direction will look and feel like here on the blog.  if you don't, you're out of luck.  ha!  j/k [#kiddingnotkidding].

{All pictures by the amazing Katie Dudley Photography}

with that being said, since i am now the one and only person overseeing mumsy, this little corner of the world wide web will be a mix my daily experiences, random musings, and passions along with killer collaborations with countless inspiring people.  so, to kick things off properly, i thought i would officially say, "hey!" and introduce myself to you social media profile style.

name: michelle (aka chellie) Petersen

occupation: mom and creator of the mumsy blog

education: studied elementary education at utah valley university (for 6 long years might i add because i got a dual degree.  sorry, had to brag there because i worked really hard to achieve this accomplishment!)

lives in: provo, utah

married to: david petersen.  he is from new York.  we met on a blind date nearly 9 years ago, and the rest is history.

family: 3 kids
Bug-20 mo.

they are lively, colorful, balls of energy that have me 80% convinced they have a close kinship with the devil.  but none-the-less i love them with every fiber of my being and have learned to embrace the insanity.

from: south Jordan (aka-sojo) utah

born: may 5, 1986

favorite quotes:
"a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get it's pants on." -sir winston churchill

"it takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself"

"it wasn't a waste of time if you learned something"

"be so good they can't ignore you"-steve martin

"we are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours."

favorite food(s):
dirty diet cokes (yes, I consider them part of the food group)
chicken and waffles
milk duds

Top 10 played songs on my ipod:
#selfie-the chainsmokers
any song by rhianna
i'm a freak-enrique iglesisas
atlas hands-benjamin francis lettwich
gimme more-brittany spears
paper bag-fiona apple
boyfriend (acoustic version)-justin Bieber
never going back again-fleetwood mac
sugar-maroon 5

favorite movies/tv shows:
what dreams may come
little women
midnight in paris
julie and julia
sex and the city
pride and predjudice
the walking dead
dancing with the stars
grey's anatomy

bucket list items:
travel the world
visit every state in the u.s.
own a house
get my master's degree
see the northern lights
create an educational product line
start a t-shirt company with my hubby
become a ukulele player
meet harrison ford in the flesh

and there you have it.  me.  in a nutshell.  most of the time i'm going by the seat of pants and am just hoping that by the end of each day, i still remember my name.  my life is crazy, messy, and absolutely chaotic at times.  but i have a heart full of love and a million different dreams to help keep me afloat.  So, again, welcome!  and thanks for following along!

 p.s. to see more of these fun pics from the incredible photo shoot that I did with  the incredibly talented Katie Dudley Photography visit my facebook page.


  1. LOVE THIS! You are amazing! Can't wait to continue to follow along. Love the new design. So dreamy. Your family is beautiful!! Xo

    1. Thank you so so much Kyla! This is such a fun, new change for me and I can't wait to see what lies ahead!

  2. It looks so beautiful! Excited to see where your blog goes! xoxox

    1. You are simply the best Elizabeth! Thanks so much for all the love and support!