My name is Kelli Nicole Saunders Machado, but you can call me Kelli. I have 14 crazy, beautiful, hilarious nieces and nephews! I recently married my favorite Brazilian and our craziness fits perfectly together :). We live in Houston, TX, but I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, with some of my teenage years spent in the San Francisco bay area. I’ve worked extensively with BARC and Rescued Pets Movement here in Houston. You can learn a little more about me below!




Things that I have an unnatural obsession with:

  • Fur Babies
  • Kittens and puppies!
  • Fostering and animal rescue
  • Travel
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Making (and mostly eating) ice cream
  • Snuggling
  • Climbing (rocks, fences, trees…)
  • Krav Maga
  • My incredibly amazing and handsome Brazilian husband and his cool business
  • Babies. Chubby babies. Skinny babies. Happy babies. Crying babies.
  • Being an identical twin
  • Brazil
  • Having adventures (particularly ones that are a wee bit dangerous)
  • Laughing
  • Roller Coasters
  • Portuguese
  • Good food
  • My 14 nieces and nephews



*Photographs with my wonderful, perfect, beautiful nieces and nephews done by Danielle Lemon Photography and John Sharpe Photography