Me and My Blog

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Grace and Kelly

Welcome! I’m Kelly Gropp, the founder/writer/editor of Half Fast and Classy. My life-long passions have been home styling, photography, and writing. Described as a sampler, I have been an operating room secretary, medical biller, one-hour photo technician, photographer, grocery store clerk, factory worker, waitress, Avon lady, bridal consultant, realtor, and entrepreneur–I am your neighbor, your co-worker, and your goofy-a** friend!

My career as a legal secretary at one of the country’s top law firms doesn’t keep me from reading and writing for enjoyment, decorating and redecorating, advocating for pit bull type dogs, and sharing all the mishmash of life. Oh, did I mention I’m a cancer survivor?

I hope you learn, giggle, and shed a tear with me every now and then as I share my journey with you at Half Fast and Classy.


Who Loves Half Fast and Classy?

Closet Organization Sans Tools” mentioned on Houzz.com

A Spoonflower Tour – fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper galore!” featured on NC Blogger Network

Guest reviewer at My Book Retreat for “The Author Training Manual

Guest reviewer at My Book Retreat for “Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

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I love to write, and I love to write about a million things. My love of writing will always be my motivation. I’ve been doing reviews since I started this blog in January 2012.

In September 2014, I joined the Amazon Associates Program. This will allow me to provide a link directly to the Amazon page for any product I review. If you choose to purchase through my link, I will receive a small commission. Small, as in maybe 30 cents and maybe a few dollars. I am a blogger and not a business guru–whatever they send me, I’ll be tickled! But, with this affiliation, I must provide you with the following disclaimer:

Half Fast and Classy/KellyGropp.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Lastly, the opinions and reviews I provide are my own. I promise to continue providing honest reviews of the products I choose. Period. End of story.


Questions and comments are welcome at KellyGroppBlogs@gmail.com. I’ll respond as quickly as I can. Want to advertise, sponsor, request a review? Same address!

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