Speed Shopping at Kevin Kelly Jewelers for my Mother’s Day present has become something of a tradition here at MBIP. I didn’t do it last year because I was taking a break, but I’m back blogging in May and so let’s go see how quickly we can get this year’s Mother’s Day present at Kevin Kelly Jewelers!
Here we are at Kevin Kelly Jewelers, I wanted to get more of a centered shot, but this asshole van was in the way and kind of wrecked this picture.
Asshole van! Hate the Asshole van...HATE HATE HATE it!
Let’s go in and see what’s shaking at Kevin Kelly jewelers!
Mother’s Day is Sunday and this sign is a nice reminder and I couldn’t leave the front foyer without taking an obligatory Kevin Kelly mirror shot!
Okay, one more set of doors, this is kind of like the beginning of Get Smart!
Okay, we’ve made it inside! Before we start our speed shopping episode, let’s take a look around in here. Kevin Kelly has had a local Peoria jewelry store since 1980 and you can read the whole history here. There’s certainly a lot of impressive jewelry in here and a lot of it is made right here on the premises by Kevin and his merry band of custom jewelers that work in the back room of the store.
And here’s the man himself, Kevin Kelly! I went to high school with Kevin and it’s always great to see him! One of the nicest guys in Peoria and his sister Jody was in my class, I once put my finger up Jody’s nose in a bar, but we won’t get into that. Hi Jody!
There’s a familiar face toiling away over there at the counter, It’s Kevin’s daughter Mary, who works here. She’s also an artist and does the chalk board art at The Fieldhouse Bar And Grill. And check out her ring, she designed it and it’s really pretty. Okay, it’s time to start this year’s Mother’s Day speed shopping episode!
Mary is up and running, showing me selections as the clock ticks away! She quickly showed me several different options and at the five minute and 27 second marker we decided on this necklace pictured at the bottom. I liked the design and it made me think of Led Zeppelin, so we had to get it! Now it’s time to wrap it up! The excitement is hanging heavy in the air as to whether Mary will beat her Mom and Dan’s time!
Last time her brother, Dan kind of bungled up the wrapping, proving once again that white men can’t wrap! But Mary sailed through it in a little over one minute making a new Kevin Kelly speed shopping record of six minutes and 53 seconds!
That’s a wrap! Great job, Mary, this was fun as always and if you haven’t gotten your Mother’s Day gift yet, there’s plenty of wonderful options at Kevin Kelly Jewelry!
For example, here’s two necklaces that Mary says are her favorites! Thanks to Mary for playing along and to everyone at Kevin Kelly Jewelry for yet another wonderful Mother’s Day present! My sister Terry is having us over for a Mother’s Day dinner, so I’ll post a picture of my mom with her present next Monday! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
Kevin Kelly Jewelers @ Pioneer Square
7501 N. Univerity Street