my parents just left to go back home to florida. john is snowboarding today. true is napping. bella doggie is asleep on our green couch. it’s so quiet, i can almost reach out and touch the stillness.

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(mati rose, mom, true)

it’s been a busy body week of visitors, friends stopping by, and projects. plus baby true is all of the sudden ACTIVE and wants to bounce 24/7. mr. chill seems to have left the building 🙂

it’s hard to believe how quickly he is growing, how opinionated he’s becoming, how preferences are already clear (no to bananas, yes to sweet potatoes!). it’s the sweetest thing ever to sing all day long, make him smile, and spoil him rotten. but man, i. am. tired!

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(mati gifted john + true with matching tshirts = adorable)

true LOVES grandpa greggie. grandma says he’s a baby whisperer and it’s true. baby true was smitten. of course he was also smitten with grandma:

during their visit, mom got crafty and fashioned a bit of garden art with a broken wicker chair (inspired by the latest Cottage Living issue):

this lovely vignette is right at home on our porch. by the way, can you see the sunshine? we had a glorious glimpse of sunshine for several hours one day. heaven. word on the street is that portland has had over 30 days straight of rain so the sunbreak was a welcomed gift. i’m getting sooooo tired of the dreary winter. i’ve upped my vit D intake and i’m ready for spring!

(elyse came down from seattle for a quick visit and snapped this self portrait with her iphone. this photo cracks me up.)

mom insisted on sewing up a new bedspread as our old one was torn to bits from bella abuse. we headed to the best fabric store in the entire world and found this lovely spring poppy fabric that is much more durable than our last spread. LOVE!

it was a good week. i pretty much played hookie from work + emails and hung out with my family for seven entire days. true is worn out from all the loving and attention. so am i. can’t think of a better reason to be worn out.

i have some pretty exciting news that i’ll be sharing in my next post. i can hardly wait to finally share with you a secret i’ve been holding onto for nearly 8 whole months….stay tuned!

ps: for those of you who have your domain names or are hosted by godaddy.com, please reconsider. this is why. i am outraged and really glad my site is no longer hosted by them. i have a deep afinity for elephants and my heart broke over this story.

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed. Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls and build a thriving creative business.

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