I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last two weeks, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me!
Today I am getting to some house projects and I’m so glad how our stairwell came together!
I am currently working on bringing this family fort room together. John
had the idea to hang a ladder with light bulbs over the couch. Today I
am trying to pull together the space above the ladder with baskets and
our globe collection. Just started and I’m super excited to see how this
turns out. Stay tuned!
Totally love it when the weekend feels weekendy. And this has been a
good one filled with family, house nesting, and friends. Ahhhh, I can
sense that life is settling in. Feels awesome.
Totally scored this adorable chair at Home Goods. I COULD NOT resist. Gonna put it in our dining room. #happychair
Whoa. #sogood #rise
Friday February 13
Hard to believe we moved into our home almost a year ago. Since moving
my work space out of my home (and not being there most of the day), I
have renewed energy and inspiration to finally finish decorating and
tackling some DIY projects. This week I’ve been working on pulling our
kitchen together with some colorful fabrics. These are soon to be ruffle
skirts for our island stools. Cannot wait! #kellyraeshome #gettingthere
After. Love how the curtains bring focus to the farm sink and add a pop of color to this room. Getting there! #kellyraeshome
Eeeeek. The wallpaper I ordered for a little kitchen office nook just
arrived. Omg, I love it even more in person. Annnnd, I just talked my
mom into coming over to help me hang it as I’m not certain I know how!
It’s by #hyggeandwest and designed by @riflepaperco.
He’s getting impossibly big. Last night I rocked him like a baby (bad
dream) and as he fell asleep in my arms it occurred to me how much I
missed the baby rocking days. And then today we snuggled a bit more in
the afternoon and it was just bliss. Today John was telling True how he
once broke his nose while playing soccer. True immediately asked, “Did
your mommy take care of you?” I realized in that little moment that that
is how he sees my role as his mama. As the one who nurtures boo boos
and hard times. Such a gift, this parenting thing. The other day he
said, “I love you for ever and ever and ALL DAY LONG.” You too, buddy. #forever #alldaylong #trueelioorlando
Saturday February 14
After. LOVE!!!! Huge thanks to my mom for hanging the wallpaper for us! I
have a couple more touches to do but loving how our kitchen office nook
is coming together. Paper is #hyggeandwest designed by @riflepaperco #kellyraeshome
I’ve never been a huge Valentine’s Day person. But I’m definitely a fan of #love, a believer of soul mates, and a seeker of connections during our traveling journeys in life. #loveeveryday PS – this print available in my shop right here!
Sunday February 15
Got my hair did. #dressedupinjoy #thewearyourjoyproject
Totally geeking out at the flowers and light in our home today. The move
last year, the patience it’s taken….totally worth it. The slow food
movement makes me want to start a slow decor movement. It takes time to
make a house a home, no? This has been a great teacher for me, this
process. #grateful #kellyraeshome #slowdecor #decor #design #vintage #houselove
Friends, it’s no secret that I am not a cook. Food, in general, is hard
for me. To stop and eat it. To make it. To eat what’s considered
nutritious. Other than my almost daily green smoothie, I struggle. But, I
am trying and today I actually made three delicious and easy things in
prep for the week inspired by @blissholistichealth.
1) a pizza frittata (eggs, spinach, tomato, pepperoni) 2) advocado,
spinach and basil dip 3) all natural cocoa balls with almonds and dates.
Can I get an amen? Here’s to slowly making better choices all around.
Last year I tackled sleep (I now get a lot of it) and a spiritual
practice. This year I’d like to focus my intention on FOOD. #wellness #foodwellness
Just looked up from cooking and THE LIGHT is slaying me today. Gah, thank you #pdx weather gods. We all needed the sun for our mental health. Also, I am loving how the living room is coming together. #almostdone #kellyraeshome
Monday February 16
May your Monday be rockin. Love, True #trueelioorlando
Weekend DIY project success. I have a think for ruffle skirts on stools.
And I’m just super thankful that my mom helped with this and that John
appreciates and supports my house ideas. #beforeandafter #kellyraeshome #decornerd #diy
Totally INSPIRED. Check out @skidrobot. And thank you @justinablakeney for the introduction. #helpthepoor #artsaves
Tuesday, February 17
First layer. #collage #lovewhatido #kellyraeroberts
Layer two. #paintingday #kellyraeroberts #collage #paint #pdxartist
That’s twice this week that I’ve got 1:11. #angels
Today I just piled on the layers: a long sleeve shirt under a slip dress
under a lace tank under a ruffly hand me down vest. Threw on a belt and
boots and called it artsy. #thewearyourjoyproject #dressedupinjoy #ilikelayersinmypaintingsandinmyclothes
We weren’t together on Valentines Day but at the exact moment he called
to say, “will you be mine?”, he looked up and saw this heart on the
wall. Whoa! He snapped a photo and texted it to me. #signs #angels #universe #hearts
We’ve been together 15 years. Some amazing, some hard, but our paths
always lead us toward one another, even when it has taken some time.
I’m just grateful to have had a significant amount of years and
experiences (high and low) together that I know we can get through and
celebrate and appreciate and learn and experience all that life gives us
together. When I was younger I swore I’d never get married or have
kids. I’m enormously grateful I met him and instantly changed my mind.
We have been guiding each other’s souls toward healing and joy ever
since. #reallove #notalwayseasy #butworththeeffort #soullove
Wednesday February 18
Home with my little guy today. On the to do list: lounge and play. Repeat.
We call this the February tease in #pdx.
It will be back to rain and grey in a minute and some of us will
remember the tease with fondness for the reprieve while some of us will
wish it never arrived because it feels like torture to have it only to
loose it. #lifeinportland I love these glimpses of spring. Heart=full
Loving how @motleyturtlearts styled my wall canvases with the JOY sign! WOW, love love love seeing how you guys style my products!
Today it’s slip dress under a long sweater over jeans, paired with a mustard scarf and my favorite red boots. #dressedupinjoy #thewearyourjoyproject #ilikecolor
You guys. True and I made a #fairygarden today in our front yard. I am totally in love and I may have enjoyed this WAY to much for a soon to be 40 year old. #swoon
Love that our gnome has a painting set. #fairygarden
True gave Buddha a box of donuts. #fairygarden
Friends, I’m on my 8th day of solo parenting. Three more days to go. Here are my current thoughts: how do single parents do it? How do stay at home parents do it?
I am loving all this time with him and also loving going to bed at
approx 830pm and waking at 6am. I’m doing a great job keeping the house
moving, food, cleaning, kid activities, schedules and energy up and I’ve
had to very tightly squeeze work hours in while also squeezing in the
quiet soul care time. Thankful for my parents help and grateful True is a
pretty easy going naturally happy kid. But still. I am tired by 4pm and
have a renewed appreciation for John’s stay at home papa role. But
still. I have really loved and cherished these last many days. All this
24/7 play and silliness and sweetness has been good for the soul. #onlyfouronce
Thursday February 19
Hello Thursday. Let’s do this. #shine #celebrate #surrender PS – this piece available in my print shop right here!
Back at it in the studio today. Working on a couple of fun deadlines
(alivelines) while dreaming about building a staircase up the tree for
our new fairy garden (told you I was obsessed). #paintingday #lovewhatido #daydreaming
“Have fun on planet Earth!” We’ve been talking a lot about heaven
(spirit world), stars, rockets, Earth, why we are here. Millions of
questions and I try to answer each one honestly and respectfully. I’m
learning four year olds are way smarter than I ever imagined. Mixed in
with these conversations, he’s been asking what “fortunate” and
“unfortunate” means and coming to his own conclusions that the world is a
magical place, that we are fortunate to be here, and we should all
enjoy ourselves. So. The other morning, after several days of these
conversations, he came to me and asked if I would tell him how to spell,
letter by letter, the phrase he wanted to write that was in his head.
And this is what came out. #love
It’s his conclusion, his mantra I suppose, and it’s a good one. Gah, I adore this kid. He is an awesome teacher. #trueelioorlando #enjoylife #earth #havefun #mantra
That’s it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!