Weekly Update: Prepping for Mama’s Day, PDX Love, and Blooms Blooms Blooms

Apr 24, 2015 | Life in Progress


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! And you can click here to see all the Instagram updates right here on my blog!

Friday, April 17


“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

Our souls are awakening, seeking, discovering, blooming. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to simply let joy in and flow. I’m working on this shift, always. 

No filter! Gorgeous day in Portland today. If you need me, you can find me in this little slice of my
backyard today. In between being still/quiet, I’m gardening and
decorating and organizing today. Heart is happy.

Cheers to a day full of yard and house work. Now it’s time to rest the
bum and the feet and enjoy some hard cider. Yes. And did I mention it’s
in the 70’s and the screen doors are up and I’m fully blissed out.

Saturday, April 18

Today is a really big day around here. I have unpacked the LAST box from
when we moved in about 13 months ago. What a journey this has been. The
best part? The Spirit Room is just about complete. You can see a
glimpse of the altar we’re in the process of creating (our first!). I
put a childhood photo of myself and John on the altar as a reminder to
nurture those sweet spirits as our own (because they are). Also loving
the beautiful artisan dream catchers ( one for me, John, and True) that I
commissioned from Rachael Rice over a year ago. They finally have a home here in this sacred space. Friends, I feel peaceful and a major sense of home and spirit. It’s all coming together

Hummingbirds hold a special place in my and John’s heart. On several
occasions they have stopped directly in John’s path and hovered over
him. They are a reminder to us that we’re on the right path, that
cultivating Joy is worth it, and that we are held and guided. So. When
these artisan curtains came to our attention, we had to have them. This
is a favorite nook in our home because of the meaning.

Monday, April 20


Your heart will never be alone.
We’re celebrating mamas all week this week to get ready for Mother’s Day
(and who says mothers only get one day?)! All kinds of mamas – mentors,
aunties, grandmamas too! To start, I wanted to share my favorite mama
print, available in my shop!

We moved here from FL on a whim of instinct in 1999 and we’ve been here
ever since minus a couple years in CA for John’s grad school and a year
in Seattle. As we’ve grown up here the last 16 years, we’ve watched this
city grow up too and become a cultural phenomenon. We may groan from
time to time about the rainy winters, the lack of diversity, the growing
traffic issues, but I feel crazy fortunate to live here. Progressive,
European-ish, beautiful, green, creative vibe, eco conscious, healthy,
and non-sprawling. Very different from growing up in the grit and grace
of the South where I’m from, which I do miss from time to time. But the
PNW is in my bones now. And I’m never leaving.
Tuesday, April 21
I adore how he wears his picked flowers.
May we always be connected in our traveling journeys… One of my
favorites from my latest collection! Inspired by my journey as a mama –
the lessons, the discoveries, and of course, the journey…


For all the daughters and mamas out there, this one is for you. Loved + grateful. XO! 

Love always wins. Always.

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Still getting frequent angel numbers. Man, I love how life gives us these little glimpses of confirmations and messages.

Thursday, April 23

Three years old. Only 1.5 years ago but what feels like a big big
throwback. This kid. Sigh. Today he asked me to ask Nichole to send him
some “love energy” because he had sent her some.

Current view. I’ve been in admin role all week cranking out some long
standing projects/goals that are finally happening (hello, happy dance).
Just moved my tired booty from my desk to this couch. Ahhh, much

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!

Kelly Rae

Sending much love,

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