Weekly Update – There and Back Again

Jun 19, 2015 | Life in Progress

I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, 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, June 12 

A very pregnant Beth Kempton asking great questions of me and Lilla Rogers at the Make Art That Sells event here in the UK. Such a full day of bright hearts with big dreams.
I felt a bit maternal, wanting to shout out from the top of my lungs:
hope they all do it. I really do. As someone who had zero art or biz
training, I’m a testament to what is possible when we trust our hearts
and just go for it.

Saturday, June 13

Snapped this selfie just before an epic unplanned brainstorm session with the incomparable Beth Kempton. The conversation was quite literally a life changer. Excited to get back home and bring the brainstorms to life!

Sunday, June 14

ou guys. I walked into my dream shoe store in Brighton called Yoma and guess what? They were having a huge store closing sale
and I almost fainted and I almost peed my pants and I almost cried when
they had my size in all of these adorable shoes and I almost screamed
with joy when I gave myself permission to purchase every single pair of
these. Happy upcoming 40th to me! Total wear your joy jackpot. It was awesome.
Not sure if these are for sale online somewhere. Brand is Yoma for
those of you interested! Xo from the UK!

It just never gets old, these messages from the universe.

I see faces.

Monday, June 15

Missing these two like cray cray. Headed home today and can’t wait to squeeze them. emoji 

Tuesday, June 16

Home. It has been the sweetest of reunions today. So thankful.

Spending the day reconnecting with my family. Gorgeous day here in Portland at our favorite vintage little theme park.

Because when you are wearing a dress with farm animals on it, you sit on
roosters. Naturally. Today has been awesome despite major jetlag. 

Wednesday, June 17

I walked passed our old bungalow this morning. I so loved this home and all the love we put into it. I also love that our Little Free Library is still rocking it, too. Hello, memories!

I’ve learned to be really gentle with myself upon re-entering back to
home and work. Otherwise I either get sick or overwhelmed. So today I’m
continuing the slow and gentle transition back home with this view. How
gorgeous is the Oregon Coast? There is no place like it. And the fact
that the Goonies was filmed here 30 yrs ago, well, it’s just THAT

He surfed. We played. All day long. Loving this day at the Oregon coast.

Thursday, June 18

Love this from my girl Andrea Scher. Happy Thursday, friends!


I have a memory of my John and I purchasing our very first couch
together. We were in our mid/late 20’s, excited about our first home. I
had been reading up on decor mags, and it seemed that every suggestion
was to buy neutral colored furniture and to add “pops” of color with
pillows, rugs, and other accessories. This made perfect sense to me and I
wanted to follow the rules. Really. But then we saw a RED couch that
stood out and seemed to call to us, “Pick me! Pick me!” This became a
pivotal moment in my joy journey. John and I considered the red couch,
trying to decide if we should take such a leap? Wouldn’t we get more
“use” from a neutral couch? Wouldn’t it be easier to “match”? Wouldn’t
it be “practical”? We decided it was more important to purchase what
made us LIGHT UP, what made us get super excited, what gave us joy. So, we bought the red couch, and it provided a great level of
enthusiastic momentum to then create a home space that felt like us
without compromises, without following anybody else’s “rules” except our
own. We loved it.
It’s been about 15 years since then, but purchasing the red couch was a
lesson that stuck with us: Always choose joy.
I deeply believe that these micro decisions that we make everyday: which
colors we choose to paint our walls, what kinds of furniture we buy,
what we bring to our cubicles at work, what we wear – it all matters.
DEEPLY. If we’re choosing (and trusting) our own unique brand of joy
along the way during all these micro decisions, then we’re primed and
ready to choose joy for the bigger macro decisions when it really really
really matters: what job to say yes to, who to date, who to marry, who
to be friends with! It all matters.
Our jobs, here on Earth, are to choose joy. And then to radiate it out
into the world through the expression of ourselves whether that be our
clothing, our perspectives, our outlooks on life, our decor, and so much
This is what it’s all REALLY about. (Love, Trust, and Joy). Ps: print is in my shop right here! Xxo

Another crazy gorgeous day here on the Oregon coast. Heading home today. So glad for this time to adjust back to PST timezone and hang with the family.

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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