Dear friends,

My heart is going to explode! We went to Sisters this weekend to check out the progress of the house, and it’s safe to say a lot has happened since the last time we were there.

Things I want to remember about this visit:

  • Watching True play in the tiny frozen pond in the area next to our home.
  • Watching another 8 year old boy come join him and feeling mama gratitude that he’s already met another kid in the neighborhood.
  • Remembering how, when I was exactly True’s age, I delighted in running around the construction site of our new home, also in the country.

 

More things I want to remember:

  • Seeing deer everywhere AND wild turkeys!
  • Meeting our new neighbor, Bill, who has been graciously sending photos like the one above as well as construction photos for us. It helps us stay connected to what’s coming. Love.
  • How NICE everyone is – from the servers in restaurants to the local shop keepers to the gas attendants. It’s remarkable and refreshing.
  • How simple and slooooow it all feels. Quiet streets, open spaces, and a sense of freedom.

 

This was the first time we were able to walk through the house and get a feel for the rooms, which is MUCH different than what was in my imagination. Turns out my imagination thinks rooms are quite large, when in fact they’re cozier in person, which I must say I’m excited about (we’re downsizing from about 3600sf to 2200sf).

My mind is LIT UP about all the decor and design choices at the moment and I’m loving the process of making all the decisions. Crafting a creative, colorful, meaningful home has always been a passion of mine, and this feels like a blank canvas sloooowly coming to life. My Pinterest game has been ON.

Here’s a bit of a moodboard of photos that are inspiring my choices at the moment. I’m going for modern farmhouse meets colorful cottage with a dash of boho for good measure.

XO!

PS: Head on over here to read the story of why we’re moving out to the country and over here for house build posts.

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 and nourish their creative souls.

Don't want to miss a post?

Get my LATEST POSTS sent to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent PostsRecent Posts Flower

New Print: Your Knowing

New Print: Your Knowing

SHOP THIS PRINT Trust your inner knowing. Your voice, those whispers that call to you, are a divine reflection of your purpose here. Your knowingness is whole, complete, and always always your most accurate heart compass. Allow it to guide you. You can trust its...

read more
NEW Art: The Presence of Wonder

NEW Art: The Presence of Wonder

(Shop new prints here) "Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." -E.B. White This year I've been exploring different ways of mark making on the canvas. It's been SUCH a deep dive into shaking up my creative process, something I think all of us creative...

read more
A creative heart/life update

A creative heart/life update

I went to Portland couple of weeks ago and had an experience that felt like a mixture of grief, awakening, and creative bursts all at once. Intense, illuminating, and ultimately really really GOOD. First, the grief. It's been so long since I've been back and I wasn't...

read more

Explore the Blog Categories