Autumn is here, it is here, it is HERE!


As I write this, I’m sipping hot tea, looking out the window to frosty cold grass, blue skies, and the long shadows that come with the Autumn sun.


This year has been so strange and hard for all of us. I’m grateful to welcome in the newness of this season, the crispness in the air has put a small skip in my step, which I’ve needed for sure.


My break up


It’s been a couple of weeks since my break-up with social media and I don’t miss it one bit. Zero FOMO.  Zero curiosity to peek back in. Zero regret. As I said in my last post, it feels like I finally broke up with someone that I’d been stringing along. It feels like freedom.


I’m feeling a return to the old ways of showing up here in my blog (and newsletter), I want to return to taking photos and blogging as a way of journaling my thoughts, my heart, my creative process. I have missed the ritual of it, the sense of centering it brings to my life. And I have missed the connection of it, too.


John opened a food cart!


Did I tell you that John opened his vegan/plant-based food truck? He did! It’s called Nourish and it’s awesome.


After months of planning, preparations, and navigating some pretty epic delays (hello, Covid!), it opened last week! It’s located directly next to my new retail shop, Marigold & True, in a quaint grassy spot. Isn’t it so cute?


I’ve been helping him take orders and it’s been so lovely how the community has shown up to support  him. It’s why we moved here – slower pace, simpler life, deeper sense of community. It’s happening!


I’m so proud of him for chasing this dream and making it happen despite the pandemic, despite added demands at home for homeschooling, despite the ocean of unknowns and uncertainty. It has not been easy. And yet, here we are. Dancing and singing in a gorgeous food cart, serving delish, healthy food to a community we adore. YES!


Not gonna lie


Not gonna lie, my joy has been elusive lately. I’m wrestling with what it means to be a pretty hardcore enthusiast (I’m a 7 on the Enneagram), which means I’m always getting myself in positions where I think I can do/create/manage more than what I’m capable of, or more than what I want to be capable of. I want a simple, quiet life. But my enthusiasm often sabotages these efforts. Ha! I’m a true Gemini, too.



My joy pockets run very very deep and I’ll get there again, but I want to acknowledge that it’s been a tough season over here. Brave in sadness, brave in love.


One thing that consistently brings me joy is making stickers. Thank YOU for scooping them up.


Around here lately:


I’ve been exploring a little bit and thought I’d share some photos of some captured beauty. Enjoy!


Sending much love. XOXOOX

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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