Week in Review – Halloween & what not…

How to decorate a bookcase http://mysoulfulhome.com

Happy Halloween! This is my favorite photo I have taken so far with my new equipment. Some of you have asked what I bought, so I will tell you. A Cannon Rebel SL1 with a 18 - 55 mm lens, an additional 10 - 18 mm lens for room shots and the most awesome tripod!  It extends to 7 feet, has … {Continue reading…}

How to Decorate a Bookcase

How to decorate a bookcase http://mysoulfulhome.com

I've worked many cases in my day, criminal, civil and bookcases. At first blush, one might not realize that the putting together of a legal case & a bookcase have  a lot in common. Must start with a solid foundation. Build the case methodically around a central theme.  Here … {Continue reading…}

Photography lessons make you hungry

Shrimp, basil, red pepper, pasta http://mysoulfulhome.com

So I pretty much hung out with two guys I just met all weekend. In between kid drop offs & pick ups, I’d huddle back up with my two new buddies, listening, learning & “seeing the light”. I spent 75% of my weekend with Kevin & Josh of Shoot Fly Shoot getting photography lessons on how […]

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Soulful Sundays – extra…

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Have a wonderful Sunday wherever your travels take you, ** Kelly **

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Week In Review ~ & a week till Halloween

easy Halloween projects & treats http://mysoulfulhome.com

This week here was kinda like that children’s book “If you give a Pig a Pancake”. (isn’t that pig the cutest ever?!) It went like this… If you give Kelly an exciting opportunity – she will ask for a new camera to make the most of it. I got a new camera.  Merry Christmas, Happy […]

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Patina – why we like it old

Vintage Patina http://mysoulfulhome.com

So I was at a mall shopping for a Homecoming dress for Ava. A pretty outdoor mall with fountains and shops filled with shiny new things. But my heart didn’t go pitter patter, not once. I didn’t get that swirly, excited feeling like I do when I approach a place filled with old stuff. I […]

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Christmas Tree Ornament – a repurpose

Christmas Tree Ornament from a TP roll http://mysoulfulhome.com

I couldn’t help myself … Been collecting the empty cardboard rolls since I had the idea – and they were piling up! So I got started today… on Christmas Tree ornaments, I know… But if you want to make some too, you’ll have time. Back to pumpkins, Halloween & Thanksgiving and all the goodness in-between […]

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Soulful Sundays – Butterfly

Butterfly http://mysoulfulhome.com

To all my Butterflies… xo, ** Kelly **

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Week in Review – presents, potatoes & pumpkins

Fall table setting http://mysoulfulhome.com

Lots popping over here at MSH this week. Just the way I like it to be! Presents arrived in the mail for Peter’s b’day & one very thoughtful one for me. Remember I was pining for the orange enamelware coffee pot that I let slip away? Well, my mom read that post & promptly ordered […]

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White Pumpkin Round Up…fall decor

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While I am waiting, not so patiently, for my crate of baby boo white pumpkins, I am moving around the ones I have. Setting up different displays here & there… …and oogling other people’s white pumpkin vignettes. Those were mine.  Want to see some others with me? Sure you do!  Some even have blue pumpkins! French […]

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Dog Treat – Biscuits, a bandana & love

Dog Treat for the holidays - http://mysoulfulhome.com

Did you know, October is adopt a pet month? My friend Jeanette knows this and it is why she hosts the annual blog tour in support of shelter animals in October. To raise awareness of the availability of these animals and their need for a loving home.  And your need for them! I didn’t know […]

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Cute Cans with succulents – a repurpose

Re purpose - cute can with succulent http://mysoulfulhome.com

I really didn’t want to go to the market again today. Had to return to the basic market. You know, where you get stuff like tin foil. (does anyone go to just one market?) Well, there I was when I spotted them…these cute cans! The label vibrant, bi-lingual & vintage-y.  Suddenly my trip was much […]

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Week in Review – pillow, white pumpkins and…

Flowers for Sale sign http://mysoulfulhome.com

Hey everyone, what do think of this pillow from One King’s Lane? I just pulled it out of the box. (love ending the week with my friend, the Fed Ex man!) Don’t order that much for myself, mostly for clients. ~ but can’t have too many pillows or friends.  This one is for me ~ […]

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Enamelware – a collector’s guide

Enamelware ~ a collector's Guide http://mysoulfulhome.com

I like to know about stuff, especially stuff I like.  Don’t you? Enamelware is something I like & collect, so I wanted to find out more about it. Once I did, I figured you would like knowing too. Enamelware was the first mass-produced American kitchenware. Production began in the 1870s, and continued through the 1930s. […]

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Fall decor – Leaf Garland

Fall decor - leaf garland http://mysoulfulhome.com

There is potential everywhere. Diamonds in the rough waiting to shine. Candidates for an up cycle hoping for a better purpose. Such is the case with cheesy & cheap holiday decor from drug store chains. Enter the aisle with an open mind & there is no telling what you will come up with for $2.99 […]

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Soulful Sundays – forever is now

Forever is now http://mysoulfulhome.com

Live in the moment… ** Kelly **

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Soul Sister Series – Meet Veronica Roth

Soul Sister Series ~ Veronica Roth http://mysoulfulhome.com

When I discover something wonderful I want to share it! This urge to share is one of the reasons I started blogging. When I did, guess what happened? I discovered more & more wonderful things…and not just things, people…interesting women. Women creating, giving back, making the world a better place. Couldn’t keep these women to […]

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Apple Recipes – beyond the pie!

5 Apple Recipes -beyond the pie http://mysoulfulhome.com

Is there anyone who doesn’t like apple pie? But maybe you’d like to think beyond the pie this year.  Maybe it is still hot where you are or maybe you just want to think outside the bushel. Any way you slice it,  these 5 Apple recipes are a twist on the usual Fall apple fare […]

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Pumpkins from scrubbing pads – a repurpose

Pumpkins from Scrubbing pads a repurpose http://mysoulfulhome.com

At the hardware store again the other day browsing… When I spotted packages of 3 ‘would be’ pumpkins for $2.99. “Would be” because they weren’t pumpkins yet, they were copper scrubbing pads for pots & pans. They had a higher purpose…Fall decor at MSH. I resisted buying 10 packs & settled on 2. Less then an […]

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Soulful Sundays ~ Season

Fall Home Tour - My Soulful Home http://mysoulfulhome.com

What is you favorite season? It is fall for me. Have a look here to fall in love with the season! ** Kelly **

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Fall Home Tour – My Soulful Home

Fall Home Tour - My Soulful Home http://mysoulfulhome.com

Fall is the season my house shines the brightest… It is a cozy house, built in 1935 of brick & stone.  It has a few fireplaces and lots of places to get comfortable. I love having you all over, especially this time of year,  so I was very pleased to be included this wonderful Fall […]

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Solar Panels – Generate Positive

Solar Powered Farmhouse

They had me at their tag line, “Generate Positive”.  Love that! While doing this in life is essential to happiness, doing this for real can save the planet & money too. Stick with me for the positive attitude & give Sungevity a call when you are ready to really “generate positive”. You see, Sungevity offers solar […]

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Hiking in England ~ The North Downs Way

Hiking the North Downs Way Surrey England http://mysoulfulhome.com

I generally don’t go with the crowd, but I would go anywhere with my herd. I have shared with you the friendship & adventures of the Goats ~ read here for the Herd Story. Our longest & most far flung adventure unfolded last week.  All 7 of us followed each other to the UK for […]

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Soulful Sundays ~ weed or wish?

See a weed or a Wish http://mysoulfulhome.com

I hope you make a wish, xx Kelly xx

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20 Projects for the Best Halloween Ever !

20 Halloween Projects http://mysoulfulhome.com

Every year about a week into school, the discussions start. “I might to do a group costume.”, “I’ve been thinking about being something scary this year.”  “Do we still have that black wig?”  And it goes on for weeks! We like, Martha Stewart, really love Halloween. Gotten pretty good at it over the years too. […]

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Just had to Share what I am Feeling with you…

A mother's story http://mysoulfulhome.com

Tethered to a wire on the edge of abyss. Both scared but knowing it was inevitable. Hoping for just a little more time. I looked over, she appeared smaller than lately in the borrowed rain slicker & goofy orange helmet. Her long legs braced against the wooden scaffolding, the only sign of how big she […]

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