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 … {Continue reading…}

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 … {Continue reading…}

Soulful Sundays ~ create joy!

Soulful Sundays Create Joy! http://mysoulfulhome.com

You have the power! ** Kelly **

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Week in Review ~ words, getting a pass & a bloom

Flowering succulent http://mysoulfulhome.com

When did “viral” become a positive? (Ava had a virus this week & that was not a positive.) I made wine bags out of jeans they went viral and that was a positive. Funny how words & the way we use them change over time. Groovy meant wood with indents cut in it until the […]

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Neutral Fall Decor ~ 5 bloggers show the quiet side of Fall

Decorate for Fall with Neutrals ~ 5 bloggers show you how http://mysoulfulhome.com

Neutral is not something I usually am. I’d be a bad Switzerland. I tend to take a side. Personally not neutral….but in decor it is growing on me more & more. Stone Gable’s Soft Fall Decor Neutral, as a tone, is defined as “color that is not bright or strong”. But isn’t white as bright […]

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Coleus ~ the ultimate growing guide

How to grow Coleus http://mysoulfulhome.com

Like succulents, Coleus have really grown on me. In the shade, in containers, and even in the sun, Coleus are a colorful & textured addition to the garden. Traditionally thought of as shade plants, many of the new varieties are tolerant of sun. With 600 varieties, the diversity of foliage color, leaf shape, and growth habit […]

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Soulful Sundays ~ a recipe

dream big http://mysoulfulhome.com

Here is recipe for life… Have a lovely Sunday, ** Kelly **

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Week in Review – bye to summer, gazpacho salad not soup

Sunflower http://mysoulfulhome.com

We unofficially said good bye to summer this week. The seasons, even living in Southern California, have such a distinct feel to them. No season feels like a Tuesday…all seasons have a clear strong feeling like Friday. ~~~ We had a wonderful summer, it was the one before high school & middle school ~ an on […]

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Wine Bag Repurpose – from pant legs to wine bags

A repurpose ~ jean leg to wine bag http://mysoulfulhome.com

Back to school has us weeding out the old, the too small & the “uncool”. With a pile of jeans my girls out grew in my arms, I was struck with an idea… Those pant legs could be wine gift bags! Now since this was about 10 am, I want you to know I was […]

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Decorating with Apples – bring in a bushel of Fall

Fall decorating with apples ~ http://mysoulfulhome.com

My decorating style is definitely influenced by nature. I love bringing the outdoors in and celebrating the seasons with, well…. what’s in season. Decorating with nature’s bounty aside from being timely,  is inexpensive and…edible! Like my enamelware bowl full of apples by the door.  Grab & go as the girls are off to school.  Leaves […]

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Soulful Sundays ~ make a plan

Make a plan not a wish http://mysoulfulhome.com

Tell me, what’s your plan? ** Kelly **  

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Week in Review ~ take a moment & help a kid

Week in Review http://mysoulfulhome.com

I did something yesterday. Something I never do… I took myself to lunch ~ alone. At the post office after a client meeting & errands, I was STARVING! One of my favorite little spots is right across the street from the P.O. I decided to treat myself to a sandwich on the go.  The bread […]

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Growing Garlic ~ easy & useful plant

How to grow Garlic a tutorial http://mysoulfulhome.com

For warding off vampires or adding depth to your recipes, growing your own garlic is easy. Garlic should be planted in the fall in most areas.  Plant a month before the ground freezes. If you live where the ground never freezes, then February or March are good times to plant. Although it seems like “why […]

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Fabric Pumpkins ~ Give Away & tutorial

Fabric pumpkin tutorial http://mysoulfulhome.com

I have never seen a pumpkin I didn’t love. Can’t wait to hit the patch… Still too hot here for the real deal.  Until then, I have a crafty way to fill the need. My fanciful fabric pumpkins.  Making another set today & sharing a fav set with you! I love making sets of these […]

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Soulful Sundays ~ fly!

what if you fly Inspirational quote http://mysoulfulhome.com

  Use your wings. I know they will work, xx Kelly xx

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Week in Review ~ We are back!

white pumpkin http://mysoulfulhome.com

Back from Maui… Back to school… We even had “Back to School Night” this week! During which Lara’s locker caused quite a stir.  The Locker Lookz set up we did for real this time drew a crowd. Whispers of “wow”, “I never saw a locker like that” & a collective “gasp” when we lit up […]

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Hatch Chiles – eat the heat!

Hatch chiles ~ eat the heat http://mysoulfulhome.com

Do you know about Hatch chiles? “Hatch” refers to varieties of chile peppers grown in the Hatch Valley, an area stretching north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey to Hatch, New Mexico. The soil and growing conditions in the Hatch Valley create a unique terroir which contributes to the awesome flavor of the […]

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Five Fall Ideas & Projects

5 Fall Ideas & Projects mysoulfulhome.com

The sand has been shaken out, the back packs ordered and, so we turn to another season.  Fall, the season my house loves the best. Sharing 5 of my favorite fall ideas and projects to jump start this colorful season. To add fall subtly to your house now pick up a few white mini pumpkins […]

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Soulful Sundays ~ Breathe

breathe like u mean it www.mysoulfulhome.com

Breathe… in through your nose ~ out through your mouth. Filling your lungs, clearing your mind & relaxing your body. Have a beautiful Sunday! ** Kelly **

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Week in Review – My Soulful Maui

Surf boards Paia Maui http://mysoulfulhome.com

Maui is a very happy place for my family. As I consider you all my extended MSH family, I want to share my Maui with you.  I’ll do a post with suggestions, advice, tips & links soon, but for now let’s just chill & enjoy the view. In Maui, the water is gentle, blue & […]

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Back to School ~ MSH style, backpacks

vintage school books http://mysoulfulhome.com

I would be remiss as a mom & a blogger if I didn’t post on back to school. (even though we still have our feet firmly planted in the sand) Back to school heralds the annual purchasing & organizational fest that comes late August in our part of the world. Nothing like new folders & […]

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Behind the Blog – want to know…

Crate of pumpkins, succulents & fruit www.mysoulfulhome.com

I am “a people person”. ( and little dogs ) If I worked in an office, I’d be at the water cooler chatting, a lot. I’d be wildly productive, but I would be planning the office Christmas party & know the names of all my officemates kids. But I don’t work in an office, I […]

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Soulful Sundays – be good 2 yourself

Be good to yourself www.mysoulfulhome.com

Now don’t just PIN this.  Do this! Maybe not the naps, I can’t nap.  But all the rest, ok? ** Kelly **

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Week in Review – beach & beyond

Beach Walk Maui www.mysoulfulhome.com

Walk with me. Maybe take your shoes off. I want to share my week with you. Usually busy as this bee, it takes me a a few days slow down.  I am slow now… Waking up to this view helps. Let’s go this way… Isn’t this little lavender bridge sweet? Just want to cross it […]

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Outdoor Pillows – Oly * Fun Fabric

Oly * Fun Fabric fringe pillow www.mysoulfulhome.com

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like having to replace rather expensive outdoor fabric pillows as often as I do.  My guess is you don’t either. No matter what, outside they get dirty & worn out looking fast. I have tried using regular fabric, but it fades as fast as you can say […]

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All that Glitters is Gold – spray paint it

Add touches of Gold to your decor www.mysoulfulhome.com

  Call me…. “Goooold Fin-ger”. Giving stuff the Midas touch around MSH lately. A bit of glam in my cottage, bling with my burlap & sparkle to my shabby. Since making my golden monogram pitcher, I have been on a spree of spraying. Well, maybe it really started back with my gilded pineapple welcome basket… […]

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