Apple Recipes – beyond the pie!

5 Apple Recipes -beyond the pie

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 and incredibly … {Continue reading…}

Pumpkins from scrubbing pads – a repurpose

Pumpkins from Scrubbing pads a repurpose

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 … {Continue reading…}

Soulful Sundays ~ Season

Fall Home Tour - My Soulful Home

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

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

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

I hope you make a wish, xx Kelly xx

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20 Projects for the Best Halloween Ever !

20 Halloween Projects

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

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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Soulful Sundays ~ create joy!

Soulful Sundays Create Joy!

You have the power! ** Kelly **

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

Flowering succulent

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

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

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

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

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


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

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 ~

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

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

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Week in Review ~ take a moment & help a kid

Week in Review

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

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

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

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

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Week in Review ~ We are back!

white pumpkin

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

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

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

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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