My Etsy Shop

Happy Friday Yall!!

I hope you have been enjoying your week & this little bit of fallish weather we have been having.  I wanted to share with you my Etsy shop that I just opened.  I have been planning to do this for over a year a while, but with the craziness of home renovations I have not found the time.  If you are looking for the perfect gift or something special for a party, shower or wedding I would love for you to consider the JKellyEvents Etsy Shop.

I only have several items listed, but I hope you will keep checking back as I add more.  We all have to start somewhere, right?  I am learning that everything does not have to be perfectly in place for something to work...learning being the key word in that sentence.

{I love this print by Emily Ley...It would be perfect on my desk as a reminder}

I would love for you to go check it out & share it with you friends.  Keep in mind that I am more than happy to create custom items for your shower, party or wedding.  :)

Have a wonderful weekend!



I have a confession...I am addicted to juicing.  I don't do caffeine well, and while we were working on our home the past few months I discovered a juice bar down the street called Pulp.  I began by drinking their carrot & orange juice, which is delicious.  It was a great place to start and acquire a taste for pure juice with no added sugars, syrups, etc.  I then tried their "green energy" and it is my absolute favorite!
{green energy}
I began craving it all the time and I realized that spending $6.50 several times a week was unrealistic.  I had been gifted a Jack Lalane juicer  by my mother in-law and I decided to try and make the "green energy" at home.  I knew that it was made up of kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, green apple, lemon & ginger.  At first I was worried about how much of each I should use, but I quickly realized that the apple and lemon disguise the taste of the other veggies.  You can add as little or as much of each veggie or fruit as you would like as long as you have those two.

{a few of the ingredients}
Here are some tips to making your own:
     1. Wash all fruit & veggies (preferably organic or bought at a farmers market)
     2. Juice...
  • 3-4 leaves of Kale
  • 2-4 handfuls of spinach
  • 2-3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 - 1 whole cucumber (no need to peel if you have a good juicer)
  • 1/2 - 1 whole green apple (no need to peel if you have a good juicer)
  • 1/2 lemon (peel lemon first & then juice)
  • Cut a SMALL sliver of ginger and place in juicer (this step can be omitted)
     3.  Stir & Enjoy! 

Like I mentioned earlier there is no perfect concoction, so don't be intimidated.  If heathy eating is new to you, then juicing is an easy place to start.  Head over to Wholefoods or a local juice bar and try a few.  I love juicing, because I know that I am filling my body with real food & good nutrients.  I can say that I truly feel a difference when I juice.  I have more energy and a clearer mind.

Do you have any juice recipes that you love?  I would love to hear them!



Happy Friday yall!  I am so excited for this weekend's festivities.  We will be heading over to Tallahassee for the FSU vs Clemson football game.  This fall is extremely busy so this might be the only home game we make it to, but it is going to be a good one.  I cannot wait to be back at my second home and reunite with some of my best friends.  Have a great weekend and GO NOLES! 

{This koozie will be making an appearance}
{our first gameday at FSU}
{throwback picture}
{F-L-O-R-I-D-A   S-T-A-T-E}


Squeaky Clean Floors

Put away your bucket and mop, because I have a secret cleaning weapon I want to share with you.... the Eureka Enviro Hard Surface Floor Steamer.    Not only is this very easy to use, but it is a very hygienic way to clean your home.

Benefits of using a steam mop:

  • No cleaners necessary...just water
  • Washable & reusable cleaning pads
  • Helps to remove dirt & dust mites in your home
  • Deodorizes and removes residue without scrubbing
  • Very fast & easy...no more wringing your mop & lugging around a heavy bucket
I absolutely love using my steam mop & it has become my favorite part of cleaning.  Michael came home the other day & said, "Our floors look so good, what did you do to them?"  My response was "The STEAM MOP!!!" I mentioned that you do not need any cleaners, however I like to spray a little bit of Mrs. Meyers All Purpose Cleaner on the bottom of the cleaning pad solely for the aromatherapy smell.  (Basil & Lavender are my favorite.)
{Mrs. Meyer's All Purpose Cleaner}
Happy Cleaning!!


Meet Bailey

Meet the newest member of the Kelly family... Bailey!
{she has the most adorable sleep eyes}
Michael & I have been talking about getting a puppy for a while now, and for as long as I can remember I have wanted a golden retriever & he has wanted a lab.  We sometimes joked that we would never end up getting one, because we couldn't decide what to get.  I gave into getting a lab and originally we wanted a chocolate, but I quickly realized that with all of our white furniture, bed skirts & curtains we needed a dog with lighter hair.  Call me crazy to make a decision on what dog you are getting based on your decor, but that is kind of how it happened.  I realized it was much easier to vacuum the lighter hairs off the floor than to constantly be washing all of the white linens, etc. in our home.  So we narrowed it down to deciding between a golden retriever & a white lab.  I think we were both fine with either, since we will most likely have one of each someday.  
My little sister saw that the breeders who my parents got their golden(Hope) from had another litter, and it so it began.  We picked her out when she was 5 weeks old, and brought her home last Friday.  She is almost 9 weeks and is already growing so fast.  I am slightly obsessed with taking pictures of her sweet face, so you will probably be seeing a lot of her around here. 

{Bailey & Hope are already great friends}
{Playtime after her bath}


A Fresh Coat of Paint

When we bought our house we knew that it would need a nice new fresh coat of paint, but we knew we would be painting towards the end of the project.  We have started painting, and before I reveal the  new look I thought I would share the images that I found inspirational.

When I saw this first image I fell in love with the contrast of the dark gray shingles and the stained wood.  We are installing barn doors on our garage...eventually, and I absolutely love this.

{Another dark gray + stained wood}
The next images are probably closest to the overall color scheme and look we will have.  I love the idea of a pop of color on the front door, and this robin's egg blue is perfection.

{Oil rubbed bronze hardware for the door}