Archives: September 2011


I have always been a lover of all things crochet….but more recently, I have developed an obsession with the collar.  And to combine the two!?! ….in the voice of Rachel Zoe…I die.

1.  Image via SART(RE)ORIAL

2. Peter Pan Collar Metal Necklace by Free People

3. ASOS Crochet Lace Collar Dress in Alexa Print

4.  Vintage Hand Crocheted Collar

5. Cobbled Pearl Collar by BHLDN

6. Vintage Black Detachable Peter Pan Collar

7. Mustard Lace Earrings



ONE MONTH!!?? Really….one month already!?

My how time flies!  This little squirt is growing like a weed and occupying ALL of my time. Literally, all of it.  But I am loving every minute I get to spend with her.  Life has turned upside down.  Nothing is the same as what it used to be and time is certainly not my own anymore….but it doesn’t even matter.  All I know is that I love this little girl more than anything.  And although I am still trying to adjust to this “new life”…..I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.  Happy one month birthday to my Rylee-bean!  She is changing everyday.  Every picture I take she seems to look a little different.  Some days I think…”hmmm….you look like me”.  And others, she is a spitting image of her father.  Today, I looked at her and saw my grandpa….but I won’t tell her that!  I wonder who she will look like tomorrow!?

Surprisingly, Rylee still is wearing her newborn outfits (if onesies even count as “outfits”).  Her 0-3 month clothes are still so big on her.  I can’t wait until she is chunks up enough to fit in all the clothes I have stock piled!  Then the real fun will begin!  Dressing her is even more fun than dressing myself!  Who knew.

One of my favorite baby shops i’ve found online is called MAKIE, whose brick and mortar shop is in New York.  How cute are the coordinate’s!?  I ordered the grey smocked top that Rylee is wearing in the pics above from there.  So in love with it….and really everything else for that matter!

I also wanted to introduce you to m.o.m (where I bought Rylee’s sweet little braided headband)

It’s a small little workshop + store in downtown Encinitas just oozing with creativity.  m.o.m started years ago with a request for aprons for little girls. Now they offer tops and bottoms for girls and boys, plus accessories -which are made with fabric scraps from the clothing.  It is one of those stores that instantly give you a good feeling the  minute you walk in….everything is made  uniquely with such care and detail and love.  I am such a sucker for stores like this.  If you live anywhere near Encinitas, pop in sometime and tell them Kelli sent you! :)

Visit their BLOG / ETSY / FACEBOOK


R + J

New illustration for a special soon-to-be married couple…..congrats Rachel and Jeremy!



I wanted to share just a few of the pictures taken by our good friend Jason just 4 days before Rylee was born.  Glad he got to capture my belly at it’s largest….along with my husband!

Check out more of his amazing work on his website :  JASON WARD STUDIOS



Last month I was honored to be featured in the Autumn Issue of ARTFUL BLOGGING MAGAZINE by Stampington & Company.  It’s an inspiring mag that showcases various art blogs from across the internet.  It’s chalk full of creative ideas and inspiring stories….and when I was asked to be a part of it….I was more than excited!  Thanks to everyone who saw the write up and sent emails of encouragement.

Below are the pages from the interview.