Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow your blog...!

Hey! Come on in! 
Chateau De Versailles
I'm Kelly and I'm so glad you're here! I've been blogging for a little over 3 years and I can't imagine my life without it. This online community has been nothing short of a blessing to me. I have so much fun and get inspired by other bloggers, many whom I call friends.  Photography is a HUGE part of my life. I really wanted a hobby in place when my youngest son started high school 4 years ago so I wouldn't suffer from empty nest syndrome. I've never looked back. I walk through each day with such a different perspective & really pay attention to the little things, to the details that otherwise might have been overlooked before photography.

I dabble in:
i-phone photography, b&w and textures... photography...

Oh...and I'm a chocoholic!

I'm into anything vintage

I play with toys...
Have I told you I just turned 50?
I just turned 50!

I've just spent the last 2 years raising Monarch butterflies.
It was the most amazing experience of my life.

I could easily spend an entire day soaking up Mother Nature.

I have an alter ego,
her name is

...She shows up every now and again.
I have no problem being in front of the camera... long as I'm in control...
(I'm funny that way!)
I've been known to dabble in selfies...
...I love wigs

I've got an amazing husband of 20+ years, 3 children near and dear to my heart, and one brand spanking new, stole my heart, grand-baby!

Thank you for stopping by my little part of the web. Enjoy the party and the rest of your day and I'll be by to visit YOU throughout the week. 

Happy (love a good party) snapping!

2 Bags Full

Thank you Vicki
for hosting the party!


  1. I love when Stella appears! And I'm with you, I have no trouble being in a long as "I" take it! :)

  2. I love your Stella too :) I got hungry reading this Kelly, send chocolate! haha

  3. Love your alter ego! I don't think I have seen her before.

  4. Hey Kelly/Stella...I want one of those lemon bars with my morning tea as I pop around in blog world! As for me, I'm always the one behind the camera...thank you very much! Enjoy the party, on... Aloha

  5. Stopping by to visit from Grow your blog party, and hoping that you have alot of fun at the party. I also love photography and got in to it for the same reason.... Just wait until you get in to photographing those grands.... I see Kim above who is my blog friend has also stopped by... Bet the two of you have had some chats on the monarchs. Will join up with your blog and watch your fun with the grandbaby, and also enjoy your photography!

  6. At 50, you are just entering the best years of your life. I can't wait to watch you grow and dabble in them. Your photography is very impressive as is that beautiful, blue eyed Stella. It sounds to me like you know how to make the most of life. And grandchildren? ... there is nothing like them. I do photography and photo art so I share in your passion. So nice to meet you, Kelly/Stella ... I look forward to more visits and getting to know you. With age comes wisdom and second and third childhoods ... enjoy:)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  7. Hey Kelly and Stella - popping in from the GYB team of volunteers. Welcome to the party!

    I LOVE that shot of the Remington - and the other shots. Do you allow others to use your photos (with credits and link backs of course)?
    I would love to feature some of your work over on my blog.

    Stella makes me smile so big. I too have an alter ego. Her name is Ela. Verrrry Interesting, yes?

    I look forward to coming back to snoop more on your blog.

    Have a great time at the party.

    go easy ~p

  8. Just wait until Stella turns 60...are you in for some fun girlfriend....So good getting to know more about you. Photography and and Kim must be related.....You obviously have a gentle spirit being able to raise butterflies and take such beautiful photographs...Love getting to know you better...

  9. A beautiful blog... and with the photography it is an great and unique thing.
    Have a nice party still and thanks for your visit :-)

  10. Happy Blog Growing. Fun facts and pictures.

  11. you had me at chocolate. i love the door view & so many others ... lovely post for the Grow Your Blog get together. so fun. have a great day!! stay warm. ( :

  12. What lovely pictures! Beautiful clicks! Happy to follow you my new friend!

  13. I've had a nice visit through some of your posts. I love the way you express yourself. This year I am planting as many native plants as I can for our birds, bees and butterflies. I wish I had a Stella, I must get one. 50 random acts of kindness-did I read that right? Wow, tell me more. I've signed up for email posts.

  14. Love, love, love that the GYB party led me to your door!

  15. Hi Kelly,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and view your fantastic photography. I am a new follower. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

  16. Woot-woot!
    What a post ... and you said you couldn't come up with anything!!!!!

  17. Stunning photography, I'm signing up to follow you - I may pick up some tips!! Regally enjoying GYB journey, meeting such a variety of blogs, Vicky

  18. Beautiful post and photographs.I'm definitely a new follower.

  19. I miss Stella…she had some fun back in the day…

  20. Stella looks like fun.... But Kelly does, too! Beautiful photos as always. That bird nest gets me every time.

  21. Hi, I'm visiting from the GYB party. Fabulous photography and congrats on your new grand baby. I'd love to try and raise monarchs here but we had very few last summer.

  22. I don't think I have congratulated you on your new little one, Grammy!! Hope all is well in their new world.

  23. Oooh, I'm liking Stella! I think wigs are so fun. I should wear them more often! I love all your photos. It's amazing you've just gotten into photography over the last several years because you are already so good!

  24. All I can say is "Oh, my!" Your photography is absolutely wonderful.

  25. Kelly (my maiden name), I am so happy to have found you on the GYB party. I too love photography, nature and fine chocolate (also quilting, stitching and reading). I can't find enough hours in my day to accomplish alI I want to do... I hope you'll drop by my blog too and enter my Giveaway. Check out my photography by clicking on the labels Nature and Wildflowers. I live in eastern Canada so "Nature" is covered with a thick blanket of snow right now.... I'll be back to visit you often.. I can't find a Follower button for your blog?

  26. I like how you let your pictures do most of the talking on here. Drew me right in!

  27. Hey Kelly, I wouldn't say you dabble in iphone photography, I would say you are an expert. Your photo's are gorgeous! They made me hungry, and yes, I am going to stuff my mouth with chocolate. It has been lovely meeting you.


  28. Hi, Kelly, your photographs are stunning!! They really spoke to me and I'll be back often to visit... xoxo Silke

  29. Hi, I am in love with your blog. So entertaining. I love your photos. I have subscribed to your RSS feed. I look forward to reading more of your entries. Take care.

  30. 1. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can’t wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site and contact info is
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in. but I like all things creative. raising monarch butterflies sounds truly amazing I am bit of a butterfly nut myself.


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