Hello! My name is Kelly.

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend.

I embrace and cherish my Catholic faith.

I did, once upon a time, earn paychecks in publishing, education,

and interior decorating.

I traded all that in many years ago to stay home with my kids,

and never once regretted it.

I now spend most of my time in the laundry room and driving carpool.

Which, on most days, is perfectly fine with me.

I am married to Jason, my college sweetheart.

We took this picture a few months ago.

jk teenagers

And by a few months ago, I mean nearly twenty-five years ago.

And this one here was taken last week.

kelly and kids

Or years and years ago. And never mind that half of these children

are now taller than me.

Clearly I have lost all ability to account for the passing of time.

Please don’t hold it against me.


Many years ago, I was named after a toddler who

simply made my parents smile.

The joy she gave them in a passing moment became my name’s sake.

  Along this journey, between the rapidly passing years,

where months seem like days and days pass like minutes,

that joy, simple and often unassuming, has been a constant.

I wholeheartedly believe life’s greatest joys

are found in the simplest of things –

small blessings that shout God’s great love for each of us.

Some days those small joys are easier to see than others.

Sometimes they greet me as I open my eyes.

And sometimes I need to search for them. Intentionally.

Which leads me to think that the road to happiness begins with

seeking joy in small moments

and being grateful for the gifts, challenges, and comedy

that each miraculous sunrise brings.


This blog is simply a collection of the joy I find

in ordinary days that pass too quickly.

Each small happiness, stumbled upon or sought,

a palette of gifts that make my life a time of joy.

Family I am blessed with

Simple recipes even I can make

Easy projects for the DIY challenged

Home and Garden spaces I love

Ordinary days worth talking about

Things the kids have to share In Their Own Words


Joy is meant to be shared.

Here I will share mine with you …

in hope that you share yours with others.

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