In all the joyful, slightly controlled chaos that is my life, heavenly days sometimes come along quite unexpectedly. The family takes a spontaneous hike, a long-ago friend pops up, I find the perfect antique at a flea market, the kids are happy just hanging together at home on a rainy day. The girls love reading and crafting, and now… Mr. Man is old enough to get busy with his own projects!Continue Reading
November 12, 2018
I admit it. I’ve been struggling lately to create, write, edit, photograph, and publish content for Those Heavenly Days while working on Suits, and trying to parent four kids and take care of my home. The blog has taken a bit of a back seat this last month, and that makes me sad. You guys mean the world to me. I savor our connection and hate to let you down by going quiet for too long. So please know that my heart’s with you, even when a new blog post seems a bit overdue.
October 15, 2018
Please welcome back guest editor Kathryn McNally, owner of Poppys Collection, who has put together a fabulous post dedicated to helping you find the perfect costumes for your kiddos this Halloween. The Kelley clan has already picked our favorites and can’t wait to debut them for you come October 31st! Enjoy!
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July 2, 2018
I am currently on a time management kick, new year, new me and all, and I have found that having a handful of go to painless dinner options in my repertoire has saved me a tremendous amount of time lately. I keep an incredibly well stocked pantry, mostly because I keep forgetting to inventory what I have and continue to buy duplicates of things because I’m…well…kind of scattered. So I have cans upon cans of every kind of bean, tomatoes, olive, caper and fish (that can be canned that is.) I have boxes upon boxes of pasta, flour, sugar, breadcrumbs, oats, grain, baking soda…well, you get the idea. One night recently the chicken I needed for the night’s dinner had not defrosted in time to start prepping and I had only an hour till my children rioted and burned the house down in a hungry rage. Continue Reading
February 2, 2018
Holiday meals are just as important to me as the decor, the gifts and the cheer. In fact I’m not sure there would be any cheer for me without excellent food! My mother traditionally hosts Christmas Eve dinner and I host Christmas day. If I haven’t mentioned it before, my mother and I live only one short mile apart, which makes celebrating the holidays as a family much easier, among other things. Sharing the heavy lifting of preparing, serving and cleaning up major holiday meals where our whole family is in attendance is a pretty significant blessing. My mother worked extra hard this year to provide us with a beautiful Christmas Eve meal and is still worn out almost a month later from all the work. I think she may have gone a bit overboard, but hey, I’m not complaining. The food was to die for!Continue Reading