Sunday, February 10, 2013


Dear Little Kelli...

Embrace your creativity. Don't fear what others might think of you. Create from your heart and pursue your dreams with confidence. Hold your head up high. Life can be hard sometimes, but don't give up.  You have a purpose.

Don't be too hard on yourself. Yes, you are imperfect, but the beauty of life is in its flaws. No one is perfect, so don't try to be. Embrace all that you are. Learn from your mistakes and grow from your failures. Live a life of gratitude and love the person God has created you to be.

It's ok to cry. You are a sensitive soul. I know sometimes you wish you were stronger....but with that sensitivity also comes compassion and a heart to help and inspire others. Don't try to hide that part of you out of fear that it will do more harm than good. Sometimes your sensitivity will work against you, but it also has the ability to flood you with more love than you know.

Grown up Kelli

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We are celebrating Valentine's Day by writing love letters to our little selves. This idea stems from one of my favorite quotes by Kris Carr, “Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.” This Valentine's Day, take time to write little you a love letter. What are three things you would tell yourself? Show yourself some fierce love this month. 


  1. I'm loving this feature. Enjoying all the heartfelt self-love <3

  2. Gosh, Savannah! I am so happy that you are doing these! I'm getting teary-eyed just reading the ones that you've posted so far. What a beautiful idea...I might have to play along later this week.

    xx Ashleigh

  3. i really love reading these. i'm with ashleigh, i'm getting teary-eyed. beautiful!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful idea. Thank you for sharing :-)

  5. Yay! Kelli Murray! I've just been able to put a face to a name! I'm a big fan of Kelli's work on etsy, Grown-Up Kelli, you rock!!

  6. Thanks for letting me share Savannah! So much love. xo.