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Extra! Extra! 6 read all about it! I’m sharing all the things I’ve been doing, loving, visiting, decorating, thrifting (I scored big time!), gifting, plus the coolest vintage collection and display idea I know you are going to LOVE! I had an epic weekend visiting my daughter in New Orleans only to return feeling sick as a dog. I’m not sure if it had anything to do with the scorpion shot I drank (yes, I swallowed a real scorpion and have the t-shirt to prove it)! Here’s to a great week of fun things including …


I love a good vintage collection and I am in love with the way Lora Bloomquist displayed her vintage Christmas trees stands on an old ladder!

Love the way she displayed her vintage Christmas tree stand collection on a ladder kellyelko.com Extra Extra 6


Remember my Christmas chalkboard mantel that was featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine? I’m excited to announce that you can buy your own art print, canvas or even pillow!

Christmas Chalkboard Art Here

Cheery Christmas Home Tour - love the Santa chalkboard art kellyelko.com #christmasdecor #christmasmantel #farmhousechristmas #christmashometour #christmasstockings


I had fun at my last parents weekend in New Orleans last weekend and made sure to show my school spirit (notice I even got a green mani)!

If you’re looking for a one of a kind gift for your favorite sports fan or college student, parent (or yourself!), my beaded purse strap is it! It can be personalized with any saying and colors (I have a red one for my other daughter’s school). Every single mom was asking me where I got it!

Personalized Beaded Purse Strap Here

Fun at Tulane kellyelko.com

Get my favorite green sweater here (I sized down two sizes to a small – it runs large).


Merry Christmas to me! Seems like Santa finally took me off the naughty list and made sure I got an early Christmas gift! I could not believe it when I found this pair of Santa & Mrs. Claus vintage blow molds on Facebook Marketplace that still have their light cords!

Last year, I was lucky to find a little elf blow mold (see him on my Christmas mantel here). I guess this means I am officially a collector of Christmas blow molds now (since three is a collection).

Love this cute pair of Santa & Mrs. Claus blow molds kellyelko.com


I finally finished binge watching Broadchurch on Netflix (you only have until November 26 to watch it). I have to say, I thought it was ok … not as amazing as everyone else on the planet seems to think. Have you seen it?

Next on my watch list … Ted Lasso.


If you love plants and art, then you need this plant coloring book in your life. My friend Jen created it and I’ve been having fun getting my creative juices flowing (plus it’s very therapeutic)!

I think it would make a great gift when paired with a box of colored pencils, a beautiful mug and an assortment of teas.

Plants and Pots coloring book kellyelko.com

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hope you get the long end of the wishbone!

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  1. I love your blow molds!! I have a very large santa, my Dad bought in the early 70s I just love him, hes 5 foot tall and big/round lol. Love your fun picture Tulane, glad you had a great time.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. I love the picture of you and your husband and I hope you are feeling better! I love the molds you found. I bet you were so excited. And you taught me that 3 makes a collection!

  3. Thanks for this and that picture of Sushi so overjoyed with her pose. I am so glad you have her am sure she helps with those times your girls are away. Happy Thanks giving have a wonderful time with your family.

  4. I think the allure with Broadchurch was the dynamics in personalities between Hardy and Miller. I like to be drawn in by characterization and enjoy British and Scottish personalities. It was a nice change from most of the horrible scripts Hollywood is putting out. I also lthought the scenery was spectacular!

    1. I love British shows too Kelly but this was hyped up so much, it was a bit of a let down. Season one was the best! The scenery was stunning – I’d watch again just for that alone!

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