My Soulful Home, A Year in Flowers and a Great Giveaway

Hello friends!

If you do not already know her, I want to introduce you to my friend Kelly.

I am doing cartwheels across the floor (yes, I can still do them!)

as I am so excited that Kelly has written a beautiful book on one of her passions . . flowers!

So today, I present, My Soulful Home, A Year in Flowers and a Great Giveaway!



My Soulful Home ~ a year in flowers is full of inspiration that will bring joy to your life.

Each chapter overflows with information, advice, tips and tutorials.


Practical advice is woven together with vivid stories

in a tone that embraces the novice to experienced floral designer.


Kelly’s 12 tutorials, coinciding with the month’s of the year,

can be re-created petal by petal or use them as a spring board to your own designs.


You will have more than enough knowledge about flowers, floral care and design

after reading the book to create just about anything with flowers.


Each page empowers you, not only with knowledge on the how and why of floral design,

but on a deeper level gives you a simple way to elevate your everyday.


As Kelly says… “Don’t spend your life waiting for someone to send you flowers.

Make your own arrangements”.


With her book you can do just that !


In addition to writing this book, Kelly authors the blog My Soulful Home, is co-creator of the app bHome

and is producer/co-host of the popular podcast Decorating Tips & Tricks.


She is currently renovating an 1886 Victorian farmhouse.

She shares this historic work in progress with her husband, two girls & dog Emmett.



To celebrate the launch of her book, Kelly is giving away a beautiful blue & white

vintage tureen, a pair of her favorite floral shears and a supply of flower food.

The tureen is very old and bears the chippy goodness we love.

To enter all you need to do is pop over to Kelly’s blog HERE,

have a look at the collage image of arrangements.

Then come back here and tell me which one you liked best.

The photo collage image start with January & ends with December.

Leave a comment with your favorite here & you are entered.

The winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.

The give away runs 7/19 – 7/26. The winner will be notified by email on 7/28.



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  1. I love the December arrangement! I have ordered her lovely book already and it shipped today! I can’t wait to get it.
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  2. Martha Whitten says

    Hi Shirley,
    I love the August arrangement. I love anything with blue and white and this arrangement made my heart smile.
    Love your blog. I am getting ready to downsize so I am loving your walk with your followers through this process.

  3. My favorite is the April daffodils.

  4. Such beautiful photos. Can’t wait to read this book.
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  5. Debbie w says

    July was really cute….loved the arrangement and the cute container!!! Great giveaway!!

  6. Susan N. says

    My favorite arrangement is February because it is composed of red roses, one of my favorite, with a chippy old crock, another favorite. However, they are all beautiful in their own way. I plan to purchase a copy of this book, it is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win such a sweet gift!

  7. Susan Smith says

    I really like December. I have this thing for silver-plated containers and I’ve been collecting a lot of them lately. The red roses are so beautiful for December. And I really want to win the blue tureen. Love the shape! Congratulations on the book!

  8. I really like them all, but my favorite would be May.

  9. The November arrangement speaks to me the most this morning…I’m thankful for all of the Lord’s blessings today and everyday! The book looks lovely!

  10. I will be looking for this lovely book for myself and to give as a gift. I had a hard time choosing just one arrangement, but since I love peonies I am choosing May.

  11. Donna G. says

    All the arrangements are absolutely beautiful, but I love the teacup arrangement–my favorite color!

  12. Love all of them but really like the November arrangement!

  13. December is my pick for a favorite. It’s perfect for Christmas but would work any time of the year. The giveaway is really nice too.

  14. Looks like a lovely book…I’ll have to get it. My favorite is October…it speaks to me! 😉

  15. Beautiful book! I love May and June! Maybe June a tiny bit more because of the size.

  16. I love May, but Dec is also so very beautiful. Thank you for sharing the story and would love to own the book.

  17. Laura Laskey says

    I love the July arrangement! Red, White, and Blue gets me every time since we are a military family. Thanks for the opportunity! I have already bought the book – cannot wait until it gets here!

  18. My life is all about growing flowers in my garden and adorning my home with them. August is my birth month and coincidentally I love the August arrangement with the oranges. Rushing out to the garden now to pick some, to try in my blue and white china. Great inspiration!

  19. I loved the March arragement. Would love to win this book.

  20. I have ordered the book and can’t wait to see it arrive. I know it will be lovely. May is my favorite of all.

    So very gracious of you, Shirley to spread her good news !

  21. February is my favorite because red is my favorite color. The book sounds and looks lovely and the chippy crock is right up my alley. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  22. I love the August one the best.

  23. The book looks lovely Shirley!

  24. Brenda Wilson says

    They are all so beautiful, what a gorgeous book! I love them all but would say that December is my favorite !

  25. This book is lovely…my favorite…June!
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  26. Marie Kennedy says

    This book looks lovely. May is my favorite.

  27. I absolutely love August arrangement. I love the color of the flowers and the vase. Its a very similar color of the roses that I had for my wedding.

  28. i am so excited for kelly. the book looks amazing and i can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
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  29. I love August!…… I’m a sucker for anything blue and white!…..

  30. I chose the August one since that is my birthday month, it has orange flowers in a blue container and I LOVE that combo!
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  31. Beautiful arrangements – I’m so happy for Kelly! Have a wonderful weekend Shirley! xox
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  32. Jeanne Bell says

    I LOVE the blue tureen and all of her designs, especially May. They are relaxed and look like she just raided her garden.

  33. I love them all, but my favorite would be March.

  34. SHERRY MYERS says

    Such a hard choice, but I have to go with August. I have ordered the book already. I love flowers and floral arranging. It brings me joy and makes me smile! Thank you for this opportunity.

  35. I love all the arrangements, but my most favorite is August. I just love the colors and then whole style of the arrangement. Thank you for such a lovely and thoughtful giveaway opportunity!

  36. I love your blog and think your home is beautiful with all of your personal touches. My favorite flower arrangement is the December one. I like to see the less traditional uses of silver plate teapots/coffee pots highlighted.

  37. Love January with the white and silver.

  38. Shirley !! Thank you SO very much for sharing my book with your readers. I am so very appreciative. I hope anyone who takes a chance on the book enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it! And, I want to see those cartwheels!!

  39. Sue Vanderweele says

    Love them all but my favorite is April with the daffodils! Have always aspired to be a floral designer and would love to read this book for more how-tos!

  40. My favorite is August with the orange flowers in the blue and white vase. Beautiful.

  41. I love the November one!

  42. Camille Hall says

    My favorite is the floral on the chair back
    in May – simply a lovely Spring
    arrangement! Every month’s floral is pretty,

  43. May…’s my favorite color!

  44. Love from December, so festive and pretty!

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