Happy Friday readers! Today I'm so excited to say that the "You Oughta Know" feature is back to HLL, and here to stay! As a refresher, each month I choose one blogger/designer/photographer/creative artist/what have you to spotlight as someone "you oughta know". This person will be someone who I have grown to admire and want to learn more about, and today is no exception. As one of the very first blogs I started reading when I entered into this crazy world, Kelli Murray has done nothing but grow to be one of my favorite blogs of all time. From her easy going, California style, to her design portfolio, and her beautiful daughter. You'll soon see why Kelli Murray is someone "You Oughta Know".  
NAME: Kelli Larson (aka Kelli Murray)
AGE: 28
CITY: San Diego
SPOUSE: Sam Larson
CAREER: Illustrator / Graphic Designer
DESIGN PIECE: I think my favorite illustration to date is a recent one I did titled "Avery".  I think it's a good representation of where I am at as an artist and where I want to go.  It's soft and feminine and evokes a kind of emotion that I strive to portray in a lot of my work.
STYLE PREFERENCE: I tend to lean toward bohemian or vintage pieces....but I definitely like to mix it up.  I've never been one to stick to a particular look or trend....instead, I wear what I am feeling.  Lately, I've found myself gravitating more to simple colors and silhouettes....timeless pieces that mesh with my on-the-go lifestyle as a mom.
SPARE TIME CHOICES: Ironically, paint (which I also do as part of my job sometimes)....go to the beach with my family, shop, craft and consume pizza (in moderation, kind of) :)
NEXT BIG ADVENTURE: My husband and I are actually going into business together and opening our own brick and mortar retail space!  We are just at the beginning stages and plan on having the doors open by November 1st.  It will be a curated retail concept and community space dedicated to premium brands with a focus on American made goods.  It's a huge undertaking and big risk for us....but we are following our hearts and look forward to what this next year will hold!  We can't wait to reveal what we've been working on!
YOU OUGHTA KNOW: I was cured of celiac's disease when I was pregnant with my daughter Rylee and it pretty much changed my life. I'm a borderline workaholic and have a really hard time sitting still. The beach is my happy place and there is no where else I'd rather be than there with my family.  I'm a total homebody.  I love Jesus. And the one piece of advice I'd give to anyone is to take chances.  There's no better time than yesterday to follow your dreams.

Thanks Kelli! xo 
To view past "You Ought Know" features, see here & here


  1. This is a lovely post. Thanks for sharing. Im a 'borderline' workaholic too. :) xo

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  2. nice to see Kelly around here! she is one of my favourite bloggers too!

  3. Such a good choice. Enjoyed reading more about her!

  4. A really inspirational gal! I love this feature and am happy to see that it's back to stay!

  5. This is AMAZING!!! And I love "Avery". SO beautiful. Congrats T!!

  6. I adore Kelli. I have her Be Brave print and it makes me the happiest lady. She is so talented!

  7. What an amazing feature. I love getting to know new bloggers and this is such a great way to do that.

    Kelli seems awesome. I cannot wait to check out her blog and see more of her and that angel of a baby!

    Tightrope to the Sun

  8. Her hair! I want so badly to be able to be bold with my hair but I am too scared. Hers is amazing!

  9. So great you introduced this awesome young lady to us! Will definitely check out her work :).


  10. this is a lovely feature. so inspiring and amazing, kelli seems like such a wonderful person! thanks for introducing her to us x


  11. This was a really nice post to read. I always like finding new people to connect with :)

  12. i adore this series! and your beautiful blog!

  13. lovely!

  14. This is great !
    Thank you, I love your blog!!


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