So it only took me THREE hours to get home after my first train was delayed meaning I missed the change over at Oxford Road.
I'm shattered but happy.
Enjoying my job, enjoying meeting new people, enjoying not being ruled by my anxiety any longer.
Have a lovely evening all ❤
#mentalhealth #anxiety #work #career #commuting #business #womaninbiz
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ~Claude Monet
Hiking Adams Falls this weekend in Grand Lake. The colors are getting really beautiful up there with golden aspens glistening in the sunshine. 🍂
Кто нибудь знает, когда растут дети?🕊
Когда из зависимых от мамы крох они превращаются в самодостаточную личность?🦋
Почему это происходит так незаметно, но так скоро?
Вот кажется, только родилась, только-только не могла уснуть без нежных убаюкиваний на маминых руках, как будто только вчера смотрела на тебя как на целый мир и улыбалась своей ангельской беззубой улыбкой...
А сегодня уже другая! Как будто взрослая🦋 Как будто уже понимает, как жить, с кем дружить, кому верить, о чем говорить...
Конечно, она ещё ребёнок, но уже не малыш... А через год будет ещё взрослее, ещё серьёзнее...
Почему детство так быстротечно?...💚
#моймалыш #моямалышка #доченька #инстаярдети #деткитут #мамадочек #дваждымама #будущаямама #будумамой #celebrate_childhood #infinity_children #momentsofmine #one_magic_moment #momswithcameras #cameramama #mom_hub #instamamme2 #big_babyboom #top_insta_kids
Infinity pool life is good in Patagonia 💙 inquire about our all-inclusive 5D/4N #nomoontravel
•Stop Judging Others•
Judgment comes from a place of fear or hate. 😡
Children and animals love us for who we are. It’s only as we grow insecurities that the judgement on others begin to take form, for the judgment we place on others is likely the judgment we place on ourselves 😕
Although judging others might make us feel safe in our own choices, bringing others down won’t elevate us and keeps us from building a stronger tribe or even a tribe at all.
Moral of this post....
Stop seeking out differences in others, but instead commonalities and 💕Love thy neighbor 💕
I feel like there has been a bit of a Mango-aissance over the past few seasons, and now I'm rekindling the romance I had with the brand that used to supply me with 5000 peseta jeans when I spent summers with family in Spain some 15 years ago. I'm sorry Zara, but between terrible customer service and beautiful photos online that (all credit to your stylists & photographers) don't seem to represent the actual product, you're being ousted by another Spanish señorita.
*another super "proud of me" moment!* (these are becoming a thing for 2018!) Today I conquered a lot of nerves & a lifetime of anxiety - I've never been good with the sea or swimming, in fact as a nipper & up til now really, I've this massive phobia of water (unless it's a bath ofc!). So when my best pals up there ☝🏼said they were going bodyboarding, I was like "oh boy". I'll not lie, the idea of donning a wetsuit & even stepping foot in the sea gave me the heebie jeebies. HOWEVER (& to cut a long story short) I DID IT. I, Katie Rose, RODE WAVES. Never thought I'd do that in my life. So yes, a small step for a lot of folk, but a giant one for me. Shout out to my little family in this picture for encouraging me to have a crack & having my back when I did. One of my fave days of 2018 this. 💛💪🏼
These two faces don’t get on here often...not because I think they are less important, but because they aren’t fans of taking photos for me at this moment in time and I refuse to make them •• They are 22 months apart in age and couldn’t be more opposite in personalities and interests. They definitely have their moments of brotherly fights but they also have their moments of brotherly love which is the best sight to see •• My hope for them is that when they’re older, even if they don’t see eye-to-eye on some things, they will always have each other’s backs💙💙 #mymiddles
Foraging for mushrooms, specifically Ceps. We gathered a whole massive basket full of Bay Boletus(a delicious type of Cep mushroom), which we dried most of in the dehydrator, and put the rest into a mushroom and white wine risotto. Heads up, it was delicious 😋 But we also found a lot of common VERY poisonous mushrooms(im talking a long slow and painful death over about 12 days), which makes me so glad to have a trusted mushroom identification book by @rogerphillips_redglasses
. I love foraging, I put it to you to try it, be it apples, blackberries, mushrooms etc. Just make sure you are 100% percent sure on the edibility of your finds; there's no need to be scared of foraging, just learn what you need to. Teaching my child from a young age about respecting nature and the ability to forage our food is so exciting, and I am so lucky to be able to teach him these things. It's so humbling to eat something you have physically worked for and makes you appreciate your food that much more
#foraging #mushroomforaging #ceps #wildfood
My dad is cooler than yours! I’ve been so lucky to share part of this trip with my dad who came over to Bolivia and biked more than 1.000 km with me towards Argentina! Even though it was a very challenging route and we had to push limits more than a zillion times, it was so very special to bike with my dad and explore all those stunning places together! We shared countless beautiful moments and made the most incredible memories! Thanks for being such a cool dad, papa! I’m so incredibly proud of you and cannot wait to share more adventures with you!
Stocking up on candles when I already have too many candles is my favourite hobby.
Excuse me while I bombard you with photos of heather... and tiny baskets. 😊
My entire heart ❤️! The best medicine for the soul is the sound of a toddler’s laugh!!!! And everyday day, at 3 or 4 pm, I close the laptop and start my “Happy Hour”.... one on one time with my little guy after he wakes up from his nap! He’s in the best mood and so fun 😍! Today is music class but we also love the park!! What is your favorite activity during quality time with your kiddos?
comes to you on a weekday instead of a weekend 🤷🏻♀️ .
These past couple of weeks have been pretty crazy trying to balance my schedules.
📚 But, I finally got to pick up a book I’ve been pretty excited about. This coming-of-age story is about a girl growing up in the mountains with an anti-government, survivalist family preparing for the apocalypse. She defied them to finally get a formal education at 17, and that choice eventually leads her to get a doctorate at Cambridge. An inspiring story about the power of education, perspective, and self-reflection. 🥘🥖 This read had me hooked, so I paired it with #comfortfood
: homemade chicken noodle soup and garlic-parmesan bread. My apartment now smells amazing 😌
Happy happy birthday to this gem! We can have good chats about Jesus & discussions about our interior design game without missing a beat. It is a joy to know you. 🎉💛
Even during the hardest times, do not neglect yourself🚫❤ Nourish your body and soul with filling foods rich in minerals and vitamins and all those great substances that give you energy and deeply satisfy you. I'm in love with Buddha bowls right now, it's so easy to create a delicious and nourishing plate... and also a lot of fun haha🥘 I usually start with a base of brown rice, barley, millet or some kind of cereal, then I add tons of veggies and seeds, a protein source like marinated tempeh, beans, lentils or smoked tofu and finally I top it with soy sauce or tahini or whatever I feel like eating. Treat yourself well and enjoy the meal you're having. Taste it bite by bite, don't rush. Take this relaxing, sacred time to forget about the rest of the world and focus just on you🌳
#seekthesimplicity #thatauthenticfeeling #momentsofmine #aquietstyle #theartofslowliving #darlingmovement #lifestyleblogger #veganfood #whatveganseat #veganfoodlovers #veganlifestyle #vegansofinstagram #plantbased #poweredbyplants #buddhabowl #breakfastbowl #vegan #veganlunch #flatlay #flatlayoftheday #flatlaythenation #healthybreakfast #beinspired #motivateyourself #positivemindset #mindset #personalgrowth #healthyfood #healthyliving #positivevibes
I’m buying my first house!
I've been asked quite a bit lately why I started this account. Why on earth do I spend time setting up pictures, clearing the mess up afterwards. Trawling through the 10,000 odd pictures I've taken all virtually identical to find that one perfect shot that I will then sit up for hours at night tweaking in editing apps. Why do I do it? What do I get out of it?
Well for everyone it's different and the reasons are endless. For me it was a very deliberate step to create a space that forced me to find and create something that I found beautiful.
After the births of my older two I'd suffered with debilitating postnatal depression. It was black, empty and all consuming. It took me years to get back on an even keel and one of my biggest fears when I was pregnant with Letty was it would rear it's ugly head again and swallow me whole. But unlike before this time I was prepared. I decided to set myself the task of creating something each day that made me smile and of finding something each day that I could write down that made me laugh.
For a while this was all kept private. Something I did just for me but stumbling across Instagram and finding a plethora of creative accounts inspired me to pluck up the courage to "put them out there" and in doing so has helped motivate me to keep creating things that make me smile and finding things that make me laugh.
As a result I've managed to keep it at bay, allowing me to enjoy being a mum.
I would also like to say that it's not just creative accounts that inspire me but I was never going to be able to create an account that focussed on how tidy and lovely my home was, or how I managed to clean it, or what I wore today as; my house is never tidy, videos of me cleaning would involve watching me clean everywhere with a packet of wet wipes whilst sweating buckets and swearing profusely at the amount of crap the kids have left lying around and I spend most days looking like I got dressed in the dark.
But to all those that follow thankyou so very much xx
The best is yet to come. 👊🏻
Luxurious night care from @minus417official
My skin got really sensitive this summer, so i was on a tight skincare routine. Now that it's colder outside, i can try out all the masks i wish i had months ago. One of these is this beautiful -417 beauty sleeping cream. 💖 It's one of those that works magic on your skin over night. My eyes tend to get puffy in the morning, so this cream helps with that, as well with red spots. My skin gets all luminous, glowy and hydrated, without getting my pores clogged. Comes with a spatula, so you won't have to dip your fingers in the pot. Definitely yey for that. 👍✨
More details can be found on my blog [link in bio] 🌺💖✨ What are your favorite night masks at the moment? 🍁🌿✌
When in Music City, do yourself a favor and roam 12 South! This area has the cutest shops, bakery, loads of murals and of course, @draperjames
which is 🙌🏻. You are served complimentary sweet tea while you shop! Hmmm how cute and oh so southern! I can’t wait to go back to Nashville; what’s your favorite thing to do in #Nashville
It’s Tuesday and I’m just coming down from our amazing little 3 day getaway together! I could easily be stranded on an island with just him .... he’s my person 💛
P A R E N T F A I L 🙋🏼♀️
So today Rob had a days holiday, we planned for a splendid family day out at Chessington, got up early, packed lunches and left in good time and total ignorance to arrive for opening....
The only slight hitch in our planning was that no one checked if it was open!! 🙈🙈🙈
Got to laugh, these two did, I was so worried they would be crushed when we realised but they both took it completely on the chin....we, on the other hand beat ourselves up most of the way home anyway...
But in the end we threw another visit into the calendar and ended up running around in this beautiful place - so all was not lost 😅
Have you ever had a parent fail as ridic as this? Or can you even top our National Lampoons impersonation?? 🤣
Our culture seems to place little value on the role of fathers but one does not need to read research to understand the profound impact an involved father can have on his children.
Growing up my father was always my role model. I admired his perseverance and his good character. I found immense pleasure knowing I had his love and that under his care I was always protected. All my big decisions were taken with his guidance. He didn't openly display his love but his love was deeply felt and continues to be felt to this day. .
I only hope that my children find the same type of love and comfort in their father as I did in mine.
Spent so much time on or in the water this summer, it’s amazing what it does to your confidence. The first summer where I haven’t felt self conscious or worried about what other people thought about me in a very long time. It’s very freeing 🌊