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I want to take in the cuteness in this photo but then can’t help but be distracted by the light saber battle going on behind Noah 😂
August 16th — Love songs that could play on repeat in my head. #hopelessromantic 💙 ~Seluruh cinta by Siti Nurhaliza and Cakra Khan. Lagu gubahan Krishna Balagita, bersama penulis lirik Ramaloka. ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ #writingdesk #journalling #artjournal #stationery #stationerycollector #stationeryenthusiast #ilovestationery #washitape #stamps #rubberstamp #thehappynow #smallmomentsofcalm #asecondofwhimsy #ofquietmoments
“Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in...” _______ #throwbackthursday to under the sea adventures. I have never felt 100% comfortable in open water, but overcoming that fear time and time again by simply jumping in has led to some beautiful experiences. _______ Drown your worries by continuing to swim .... literally and figuratively.💦 . . . . . #justjump #abmlifeisbeautiful #youmustsee #magicalworld #underthesea #conquerfear #keepswimming #finditliveit #calmversation #ofquietmoments #thestoryofeveryday #adventure #saltlife #inspired #calledtobecreative #myhappycapture #the_gentle_manifesto #asecondofwhimsy #creativityfound #thesincerestoryteller #lifestylecollective #permissiontopause #artofliving #feelfreefeed #liveauthentic #inspire #posttheordinary #mywisconcierge #midwestbloggers
Edinburgh Festival - is it like marmite? I’m generally a huge fan but this year I’m feeling rage against the leaflets. I know it’s a hard job but this year the set tactic seems to be to hand them to the kids or even just shove them in sling next to Thomas whilst he’s on my back! Do leaflets even work?! I just feel sad that they’re just going to waste. Maybe in future they could just try and airdrop all available phones?! I love the festival for many reasons - the wonderful shows, getting out in the city more, seeing friends... but yeah, too many posters and rubbish this year! 🤪 #storiesfromscotland #igersedinburgh #thisisedinburgh #hiddenedinburgh #topedinburghphoto #visitscotland #scotspirit #bitsofbuildings #thisjaneaustenlife #thisisscotland #postcardplaces #edinburghwithkids #asecondofwhimsy #photosofbritain #instabritain #unlimitededinburgh #edinburghsnapshots #wheretofindme #theprettycities #lovegreatbritain #gglocalgems #myhappyviews #cornersofmyworld #itsprimupnorth #bikesofinstagram
Boyfriend's little cousin met her Cambridge offer today! Very happy for her (and low key excited that we now have another college to go to formal at -- my cocktail dresses have been gathering dust! 👗) #unrelatedcaption
Is it really wrong I’m excited about autumn dressing? 🙊🍂💗 The wonderful folks in @image.ie are hosting the #imageboutiqueawards tomorrow in the gorgeous @dylandublin and I can’t make it but our brilliant team from @atriumdublin will be there ❤️ This snap was taken outside of the @dylandublin so I’ll be there in spirit 🥂
Three Mouth of Tyne icons peeking over the dunes. Lord Collingwood statue. Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood (1748-1810) was an admiral of the Royal Navy. He served as Lord Nelson’s second in command at the Battle of Trafalgar and served also in the American revolutionary wars. He was born in Newcastle and was sent to sea at the age of twelve. And, by the way I do think the name Cuthbert deserves a resurgence in popularity. There are lots of north east boys called Aidan and I’ve known a handful of Bedes but never a Cuthbert! The ruins of Tynemouth Priory, a 7th century Benedictine priory and burial place of three kings. Oswin, king of Deira, Osred The second of Northumbria - both murdered in the 8th century and finally Malcolm III of Scotland killed at the battle of Alnwick in 1093 - the Malcom from Macbeth. Whose body was later moved to Dunfermline, allegedly. And the Herd Groyne lighthouse of course. . . . #northeastcaptures #mouthoftyne #tyneandwear #tynemouth #tynemouthpriory #lighthouse #coastalgamestrong #sanddunes #whimsicalwonderfulwild #asecondofwhimsy #folkandstory #letsgoeverywhere #capturingcolour #gloriousbritain #genuinebritain #capturingbritain_coast #localhistory #historymatters #genuinebritain #gloriousbritain #itsprimupnorth
I just picked up @winterthesheepadoodle from the groomers and now we’re home relaxing with a beer and @queereye while we wait for Kevin to get here. On the menu tonight is cheesy chicken and broccoli rice casserole. #humpday
Here's my lovely new pink apron that coordinates so nicely with my feed. It's just one of many birthday presents I'll be buying myself this month thanks to all those birthday gift cards I've gotten with deals from every store I regularly shop at. And if you're a Virgo like me, you never shop without a coupon. Are there any other August Virgos out there? I still have two weeks before my big day. How 'bout you? . . #linenlove #fortheloveoflinen #inmypropcloset #propstylist #feelfreefeed #birthdaymonth #virgo #august #thatsdarling #thehappynow #abmlifeisbeautiful #curated_nature #pinkobsessed #pink #dustypink #summermood #thenativecreative #ardentfinds #pursuepretty #dscolor #seekthesimplicity #seekinspirecreate #asecondofwhimsy #myeverydaymagic #shopaholic #creativityeveryday #foundandgathered #summerbirthday
One week home and still, the de-holidaying continues . But this little pic takes me back to one of our sunniest and happiest days ~ at Chateau de Chaumont 🌲🏰🌲#deholidaying #tenloadsandcounting
This light. I am learning to love the sunlight in my photographs. Using the flares to capture magical sunlit moments. Little Mimi in her @tsiomikkids dress, gathering heather and watching her sister and friend climb up a big tree. Those little unplanned candid moments can be the most endearing. She also had the fit of giggles which you shall see on future photographs from this shoot 💕 #tsiomikkids #roydoncommon
Going through my photos, and I just couldn’t help but post my wonderful dog Marley laying in front of a field of sunflowers. So cute. We try to take him wherever we can on our adventures. It’s always fun to have Marley around. He always manages to make us smile, laugh, and tire us out. Our travel buddy still has a lot of traveling to do. I hope he’s as excited as we are! . #martaxoxo #instaeurope #lifestyleblogger #instagood #bloggerlife #goodvibes #photooftheday #webstagram #lifestyleblog #adventures #igdaily #brno #momentslikethese #czechrepublic #happy #prettythings #thehappynow #asecondofwhimsy #vsco #webstagram #weekendvibes #simplemoments #dogsofinstagram #instaczsk #momentslikethese #dogstagram #sunflower #puppiesofinstagram #labsofinstagram
I've been revelling in this slightly cooler weather; it's still warm enough for walks without jackets but I'm not having to keep buckets under my boobs or tolerate the squeaky fan at the end of the bed each night. Breastfeeding is also a thousand times more pleasant. I've also been able to put the boys in denim dungarees, something I never thought it would be too hot for them to wear, and long-sleeved tops (I never thought I'd miss sleeves). I've even been enjoying the torrential downpours (though not on a weekend when I'm solo parenting and trying to keep two kids entertained). Something's changed over Summer with these two; they cuddle more, play more, they're like two devious little partners-in-crime and they're desperate to share a bed, let alone a room. Archie says he's going to cuddle Jesse every night when he's finally old enough to share. 😂 How's everyone else feeling about the cooler temperatures? It does feel like Summer is on it's way out, I'm a lover of the colours of Autumn though. . . #thesiblingsproject #brothersofig #siblingsofig #cc_sibling #stantonpark #bobolikesyou #dresskids_likekids #mytrendytot #scandikids #bobuxshoes #bobuxfamily #mywildones #wheremywelliestakeme #myforestdays #hurrayforplay #lovelifeoutside #runwildmychild #explorerkids #mumswithcamera #wanderfulchildhood #everythingwhimsy #ourlifeoutside #scenesnotscreens #asecondofwhimsy #gloomandglow #ourstoryofadventure #kidswhoexplore #seekmagicaladventure #forestportraits #wildlittleadventurers
I had to improvise a picture today because I couldn’t get the right lighting for the one I wanted to take! The sky is bright yellow today because of the sun coming through the smoke from the wild fires - it makes the whole world seem like it has been switched to Sepia 😦
I admit it, I have an obsession with making dream catchers #wingswednesday #dreambig
🇩🇪Oh liebe Mamas und Papas ... jetzt verstehe ich den Satz „bin ich froh, wenn wieder die Schule anfängt“ ... so versonnen und schön sie da spielt ... so harmonisch die beiden Abenteurer im Urlaub zusammen ge- und erforscht haben... so anstrengend und nervig sind sie jetzt zu Haus... alle Freunde sind jetzt im Urlaub und ich spüre meinen Puls im Dauer Hoch auch jetzt gerade während ich schreibe. 🙈 ich mutiere zur dauernden Mecker Muddi - Meine Geduld neigt sich ihrem Abgrund zu... naja... sind ja nur noch 4 Wochen Ferien. Mein Nachbar sagte neulich, er könne meine Mädels optisch fast nicht mehr unterscheiden, aber am Schreien🙈 yay ... welcher Schub ist es ? Wieviele Zähne kann so ein Kind eigentlich kriegen 🙈 Help! 😅 Ihr merkt ich werde sarkastisch... aber ich wünsch mir diesen Strand zurück und die Weite und dieses Gefühl🌊💙 . 🇬🇧There was such a better feeling at holidays in Cornwall ... my kids are getting more and more dissatisfied and nagging and annoying ... I need more patience. My neighbor recently said to me that he could distinguish my children from screaming... yay great 🙈😆 . . . #motherhoodunplugged #honestparenting #childhoodunplugged #fürmehrrealitätaufinstagram #morerealityoninstagram #ohrwhimsicaldays #asecondofwhimsy #motherhoodlens #thehonestlens #visitcornwall #ig_motherhood #mamablogger_de #lebenalsmama #littlestoriesofmine #littlefamiliesofig #kleinerfeinerfeed #kidstagram #lifewithkids #vacationtimes #teammotherly
Still not over Como and Villa Carlotta, FYI
Meet the loveable streetcat that greets me on my way home from work at least once a week. This week he actually decided to wander into the house, but after an explore and some cat treats he followed his wanderlust out the back door again... ✨ . . #augustbreak2018 #catsofinstagram #weeklyfluff #asecondofwhimsy #kindlecuriosity #capturequiet #ofcosymoments
Can we take a moment for this sofa of dreams? 💗 . I need your help! I want to get a new sofa, I’m not quite what kind yet so would adore your advice. Where has fab sofas? I’m obviously thinking pink velvet but I mainly want something comfy that I can snooze on whilst watching serial killer documentaries on Netflix 👌🏻 . Photo by the brilliant @tradchap of his gorgeous home✨
What do you want to be when you grow up? . My brother and I were home-schooled, not in the Deep South marrying our cousins anti evolution sense, but very much in the hippy free spirit school of thought! I wasn’t well when I was little so couldn’t go to school, our wonderful Mum took it upon herself to teach us 💗 . We learnt everything from French to how to light a campfire to advanced Math, but mostly what we learnt was to believe in ourselves. My Mum taught us we could be anything we wanted to be if we were prepared to work hard enough 💪🏻 . I did my leaving cert, to prove to myself I could do it and I remember the fear of results day like it was yesterday, the fear of not being good enough, the fear of failing compared to all of my brilliant friends 💔 . Standing here 17 years later I know it doesn’t matter, it never mattered. I have a company I love, working with a brilliant team who I adore (none of whom I have ever asked who I have ever asked for their leaving cert results!) ⚡️ . I think it’s our job, all of those who survived the leaving cert, to tell all of these brilliant incredible young people who are capable of doing anything that tomorrow is the first day of the rest of their lives, they can make their choices, build their own path towards whatever they want and we will be there to support them the whole way 🥂 . PS This is the only photo I could find from that time, I suspect I may have burnt the rest due to my terrifyingly thin eyebrows 🙈
An early morning walk before work. @winterthesheepadoodle and I had the whole place to ourselves, well, except for the night creatures still stirring. The air was a little cooler than it has been and the sky was overcast. A much welcome sight. Signs of Fall are starting to appear but the air still smells and feels like summer. It was a good start to the day. 🌿
Just a little cuteness to end the day ❤️ . #brianalee_photography
#ootd / beach bum style 🕶. . 📸: @_xcoco
I'm coffee crazy so that's why I put together this page of accessories to register for (or buy yourself!) in the current issue of @bridalguide Who says you can't consider your java habit? Thanks to all tagged contributors for joining me. I'll post a couple of bts in stories from the shoot. 📷 @davidlazarusphoto Editor and stylist: @robinzachary Styling assistance: @pizzophotography . . #cafelife #cafeculture #coffeegram #coffee #pourover #coffeeshopvibes #latte #coffeeshots #espresso #frenchpress #coffeeculture #bridalregistry #weddingregistry #inmypropcloset #propstylist #propstyling #pursuepretty #ardentfinds #chemex #asecondofwhimsy #myeverydaymagic #stilllifestyling #productphotography #productstyling #adoremycupofcoffee #styleonmytable #mytablesituation #yahoofood #feedfeed
The force is strong with this one * que Kylo Ren theme tune * This forest was a location used in Star Wars the force awakens for the first time Rey and Kylo Ren meet. My son was literally on cloud 9 he even made his sister dress up as the female storm trooper for the day everyone loved their costumes, it was pretty fun spotting all the areas from the movie this was one of Alejandro’s favourites.
Living for summer set ups like this dreamy spot at Somerset House. This summer has been a good’un for hanging out with friends in cute bars and gardens, I’m craving autumn but I’ll still be sad for summer to end! ✨
Time for another pretty flowery garland #curated_nature #inspiredbypetals
If anyone needs any hen do advice im your girl! After this year I’m officially putting ‘professional hen do planner’ on my CV!!! . This weekend Was my forever best friends hen - we re lived majour child hood memories - I’m talking S club 7 & Venga boys! - I showered myself in glitter much to the suprise of EVERYONE - I usually hate glitter but this weekend brought out my inner unicorn! 🦄! I’m going to be sharing some of the highlights on my stories. 🙋🏻‍♀️ #apocketfullofpollen
What’s your most treasured object? . Here are mine...some Shaker style boxes that my dad made about 25 years ago. . He was a scientist, but loved to make things and crafted these after we visited a Shaker village in the US and watched a demonstration of them being made. Working out how to do things like this pre-internet was no mean feat! . Do you have a piece that’s particularly special to you? I’d love to hear what and why!
Gorgeous light in Granary Square -- fun fact, there's ping pong tables and rackets in here, free to use (but there never seem to be any balls...)
Our gorgeous bridesmaids gracefully walking back up the aisle after a beautiful ceremony in the Peak District 💕
🌻 when you buy a bunch of sunflowers and realise you don’t have a vase big enough for them 🌻 These beauties are now dotted around the house, brightening it up in place of real sunshine 😂
I've unintentionally written an essay for my latest post all about our [very] short stay at @altontowers but handily it includes a few tips you might find useful if you're considering booking yourself and going with young kids. I organised it as a surprise for Martin's 40th birthday (though it didn't remain a surprise for long 🙈) and we had the BEST time, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat [if I was loaded]. Jesse's just getting over yet another bout of tonsillitis so I'm hoping we can get out for a little walk somewhere today after being stuck indoors all day yesterday (please no more Mr Tumble). On the plus side, whilst cooped up indoors, I did manage to scoop up Archie's school shoes (finally) from @bobuxshoes , now just to accept that he is actually going to school soon AND to find a lunchbox. Any recommendations? I love the Bento ones with separate compartments but not the hefty price tag. 😱 . . #altontowers #altontowersresort #splashlandingshotel #dresskids_likekids #mytrendytot #scandikids #bobolikesyou #maedformini #gojetters #cbeebiesland #cbeebieslandaltontowers #boysinpink #altontowerswaterpark #altontowersthemepark #mywildones #wheremywelliestakeme #myforestdays #hurrayforplay #lovelifeoutside #runwildmychild #mumswithcamera #wanderfulchildhood #ourlifeoutside #scenesnotscreens #adventurelikebeatrixpotter #asecondofwhimsy #gloomandglow #ourstoryofadventure #seekmagicaladventure #wildlittleadventurers
Her name was Miss Hannaford and in 1942, she was Australia’s first female postie (delivering to the Willoughby area in Sydney). I had to guess at the colour of her uniform, since all the photographs were black and white. If you zoom in you’ll see a tiny postmark on the letter she is delivering, courtesy of @leafcutter miniature mail.💌 #asecondofwhimsy #theartofslowliving #communityovercompetition #smallmomentsofcalm #itsstill_life #smallmomentsofcalm #aquietstyle #thesimpleeveryday #thehappynow #alifeofintention #envelopeart #carepackage #stayintouch #happymail #deliveredbypost #writeyouonmyheart #dispatchtoafriend #timetowrite #writtenbyhand #handmade #thesincerestoryteller #myeverydaymagic #creativelife #projectlove #stillswithstories #womenwhodraw #collectivelycreate #artists_center #welcomearts #craftcolourmyday
. . . space and light and order. those are the things men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. . le corbusier . . . 14 august 2018 . . . ___________________________________ . . .
Paint palettes and field flowers 🎨🌾🎨 . . . (I found the butterfly outdoors, already passed on but still beautiful ♡🦋)
Amsterdam certainly passes the Instagram test 🌸🚲🌿
A few thoughts on... “Loving my neighbours”: When we got home from holiday earlier this week, I had a quick look through the post piled up for us by *amazing* John next door. My heart sank when I read the handwritten note on top of the pile “Janet B passed away on 20th July”. Janet was an elderly lady who lived around the corner. I’d only met her twice but the conversations have stayed with me. She was thoughtful, kind and young for her years. Only a month ago she had put some leaflets through my door about toilet twinning - a scheme she loved and thought I might be interested in. I never got around to knocking on Janet’s door to thank her for the note and check how she was, and now it was too late. Janet wasn’t the first neighbour I’ve felt a sense of regret for. When Flo was a baby I remember sitting with her in my living room, whilst through the window I watched a thin drunk man scramble for his keys for far too long and finally let himself into his house which was directly opposite mine. Steve was an alcoholic who lived alone. He died 3 months later. As I was new to the street I’d always thought that someone else must have tried to help him, but now I’m not so sure. Had anyone tried? Who else was there to help? What if I had opened my door that day and offered him a mug of tea instead of the bottle of vodka under his arm? I am sad that I never managed to thank Janet and I regret never offering to help Steve. This week I heard a fantastic talk by @miriamswaff . She set a challenge to step out of our comfort zone, get to know our neighbours and more importantly, build relationships with them. I know it’s not all sugar and coffee, (like a 90s Nescafe TV ad). Steve’s situation was complex and needed professional help and I know we can’t be everything to everyone ~ impossible. But the main thing I regret is the small act of not offering. So often I find it easier to think up excuses - it wouldn’t be safe, I can’t take the children there, I’m too tired/ busy/ etc. Or I hope that someone else will fix it - the NHS, a family member, another neighbour. But what *if* that neighbour could have been me? .... (((continued below in comments👇🏻)))
The power went out at work today and for some reason it made me really happy. Maybe it was the break in things, a jolt out of the normal workday tasks. The way everyone was brought out of their offices and gathered in the halls to see what was up. The bathroom was dark except for the faint glow of an emergency light bulb and I loved it for some reason. Maybe I’m just craving darkness. Maybe I’m just weird. 🖤
I am so here for the evenings feeling like the start of autumn, give me all the cosy hygge vibes please 🤗 I would prefer the heatwave to come back for the daytime though but I guess we can't have it all 🙄😅
~ M o n d a y B l o o m s ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ High five for making it through this wet start to the week! If you know someone who needs cheering up then these blooms would put a smile on anyone's face! Just click the link in our bio and head for 'Betty' under hand-tied bouquets... She can be with you for Wednesday if you're quick! 😉 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #inspirewithblooms #aflowerenthusiast #thefloralseasons #myfloralmonth #asecondofwhimsy #exploretocreate #keepitwild #bevisuallyinspired #momentsofmine #cherishandrelish #capturequiet #stayandwonder #ingatestone #countrysidelife #fieldsofgold #amongtheflowers #inspiredbynature #summerintheair #verilymoment #capturingcolour #forprettyssake #moodforfloral #flowersgivemepower #botanicaldaydreams #livecolourfully #friendshipflowers #underthefloralspell #tellmewhyidontlikemondays #mondaymonday #mondayblooms
Le fave view 👌🏼 Our first Brighton stint is ending tomorrow as we head north to visit family in beautiful Chester. It’ll be the van’s first proper voyage when it’ll be full of happy campers instead of tools and timber! It’s not quite finished inside but good enough for an adventure. We’ve been discussing what to name it instead of just “the van”. Suggestions so far from various family members of various ages have been: Big Blue, Bluey, and The Good Window Van (its blue, and it does have windows that are pretty good). However, despite these winning ideas, I think the search is still on. Have you named your vehicle? Or got a van name suggestion? 📝👇🏼
August 14th — Don't you just love it when you read words written so beautifully that they resonate within the very depths of your soul? I know I do. #hopelessromantic 💙 ~Poetry by @nayyirah.waheed ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ #poetry #writingdesk #journalling #artjournal #stationery #stationerycollector #stationeryenthusiast #ilovestationery #washitape #stamps #rubberstamp #thehappynow #smallmomentsofcalm #asecondofwhimsy #ofquietmoments
No matter what has gone on in my life there’s one thing that’s always been certain; working with my hands to make something new, and tangible, something that didn’t exist before, has always been one of the deepest joys and passions of my soul. The repetitive motion of woodworking, or painting, or drawing, or hand-lettering never gets old; “DIY is part of the lagom way of life...I find DIY liberating, satisfying and incredibly mindful.” − Niki Brantmark, ‘Lagom’ . ‘freshly whipped’ sign handmade by yours truly, @thehyggewife
Hey! Hope your morning is going well 🙌🏻 I wish I were still sleeping.... I had several people message me overnight about my dress in the ‘heart wall’ pictures, and I actually had Mal snap a few pics on our walk yesterday Bc i Love it so much too! So here’s a quick latergram from yesterday evening, before I head off to work! It’s the Butterfly Dress from @listicleclothingla - which locally you can buy from @emleighsandmamabs ! They carry lots of #listicle items. I love this brand! #sundaymood #walkwithme #summervibes #bossbabe #styleinspo #styleblogger #styleinspiration #summerstyle #wiw #ootd #beautyiseverywhere #harmarvillage #aesthetic #aesthetictones #folkandstory #blonde #blondehair #dressstyle #streetwear #ourstreets #postthepeople #asecondofwhimsy
We had the hardest goodbye at the airport today as @nina_yasvoin , @wil312 & my darling niece, Vera, left on their new adventure to Sydney. Harriet's going to miss her cousin incredibly but we're already planning our next adventure to visit. ✈️ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #smallmomementsofcalm #motherhoodrising #momswithcameras #neutrals #gowildlyandslow #ig_motherhood #thatsdarling #theartofslowliving #seekinspirecreate #styleblogger #lookslikefilm #lifestyle #asecondofwhimsy #folkcreatives #minimalstyle #postitfortheaesthetic #lifestyleblogger #liveauthentic #thehappynow #motherhood #documentyourdays
Who would like a spot of enchanted tea with the oh so lovely Mrs Potts! ☕️🌸🍬
I tend to enjoy a good movie/story with a vengeance plot line. That triumphant feeling of justice served when the villain finally gets their comeuppance. IRL however, over the years, after swiftly getting bitten in the butt by Karma whenever I've allowed anger to get the better of me; I've learnt it's best to just let Karma do it's own business. Divine retribution, karma, whatever you wanna call it. After all, as it is often said, revenge is a dish best served cold. 🙈🙉🙊 Note on spread : Inspired by the work of a graphic designer from a bygone era, I've tried to recreate that triangular envelope. ✉️ And Kathy @varenikje , all that time you mentioned art journaler, I had no idea it was a hashtag! 🤦‍♀️... just like Jon Snow, I know nothing🤷‍♀️😄Also, still adjusting to my new phone cam so, apologies for the blurry at all the wrong spots photos! ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ #poetry #writingdesk #journalling #artjournal #stationery #stationerycollector #stationeryenthusiast #ilovestationery #washitape #stamps #rubberstamp #thehappynow #smallmomentsofcalm #asecondofwhimsy #ofquietmoments
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