Tangled jasmine vines, richly coloured tulips and unfurled spiraea - oh how I long for you, my dear spring ✨Habt ein wunderschönes Wochenende! Geniet van het magische winterweer!
Pic by @crebasfotografie
Good bye beautiful island ✨
Breakfast on the brain.
In other life news, I wrote just over 1000 words last weekend. If I keep up this pace, with the aim of about 80,000 words in mind, it's going to take me a year and a half just to finish a crappy first draft. FML!
This having just read about how David Cameron is 400,000 words into his memoirs and has a £25,000 shed to write it in. 🙄
Morning folks - how many of you would be interested in a free lightroom preset to test?
Winter at the beach. I love those days when you can hardly tell where the sky meets the sea. Happy Friday 😊
I don’t know if you’re feeling the same thing as me —that rush that seems to linger long after the holiday season. It’s as if the new year comes with a set of goals we need to achieve, and there’s not a moment to waste. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But this year, I’ve found myself in a strange place. Since the launch of my book, I’ve felt a clear whisper from the Holy Spirit over and over again: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Stop and rest.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know I just released a devotional all about slowing down, but I just wasn’t expecting that I’d have to follow that advice right now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s something I’ve been praying/wrestling through over the past month, but I’m finally now at peace with the idea of resting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can read more about this on my blog post "Why I’m Choosing Refreshment Over Resolutions for 2019". (link in bio). #theartisanpace
Hey mamas! If you’ve been feeling like you need some self-care time, meaningful connection, or space to be making. intentional choice for your life, my Motherhood + Identity Groups are for all of those things. It’s a little about what it means to be a mom you’re proud to be and a lot a bit about reconnecting with who you are now individually as a woman. DM any questions or to sign up OR schedule a phone consultation through the link in my bio. #motherhoodandidentitygroup
photo by @thegoodtrade
What are you burning tonight?
Bench work :: LOOP Earstuds and BUBBLE pendants to personalize - to stamp initials of your loved ones. Work in progress! Happy Friday!
This morning after I dropped my wife off at work I could tell the sunrise was going to be magical. There was looming fog, hoar frost on everything and sunlight waxing golden on the horizon. I felt a pull, a draw to go watch it do whatever it was going to do.
I stood there in the freezing cold morning watching the day come to life and all I could think of were Mary Oliver’s words in her essay Wordsworth Mountain from her book Upstream. I came home after watching the sunrise with a calm in my heart and a smile on my face. I posted one of the photos I took of the sun coming up with a portion of that essay as the caption. I intended on posting two other photos and the rest of part 1 of the essay throughout the day because it was just too perfect, the sunrise this morning, and Mary’s words. Late this morning I learned that Mary Oliver had left this earth.
Mary, your words will always be in my heart. I promise to be attentive to the natural world with the same eye for detail you had. I will carry on where you left off and write what I see, in my own way. I hope that your spirit is in Blackwater Woods, that you are walking hand in hand with Molly and all your dogs are running the trails with you. ↟
“Poe claimed he could hear the night darkness as it poured, in the evening, into the world. I remember this now and think, reversing the hour but not the idea, that I will hear some sound of the morning as it settles upward. What I hear, though, is no such sprawling and powerful anthem, as it would have to be, but the rustling of a flock of snow buntings, high and wild in the cold air, like seeds, rushing toward me, then away. Seeds that sing. I see on this morning, nothing else, or nothing else moving. Fox tracks are ahead of mine, dimpling the frost, but the fox is nowhere in view.”
Pro tip: it still counts as yoga even if you just lay there. (Looking at you @reachingforfi
😉). Imagine this, but with my legs up the wall and that was the entirety of my practice today. And it was glorious.
怒らせたいって気持ち芽生えるくらい 何しても怒られない ああ怒らせたい
香港女子が 日本語で"ダイジョウブ"とか言ったり "げんきですねー"ってなったりして
そういう交流も楽しいかった 香港女子たち チェンマイ市内にもこのあと滞在するらしく 宿はうちからも近い旧市街らしいから会おうぜ ってなってブリダんとこでも連れて行くとするか とか思ったりして 勝手な計画妄想中
今日もバシバシ撮っていきまっせ とりあえず今はコーヒー飲みながら一人じかん ほっ◎
Norfolk looking every shade of beautiful. 🌈🎨
I’m sure you have seen these around, beeswax wraps to help with your food storage instead of plastic wrap. I made these the other day out of cotton scraps and they were so easy!
20 minutes and I had six new wraps to replace the ones that have lost their grip and are going into the compost. 🌱
The pinking rotary blade was a splurge but it made things so much faster. 💥
Pale fingers of the forest 🌿
As I continue to make my list of 1000 stories a whole lot of odd memories have come up. So here is one that my family recently joked about. In high school I lived in a city named Chemnitz and every day I would take a public bus to school and pass this statue of Karl Marx’s head. I love this picture because it clearly shows the size! The story is that they made the head first and then realized in order to make the entire statue to scale it would be so big you couldn’t even see the head, so they just stopped there. (I also vaguely remember a year when there was. A giant Santa hat placed on. His head. Ironic.
It has been SO hot in Sydney. its absolutely relentless. All I want to do is stay home in the air con and drink smoothies! I normally make a simple green smoothie for the kids and I, but I made this 🦄 smoothie for my unicorn loving girl and she was thrilled!
It was sooo lovely to see a bit of crisp January sunshine today and those fresh green shoots from spring bulbs!
Managed to catch enough light to finally take photos of these Oak boards and pop them on the website. We sold out of these before Christmas, this latest set are slightly larger so really useful in the kitchen. As always they're made from the best air-dried Leicestershire Oak and each one makes the most of the unique grain pattern and natural edge 😊
Charlie boy just rocking that “I ran a high fever all night long and kept everyone up including myself” glassy eyed stare and bedhead this midwinter Thursday. 🙈😂
Just a bit of puppy love 🐶
It's nights like tonight that I'm glad we bothered to harvest all those apples in autumn. We got our final delivery of free cider at the weekend. We'll soon be out if I carry on having days like today! Is anyone actually attempting #dryjanuary
Few Highlights: Sail Fast. Live Slow. Until We Get Gold, We Keep Diggin'. 2018 brought the prospects, 2019 is the doorway. We move beyond the thresholds. God did this.
#sailfast #liveslow #letGodbeGod #diggin
I came to LA to escape the winter cold in New York. I was so stoked for that California sunshine! Well this is a throwback to West Palm Beach in Florida because it's been raining non stop since I landed in LA 😭 but I'm trying to see the bright side. I get to spend time with my husband and our friend. I can see my work with more clarity since I'm not working 24/7 here.
But yeah the grass is greener on the other side haha
Grande fascination, tous les jours à la même heure 💛
Why should we detox our armpits?
Conventional deodorants contain a lot of synthetic chemicals that get trapped in our lymph nodes and endocrine system (hormone regulating system). •
Because of the “anti perspirant” nature of conventional deodorants, these chemicals and other toxins from the body, don’t properly sweat out of these glands. They build up over, time disrupting hormone and immune function. •
Armpits are in close proximity to the breasts, and it has been suggested that the building up toxins there could be leading to the rise in breast cancer. •
Some of the harmful substances found in deodorant:
You may be in need of an armpit detox if:
1. You have used conventional deodorant for a long period of time
2. Have stinky underarm odor
3. Are switching to natural deodorant and it doesn’t seem to be working
4. Are switching to natural deo and it is causing a reaction with your skin.
5. Of you want to enhance your full body detox ➕Check our stories for the recipe, and follow along on our FB page for more detox recipes and tips. Link in bio.
Have you started seeds or garden planning yet? 🌱🌱🌱 I started these on Sunday - dinosaur kale! So excited to eat this all spring long. My spinach is not germinating great though. So I might try another row today. But the cabbage and chard are growing right along. Starting seeds is literally the silver lining of the last few months of winter for me. #hawriverhomestead
Thankful this morning for my sister @off.on.an.adventure
who makes me laugh and took this picture, prayer time, chocolate, the yummy snacks Nicole @tryingtobenicole
sent me (y’all have got to try chicken n biscuit crackers!), gracious friends, God’s justice and love for saving the innocent and the oppressed, the exercise and food freedom I’ve had lately, and getting to hopefully record a podcast episode today! .
Psalm 92:12-15 KJV
 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;  To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
If you watch my stories, you may have noticed that yesterday was my birthday! I had a fantastic day, including a brunch date with my hubby, shopping with Sweet Pea, and a lazy evening at home 🖤 I also got the great news that my mom @weezie_68
passed her citizenship test and will be sworn in as a naturalized citizen of the US 🇺🇸 in a few months!
31 was marked by lots of changes, challenges, and self discovery. Here's hoping that 32 brings more stability, self care, and creativity 🖤🎉🥂
#crochetlife #liveslow #happybirthday #selfcare #personalgrowth #letsdothis #goals #creativelifehappylife #creativelife
Copious amounts of tea & cuddles on the sofa today to get better ❤️
Удивительно, конечно, как меняется жизнь и ее восприятие...всегда ждала новогодние каникулы для отдыха, тусовок и встреч, а с рождением малышки, поймала себя на мысли, что жду, когда же они закончатся 😅 А для чего? для того чтобы вернуться в режим 🤦🏻♀️ кто бы мог подумать! 🙈 в этот пресловутый режим, когда понимаешь во сколько покушать, уложить поспать, когда появится время на себя и на дела 😬...как мне это сейчас важно, важно урвать каждую свободную минуту, ведь в субботу уже первая свадьба наступившего года 😱
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Gorgeous bay windows with slatted blinds 💛
I adore spending time in this little town. It’s very picturesque and the shops are too cute. I have been here more times than I could count and it never gets old. If you haven’t been, you should spend some time in Georgetown.