Loving this weekend’s springy weather. Finally warm enough to chuck the jacket aside.. if only for moments under the sun.
I’ve been finding myself so encouraged by others words & quotes they share through this little (gigantic😳) IG world. Sometimes it’s exactly (like word for word!) what I needed to hear. I think it’s pretty amazing how a simple sharing of words can mean so much to another human. I like that.
eating our way through 3kg of fresh strawberries because we can & it’s the start of school holidays so please visit your local strawberry farms & buy up big 🍓
Cleaning house and Fall decorating. My favorite time of year🧡🍁🎃
These pieces left me with a cramp in my hand.. but well worth it.
Grace for today, bright hope for tomorrow. So many ups and downs in this motherhood journey, it’s hard to keep up with where we’re all at. Has it been a good day? Bad? I’ve let go of good/bad and just let the days be days. There’s so much mess/joy/frustration/beauty/anger/sadness/laughter/wonder....it’s all tied together and I’m grateful for all of it and the way that it’s all following us along on the journey. Sending love and light to all the mamas out there (figuratively and literally) doing the good work of mothering our children and our world. #celebratemotherhood
Sitting in front of the fire as it pours rain outside. I know we all get excited about cozy sweaters, blankets, etc. but I’ve changed my tune. I’m a summer person.
Minimal. Sometimes minimal is good – minimal consumption, minimal waste, minimal stress. But I’ve struggled with minimal this week. Minimal is the theme for the third post in the #EatCaptureShare
autumn challenge and, as it turns out, it’s really hard to get a good photo of food with minimal styling… or maybe it’s just me.
I struggled with finding an idea, I struggled with the lighting, I struggled with composition. I tried different approaches. The one I’ve gone with in the end is definitely not the best example of minimal styling, but it’s better than a whole lot of other pictures I took. On the plus side, the challenge has inspired me to take more photos with no props. Using the idea that the food should be able to speak for itself. Good food, good ingredients don’t need any fancy cooking or flavouring to be delicious, the challenge is to find a way to convey this deliciousness visually too.
I’ve really enjoyed the first week of the autumn #EatCaptureShare
challenge… even this last minimal theme! Many thanks to Kimberly @thelittleplantation
for organising the challenge and bringing together food lovers around the world to share their ideas and pictures. #beautyinsimplicity #foodphotography #foodstyling #vegetarianfood #stillswithstories #goodfood #simpleandstylish #minimalstyle #asimplefeast #bakefromscratch #makeitdelicious #eatwelllivewell #inmykitchen #alittlebeautyeveryday #simplethingsmadebeautiful #aquietstyle #lovefood #foodinpictures #foodiesofinstagram #instafood #simplydelicious
Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you have fun plans for this weekend, even if it’s just curling up on the couch with Netflix and your favorite beverage. I stopped by @wholefoods
the other day and fell in love with these mums and a really, really yummy maple vanilla whipped cream. I see more of those two things in my near future 🔮
Happy Saturday! Here’s a cute picture of my cat that you didn’t ask for lol you’re welcome though 🐱
The true life of a craftsperson. I snapped this photo (one shot!), swept the floor and then quickly pivoted to dinner as my wife walked through the door. Thirty minutes later we are ready to eat and I can take a second to post this as we wait for the girls to finish putting the living room to rights (they borrowed all the blankets and cushions to make a fort). I am envious when people (usually young and childless) post pictures of their relaxing time carving out in some stunning setting, relaxing into it with no one expecting dinner on the table. My own time is fiercely focused as the kids blow like a small tornado through the kitchen, and it comes to an abrupt end most days. Also, I bought a white apron! Because you can never have too many white backdrops.
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Windy was an understatement out on the lake today 🤷🏻♂️
Basking in 5 years of marriage today (17 together) and dipping our toes in the cool Pacific. Grateful e v e r y d a y that this handsome man is willing to walk this wild world by my side 👣
Happy Anniversary @houseofcastanea
An hour after this photo was taken our neighbours controlled field fire got out of control. Thank you to all the volunteer fire fighters from our two surrouding towns who came to keep our farm from catching fire as well. 💚
one last summer rainstorm + puddle jump 🌧 and now currently in our cozies 🙌🏼 with homemade pizza on tonight’s menu 🍕 and casper on dvd 👻 #goodbyesummerhelloautumn
COMING SOON!! A sneaky peak at one of the new cake toppers we were shooting today. Such a fun day. Too many favourites to choose from but love this new style!
“A quem eu fiz mal peço perdão.
A quem eu ajudei, queria ter feito mais.
A quem me ajudou eu agradeço de coração.”
Pra não nos esquecermos de pedir perdão, e exercitar sempre a gratidão. 🙏🏻❤️ Ótimo fim de semana pra todo nós 😘
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This week I have been busy studying but I have also taken breaks to rest. Having some time to relax is important for my emotional energy. Study can be stressful and emotionally draining. I love learning but working on assignments is stressful.
If there are things in your life that drain your emotional energy either remove them from your life or find ways to support yourself. Take some time out, drink water, go for a walk, look out a window, spend some time in nature, eat a nurishing meal or spend some time with friends.
Take care 🧡
This weekend we plan to get out and enjoy the sunshine ☀️ I also plan to get some meal prep done as I haven’t done much the last few weeks and deciding what to have on the fly is just far too stressful for me 😅⠀
Have a wonderful weekend and try to get outside and move!⠀
If you want extra support and motivation for your health, don’t forget about the Mindful Wellness private Facebook group. This group is specifically for Mums, Mums to be and women in general who are seeking more than a diet plan or fitness program to cultivate sustainable wellbeing. You join by clicking the link in my bio! ❤️
[ad] As soon as summer ends I am already over here thinking, well it’s basically already Christmas now! 🤷🏻♀️🎄 Anyone else get like that? The kids are getting a kick out of the new @DisneyBooks
Santa Bruce book where a grumpy little bear Bruce gets mistaken for Santa Claus! It’s adorable, and nothing warms my heart like seeing my kiddos snuggled up to a book together! 📚Pretty soon we will have the fire roaring, and hot cocoa brewing! It will be here before you know it! 🎄Be sure to hop over to the blog today for more about Santa Bruce, and I am so excited to be sharing my recipe for my soft and chewy Gingerbread cookies so many of you asked about last year! It’s never too early to spread some cheer! ✨
Now, who is ready for Christmas to get here? 🤔✨🎄
Always basking in the light. 😌✨
Did you know that tomorrow is officially the first day of fall? Check out the Henry & Co. autumn sale starting today till Sunday! 🍂
Dancing down the pine needle-covered hill like a pack of puppies, the children left the sunlit valley behind them. For nearly an hour, the September sun soaked through their worn play clothes and deep into their souls as they rummaged through the brush, with keen eyes and eager fingers, snatching and stashing whatever treasures they happened upon. Squeals of delight and discovery had ricocheted off the smattering of boulders and small mountains of sand that dotted the hidden landscape, quite telling of the abandoned work-site that the valley was. .
Empty bellies now rumbled in objection to their emptiness, and desperate lobbying by children for motherly transportation now poured out in a chorus of cries that seeped into the forest pines and disappeared into the shadows. A brief rallying of morale and suddenly their resolve to survive was regained. With renewed vigor, the children raced back along the soft, burnt-orange, pine-needle path, filled once again with the hope of Home. . #thefairytalewithin
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*hides all books with non-neutral spines*
Am I the only person who loves rain? I mean, I really like rain. I go for walks when it rains. The more stormy it is, the more fun I have. I think Alex may have been unpleasantly surprised when we were dating the first time he found me outside soaking wet, walking in the puddles, barefoot, in the middle of the city. Now, he just accepts that I love rain and half the items on my bucket list are rain related. He sweetly takes walks in the rain with me. ♡ I really got a good one, y'all.
I always dreamed of rain on my wedding day. Our wedding invitations told guests to bring an umbrella, cause it was going to be outside no matter what. The church's coordinator let me know that I was not going to be allowed to make the rain call, but she would allow it to be outside if it wasn't storming.😂🤣 Anyway, it turned out to be the coldest Nov. night ever, it was around 30° F. So, I guess rain would have caused people to get sick. Plus, our wedding was perfect and beautiful. Anyway, my point was, I'd have been overjoyed if it rained on our wedding. Plus, superstitiously, rain on a wedding is auspicious, so....
QUESTION: What's your favorite type of weather? Let me know in the comments!
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Las flores de la boda de @marimany
, la flor de algodón del ramo que me dio @marionabadia
el día de su boda, el cabecero y las sábanas antiguas. Slowly (but surely) coming together ✨🛏