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I just finished Tithe today as part of 25 in 5. It was such a joy to read and honestly the best find from my library book sale haul.
Holly Black is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors.
Also, Christmas decorations make the best props.
• safe to say my weekend wasn’t how i was expecting it to be. the second last weekend before christmas, i had great plans to get more organised than i am. but shiz happens and you just gotta make the most of it, and by goodness that unexpected christmas meal last night was a dream 🍽 (see my stories 👆🏻). so today has been for catching up, finally got the tree straightened after it collapsed (delighted with the coloured bulbs btw!), ploughed my way through the washing, had a nice dinner at my folks, and made some more paper bag stars ⭐️ so, although it wasn’t how i planned it, it’s worked out quite alright 🥰 #my_wintertale #aconsideredhome #tinyfestivemoments
Happy Sunday, everyone! I got a bit of an early start today because I’m heading to a #labookstagram
I’m pretty close to the end of THE LIGHT WE LOST and my feelings are just all over the place. Definitely keep an eye out on my stories for more thoughts later. What are you up to this Sunday?
This time of year always reminds me how important it is to spend quality time with your family and friends. Especially now that I live further away and don’t get to see them as often I try to make an extra effort. So this weekend has been full of goodness, from festive afternoon tea, painting and drinking prosecco and watching films.
I think we can get carried away with the whole buying presents and Christmas preparations and sometimes forget to slow down to enjoy it all with our favourite people or whatever you love to do at this time of year.
I hope you’re having a lovely December so far.
The days are so short now, as we plunge headlong towards the solstice. The light goes quickly now - or maybe it’s the darkness that creeps in.
I took the dog for a quick sprint this afternoon and already the moon was high and shadows deepening.
It’s all fine, though; light, dark, shadows, brightness. We need them all.
It’s going to be a slow Christmas for us this year. Losing the best part of three weeks means that any of the preparations are behind schedule - or even dropped altogether. When I think what I could have lost, though... I’m not complaining.
I brought the decorations down from the loft this afternoon, and Christmas will gradually appear around the house over the next few days. Already there is the odd string of twinkle lights, more candles than usual and my staple diet seems to be gingerbread cookies, so I think we’re getting there.
Shining light in the darkness - that’s what it’s all about right now xx
one last IG call to join in on my 5 day WRITE | now class.
it starts tomorrow.
It’s changed hundreds of people’s lives.
I love what @funkyjunkinteriors
just wrote (on my previous post).
“This class literally woke my life up. Just do it, all!”
Check out my latest blog post for more about writing and dreams coming true.
and click the link in my profile to join the class.
I believe it’s a perfect way to flow into 2019.
I’d love to have you join us.
on another note.
makes the loveliest journals, leather journal covers, pens, paper and… all things beautiful. you gotta take a peek….I love this company.
(oh and battery operated candles = game changer. no more thinking i forgot to blow out the candle and dashing back to the studio...phew)
tell me… are you in? will you join us?
why aren’t you journaling?
it could change your life. :)
that’s all for today my lovely.
Only a little while left to get my fill of festive drinks...here’s the salted caramel brownie hot chocolate from @starbucksuk
Yesterday was sooo much fun! @feastandwest
treated me to a craft experience extraordinaire, dyeing bottlebrush Christmas trees. This is the result... my little rainbow forest 🌈🎄🎄🎄
Ho confezionato ogni buono sconto come se fosse un regalo, e li ho inseriti nei vostri pacchetti💌
Oggi é domenica ma si lavora a tempo pieno, fino a stasera, forse anche stanotte, io lo faccio sempre col sorriso sulle labbra.
Un salutino veloce e vi ricordo che sono gli ultimi giorni per fare ordini di Natale, della serie "o adesso o mai più" 😉
#handsinframe #gioiedinatale #vivodiparticolari
Mince pies with homemade mincemeat. Mincemeat is so easy to make and SO delicious. Every year I have to stop myself eating big spoonfuls straight from the jar!
It's so cold out there today -brrrr - yesterday I spotted a few flakes of snow!
The Catawba River was like glass this morning
Her wee little tree makes me so happy. We usually get our tree the first weekend of December following the town parade, but instead what we got was a big snow that essentially shut things down for a few days. We visited our local garden shop (garden shop slash wine bar, actually 👌🏼) the day before the storm and though they had a few trees left, none were calling to us with the exception of this little one singing its siren song LOUD and CLEAR to a certain someone. For a minute I thought maybe it was all the tree we needed, but if there’s a holiday tradition I love best, it’s the tree. Bringing a fragrant tree indoors and covering it with sparkly things? Yes, please. So today we went back and picked out our ‘big’ tree. It’s still outside, presently. But not for long.
I adore the feelings that Christmas music brings out in people. The melody is always warm or cheerful, and sometimes even both. It makes me both want to run to my nearest loved one and retreat to a quiet corner and read a lovely book.
How about you??
Today’s the day! #TheBacklistBookClub
readathon starts now (for me). I was running some errands this morning so I got those out of the way, I’m getting right into my book. Check out my stories for more updates throughout the day! How are you doing this Saturday?
in questi giorni di corse e pensieri mi sei venuta in mente tu.
Il tuo nome e il tuo significato ce l'ho bene in testa ma, a volte, per metterlo in pratica, il cuore fa un pó fatica.
Ma insegnami tu a perseverare
ogni volta che non ho la forza di andare.
Perseverare per quei colori che ancora non conosco,
perché spesso mi sento chiusa, appesa nel bozzolo nel mio bosco🍁
Perseverare anche quando niente posso fare,
ma solo aspettare⏳
Insegnami tu a non mollare
ma a fidarmi di quel bruco che non smette di sognare🐛🦋
per una farfalla di nome Perseverance🦋
#gioiedinatale #lascritturahaloroinbocca #ilsalottinodeipiccolibrand #magiadallemani
Christmas decor is especially beautiful in early morning light.
Wish me luck. I’ve 12 nine and ten year olds coming round later today for a Harry Potter/Magical Beasts themed birthday party. Fortunately I’ve got my son and his friend to keep them all in check! #hedwigcake #harrypottercake #harrypottercakes
Mistletoe & Fairy lights ♡
Wishing you all a happy weekend 🌿
NEW VIDEO: Hey, my lovelies.
So, I recently went to a library book sale and found myself some wonderful books. Check out my video and see what you think of my haul. ☕️📖
Icy river walk with the most beautiful light. The air is so moist right now that every single breath smells of pine and balsam. .
.We have started the reconnaissance of all the trails around town; these trails were off limits to us when we lived here 7 years ago because the girls were so little and we had to stick to the easy ones. .
.I’m so happy. Luna is very happy too, she just runs laps around us and then bolts through the bush. .
.The house is smelling heavenly as Derek is making pizza for our weekly Friday movie night. A simple routine that we have kept with our girls through traveling, moving countries, thick and thin. As the say: it’s those little things that make you feel at home, wherever you are. #slowmoment #winterishere
Set of 3 hexagon shelves with a walnut finish, available on our Etsy shop! Link in bio.
Starting to stress out about how much we need to get done before Christmas... But I see that everyone else here is feeling the same! 😋 I really want to get things done, so I can just relax and enjoy festive activities.
Going back to look through old sketchbooks instantly transports me back to the colors, smells and sounds of that environment. This was a quiet moment in between shoots at work and oh, so needed. Do you ever consciously pause to catch your breath?
As a fall tradition for myself, I like to bake at least one apple preferably with apples picked ourselves from Cider Hill.
Quando ricevo un ordine, contatto sempre la persona che l'ha effettuato mandando un messaggio con molte domande sui particolari. E chi ha acquistato da me lo sa 😅, a volte le domande sono davvero tante😅. Spero che mi perdoniate, ma lo faccio per la cura dei dettagli e del gioiello della persona che mi affidate. E lo faccio per non tradire quella fiducia che ogni volta riponete nelle mie mani❤️
after a challenging morning I just had a cup of Christmas tea and it was filled with cinnamon, festivity and warmth ❤️
Давайте сегодня поиграем😉
Напишите в комментариях слова на первую букву вашего имени,которое относится к новому году🎄🎁
У меня конфетти🎉,карнавал🎭 и конфеты🍬
Теперь ваша очередь😉Кто назовёт больше слов,того выложу у себя в stories❤️
Good Morning You Lovely Lot!
It’s only me!...I don’t blame you if you don’t remember me🙈
So how are you all ?🤔
It has been truly nuts here to say the least as I am sure it is for all!
For us Tiddler has bossed her Nativity Sleepy Shepherd performances in only the way she could!
And saying that ...Emotional and sleepy sums up our household at the moment!
But these moments to me are some of the best bits of Christmas 🎄🕯 ⛸🛷 Yesterday I only went and found ‘Widow Twanky’ ...(If ever there is a PT moment there it is😆😉🤣)
Had great fun at the Panto, with Ian Beale playing Aladdin 😉...
Using the word ‘fun’ loosely when you are supposedly the ‘Responsible Adult’ with 68 children in tow (not the only adult I hasten to add😉) Upon my return from said Panto I discovered I had left a commission bid on some pieces at auction ....
I may or may not have got the digits muddle up in my haste🙈😬
....So am now a proud owner of a lovely but Chest of drawers 😬🙈🙄
On the other hand I am extremely grateful, it could have been worse!!!🙈🙊🙉 ...So along with my current fear that there might be a mince pie shortage on the horizon and feeling the need to eat them for breakfast, lunch and tea with the odd few thrown in between 😉😋 and finding myself daily contemplating wine at 4pm whilst eating frozen peas (don’t ask🙄) I leave you pondering
What did you think was cool when you were young, but isn’t cool now?
For me it is Reversible Disney jumpers, 101 Dalmatian for me worn with Beeley Boppers ..(😉if you know you know)
If you are too young, don’t ask😉) I wish you all a Fabulous Friday and hope you all ease yourself into the weekend when you get there 🎉 Xx
The shop smells pretty good right now — burning our newest scent OSLO, which smells even more like a Christmas tree than the real thing ↟ ↟
milk chocolate with chai 😍 aka the best chocolate I’ve had in a while. (also, check out the beautiful packaging!) #treatyoself
Currently reading All The Bright Places. It’s one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to read but it’s so important.
Also, it’s #25infive
this week, so wish me luck☕️📖
Oggi abbiamo visto i primi fiocchi di neve❄️, autunno caro, mi mancherai🍁
Cominciano i primi freddi che io non amo per niente😅, e le giornate da elfa di Babbo Natale, quelle invece mi piacciono tanto.
Passo davvero al volo solo per dirvi Grazie, per tutti gli ordini che sto ricevendo💛