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Dinner around our table includes a game. It’s Alexandria’s favourite, and before our butts are in the chairs she screams out her request - “Can we play the ‘What I love about family’ game?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🦄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The rules are simple. We start with one person and they go around the table, listing off a few of the things that they love about each family member. Sometimes the answers are silly, sometimes serious, but what gets brought up EVERY SINGLE TIME is creativity.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🦄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I love how creative you are.” “You’re such a good drawer.” “I love how much your colouring has improved.” “You’re so good at painting unicorns.” We breathe art into our home and remind ourselves of this fact around a table stained with the marks of children practicing their crafts.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🦄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How about you? Do you have a meal-time ritual? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nothingisordinary #doitfortheprocess #livemoremagic #calledtocreate #theartofslowliving #thatsdarling #motherhoodrising #familytime #familymeals #gratitude #makersgonnamake #creativepreneur #communityovercompetition
Dried bouquets all the way 〰️〰️ #daysofmayflorals #driedbotanicals
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Mmmmm liquid gold! Repost from @fromthegrange using @RepostRegramApp - If it’s sappin’, we’ll go tapping’🍁 Happy Maine Maple Sunday! It’s big doings in these parts, for the past 30 years, sugar shacks across the state have opened their doors to the public to celebrate all things maple syrup. Needless to say, it is a very tasty day. It’s been hit or miss for us with collecting sap these past few weeks. It’s either been frozen solid or overflowing without much in between. With this morning’s sun beaming down on the Sugar Maples, it looks like this morning will be great for sap collecting. We were hoping to boil today, but our window of time isn’t looking too good for that. There’s a delicate balance for making your own maple syrup. You need to keep your collected sap cold (it spoils otherwise), and you need a whole lot of sap to justify boiling (it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup) because boiling is pretty much an all day affair of keeping the fire stoked enough to keep the boil rolling. Then you must keep a watchful eye, because once the sap is on the brink of becoming the most delicious maple syrup, if you wait too long to take it off the heat, it quickly becomes caramel-tasting…mind you, it still tastes darn good, it just overpowers that beautiful maple flavor. Normally, by the time this stage rolls around, it’s pitch black out and you’re standing out there, headlamp on, squinting at the candy thermometer…see why this stage is tricky😂 But it’s a labor of love with the sweetest reward. Who here is craving a big, stack of pancakes now🥞🙋‍♀️ . . . . #mainemaplesunday #maplesyrup #maineliving #sapseason #maplesugaring #treetapping #mainelife #sugarmaples #maplesyrupseason #newenglandlife #thegoodlife #homesteading #nothingisordinary #countrylife #maine #organicliving #slowliving #theartofslowliving #fromthegrange #authenticliving
Surprise trip ✨
Remember the 20 second rule for washing your hands? Sing ”Happy Birthday” twice to allow enough time to remove and rinse away germs ...Takes approximately 20 seconds to sing. 🙌
You make everything groovy 🌟 loving this cute beanie from @soulhoneyclothing ! They have the cutest christian apparel + accessories.
No need to hide away your comfy slippers when friends arrive😉our Terrocotta vegetable dyed leather slides restocked✨
Is it too soon for Christmas recipes? Can’t get over how good this one is. Chocolate Swiss roll stuffed with Eaton mess.
I spent the afternoon chasing the sunlight for some product shots for my holiday collection launching this weekend! 🤭You can also see a few exclusive pieces over at @canadianmakers.ca which opens online tomorrow! 🌟 Usually I'm working on my digital marketing clients campaigns from @funstans. So it's been so fun to put out a collection just for pleasure this year and be totally creative! 🌲 I know I say this every time but I feel like this is my best jewellery pieces yet?! I'm already finding it hard to part with them!
We're officially more than half done our Christmas gift purchases, and then we're going to just focus on this season and what it's about. • One of the final purchases we are making is a @gathre mat for the girls! They're having a Black Friday Sale (25% off?!) Nov 19-26th, so it's the perfect time to stock up for yourself or others! (Pictured : a Nutcracker the girls picked out today, and it may be their new favourite Christmas decoration).
I thought it was cold on Monday during @brianne_kane ’s engagement session at @yale in #newhavenct , but boy was I wrong. Tonight’s session made me realize winter is coming whether I’m ready or not 😭
Spirituality is such a personal thing, unique to every individual's journey and a culmination of their life experiences. I've had such a mix of spiritual experiences that it took me a long time to step back into that realm of seeking and trusting energies and ideas that I couldn't see. . . Day 2 of this yoga challenge asks if our spirituality is active or passive. I think, for me at least, that spirituality isn't something that is either active or passive. It isn't something that I can measure or evaluate. I believe in energies. I believe in the power of manifestation and positive thoughts/self-talk. I believe in sitting in the quiet stillness and that quiet being very active in its non-action, especially in a world that is so incredibly busy and motivated by achievement (and equating achievement with success). When you are in alignment with yourself and your goals, that's where magic happens. Of course achieving takes action, but just being also takes a tremendous amount of willpower. . . . #INTOTHEDEPTHS  @butiyoga , @breakmethod @themoderngood @bizziegold . . . . #yogaeverydamnday #herpnwlife #yoga #spirituality #pnwwonderland #pnwcollective #exploretocreate #stayandwander #halflotus #igyogacommunity #myyogajourney #selflove #slowdown #theartofslowliving #yogaeverywhere #yogadaily #wanderlust #yogamom #pnw #forest
I guess our beautiful autumn is over already 😭. Twas -17 ish earlier today in Montréal. And we’ve already had some snowfall this week.. definitely time to bring out the scarves, hats & gloves! What about you guys.. ready for this change in season?! *brrr* #aseasonalshift #winteriscoming - My autumnal looking ginger, date & treacle cake, snapped by @twofoodphotographers a few weeks back. When I was able to be glove free outdoors. 👐 - #cakesofinstagram #cakedecorating #autumndecor #autumncolors #fallcolors #thebakefeed #feedfeed #feedfeedbaking #gourmettraveller #foodstagram #foodphotography #foodstylist #livethelittlethings #goodfood #gingercake #apples #berries #treacle #foodigers #mtlfood #sugarandspice #theartofslowliving
Christmasknitting is in full swing over here. I’ve started early this year. I have only a few smaller projects in mind this year. (The receivers are not checking here, no worries😊) This one that I’m knitting now, is a pure joy to knit. It is a headband by Helga Isager, from the #mapcollection . It is one thread Rauma Finull and one thread KID silk by Drops, both from my stash. I can tell you; it is a very happy marriage; those two yarns knit together. Note to self: I must knit more in that combo! *crush* . . I’m using bag and stitchmarkers from my Bed of Roses shop. . . And one thing about the christmascollection: I’m sewing them up and shipping them out asap. I’m gearing up, 1-2-max 3 workdays from you’ve purchased from now. It normally takes a couple of weeks to get it overseas. If you make an order now, there should be time enough in rich fold. My Christmas collection is made in a very quiet and timeless style. They do not «scream» christmas & Santa Claus in your face. -They work perfect throughout the winter season. And the inspiration for the christmas collection this year is our traditional Scandinavian christmas, the way I celebrate christmas. . . And thank you to all who have purchased. I’m working every day on your orders. I feel so honoured by you who does parts of your christmas shopping with me! Thank you! Warmly, Kathrin. . . . . . . . . . . . . #projectbag #projectbags #bedofrosesetsy #strandedknitting #fairisle #thatauthenticfeeling #nothingisordinary #hygge #knittersofinstagram #igknitters #instaknit #instaknitting #makersofinstagram #aseasonalshift #seasonalpoetry #strikke #ourmakerlife #knitting #knitlife #handmade #stricken #strikking #strikkedilla #knittersgonnaknit #makersgonnamake #ourmakerlife #theartofslowliving #colorwork #sweaterweather #knittingofinstagram . .
Introducing Found & Foraged. In addition to creating new heirlooms, OHOK preserves and finds homes for old ones... A bit of story, a bit of soul: celebrating craft from the days when things were built to last for decades, not just a season. . These special pieces with a past carry with them a unique beauty, mystery and yes, magic. . I am so excited to bring this new world to OHOK. Happy Foraging!
mindful tip: painting leaves is relaxing 🧘🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍🎨
Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference started last night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m super excited to be meeting with other like minded creatives and further my own creative abilities with the professional development we get to delve into this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I unfortunately didn’t get to choose all of the collabs I wanted, but I got into two photography collabs which I’m really looking forward to! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m hoping to meet some other photographers & make some friends for life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #startwithwhy , #theartofslowliving , #livemoremagic , #livethelittlethings , #thehappynow , #flashesofdelight , #doitfortheprocess , #makersgonnamake , #communityovercompetition , #postitfortheaesthetic , #creativepreneur , #risingtide , #dontquityourdaydream , #handsandhustle , #nothingisordinary , #pursuepretty , #calledtobecreative , #creativityfound #hillsongwcc2018 #hillsongwcc
The stacking blocks are here !!! Available now for all your favorite small hands ✨
As I sit at my workbench and reflect on this last year I am blown away at how different this November looks compared to last year. Last year I was stressed out and overwhelmed. I was burnt-out halfway through December and decided I wanted 2018 to look different. Over the course of this year, I have learned what restores me, what brings me life and what doesn't. I am entering this holiday season with love and gratitude in my heart - READY for Hallmark movies and hot cocoa. Who's with me?! #hallmarkmovies
Keeping it loose with a small person on my back
I would make this recipe again just to make my house smell as amazing as it did today! 🤤🤤I got this recipe from @skinnytaste and it was really yummy. It smelled & tasted like fall. They were warm, gooey and cozy. Is that even a thing?!😌 Recipe is in IG stories.🌿✨
Депрессия и одержимость плохо сочетаются — XXXTENTACION
Hello little bird🐤 Ezra Patrick Steward made his debut on November 13th❤ He was born just over an hour after arriving at the hospital, not giving me much time to think but I wouldn't have it any other way. We are completely over the moon in love 😍❤ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodrising #pursuepretty #thehappynow #thisdarlinglife #isntthatdarling #sharemysquare #documentlife #vsco #vscocam #vscovisuals #makemoments #livethelittlethings #creativityfound #theartofslowliving #seekthesimplicity #mytinymoments #choosejoy #flashesofdelight #goodvibes #photooftheday #liveauthentic #enjoythelittlethings
🃏Girls Club: Ines, Jole, Lia and Maria.
Since my addiction to Avo on toast has become serious and I would say quite concerning, I have decided to start sharing all the wonderful versions of the dish I get to taste around London...let’s face it, every time I go out for brunch, no matter how long I stare at the menu unable to make a decision, 90% of the times I end up ordering a smash avocado on toast. Who can say no to this?? This bright pile of goodness enriched with feta cheese is from @cableco_london where I usually spend my mornings working and sipping amazing coffees...thank you for the daily fuel! 😉☕️🥑• • • • • #cableco #eatlondon #foooodieee #londonlifestyle #wtfoodies #avocadoaddict #londonbrunch #londonbrunchguide #mylifeinlondon #brunchlondon #londonsbestfood #brunching #loveavocado #foundlondon #avoontoast #timeoutlondon #eattheworld #mydomaineeats #caffeinecouture #wheretofindme #londonfood #onthetable #eeeeeats #dametravelerfoodie #theartofslowliving #livethelittlethings #londoncoffeeshops #londonfoodie #brunchspot #specialitycoffeeshop
Our take on layered gauze blanket. Cozy, soft, and timeless. The perfect addition to your baby essentials! Made to last through every season, and all stages of babyhood and toddlerhood. Available for purchase in the shop!
When it gets cold and the warmest outfit you've got is your Halloween costume.
What We Do In the Shadows || a self portrait in the #tinynattielstudio with the assistance of @kalderso
#bpsewvember Essential. A bright colored coat for winter. This coat is based on a BurdaStyle pattern from Gabriele Strehle (BurdaStyle N135, 10/2012)💃✂️🚩О необходимом ☝️Яркое пальто для осенне-зимнего сезона. Пальто основывалось на выкройке пальто от Габриэле Штреле для #BurdaStyle (модель N 135, 10/2012) #sewing #sewingisfun #sewingblogger #шитье #handmadewardrobe #isew #theartofslowliving #couture #jeportecequejecouds #redcoat #coat #memadewardrobe #memade #creative #inspired #nähen @bimbleandpimble @burda_style
Getting out of bed is infinitely harder when the weather drops below 40F. These mornings I’ve been taking a little extra time to warm up before heading out into the cold. Today I cuddled up with a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries, chia seeds, a banana, a scoop of peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of cinnamon and crushed pistachios. I also paired it with my current favorite coffee I purchased in Denver: @culturacraftchocolate Cafe de Olla. How are y’all staying warm this winter? Also, if y’all are into lofi music I recently made a “A Very Lofi Christmas” playlist on Spotify that y’all should definitely check out (linked in my story). Stay warm out there friends! ❄️
Piece 034 - Which Piece Do You Follow? (Swipe left...) . 46 x 55 cm Acrylic 320€ Free European shipping Please DM for International shipping costs. . #johannarossiart
We are in love with this flatlay featuring our sling and some absolutely adorable girl items. Girl parents, do you also have a problem buying all the cute tiny accessories?!
Making a list (and checking it twice) mulled wine on the hob and cinnamon candles a burning. It's that magical time of year again! Yes people, I'm talking about the C word (Christmas!😅) . But seriously, we know how stressful this time of year can be, so we've made sure our cosy showrooms are chocka with easy peasy winter must-haves, gorgeous gifts and perfect packages for this sparkly season. If your not local to our stores you can find our wonderful winter footwear range at one of our fabulous UK stockists👢🌲🛍#giftsforher #festivefeeling #themostwonderfultimeoftheyear #winterwarm #aw18 #shopindependent #imwearingcara
As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts. — Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
🎄... looking for gift ideas 🤔 💡 we are your one stop shop, something for everyone & every pocket & tomorrow night we welcome the season, join us for a little tipple 🍷a little chat & met the artists! from 6.00pm! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #christmas #nothingisordinary #inspiremyinstagram #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #theartofslowliving #seasonspoetry #embracingtheseasons #tistheseason #liveforthestory #pursuepretty #visualcrush #irishcraft_irishdesign #irishdesign_irishcraft #goreyvisitorcentre #visitwexford #bespoke #handmade #binkyminky #katetyrrell #grainnekennydesign #lovegorey
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I think I’m gonna be needing my winter duvet from now on as it is finally getting chilly around here.☁️ And, tomorrow we will be laying the rugs as well! 😁 I’m curious, do you keep the rugs in your home all year long or just have them during the colder months? It would be just too hot to have a textile on the floors during summer over here so we put them away around April. 💁🏻‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #hyggehome #mycozyhome #nestleandhygge #bedroomvibes #bedroomgoals #bedroominspo #bedroomstyling #slowlived #embracingaslowerlife #liveauthentic #ofquietmoments #smallmomentsofcalm #seekmoments #momentscollected #inpraiseofslowness #capturequiet #calmversation #kinfolklife #theartofslowliving #slowdownwithstills #livemoremagic #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #nothingisordinary #pursuepretty
This morning, after 6 and a half years, the pushchair fell apart! I knew this day would come, but I feel so sad about it! The back wheel just flew off on our way back from the school run, luckily just a few roads away from our flat. I had to leave it there and walk back home with Lily. And then drive back with my car to pick it up, as I’m not going to be one of those people dumping stuff in Slough! Though I did feel like I was stealing back my pushchair when the old lady walking past gave me a funny look 😂 It’s now sitting in the boot off my car. That pushchair has seen us through so many adventures for both of my kids. RIP Mamas and Papas Ora that I got from Argos all those years ago! Do you get attached to things like I do??
I used these two oils the other week when little miss was struggling to have her afternoon quiet time and I’ve been loving them ever since. I especially love when they have names like Acceptance and there’s zero guesswork as to what you’re using that oil for. 🤣 #oilsfordummies Anyone else have a person who needs to be doused with this oil? Works on spouses and kids alike. 😉 #startemyoung #theresanoilforthat #calm
Oh don’t mind me. Just indulging in the warm, fuzzy, over-the-top wonderful memories from this day, for the millionth time. 😭♥️ - Quick confession though - I already feel that whisper of anxiety that these memories might start slipping away. I know it’s a day I’ll never forget, and it’s only been a month... but I’m also nervous I’ll lose some of the crispness of the details I want SO BADLY to hang onto. - Staying up late talking with my family the night before. Popping champagne and guessing (ahem, knowing) which bridesmaid added which song to the getting-ready playlist. Reading Joe’s letter, in his voice. Seeing our venue fully decorated, and having it feel *exactly* how we wanted. The quiet walk over the bridge with my parents on my arm(s). Hearing the opening chords of our first dance song. Watching worlds collide, and seeing ‘our people’ talk and dance together. And that feeling that we pulled it off — and now, we’re married. - Getting our photos back and sharing them with friends and family this week was a great kick in the butt to make sure I fully document the memories for myself, while they’re still fresh! For me, that means taking time to write about them and savor the details. - And really, how stupid-lucky am I to have the chance to do that now, during my absolute favorite (and super sentimental!) time of year? ♥️ - What were some of your personal highlights from 2018? Will you do anything special to document them while the memories are still fresh?
{so many things to love about this spot ☕️}
“So big!”...but forever my baby
She definitely changed up the “boy mom” role I thought I was starting to get used to. All things girl with this sweet child.
My middle. Two older brothers and two younger sisters. He’s as fiery as his red hair would suggest.
My sweet second born; there is nothing second about you.
Quando il tramonto entra in casa c'è una luce che ogni sera mi incanta... A volte è rosata e a volte, come stasera, è dorata. Dura un attimo ma è sempre bellissima. Ecco, è questo il momento in cui giro per casa per accendere le candele🕯️(questa in primo piano è una delle creazioni speciali di Ester @candelily e ha un nome che mi piace: Di-vagare) L'autunno è bello anche perchè ritornano questi riti❤️🍁✨ Oggi mi avete travolta con tantissimo affetto... Grazie di cuore ragazze, davvero!
My firstborn remapped by heart and life in so many ways.
Darling girl, I love you so!
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