A light and bright kitchen to cheer a dull February morning. This is the view of the kitchen from the dining area at the Georgian Farmhouse project in Hampshire. #humphreymunsonkitchens | 📸 @paullmcraig
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Io sono quella che mangia prima tutti i lamponi, poi la crema col cucchiaino e alla fine rompe il guscio di pasta frolla.
E leggo le riviste iniziando dall’ultima pagina, non giro il caffè così alla fine raccolgo lo zucchero in fondo. Ascolto le playlist con la canzone che mi piace di più per ultima, così man a mano che si avvicina mi godo anche le altre.
Insomma, il meglio me lo lascio alla fine,sempre.
Fate anche voi qualcosa di simile?
ph. @dariatranova da @gelsomina_pasticceria ❤️il mio posto preferito per le colazioni belle.
It was definitely cold but the weather totally cleared up today for a cloudless, fogless, windless, gorgeous coastal sunset for these two! Kicking off a busy rest of our February & so pumped to be back home shooting along our favorite coast for a few days 🌄
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Discovering new chairs makes me smile. I was particularly taken by the new design from @eldingoscarson for @framacph. Beautiful 👌🏻
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I’m currently working on some coffee sets in an exciting new clay mix. I’ve been mostly working with cool greys and blues up until now, but after this long winter, I’m ready for some warmer colours in my life.
We might lose marks here for one of the sepals failing to be entirely present... but in the Looking Dark and Handsome stakes, I think we’re doing pretty well.
The hellebore’s not doing so badly either.
Oh, lawks, Mr OB, you are a one and no mistake.
Actually, I think the jackdaws who roost up in the chimney pots might adopt this little feller as one of their own. Something of the rakish corvid carrying a slightly damaged wing about it, don’t you think? 🖤
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I wonder, if you could go anywhere, what would be your place to escape to? 😌
This is Dingle in Ireland. My mind, when in need for space, flies here momentarily. It's so quiet and peaceful there that you can hear your breath being taken away with the shifting landscape and weather. The wind blows all your worries away leaving a clean slate for the sun to shine a new light on.
There are so many words and concepts these days taken from different languages, such as #hygge#lagom#friluftsliv#ukiyo, to express the state of experiencing the joy of the moment and appreciation for the surroundings. While I like being aware of these terms and what they entail, the actual words that fill my chest with calm and thrill at the same time are - fresh air and freedom. I find myself always coming back to the same two words. Call them my meditation, my mantra, the core for my mental escape, or just a reminder of the ultimate way of living.
Speaking truth in love 💛 (some sunday thoughts + notes) ↠ truth exposes conflict, but creates intimacy. ↠ speaking truth in love is what builds healthy relationships. ↠ where there is deception, there is no relationship. ↠ as humans, we automatically want to present only the best of us. (we don’t outright lie to people, but we withhold just enough truth to make ourselves look the best possible. we don’t want people to leave us.) ↠ if you build relationships on an illusion, you have to keep up that illusion and keep hiding the truth. ↠ God wants us to come to terms with who we *really* are. Darkness and all. To see ourselves in truth. To agree with what he already knows. ↠ as soon as we come to that place he forgives us. Leaves it all behind as if it never happened, and loves us without demanding anything in return. (there’s no 10-step plan on how to be a perfect human, he’s not scared/threatened by our crazy, he just says “I’m in. I love you. I choose you no matter what.” ↠ we can be honest with God, because even if we’re messed up or have things wrong, He knows that with intimacy, he can eventually work it out and show us what’s right. (we don’t have to hide anything from him or be afraid of him) ↠ truth in love is not being brutally honest 100% of the time. It takes into account •context •appropriateness •and it’s thoughtful. ↠ conflict is not a sin or wrong or bad. It’s all in how you handle it when it happens. ↠ sometimes we feel like we do the person we’re close to a favor by withholding thoughts + feelings. We’re not. We’re withholding intimacy by withhold those things from them. ↠ in a world full of people who are afraid to be known, but someone who is a safe place. •phew you made it to the end!! 👏🏻 I’m proud 💛 thank you for reading all that my friend. (feel free to talk to me about any of it, and if you enjoyed it I can write more ☺️)•
I’m not sure our vibe going on in here but it’s definitely something! Urban rustic farmhouse?! In all honesty I don’t care what it is, we’re just so happy to have real couches again! We were so blessed to find a steal on a practically perfect set and it just so happens they’re identical to what my parents have 🤷🏻♀️😂 After selling all our furniture over a year ago it feels really good to begin to make our life a bit more comfortable again. Sometimes we go through seasons of discomfort before we’re propelled into the next. Many lessons in comfort, gratitude and grace have been humbly received in this season. I pray to never forget these days.
Now that we are on a C O L O U R roll, what colour when worn makes you feel like the best version of yourself? Gives an extra bounce in your step. Emanate a glow from within. Makes you want to take selfies constantly?
In this line, I often get asked these questions:
“I am so fat so can you recommend me a slimming colour?”
“Can you pick for me colours that you feel would look good on me?” My dears..... what matters most is how YOU see yourself. You don’t need the assurance from any magazines, the fashion industry, the Colour Police 👮🏻♂️, me or anyone to dictate what colour you should wear.
Even if the whole world tells you that you’d look gorgeous in green but in your own eyes you are seeing yourself as Shrek or the Hulk then, it won’t matter what anyone says.
The most beautiful colour on you is the one that makes you sashay, feel like a queen, makes you so confident you feel like you can conquer the world!
And please don’t sentence yourself to a lifetime of 50 shades of BLACK just cos it is purportedly “SLIMMING”. There is NO such a thing as a “Slimming Colour”.
Anyone who asks me to pick out a “Slimming Colour” gets this as my standard reply:
The key to a flattering garment comes down to FIT, not colour. And I have so, SO many gorgeous colours for you to choose from!
Неделю назад я писала про приобретенные книжки-раскраски.
Теперь еще к этой покупке прибавились цветные карандаши, разноцветные гелевые ручки и тонкие маркеры.
В общем штука очень заразная я вам скажу.😂
На раскрашивание занимает очень много времени, зато успокаиваешься после трудового дня😉
Ну, а перед сном теперь огромный выбор, почитать книжку или раскрасить очередной шедевр.
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Oh, for a cliff side walk today.
When did you last get to the sea? Nothing better for a bracing walk to blow away the cobwebs, I think.
I'm currently wide awake having been woken by Jerry, one of our cats, in the middle of the night. He's now lying conked out snoring at the foot of our bed, while I'm unable to get back to sleep...Tuesday is off to a great start!
My sick-but-not-sick-enough work day outfit choice today : a comfy maxi length dress which has a tie waist (which I have just loosen after lunch) and a comfy cardigan (not pictured). Also, a favourite brooch to brighten it up a bit 🍄 Btw yes, this is the dress that I’ve just worn in Bandung.
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“A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.” -Saadi-
Thank you so much for the get-well wishes last week! 🙏♡ I guess it has been the first time I really caught the flu and I'm absolutely fine with it being the very last time as well. ^^ Anyway, the weather has been marvelous!! Although I had to spent the weekend inside, it has been most uplifting and contagious to see nature shifting to such an energetic state. With some rest in the morning, tea, sweets and inspiring talks with my green friends (who can spot Jim?), I'm ready to spend the rest of the day out. How about you? Do you have outdoor plans for the day? Sending love! x
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Here’s a favorite picture of mine that has nothing to do with the rest of my post. 😂 I know I’m not the first to say this, but social media can make you feel drained, unloved, lonely, jealous, discontent, left out, bullied & can create enmity between you & others without either person ever realizing it. While at the same time, it can also bring beauty, community, encouragement & inspiration/creativity to our lives, as well as happiness. But ultimately, it is NOT our source for true value, worth or even an inkling of fulfillment & purpose. Those things are found in Jesus & in Him alone. If we know Him, He IS our life! Social media is not our life. It doesn’t define us, it shouldn’t shape us & it can never, ever give or take away our worth. I often wonder what Christ thinks in regard to what we make of ourselves on this platform, for those of us in Him. He’s gracious & patient because He knows we’re always tempted to idolize & obsess in our flesh & be distracted or make too much of ourselves. But He also doesn’t mind if we enjoy social media. I’ve thought lately, if I’m going to continue using this platform, what does He want it to look like so that it’ll build others up & be a light, an encouragement or somehow be impactful for eternity? Because that’s all I’ve come to desire for my life. Over the last few months, I’ve deleted this app (partly for storage purposes😅) and haven’t missed it at all. I think I could be social media-free for the next couple of years/however long & feel no regret. I’d like to see how much or little it impacts the way I think & view things & if it eliminates a few distractions. I love sharing our memories here & being able to look back at them, so that’s my biggest setback. We look back at our posts from years ago on here all the time & it makes those memories fresh & real again. I also love connecting with others & staying updated with our friends & family. If I stayed on, going forward I couldn’t imagine my super tiny space on here to be filled with anything less than moments shared with love, thankfulness, encouragement, wisdom & truth. Something I don’t do but want to. ❤️ Have you ever thought about getting rid of social media? 🤔
While it's the last day of the Lunar New Year, we're still keeping up the festive vibes with some passionfruit tea paired with our remaining pineapple tarts. Happy Yuan Xiao everyone! 🍍(repost: @larkandpeony)
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Thea is here for tea lovers out there. Made with new recipe, using rice bran oil, sunflower oil, shea butter, and now palm-free! Rice bran and sunflower oil can protect your skin’s elasticity, hypoallergenic, and high in antioxidants. Black tea leaves has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties as well!
On my last day in Japan, I woke up at 5am to experience this sunrise over Lake Biwa and Mount Hiei. Experienced the peacefulness of being present: the crisp welcoming air, the sound of the hot spring water streaming into the tub, the sight of a diligent fisherman who set up his rod on the dock. Life had been hectic leading up to this moment.
Since ancient times, Copal incense has been considered sacred to the people of Central and South America, and as far back as the Mayan and Aztec cultures, mass amounts of copal resin were burned atop pyramids as offerings to the gods and deities.
A wonderful energy tool to use during meditation, burn copal to remain grounded and inspire mindfulness. Now available online. ✨🙏🏾📸 @sheen.ism#ourwoodlot
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Guess what I’ve been working on? Okay, I’ll tell you: it’s tool belt 1. This piece has always been one of my favorites and I’m excited to make some improvements before relaunching it. Coming in hemp organic cotton canvas in tea, cinder and MUSHROOM.
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I love the days I set aside for my photography clients
They start with a trip to the flower market after the school run, where I select beautiful fresh blooms specifically for my client and their product (and usually with the ‘help’ of my little babe snuggled in his carrier)
Then our living room is transformed into a beautiful chaos of flower cuttings, props and camera bits and pieces. Sometimes babe cooperates, and sometimes I wait until he naps so I can work.
And once everything is packed away, the scents from the flowers and gorgeous products linger (in this case the stunning candles from @hazelbaby_soycandles) and then I get to spend time selecting and editing images like this 😍
I'm feeling super emo today — probably because I got caught up on This Is Us — while folding the six loads of laundry I did and geeeez... I lose my shit, every time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Riley is typically with me during my cry-fests and once again she sat with me on the couch, grabbed my hands and said, "Mommy are you happy sad crying again?" I say, "Yes, baby... sometimes mommy cries when things make her happy and sad." I think there's something so incredibly magical about the wonder of children and how she tries so hard to understand me.
About two years ago my Husband wanted to take me on a "hike". I ended up knee deep in cow sh** with tears running down my face.
I hated adventures with him because of my own insecurities and fear that I wouldn't be able to keep up and that he'd see just how bad things were with me when it came to my physical health.
Then I decided to change my bad habits and I got myself together. I lost 55 pounds and somewhere along the way rediscovered not only myself but my marriage. We've been working so damn hard on us... on our marital friendship... on finding similar hobbies and to simply spend more time together. And not just spend time together, but really and truly enjoy each others company. It's been working and it's amazing.
Yesterday he asked me if I want to go on a little adventure to see one of his favorite spots and instead of excuses or a flat out "no", I said, "hell yeah, let's do it." He packed his fishing pole and I packed my camera and tripod because while fishing isn't my favorite thing in the world, taking pictures is and we're figuring out how to merge our separate loves to create more experiences together.
I stomped through mud, bushes, very tall grass and even let him carry me across the Palix River because... [continued in comments]...
I’ve been thinking a lot lately... I have a lot of dreams. They’re pretty big dreams, I think. This year, different things put the course of my life into perspective. It’s exciting but scary! Honestly, when it comes down to it, I just want to encourage/inspire people and serve the Lord with my life. I want to be able to do that more through my social media and blogging. Because if I’m going to be using them, I want what I do to be making an impact! I also want to be more consistent in my blogging, so I’ve set a SMART goal for myself. I can’t wait to share more about my life and the things that I’m learning. ♥️
Also, if I could just go back to the beach, that would be great! 🏝
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Seems so long ago that our Sisi was this tiny 🥺 Its been 9 months with our Nena. Thought I’d share a little update on her. She is a firecracker. Always following her brother, and finding mischief wherever she is. I’m constantly chasing after her, which makes for a great day long workout 🤪She’s getting solids everyday now and loves to eat. Loves. It. Which always makes us laugh cause Kaeden eats like a bird and then there’s sisi who can’t put the food down. She’s still getting a couple bottles a day. We stopped pumping about a month ago and switched her to formula. It was a hard choice to make and I still feel extremely guilty but I was struggling to keep to my pumping schedule while juggling two kids and my anxiety was going through the roof so I made the decision to stop. It was a really hard thing for me to accept but she’s happy and healthy so that’s all I can ask for. We’re still pushing through sleepless nights 😴 Her doctor says she’s at a good weight to stop taking night feedings but try telling that to her 😅 the girl knows what she likes, can’t blame her lol we are all still so obsessed with her. She makes your heart melt with those big brown eyes and toothy little smile. She does this thing where she nestles her head into your chest and when she says “mama” or “dada” it’s the cutest thing ever. 💗 Even though it’s been 9 months, I’m still don’t have life with two kids completely figured out. The one thing I do for sure know is that they are cute. CRAZY. But cute. And I’m loving every minute of this journey with them. 🥰😍
Last Monday I was idling away the day @thyme.england, lounging around on window seats, sipping tea and snacking on their homemade peanut butter fudge. This Monday hasn’t been nearly as much fun, and there’s a definite lack of fudge!
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when the space is so photogenic, it’s impossible to take a bad photo 🌿 #newyorknewyork
We went to a barn dance down the road this weekend where all the ladies wore their best western skirts, they served prime rib and apple pie and everyone did the country swing. Our kids were the youngest ones there but someone’s got to keep the tradition going.