Monday, 3 August 2015

Capturing the Weekend - 31/52..

A portrait capturing our weekend, each week, in 2015."

Saturday - 11am: My chief orange harvester.. She takes her job very seriously. 

Much Love & Light

PS. Inspired by a few lovely kindred spirits on Instagram, I've decided to take a week's holiday from all social media, including my blog. It's something I've never done before, but have been thinking about for a while and I feel like a little step away from all the 'buzz' is just what I need right now, to focus on my family, my home & myself.  

This Wednesday marks three years since we said goodbye to our beautiful angel baby Cohen  Littlewing. And those three years feel like lifetimes and just moments all at the same time. They have been the most transformative years of my life and I'm looking forward to some quiet time to reflect, remember and also unfurl some exciting dreams for the future. 

Thank you so much for all your support and love, especially over these past three years.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Taking Stock - JULY..

Making : A new collection of baskets for Wilde Asher and embossed tags for my sister's wedding invitations 
Cooking : Anything with lemon in it.. It's citrus season and I can't get enough!  
Drinking : Hot water and lemon and home grown orange juice
Reading: The Cottage Under the Big Pines by Susan Southam. Such a beautiful and inspiring read.
Wanting: To sort out the pantry on the weekend and make lovely clay labels for all the jars
Looking: Forward to my mum's visit next month. 
Playing: Mud pie making and finger painting.  The winter days have been just perfect for plenty of time outside
Deciding: On plans for an exciting new project.  Can't wait to share more soon.
Wishing: I had a telescope so I could take a good photo of the beautiful moon tonight.
Enjoying: Serendipitously finding all my favourite people in the same spot. 
Waiting: For Ben to get home after two nights away. Hooray for Fridays!
Liking: That there was not a single person in line at the post office today.. Perfect timing!
Loving: Crafternoons with my girl
Pondering: Today's magical 'blue moon'. Pretty special to have two full moons in one month. 
Considering: Getting some lovely chickens to add to our family very soon
Buying: My dream pair of boots. I've been dreaming a great pair of beautiful wear with everything for many seasons to come, ethical boots and I've finally found them!
Watching: This gorgeous film.  Oh Michelle and Luisa, such beautiful and clever ladies!
Hoping: It won't rain too much to picnic and play in the garden this weekend

Marvelling: At the beautiful flowers in my home. Feeling very blessed to be surrounded by such beauty
Needing: To crochet myself a pair of slippers
Smelling: The amazing Meyer lemons on the dining table and deciding we need to plant a tree ASAP
Wearing: My new hat (a lovely birthday gift), and feeling like I need my very own sailing boat (like this one) to match
Noticing: Spring slowly beginning to bloom
Knowing: That good things come to those who never give up hope 
Thinking: About taking a week long holiday away from social media, maybe even screens all together. I think I might just jump in and take the plunge next week. 
Sorting: Bridal shower details.. I'm thinking yoga, flower crown making, massages and dancing!
Getting: Excited for my sister's wedding! This maid of honour business is such fun!
Bookmarking: Sash's amazing post about being enough.. So beautiful
Coveting: This kitchen and everything in it..
Opening: Beautiful mail from the gorgeous Evie Barrow.  Beyond exciting to have two pieces of her amazing art in our home. 
Giggling: At Miss T's dance moves.  She's such a little groover.  Thinking a weekly dance and music playgroup session might be in order.  
Feeling: Full of gratitude, it's a truly amazing time right now. 
Helping: My dear friend Fleur with her beautiful #littlesqauresofstrength project. 
Hearing: Double J.. Always great company! 

Wishing you a most gorgeous weekend..
Enjoy the full moon tonight!
Much Love & Light

PS. Thanks to the lovely Pip for the fabulous Taking Stock list.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Capturing the Weekend - 30/52..

A portrait capturing our weekend, each week, in 2015."

Sunday - About midday: A cardboard box, a blobs of paint and a very content artist. 

Much Love & Light

Saturday, 25 July 2015

From My Journal..

A series of raw musings, straight from the pages of my journal. Thoughts, about life, change, dreams, the future and finding home.

There's a time in life for everything.. To connect, to retreat, to build, to nest, to grow, to harvest.  

Lately I've noticed the season of my own life beginning to change.  It only recently occurred to me, that for the last three years, I've retreated from the real world in many ways.  At first I think I had to, it was my way of dealing with our loss and my own grief.  I didn't want to talk to anyone really, so I created a nest, built high walls and rediscovered myself and my place in the world.  As time has passed, slowly I've begun to peep my head out of nest every so often, but have feared taking that leap back out into the big wide world.  Connecting with people, meant answering questions and opening my heart and until recently, I just haven't been ready for that.  But now, on the eve of what be three years since we lost our Little Wing, I feel like I'm finally taking that step into the great and beautiful unknown.  Now that I've reconnected with myself and with Mother Earth, I'm longing to reconnect with my tribe, to learn new skills, meet new people and play a part in my community.  

   And my still heart races at the thought and my head plays tricks on me, but I know deep down, it's time. It's time to bring together those serendipitous moments, those dreams and ideas. It's time to be brave and bold and open.  These three years have taught me so much, and one of my greatest lessons has been, to grow where you are planted. No matter the circumstances or the season of your life, there are always amazing experiences to be shared and people to share them with, if you're brave enough to connect.

Much Love and Light