Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Something Old // A Little Antique Haul...



I don't know what it is about old stuff, but there is something in me that just finds it innately more fascinating and beautiful. For me, stepping into an antique shop is like stepping into a treasure trove. Every single item has a history - a story to tell... and unearthing those stories, treasuring those stories and making your own story part of their story is, quite simply, magnificent.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Thoughts from a Hospital Bed // Last Night


                        

It's taken me a little while to write this post... I've needed a little bit of recuperating and reflecting. Often my response in a crisis is to tumble it out in a post of raw words... To get my head clear and process my thoughts through the process of writing. But, to be brutally honest, last night was full of tears and anxious thoughts that threatened to overwhelm me and I've needed a little time today to reflect and recover and gain some perspective on last night.

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Simple Kitchen // Pitta Pizzas



I am forever on the hunt for simple, healthy recipes that the children can get involved with. Cooking with little ones is risky business... it has the potential for disaster, stress and a lot of mess. But if the right recipes can be found, it can be a really unifying, fun, learning experience for everyone involved.

Note... ALWAYS get children to wash hands first... that way, when you are culling and editing your photos later and spot your one-year-old sneaking a handful of cheese from your artsy recipe flatlay, you know it really doesn't matter...

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Siblings in March // Characters on Show


World Book Day came around for these little siblings at the beginning of March. I will admit, I am one of the minority who actually loves the opportunity to dress my children up in their character of choice... And I think you can tell from their faces that they love it too!

Their characters of choice... Reflecting each of their personalities so perfectly...

Monday, 13 March 2017

30 weeks...



When you're on your fourth baby, there are certain assumptions you make. My first three have all been full term babies, ranging between 39 and 42 weeks. For me, there was no thought in my head that a premature baby might be something we needed to get our heads around when we found out I was expecting our fourth.

But when I rushed into hospital a month ago, at 26+3 weeks, suddenly that reality hit.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

If You go down to the Woods // A Fairy and Pixie Party


As we approached her fourth birthday, Heidi's brain was already ticking over the theme for her party this year. She's our little creative spark, and had no shortage of ideas - her vivid imagination makes for fun party planning, but also requires some frank talks about what is actually realistic (real fairies might be slightly out of Mama's creative ability!!) Nevertheless, she decided fairly early on that a fairy garden party was what she was after... And so out came the Pinterest board, the shopping on a shoestring and the creative license to use the things we already own to make all her fairy dreams come true.