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Friday, 17 April 2015

Yay for Friday, right? This week has been a challenging one to say the least, and as the weekend beckons I feel a real sense of relief! Regardless of all the arrows being launched at me this week, there was still some time to focus on the good through my camera lens...

Anniversary flowers...Seventeen years...♥ 



























Favourite pastimes...sewing...
Some lavender pillows to brighten a humble table...It's the simple things...


























Taking time to play...with plates...




























And most importantly, making time for meals around the table with my favourites...and a few home comforts...





















































I am so grateful for all that is good and wholesome in my life, regardless of the challenges. When the sink is full of dirty dishes, the laundry pile is sky high, and I'm faced with the 'I'm not wearing my jumper-battle' as I'm trying to get out the door on time, I know that I am blessed...Dirty dishes mean a full belly, clothes on the floor mean clothes on my back, and a challenging five year old means that I am a mum to a beautiful boy who gives me more love than could ever imagine feeling. When I close my eyes at night, I know that every good thing comes from above. 

Blessings

Monday, 13 April 2015







































It is time for a fresh start. April. With it's arrival, there are spring blooms...colour...grey skies making way for blue...The Magnolia tree outside my window is draped in luscious pink blooms of stature. I always think there is something quite regal about a magnolia flower...the way it sits upright, bold and sure of itself. The days are lighter...brighter...And may mood is lifted. Suddenly the hibernation of winter seems tedious, tiresome, and my hands long to get busy as I wake from the lazy slumber that has consumed me for months. And just like that Magnolia flower, I suddenly feel braver, energised, ready to stand tall again...And so, I have been 'doing'...'making'...'creating'...

A little painting...







































A bit of sewing...A spring birdie!






























A little re-dressing...the dresser...again...
I lined the back of the dresser with lovely Tilda paper,and dressed it with my favourite mismatched china...and a Liberty garland...






























Some baking...
Who doesn't like a cupcake? Homemade with butter cream icing...yum...





























...in a freshly scrubbed kitchen of course!
A new 'oh-so kitsch' oilcloth for the kitchen table!































And some homemaking...or faffing to be precise!
The little oil can was a thrifty find from an antiques fair...humble yet beautiful me thinks! Inspired by the lovely Sarah Moore, I've made some lavender pillows. I opted to make them in graduating sizes as a little stack. The smell is amazing!































And so I'm ready for a fresh start...

Blessings

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Wordless Wednesday

No words today. Just a few snaps from birthday celebrations this past week...
Handmade with ♥








































































































Blessings