One year ago I was pregnant and well in my second trimester. It was about time to get everything ready to welcome our little one into our home. I remember the confusion as to which baby items we all needed to get. It can actually be a little overwhelming I think – we wanted to be prepared but not go over the top. Yet there was one thing we were quite clear about.
Life as a new mom has definitely made me more thankful for my morning cup of coffee. While I’ve never been one to drink coffee for it’s caffeine ‘to get me through the day’, every bit helps when your little one keeps you up during the night hours!
For years I’ve worked as a barista with specialty coffee. And while I love a good espresso, at home we stick to the more gentle filter brewing. With filter coffee it’s a lot easier to get a good extraction (meaning yummy coffee) with simple tools. Contrary to an espresso, filter coffee becomes better when it’s cooled down a little and brings out so much of the character of the beans you use. We love sharing a cup together on our mornings off, especially when there’s cinnamon rolls involved!
Making wreaths is definitely one of my favourite things to do around this time of the year – choosing the prettiest greens, bring them home & put them out on the table. I’ll make myself a lovely tea, put on some Christmas music and get started with arranging. I love how it makes the house smell of a winter forest, creating an instant Christmas fix.
If you never made your own wreath, you might want to give this a try. You can make them as simple or as luscious as fits your style – but every time they turn out so different, and I love how a wreath never needs to be perfect to look beautiful. They make your house look & smell amazing! Wreaths also make a perfect gift for someone special. Or how about gifting one to someone who could use a little extra encouragement or support during this season?
A few years ago Dan and I were planning our wedding. We had a tiny budget so we had to keep costs down where we could. My mum offered to make the cloth napkins for our garden dinner party and they just looked perfect within that outdoor setting! Afterwards, they got distributed among our family and now we have a stack of them sitting in our cupboard. They come out every time we have dinner guests over.
Exchanging disposable items for reusable ones in your home makes such a difference. It’s often simpler than you think, yet it cuts down your waste for as long as you continue to use it.
One of those very simple things you can change is replacing your paper disposable napkins by cloth ones. They don’t only make your dinner table look so much more refined, they are lovelier to use and you won’t have to throw them away!
Hi! My name is Eveline. Thanks for coming and checking this page out. Let’s start by sharing a little about myself and this blog!
Eat your daily greens. A blog that’s been on my mind for a while and it’s about time for it to start to come into being. I’ll let you know more about what you can expect to find in this space but I’d like to introduce myself first!