Our favourite jeans, that knitted jumper that fits so perfect – some clothing pieces we’d wish would last us forever! With the right attitude & care you will be able to love your clothes for longer. This is important because the quick turnover of clothing is just not okay.
A LOT of work has happened here over the last few months. After those initial weeks of demolition, ground work & pipe configurations, we got to build things back up. Slowly but surely this building site was turning into our home. Wow. There wasn’t much left of that old, smoke stained house and obviously we’re quite happy about that! Writing some details for you today so you can follow our process. And if you haven’t read the initial story, make sure to check out “Our New Home Renovation – Part I“!
Yes! I’m getting to share about thrifting today, which is something I’m quite passionate about…It’s such an easy way to make a positive change on the world around you – something a lot of us are trying to achieve. I’ll be giving you five main reasons why you might want to get into thrifting – or if you are already, inspire you to do more so.
Oh September. All of a sudden you were here! You came with crisp, hazy mornings and the smell of autumn. And even though I’m still longing for some late summer days, I’m looking forward to this new season. It has to be one of the best seasons of the year really.
Today I’m sharing a recipe that is perfect for this time of the year – it takes the most delicious summer fruits and puts them on top of a warming rice pudding that has a hint of nutmeg. It’s like it says ‘bye summer, hello autumn’. YUM in a bowl really.
It’s been a rather hectic time for our family. We bought a home, sold our old home, planned a renovation and then made that renovation happen and finally, we moved – ALL within the space of about 3 months. I’m sitting on the couch with a lovely tea and finally have some mind space to share some of our journey with you!
Recently we got to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday! It was a beautiful spring day – the sun was out and we celebrated with a little lunch get together with our close friends & family. In this post I’d love to share some moments and inspiration with you!
First of all – and it’s so cliche but also SO true – we can’t believe our little bubba is already one year old. ONE year! And although I thought I would never be ready for it, I actually was and I’m fully embracing this new stage of my baby not being such a baby anymore 🙂
We like our breakfasts in this household. And we like our eggs too! We go through different phases – there’s weeks where we always opt for poached (especially if we can get our hands on some super fresh eggs!), boiled or fried. And guess what, at the moment we’re in the scrambling phase!
Scrambled eggs – and I’m not talking about those tiny, dry overcooked egg pieces that you come across at hotel buffets. I mean the deliciously soft and silky eggs that melt in your mouth, creamy yet with some texture. The perfect topping on a piece of sourdough toast, and lovely even with just a little salt & pepper.
With the seasons changing, I always like to go through my clothes and refine my wardrobe. I’m learning more and more to keep only those items I really love, and to go for timeless pieces that I like wearing season after season.
I always end up with a pile of clothes that don’t work for me – they are either old & faded, don’t fit properly or just not to my taste anymore. While I used to stuff them in some bags and recycle or donate them, I’ve learned that you can often get a lot more use out of your old clothing and other old fabrics you might have.
Over the last years there has been a little bit of a battle in our house. My husband grew up and lived in England for most of his life, and he was used to quite heavy style foods. In his mind, a salad for dinner was pretty much a non existent concept. Then there was myself; I loved a simple, quick to throw together dinner using whatever fresh produce I had lying around! Whenever I made a salad for dinner, he would look at me in a way that would tell me straight away it wouldn’t be his favourite. Ha.
Well we’ve come a long way and these days, most of the times I serve up a salad Daniel mentions he would be happy eating this more often. What happened you ask? Well, I learned to make those salads yummier and more filling as time went on and he learned to appreciate the freshness & ease of a dinner salad. I think we’ve arrived 🙂
All the cliches about babies are so true. Especially the ones about them growing up so (too?) quickly. It’s pretty much time to start planning Eleanor’s first birthday party and I’m not sure I’m quite ready for that! At the same time, this age is so much fun as she really starts exploring and her personality comes out more and more! I’m trying to take in every moment I can.
Today I’ll be sharing some of the baby items we have been loving during this 6-12 month phase. We tend to lean to a more minimalist lifestyle and don’t want to purchase lots of different things. These next few items we have found very useful and well worth our money!