I opted to make more time for reading and writing as part of my goals for 2019 so I thought I’d draft up a winter reading list to share so you can start living your Hygge life too. Grab your fave mug, some snuggly socks and get reading!
I usually stop off at the bookstore before the summer starts to stock up on some easy beach reads. I had heard of Liane Moriarty as a result of the Big Little Lies craze.
I came to a bit of a revelation this week over on the ‘gram. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and in case you could also use a bit of permissions to accept this slow season for what it is. Don’t worry, the regular roundup is just below, so if you aren’t into my incredibly prolific internal thoughts (she said dripping with sarcasm), scroll down.
Good morning friends! Happy Sunday! I tried on my wedding dress yesterday. It was the first time since sometime last spring and I was a little worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype it had after I “said yes to the dress”. I’m happy to report that it did.
I figured it was time for an introduction to the gal behind the blog for those that may not know me! I’ve been seeing more readers lately than ever before and from all over the world, which is AMAZING! Who knew this blog could reach people in the United Kingdom, South Africa and even Australia - HELLO FRIENDS.
Hey! Happy Sunday! I’m writing today’s post from my favourite spot in the house - the kitchen island. BH is meal prepping (he’s the real MVP) and we’re listening to the Hangover Friendly Playlist on Spotify which, I might add, is great even when you’re not hungover.
From vendors to menu to honeymoon plans, I’ve had a ton of questions about our wedding. I thought I’d start to share some of the details as our big day approaches – hopefully my tips and tricks will be useful or at the very least, satisfy your nosy self (no shame). For our first dive into the wedding planning trenches, I’m talking all about how we found our photographer…
It’s weeks like these that I find myself thankful for the slow seasons. Thankful for rest and schedules that aren’t filling up the square of every single day on the calendar, and then some. This week was uneventful, but it felt so damn good to seek joy in the simplicity of a cup of coffee in the morning and a chapter of a good book to cap off the day. Simplicity. That’s the name of the game right now, and I’m about it.
This New Year’s Eve felt a little different. I felt inspired and motivated. I had so many ideas for goals, and hopes of reaching major milestones in all of the aspects of my life. And then the buzz wore off and I snuck away to slumber through the wee hours of the morning, extra careful not to drool on my freshly laundered bedding.
Well shit, the holidays flew by didn’t they? I guess this whole year seemed to go by at a lightning fast pace. I’m writing this Round Up as the cherry on top of a day filled with small joys. A slow start, a leisurely grocery shop, building an ice rink in our back yard with pals and competing in a ferocious Super Smash Brothers tournament.
I’m recapping Days Four and Five, including my favourite town AND my favourite meal, and our trip to the Blue Lagoon where I made up with the Mediterranean Sea.
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s been hard to make time to sit down for a while and write. I just popped a loaf of banana bread into the oven and thought I better hop on the blog and get some shit done. I’ve got a few links from around the web that I think you’re going to be about. So let’s get into it shall we?
The next task on our to-do list is to finish up our living room. With our wedding fast approaching, we’re putting off the design and purchase of new furniture until the summer but it’s never too early to start planning (it is one of my strongest skills after all). I’ve rounded up some of my favourite trends and inspiration, check it out below!
I am lucky to surround myself with some badass, top notch women. They are intelligent, passionate, caring, hilarious and, yea they’re all friggin’ stunners in their own right. So while I’m not typically one for holidays rooted in consumerism, I do think there is something to be said for taking an opportunity to show the people in your life how much they mean to you; and if that means you need a yearly reminder on February 14, so be it.
A couple of weeks ago we moved into our new house. Truthfully, finally getting those keys was an immense relief. The process of finding and buying a home while also staging and selling our home was tedious and draining, to say the least.