Throw out things that aren't functional and don't bring you joy. Clean up your living and working spaces - it's a sure way to declutter the mind and let it focus. In case you need to focus on a cactus, behold 🙃
Love love love my year of colour. Thanks @cassyedepoet for yours, it inspired me!
Totally digging the forest green. It’s defo my colour of the last 12 months. Just being outside, or bringing the outside in, has been soothing and healing. When you have chronic illness and get sofa bound this really helps. It may be a hike up a hill or standing in the garden for 5 minutes. Or maybe a few bulbs of spring on the mantle piece.
Kokių gražių vietų yra visai netoli mūsų !pasakysiu paslaptį- fotosesijos kaina viduje labai simbolinė 🤫 Kokią vietą jūs nesenai atradot? Laikas būtų savo šeimai padovanot fotosesiją... 🤦🏻♀️🤐 su manim kadre 🙆🏻♀️#dvaras#noriufotografuotis#betdaugiaunieksnenori
That's the thing about depression: a human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
So I've been gone a while.
Our first IVF did not go well and I was totally blindsided by the immense amount of emotional and spiritual pain it left me with.
To say I spiralled downward doesn't begin to explain the sheer awfulness of how I've been feeling, how I've been treating myself (and others) and how much work it has taken to even get to this point, the first steps of picking up, dusting off, and trying to remember that each new day is worth seeing.
The people in my life are the MVP's of this story. I have literally been carried, cajoled, and cared for in ways I can never begin to repay. My gratitude is as deep and endless as the ocean.
Admitting you need help is hard. Making yourself publically vulnerable is harder. Actually healing is hardest of all.
I appreciate every. single. one of you. Your comments and messages have moved me to tears and realistically I'll probably never manage to respond to everyone. Please know that it is a huge step for me to even be back here so starting fresh isn't a slight against you but rather an act of love toward myself.
This foggy beach from way back in October has basically been the inside of my head for some time now. I'm ready for the sun to break through ☀
“It’s a comfort to think of our connections, to know that we bring it closer when we make dishes that are meaningful. Food isn’t just about nourishing our body, but in how it speaks to us. We associate it with people, places, aromas and flavors. We long for connection, to be close to what is special and familiar. Lately I have had a greater desire to cook with purpose and share this art and joy with others. Every year brings new beginnings, though they are always welcomed with familiar tastes and smells, wherever we may be. ” Sarah Corbridge | @scorbfoodie
Read Sarah’s Story “New Beginnings and Familiar Aromas” and get the recipe for her “New Year’s Roasted Pork and Sauerkraut with Cypriot Potato and Celeriac Mash” in our Winter issue “Nourishing Dishes and Stories To Begin Again”. Available for pre order now. Head over to houseofcoce.com or click the link in the bio to get yourself a copy at a discounted price. ________________
Photography, Story & Recipe by Sarah Corbridge | @scorbfoodie
CASHEW BUTTER -
At any given time this is my daughter's food of choice. She adores all nut and seed butters but everything else pales into insignificance when cashew butter is on the table. I've even heard her talk about her beloved cashew butter in her sleep, and if that doesn't convey the total deliciousness of this simple butter then I don't know what does! Safe to say it's a staple in our pantry and gets made time and time again!
This recipe is so, so simple to make that I feel odd calling it a recipe. That said, if you're keen to enjoy a lovely jar of this butter for yourself then read on, it really is delightfully easy! 🌼🌼🌼 -
250g raw cashews -
Preheat the oven to 150C and evenly spread your cashews over a large baking tray.
Roast your cashews for 8-10 minutes or until lightly fragrant and browned.
Lightly roasting the cashews intensifies their nuttiness whilst helping them to release their oils during the grinding process. This will result in a smoother, creamier butter.
I like to allow my cashews to cool before grinding but you can happily proceed right away, just be careful not to burn yourself...it's rather risky business, I've burned myself more than once in the past!
Pop your roasted cashews into a food processor or high speed blender and blitz, blitz, blitz until your cashew butter is lusciously smooth and creamy.
Keep in mind that you will have to scrape down the sides of your blender or food processor between 'blitzes' a few times before the desired consistency is achieved.
Now spoon into a jar and use as you please. -
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My kids love zucchinisoup. I wrote at my blog how you can style this soup. Looking forward for today. Heading off to Amsterdam to follow a food photography workshop from the lovely Suus and Johann from @foodbandits I will make a report at my stories!
Toute la journée j'ai eu dans la tête la chanson "Survivor" mais en version chantée par Alvin et les chipmunks #happymum ! 😄💪 I'm a survivor 💪
🇬🇧 All day I had in my head the song "Survivor" but version sung by Alvin and chipmunks
new recipe up on the journal: omega breakfast smoothie. soothing and deeply nourishing for all, but even more so for you pregnant ladies, especially when dealing with morning sickness. this smoothie has been my lifesaver. it was all i could bare when just the thought of food would send me off to planet queasy. read more about my experience with morningsickness, the specific benefits of this smoothie, and check out the delicious recipe, via link in profile! have a lovely day! xo kyra.
I’ve been struggling with insomnia recently, and when I do manage to get to sleep I have boring stress dreams; dreams that I miss my alarm, that I forget to pick E up from nursery, that I miss deadlines for work... I think this side of Christmas and the new year the fact that I’m having another baby in a few months suddenly feels a lot more real and scary.
Motherhood is a funny thing, isn’t it? This time around I feel very aware of how I “should” feel (“I’ve done this before, I can handle it”, etc.), aware that I don’t feel that way, and frustrated with myself for not feeling that way.
Anyway, good books and naps are helping. I’d been meaning to read this one for ages and then someone thrust their copy into my hands recently and told me to read it. It’s so beautifully written, I’ve loved it so far. What are you reading at the moment?
stuck in traffic jam? nope.. its my "me time".. train my mind to see good on every situation.. what ive in mind : sit back and enjoy the views ..new building soaring up to the sky.. old buildings being tear down.. new(highend superexpensive) residential towers in front of public cemetery and next to urban kampung.. dissapearing icon,once the tallest tower now it's just another tall building.. life is fast and full of new energy
.. but we are getting old and slow.. be kind
thank you macet.. thank you Jakarta.. #theartofslow#whateveryouthinkthinktheopposite
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In your 2 hour consult we will work through what you can do to be more sustainable in your choice of furniture, finishes and so on - and then you can create your look, confident in your choices. We will look at current layout and design, what items may be able to be reused, what additional items could be recommended; develop concepts for mood boards; project needs, timelines and most importantly how you would love your home to feel and look. If more time is needed, after the first 2 hour consultation I will provide a written quote and plan for the project with my recommendations. Available via video link for interstate clients. Also available, style and shoot for your business/products so you can use these for social media and your own website - head here for all of the details https://recycledinteriors.ort/recycled-interiors-services/ or hit the link in my profile and head to service link - #recycledinteriors ...
Some of you are kite enthusiasts, but for those of you who may have never flown a kite, or only flown a kite as a child, I want you to know that kite flying is joyful for any age.
Like those of us who journey to a place for meditation, or take time to practice yoga or other mindful activity, going to a favourite spot to unfurl and fly a kite can be a contemplative practice, too. That is one of the primary reasons we build kites; to sell the most lovely kites, from the most natural materials, as a tool to lift spirits.
All the best,
// Rest // Rocking my new soft pyjamas from hubby and perfect odd socks from @three_blue_and_a_pink tonight... We’ve been ticking off jobs like ninjas today whilst embracing the challenges of parenthood - keeping @marley_and_us happy, fed and rested. Tonight while he sleeps, we’ve cooked up a delicious meal and watched Jamie and Jimmy’s #fridaynightfeast because we’re so getting our cooking mojo back for 2018... Rest - it’s so important for feeling good about life - and that’s from a recovering ‘restphobic’, if there is such a word...
18 weeks pregnant and i'm slowly starting to organize things for baby. i made a list of things that need to be done, like turn our homestudio into a nursery. i've gone through our closet to see which necessities we have "leftover" from lou and consequently made a list of absolute essentials we still need. we will re-use as much as possible, like her solid wood crib and high quality organic mattress, buy some things secondhand and a few new. when it comes to baby i am sticking with my philosophy of 'less but best', choosing only what's really needed. and when something is honesty needed, decide to buy the version that breathes pure quality and beauty. i'm planning on sharing some of my thoughts and tips in a journalpost, soon. xoxo kyra.