Happy Thursday team (albeit a little later than usual!) 💕
Today is day 21 of 30 Days of Self Care - making time for personal care.
I think personal care is probably one of the first things to spring to mind when you mention Self Care. Although we know that there's more to it than that, it's still a fundamental aspect of Self Care that should be taken into consideration daily.
Tonight I'm going to take an extra few minutes to give my face a cheeky massage with my @thebodyshop cleansing oil - I love the camomile range, it smells amazing and is so gentle on my skin (which appears to be freaking out at the sudden drop in temperature)
How have you prioritised personal care today? ✨
I am soooo excited about the Instagram Chat at the shop in Wickham tomorrow morning, it's a really informal and for everyone, those who run small businesses, blogs or just like posting pretty photos and there will be tea and cake 🍰☕️ What better way to start a Friday? I started my Friday a bit early by toasting a giant marshmallow 🙊 and faffing with the flowers in the bedroom 😍 These faux flowers are so pretty 😍
As it is technically the last day of summer I thought I'd bring out a v. colourful outfit to mark the occasion 💁🏻 (although this does by no means mean the colours are going away - my wardrobe does not acknowledge autumnal colours 😂🤷🏼♀️) ☀️🍁☀️
It's late night tonight here @100percentdesign open until 9pm for those dropping by today! Lots of love for @mairihelena Bronze Flush Thistle wallpaper, luxcycled here on this side unit by @mucknbrass ! I just love how upcycling can give a piece of furniture a completely new lease of life!
Also excitingly, rumour has it my designs have been featured in @evening.standard in a write up about @l_d_f_official 😄off to find a copy!
A table for two with a view! And it shows perfectly how coastal weddings don't have to be all blue skies and sandy beaches to be beautiful! #chicvintagebrides
Photography - @taralynnlawtonphoto // Floral Design - @studiomondine // Wedding Cake - @prettypleasesf // Hair & Makeup Artist - @kellyjomakeupandhair // Wedding Dress & Hair Accessory - @sarahseven // Jewelry - @turasugden // Wedding Invitation Suite - @aubrianak // Furniture Rentals - @piecesbyviolet // Flatware & Goblets - @frances_lane // Plates - Hand painted by photographer // Model - Jaycee of Scout Model Management // Location - Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California // Film Lab - @photovisionprints
Handwritten notes and delish treats! 💚
Thanks @huberandholly ! Can't wait to taste all the exciting flavours in these nine days, guilt free with all that cardio at garba! Happy Navratri!
P.S. For all #huberandholly fans, they are running a Navratri contest with vouchers up for grabs everyday!
Lots of our new statement earrings from the Eclipse range have landed at Melb stockist @theboroughs3057 including these beauties - Mega Drops and large Crescent Drops in SuperFancy Black (left) and Moonshine (right) - get in quick to score a pair!!!
People often ask me, "So how do you hear the voice of God? Does He speak to you audibly?" Well no, not necessarily. In fact, I have only heard Him speak to me audibly once. For the most part, He speaks as a still small voice in my heart. He speaks to me through His word, in pictures, visions, and of course, dreams. What I have discovered over the years is how creative God is. He will use just about anything, anyone, and any method to speak to those who are listening.
GOD'S SIMPLE DESIRE IS CONNECTION WITH US.
It has been since the beginning of time. I love the quote by Leif Hetland; "The gospel is the story of a father who lost his kids in the garden and paid the highest price to get them back". Being "close" with God seems to be the blueprint and original purpose we were created for. He didn't want servants or slaves, He wanted friends and family. Read more.
NEW BLOG "4 WAYS TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE.
Link in bio. Guest post by everyday revivalist @nateandchristy 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Just a #tbt to the lifestyle shoot we did last week. Flanked by two of our lovely models and the amazingly talented hair & make-up artist @miabellaristorp who got our girls dolled up for the 📸's, things couldn't get any better! #humansinpyjamas
Learning more and more that it's so okay to let go, stop striving, and just "be". To be" loved, "be" known "be" you. 🌞 The stars don't shine because they know we're watching, they glow cause that's what they are! Let your natural glow shine! ⭐️
🌻 reading @superlativelylj new instagram post gave me the ~confidence~ (is that the right word?) to post these photos. I've always loved my body, mostly, but right now I think I'm the happiest I've ever been with it. I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I'm so proud of myself for that because I've always struggled with putting and keeping weight on which has damaged my self esteem in the past. I didn't want to post these photos initially in case people thought I was seeking attention or made inappropriate sexual remarks but fuck that, I'm taking ownership on my body and appreciating how goddamn good I look 🔥
Thursday morning has arrived, the weekend is just in sight 🙌🏻.
I finished my granny blanket last night while catching up on Bake Off (how are we all feeling about the new ch4 version?) and it's just waiting on some pictures in day light 😍 I very much want to keep it for myself as it's so pretty 💕.
JUST BLOGGED! Epic dancing alert. Pure abandonment happening on the blog today! Featuring Helena and Okan's vibrant Turkish and English wedding celebrations. Head on over to Nu Bride!
If you're inspired by caramel week on the #gbbo then you need this recipe from my book The Homemade Wedding Cake. This chocolate caramel popcorn cake is perfect for any occasion.....and when I say occasion I mean breakfast (or any time of the day!) 😄 published by @MurdochBooks 📸@nathanpask
Looking forward to day 2 of @100percentdesign and chatting to the crowds! Here's a close up of a collaboration between myself and @sarahbeechotto who's created this beautiful handcrafted Elizabeth Ottoman in my @mairihelena Summer Thistle Velvet! On display and grab a closer look on stand EB291!