My entire sense of taste has changed since surgery. I'm blaming it on the partial loss of my sense of smell, but to be honest I have no idea why it happened. (Any doctors in the house? Ah!)
I've developed obsessions with certain foods that I never enjoyed before (apples, pears, coconut water, herbal teas) and aversions to others that I loved for years... eggs and avocado for instance. This must be what my sweet pregnant friends are going through too?! 😂
The most shocking one... get ready for it... COFFEE! The smell of coffee grinds (a scent that I used to love) now makes me queasy. ☕️ Huey thought I was exaggerating the entire food aversion thing until I recoiled from the scent of the coffee grinder and stopped drinking it unless it was diluted with milk. (Something I haven't done since I was a kid!)
Oh friends! It's been such an adventure and poor Huey is putting up with all of my strange cravings. I'm hopeful that as I continue to get my sense of smell back that I'll resume my coffee obsession, but who knows?!
PS - Huey keeps teasing me that my tea consumption has tripled since @wynonab sent me this gorgeous travel mug. The sweetest recovery gift! Thank you to everyone who has been sending us cards, meals, and sweet surprises throughout my recovery. We feel so loved and there is no way we could ever repay you. 😭🙌🏼 #thehayesadventures
Who loves podcasts? 🙋🏼♀️ Me too! Today, I want to congratulate my yoga-pant wearing, mac and cheese loving friend @JennaKutcher on the birthday of her wildly successful Goal Digger podcast.
With over 2 million downloads and countless lives impacted, she took an idea and turned it into something truly remarkable! I'm proud to be one of the top ten episodes alongside so many extraordinary women!
Head over to @goaldiggerpodcast to join in on the celebration. #communityovercompetition
Beginnings...(view stories for a progress shot).
Playcember continues! Today I tried applying my style to a giant piece of navy paper while channeling Polish florals from my time in that beautiful country last year. So pleased with the result 👏. (Acrylic on Canson Mi-Teintes paper, 19x25”, —IG cuts off the top and bottom border in the photo— 480 +$10 ship, US and Canada. DM me with email to purchase.)
Saying goodbye to my lovelies, sipping on a chai latte, and slippers at work.💪🏻
Are you a maker, artist, or maybe just a passionate DIYer? If so, what are you working on! Let us know in the comments.
“Spread goodness and bloom” don’t you agree?
Still dreaming about these @hollychapple blooms & @bttrcrmbakeshop desserts from yesterday’s #holidayholiyaydc party hosted by @laurynprattes & @abbyjiu. It was such a treat to visit with so many DC creatives & enjoy the holiday cheer!
I can't even explain the amount of joy that these two express when they are together. The atmosphere just kinda takes a shift when they are around. Any of their friends would agree. This is a couple that understands that they must put one another first before themselves.
Happy Sunday everybody!
Yesterday’s Wonderland adventures left me feeling overwhelmed with excitement! Seeing people sing and dance, trying festive foods and warming up with a mulled wine by the fire made it a perfect night!
Hope you get to rest and indulge in your favourite festivities before the start of the new week. 💙
Here’s some rose gold shine for this frosty Sunday morning! ❄️
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So, a few of you have been asking about how I create my animated text graphics…
Shall we dive in?
I use a nifty little app called ‘Legend’, which is *ridiculously* easy to use. But before you get stuck in, let’s swipe through a quick run down…
Do you lovely people have any rad apps to share?
Lovely feature on @rockmywedding showcasing @planningredefined in Studio, APEX
With one week to go until the big day, some new colours have been listed on the shop, including Dragon (deep purple), Phoenix (ruby red), Emerald (well... that’s obvs), Barley (mustard yellow) and Pixie (pastel green-grey). Any U.K. orders for yarn placed by midnight Wednesday will arrive by Christmas! 🎁 go on, treat yo’self.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved 💕
Flashback to an earlier shoot for @aegeanloom with @chantelle_lockett
This was a light testing shot (which didn't make the cut, because you can't even see the beautiful @aegeanloom towel) but I loved the mood and expression.
Feeling the call to do some personal shoots, for pleasure and fun. No expectations, just play.
The creative ideas are swirling!
Can you believe it, its ONE WEEK until Christmas, Thats ONE week to get all the shopping done. If you are like me, its all last minute.
We have decided to extend our hours this week, so we will be open till 6PM everyday during the week and open all weekend including Christmas Eve. Plus we still have a some beautiful stock to arrive, yay!
See you all soon. xx
sweater weather, crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice 🍁
Deirdre O'Donnell Contemporary Jewellery, 19 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. 🌟Christmas Opening Times🌟
Sunday 17th: 2pm - 5pm
Monday 18th: 10am - 5.45pm
Tuesday 19th: 10am - 7pm
Weds 20th: 10am - 5.45pm
Thurs 21st: 10am - 7pm
Friday 22nd: 10am - 5.45pm
Saturday 23rd: 10am - 5.45pm
Sun 24th: 10am - 4pm
25th, 26th, 27th, 28th Closed
Friday 29th: 10am - 5.45pm
Saturday 30th: 10am - 5.45pm
New Years Eve - Closed
New Years Day - Closed
How can one write and share succinctly after an amazing day like today? I personally don’t think I can. 🤯 But I will cherish the memories I’ve had and the testimonies of God’s goodness like a newly given gift at Christmas time with a big smile on my face and a grateful heart. 😁❤️ It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of what God is doing. ☺️ Anyways, I was able to capture a photo (yes, with my iPhone 🤷🏽♀️ from today’s happenings😅) of how that looks like. So if curious, refer to this photo. If all the challenges we’ve had this year is the restored culmination of today, I will take it and run with it. 🙊😁😂 P.S. I will share more once I process how amazing God truly is.🤪 #goodnight 🌙 #christmascheer#lovegodandlovepeople
Spending the whole #sundayfunday in this Nightire leisure tee✌🏻 Get it roomy so you can comfortably kick back, relax and enjoy staying in bed with a good book/ brunching/ napping, without feeling claustrophobic.
Buy now so you can don this tee on Christmas Day, perfect for when too much turkey🦃has been consumed. Sizes M - XL left! Drop us a DM or comment here to get your hands on one...
I’ll admit I’m VERY excited by this - I’ve decided to host a few photography workshops for parents this coming year. The first ones are in February in Dorset and I’ll be organising some in London as well.
If you've ever felt daunted by your camera, and really want to learn the foundations of photography, then this one day workshop is for you! .
Through my easy to understand, hands on teaching, I'll demystify your camera and teach you the key photographic techniques, including how to find amazing light, create a compelling composition, and help your children relax and be themselves in front of the lens.
If you have any questions, send me a DM, or head over to the workshop page on my website where you’ll find lots of FAQ’s. The link is in my bio 👆🏻.
Happy Sunday lovelies!
Who loves wrapping presents as much as receiving them? 🎁 The season of gift wrapping is upon us! Here is our wild sweet pea wrap, coming soon.
Are you feeling festive or overwhelmed this holiday season? I have two holiday parties this weekend, and a HUGE to do list, so if you’re busy I completely get it! Let’s just prioritize day by day and remember that done is better than perfect. Enjoy the company of your family and friends, and don’t let all of the tiny details weigh you down. Let’s be festive, merry, and remember there’s so much to be thankful for. 🎄
I first met Amy and Zhaoling in Perth back in 2014. They were there to help with @lynetteweewowwow and @hanfenglim pre-wedding shoot in Perth. It was a memorable trip for us all and we kept in touch. Last year, when Amy informed me that ZL had proposed and that they are now engaged, I was happy for the both of them. They have been dating for quite a while and having spent time with the both of them, I know that they would make a great couple. So naturally, I am glad that they have decided to make a commitment and take their relationship to the next level. 😃
This was taken yesterday of Amy and her bridesmaids, including Lynette. More images to come.
Gown by @dangbridal
New blog on permission and the radical act of deciding who you are. 👆🏼
You’ve spent all this time trying to find the perfect photo to post (exhibit A), or setting up a cute little photoshoot to snap the perfect shot (see also exhibit A)..and now? You’ve come up blank about the caption to go with it! Sound familiar? We’ve heard this all too often from our clients, which is why we went ahead and whipped up this tasty social snack called ‘Caption This’. This training course is perfect for those who want to master the art of caption writing and ease that social media headache. 📸 via @kipandco 🐶
💖If I’m going to summarize 2017 in one quote (you know I love my inspirational quotes😅) it has to be this one: Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others may think💁🏽
One of my favourite quote car charms to date 💗 I think it’s the crystal hearts that make it my fave. These little car mirror charms really don’t help my addiction to buying new charms, but I’ll justify it by making more to buy more 💸💸💸
Sadly the snow has dissolved and it is raining this morning but I am looking forward to a cozy winter day, hanging out with friends, eating good food, and working on my blog - ready for the re-launch tomorrow! What are you up to today? #hyggelig
If you're creating a logo for yourself, my "5 common branding mistakes and how to avoid them" blog is a must read. Creating an effective brand that represents what you do and attracts the right clients can be tricky. Often times new businesses will go the DIY route, which is okay when you're testing your idea or trying to see if your business is even viable. Before you DIY your logo, read what some common mistakes are and how to fix them.⠀
Link is in my bio!⠀