Pizza! 🍕 A simple joy we have encountered with @kylevanarendonk's fellowship training at Vanderbilt is his on-call food stipend! And when you have four children, that money 💰 serves to feed more than just an over-worked and under-paid surgical fellow. 😆 This simple joy also offers this mom a simple solution to a Sunday night dinner. (They haven't even noticed that their dad left to see a patient in the emergency department. 🚑) #thisisournormal#winning#dinnerwithdad#dinnerisondad#simplejoys#simplykatie
Sometimes I have to stop on the way from grabbing burgers just to snap a pic because it's the daily, insignificant moments of pure happiness that are my favorite. (The burgers and milkshake didn't hurt either). // 🍔 #happysunday#boymom
Breakfast in bed? For me, not so much. Inevitably, I end up getting crumbs in my sheets and stains on my comforter. But, that doesn't mean I can't find other ways to pamper myself on a not-so-lazy Sunday.
Let's be honest, Sundays are not as laid back and easy going as they should be. So, find some time today to do something special for yourself and charge those batteries before another crazy week!
Here is the baby onesie that I dyed with black walnuts. I tried to achieve a soft dip-dye effect but I was not very pleased with the results. I hoped it would be a stronger, deeper tone. I should have photographed it on white paper too, this would show the color better! I have lots to learn.... 😀
Ooh lens flare! Me after I snapped this. 😁 It was such a beautiful Sunday. Hope everyone else enjoyed their weekend. I spent mine prepping food for meals this week and had a fun family session this evening.
#robstory 297/365: another great simple sunday getting up & down that hill. #adventures ... I try to find the #simplejoys in life’s freest moments. 9.7km walked, lots of sweat & calories burned over about 800m climbed... and progressively feeling #stronger & #healthier and more in tune with my thoughts each time ... on another warm sunny 🌞🌞🌼🌼 #primavera day en #santiago 🇨🇱 ❤️🌎✌🏼👣👣👣 my @lifeinawalk #happysunday before another big & full week ahead 🙏👍🏻🌎🌎
Here are swatches from the black walnut dye. I used cotton, wool and a wool blend. I was pleased with the warm brown tones on the wool fabric but on cotton the color was a little dull. I think I will give the black walnuts a longer soak in future projects! I read somewhere that you can soak them for weeks and then achieve really dark brown tones...
When I added water to the black walnuts, the water instantly turned a deep brown/almost black. I simmered it for 1 hour and then left them to soak overnight. I used muslin fabric to separate the walnuts from the dye. I then added a baby top for dying and simmered again!
So excited to see what develops....
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Happy start to the week as we announce that our shop doors now open on Mondays until the end of the year!
On Friday evening we transformed the shop with an abundance of fresh trailing leaves and florals for the Spring PopUp opening night. This stunning instalment on a suspended brass rod was created by our clever sister @floral_collective_
Somehow there is a pleasing contrast between the fleeting nature of temporary beauty and the enduring products made here in the workshop each day.
And we welcome you to come browse our leather goods and the fine Artisan wares we've curated in store for the coming weeks.
18 & 19 WEEKS: You’ve been sleeping a solid 12 hours each night for 3 weeks straight now!! 👏🏾🙌🏾👏🏾Your naps are a work in progress and steadily getting better. You’ve started to notice your fur brother Nieko but aren’t impressed when startle he barks out of nowhere. Speaking of st while in your presence as it startles you and makes you cry 😢. Speaking of which, you’re still dealing with that darn startle reflex which I hope goes away before you learn to turn from back to front. You love to laugh and go full giggle-fest when your dad sings to you or when we do squats while holding you.
As for me, I have spent the last couple of weeks searching sleep sites for how we’re gonna deal with the upcoming daylight savings and real talk- - - it’s driving your dad crazy😝... so I’m sort of just gonna chill out about it and TRY to go with the flow.... maybe. #sebastianduke#dukeofeshun
Celebrating 8 years this week my hubs went out of his way to make sure that he gave me something unique & something he knew I would appreciate for our anniversary this year... ART. A true testiment to how we keep our relationship; fresh, bright and fun. I love it so much and not just because it’s my face lol. Thank you @rohaun_paints for helping to bring his vision to life!
Found this again after not seeing it for a while... words I live by most days... especially now, as I prepare for my tenth holiday concert in Dunbarton ... so lucky to have the support of dear friends, neighbors and others, for yet another gathering! #friends#musicproduction#simplejoys#smalltowns#holidayfun
Workout complete and loving @sunraysia_aus Love how it keeps me on track. Losing focus some days with exercise and eating healthy . But I find if you start the week off right, then the rest of the week you will continue it and finishing off with Sunraysia prune juice. Every little bit helps 👌 #sunraysia#wellness#digestivewellness#australian#ad
For all of their marriage my grandparents have never had rings, exchanged gifts, or even taken a romantic vacation by themselves. A week before their 60th anniversary celebration, my grandfather asked my aunt for 60 roses that he could give his wife, one for each year they've been together. When asked on stage why he didn't get a diamond - as the 60th anniversary is often dubbed the Diamond Anniversary - my grandfather replied that he has given her something even more lasting: his diamond-like heart. #love#julieontheroad