Oslo, helping me see the silver linings in life since 2015.
🍁“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery🍁 I know, I know every person and their mother posts this quote, but I just love it and October so much.
The fact that this is his face 98% of the time makes me so happy. He's literally a human emoji happy face 😄😄😄 #ourlittlelouie
I certainly have my hands full with these two wild ones, but my heart is even fuller with all the love they give me.
Oslo and Louie this exact time last year, looking much sweeter and quieter than what I'm experiencing this morning. Wondering why I said yes to James golfing this morning, I guess I had a moment of weakness and confidence that solo parenting on a Saturday would be fun. After a 4am wake-up call from Louie, I'm now thinking not! On the brightside it's a gorgeous day and we're heading to the boulangerie for croissants. Bon weekend my friends!🥐🙌🏻😜
Horray for today!🎉 It's Friday, we finally got the keys to our new home, and James and I snuck in a lunch date. It was definitely a day for the books! At lunch we talked about how much we are going miss living on these streets. Our new home isn't far from here, but unfortunately this won't be our neighbourhood anymore. These are the streets that made me feel at home in France, the ones I made the most memories. Where Oslo took his first steps, the streets that led me back to my house to give birth to Louie, the place where I really found myself. It's a bittersweet feeling, however I am a lover of change and new beginnings so I know this move will be an amazing one for our family. I can't wait to show you all the reno journey and all my design ideas, so stay tuned. And massive thank you for all of your gorgeous messages and support, love you guys to bits!❤️ #HeresToNewBeginnings #AnyoneWantToHelpMePack
I had the pleasure of answering questions from my lovely and super talented friend Emily of @thesimplestories for her beautiful series, What Simplicity Means to Me. I shared how I try and live a simpler life, why France has really taught me to slow down, and a few take aways on how to make life a little less complicated. I would love for you to have a read, link is in @thesimplestories bio. The photos featured in the article were taken by my sister Alex @wildeyed from our Day in the Life photoshoot we did a few months ago. These photos mean so much to my family, because they are photos I would never normally capture myself. They are the real and raw moments of motherhood, the ones I will cherish in later years. #lifeisbeautifuljustthewayitis
Leaves falling all around🍂 (okay I threw these ones up for a laugh, which I got out of one,🍁win in my books)! After a crisp morning in the park, we rushed home to beat the rain. It was a true cosy day inside as it poured the entire day💦. Somehow I have cabin fever after just a day, and am utterly wrecked after the non-stopness of these two. But we had simple fun, the TV did not parent, and Oslo came up behind me, hugged my back and said me love you! Sometimes those exhausting solo days really are the ones filled with the most childhood magic✨Now excuse me while I pour a mighty large glass of wine🍷💕
Today was one of those very rare days where I felt really good, on every level. I felt chic, confident, and completely content. I don't say that to gloat, I say that because I have been feeling like a frumpy old sack of potatoes for the past couple of months, and it was a nice new feeling to have. Weight is something I never focus on, I prefer to pay attention to how my clothes fit, which has not been great lately. Recently I lost 5lbs just by changing my eating habits and it's given me a real boost. My clothes fit so much better, I'm feeling far less potato like and am beginning to love my post-partum body. This is a topic Mothers rarely talk about (a little taboo if you will), but I think it's so important. I struggled a lot with this new body, flat breasts, bigger hips, and my skin not as tight. It's a work in progress for me still, yet today I felt beautiful and was happy to have James around to capture that. #ThankGoodnessForMyInstaHusband