It’s almost time for these....almost! I’ve spent the last four years planting as many Snowdrops as I can in the wilder areas of the garden (I get mine from the brilliant Clare Bulb Company). They are absolutely what we all need at this dark and cold time of year. Such fearless little flowers! And very easy to grow, if you buy them ‘in the green’. I wrote a blog post on them last year which still stands (link in Bio or swipe up from my Stories). @poshpedlar this one is for you! #awinterstale#littlestoriesofmylife#winterlights#thehatchwilts#countryhouse#snowdrop
Hi folks - you still there?
Hard to get back in to the posting swing after a horrible flu virus so I’ll kick it off with a shot from my favourite London hotel @artistresidence in Pimlico - hope you are all keeping well - I am happy to be back feeling a little normal this week and looking forward to getting stuck in to 2019 projects - finalising my colouring book and next books on NYC and Dublin 💪🏻💃😘😘
I showed up to the party with my messy hair hidden under a hat, so I washed it up real quick, then joined the party.
People ask me why I cut my hair and I tell em: I just want to make my life more easy. It really is just that simple. (Case and point 👉 whining baby)
This isn't my first #bigchop, so my rebellious, #fuckbeautystandards moment has passed. Now, I'm just on the lookout for creative ways to live life more simple and efficient. 👀 How else can I make room for the things that really matter?
Anyone with children will understand how sad it is when your baby no longer wears baby grows. I just love a baby in an all in one.
New Baby card up on my website. I am very excited for the pending arrival of a little baby in the family... I can’t wait to be an Auntie and for H to have a cousin 🧡
Loves to help mama carry the basket, but also wants mama to carry everything in said basket so it’s not too heavy 😂 In what ways does your little one like to help you?
Our beautiful matching sweaters: @homegrownknotco
13116 hours ago
Alfie is having none of these family photos 🙅🏻♂️ Ohhh the tantrums 😭 I'm letting him off at the moment as he's not well but shit they are bad! He will cuddle me for hours at the moment though, so I'll take that! Please just confirm for my sanity that every toddler his age is a screaming, crying, throwing himself and everything on the floor kinda kid? 🤞🏻🙏🏻
Premesso che io non mi alzo mai la mattina con la voglia di discutere neanche quando sono in pre-ciclo, talvolta mi irrito per la mancata capacità di riconoscere i limiti della provocazione. Oggi in particolare ho sentito due frasi del c.... Frase 1: “le donne sopra i 35 sarebbero tutte da buttare via”, frase 2: “le donne milanesi invecchiano male perché mangiano poco e roba piena di conservanti, guardati...” A questa affermazione ho risposto che generalizzare non è mai un’opzione intelligente, che personalmente non mangio solo conservanti e soprattutto mangio e che non mi risulta di portare così male i miei 46 anni. La replica del simpatico personaggio e’ stata: “solo se ti trucchi”.
Ora... a me personalmente di quello che pensa lui me ne frega molto poco e normalmente avrei ignorato ma non sopporto l’egocentrismo, la supponenza e la generalizzazione nemmeno se, chi sta facendo certe affermazioni, e’ un modello con le chiappe di marmo e il viso da arcangelo e tanto meno se si vanta del suo palese egocentrismo che per quanto a volte risulti persino divertente, talvolta sconfina nella maleducazione gratuita. La gogliardica parentesi si è conclusa con la mia considerazione che purtroppo non è possibile dialogo con chi si bea di tanta superiorità da poter fare certe affermazioni e che chi si vanta del proprio egocentrismo va solo lasciato parlare dandogli la ragione di cui ha bisogno, con un bel sorriso di commiserazione per il limite oggettivo di vedute. In momenti più sereni della mia vita avrei bellamente ignorato ma oggi come evidente da questo post mi sono girati gli attributi maschili che non possiedo. Domani mattina mi sarò dimenticata di questo triste episodio ma nel frattempo e come memorandum per me stessa e per chi mi segue vi lascio una citazione di non so chi, che però è molto realistica: “Ogni persona che incontri sta combattendo una battaglia di cui non sai nulla. Sii gentile, sempre”.
18416 hours ago
If you watched our live video talking about goals, then you know I’m working out every morning and eating healthier! #ad After each workout I take time to have a healthy breakfast to start my day off on the right foot (I’ve always struggled when it comes to eating a good breakfast so this goal was needed). One of these breakfast options I found is the new YQ by Yoplait that can be found exclusively at Kroger stores. It is packed with 15g of protein and is available in 9 flavors. I have been eating the Raspberry flavor, but the coconut is going to be my next purchase! I love coconut flavoring. Do you have a 2019 goal that has to do with eating healthy or working out? I’d love to hear them!
Afternoon pick me up: ground turmeric, ginger, and a pinch of cinnamon and sea salt that I’ll step in coconut milk. Even though the week long sugar free challenge has ended, I’m staying sugar free for as long as it suits me, so I’m getting creative with herbs for tasty treats! #herbalist#wholebodyselfcare
78216 hours ago
Her first pair of tying shoes - pink with rose gold stars of course 🌸💫 #ariarose
Day 15 - Today I am grateful for so many wonderful things. It started with a fantastic sunrise that I spotted whilst getting the boys ready for school this morning. The sky was a stunning pink colour just before the sun rose. Then I had a peaceful walk listening to my new audiobook. After my mum had arrived we went to @ikeauk but sadly the item I went for was out of stock. Never mind hopefully have it next time. Then I got to pick the munchkins up from school and we all ate together tonight. Fabulous day and so much gratitude 💗💕
6216 hours ago
A whole new world...
Ahh I love it when a picture aligns perfectly with my head space. Been reflecting quite a bit on the positive impact of Instagram on my life, and I don't think I've ever felt as capable as I have started to feel recently, thanks to, well, all of you! The support I've received on here has been so heartwarming, and reassuring and I'm so very greatful to you all! A whole new world indeed 😊
Of course, I know that there are harder sides to Instagram, and anxiety seems to be up there at some point for so many people, including me, but, for me at least, the community is what keeps me going and keeps my headspace a much more positive place. So, thank you all!
Gosh... didn't realise I was going to get so mushy when I picked up my phone to post this!
Swipe for the before shot! ➡️ Will put the components on stories tomorrow 😊
Shot on Nikon D90
Edited in Lightroom, Photoshop & BokehCamFX.
512016 hours ago
Chilly and rainy day calls for warm and cozy tea. 💕
Can I tell you something? I wasn't ready to jump back into work after the holidays. My mind was in a different space and I wasn't ready to let go of that space.💆🏻♀️
That's why today, I'm just now wishing you a Happy New Year! I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season. ✨
We took a few weeks off and soaked up a ton of family time. I had a family reunion that left my heart filled with joy and immensely grateful and proud of my family and my heritage.
Like I said, I wasn't ready to come back. We came back home and I felt disconnected. I needed time to process the last couple of weeks and to naturally fall back into alignment and be mentally ready to dive into full work mode.
Today, I'm here, ready to take on what this year will bring. Good, bad, challenges, mistakes, failures, joy, opportunities and everything in between. 💃🏻
This past year was a year of GROWTH. And that was my word I chose back in January of 2018. I learned a ton, met incredible people, I found my path and established systems.
This year, I want to refine what I've learned. Not only in business but in daily life. I'm currently obsessed with simplifying everything. From my business systems, to my wardrobe, our belongings, my daily routine, design, and more.
So I chose the word REFINE. I felt this was a good word for this new year. I want to:
- Get rid of the unnecessary
- Improve my processes
- Elevate my client experience
- Streamline & simplify systems
- Refine my offerings
I'm excited to see what this will look like. There's a lot of work ahead but there's no growth in the comfort zone, right?
What's ONE thing you're wanting out of 2019? Let's shout it out into the universe and make it happen! 🙌🏽
22416 hours ago
How is it only Tuesday?! I’m exhausted already (and it’s only day 2 of my run of 7 shifts 🙃)! I always pay for my early shifts by feeling so tired the day after! So tonight calls for an early night, I think! Side note: how cute are these socks?! 🐼
Take me me back to the rose garden in the summer, when things felt free and easy 💕🌸☀️
I have to be honest, I am struggling at the moment 🙊 I feels weird to say that out loud as I am *that* person who always says they are fine and plants a smile on my face
It’s lots of little things that have been piling up, the cold, that sounds silly but the shop is unheated, it has no heating and I have a tiny heater under the till to keep me warm (I really feel the cold and have several layers on!) So after 5 hours I am normally freezing and lost all motivation 🥶🙈
Lack of people, today 3 people came into the shop before 1pm 😭 I am so so thankful for all of your online orders as they really keep me going!!
Realising that my dream is ending, I am excited about the future but it still feels so so sad that I’m calling time on my dream. That thing that I have wanted to do for so long and knowing that it’s just not working
Trying to keep on top of everything, kids homework, after school clubs, endless to do lists, Shelling out all my money to the school 🏫
And now job hunting! I have decided to go back to science which is exciting yet comes with all the normal job hunting disappointment
Take me back to the rose garden at Mottisfont in the summer 🌸🌸☀️
So sorry for the moan and I realise that I am in a very lucky position that some people would love to be in 😘
‘I never knew love had a sound, until I heard you laugh’ 🖤
1081716 hours ago
Some days it's not about Health or building Muscle - it's just Therapy...
My Body is Beautiful and Strong - I'm Working on loving myself - as I am - every day -- and This - THIS is the place where I lose myself and find myself - all at once. ✌🏻
T20 Day 2 in the books 📖 -
XO - Christina
24316 hours ago
had the most perfect weekend with my number ones for my 26th (arghhhhh I'm closer to 30 than 20 😫) - thanks to my favourite gals for a perfect night in London and my lovely mumma for a champagne afternoon tea with the family 🌟 #birthdayweekend #26 #londoncity
Lunchtime wanders. Avoiding charity/antiques shops/all shops like the plague - I love a rake through them but recently I’ve been on a nesting-influenced (I'm guessing?!) mission to get rid of as much stuff as possible from our home. I think it's partly for the mental calm it induces in me as much as anything. Alliwannado is clear stuff out and tidy... which tbh is not like me (I hear you laughing, rl friends) 🙃
62116 hours ago
slowly but surely, our learning nook is coming along! 🐛|| #casadefabbri