I photographed Caroline and her lovely wife’s wedding two years ago, and last month we (@palindromecreativeco) had the chance to collaborate with Caroline and her sister on a product shoot. Two sister teams working together, now that’s some girl power. (Brought out the Mamiya during our shoot for this one 👆🏻).
A belated thanks to @bsidecollectiverva for including us in volume two of your magazine with a piece written by our very own @sfoneill75 sharing a bit about how we collaborate with food and hospitality businesses! 📷: @sarahderphotography
‥ live creatively every day ‥
I wear this little hexagon as much as I can, especially when I’m at ‘work work’, to remind myself there is more than corporate ladders, halogen lights and bad vending machine coffee. There is creativity and putting your hands to work and learning something new every day. So I carry that close to my heart, where it belongs.
There were many versions of today. One involving Himalayan poppies, the other involving clay and a mud bath (more of which on stories..) The mud splattered smile belongs to @mello_view , at the beginning, mid way point and the conclusion of cob oven creation - a wood-fired centrepiece for next weeks pizza making workshops. Hands on fun (less the mud). Tickets £10 - link in bio.
It’s been a day of f i r s t s around here .... the very first little bunch of greenhouse sweet peas have been picked; the roses are starting to bloom and most exciting of all @flowersfromthefarm won a gold medal for their first ever exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and not a jot of floral foam was used. What an amazing achievement for all involved in putting it together and what an accolade for British Flowers. .
As a member of this organisation I am incredibly proud even if I didn’t manage to send in any flowers or get involved this year, over 100 members did and all the blooms look absolutely gorgeous on such an imaginative exhibit. I now really wish I was going to the show this year so I could see it in real life. .
Massive congrats to everyone who got involved and if you’re looking for a flower grower near you go take a look at @flowersfromthefarm website.
I’m a girls’ girl. I always have been. Ever since I was little, my favorite thing to do was to have sleepovers, watch chick flicks, & braid each other’s hair. Deeper than that, though, I’ve always known that being a friend & having a tribe of authentic and loyal friendships is my greatest asset. It’s funny because most of the people I love most in this world, you may never see on my Instagram feed. Most of the times when I’m with my friends, we are in our sweats, eating chocolate, & laughing non-stop at the silliest things. I also have beautiful friendships that are nurtured through phone dates, FaceTime, & any other way we can communicate from thousands of miles away. I love them all the same and my life is better because them. .
I want to talk about simply being a friend to everyone because it makes it so simple! I’ve seen beautiful things on this platform but I’ve also seen things that are catty, drama-filled, and jealousy driven. With all of the not-so-great things Instagram brings to light, let’s all just be a friend. Let’s be friends to those who like you and don’t like you and those who are insecure and those who are confident and those who are winning and those who are struggling. Let’s just be a friend. 👯♀️ #livewellwithfriends#livewellwithlo
This is a friendly PSA to remind you that life is real. Sometimes it’s really awesome, and sometimes it really sucks. Social media makes it easy to highlight the amazing parts and leave the sad stuff out. Swipe left to see the bummer side of this pretty little tumbler 🙁
Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see.
I hope you always find beauty in the chaos, little man. In the world, in life, and continue to see so in yourself. 💫
Follow along with this weeks hashtag mamas @ #ourdayreflected to see how other creative ladies captured reflections in their daily lives this week!
Did you take a baby moon vacation before your little one arrived? (to say I'm tired would be an understatement 😂)
Today officially marks the end of our vacation! Kid free for almost 3 days, toured San Francisco and just relaxed. We are on the home stretch with #babynumber3 and have exactly 70 days to our due date! #finalcountdown 🎶
💗 Cheeky 💗
This little lady is such a cheeky monkey 😍
I’ve been asking myself a little question lately. Where I am going with this?
I have so much fun writing and creating content but really what is it all for? I’ve been evaluating and therefore things may be about to change, just a little.
Over time I have written less and less about the children and more about a family lifestyle as a whole. But I’ve also been writing less about food and that upsets me.
Baking is a passion of mine as many know, but so is food in general. And to be honest I’m a pretty damn good cook when I put my mind to it. Food writing was one of the main motivations for me to start writing in the first place and I’ve lost that somewhere along the way.
Not only that but recently I’ve taken huge steps towards living more environmentally friendly and I’m finding it’s becoming fascinating how it’s changing my whole outlook.
So here goes.... from here on I will cover those subject on here, and the blog, much more. They will become my main focus. There will be recipes and other helpful snippets of information on waste reduction and eco friendly household products.
Mostly these changes will be seen over on the blog.
Flowers will still feature heavily because they are a beautiful obsession I can’t ignore. The kids will still feature often as they are really enjoying the creative process I show them and I want them to learn how to tell stories with images as well as words. Plus they are who I cook for so they should be here. My photoshops will still be here because I enjoy the injection of magic they offer. Because what is life without a little magic.
Honestly, there may not be too much difference to the images I share (although be prepared for a little more food) but the message behind those images will hopefully be stronger and with a greater purpose.
I hope you will all continue to follow and support me as I appreciate you all sticking around so far. Also, I hope you find some of what I can offer useful and interesting.
And of course if you made it this far you are bloody amazing and I love you for it 💗
Happy Tuesday, Loves!
I am opening up 5 spaces for the Ambitious Woman that is ready to truly find her self- worth!
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There's never a time where I don't have an animal in at least 80% of the shots I take. Cano's tail made the cut today.
I put together a weekly sched in hopes to get my shit together.
M | bookkeeping, T | Crompton update, W | Source Merch, TH | Take photos/edit, F | List Merch and/or Ship, S | Source Merch, Sun | Vintage apparel sale.
But then things happen, like when you get a call from greyhound letting you know they can't get your big ass package on their bus 🤦♀️
Do you follow a weekly schedule? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear!
Ciò che mi sembrava amaro, mi fu cambiato in dolcezza d’anima e di corpo.
(San Francesco d’Assisi)
Con un finale così, una spettacolare wedding cake accompagnata da una lunga pergamena con le parole degli sposi, la vita non potrà che essere dolce ❤️
Bride dress: @marianna_michelon
Groom suit: @abbigliamento_baratto
Flower designer: @taniamuser
Makeup & hair: @claudiajclo_makeup
Wedding cake: @cremerieaffi
Bride shoes: @annielscarpinedaballetto
Wedding rings: @mioetuo.eu
Location: @weddinginarco Castello di Arco
What is your favourite item you’ve ever thrifted? I think these trousers from Tokyo may be up there for me. I shared my tips for thrifting on the blog, but if you’re read it let me know any you use that I may have missed out!
It’s all a question of perspective. Sometimes you feel on top of the world, huge, ready to take on everything! Other times you feel quite small, tiny, insecure. But I guess that, as long as you meet in the middle, everything will be ok. Of course this room will always be tilted though, no matter how you look at it. I blame it on @escherlisboa !
Da lunedì ho aderito al progetto di @essereanimali e mangerò vegano tutta la settimana. Devo ammettere che non è molto diverso da come mangio di solito, ma è comunque un’occasione per prestare attenzione al cibo e scoprire nuove ricette e sapori.
Voi ci avete mai provato?
Questa sera una cena davvero buonissima: burger di lenticchie, salsa allo yogurt e patate al forno ♥️
HAVE YOU MET - @jennidouglasdesigns - Jenni Douglas?! We hope you'll follow and support her today! She is not only an artist/designer - she also has a very lovely shop. Do pop in to her gorgeous Edinburgh shop, say we sent you, and buy JUST A CARD - or any one of the wonderful items there. Also take a pic of our shop window sticker - we're aiming to feature lots of shops who display our stickers. Let's help Jenni have a wonderful HAVE YOU MET evening and make loads of new friends!
REMEMBER support the campaign and it could be YOU we feature next week!! Every Tuesday @sarahhamiltonprints who set up The Just a Card campaign picks a designer, maker/shop/event & invites you to follow them, in this slot HAVE YOU MET?! The aim is to build our community & spread word that supporting creative people is valuable & vital. We want to share lots of peoples work - but this campaign is a two way street - support the campaign & you show support for all creative people. Please share/retweet JUST a CARD message loads. Don't forget to display our posters and remember to take part today - as this grows so will our amazing network of creative people. We hope you enjoyed being featured today Jenni. Have a wonderful creative evening friends. Please join in every Tuesday everyone - let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!! 😊