Friday, 12 June 2015

Life is good weird...

Just when I thought I was better I got ill again.

Don't worry though I'm better now.

Although I've said that before...


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It's a weird time for me. Life is good so it's good weird. When I started this blog I had a very active toddler and a baby. Getting dressed, brushing hair and managing to poop uninterrupted was a good day. (Sorry I just made you think of poop but if you have kids you know exactly what I mean). This blog allowed me to be creative and most importantly helped me to find all the lovely things around me that can otherwise go unnoticed. Especially when you have little to no sleep and two little ones constantly needing things from you.

I mean two little ones who's actual survival depends upon you. Ahhh! I cycled between anxiety and exhaustion a lot.

This blog brought me back to the present moment and said 'yes but look how beautiful that is?'

Now they are both at school full time. At first I was distracted by the wedding I shot and the house I did up. But now life is quieter. And I feel the shift in my life. Not having some obvious goal feels weird. I feel a little aimless. I see friends for coffee here and there but mostly I'm locked in a constant, and if I'm honest, losing battle with housework.

I see you laundry and yes I hear you laughing...



I'm still loving my role as stay at home mum and I don't want to give it up. The amount of times I get asked 'what do you do all day?' has increased dramatically. And despite the questions I get from people, it works for us. Isn't that what we should all do? Find what works for us as families and as people. We are all so different so there isn't a one size fits all situation here.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A space for art...

After smugly getting through the whole of winter without a single cold or flu last week me and the boys were ill. It wasn't bad though, just regular colds. It just meant that the house collapsed under the weight of the mess that piled up. And my tolerance for general child noise level and my ability to deal with demands from aforementioned noisy boys went waaay down...

But we're back in business as a family this week. I'm all over the housework (mostly), my to do list is enviable with the amount of big fat ticks on it and my fun mum level is rising again. Do you guys find that? When things spiral out of control, the next week or so you go super organised or motivated to readdress the balance? The bigger the extreme the bigger the attempt to fix it afterwards. I can guarantee that next week the laundry will laugh at me, the to do list will be lost, and i'll wonder what day it is...again.

It is a regular occurrence for me and I'm starting to accept that I am not and never will be a consistent sort of person. I'm more of a swinging from one extreme to another like Tarzan. So I may as well do my Tarzan call while i'm at it yo!

One thing I was still able to do with a snotty nose and a sore head was artwork. And some of you who follow me on Instagram will know I decorated my office last week. (I forgot to take a proper before picture)

Which meant that I spent all of bank holiday weekend looking like this...
Luckily I didn't need to leave the house much.


I'm so excited to have revamped my office. It was still decorated as a nursery from when Lucas was a baby and the desk was too large and awkward for such a small room. I have a new desk which now makes it a lovely place to sit down and create.

Which I did...


I really like making cards for people...


I made this card for my dad's birthday because he's really into steam punk...

He loved it and it was strangely satisfying to draw...

Speaking of birthdays, it's my birthday tomorrow!

I'm 36, which is weird because in my head I'm still about 23...

And sometimes when I'm in a silly mood I'm probably closer to 8.

x

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Planting seeds...

Still loving the blossom in our garden you guys!

And I also love this moment every year...

Planting our vegetable patch with the boys!!!