(Matias at our local park)
What a long couple of weeks we had around here. Cold weather never fails to bring nasty colds and viruses, leaving us all drained and tired. We finally visited our local park this week after being locked inside for days, we were desperate to get some fresh air, it did good!
I’m glad he is feeling much better as we have baby shower and his birthday in the next couple of weeks. He will be THREE soon and we are still in disbelief how fast time flew. I’m mesmerised about the way he sees and understands the world, the innocence, honesty and excitement about things that I would probably take for granted. Seeing him grow and become this little funny, sweet, smart and at times crazy boy makes me feel very proud of being his mummy.
It’s very tricky when you have the little one’s birthday AND christmas on the same month. That involves lots of preparation and probably receiving too many presents, so we are being very conscious about what to buy this year. Now that he is a bit older it’s easier to really know what he likes and needs, so I made a mood board with some ideas I think Matias would like. The unmissable scooter I’ve been dreading to buy but will get handy with the baby arrives next year, books with great ideas to make, cute toys and some items a clothes that he needs.
One of my favourite things about approaching Christmas is the opportunity to visit all the variety of Craft Fairs around town. From small local ones to more stablished ones, I feel very fortunate to live in this amazing city where there’s so much talent and creativity. It’s always an inspiration to go to these places and soak the handmade vibe, grab some christmas presents for my love ones and feel refreshed and inspired.
Inspired by a few beautiful post I’ve read from some fellow female bloggers in the last few weeks, sharing a more personal side and what makes them special and real, sharing stories of struggles and overcoming them, made me think about my life and how easy it’s to ‘filter’ the negative, specially in times of social media where mums seem to have it figured it out and pretty much every seems rather perfect.
(Image via maryannemoodie.com)
Lately I’ve notice a beautiful trend on my Pinterest and Instagram feed about Wool Weaving. A craftwork that must be dated hundreds of years back and remind me a lot about my South American and Portuguese heritage. However this new trend has been taken to another level by very talented artists in the recent months (like Maryanne Moodie), giving them a real twist, displaying them as wall decor and using gorgeous colour palettes and new textures.