(Matias running around in Lake Ontario this summer)
Ah! it’s been so difficult to keep this beautiful series lately. We’ve been on holidays and the craziness of the new baby coming soon translates into a hectic life. To be honest I could write so many hilarious things Matias comes out with every day, this age is so adorable, they start to understand life around them in a very innocent way mixed with what they hear, read or watch (on the tv) and the combination is very funny.
I certainly can’t be around him with a notebook trying to make notes of what he said all the time, that would be weird, but sometimes I feel like I don’t want to miss anything, I want to remember these days forever, and when Paul comes home from work I like telling him all the things he said during the day so we can laugh together, I love that.
These are just a few of the most memorable things Matias has said lately:
“Mummy is the baby coming out today?” (while laying against my belly)
“Can you hear something in my belly?” (I said)
“Yes! I can hear a microwave”
“Mummy, we are best friends!” (Giving me a big hug)
“Mummy look all the spikes in your leg! (while touching my very unshaved legs).
It’s all prickled!”
“Mummy I want to go to Halloween, the sun comes down, then it’s dark and spooky! We need spiders, skeletons and a party.”
“Mummy that’s a big bottom” (while using his toy binoculars against my back side) LOL.
“Matias, what do you think the baby is going to eat?” (I asked)
“Mummy can I eat the baby’s head?”
My heart melts every time he mentions his little sister in our conversations. It’s still makes me very anxious to think about how his world will turn upside down when she arrives, something I will talk about in another post. I try to enjoy every day and every second of our life as a family of three, specially my one-to-one moments we share together.
Thinking on ways to bring Autumn to our home I made this very easy project and decided to share it. I like to use objects I have and give them a new purpose. I own a few wooden ribbon spools and have been using them to keep pencils in my desk, origami flowers in a shelve, or to display any other kind of treasure I found. I think they look very cute!
For this project you will need:
- A wooden spool
- A pretty paper of your choice
- Autumn treasures (dry leaves or flowers, feathers, little branches, etc)
Cut the paper of your choice (I’m using some cute prints from this month’s Mollie Makes magazine) to fit the size of the spool and glue it around it. Tie a bow around using some pretty ribbon.
Add your beautiful autumn treasures inside the whole and done! Now place it on top of your fireplace, bedside table or in your favourite corner in the house.
Do you collect leaves or other natural treasures to decorate your home? What other ideas you have to bring seasons to your home? I would love to hear!
Last Friday we walked out of our hospital appointment with some big news, we will be welcoming a little sister for Matias early next year. I can’t describe the rush of emotions I’m experiencing at the moment, it was such a beautiful surprise for all of us, I feel blessed and very grateful for this gift.
I was completely convinced I was having another boy, I could feel it. I was already day dreaming how our lives would be having two boys around . Maybe I was unconsciously trying to be practical, at the end, we have saved most of Matias clothes and toys, I didn’t want to think things could be different this time. Another boy? done! Right?
But fortunately life has a different plan, we’ve been blessed with a girl this second time, my heart is bursting with excitement and wondering. Raising a boy has been one of the most enriched, funny, and great experience so far, and I can’t wait to experience motherhood from an opposite perspective.
I’m not sure how much different it will be, what I can say right now is that I can’t stop thinking about all the things I want to make with her and for her, the creative bug is in full mode and it feels refreshing and great.
Sorry if I overload this space with this subject, but this blog is a reflection of my life, hence my family always will be an important part of my creative journey and inspiration.
Have a great week everyone
(Happy fall Print via Etsy)
This week was the first time in months that I needed a (light) coat to go out. That means only one thing, autumn has arrived for good. I find every season change refreshing, from the things we eat, the way we dress and the natural change of the surroundings . Not that I love facing the cold weather ahead, but the change always inspire me to do something different and to see things in a different way.
I’ve been looking around for some inspiration for this time of the year, from home decor, colour palettes, to DIY projects to make with Matias when the weather is wet and miserable. Below are some beautiful examples I’ve found:
1// The Shape Shifter (mobile) 2// DIY leaf animals 3// Organic wool blanket 4// Mint, blush and gold vases 5// Passing shower print
How do you prepare for the chilly days? Do you make big changes at home with the new season? Any great ideas to make with the kids?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
(Matias with his cousins)
We are back from our break in Canada. Despite the jet lag we came back with our hearts filled with lots of love from our family on that side of the world. Not having our families around makes us appreciate these moments deeply. I do feel specially sad sometimes realising Matias won’t experience the everyday bonding with our parents, family and cousins. Bringing another sibling now makes a lot of sense for the same reasons, and I can’t wait to witness how this new world will reveal in front of us soon.
Precious time, never taken for granted…