Monday

5/52

A day late... 
5/52 A weekly portrait

Olive Mae, 6 weeks old:: Moments during the day when it is just the two of us are secretly my favourite. Especially when she falls asleep on me like this. On her tummy, with her dreamy grins and frowns and sighs. Ah the little things.

Thursday

Oh Valentine

It's that time of year again when all the shop fronts are filled with foiled heart balloons, red roses and the words LOVE printed on almost everything. Well, I'm a sucker for these things. Except I'm happy with a small sentimental gift, non-rose bouquets and a sweetly written card... and maybe a bar of my favourite chocolate. 
Our friends over at CHEERZ have created some V-Day treats for us to choose from and this is the kind of gift I like to give; a box of photographs from our special dates and moments over the years.
The snaps are presented in a cute box so no need for wrapping, or perhaps for all you folks out there who prefer to get a little creative- you could buy a box and sketchbook and get scrapbooking. What a lovely way to tell your loved one how much you care by giving them a thoughtful book of lovely snaps and little mementos like a cinema ticket from your first date or a petal from the first bouquet given or a sprinkling of confetti from your wedding. This would make a wonderful keepsake- perhaps you could then go on to add to it together.
Other lovely ideas would be creating special gifts for your OTHER loved ones- your children/ family, your best friends. I chose some snaps for Olive's book I am making for her (a book filled with special memories, letters from when I was pregnant with her, scan pictures etc). Sebastian and I will give her this special book on her 18th or 21st birthday and hope that she will cherish it forever.
Also, instead of sending V Day cards you could send pretty Instagram snaps to your girlfriends for GALentines Day (I think that's what the cool kids are calling it?!) because what girl doesn't want to receive a lovely note from their best in the post? Maybe you could buy her some cheerful blooms to go with it?!
So, what are you waiting for? Go through your Instagram feeds and get creative for ALL your loved ones... or maybe even yourself- Scrapbooking never gets old!

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Happy Valentines Day lovely Tea drinkers.

Sunday

4/52

4/52 A weekly Portrait in 2016
Olive Mae, 5 weeks:: When I'm feeding and she looks up at me with those big blue sparkling eyes. And she's really looking at me- my heart melts and my eyes tear up with sheer happiness.
I love how her eyes follow me around the room and when she hears Daddy's voice when he gets home from work. These precious moments.