the last few days in japan have been a little surreal. most of them have been spent inside, snuggling my brand new niece and hanging out with my sweet nephew. most of it has been wonderful, some of it has been stressful.
it isn’t easy being so many miles away from my fiancé and it isn’t easy learning to navigate a brand new place without much direction about how to get to new places.
tuesday morning, i was stressed and rushing. i was trying to get my nephew to school on time, having very little idea of where i was going. my mind was racing over hard situations and the combination of it all had me on the verge of tears.
then i stopped, looked up, and saw sunlight sparkling on blue water. beautiful views and the calming sound of the sea. it was a reminder i didn’t realize i needed to slow down, again. to be present. to notice the beauty surrounding me. to bring my focus upward and outward, instead of keeping it on the ground or what’s going on inside my own head. thankfully, Jesus is really good at sending those reminders just when i need them most.
it seems so simple, but it can be so hard. maybe you need this reminder today, too. lift your eyes up. focus on the beauty around you and let it take your breath away. you won’t regret it, friend. promise. #sarahannetakesjapan
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I ended up having a bit of a digital detox when we were away as was feeling burnt out, but now we’re back (& super jet lagged, I’m writing this at 4am 🙈) I’m excited to share some of my Californian content☀️
Can you believe it’s just a couple of weeks until December?! ❄️ With that in mind, have you got your advent calendar sorted yet? Our animal scenes make adorable advents plus they double as Christmas decoration too ✨ Each day you open another piece to add to either your woodland or arctic scene 😍 I mean who doesn’t love animals wearing hats and bow ties?! 🐻
Mom guilt. It’s so easy to have, so easy to let the thoughts creep in when your little one have gone to bed and you wonder if you really did enough that day? Did they get enough educational play or did you focus too much on cleaning the kitchen while they played alone? Did they spend enough time outside? Were enough books read and was their dinner as nutritious as it could have been? I used to always feel bad if I felt I hadn’t been the “perfect” mom and I still do at times but I’ve made a huge effort to pat myself on the back instead of tearing myself down because the only one telling me I’m not a good enough stay at home mom is myself. Every day won’t be perfect but every day me, and every single mom I know, does their best and give our little ones all the love in the world. And that is enough. So what if the kids had cereal for dinner or watched one to many episodes of Bluey today? Tomorrow they might eat their homemade bolognese packed full of veggies and only read books. Let’s all just tell ourselves we are enough, because we truly are the imperfectly perfect mothers for our little ones. And missing the post dinner bath because they were so tired it was straight to bed is not going to kill anyone! Even if there’s some yoghurt left in that toddler hair 🙈
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With rows and rows of golden Buddha you'd be forgiven for being a bit overwhelmed.
This breathtaking view is at Phuttha Utthayan Makha Bucha Anusorn. The perfect place to visit to learn more about Buddhism or just take in the sights.
Maybe one of the coldest days of the year (with added threat of snow) wasn’t the perfect day to shoot a campaign 🙊
But I’m so excited to be involved in a wonderful campaign that @kilkennyshop@dccoi@enterprise_ireland (along with an amazing film crew!) are working on about what it means when you buy something made in Ireland 💫
I’m so passionate about what it means to make in Ireland, we have 34 brilliant people on our team along with 11 incredible makers and we made 24,500 pieces that were bought by people like you in 67 countries around the world ⚡️ It’s an incredible thing and I’m so grateful every day for all of the love and support 💗💪🏻
PS I’ll share the video as soon as it’s finished 🥂
PPS It was bloody freezing and raining hence my massive jacket and the wellies 👀 I had to whip my jacket off for some of the shots but honestly I kept on for most of them 🙈
I read something today - what would you do if you found out you were dying? Would you be kinder? Go on more adventures? Wake up happy every day? Because the truth is you are dying, we all are. Perspective.
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Y O U R W O R D S M A T T E R // Ephesians 4:29-34 //
“Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” Ephesians 4:29, 31-32 MSG
I heard an author called John Green talk once, about a conversation he had had with his young son. He had turned to his son in the car on the way home from pre-school, and asked him if he knew what it meant to call somebody a name. His son thought for a moment, and then said: “I think it’s calling somebody something they didn’t ask to be called”.
To this day, that is the best definition I’ve heard of that. Unkindness, in my definition, is treating somebody in a way that they did not ask, or do not deserve, to be treated; and therefore kindness is seeing people as they are - seeing their humanity, seeing them as God sees them, and treating them as such. It means that we look at the widow and the orphan and see humanity in the same way as when we look at our friends in church; it means that we see the good in people, when no-one else is seeing them. It means we don’t look at people through the lens of the world, deciding for ourselves how they deserve to be treated, but we see them with Holy Spirit eyes on, seeing them as they really are.
So what does it look like to be radically kind? Paul lays it out for us in Ephesians: for starters, we do not participate in some of the ways that the world wants to treat people. We don’t gossip, or scheme, or backbite. We don’t tell people what we think they should hear. We don’t go out to knock people down a step or two. We treat people with gentleness; we show kindness and we forgive as we have been forgiven. We don’t talk carelessly but we watch the words that come out of our mouths.
Your words have power. Use them well.//
morning ✨ ik ben al even aan het werk en vond deze foto perfect weergeven waar ik mee bezig ben (geweest): het zoeken naar de perfecte streepjesstof; lekker zacht (niet kriebelend), een subtiel streepje, in de kleur blauw-wit.
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Piškoti običajno hitro izginejo iz krožnika, se pa velikokrat zgodi, da ostane samo še »sramežljivček«. Označite nekoga, ki si zasluži zadnji piškot za lepši dan <3. Saj veste, ljubezen in srečo je lepo deliti z ostalimi 🍪😍.
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Being silly as usual 🤪 What can I say? I love color! This @adidas tracksuit is sooo comfortable 🥰
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I have a friend who was afraid of vomit, until she had twin girls (stick with me). She talks about how she had never been able to deal with it - it is just too vile. But when her girls are ill, she says, the overwhelming feeling is not “that’s disgusting, I can’t go near you”; it’s “that’s disgusting, I just want to get you out of that mess.“ Compassion and love take over, and she has to help her baby.
She talks about how this revealed something so good about God’s character. When he sees us in our mess, he does not think about how disgusting it looks – his overwhelming feeling is one of compassion, and need to get his babies out of that mess. In his grace, instead of blaming us for the mess and pulling away, he just wants to hold us closer, and get us out of it.
Your mess is not too messy for God.
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Me once a week posting a picture on social media vs. me daily out and about 😅 Don’t let social media make you feel less than, or like you aren’t good enough at something. I’m guilty of that sometimes. Everyone doesn’t always have it all together. I definitely don’t 😅There are just a lot of pretty filters that make it seem that way. You don’t have to be everything to everyone all the time. (Except when your kids demand it, am I right 😆) And you definitely don’t need to “look your best” to do your best.
If you're planning on visiting Budapest soon and are a coffee lover like me then SAVE this post for my top coffee shop recommendations! ☕📍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀1. Espresso Embassy: Right in the center of the city, their coffee and desserts are phenomenon 👌
2. Artiźan Bakery: Perfect for breakfast or lunch, this bakery has it all. Try their soups and thank me later! 🍲
3. Ruszwurm Bakery: Oldest cafe in Budapest; famous for their traditional Hungarian cake, Dobos Torte 🍰
4. 9BAR: This hidden gem not only has exceptional service but their croissants are like no other - don't forget to pair it with a cup of cappuccino 🥐☕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. New York Café: Elegant, Parisian style cafe that transports you back to the roaring 20's. There's usually a long wait so try to book in advance 🥂⬇ For more tips on Budapest head to the link in my bio!
La passion de la photo toujours présente, encore quelques souvenirs d'Amsterdam ! Il n'y a pas à dire leurs stations de tram sont stylées ahah
Et ils ont commencé à mettre les décorations de Noël, j'ai déjà hâte d'y être 🎅🎄
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