It’s official! We cancelled our enrollment and are homeschooling my little guy this year 🍎✏️🍏
As we watched family videos from last year there’s a part of my heart that’s broken knowing he isn’t have those fun class parties, sweet teachers, and memories but at the same time I’m looking forward to the memories we’re going to create together and the blessing I have to be by his side while I watch him learn!
Each morning we’ll bounce around from gym time (playing in the pool, walks, gymnastics) to art time (crafts, painting etc) to math (grocery shopping, baking). Then each day from 1-2 after we put sister down for her nap we have our dedicated school time with workbooks, flash cards, and games followed by story time where we each pick a few books to read. Then it’s quiet time to give us both a break! ♥️
It’s sure a lot and not what I planned on, but we are going to make it a great year! ⭐️✏️🍎📚📓🖍🖌 have you made any plans for school yet?
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#ad // Good morning friends and Happy Monday! A common question I am asked is “What inspires your tablescape designs?” To help me answer this question, I am excited to be partnering with @carapelliusa, the olive oil masters with a rich artisan heritage! Today I will be sharing some behind the scenes tips and tricks to beautiful tabling. This is my #MyCarapelliCraft . Growing up, from holiday dinners to weeknight meals, the occurrence of tables adorned with delicious dish after delicious dish was commonplace. Fresh herbs, a glass of wine, florals, and simple ingredients were flavor notes that played into the meal’s symphony. For this scene, in particular, I wanted to utilize some of the herbs from my own apartment garden and make a fresh basil mint pesto, tossed in with some shiitake mushroom ravioli. All styled on an old farm style table that I love so much. The deep ember wood compliments the color of the pesto and the shade of yellow and green from the fresh flowers exquisitely. Rounding out the dish, a little drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which truly brings out the deep, rich flavors of the ravioli and pesto sauce. My goal when styling a table scene is to make the scene feel inviting. Food holds such a strong basis of community and I strive to showcase that sense of community within my visual work. So incorporating colors, flavors, and textures are pieces that help me tell a deeper, fair richer story beyond the plate. I’m genuinely always blown away at the quality of olive oil Carapelli provides. It truly is fantastic olive oil and I love being able to use it within my scenes, both sweet and savory. #CarapelliFirenze#125YearsOfMastery . Check out my stories to learn more about this delicious olive oil!
the village i stayed in was nearby river girwa, at edge of the national park. i only saw three other tourists there. one during a safari (he was from south africa) and the other two were a old couple from germany. all three of these people said to me that they come back to bardiya every single year. they love it here for the nature and the absence of time passing.
most of the villagers here still lived in mud + straw huts, herd goats, and just recently received an electrical line into the village 10 years ago.
i thought it was funny how their biggest concern was whether or not a rampant hungry elephant would come out of the jungle at night to get food from the village.
I rounded out 4 days of shooting yesterday. The gratitude I have for having work in this crazy year and clients who want me to be apart of their celebrations and lives is enormous. Intimate weddings, birthdays, maternity, just because family sessions. These important moments don’t stop happening because of Covid. But we are all learning how to do them safely..I felt incredibly safe shooting all weekend, I layer up when I shoot inside and have become regimented with the sanitizer. There’s silver linings in all things if you look hard enough - for me, it’s been attracting more intimate weddings than ever before and leaning into more brand work and families (which I’ve always loved so much). What are your silver linings through this wild year? ☀️
Over the course of this 5 month quarantine, Sundays have become my day of the week to order takeout or cook a feast for the whole family. Today’s menu included a mini salad bar, corn & bacon pasta, and spaghetti napolitan. #foodicles
Today’s travel destination is the pretty medieval city Carcassonne, a hilltop town in southern France’s Languedoc area.
The River Aude separates this small city into 2 parts; the spectacular medieval fortress (La Cité) and the bustling town centre.
We visited Carcassonne in May which is definitely to best time to go.
Apparently Le Cité gets very busy in high season.
We hired a gîte with a group of friends, just outside La Cité walls. The 8 of us did a fantastic chocolate and wine tour (found via @tripadvisor ).Again, this was a brilliant way to explore and learn about the place you are visiting, particularly when you are there for just a long weekend.
We were there just after a modern art experiment was commissioned on La Cité outer walls. The yellow lines look completely random, unless you are standing in one particular spot. It’s very clever but also very controversial!
Are you homeschooling this school year? What’s your best advice for a newbie?!🍎✏️🍏 since Hudson has one last year of preschool we’ve decided it will be best for our family to homeschool at least initially. The only down side is the school won’t hold his spot if we change our mind later in the year so that makes it a little tricky 😕so many hard choices to make! At least I’ll have these printable signs to document! Download yours today! Link in stories and profile.
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Homemade palitaw is always a fun merienda. I love anything made with glutinous rice flour...and 🥥 #foodicles
I’ve been taking daily journeys through my Iphone photos in an effort to stave off my wanderlust and today landed in Venice at this Jean Dubuffet retrospective. ... Wistfully thinking of “normal” life, open borders and resuming treasure hunting adventures.
Stumped on a special first day of school tradition? 🍏✏️🍎 I know I was 🙋🏼♀️that’s why I designed these fun printable place settings! Perfect for breakfast on the big day, homeschool lunch or dinner to celebrate as a family! Download yours today! Link in my stories and profile!
Sunday mornings are my favorite. Coffee, a new book, and lists! I’ve been writing out personal goals and business goals a lot lately..and today I’m focusing on home goals to tackle soon. This is the first year in a while I haven’t had a trip planned for this time of the year around my birthday..we’ve been on the fence about taking a mini trip here in Texas. Are you guys dipping your toes into short distance travel? Curious where you’re going if so! I’m also seriously ready to organize our house. Newly married in my 30s means house organization really excites me apparently. Or maybe it’s just quarantine changing my priorities. 😂