Collecting Joyful Moments #2

31/10/2014

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It's the little things in life that make me smile and here are a few delightful moments from my week.

1. Pumpkin carving with my sister who's the 'pumpkin carving queen' (previous examples). 

2. Delicious afternoon tea in the Cotswolds with Vicki of Found and Sewn.

3. Watching my 14th Audrey Hepburn film.

4. Enjoying the colours of autumn

5. Catching falling leaves in Berkshire with my sister and niece.

6. Having my bedroom featured in the Owl and the Accordion's bloggers at home series.

7. Celebrating my nephew's 1st birthday with a Thomas the Tank Engine cake and a Disney film. 

8. Watching my niece lick all the sugar off her Halloween biscuit! 

9. A day at a spa with my sister. 

10. Enjoying dreamy autumnal window displays. Always browsing, it's the new shopping!

I hope your week is packed full of joyful moments and I wish you a very happy Halloween.

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When I Met The Minimalists

24/10/2014

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#FawnFriday

At the beginning of the year when I decided to embrace a minimalist lifestyle I found myself searching for reassurance. I was pretty sure simplifying my life was the right thing to do, I just wanted to hear from the people who were already there and living it.

I began by Googling 'minimalism' and 'living with less' and I quickly came across Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists. Their blog and books are about living a meaningful life with less and their inspirational words were just what I was looking for.

Last Friday I travelled to Birmingham to meet Joshua and Ryan at a book reading. I told them I'd parted with the majority of my clutter except my beloved deer collection and they were amused to hear my friends had expressed concerns about the welfare of my herd.

I think you would all agree that deer add value to my life, so for now they'll be staying. I wish you all a very Happy Fawn Friday!  

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Further reading: My Decluttering Tips and Decluttering My Home

Everything That Remains a Memoir by The Minimalists 

What Sundays Are Made Of

17/10/2014

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What Sundays are made of...

Road trips in the countryside. Fresh air. Romantic walks along sleepy country lanes. White picket fences. Sweet treats in pretty tea rooms. Idyllic honey-coloured cottages and flower filled window boxes. Not making plans. Laughter. Delightful floral dresses. Rolling hills and breathtaking views. Tea from teapots. Friends. Putting the internet on silent. Stunning classic cars and old bicycles. Browsing in antique shops. Traditional roast lunches in country pubs. Exploring new places. Peace and quiet. Getting lost. Adventures. Inspiration. 

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Amelia coat, Selina dress and Boho boots c/o Boden
Mini Pashli satchel by Phillip Lim