Happy belated Mother's Day to all the sweet mother's in my life! I am so grateful I was able to spend the day cooking, crafting and relaxing with my own momma and grandma; they are unique and wonderful women whom I feel honored to call family.
This year I wanted to do something extra special, so I pulled out my sewing machine and put together these nautical flag banners for each of my grandmothers, my mother and cousin who recently became a momma. Using the Nautical Alphabet, I spelled out 'LOVE' to show what they give to everyone around them each day, and to warm their homes.
I had a great time making them, as did my assistant and primary source of distraction Emerson. In fact, I like the way they turned out so much I've decided to list them in my Etsy Shop! I'll be offering custom monograms and short messages in 4 inch blocks.
For your own handsewn custom message or monogram, visit my Nautical Banner Etsy listing here!
As a continuation of my pursuit to eat well I wanted to share a magic little baking recipe I picked up on one of my very favorite blogs, Tulips & Flight Suits. Mary has been a source of guidance and a bright light in my life since I found her little corner of the Internet a few years ago, so I’m always excited to try anything she suggests. These healthy breakfast cookies (which are really more like deliciously moist muffin tops) are her invention, and are the perfect way to ensure you are always able to eat something nutritious, filling and fast in the morning.
When I decided to tackle the recipe I put my own spin on it with ground flaxseed, coconut oil and raisins, and had a really pleasant experience baking them. There’s something lovely about preparing food that actually lends you the time to clean up before it’s ready, don’t you agree?
Recently I wanted to make some at my momma’s, but these babies are made of quite a few unique ingredients. I didn’t have time to make them at my house and I didn’t want to bring half of my pantry along with me, so I grabbed my measuring cups and combined all of the dry ingredients (except the wheat germ which needs refrigeration) into two quart sized zip lock bags. What a revelation! I had so much less to carry, and they were ready to bake in no-time flat. It’s definitely a trick I will be using in the future.
I hope you’ll try them, and maybe find a day when you don’t have to run out the door to sit with a nice cup of tea and spend a minute with yourself.
Try Mary’s Healthy Breakfast Cookie recipe here!
A little music to start your week of feeling right. Local Natives, to me, are the Fleet Foxes of the beach, but instead of ringing with the echoes of a mountain landscape there’s liquidity in their sound. They’ve bottled something in their melodies and harmonies that’s centering – gratifying almost, like a day spent exhausting yourself in the sun.
‘Hummingbird’ came out 3 months ago today, and has become the soundtrack of my life for get-togethers, car rides, beach days, work and even cooking. It's music to feel good to, and a reminder to enjoy the world around you.
nirrimi firebrace // t magazine // ocean love // boat days // standing elements // long hair // we heart it
What a month April has been! I have been making some pretty tough choices about my professional future, as well as dealing with life’s tendency to become outrageously hectic during times that require the utmost focus and centering.
Admittedly I am the type to let my own health and wellness fall by the wayside when I’m scrambling to keep up with the day-to-day, but this time around I feel I’ve turned a corner. My wonderful, handsome boyfriend was kind enough to give me a juicer for my birthday, and my incredibly thoughtful parents signed me up for a membership to a local gym. This magical combination of health driven gifting has inspired me convert the anxieties that come with big decision making into fuel for focusing on personal wellness.
A lot of hard work is still ahead, but the motivation I’m running on from being responsible with my own health puts a positive spin on my problem solving abilities. I hope you will all remember that while tough times make sinking into a rut feel tempting, they are best approached with a positive attitude and a healthy body. Thank you for your understanding while my airwaves are a little quieter than normal, and for being so lovely to return to once I’m able.
Pictured: Spinach, tomato (grown in my garden) and chive ‘almost’ omelet cooked with coconut oil, and celery, carrot, green apple and spinach juice. Yum!