{Ten on Ten} August 2016

Woops! I forgot that yesterday was the tenth so I’m a day late with my set, but let me assure that there is still beauty to be found on the eleventh of the month too! A usual kind of day for me and my girls really, full of sunshine, laundry, picnics and postcards. Oh and there was chocolate brownie but then that didn’t last long enough to be captured on camera!

Linking up again with Rebekah Gough here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

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Sunshine on my laundry never fails to make me happy.
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Still working on this display area but progress is being made.
Ten on Ten August 2016 | The Open Home
Buckets galore! A new project to keep me busy.
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Happy Postcrossing indeed, one of the most beautiful postcards I have ever received.
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Old quarter treasures to be found in town.
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Lunchtime picnics shaded from the noon day sun.
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This weeks work in progress.
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Interior design a la Blossom.
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Handlettering and chalkboard inspiration thanks to The Golden Lion.
Ten on Ten August 2016 | The Open Home
A surprise note following an early bath. He’s a keeper.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} July 2016

Today was a usual Sunday for us, filled with a trip to church and a lot of lazing and playing around home. I had an unwelcome early start to the day that left me feeling shattered for most of the day but the girls managed to squeeze in lots of play and I even managed to squeeze in a nap with my big girl.

Linking up again with Rebekah Gough here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

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Morning horse ride.
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In true hobbit fashion, Blossom likes to make second breakfast.
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Pre-Church colouring session
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Pre-Church pencil throwing session.
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Gift all ready and wrapped for the birthday girl.
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Post-Church nap time.
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Post-nap play time.
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Afternoon reading binge, toddler style!
Ten on Ten July 2016 | The Open Home
Blossom playing interior designer again.
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Planning our city break to Riga.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} June 2016

Such a beautiful day today, the sun is shining and it feels like summer may have finally arrived. We spent most of our day pottering around home, having fun in the garden with friends and then ventured a little further in the afternoon to our thoughtful spot to make the most of the fresh air and sunshine.

Linking up again with Rebekah Gough here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
Pre-breakfast colouring for the budding artist.
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
My newest piece of chalkboard art and our current inspiration.
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A pre-brunch gardening session.
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
My decorating style summed up in one photo, white, navy and lots of pot plants!
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
Brunch time pals and tent time tickles!
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The new shelves in progress.
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
Our newest postcard; a much sweeter version of Disney’s Ana & Elsa.
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
The obligatory Woodies photo.
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
Getting ready for the England match.
Ten on Ten June 2016 | The Open Home
My new piece of wall art, thanks to the Husby.

 

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} May 2016

Okay, so it’s the 9th but I decided to do my ten shots a day early as here in Guernsey the 9th May is a public holiday, a day when we islanders celebrate our liberation from the occupying forces that invaded our island during world war two. I thought today would be a fun day to capture as I knew it would be full of family, friends and festivities.

Linking up again with Rebekah Gough here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

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Love my little garden, so much beauty to be found here, especially in the Spring.
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
Curly chops! I wonder if these will stay?
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
A patriotic Liberation Day brunch with a few friends.
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
Blossom enjoyed receiving a few belated birthday presents; reading and writing are currently two of her favourite things!
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
Homemade Guernsey gache (pronounced gosh!) slathered in Guernsey butter made for a tasty late lunch.
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
Sisterly love is the sweetest thing.
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
Some people argue whether Costa or Starbucks have the best coffee, we Guerns know better.
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
Bedtime time meltdown diverted thanks to new Gruffalo’s Child jammies. Whew!
Linking up with Rebekah Gough for another Ten on Ten.
A spot of letter writing and postcrossing can always be squeezed into my day!

 

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

 

Pooh Bear Tea Party

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Blossom turns three is a few days and to celebrate we invited family round for a party, but not just any party a Pooh Bear tea party!

This was an easy theme to pull off and as usual I made use of a lot of the home decor items I already had to hand. My trusty hessian table runner, cake stands, chalkboard and jam jars turned vases from Blossom’s first birthday party all made another appearance, with the simple addition of some balloons, flowers, party hats and a classic pooh bear (which was one of Blossom’s birthday presents).

As requested by the birthday girl I attempted to make the much anticipated “pink chocolate cake” as seen at the Hero Party in “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.” It is actually from this scene that we got our pink and blue colour theme from as the characters all wear these colour hats.

The cake was not as pink inside as I’d hoped (despite using an entire tube of pink paste) but Blossom happily ate it and seemed to really enjoy her little tea party, especially playing with her cousins in the garden.

What was the last party you went to?

{Ten on Ten} April 2016

I’m a day late for Ten on Ten, but then you’ll forgive me as the 10th of this month was spent in both shock and sadness following the loss of two much loved family members. Today I decided to seek the beauty in the ordinary despite the sadness and I find myself especially thankful for my two happy little girls who keep me busy and keep me smiling.

Here are my 10 shots linking up with Rebekah Gough for Ten on Ten.

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Morning stroll in the garden and the wisteria is beginning to bud.
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Sunshine on the nappies makes me happy!
Participating with Rebekah Gough for another month of Ten on Ten | The Open Home
Today’s incoming happy mail, 3 postcards from Germany, Czech Republic & Netherlands.
Participating with Rebekah Gough for another month of Ten on Ten | The Open Home
Need to add the fancy extras but our bedroom is really coming together, just check out that gorgeous glass pendant light.
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My budding writer.
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The tower where my almost three year old intends to get married!
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A lovely afternoon spent exploring Candie Gardens.
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I love how much she loves being outdoors.
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Her joy is contagious.
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Hunting Tigers in town this afternoon was lots of fun, fingers crossed we’ll win the prize.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

 

{Ten on Ten} March 2016

Today has been a gorgeous Spring’s day, the sort of day that makes you want to get out in the garden, so I did! But first I had a play school drop off, post to send and then a surprise party to attend – all before lunch!

Today I’m linking up with Rebekah Gough again for Ten on Ten and here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

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Outgoing mail to a mummy and her son in Ukraine.
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We’re officially welcoming in Spring now that our Easter wreath is up.
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A spot of mail art for the birthday girl.
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All the space to play but would rather sit under her Daddy’s chair!
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Only at Trinity Cafe can you make your own hideout to have lunch in!
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Postcrossing inspiration on my very own doorstep… “You Can Do It!”
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Sorting through my birthday stash now that the final orders have arrived.
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Our Easter display is now in full bloom.
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My thoughtful spot.
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Gardening with my girl.

 

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?