{Ten on Ten} December 2015

We’ve been home for most of the day today as two of us three girls have rotten colds and are just not feeling our best. However, there was still beauty to be found, joy to behold and gratitude in abundance. One of the highlights of the day was arriving home to a sweet note and chocolate treat from The Husby, no photo evidence unfortunately as Blossom and I were far too busy devouring the chocolate with childlike excitement that alas, the photo capturing moment was gone.

Linking up with Rebekah Gough again, here are my ten shots from today…

Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
Feeling like a real grown up now that we have bedside cabinets. Just need to paint them now!
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
Bubbles discovers Christmas!
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
The excitement of an early Christmas gift in today’s post!
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
“Just Nicholas” for the third time in a row.
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Loving our activity advent calendar.
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
Our first ever Christmas wreath!
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Blossom busy working in her “office” like Daddy.
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
Love that padded cloth bottom!
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
The new cushions standing proud.
Ten on Ten December 2015 | The Open Home
Sorting stickers is more therapeutic than sorting laundry.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} November 2015

I sprained my ankle and chipped the bone on top of my foot a couple of weeks back so whilst it’s healing we’ve mainly been staying close to home, enjoying lots of free play, home organisation and autumnal gardening. I’m always amazed at how much beauty can be found in my own home when I slow down enough to see it! Linking up with Rebekah Gough again, here are my (almost!) ten shots capturing the beauty in the ordinary.

Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home.
Blowing Raspberries – this one’s cheeky and she knows it!
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home.
A successful garden tidy up in the garden ready for winter.
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home
Play, play, play and more play!
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home
Gingerbread Whirls. Thank you Mr. Kipling, thank you.
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home
An unusually quiet quiet time for our budding aviator.
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home
My quiet time.
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home
All snuggly as she wakes up fully from her nap.
Ten on Ten November 2015 | The Open Home
Still admiring my beautiful new bedroom, can’t wait to make it cosy.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} October 2015

Oops, I’m a little bit later than the tenth of the month but I’m still linking up with Rebekah Gough again for Ten on Ten.

We’ve been stuck home on and off for nearly three weeks now due to the dreaded chicken pox, first Blossom and now little Bubbles has got it. So today was another housebound day for us on one hand but on the other it was a simply lovely to be pottering around our happy little home. It’s often on days like these that I find the most beauty and feel so very blessed. Here are my ten photos…

Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Oh my! Sunflowers, enough said.
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Our little trend setter.
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Blossom quite likes spiders… when they’re made of play dough and smell of peppermint, that is.
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Bonnets are definitely the way forward.
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Rocking a bit of hip hop style despite the chicken pox.
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Still love walking into this room thanks to all the Husby’s hard work on the weekend.
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Always love having a seasonal autumn tree.
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Caught in the act! Bubbles is determined to eat our beloved plant, aka Bob!
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
A sunflower themed sensory play tray for our budding home-preschooler.
Ten on Ten October 2015 | The Open Home
Our newly hung botanical wall gallery all the way from China!

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} September 2015

It’s the tenth of the month and I’m linking up with Rebekah Gough again for Ten on Ten.

Well, today has been such a beautiful day, full of blue skies and that glorious end of summer sunshine that reminds me why September is my favourite month. Needless to say it really wasn’t hard to find beauty in the ordinary today – here are my ten photos…

Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
Starting the day with peaches and pears, the current favourites.
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
September has arrived and with it the spiders.
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Our newly painted trellis.
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
We love this happy little cafe in our very own church. A regular weekly outing for us.
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
We were delighted to be able to view the start of the Battle of Britain air show from our back garden!
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
Lunch with Daddy to watch the red arrows for the air show finale.
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
Afternoon play time for Blossom, Boo & Moo.
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
Our hallway and stairway feel so much wider now the walls are white.
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
Finally discovered a way to get Blossom to sit quietly – viewing her baby pictures!
Ten on Ten September 2015 | The Open Home
Apple crumble and custard for my dinner because I’m lazy and looking forward to Autumn.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} August 2015

It’s the tenth of the month and I’m linking up with Rebekah Gough for Ten on Ten.

It’s been a quiet old day really, mainly filled with chores around the home, running errands and an epic gardening session. Here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in today’s ordinary…

Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
A happy way to start the day. Breakfast with this cutie.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
Some sweet smelling offerings from my own back yard.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
I’ve been dawdling on deciding what to put inside our new cabinet. Blossom finally made a decision!
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
Our Monday lunchtime ritual – a fresh, still warm baguette.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
Loving Blossom’s pretend play these days. Here are Boo and Baby Benedict going shopping.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
Not sure who lead whom astray in this game of hide under the cabinet!
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
Blossom’s trademark yellow wellies always make me smile, especially when they’re on the wrong feet.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
The newest addition to our garden. A sweet little olive tree.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
Blossom at the end of another fun filled gardening session.
Ten on Ten August 2015 | The Open Home
My Grandpa, aged 7.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} July 2015

It’s the tenth of the month and I’m linking up with Rebekah Gough for Ten on Ten.

Here are ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary…

Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
Starting the day with the usual smiles and sticky faces.
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Beautiful Buddleia.
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Long awaited deliveries.
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Another cuddle time with her wee sister as requested or rather, demanded!
Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
Sweaty summertime naps and still smiling!
Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
Time to loan out my pretty eco-baby book again.
Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
Burning off some energy before bedtime.
Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
One final job for the day and one I love! Folding up the cloth nappies, they’re so cute.
Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
The real life daughter diaries. Jotting down some love letters to my girls.
Ten on Ten July 2015 | The Open Home.
A quiet evening all to myself.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} June 2015

 

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A spot of weeding and watering.
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Tummy time for Bubbles who is now officially on the roll!
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A spot of colouring before lunch.
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… and nap.
5. Mummy's respite. My daily lunchtime ritual - hot chocolate with the Kindle. Currently reading through French Kids Eat Everything and feeling motivated to make changes.
Mummy’s respite.
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Post nap stories.
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Playing dress up.
Ten on Ten June 2015 | The Open Home
Afternoon Tea
Ten on Ten June 2015 | The Open Home
Day three of the sticker chart and it’s working a treat!
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Winding down in the garden before bed time.

It’s the tenth of the month and I’m linking up with Rebekah Gough for Ten on Ten.

Here are ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?