Monday, December 16, 2013

Stills : A Weekly Collection



1. My girls. Am I lucky or what?

2. the annual christmas tree selection. You can see last years here. I just can't BELIEVE how much those kids have grown since last Christmas.

3. And there she sits amongst the power cords and general debris. Ahhhh Christmas, you're o'right.

4. Shooting some looks for Bohemian Traders.

5. Thats right. Pig Time. I'll spare you the details for fear of offending the faint hearted.

6. Pork for our fork.

7. These two. Zeph made them a cubby so they could watch David Attenborough together. My heart melts.

8. That's right, we have a tidy room (or I just shovelled the miss out of shot, you decide).

Only one more Stills Collection until we reach the end of the year! Whoop. Not too sure if I'll continue with this one next year but it's been fun while it lasted!

xo em


18 comments:

  1. The two of them watching David A - too precious!! Freaking me out with how soon the year ends. Yep, it's been fun, particularly to connect with some other lovely bloggers - thanks for hosting, Em. xx

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  2. Lovely seeing them grow!
    I still remember the shock that my older two got when I took them out to see the pigs "done" at a friends place, might not be everyone's cup of tea but I think it's very important to know how our food becomes our food (not that I eat meat anymore but they do).

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  3. Oh my how gorgeous is that photo of your two little ones hiding out in the cubby together, so so sweet. Have a wonderful week. xx

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  4. Ha ha your tree is so perfectly imperfect! xx

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  5. I love a real tree, yours looks beautiful, & that cubby that Zeph made- so precious x

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  6. Your own home-grown pork! That's darn impressive!!!!!
    Your tree is rocking the Christmas spirit - it oozes personality and enthusiasm. Have an awesome week. xx

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  7. Love the tree, your mum's smile, the tidying technique and the stills linky :-)
    x

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  8. How sweet! As a farmer's daughter, I appreciate the pork preparation. As a city girl, I appreciate the lack of details. There is such beauty in that shot though. The little pointed trotter is tres chic. The pink puts me in mind of ballet too. Bless.

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  9. Your Christmas tree makes me smile. It's so sweet and reminds me of our trees growing up :) Rachel xx

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  10. You are incredibly lucky to have such an incredible bunch of ladies in your life. Thanks for hosting the stills collection each week. I've really enjoyed being a part of it. It's the perfect way to group together all of the shots that you don't know what else to do with. haha. Have a lovely week. Melinda x

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  11. Pippi looks just like your mum! Your Christmas tree is adorable as are Zeph and Elke. And I'm loving all your styling with hydrangeas for Bohemian Traders (following on insta). I sadly haven't been joining in as my computer has carked it - maybe (hopefully) I'll be back after Christmas. Happy Christmas - Im x

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  12. Something you said in a post from last week has struck a chord with me....I don't remember quite what you said, but it was of your family out to find your tree, and you were saying your somebody's shirt was on backwards, and your son was pretending his fingers were guns. You said that 'imperfection' describes your family, and that's what you love about it.

    I am trying to let go of some of my OCD need to 'manage' EVERYTHING. In the end, what does it matter? I think the memories we have of the times spent DOING things is more important than complete order. The concept of 'complete order' is actual kind of funny because it's about as attainable as the concept of 'happiness'. These things are fleeting and momentary, but the times we share together as a family are the things that truely last. I have found when I've let go a little, I've actually worried less about the aftermath of my 5 year old's tornado of touching and moving everything in sight. Your post from last week had an impact on my family time over the weekend, and I wanted you to know that your words do make a difference.

    ps. LOVE your tree!!!

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    1. Oh Donna, thank you SO much. This comment means so much to me. I'm so glad that you've found a way to let go if the 'ocd' if only a little! It's our eternal struggle as mothers, huh!

      Hope you can be in the moment these holidays!

      xo
      em

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  13. Yes indeed you are very lucky what beautiful children you have and i love your stills collection you take such wonderful photos you have inspired me to to a photography course next year,I will miss these if you decide not to do the stills but you do have a busy life,you bedroom and your tree look so lovely and i love the Bohemian Traders coin necklace xx Lisa Mckenzie

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  14. You know, it's such a little thing, but I'm glad to know someone other than me changes bed linens seasonally!! I can never have enough varieties of bed linens and always enjoy looking at yours. c:

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  15. Oh I loved this series! Even if you don't continue it I'm sure you will have other fun things up your sleeve!

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  16. LOVE that first shot Em, gorgeous girls! I'm linking up late once again. Hope you're having a great week. xo

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  17. it has been fun. onwards and upwards lovely. i am coveting that bracelet. x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em