Sunday, December 29, 2013

Stills: A Weekly collection

1. Jewelled kale salad from our Polish family Christmas.

2. Little Pip with her lady beetle shoes and frock.

3. Pretty much the best thing our kids go this Christmas was lego. It was SO lovely to stop everything, sit down and enjoy their company whilst perusing the instruction manuals.

4. Our tired looking tree and it's bountiful / humble collection of gifts.

5. The dinner table at my family christmas. Pork, apple sauce, roast veg and a good afternoon nap.

6. My little rays of sunshine after trying out their snorkels in a bucket of water. Childhood joy.

7. The first time Dave and I stopped. A glass of red on the deck after the kids were in bed.

8. Charming hand printed voile scarf/ sarong from Bohemian Traders.

After a few lovely comments and suggestions from some of you, I've decided to keep the Stills Collection going in 2014. Thanks so much to those of you who continue to join in, I really appreciate it, even if I don't get to comment on each post every week, I do make a point of visiting.

Oh also, I'm offering 35% off all 4 MONTH side bar advertising bought between now and the new year - just use the code TAKE35 at checkout.. If you have a blog or business you'd like to grow in 2014, I'd love to have you on board. Please note all prices are in US dollars so are reduced quite dramatically when converted to Aussie $$.

Thanks so much for your support.


  1. I love these snapshots Em! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. So chuffed you've decided to continue the Stills linky - it has kept me sane through a very difficult year! xx

  2. Where do you get your table cloths from? I'm in love every time I see your beautiful photographs!
    Also, I am interested in your advertising but am a bit confused... $450 USD is more than $500AUD... I think you have it backwards, that's not saving any money!

    1. Oh gah!! You are so right!! Oh my goodness, my sleep deprived mind puts me to shame!!

  3. By the looks of it you and your gorgeous family have enjoyed a lovely, lovely Christmas! I'm so glad that you're keeping the 'Stills' collection. I have fallen off the radar for a little while now but am planning to come back and share here with you Em and all of these gorgeous fellow sharers :) A Happy New Year to you lovely lady!

    Sophie xo

    P.S. Can't wait to read and see what you have planned for your glorious space here!

  4. We got the same lego (and a couple of others) - great presents!
    I'm so happy you're going to run the stills linky again next year - I love the little glimpses into peoples lives
    All the best for your family in 2014

  5. so lovely. Although I've only linked in once this year, I'd really like to join in next year. See you then xx

  6. Gorgeous photos. That salad picture is making me hungry (recipe?) and I'm in love with the black and white shot - snorkels do need to be tried out pronto! Thank you so much for doing the linky this year - I'm really looking forward to continuing in 2014!

  7. I'm so excited to hear that you're continuing the stills collection in 2014. Hooray!!! It's such a great overview of everyone's week. Thank you for hosting. Melinda x

  8. Beautiful photos! Love the Christmas tree…. I just love CHRISTMAS!

    Looking forward to 2014 with you lovely!

  9. I love love love these posts! I'm so glad that you're going to continue! Would totally understand if you felt the need to stop – it's obviously a lot of work!
    Looks like you had a great christmas week! But, geez, isn't it nuts with kids? I've got 2 boys (3 and 1) and this christmas seemed so very busy. Looking forward to when they're a bit older and can play independently with their christmas booty ;-)

  10. Beautiful collection once again...simple and coulorful...thank you for continuing this spot each week..I have met so many lovely new friends through visiting.
    Happy New Yearxxxx

  11. Happy New Year! It is so "cool" to see your tropical Christmas, instead of a snowy, Rocky Mountain one. great photos, as always.

  12. happy holidays to you and your family :)

  13. So glad you are continuing this into 2014. It certainly gives a focus to at least one of my posts! Your Christmas looked so delightful xx

  14. Love those lady bug shoes :) So glad you're continuing the Stills, Even though I don't join in every week I love that I can come to find gorgeous photo's every week x.

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

xo em