Enjoy a pure cup of sikwate when you tour with @shangrilamactanchocolate
at their cacao garden! Best paired with biko and sweet ripe mango! 😍
His mercy flows in wave after wave.
I've been slowly making the transition back to 100% vegan, so I've been all about my cooking lately. I've also been posting to my blog aaayyyoooo! #CatchAVibe
Have you ever tried a vegan diet? .
Tried out these @eatbanza
chickpea pasta for the first time, LOVED so did C most importantly 😊
Guilty pleasures 🍬⠀
Sugar hit anyone? I can’t say I’ve had any extra or unusual cravings since I’ve been pregnant but I have definitely let myself indulge more than usual..⠀
This week’s @creativelysquared #cs_guiltypleasures
theme with @gingerfinchhome
was the perfect excuse to do just that... Let’s just say that all these sweets did not make it to the end of the photoshoot.⠀
Thanks to @palomacandyshop
for the most divine candy cubes 💕 if baby has a sweet tooth we will know why!!
Keep it chilled without watering down the good stuff 🥃
Tag your friend who's always extra even on rainy days ☔️
Taking lentil out for an autumnal walk to the station for our brunch date today! Can’t wait to see you and Olive @kel_lawlor
What an emotional night! The past 2 years, from the time Frappy started std 1 in a Chinese school, to then transfering to a church school together with Via starting std 1 using a whole new and alien program to us, and the crazy roller coaster ride in parenting and teaching... we are beat, to say the least. And this, is just primary 1 and 2 we are talking about. Next year, we'll get to Evie 😭😂
But God is truly good. Despite the ups and downs, the tears and joy, we know He is in control. Everything takes place for a reason, for a bigger picture.
Last night's Awards Night concluded this year's hard work for both the parents and the children.
Last night marked a milestone both the parents and the children didnt know they were able to achieve.
Last night signified a new beginning hereforth for both the parents and the children.
And these two litte girls here made us both so, so freaking proud! 😭
Tomorrow, a new chapter. A new beginning. To the next Awards Night we march! 💂🏼💂🏼💂🏼💂🏼💂🏼
And we must thank the team of supervisors for their hard work in helping our girls, esp our dear Ps. Stella, you have been a constant anchor for our family this past year. We thank God for you and your beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️
Still in the process of completing my holiday gift list and to make it more meaningful, not to mention practical, for my friends and family, I always rely on @uniqlophofficial
gift cards to stuff my stockings full. No need to run around town buying gifts as #UniqloPH
has been my favorite one-stop shop for the holidays; with their gift cards being one of my favorite little things to give away as gifts.
These gift cards may just fit a Christmas sock but they sure make a big impact!
#GiveWhatYouLove #LoveWhatYouGive #UniqloPH #LifeWear
I've been eating so terribly the last 2 weeks and have picked up 2 kgs. I'm under immense stress from exams and work. Well I've been stressed for most of the year (part of the reason why I've cut out and cut down on coffee), but the past month has been awful. I'm ready for 2019 and new beginnings.
Prepping the house for Christmas is hard when you're living in a dust cloud! 😬💨🌫but having custom patches to make is making it all the more bearable! Custom name patches available on request.. DM me for more info 💘 #lostwithoutyoucustom
We're delighted to share that we have been collaborating with @SelinaScotts
on Selina's new brand and identity. 😍 The complete new-look and strategy will be unveiled in January, so keep your eyes peeled. Follow @SelinaScotts
for upcoming updates. ❤ You won't want to miss out!
I’m supposed to be getting ready, but I keep sneaking back upstairs to look at this view 😍
In the new house, we will have a chute in our walk in linen cupboard that directly goes down to the laundry. I was making some final changes to the plan last night when I remembered what our old 'chute' looked like; FYI it was the void over the stairs. 😂 Then #nostalgic
me started missing our old house again. 😑
Missing this right about now ☀️
I am determined not to simply survive this winter but to enjoy it 🧡.
My Current literature ...with the additional few that are on my kindle reader & audible 🤣.
The older I get the more I struggle with the limited amount of daylight in the winter. I don’t mind the cold & some snow would ,actually be lovely 😊. It’s the darkness of this season that really gets to me.
Having heard much about the Danish being the happiest nation on Earth, I gathered a few books about how they make it through their very cold, dark & wet winter & manage to stay content with their lives. ‘A year of living Danishly’ by Hellen Russel, has great insights from the daily lifestyle choices, cultural aspects & nations values that all contribute to the way Danish people live, perceive the world & find their place in it. 🌿
I have also been pleased to find out that my personality has got more in common with the Danish folk than I had anticipated 🤣:
- they like to plan,
- they stay busy (with clear work & family & hobby boundaries)
- they like to keep their homes clean & clutter free 😉
- they love a good coffee & pastries
- best of all there Like RULES ☺️
- tradition is a key component to most happenings & reoccurrences.
I have so much to say about what I have learnt so far from their view of life, community & their role in it, their strong belief in spending time with their family without the rush or expensive activities. Their sense for belonging & togetherness in their tightly knit friendship groups, their deep & strong levels of trust & freedom. It’s inspiring. .
The way I view the winter season is slowly changing, thanks to the lovely Danish example, where people make the most of their darkest time of the year and find joy, strength & happiness by being with their loved ones, rooted in simplicity, comfort & moderation, aiming for togetherness rather than competition. 💕
So much to take in, so much I need to work on in my life. I live with a huge sense of urgency that many times leads me to exhaustion, sensitivity & frustration. So here is to a new way of doing winter - it’s time to #hygge
Seriøst, jeg kunne virkelig godt spise de her i dag 🤩 Opskriften kan du finde i magasinet ✨
.........is the most popular colour in the world!! Little bit of trivia for you this morning 💙💙💙😝😝😝
4 whole years ago. I have so many stories of how God was so faithful during my time at Moorlands, and how much He taught me, even outside of our lectures, about His character. And I’m so thankful for this crazy bunch who saw me through the whole thing.
I read this recently: “Shift your perception from feeling there is never enough time to creating spaciousness in your life. From shifting your perception from ‘I have to do all of this’ to ‘wow, I get to do all of this.’ So, if you were really, truly, deeply honest with yourself…
What do you need to do more of? And what do you need to do less of?
You gotta nourish to flourish 💕✨🌸
Stormy skies over the #tauranga
harbor. Despite the difficult and sad days over the last week, simply taking a moment to witness the astounding beauty of the world around gives me respite. Love this land of mine, of ours #aotearoa
🥝 🇳🇿 ❤️
Celebrate your hustle.
You are not born just to work and pay bills.
If you’ve worked hard, you deserve to treat yourself - within your means, of course.
I remember someone told me this before: Only buy something which you can afford three times.
I still sometimes splurge here and there but I always make sure that I will never be left with nothing.
I’ve learned this the hard way.
I had a hard time saving up money because I literally used to spend a huge portion of my salary on food.
I’ve experienced spending two weeks worth of pay on pigging out in just a week. Then, I would be left with nothing but a broke pocket and a fatter “me” to hate.
We are a generation of “hustlers”. With all the amazing stuff tempting our wallet to spread out its “lips”, let’s also be responsible buyers. ✨
Toronno. Trawna. Churrano. I say ToronTo... but that's okay... I love hearing you all pronounce Newfoundland 😂
How do you pronounce Toronto?
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Karyn is a caucasian curvy model with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is pictured here in Yellow beret and stripe sweater. You can see the CN tower in the background]
🍩Donut. Resist. The. Donut.🍩 Especially when they are generously sprinkled in sugar, drizzled with peanut butter and topped with a slice of bourbon-laced peach.
Motherhood is the hardest thing I’ve ever committed myself into. But it’s also definitely the best, the most beautiful and rewarding thing that ever happened to me. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world 💖
12 days without my person, cant wait to have him back in Shanghai! ❤️
Bring a gift of our classic Salted Caramels to your thanksgiving dinner. We won’t tell if you decide to keep it for yourself instead 🤫
check out this cute pic of my seester @meganfolkins
and her new hubb @_______t_a_y_______
! jensen was one of the MC’s at their reception on saturday and he announced some pretty big news for our family. my baby sister @jessahcartwright
HAD HER FIRST KISS!! it was at a birthday party, there was a lotta lip but no tongue, and good times were had by all. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I won’t say who it was, but if you’re reading this preston, don’t worry. I promise we are a nice family.
Make the commitment to see beauty today, in whatever way that looks like for you! Tell us below in the comments how you unexpectedly found beauty in the mundane 🌙
📷: @the.poor.girls.pantry #bloomcreativeretreat