Jessica

@homeisacottage

• wife to Francis • mama to Ruth and Chloe • foraged florals, calligraphy and baking • #hidingintheblooms • #thatsainsburysjug •

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2017/12/14 05:01:30

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The last little spot of Christmas shopping from the comfort of our lounge, with a fire, candles, choccies while we listen to the rain washing away the very last of the snow. Ruth was a mermaid in her preschool play today and she was wonderful. Two more days of Francis at work before he has the whole week before Christmas off...and I am so very much looking forward to it. Happy wet Wednesday evening ☺️ ••• #whitechristmas #aquietwinter #asimplechristmas #mynestandburrow #slowandsimpledays #behomefree #seekinspirecreate #frommygarden #inspiredbynature #stylingtheseasons #myquietstyle #embracingtheseasons #natureinthehome #wholeheartedliving #thathyggefeeling #thestilllifecollective #embracingaslowerlife #embracingtheseasonsathome
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2017/12/13 04:10:38

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We made some little stars thanks to the lovely blog post on Christmas craft inspiration by @teaandbiscuits. I'd planned to hang these on a branch, as per the blog post, but we have decided to thread some cotton on each star and hang them at our kitchen window. They look very festive. We used the 'das' white clay - a little smelly and tricky for a toddler to roll out to be honest, but I tend to find that my salt dough 'unbakes' itself! And finding one of those squishy items in a toy box is a bit grim! On a side note; I came a cropper today - the secnd time I have hit my head in our old house...well this one involved four stiches and pretty much a scene from a horror movie. Luckily Ruth missed the worst of it and Chloe was totally unphased by the mess her mummy had gotten herself in. But boy, one heck of a headache and neckache now! #couldhavebeensomuchworse •••#seekinspirecreate #aquietwinter #myquietmoments #myhappyviews #moderncalligraphy #mamamaker #craftymama #makingwinter #asimplechristmas #behomefree #mynestandburrow #embracingtheseasonsathome #handmade #christmascraft #wholeheartedliving #thathyggefeeling #thestilllifecollective #myeverydaymagic #nestandthrive #littlestoriesofmylife #thehandmadeparade #thesincerestoryteller #homeisacottagehandmade #toddlercraft #howihue #agameoftones #onmytable
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2017/12/12 03:43:10

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If you know me, you know I don't ever buy myself flowers...and very very very rarely does my husband (not his fault; for some reason I tell him he isn't allowed to). So when a friend buys me some, then they know I will treasure them. And these total beauties took my breath away. They are wintery with a promise of spring...and the only place for a photo was outside in the snow ☺️ ••••#inspiredbypetals #floralfaffing #thatsainsburysjug #littlestorieaofmylife #thesincerestoryteller #aquietwinter #asimplechristmas #cherishandrelish_december #nestandthrive #myeverydaymagic #howihue #embracingtheseasonsathome #thisjoyfulmoment ##underthefloralspell #botanicaldaydreams #botanicalpickmeup #forprettysake #flowersgivemepower #thefloralseasons #moodforflorals #byarrangement #mystoryoflight #momentsofmine
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2017/12/11 04:47:55

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Such a magical day. We have a cupboard in our home which we call the 'Narnia cupboard'...it leads from Ruth's bedroom, into the guest bedroom (usually where magical people, like grandparents are!), but today our whole home and village felt like something out of Narnia. And when snow started to slip from the trees and thud to the floor, out of the corner of my eye, I wondered what magical creatures might be watching us play. •••#whpclassic #thesearethedays #thesincereststoryteller #nestandthrive #nestandburrow #aquietwinter #makingwinter #snowdays #darlingweekend #weekendscollected #thegreatoutdoors #cottagegarden #snowhidestheweeds #quietlife #slowandsimpledays #slowliving #slowlivingforlife
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2017/12/10 17:09:30

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...just WOW ☺️
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2017/12/09 15:52:31

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Just one more photo of the christening! I am behind on my life 🙈. I so vidily remember decorating Ruth's cake - I finished exam marking in the morning and did it in the afternoon. The same pattern, but with little yellow centres and I redecorated the top tier of our wedding cake. This time I decorated while Ruth helped me...either by pressing out the flowers, or, even more wonderfully, but playing with Chloe and trying her best to entertain her while I worked. 💕💞💓
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2017/12/09 04:19:02

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I tend to get a bit stressed in the lead up to Christmas (and my poll said that you guys do too!). I worry so much about what to buy people...I honestly start thinking about it in January and toss and turn and plan and change...will they like it, won't they, how much will it cost, can I buy them something even better in the sales. If I'm being totally honest, I'm feeling it the most this year, and it is killing the buzz somewhat. There is so so much in all the shops....so much STUFF. It is everywhere. Stuff. And today, as I stood in the supermarket checkout queue, looking at all the masses of impulse buys...Christmas doormats, candles, wreaths, lights, light up pictures that I guess you replace your normal ones with?! I wondered what really really desperately poor people in other countries would make of it all. I know this is very heavy for an Instagram post, but it has been on my mind this Christmas. I've made a conscious effort this year to shop small and independent and buy NO TAT for anyone. I have a serious thing against tat. Anyhow...the photo is actually of some little handmade thank you presents for the Godparents of my two girls that we gave them at Chloe's christening. Some little festive things like a Christmas decoration I made and some rose petal bath salts I made with Ruth from our dried roses this summer. I hope you all have a lovely evening if you made it this far through my caption! Xxxxxxx ••••#shopsmall #seekinspirecreate #aquietwinter #myquietmoments #myhappyviews #moderncalligraphy #mamamaker #craftymama #makingwinter #asimplechristmas #behomefree #mynestandburrow #embracingtheseasonsathome #91magazine_paperlove #handmade #thankyoucard #wholeheartedliving #thathyggefeeling #thestilllifecollective #myeverydaymagic #nestandthrive #littlestoriesofmylife #thehandmadeparade #thesincerestoryteller #homeisacottagehandmade #handmadecard #papercraft
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2017/12/07 18:54:35

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Christmas cards, list making, Christmas food cooking plans, Christmas songs on Hey Google...gotta love December. I feel like I plan for it all year and yet it still creeps up on me and leaves in a flash.•••#makingwinter #makealistmonday #christmasplanning #aquietwinter #tistheseason #embracingtheseasonsathome #embracingaslowerlife #mycupofcoffee #onmytable #kinfolktable #shared_joy #naughtycups #coffeeandseaons #littlestoriesofmylife #thesincereststoryteller #thesearethedays
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2017/12/07 04:15:03

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Inspired by @thepostmansknock and @blackchalkco. I thought the shops would be full of thank you cards alongside the Christmas cards... no such luck, so while these are christening thank yous, I'm going to need some more inspiration after Christmas ☺️🎄❤️. Nothing beats handmade though ☺️PS. Thanks and hi to my followers...thanks for those new ones, but also those oldies...I am so grateful when I see your names pop up in my likes 😘•••#seekinspirecreate #aquietwinter #myquietmoments #myhappyviews #moderncalligraphy #mamamaker #craftymama #makingwinter #asimplechristmas #behomefree #mynestandburrow #embracingtheseasonsathome #91magazine_paperlove #handmade #thankyoucard #wholeheartedliving #thathyggefeeling #thestilllifecollective #myeverydaymagic #nestandthrive #littlestoriesofmylife #thehandmadeparade #thesincerestoryteller #homeisacottagehandmade #handmadecard #papercraft
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2017/12/06 04:43:18

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Gluten free cupcake anyone?! I made these for the christening and now have about 50 in the freezer to whip out for the next three preschool bake sales and pretend that I'm supermum...this mum only managed one offering for the bake sales last year so this year, fingers crossed! 🤞🤞🤞
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2017/12/04 04:17:23

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It has been such a long time between posts. Full of baking, Chloe's christening, wonderful times with friends and family, and the start of Christmas. But here is Chloe's christening cake from a week ago. She really disliked (actually I thibk she actually hated) the day, but when everyone left she had a little picnic in the party room with her sister and she was suddenly her normal, happy self. I wonder if she will be shy when she grows up. Happy Sunday friends and hiya to some lovely new followers. I hope all your weekends were sprinkled with festive cheer xx
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2017/11/22 15:44:19

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To all the gorgeous people going to the @huntersandheels #huntersandheelsinstameet I hope you have the most fabulous time and that you eat, drink and laugh the afternoon away! I will be thinking of you all and watching stories avidly! Lauren you are amazing 😉😘
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2017/11/21 05:19:40

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Well I was too busy smashing through my #makealistmonday to post the list making procedure earlier today...but here's to a productive Monday. Now for the lovely Nigella, with decaf (ummm yes, I'm a decaf girl after 4pm) and a #waitrosefood blondie (recipe a couple of months ago and I just keep making them!)
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2017/11/19 04:47:50

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This world is pretty spectacular a lot of the time...but you do have to look. Happy Saturday night. Come to mama Gilmore Girls #onlyhappyendingswilldo
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2017/11/18 00:00:19

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Friday cake, gotta be a tradition ☺️. We've been very busy getting ready for Chloe's Christening next weekend...we tend to go a bit overboard when we have a party and this one is no exception...handmade Christmas decorations and homemade jam anyone?! Honestly you'd think it was a wedding! But I iced and decorated the cake yesterday and I am pretty chuffed (it obviously isn't this one!)☝️. Happy Friday peeps!
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2017/11/16 02:24:42

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Instagram has most definitely influenced me...to re-take up calligraphy using ink and nibs rather than the pens I used to have when I was younger. It has filled my dining room table with dried hydrangeas in all sorts of random glass jars/vessels and it has made me use my dining room table every Tuesday night for a date night with Francis when we always have dinner late with candles. So thank you @hannah.straughan @thepostmansknock @rvk_loves @blackchalkco @piecescalligraphy @we.made.this.home to name but a few...you have made me look at things differently and I appreciate it ☺️😘
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2017/11/12 04:14:09

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For #theweeklyhashtagchallenge with @littlepaperswan and @edinburghwithkids This is me...well pretty much me...you ain't getting anymore of me, because then it wouldn't be me...if you get me?! Anyways, we've been YouTubing all the crimbo adverts...total sob fest! I love the John Lewis one - made me cry so it is a winner! Then we looked at the John Lewis 2014 one...sobbing tears of joy which Ruth was wiping away and looking at me slightly confused. We first watched it in Australia while we trekked from Cairns to Sydney with a 9-11 month old disastrous sleeper. That song became the background to a photo album of our year. The photos took us from expecting Ruth, to her birth, our wonderful holiday, our painful sleep difficulties and our wonderful year. @johnlewisretail I hope you know just how treasured some of your ads become 😘. So there you go #thisisme and I am one heck of a softie 🙊
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2017/11/11 18:07:18

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Happy weekend 😁, I've been treated to an 8am start by my darling husband and we have croissanted and looked through a very good friend's wedding photos...so a pretty lovely start to this much anticipated weekend 😁😍. What are your plans? 😘
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2017/11/10 05:06:15

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A perk of single glazing in a drafty old house?! Chloe was watching Ruth intently...so much love there 😍. Another perk of this old house is the total ease of sound travelling through the floorboards...I say a perk, because right now I'm sitting in the room below Ruth's listening to her singing a very happy little song 😍😍😍
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2017/11/09 04:08:50

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Yesterday marked one year of Chloe. The memories of the days leading up to her birth are still so incredibly vivid...it felt like I was walking around seeing shadows of the year before. It has been a wonderful year. Ruth is a gentle and kind big sister, and our hearts have grown and are full to bursting. #ourlittlechloeannabellehope #oneyearold #heartsfulloflove