diary of a mama: festive

In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You’ve all heard the saying, “a picture speaks a thousand words”. My intention is for these images to fill your soul with nourishment and a deep knowing that the work you do in your home + raising your children is sacred.







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  1. Laura on December 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Lovely captures. All your food looks delicious. What is in those cupcakes?

    The black and white at the beach is my favourite.

    x Laura

  2. sarah on December 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    little moments captured beautifully …your food makes me hungry – it all looks delicious! x

  3. Marta on December 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Ohh, it is so funny to see Christmas in summertime.

  4. sascedar on December 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    so beautiful- a child's face in candlelight is magical, don't you think? have a sweet week :)sarah

  5. Kate on December 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Marta, I agree! These are lovely photos… and whatever it is you've been cooking looks delicious!

  6. Steph @ this brown wren on December 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    What beautiful images! All your food looks so very wholesome and delicious. And your babies are gorgeous. WIshing you a lovely day 🙂 x

  7. Brenda @ Mira Narnie on December 2, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    oh how delightful those pictures are…and its lovely seeing the hint of Christmas beginning to filter into our week! love the fennel and lemon! oh yum!

  8. ashley on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

    your little girls are absolutely beautiful. as are your photos. i get giddy visiting your space:)
    x ashley

  9. ::The Beetle Shack:: on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

    As always, these are completely delightful- did you make the little vintage sheet dress for your lady? I'd love to know where you got the pattern

    xo em

    p.s thanks for joining in, thats lovely 🙂

  10. Tammi Nepia on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Oh what gorgeous images! I particularly love the vintage sheet dress your little one is wearing.

  11. Kirsty on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Such beautiful photos. The sight of the cherries instantly had me thinking about what's in the cupboard to eat. Mmm. Love the peonies and the first Advent candle! So special.

  12. little wild moose on December 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

    These photos are stunning! I love this little peek into your days. x

  13. Imogen Eve on December 3, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Oh my, so much yumminess.

  14. Gill on December 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Gorgeous…Stumbled across your blog while searching for advent Christmas ideas for my work and home (i'm an early childhood teacher and mother of 2 young boys) and I am so glad to have found you. Lovely blog, full of many inspiring ideas!

  15. Nicole on December 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Such beautiful photos (and two beautiful girls). I love your advent boxes…I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to steal your Christmas fairy idea for next year. I hope you're having a lovely week Natalie xx

  16. Catherine on December 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Natalie your photos are all just beautiful. I do love the look of those muffins you baked, peonies one of my favourite flowers, beeswax candles the smell is divine (must make some) and sweet little babies learning to crawl all wonderful things going on in your world. Wishing you a wonderful week. xx

  17. Victoria on December 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    seems we have somewhat similar tastes – with peony and cherry action in both our houses! Your babes are utterly gorgeous x

  18. Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups on December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

    These photos are so beautiful – thank you so much for sharing them with us. xx

  19. Pink Ronnie on December 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Agree with what everyone else has said – these images are beautiful and warm my heart…
    Ronnie xo

  20. Stacey on December 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Lovely captures, happiness to you all x

  21. Natalie @ the little gnomes home on December 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks Laura, shall be posting the muffin recipe soon – cherry, blackberry and macadamia nut. mmmm x

  22. Natalie @ the little gnomes home on December 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    not I……the village craft shop in Gerringong. x

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