diary of a mama: tea + cake


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. G on November 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

    love your pretty looking crockery in the 1st picture .. and the baby toes! oh so delightfully tiny x

  2. Catherine on November 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

    These are such beautiful little snippets of your weekend. Those precious little toes are just adorable and very kissable. That tea cup is very pretty too. Wishing you a beautiful Monday. xx

  3. Imogen Eve on November 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Seriously beautiful photos. I especially love the last one.

  4. Nicole on November 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I adore your kitchen. Love the baby toes and little fingers touching the freshly baked cake. And another beautiful butterfly crown…so many people oohed and ahhed over the crown you made for Skye! Everything here is so sweet and pretty as always 🙂 xx

  5. Steph @ this brown wren on November 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Just so very beautiful! Your world seems so peaceful and full of light. Thanks so much for sharing a snippet of it. Hope your week is a lovely one 🙂 x

  6. Brenda @ Mira Narnie on November 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

    wonderful pictures! your kitchen is divine!!! visiting from Emily's…lovely blog you have here xx

  7. jo on November 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    beautiful photos! i love your kitchen sink and window and that tea cup is gorgeous. have a wonderful week x

  8. Lisa on November 26, 2012 at 4:06 am

    holy moly, your kitchen is making me froth! One day (hopefully not too far into the distant future), we will be renovating our new house's kitchen and I am looking at the same style that you have, it is so beautiful! It's not an ikea kitchen by any chance? I found my "dream' kitchen there and it looks a lot like yours! Lovely images! 🙂

  9. Kate on November 26, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Little tiny baby feet! Ah, be still my heart! xo

  10. Fiona @ Brave New Vintage on November 26, 2012 at 4:06 am

    *sigh* that was a delightful jaunt for my eyes. xxx

  11. littlebitofthyme.com on November 26, 2012 at 5:27 am

    gorgeous photos!

  12. little sleep on November 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Lovely photos, those little baby toes are divine! Jude x

  13. look see on November 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Visiting via The Beetle Shack – gorgeous photos!

  14. Lottie Storey on November 27, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Just found you via Em. Love your pics, especially the foodie ones. And the summery skies – it's so cold and rainy here in England now…

  15. ::The Beetle Shack:: on November 27, 2012 at 3:30 am

    your kitchen is my DREAM kitchen! I used to have those dining chairs too but they were too large for our space 🙂

    thanks so much for joining in

    xo em

  16. Kirsty on November 27, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Awww – leetle itsy baby toes, so beautiful… my tummy's gone all warm and fuzzy… (not getting clucky. deep breath. not getting clucky!) Love your photos. Adore your kitchen. A belfast sink is definitely on my wish list!

  17. Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups on November 27, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Hi Natalie, I have just discovered your blog this morning and what a gorgeous space to find. Love your kitchen and you gorgeous pics. xx Sonia

  18. Jes on November 27, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I LOVE the little butterfly crown, will you be making any to sell in your Etsy store?? I'd love one for my daughter for her birthday.

  19. thelittlegnomeshome on November 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Oh thanks Lisa. If only it always looked that tidy!

    Oliver (my husband) 'designed' the layout and built the cupboards etc (yes they are from IKEA and benchtops), the sink, taps, door knobs were all sourced separately elsewhere. The window I found at a salvage antique yard. We had a builder build the wooden rangehood, shelves and fit the window. We did the grouting (oh my how my photos and our house has changed! – http://thelittlegnomeshome.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/corners-of-our-home.html)

    Natalie x

  20. thelittlegnomeshome on November 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Jes, Thank you! oh time is something I am so short of at the moment so I am not really putting any energy into my poor little ETSY store. I would be happy to make one for you depending on when you need it! Send me an email if you/ when you may like one and I shall let you know how I am going. Lovely to have you pop by x

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