diary of a mama: jam drops + doilies

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 December 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I love jam drops! and actually I love all of your pictures – they are beautiful x

  2. Brenda @ Mira Narnie on December 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

    stunning snippets of your week! i literally took a gasp as i scrolled through each one! that mango ice-cream sounds divine. Enjoy your week x

  3. Catherine on December 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Look at those two happy little girls:) And that mango icecream sounds yummy, the mangoes taste so good at the moment. Your photos are all so beautiful Natalie. Wishing you a beautiful week. xxx

    P.S. Thank you for your kind words on my last post. xx

  4. Steph @ this brown wren on December 16, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I love how your baby sets the table! So beautiful. Your kitchen looks such a warm and inviting place to be. Perhaps thats why such delicious things come out of it. Your home just looks filled with light and beautiful loving energy. Hope your week is beautiful 🙂 x

  5. little sleep on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures : )
    Have a great week xx

  6. Imogen Eve on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Beautiful photos. Your girls are gorgeous. And homemade Mango icecream, yummy! I love the snapshot of the corner of your kitchen, lovely light.

  7. Kate on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    So peaceful… Have I ever told you that you have my dream kitchen? Swoon.

  8. Julia Kuku Couture on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I love your sweet snaps. Your Kitchen look like such a lovely place and your girls are just adorable.

  9. Bec Zacher on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    beautiful pics, love your daughters clothes. If only i had time to sew these days, my little ones look the same ages as yours. Busy days these are 😉

  10. ashley on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I have had one of those mattresses on the wish list forever. Beautiful photos. X

  11. Laura on December 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Gorgeous images and what a beautiful home you have.

    x Laura

  12. Vanessa on December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Jam drops. One of the nicest things to make with little ones, and one of the nicest things to eat. We haven't made them for ages! P.S. I love your duck egg kitchen tiles. x

  13. little wild moose on December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Second photo down – gorgeous! Milly is looking like her own little person all of a sudden. Wool mattress is on my wishlist but I doubt we will ever be able to afford it. That ice cream looks delicious – I need to put ice cream maker on my birthday list for next year… x

  14. ::The Beetle Shack:: on December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    totally beautiful, as always 🙂

    I think i need to visit your kitchen Natalie, for food, inspiration and.. um… food. Oh and your windows 🙂

    xo em

  15. Lisa on December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I must be aging on first glance I was admiring the baking (mmm food) then I fell in love with your wooden bench tops!! I'm such a MUM!!

    Visiting from the beetle shack <3

  16. Veronica on December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    such beautiful babes. i love your kitchen. i had been meaning to mention this from a previous post. gorgeous. xo

  17. chair and chair on December 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Such sweet photos.. And your windows… I die x

  18. Zara on December 26, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Just discovered your sweet blog.
    Your photos are lovely.
    Jam drops, I havent baked them for some time. I'll add them to my list.

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