I am always pinning images from the Girl with curves blog. She always looks great and gives women of all shapes and sizes the confidence and style inspiration that they deserve.
I love this pop up! Unfortunately I just saw it on pinterest and can’t find where it’s originally from but its wonderful what you can do with some coloured paper and some imagination! I think its an advert for air freshener- if so, what a good idea!
I’m having a little obsession with puff pastry recipes this week. I don’t know if its because the weather is getting cooler, or because of the crunch of leaves under foot but I just get the feeling that comfy cosy winter grub season is just around the corner and I for one cant wait! Both of these recipes are from delicious magazine and can be found here and here.
These pictures by Andreas Preis really caught my eye. I love the bold and simple designs- they are very striking- I have always been drawn to strong black outlines and graphic edges to illustrations. The pictures above are from a project called Animals of Berlin. You can see more of Andreas’s work here.
We have started going to the library as a family again and me and Rob have even been allocating time in the evening where we switch off the tv/lap-top/x.box/mobiles and just sit next to each other and read. I am currently reading “Sane New World” by Ruby Wax which is part biography, part instruction manual about depression, neuroscience, the brain, the mind and mindfulness meditation. It’s the third time I have read this book and I really love it. I wanted to refresh my memory of it because I have been doing mindfulness meditation for 17 days in a row (10 minute and 15 minute sessions once a day, not just continual meditation for days on end!) and this book is all about the science behind why it works.
“Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner – shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity.
With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.
If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.
Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living. “
Hope you are all having an interesting week so far!