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I can't even begin to describe how magical Bec's house is. When I first started following her on instagram I nearly died. She is so crafty!! So of course I reached out to her and low and behold a couple months later I was driving down her driveway to stay with her for a couple of nights!! While I was there I photographed nearly everything she's ever bought and or made haha, I even managed to cram into my suitcase, two beautifuly handmade dresses and a couple thrifted tops. 

The photos below are a day in the life of with her and her daughter. Bec took me to her favourite beach, we went and got lattes in the morning, then played dress up with a dress she made out of an old table cloth (that now looks fit for a queen) and some stunning flower crowns by @foxandcoflowers. 

I little blurb I stole from her site....

So lately I have put myself on a new path, not one of self improvement but one of self-nourishment. They look kinda similar, but one is heaps easier to maintain and actually ends up leading to the other anyway...

I have kept my plan really simple...

1. I have started moving my body. I have joined a gym! But for the first time in my life I haven't joined up with an expectation that I will look like a supermodel in 8 weeks. I simply want to live a healthier lifestyle. And I have been actually going!

2. I have joined a ceramics class. My creativity is my fuel for life. Especially as I make my living in creative industries, when my creativity wanes my whole world suffers. So I am nourishing my creativity by giving myself space to explore something new without the pressure of an outcome.  Learning a new skill for love, not money, has my creative brain ticking over at a hundred mph in all aspects of my life. And once I am tired of ceramics, I will try jewellery, and then lead-lighting, and then......

3. Self love. I am learning how to listen to my inner dialogue. I am really thinking on what ILOVE and ENJOY. I can't believe how much I LOVE daisies. Is there a more beautiful flower?! Warm fires. Fresh sheets. Late afternoon walks. Morning snuggles. Vanilla scented candles. gardening. Vintage craft books. Crochet in bed. Avocados. Pink and red, together, My favourite colour combo of all time! I feel like everytime I stop and think on what I love, I reconnect with myself and and what truly inspires me. I listen to my bodies wants and needs and I am paying close attention to both. I have been eating healthier foods more regularly. But I have also been treating myself to afternoon tea and cake whenever I feel the need. Taking longs baths. Long walks. Long naps. Podcasts and guided meditation one day, netflix in mypyjamas the next. Balance.

I am totally making it up as I go, but I suppose the whole point of it is finding flow and going with it, rather than the constant hustle of achieving! How do you find balance? Anyone else been feeling the pressure of the self-improvement culture?

Bec xx

You MUST follow her on insta her handles are > @sugarshackphotography + @sugarshack_styling_co and her website blog has some amazing reads https://www.sugarshackstylingco.com