Friday, 10 November 2017

In The Stars

Our home is pretty much ninety percent child orientated in that everything we have focuses on the fact that there are two small people running around the house; one who likes playing with Nerf guns late at night and the other who will empty any box, cupboard or drawer they can get their hands into, and both enjoy climbing. over. every. thing. We do tend to have to keep things quite simple and practical, which in a way is my type of styling anyway (probably not so much Joes!) as I love the clean, minimal look. I think we also realise that it won't be this way for ever and that there are more important things to us than being able to display things around our home that won't get sticky little fingers all over! Having said that we do have small corners of our own dotted around in hidden places and small things that we've had since before we got married are kept on shelves where they're visible to us and out of reach to others!
I think it's easy to lose yourselves as people when you become parents; I know it's a cliche but you can get so caught up in your children and their needs that sometimes you forget what you did before! While I don't think it's worst thing in the world, it's always nice to be reminded of special times you had before, and as a married couple, that it all started with just the two of you.

Joe very unexpectedly surprised me with a really beautiful gift a few weeks ago that I just love and I thought I'd share it with you, as it is on our living room wall now.
He'd come across a website called The Night Sky that makes custom star maps for any date you choose. The stars have been a bit of a prevailing theme in our relationship for lots of reasons, but the night we got engaged, my birthday, we were actually sat out in my mum's garden (on a trampoline no less) looking up at the stars like we often did; The map is a copy of the constellations that were in the sky on that night. I was totally bowled over by such a thoughtful gift (and may have cried a little.) I'm not great with saying how proud I am to have Joe as my husband but I am continually surprised by his capacity to show me so much love and grace. It really meant a lot to me to receive something like this, that's so connected to our story.
We don't have a lot of things in our home that are just for us so I love that this square is ours. I love that we have this memento on our wall of the night we decided to start this crazy and beautiful journey. It's something I hope will stay in our home forever and remind us how it all started, 
with just the two of us. 


1 comment

  1. I love that you have that special area, that’s such a lovely thing to do x


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