Our special Mother’s Day

– Post in collaboration with Laura Ashley-

We never properly celebrated Mother’s Day, we’ve moved around so much that, at times, we just forgot on which day it was taking place in the country that we were living in at that point in time.

I’m so glad that we can now consider ourselves settled, slow down a bit and, finally, feel at home.

This Mother’s Day will be extra special as it will be 2 days after Harvey’s first birthday! It’s almost impossible to believe as time seems to have flown by. I must say that I’m both sad and relieved that this first year is done and dusted: it was a difficult year and although I will miss those newborn snuggles, I’m happy that we have a slightly more normal routine and that I can plan my days better.

We’ve been living in this house for over a year now but the house still feels a bit unfinished. There are still some finishing touches needed here and there; especially in our bedroom. I wonder if I will ever feel fully satisfied with the look of the house. Probably when that happens it will be time for us to move again, ahah!

This is what I’m going to celebrate and be thankful for: my little family, living in the city of my dreams and in a house that I truly love. I honestly couldn’t ask for more.

Motherhood has changed me completely and some days I find it so hard to juggle: being expats means that we have no family support and sometimes that is really tough. However being a mum is also the best thing that ever happened to me: I feel stronger than ever, I finally realised what I want to do with my life and I’m working very hard to achieve it. It is like becoming a mother made me find the right path in life.

As we will celebrate at home, I wanted to add some spring vibes to my living room. Laura Ashely never disappoints with her seasonal collection and, with their new French Romantic range, they’ve really outdone themselves. This timeless collection mixes touches of violet to green hues and pale amethyst shades, creating a calming yet vibrant ensemble. I so wish I could do a feature wall using the gorgeous Violetta wallpaper but I fear that our landlord wouldn’t appreciate that. Well, a girl can dream right?

As this collection seems to have my name written all over it, I was over the moon to style a few pieces in my reception room. The French Romantic set of three boxes is perfect to fill my still empty white shelves and gives them a needed touch of color. This cute storage solutions is perfect for keeping all my photo props.

The soft velvet of the Nigella cushions is always a winner when it comes to softness and quality. I have paired one of those with a Violetta Embroidered Iris Cushion, they look so vintage together: a match made in heaven really. Finally I have combined few more items from the Laura Ashley new collection and arranged flowers in the same tones of my pillows.


How are you going to celebrate this Mother’s Day? Whatever you do, I just wanted to say a huge well done to all of you for juggling it all at your very best everyday on this amazing journey!


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