Happy Thanksgiving dear friends! I hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful time with your friends and families. The holiday season is upon us and this is something we all need for the end of 2016. Something cheerful and happy to look forward to.

My heart warms with all your wishes and love on our pregnancy announcement. The morning we woke up after the announcement, we both felt so loved and surrounded by positive vibes for us and our baby. Thank you, thank you so much! One of the things i’m mostly grateful is you. In a world were a lot of things and people are messed up and negative, being surrounded by all of you amazing individuals is one of a kind.

In a chaos of negativity these days, all we need to focus is on the good things. There are so much to be thankful, and this day is a beautiful reminder.

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I told you it would be a month of big revelations. And our biggest secret yet, finally out in the open! We’re expecting!

We’ve known since early September, which makes me aaaalmost half way there. Though you wouldn’t be able to see a bump yet, it’s the tiniest you could ever imagine. It took everything i had, not to share the news with you the moment we found out as we’ve been waiting for this baby for a year now. You can only imagine how happy we are right now. Every experience, every step of it a little adventure.

What i hadn’t expected, was how difficult a pregnancy can be. Especially those early months, geesh! I can go on and on about feeling hungry and not being able to eat and about the all-day-long-sickness. Ready to put that all back now and focus on the exciting parts. Like, picking a name and preparing a nursery!

So many ideas, thoughts and inspiration to share with you.

ps. Spent a whole day learning the basics of After Effects just to create our Pregnancy Announcement card. Our family of four is growing!

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Today has been a rather heavy and gloomy day for all of us and it seems the day just draws all the negative vibes. Can’t say that today has been easy, one that i and am sure a lot of you will remember for days to come. However, i’ve grown to be a positive person and always believe that we’ll wake in a brighter day tomorrow. Sometimes it may seem impossible, but life can’t always be that bad right? It’s what we choose to believe and see.

I’ve promised to start sharing some of the great things happening in my life right now, and here it is today, a collaboration i’ve been dying to talk about! Earlier this summer, i was asked to design for Artifact Uprising, and work on a set for their 2016 Holiday Collection. I’ve been always admiring AU for the quality they put out there and there was no way on earth i would turn this one down.

What’s really awesome, is that the team gave me complete freedom to design the layout, lettering and the colour palette. You know me, gold, copper and silver foils, brush strokes, blush shades and some tangerine thrown in there. And voila! Here’s what we’ve created and i couldn’t be more proud.

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A huge hug to all my dearest friends! It’s been a week since i last blogged as i was away on a quick trip, and oh how i missed blogging and catching up with you. I was pretty certain i would be able to blog while away, but as always that’s as impossible as me riding a broomstick.

November is here, and it’s finally a lot gloomier today! We just came back from our trip with new Christmas ornaments and will be putting up our Christmas tree tomorrow! We might be the crazy few who start decorating more than a month before Christmas, but it’s all about the cozy, warm vibes these days you know?

As for my little butterfly on this graphic, i must have spent a couple of hours trying to find a way to incorporate my beloved botanicals on top of the N. Not very Christmassy but there’s something light about it that just makes me happy!

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If you know me well, you’ll probably know how much i hate being secretive. I’m always the worst when it comes to keeping personal exciting things away from everyone else. From the beginning of Fall, Theo and i have been working on some extraordinary secret projects that i simply cannot share with you. I normally would have already, but after dealing with other designers stealing concepts / ideas / actual artwork, i had to necessary evolve and keep all the big stuff to myself until it’s the right time. Kinda hating if you ask me. The whole fun is to share your happiness and process right?

These projects of ours, include lots of new skills, good old designing from my side and lots of icon making. Which is why i’m sharing a Halloween inspired set i did this morning. Sadly, my shop has been left a little behind, there’s only so much one person can do! I’m secretly hoping i’ll be able to have a calendar ready for the new year, but who knows?

Lots of exciting news and revealing them in November! I’m cherishing every single days these weeks, as they mean so much to us. Can’t wait to tell you all about everything!

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Can’t believe it’s the Halloween week already! I feel like sobbing for just a second because it went by so fast, and i wish i had stopped for a bit to enjoy it. Nevertheless, i intend to make most of this week, with squeezing some Halloween inspired artworks, Hocus Pocus on my noon breaks and let’s not forget Harry Potter every night of the week.

 

I’ve been lighting up candles every night and Theo has been teasing me about the crazy amount of pumpkins we have in our living room. And wait, until we spray paint them gold haha. We were supposed to carve the spookiest faces on a couple of them this weekend, but laziness got the best of us. Instead a lot of couch and tv was involved, and candle lighting of course.

 

Halloween week plans are pretty much the best aren’t they?

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We’re already half way through Autumn, and somehow my mind is still in the summer. Could be part of the fact that living on an island, all the best things you can do are during the summer season. And trust me, this one was definitely the best we ever had! So many people, mostly family, so many different places to explore and so many new adventures.

Even though i always considered myself a homebody, i’ve realised i’m more of an outdoorsy kind of type! Summer and October came and gone, and with all kinds of changes in our life, plus tons of work, we haven’t been outside home much. More like not at all, which is mostly the reason i’m laying low on Instagram these days. Not many exciting things to post about, since i’m mostly staying indoors.

So on Friday, i kept my schedule clear and instead we hit the beach, where i could sit and write one of the newest Courses. Not a great idea to be quite honest, as the sea and serenity was all so distracting, i ended up putting my laptop down and enjoying the view. Early this summer i had it all figured out, and now, here i am trying to adjust into new routines and different seasons.

What has helped me a lot with the season change, was a bit of decoration. Pumpkins, vases of dried red leave, candles in the dark and a bowl full of acorns. Hot chocolate and evening walks with Bella in the forest.

What’s your favourite thing that calms you down, and helps you stayed focused and relaxed in your everyday life? Would love to hear some seasonal tips!

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