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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I just love this transformation from summer to Autumn. Waking up to a storm and finally that cool weather. Where you can wear your rain boots and step right into puddles. Watch the droplets and the beautiful sound of rain on the umbrella. A nap while hearing the thunderstorm and an evening hot chocolate at the porch while the rain washes the grass and roses.

Can anyone fall in love with a season more?

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Today is one of those days that i hold on to as much as i can. One of those bright days when you feel you can achieve anything, do everything, be the best at what you do and the inspiration and creativity flows all around you. Lately i’ve figured, it’s how we choose to wake up in the morning. See the bright side in things and choose to have a good day.

September feels like such a great month so far and we’re only at the beginning! We’re rebranding Courses while i’m writing 4 new topics to launch in this and next month; Web Design, Big First Steps in Freelancing, Creating your Personal Style & an Instagram Bootcamp! On of it all, i’m slowly designing new things for the shop. These probably won’t launch any time soon as i want to take all the time in the world to create pretty much the best of me – but it will be worth the wait. Which is why, we’re doing our very first sale on the shop, with up to 25% off (hehe proud mama over here) What’s more, a rebrand and update on my beloved portfolio. This is a project i love doing every season and i have so much in my mind for this volume.

A couple of days ago, i found myself being inspired so much by the 20’s – such a beautiful era wasn’t it? The details, the golden touches, the colours – i feel like i found my new obsession. So today’s graphic project is slightly inspired by the 1920’s. Kinda loving this mood! Have an awesome week y’all!

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Isn’t September the best month of them all? Right after the craziness and heat of August, comes the most charming month. Cozy blankets, strolls in the rain and hot chocolates. The most comforting and as i always say, it always feels as the first day of the year, because it is!

 

Everyone feels rejuvenated and ready for brand new starts. And boy do we have some new things in our lives! I’m starting to love more and more this month and today, must have been one of the happiest days. Now all i need is some rain and moody / sweater weather.

 

Happy September 1st dear friends! Hope it finds where you want to be and full of energy.

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Who would have thought, just a month would feel this big! My live in the moment technique definitely paid off. Looking back at the beginning of August, feels like it was 3 months ago. Boy, did i have a good time.

If anyone had a rough summer, then you would know how last year’s vacation felt to me. Such a bad time management, too many obligations, zero time for fun. And was this year a tough one? You bet it was! Therefore, a whole month of doing only the things i wanted (and not had to) was just what my soul needed.

First day in the office today, and i feel like a completely new me. Full of inspiration, more than any other time in my life that i can remember of. My head is spinning of ideas, colours, projects and scheduling posts. Surprisingly, i don’t feel guilty / embarrassed / horrified at the thought that i abandoned my once well scheduled and organised blog. I guess, that’s the feeling of doing something you deserved.

Here’s to a fresh new start to all you who are back from vacation and planning new exciting things for the year! It’s so good to be back with you 🙂

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The past weeks i’ve done quite a lot of soul searching, being away from all the designing and creativeness when it comes to hands on work, but at the same time spending a lot of hours gathering inspiration from around me and the web.

Instagram was the first big revelation. I’ve always saw myself in certain way. The idea of minimalism, how easy and effortless black and white is, less is more etc etc. But bringing all of that to my surroundings and capturing them in a certain way made me miserable at some points and discouraged. Let’s face it. I don’t live in a very minimal place, nor my surroundings are black, white and clean. It took literally everything from me to open my eyes and realise that it was time for me embrace the beautiful place i live in and see the way things are, instead of making them in the certain way i wanted.

I’m not quite sure if it’s because the minimalist kind of person is so in right now, but there’s a small kick i’ve been feeling towards it lately. Of course, i still appreciate a clean smart design, a perfectly balanced use of space and simple things. But the way we used to see minimalism, as in two years ago (so fascinated by it, remember?) is just not working anymore for me. I love colour, i love flowers and plants, pastels, reds and pinks. I love emotions, romance, ladies with red lips, grain instead of vector, textures instead of white and for now, that is what makes me happy.

 

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A reason for existing. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Doing what we love and what makes us happy, instead of going with the flow and what’s popular. ps. Major love goes to my little sister who put up with me putting red lipstick on her and taking shot after shot on our balcony a few minutes ago.

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It’s been a week since i last posted, and have to say this time i don’t feel guilty at all! I’m at last on a very needed summer vacation for a whole month and all i’ve been doing this week was chilling!

Looking back to this year, we’ve done so many new things! New house, shop, courses, websites redesign and worked on numerous exciting new projects with clients. As i always say September feels like a the beginning of the year and here i am recharging my batteries for another thrilling one.

Ideally i would have guest posts, or a team creating posts for me, but as this is a personal blog i’ll be checking in and sharing our adventures this summer. You can catch up with Instagram and Snapchat (corinanika) were i get to share most of it.

Hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful summer. Hey, it’s almost August, crazy right?

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