MEMORY COLLECTIONS WITH TIMESHEL first appeared on EMILYALDER.
If you have been following along here or on @emilyalder for a while you know how much I love capturing family moments and daily memories. I am terrible at bringing a real camera anywhere, but I am always whipping out my iPhone to snap pictures and videos. Many of which I don’t share socially, but snapshots in time I want to remember. Recently I was scrolling through the 1,400+ photos I have on my phone and realized I’m not really doing anything with all these memories, besides the occasional Instagram post. I usually get a couple printed each year as gifts, but other than that, they just sit on my phone or computer. It was a little shocking to think that all these moments were almost being discarded by me, the person who treasures them so much.
This beautiful one bedroom one bathroom retreat located off the Oaxaca Coast in Mexico is high on my to visit list. The home is a work of art, providing the basic necessities in a natural and elegant environment. A private pool, views for days, and a short walk to the ocean, this would be the perfect couple getaway (hint hint hubby).
We recently put an offer in on a little cottage in South Laguna. While it wasn’t exactly what we were looking for and needed some work, we were excited at the prospect of buying something and put some real work into it. During that time I went in to over drive looking at ideas to make the space functional. It would have taken some work to get the home in the shape we needed and during that time all the kids share a bedroom layout that was large enough for two bedrooms, but had a crazy floor plan. I wanted to gather some ideas that would work for us if our offer went through.
Last Spring Matt and I jumped on the Whole 30 bandwagon in an effort to reset our bodies, digestive system, and begin some better family routines. It was a really great experience, but can difficult to do as a family of five. While we enjoyed our experience, it’s not something we practice continually. However, the process gave us motivation to pay more attention to what ingredients are in the products we have in our household. I’ve always prided myself on buying as healthy and organic as I can. I TRY to cook homemade well-balanced meals at least 3-4 times a week. Yet, the when going through the rules and ideas behind Whole 30, I realized I wasn’t shopping simple. As in, simple ingredient lists. We have found some amazing recipes that have become staples and we work hard to keep our products as clean as we can.
Urban Outfitters is having an awesome home sale right now. Tons of their home products are up to 40% off. If we weren’t in the middle of trying to buy a home, I would be all over some of these items. Here are a few things that have been sitting on my wishlist and are taking some serious restraint not to buy before we move.