Love Is…


…ALWAYS THE ANSWER. Truthfully there’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this. These days I’m walking on sunshine, and I couldn’t be happier. The weather is getting warmer—I’ve been spending time at the beach with my boys and did some planting over the weekend. Life’s good.




Sometimes I have to laugh…about my life on social media. While I’m proud that my husband and I have mastered the art of photography my real life is nothing like my curated Instagram feed and yet it is part of me. Let me explain.

My Instagram feed is my creative outlet. I love editing photos while trying to create a certain theme/message on my feed. It’s very much planned out and yet my life isn’t as perfect as my feed. Most of my days are filled with mom duties and besides that I’m a wife who loves gardening and reading. Some of which I do not have much time for but this past weekend I did make the time and it felt good. Many of you may not know this but gardening is also a passion of mine. It makes me happy. To me that’s also love. I love being outdoors, being with my family and friends. And truthfully whenever I get a chance to not be on my phone I will take it. It’s refreshing not being glued into our phone. Having actual conversations with friends gladdens my heart—something I would never trade for anything in the world.

How about you?!

As always, thanks much for reading & have a great week!





  1. May 7, 2018 / 1:28 AM

    Yes! And reading a good book in the garden , in the sun , without a phone in reach is just a perfect wat to relax!

  2. Simone
    May 7, 2018 / 5:48 AM

    This ruffled dress looks so pretty on you Vanessa! A break from social media does so good and is very relaxing. Especially with my kids, they don’t want their mum to spend so many hours in front of your phone. Happy week babe

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  3. May 7, 2018 / 7:09 AM

    Iโ€™m the same with Instagram. I love crating fab new images and continuously challenging my creative side in order to keep filling my instagram outlet. Itโ€™s so much fun. You look incredible in ruffles ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. May 7, 2018 / 7:18 AM

    This sounds wonderful Vanessa! I’m starting to get into gardening. I just love how all that hard work pays off! I agree that taking a break from social media is relaxing! You look gorgeous in this dress!

  5. May 7, 2018 / 8:31 AM

    Could not agree with more babe, taking a break is so important and I loved hearing more about you , you super stylish as always ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  6. May 7, 2018 / 8:52 AM

    You look so gorgeous on that dress..When the weather is so good and sunny, I think much better to stay outside and just relax..
    Have a good start in a week Babe!!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

  7. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    May 7, 2018 / 11:12 AM

    You look gorgeous!! This post is great!! I love to take time for myself and read a good book!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  8. hellohilloryrenkema
    May 7, 2018 / 1:58 PM

    Omg this dress is so so pretty! The pattern, the colour, the shape — I love it all! Looks so cute on you girly!



  9. May 8, 2018 / 2:42 AM

    You look lovely as always. this dress is perfect for summer season. I always enjoy reading your posts. they are so creative. Enjoyyy

  10. May 8, 2018 / 8:37 AM

    This set is so gorgeous on you! Love the feminine ruffle detail!

    xo, Steph |

  11. Nina
    May 8, 2018 / 9:24 AM

    You look so pretty in this dress, Vanessa. I used to do little gardening, back home, it was making me so relaxed and happy.Have a nice day, gorgeous. xx

    Nina’s Style Blog

  12. Heidi
    May 8, 2018 / 11:23 AM

    You are so right about the social media world! Iโ€™m so happy to hear youโ€™re having a wonderful spring Vanessa, hope to see you soon friend!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  13. May 8, 2018 / 1:51 PM

    You look absolutely beautiful, Vanessa! I fell in love with this outfit the moment I saw it on IG, at first mistaking it for a dress. What a beautiful set! Speaking of IG, I love that you’ve opened up and shared how your feed is only one aspect of your life that doesn’t reflect the many others, which is the same for me, too. It’s definitely a creative outlet, though it can be so easy to compare ourselves or know that there are others comparing themselves to us based off of what is selectively chosen to be shown both ways. So, sometimes, it’s great to read other creatives sharing this. I’m glad you had a great weekend with the boys and got to plant! I love flowers and plants, too, but I for sure don’t have a green thumb, haha. Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great week!



  14. May 9, 2018 / 2:13 PM

    You look absolutely gorgeous Vanessa! This dress is so pretty, I love the one shoulder and ruffle detail too. Instagram is definitely a great creative outlet and can be a lot of fun but it’s also good to take a break from it. Gardening and spending time with your boys is a great way to do that! Thanks for sharing with us. Hope you’re having a great week so far.

    xo, Jackie

  15. May 9, 2018 / 5:04 PM

    Vanessa, you look absolutely breathtaking in this dress! I love the delicate stripes and that ruffle is KILLER. It really is great to take a break from social media (not to mention the Internet in general) and focus on what is tangible and in front of you like your gorgeous family! I used to really enjoy gardening but haven’t had a yard to do so in for the last five years. I’m finally going to have a yard again and can’t wait to get my hands in the dirt!

  16. May 10, 2018 / 5:04 AM

    Beautiful outfit! The weather in UK can be tricky, so as soon as I see a bit of sunshine, I go out in my garden and read.

    Beauty Nerd

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