#ttt. two.

Just a few things I've been thankful for this week.

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- Starting hot yoga again! I went twice last week and once so far this week (in addition to my regular exercise routine). My body feels more strong than it has in months.

- Committing to meditation. I use the Headspace app and it's absolutely wonderful; I'm finding that daily meditation really helps to keep me calm. 

- Sunday funday with my friend Bardley: exxopolis meandering (see above), Swan-Thing purchasing, Pimms drinkin' and Croquet Club sittin' good times!

- My re-organised and clean office. It's the little things.

- The return of the Saturday Tradition! After 5 whole weeks away, Rufus and I finally got to sit at our favourite table in the sunshine at our favourite cafe; eat our toasties and drink our perfect coffees, and natter away.  

just a minute in January.

Eating: peaches from my Aunty's garden! 
Cooking: tonight? Mushroom and brown rice burgers from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. (EEK! They have a new one out! Anyone want to buy me an early birthday gift?)
Drinking: filter coffee! Oh, how I love thee...
Practicing: photography. I'm not very good (don't worry, you don't have to say anything, it's just a fact) but it's a hobby I'd really like to improve on. 
Mastering: the blue sky of my brainspace.
Learning: to be more mindful, and grateful for what I have.
Reading: Travelling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. I'm absolutely LOVING it, but it's bringing up some pretty hardcore wanderlust. 
Wanting: to make some blueberry muffins.
Looking: forward to Bali! 106 days!!
Listening: Lissie. Particularly this one. Also, this amazing podcast. The second story is absolutely beautiful.
Wasting: time on Pinterest. I can't help it - so many pretty images! It's something I want to change about myself - to live less through others and more in reality.
Wishing: I could be back on my family's verandah, with a glass of red wine in hand, watching the kangaroos.
Waiting: for Uni to start again! I needed these past few weeks of freedom to remember how much I enjoy learning. 
Liking: the cooler temperatures over the past few weeks! If I can't be at the beach, I'm really not a fan of hot weather.
Wondering: whether I should be pining for a tip to Vietnam in September, or Sri Lanka. Any words of advice?
Feeling: excited, happy, lucky, calm.
Hoping: to be more humble.
Watching: Sia's performance on SNL. Dang, that girl sings with such raw emotion. I saw her live perhaps 6 years ago now, and it still stands out in my mind as one of the very best performances I've ever seen.
Needing: to remember to put my retainer in at night - I've been grinding. (TMI?)
Smelling: Sukin's hydrating mist toner - it gives my poor, officey face a little refresher and the smell is calming.
Wearing: the weather's been all over the place lately, so I've not been wearing anything with real consistency.
Noticing: new shoots on my chili and zucchini plants! 
Grateful for: my job, my recently re-sparked career ambition, coffee breaks with girls at work... I'm so lucky.
Loving: Rufus' outstretched arm in the middle of the night. When I fall into bed after him and he stirs; his arm reaches over and pulls me in, close to him - that happy little nest of warmth.

#ttt (thankful things on thursday)

I thought I'd start a little weekly feature to highlight some awesome things that happen during the week. Three thankful things on Thursdays... because alliteration is my jam.

- Carving out time to sit our little garden nook; reading, eating breakfast, and recipe planning. Taking time in nature in the mornings to calm my headspace and get me grounded helps to set me up for a good day.

- Frequent cuddles with Jango. Sometimes when I'm laying on the carpet with him or even in bed, he'll snuggle right up to me and press his little nose against mine. It's just too much.

- Seasons, our new art print by James Jean. Oh, man, it is absolutely beyond stunning. (I'll touch on this further in a future post about our art collection. Exciting!) We're sourcing quotes to get it framed!

- Coffees from my new Aeropress! If you followed along last year, you might remember that an Aeropress was high on my wishlist for the better part of 2014! Luckily for me, my handsome man got me one for Christmas! I love it - the procedure of it all, along with the constant scent of fresh coffee in the air.

What are you thankful for this week?

slices of weekend.

A coffee date with breakfast nachos, a sushi run, our best red wine and my new favourite pizza with the Bestbones (feat. lots of laughter, TV talk, and celebrations of our one-year Melbourneiversary), a SHIELD marathon, and a bushwalk.

"jog on"
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the most kookaburras I'd ever seen in one place! this guy had a beetle in his beak.
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How was your weekend, guys? Hope 2015 is treating you well.

the most beautiful sunrise.

We left Adelaide early - 6am early, to be precise - to beat the heat on our way back to Melbourne, and were lucky enough to catch the sunrise from my parents' suburb in the southern wine region McLaren Vale. It was gorgeous - I didn't even edit these photos.


It was the perfect parting gift from the Universe - the stunning dawn of a beautiful new day as we left our old town for our new home.