Friday, March 22, 2019

That Maximalist Life


Jungle vibrations-design addict mom
If you're looking for a bit of weekend reading, I am over on the Society6 blog enthusiastically sharing about that maximalist life in my interview with Danielle. You can read it HERE

Love these colors together!- design addict mom

Yoga and Plants- yes please! -design addict mom
Have a great weekend everyone. xx


images: Lea Hartman

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica

Lush and  Beautiful Resort in Negril,Jamaica-design addict mom
     A loss of a loved one is never easy and although my mother-in law would've recently turned 90, it doesn't make it any less painful realizing that she is no longer here. Nonetheless, I do take solace knowing that she lived a long and full life and was deeply loved. We affectionately referred to her as Grandma Birdie, always sporting a twinkle in her eyes with the most contagious giggle/laughter. Grandma Birdie has touched countless lives and will always be remembered in the fondest of ways. I especially am grateful of the time we shared and that she was able to bless of the children's lives with her presence.  Though she lived in the United States, it was her wish and there was never any doubt that she would be laid to rest amongst her ancestors and other  family members in her beloved home district of Trelawny, Jamaica. Hence, the bit of quiet here on the blog as we prepared for travel to Jamaica with the children. 

   She received the most wonderful send off, very deserving of  the amazing matriarch and community servant that she was. I know she must've been beaming with pride. Whilst this was undoubtedly a bittersweet trip, Jamaica and its beauty has a way of salvaging ones wounds and we embraced that with open arms. It was the children's very first time here and observing them enjoying the beauty of Jamaica, one would think they were born here. They were right at home.  Here are some pics from our trip.  These were all snapped with an Iphone.


Country living in Jamaica-design addict mom
In the country where we spent a bit of our time

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom
a visit to Devon House was a must-the kids absolutely loved it there

Portland, Jamaica- design addict mom

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom

Portland, Jamaica-design addict mom

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom
We spent a few days in Portland too and it was the best! Everything was so lush and beautiful there!
A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom
Portland, Jamaica

The Hibiscus Hotel-Ocho Rios-Jamaica-design addict mom
A resort in Ocho Rios

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom
hanging at Miss T's kitchen in Ocho Rios

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom
stalls at the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon-Jamaica-design addict mom
the most beautiful blue at the Blue Lagoon

Negril, Jamaica-design addict mom

Negril, Jamaica

Rick's Cafe-Negril-Jamaica-design addict mom
Ricks cafe never disappoints

A Deep Loss that Took Us Back Home to Jamaica- design addict mom
Since we've returned,  the boys have been talking about Jamaica nonstop. They are already anticipating and talking about returning. xx