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a brand new morning

It was the perfect start to the brand new year - delicious spelt bread, peach preserves, slow-drip coffee and a bit of world news from the warmth of inside.  I plan on reflecting a lot about the past year, and scribbling out our plans for the next.  My biggest hope for the day is to spend some time cleaning up and starting the year with a fresh home and sorting through old photos for a "wrap-up of 2012" post I've been trying to organize.  I have so much gratitude for the growth I've seen to this space in the past year, and can't wait to continue to share our story with you. Thank you all for inspiring me and welcoming me into your community with open arms.  I feel so blessed.

Happy New Year, friends - from our family to yours, I truly hope this year is your best one yet.

If you find yourself needing a bit more inspiration, this post puts everything into perspective quite perfectly.
(via flowerchilddwelling)


  1. This 1st photo reminds me of my mom, who makes her coffee just like that. Happy 2013!

    1. Happy 2013 to you too, mama! Making coffee like that is my new favorite way to brew.

  2. Happy New Year Kate. Thank you somuch for the link you provided... Wow! All I can say is that it's opened up my eyes. A New Year is kind of exciting because of all the possibilities it promises in the next 365 days ahead of us! I have loved coming to your space since discovering it... You have a lovely way.

    Sophie xo

    1. I'm so, so glad that the link could offer some insight. That's exactly what it did for me - I had to share! Just the comfort of knowing that we will never stay stagnant even if we tried is enough to start this year on a high note. Thankful you've found your way over here, and I look forward to getting to know you better in the coming year! :) xo

  3. thank-you for that beautiful link. can't wait to see 2013 unfold as have nothing but butterflies {and a 39 week old bubba} in my tummy about it! happy new year to you. xx ashley

  4. glorious morning (and i love spelt bread too)--and these shots:)

    Can't wait to ring in the new year through blogging with you--looking forward to you
    sharing more of YOU with US!


  5. I love the optimism of a new year...and have a feeling this one will be a pretty ace one too. Looking forward to sharing stories in blogland - and especially can't wait to hear about the journey from a family of three to four! x

  6. Beautiful shots - very inspiring! :)

  7. Happy New Year!! It looks like a great start to the year

  8. These are beautiful photos! Love how bright it is :)


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