Today marks week 38 for my -not so little anymore- belly and you can only imagine the anticipation level we’ve reached. Everything is ready, everyone prepared and any time now, we’ll be holding our little guy.

At the same time, although i should normally feel like slowing down, quite the opposite my mind is scheming and planning the next steps. The past few years in my freelancing and business building career, one i’ve learnt is that you can literally achieve anything you put your mind onto. No exceptions. All you need is hard work, a plan, determination and passion.

If we start talking about dreams, oh i have so many of them! I only wish i could clone myself and start working on each and every project i have in my mind. From the silk scarves we talked about the other day, to a summer inspired clothing / swimwear line, wallpaper design, textiles, homeware..don’t get me started. Were i’m loosing my thoughts entirely, is where do you stop? How do you choose which one is the right one to pursue especially when you have so many of them?

I guess just having them, is a great start for motivation isn’t it?

Exactly a year ago, we were living the dream while visiting Santorini for three days. Exactly two years ago, we were travelling to Berlin and Paris for a conference and my collaboration line with Pimkie. Oh how time flies by!

This is the first year we haven’t travelled anywhere, because well, more exciting things are coming! I was looking back at some memories for the past 7 years with Theo and i literally broke down to tears. We truly looked like babies in 2010.

Then i found these shots i hadn’t shared here. A little minimal and abstract and thought i’d show them to you. Although our trip to Santorini was chaotic – a photoshoot for our shop in just two days. But other than that, the few moments we had to ourselves without panicking were simply out of this world.

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WHAT I REMEMBER FROM SANTORINI

I’m not going to lie, we spent tons of money in these two/three days. But boy was it worth it! We were lucky enough to visit in April, where it wasn’t as chaotic as in the middle of summer. If you want to experience a dream like paradise this is it. The moment you step your foot and look at that view, you’ll probably get the feeling you’re flying.

At the same time, the white and pastel houses make this place even more unreal. I vividly remember not believe my eyes and being aware of all that space surrounding me. Feeling exposed and at the same time surrounded all that endless blue. Looking outside our room’s window you’d think we were looking at a postcard – and we were.

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Inspiration

If you’re looking for inspiration, this is the place to be. Every step is simply picture perfect. From the architecture, to the minimalism, the colours and forms. Even the colour of the earth and oh that magical sunset.

I thought Santorini was overrated, but looking back now i have so many dreamy things to remember. That magical sunset we sat in our warm jacuzzi and watched the flaming sun dive in the sea, with a glass of white wine. If it could get any better, right after it all the lights lit on and right below us all the little houses looked like flying fireflies.

I bet you all are already planning or might have planned  your vacation. For us, it will be vacation on our island, but probably not same as the previous years. Hope i spread some wanderlust and inspiration to you all! A little something to get us through the week.

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It’s been a long long week, full of working hours and new pretty colourful projects i’m working. You may have spotted the illustration i did for Apartment Therapy and you’ll definitely be seeing it on their Instagram stories quite often.

We’re already in Athens were things are a bit more hectic and crazy, but enjoying every bit of it so far. Did this quick lettering today in between projects to remind you that you’re pretty! I’ve been feeling so crappy most of my pregnancy until i obviously realised that beauty came from within and not fro whether i wear fancy clothes and have my makeup on.

*Said the girl who has been wearing pjs 24/7 for the past 8 months*

I’ve been sitting here for a few minutes, trying to put my thoughts into words but it’s just not going to happen. How can someone describe the feeling that they’re only four weeks away from bring a baby to this world? It feels so big and at the same time so unreal. It’s so unreal that i almost sometimes forget that i’m pregnant and feel that our lives will go on as they are.

Maternity shots are not a thing here – i even had to convince Theo to take a few shots of for that reason. We don’t intend to have a second baby for lots of reasons, and although i could go on with my iPhone shots here and there, i really wanted to look like i didn’t just wake up for once. So i got my hair did and put on some makeup and thank god for the weather i was able to walk barefoot on the sand. Looking at these pictures i feel a little self conscious, but i’ve shared raw and unfiltered posts for the past years, so why stop now?

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Honestly, i’m in a great place right now. Pregnancy finally feels like i imagined it to be – happy, glowy and exciting. Most of the day i feel so blessed and special. Jason already shows us his character which makes me silently “aw” the whole time. He loves kicking me on my ribs, he generally loves moving, but thank you little guy for sleeping whenever i sleep. He calms down when daddy puts his hand on my belly and we loves listening to the Harry Potter theme (of course he’s my son). We’ve seen him having his little foot on his ear and we’ve already seen him suck his thumb.

 

We’re soon leaving our tiny piece of land to spend a month in Athens so we can be close to the hospital just in case. Although i hate being away from home and our furry family, getting ready, doing all the final shopping and being close to family makes this experience even more special. I don’t think i can even imagine how birth is going to feel, but i couldn’t be more lucky having everyone i love with me and most of all having the most loving, caring partner i could ever ask for.

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