Last Sunday, we took advantage of the rare sunny weather and went on a nice long walk by the beach. Surprisingly, life happens and i don't get to enjoy everything the island has to offer me often. Most of the times we just simply have too much to do, having only the evenings to watch a movie, relax and recharge for the next day.

The past couple of weeks have been one of the most stressful in my life, as it's what happens when big changes are coming. I surprised myself by how difficult it was to stay positive as i usually do, but i always have my other -positive- half to bring me back to normal myself.

Today i feel like a new me focusing on my achievements and not my failures. Above all, i want to encourage you all to do more of the things you love every day. Stop being held back by the things you can't do, and focus on what you can do and how you can make it better.

We have just the right plans for the mood tonight.. La La land! I bet this movie will make me see everything so much brighter. Here's to enjoying life a little more! You can also download an iPhone wallpaper of this artwork here.

I’m sure you’re familiar with the feeling of being bombarded by your own brain. I think it’s something rather common in our era. All the things you want to do, everything you want to achieve and it all piles up to one unreachable mountain? I bet everyone’s brains these days are working in full speed. From our own personal anxieties, to the stressful changes in world, good and bad.

I find myself quite often drowning in my thoughts, to do lists and sometimes yes, my own negativity and self doubt. But this morning while Theo and i were laughing about something stupid in the car, i realised one great but simple thing, that made everything seem lighter. We don’t have to go through it all on our own. Shit happens every day and i dare you to name one person who doesn’t have his own burden to carry.

But we all have love in our lives and i can’t think anything greater than that. There’s nothing you can’t go through with if you’re being loved. It will give you the strength and optimism to go through with anything that burdens you.

I’m not a Valentine’s Day type, but i have the need to dedicate my focus on love and spreading lots of it throughout the whole month. Then i can allow myself to crawl back to my little hole of misery every now and then 🙂 

 

Today’s scans are my favourite of them all. These roses had a satin feel and i couldn’t be happier that that’s exactly how they turned out here. You can right click save as iPhone and desktop wallpapers (the last pattern is on my screen right now and it feels so romantic!). Kindly remember, they’re meant for personal use as always.

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Can’t believe how quickly time flies, and here i am almost 26 weeks / almost 6 months pregnant. Feeling little baby kicking more and more, it makes this whole thing even more real. We get to understand when he sleeps and when he’s awake, when he likes music or when there’s too much noise for him to handle. I was never too mushy or had the baby fever, but oh boy this whole thing definitely makes my heart melt.

We have already ordered a crib and a dresser (and a few cute outfits) but we’ve yet to start decorating the nursery. In fact, we took a spontaneous trip today to the city to do some baby shopping. Long story short, we realised we’re not the spontaneous type of people and this whole trip has been a small disaster. BUT, setting everything aside and focusing on little Jason.

This isn’t much of a mood board, but rather a small illustration i did yesterday, with out little boy in mind. The theme of the nursery will be a mix of folk stories and woodland adventures. I love all things white, beige and neutral, with a mix of black and spots of colour. The illustration probably doesn’t have as much colour as i’m planning to add, but i think it sets up the mood nicely.

Now i’m off to buy some cute little wooden toys!

We’ve been patiently waiting all winter for the first snowfall and this weekend, our wish was granted! But, things got even better, when we woke up to a snowy island Saturday morning. As far as i know, there hasn’t been so much snow everywhere (besides the mountain) since 2006. It was pure magic! You might have caught a glimpse on my Instagram stories, our yard and pretty much every inch on the island was covered in white fluffy powder.

It was close to impossible to limit myself to just a few pictures for this post, but rest assured i’m posting the most precious ones. Bella, was the lucky one who got a good 80% of the shots in my camera – she’ll be forever my muse. No one was happier to walk on the mountain on Sunday morning than her. She run around with her crazy eyes, stuffing her nose into the snow and peeing every other step.

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And! My little bump is finally making a short appearance over here. I started taking weekly bump pictures just last Tuesday, as it you couldn’t quite tell i was pregnant before that. Finally the baby is starting to show a little, still teeny tiny! Wish i could wear a more elegant / chic outfit on our fancy trip, but as my husband says “safety first” lol which is why i’m dressed like a 7 year old.

 

We’ll be going back up next week and hopefully will get to see more of that. A log cabin in the woods, with a massive fireplace is all i’m dreaming right now.

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The new year feels like it’s going to be so different in so many ways! Last year, i didn’t really have the time (or mind) to sit down and think about my resolutions and all the things i wanted to change, so i can’t tell if i achieved everything i wanted. What 2016 feels a lot like, is a big blur.

With just a few days left, i’ve sat down and really thought about all the things i want to change, correct and be better at. Most of those i epically failed, like slowing down and focusing on what matters most. The “Essentialist” book i’m reading this month, has opened my eyes in so many ways and made so much clearer that the one thing that will make me a happier person is to focus on the things that matter. Definitely not the easiest task, as i love doing lots of things and sadly some times tend to do way more than i can afford / spare.

I’m set on making ’17, a happy, cheerful, fulfilling and successful year. You know, one of those where you feel you’ve achieved everything you wanted, put your life in order and figured it all out. This is exactly what i’m wishing to all of you! There’s no better feeling that personal growth and finding yourself in a better place every year.

 

What are your most important things in your resolution list? Would love to hear, and maybe adding a few more in my own!

Have been having so many thoughts on all the things i want to do in the new year lately. Most of all the goals and things i want to achieve. Now adding to the list being a good mother, but rewinding and thinking of all the things i want to avoid in the new one – learn from my mistakes.

 

The great thing about the year changing is we get to start fresh. Have almost all our mistakes forgotten and promise ourselves we’ll do and be better this year. I do love how refreshing it is and the thought of doing better and setting new goals feels so inspiring don’t you think?

It feels like ages since i took some time off, when it was actually a little over a month ago. I do love my job, but boy vacation is always needed and so good for the soul don’t you think?

Today was my last day working and on Monday we’re leaving to spend the holidays with our family and do some baby shopping (eek!). The nursery is freshly painted but empty. We only got an armchair that we’re secretly using in our living room because it’s so comfy and we don’t want to let it go. So much stuff to buy, it’s insane how many things a baby needs! I will be sharing with you in the next weeks our plans for the nursery. All i’ll say for now is that it will be my design project ever.

This weekend, i’ll be working on holiday posts and intend to fill you with printable cards, wallpapers and all kinds of things to download for the next couple of weeks. I’ve had so many ideas for so many weeks now, so i’ll make a weekend for my own personal creative retreat.

Hope you’re all staying warm, cozy and festive and getting ready to enjoy some beautiful holidays!