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#OnePerfectThing in December

#OnePerfectThing in December: Teasel

Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful.

#OnePerfectThing is a community I started on Instagram back in May. I love how it’s grown over the last six months and looking through all the beautiful photos from like-minded people is always a pleasure.

And now here we are with the last gathered collection of the year. December has been a month of many parts, hasn’t it? The beginning of the month was characterised by a frenzy of activity: shopping, planning and making.

Jess’ photo of a perfect coffee reminds me of those days in early December when I made many a list over many a cup of coffee.

#OnePerfectThing in December, Mummy of Boy Girl Twins

Then comes the festivities. A beautiful kaleidoscope of baubles, wreaths and gingerbread cookies. Caro’s picture of her son really summed up the nurturing, cherishing, magical feeling of Christmas days (as did her whole stream of photos, to be honest!).

#OnePerfectThing in December, The Twinkles Mama

And after the indulgence of Christmas came the frosty, bright days – full of good intentions and plans for the new year just waiting in the wings. This beautiful view from Andrew really captures that feeling perfectly, don’t you think?

#OnePerfectThing in December

Here are the rest of my favourites:

#OnePerfectThing in December

Top row, from left: @darwinboerne  / @craftsonsea / @emiliemaguin

Middle row, from left: @midlifemummy / @isabelleclapperton / @mummyofboygirltwins

Bottom row, from left: @jennyseaves / @mrsroomtobreathe / @thetwinklesmama

Thanks so much to everyone who has joined in this year! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings for us all.

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#OnePerfectThing in November

#OnePerfectThing in November

Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful. Since starting this idea, I’ve really taken the time to find the beautiful in the everyday – that little moment that makes your day, nested in amongst the mundane things. 

I know we’re all really excited about Christmas, but can we just pause for a moment and look back at November? So many of you have been sharing your #OnePerfectThing photos over on Instagram – our little gallery now has over a thousand photos in it! Each and everyone makes me smile.

November was a really good month – full of frosty leaves, sunny skies and plenty of cosy moments. Here are just some of my favourite photos from you all…

#OnePerfectThing in November

Top row: @thetwinklesmama  / @sallytangle  / @thetwinklesmama

Middle row: @tracy.mummyofthree / @emiliemaguin / @snappycutter

Bottom row: @beautifulclutter / @rainbowsR2beautiful  / @mimmironning

I can’t wait to see your December photos. Just use the tag #OnePerfectThing over on Instragram to join in.

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#OnePerfectThing in October

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October really was the most beautiful month, wasn’t it? A few days ago, I wrote about my highlights. And now it’s your turn.

The #OnePerfectThing gallery on Instagram has been awash with gorgeous images all month. October is the last truly bright month before we move into the darkness of winter. Sure, we’ve had our fair share of gloom, but your photos have made the most of those last long days. Mellow oranges, reds, yellows….leaves, pumpkins and cosy moments – everything that sums up October.

Now that the clocks have gone back and we’re creeping towards winter, let’s take a moment to stop and appreciate all that mellow colour and happiness. Thank you for sharing your perfect little moments. Here are my favourites:

#OnePerfectThing in October

Top row, left to right: @jennyseaves / @millymeshley / @bubbablueandme

Middle row, left to right: @thetwinklesmama / @beautifulclutter / @sallytangle

Bottom row: left to right: @tracy.mummyofthree / @isabelleclapperton / @katgotthecream

Although #OnePerfectThing is a hashtag on Instagram, if you’d like to send me any photos by e-mail I’d love to see them. I can’t wait to see what November brings…

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#OnePerfectThing in September

OnePerfectThing in September

#OnePerfectThing is a community I’m growing on Instagram.

Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful. Since starting this idea, I’ve really taken the time to find the beautiful in the everyday – that little moment that makes your day, nested in amongst the mundane things. 

September has been a lovely month. I’ve loved watching how summer has gradually started fading into autumn. The pretty blooms are still there, but so are the autumn treasures – conkers, cobnuts, golden leaves and cosier moments indoors.

My favourite photos this month remind me of all those things. Caro’s cup of tea with a pretty bloom hanging on from summer, Isabelle’s perfect blueberry pancakes, Amanda’s foraged cobnuts and Kathryn’s cosy kitten.

#OnePerfectThing

From top left: @thetwinklesmama / @isabelleclapperton

From bottom left: @_amanda_design / @katgotthecream

My absolute favourite this month is Amanda’s collection of foraged nuts

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As Amanda puts it:

‘every year I watch the hazel nuts growing from scrunched up bunches of brilliant greenness. Returning to the places I’ve seen them is always a disappointment, either someone got there months ago and laid their wormy eggs or the squirrels have beaten me to it. I couldn’t resist these tiny tight packets of frayed parchment, they’ve sat on the table for the last couple of days and started to brown up. Later we’ll enjoy their creamy freshness with a mature cheddar.’

Which sums up #OnePerfectThing completely!

I can’t wait to see your October photos. Just use the tag #OnePerfectThing over on Instragram to join in.

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#OnePerfectThing in August

#OnePerfectThing in August

#OnePerfectThing is a community I’m growing over on Instagram. It’s all about sharing photos which capture a little bit of perfection in amongst the everyday. Life can’t always be perfect: our houses are messy, our children whinge and sometimes the glass can feel permanently half-empty. But why not try stopping for a moment to recognise one small thing that makes you happy? A nice cup of coffee and a slice of cake, cuddling a pet or maybe just watching Poldark.

You don’t have to take a photo, but if you do, I’d love to see it  – just use the tag #OnePerfectThing over on Instragram to join in.

I’ve loved seeing all of your photos during August. Here are my favourites:

#OnePerfectThing in August

Top left: @pushing_the_moon / top right: @jennyseaves / bottom left: @thetwinklesmama / bottom right: @_missisabellec

My absolute favourite has to be Catherine’s sunflowers in all their glory. Definitely sums up August for me! Catherine blogs over at Pushing the Moon, go have a peek if you haven’t already discovered it!

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#OnePerfectThing in July

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Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful.

It’s been a beautiful month, hasn’t it? For the most part, July has been warm, sunny and pretty mellow. Just as it should be.

I’ve loved seeing your #OnePerfectThings photos over on Instagram and it’s great to see new people joining in with the hashtag each month. There’s been so much sunshine and happiness in your pictures – thank you for sharing them!

Here are four of my favourites…

#OnePerfectThing in July

Top left: @poppyprudden / top right: @trot_a_mouse  / bottom left: @sallytangle / bottom right: @beautifulclutter

My absolute favourite this month is Poppy’s photo of a perfect evening picnic!

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Thank you all for joining in, I’m looking forward to August!

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#OnePerfectThing in June

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Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful.

So, farewell June. You seem to be over almost before you’ve begun. This month has been unusually tumultuous for those of us in the UK. The weather has matched the mood. Endless rain and a cold, nasty wind lashing our faces.

But there has been some sunshine, and its rarity has only made it more joyful. I’ve been buoyed up by how many of you have embraced the idea of #OnePerfectThing on Instagram. It’s all about looking beyond the cares of everyday and talking the time to capture a small moment of perfection. Raindrops on roses, a ray of sunshine after the rain…the little things that keep us sane.

Here are some of my favourite pictures from Instagram this month…

OnePerfectThing June

Top row, left to right: @sallytangle / @jennyseaves / @beautifulclutter

Middle row, left to right: @pushing_the_moon / @lindyann38 / @sophosborne

Bottom row, left to right: @trot_a_mouse / @three_sons_later / @katgotthecream

My absolute favourite from the gems above has to be the photo from @lindyann38 – a bunch of flowers gathered from her rain-soaked garden. It really sums up #OnePerfectThing.

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Thanks again to everyone who joined in during June, I’m looking forward to seeing what July brings! 

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#OnePerfectThing in May

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Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful.

Earlier in the month I started my new hashtag #OnePerfectThing over on Instagram. It’s all about capturing a little moment of your day – a small piece of perfection. This might be a cup of tea in the sunshine or a new pair of shoes. It’s all about taking the time to step back and appreciate the little things.

I’m so thrilled that so many of you have joined in and I’ve loved seeing your photos.

Here are some of my favourites:

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Top row, left to right: @mummyspooner, @three_sons_later, @pushingthemoon

Middle row, left to right: @jennyseaves, @sallytangle, @tobyandroo

Bottom row: left to right: @helloitsgemma, @someone_s_mum, @trot_a_mouse

And my absolute favourite of the month is this photo taken by Fionnuala of Three Sons Later of some pretty eggs from her new hens.

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The image summed up everything about #OnePerfectThing and this little present from my shop will be winging its way to Fionnuala soon.

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Thank you all so much for taking part, I’m looking forward to seeing you next month for #OnePerfectThing in June.

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#OnePerfectThing

Pink roses

Perfection often feels out of reach. But however imperfect you’re finding life, you can make an effort to find #OnePerfectThing. Something which makes you pause, smile and feel thankful. 

It might be five minutes in the sunshine listening to the birds sing. Or a pretty cup of coffee which makes your morning. Whatever it is, it’s about stepping back for a moment from our busy lives and appreciating a little bit of perfection.

I like to capture these fleeting moments with a photograph, usually taken on my iPhone. As an avid Instagram fan, I’ve been meaning to create my own hashtag for a while.

#OnePerfectThing feels like the perfect one for me.

So please, come and join in with my new hashtag celebrating those little moments of everyday perfection. I’ll mainly be using it on Instagram (find me there and say hello!), but feel free to also join in on Twitter too.

At the end of every month I’ll be gathering together my favourite photos on my blog, and there’ll be a little prize from my shop for my favourite image. I’m looking forward to seeing them!

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