Around The House

December 3, 2013

Yesterday was hot, really hot. Our home does not handle weather extremes too well, so I was not sure how we’d fare. But you know what? It was rather pleasant in the end. Working from home on these suddenly Summer days means lunch-time swims at the beach. And how can that be bad?Β In the evening, while waiting for Ben to finish work I snapped a few pictures around the house…




Ben has been sick these past few days, so I treated him to his favourite out of season fruits and forced him to drink a bucket of ginger tea. Though I think it was the salty sea swim that cured him.


I love this picture of mum and I with my older brother. And my younger brother in her belly.


On our fridge, a reminder.

In our fridge.


Bedtime reading.


Meetings, emails, calls, Edrolo life


I love the colours. Especially the faded reds.


They’re still so fresh, Emma! Don’t look at the stalks…




Dinner prep. Garlic and chili.


Washing radicchio. Ben’s bitter favourite.


What will I wear to my friend’s Wedding on Saturday?


The Harrison Ford badge I made at Coachella is dusty. Maybe I’ll clean it up and wear him to the Wedding…


We got this stool for free from a junk sale. I need to re-cover it. I also need to learn the right term for re-covering furniture.


Before firing up the BBQ to cook dinner, we freed our vegetables from our (clearly) man-made tent. I didn’t want them to burn in the sun. I don’t know what I’m doing…At least they’re healthy.




Eaten on the couch whilst watching Parks and RecreationΒ on Ben’s laptop, propped up by a pile of pillows.

I love our life around the house.

Heidi xo


Around the house, inspired by Tracy Shutterbean‘s My Everyday Life series.

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  • nat | foodforlittlesouls December 3, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Nothing like the ordinariness of everyday to make you feel grounded. I love photography of the everyday – great post! P.S Refurbish the chair πŸ˜‰

    • Heidi December 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Ahh there you go πŸ˜‰ thank you so much! x

  • Lucy December 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

    In Mexico the people care for their chillies with the same kind of instinct (I’m guessing) you tapped into to make that tent! They care for the chillies like little babies, making them tents, playing music… loving them to grow! Beautiful lighting.

    • Heidi December 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks, my dear xx

  • Yasmeen | Wandering Spice December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

    So lovely. Your home is so sweet, we’re lucky to have been guests! I love the well-worn books and the fan. The fan! Our savior in this crazy weather.

    I think Nat, above, is on the money with refurbish. I was thinking reupholster?

    • Heidi December 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      yes I was thinking re-upholster but then my mind went to floral fabrics & I got distracted… thanks, lovely x

  • Maddy December 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Hey lovely! Love this post πŸ™‚ Your home is so beautiful. p.s. I think you should wear that pretty light blue dress, I think I saw it in one of your Austin posts to the wedding.

    • Heidi December 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Ah yes, I know the one! Cannot wear that as I wore it to my other good friend’s wedding – same group! Good taste though. Need a pop basic dress, this new red one!! x

  • Cilla December 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Re-upholster the chair.
    Beautiful pics.
    Your fridge looks kind of like mine inside, though ours has a bit more wine and a great big leg of ham in it.

    • Heidi December 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Another vote for re-upholster! Thanks πŸ™‚ Yay for festive ham! x

  • jac December 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Love this – I love getting little glimpses of people’s homes πŸ™‚

    • Heidi December 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Me too! I’m a real snoop πŸ˜‰ x

  • InTolerant Chef December 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Lucky you have the beach close enough to help you cope with the heat Heidi. It looks like a lovely day after all πŸ™‚

    • Heidi December 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      It was & yes, totally lucky! x

  • Hannah December 6, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Everything here is perfect and gives me all the Feels.

    • Heidi December 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      all of them x

  • Ashley December 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Your house is such a home, so lovely πŸ™‚

    • Heidi December 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      thanks, lady! x