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Always Yours

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Pregnancy for me was a dark time – Mabel arrived late one Spring evening and although she was ten days early, she was just perfect. I remember looking up at my husband upon hearing her cries and saying – it’s over – meaning the pregnancy. But it was really just beginning. The girl of my dreams was finally here. One of the lines from my favourite song Galileo by Declan O’Rourke always makes me think of Mabel – “Who dreamt up someone so divine, someone like you and made them mine?”

– Leona

 

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Throughout my pregnancy I was just so convinced that I was having a boy. I had it so built up in my head that I was having a boy that when I woke up from my general anaesthetic and I was told that I had a beautiful little girl, I didn’t actually believe the midwives or my husband and I started shouting at him as to why my little boy was wearing a pink hat. I just started to cry so hard. Emie-Rose is everything to me. She has changed me. She has created a new kind of fire in me. I often just look at her, this perfect tiny human, and say thank you out loud.

– Nessa

 

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I was yours before I knew, and you have always been mine too,

L&Nx

 

Bonnets | Guadalupe Creations

Images by Sarah Blake Photography

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Field of Dreams

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Some days we surprise ourselves and we feel like we can handle anything that is thrown at us and we are on top of the world and then there are weeks like this week when both of us feel that everything is just hard-going and we wanted to constantly run away and hide in our sanctuary – the toilet. We feel stressed. The never-ending daily demands. The constant and over-whelming mama guilt about every little thing imaginable. The explosive teething poos at the supermarket. The pureé-ing of sweet potato that gets spat back at you. The mountains of washing. The empty fridge despite feeling like you are at the supermarket all the time. Small every day things that most days wouldn’t bother us but at times can make us so bothered and cranky. The simplest of things can make life feel over-whelming whether you’re working or not, a mama or not, a business owner or not but simply a human-being.

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We had a good laugh today when we thought back to this shoot with Magda Lukas. We scaled a fence, flashed our Spanx at some cows and pretended that frolicking in the tall grass dressed as twins is a daily occurrence for us. It wasn’t our finest moment but it was a bit of escapism and today it made us laugh out loud – something we both needed… and really isn’t that what it’s all about? Finding the time to laugh with someone… even better if you can laugh at yourself.
Always find a reason to laugh,
L&Nx
Playsuit & Dress | H&M
Shoes | Stradivarius

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Similar but Different

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A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for everything. Unfortunately, we are mamas. We don’t get to sleep. So we just laugh a lot.

We have very similar taste in just about everything – clothes, interiors, food, gin, people… We often buy the same thing without knowing it but end up styling it so differently. One sleep-deprived day we got a notion to include a style section on this website. We are not fashion bloggers (Nessa might have been one in a previous life) nor are we trying to keep up with the latest trends. Our goal for these style posts is to create similar looks from two different perspectives.

We didn’t stop laughing during this shoot with Magda Lukas. We felt totally ridiculous and wondered how we thought it might be a good idea to shoot discretely next to the entrance to Blarney Castle in the middle of tourist season. We hang out at this little cafe a lot though – the old blarney post office – and thought it would be a good idea to bring our favourite places into our shoots. We are working on our nonchalance for the next one.

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Dresses | Zara

Images by Magda Lukas Photography

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Dreamers

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Be picky with your clothes, friends & time.

Friendship isn’t about who you’ve know the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you,” and proved it. We shot these images ages ago with two of our girls – Dee & Sabrina. We were both pregnant & both thought we would hate how we looked in them but we love them. We just look happy.

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Dee is creative director at chapter. Seriously, we have never met anyone with a creative eye like Dee. She is incredible & we love her style – personal, graphics & interiors.

Sabrina is owner & chief hair stylist at kopper hair studio & she inspires us with her energy and passion for her work. Her love for life is infectious.

We are all dreamers.

Find your tribe & love them hard.

L&Nx

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Images | Magda Lukas Photography

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