slow living gather – moments captured

photo by @veronikagphotography for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of @veronikagphotography

I’m trying to hold on to this lovely slow and still time that comes along with the new year for as long as possible. It’s the beginning of a new month though, and therefore time for Danielle and I to share our favourite ‘slow living gather’ moments captured for December.

Our focus for the last month of 2015 was on the word ‘gather’. With the approaching festivities we thought it would be good to think about the precious times where we come together to celebrate and cherish whatever we hold dear with #slowliving_gather. Of course as always, the word we pick is open to interpretation and there were some lovely thoughtful captions to accompany the photos shared. Here are my favourite slow living gather moments captured….

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is ‘slow decorating’ a thing..?

decorating with intention with Geoffrey & Grace image found on Pinterest
Image – Sally and Mark Bailey’s home Whitecross Farm on Remodelista

We have been in our house for one year now. More and more I am thinking about how slow living impacts our home, especially with regards to renovating and decorating it. We are definitely taking a slow approach to doing up our victorian home, but is that down to our circumstances, more than a defined intention? Is there such a thing as ‘slow decorating’ and if so… what on Earth does that mean?

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living minimally via a vintage jumble

living minimally on the Geoffrey and Grace blog

Hello and what a lovely break we had last week in Wales. Our holiday concluded with some brilliant outdoor fun at The Good Life Experience, but more on that another day.

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on living minimally and let you know about a Vintage Jumble that is happening on Sunday October the 4th in Lindfield West Sussex. It’s not as random as it sounds, as these two things are very much related.

Before the summer I spent a lovely day mooching around Hastings as part of Ruth’s Gathered Cheer events. There was talk of organising a vintage jumble sale, where we could sell any of our unwanted props and bits and pieces we had collected over time.

This was such good timing for me as I had just started to de-clutter and sort through our belongings after our move.  On top of this, after my summer of slow living, something I have been thinking about more is how ‘slow living’ will effect our house and the things we have in it.

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slow living movement winner and September’s theme

Well, that was August, if you can believe it! What a great start to the slow living hashtag collaboration that Danielle from Hippie in Disguise and I started over on Instagram. Thanks so much to everyone who shared a picture using the hashtag #slowliving_explore. We were both so thrilled by how the hashtag seemed to inspire others, and us, to seek out a slower pace, and hunt down those moments of wholehearted exploration. The hashtag is brimming with beautiful images, and Danielle and I have had a hard time picking our favourites. There is a grid over on Instagram of some we really loved, but my absolute favourite is this image below by Naomi Srilawong from @lightlovers

#slow living explore favourite by Naomi Srilawong @lightlovers

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join in with your slow living moments

join in with your slow living moments on Geoffrey & Grace

I couldn’t quite keep away for two whole weeks. I have enjoyed my time off but have been itching to get back here and writing again. I feel like there is lots to get on with and tell you about.

Firstly, today sees the start of a new Instagram hashtag collaboration between myself and Danielle from Hippie in Disguise.

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