bonjourmoon we will soon be leaving this house, this yellow cottage that sits at the end of a winding rocky path under a giant sycamore tree. we will be leaving behind garden beds and pink and purple hydrangeas the size of dream catchers and a dark kitchen i always cursed and windows you could reach out and touch a bird or a branch or even the wind if you wanted. we will be leaving behind so many memories, as a family of three then four, so many moments that i swear i'll dream about forever. i know this because i already am. this house is slowly becoming a place. a place i will return to, a place i know i will explain and a place with details i will soon forget. i can already hear myself asking ella and gus "do you know how many mornings we would sit right there together?" but my husband reminds me often, if not daily, that the sky will always be blue where we are. we can always plant new roses. we can always build again. wherever we end up. it hasn't been easy, and it probably won't be for some time now, but today we still have this home to make music in. and my sally holmes roses are still in high bloom and my little girl is still small enough to bathe next to them and today, that's about as much as i need to remember. 2d
  •   steller__jay @bonjourmoon These words are so inspiring as we prepare to leave our beloved home next week and our beloved island community. I'm sad to think that I won't live ten steps from the beach but in my heart I know that as long as I'm with my little family I am home. Best of luck to you and your sweet family 14h
  •   threve_interiors I cannot imagine how difficult a time this must be! Just remember " There are far better things ahead, than those that we leave behind." 11h
  •   masha_theone This is one of my favourites quotes : " Life might take you to different places but love brings you home " ! I know it's hard to part with something close to your heart ambit as long as you have them , your loves ,you will ok 5h
  •   zoewinters Oh my gosh, you and your adorable wee family make me smile with joy, thank you for sharing your sweet moments, such lovely memories for you guys! Always strive to live in the moment and not get distracted by troubled thoughts of change, beauty is all around you! Positive thoughts! 23min

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bonjourmoon my world has gone too quiet it seems, and i was reminded by that today when all of a sudden, i felt the sunlight slide under our skin as i rocked my girl to sleep and when for the first time, in some time, i finally felt brave again. even if it's fleeting, i know it's still there. 2d
  •   bonjourmoon @farmgirlatheartinthecity no it's not but my husband does play this when I ask it's called 'once upon a December' by emile pandolfi 18h
  •   farmgirlatheartinthecity I bought the whole album of Emile pandolfi and playing it while I work in my garden. You and everything about you feed is lovely. Thank you! 15h
  •   catchthevibes and the heavens opened up & a beam of light shot out so good to see ya back @bonjourmoon 8h
  •   masha_theone This is heavenly Kerrie ! So do beautiful and so good to have you back 5h

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bonjourmoon when you're not the mother you want to be and you have one last jar of strawberry jam left in your pantry from last summer, make poptarts and decorate them with what you have and surprise your babies when they wake up from their nap. i'm telling you, it's everything. 3w

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bonjourmoon i've been stringing together little flowers from the yard and old bouquets here and there this week to distract this racing heart. and it's helped. flowers always do. 3w
  •   bohemebarham 'Weeks passed, and the little Rabbit grew very old and shabby, but the Boy loved him just as much. He loved him so hard that he loved all his whiskers off, and the pink lining to his ears turned grey, and his brown spots faded. He even began to lose his shape, and he scarcely looked like a rabbit any more, except to the Boy. To him he was always beautiful, and that was all that the little Rabbit cared about. He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.'~The Velveteen Rabbit. You are so very, very real, my sweet. Thinking of you in my little corner of England @bonjourmoon 1w
  •   bonjourmoon @bohemebarham it almost - quite possibly - hurts, how much - how very much - this means/touches me. 1w
  •   tissespieces Hi there sweet friend. I sent you a snap and then I realized that perhaps you don't have snap at the moment... My roses are finally blooming and I can't help but think of you each time I clip them. So I just wanted to make sure I touched base with you here as well... To let you know that even though you may feel like you don't want to be heard or seen at the moment, you are SEEN. And you are HEARD. I see you, Kerrie, and it's in the most loveliest of ways. Your sweet spirit is reflected outward by those babies of yours. What a gorgeous reflection it is! Sending lots of love your way, K. Xo 4d
  •   bonjourmoon @tissespieces you sweep me up like I am a rag doll in your arms with the way your words touch me. I feel weightless by them and they will be read and reread... I love you. I love you. And become those roses, Tisse. They need you. We all need you. 4d

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bonjourmoon today's nail polish was truly inspired by my 'sea of love' blue-lavender long bearded iris that finally decided to bloom after seeing her peach sisters steal the show for the last two months. 4w

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bonjourmoon i've attached the song "symphony No. 3, OP. 36" by henryk gòrecki to this six month old baby girl of mine. a song her father played over and over again last night for us as i made miso salmon and he fed her rice cereal a few feet away. it could make me weep if i let it - heartbreaking and beautiful, much like being a mother, or someone in love with someone deeply, unimaginably, special. this is her song of now, so every time i hear it from this moment on, i will think of her like this photo captures her: outside the ice cream shop in a peruvian knit pink bonnet and dress, with two tiny bottom teeth poking through her gums, smiling, always, always smiling. filled to the very brim with absolute joy, so much so that when others come near her, they want a part of it, too, if only for a moment. an older man with a bright yellow shirt walked past her on sunday afternoon, looked at her, then at me, and said "how can something so small bring so much joy?" i ask myself this, too, and have, every minute from the very moment she was sparked into life.
hand knit dress + bonnet by @mioukids
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  •   mimibaileyny @ilovemrmiller dawwwwwww precious 2d
  •   bethshirk She truly does seem to emit joy. Her eyes seem to squint that extra little bit that takes a smile to truth. I don't know if that makes sense, but I've just noticed that about her from this space and your snaps. It seems that she's destined for something great. 2d
  •   bonjourmoon @bethshirk I am so touched by this. Her joy is everyone else's joy and when she smiles it's kind of the rest of the world goes out of focus. Wish you could experience it next to me xxxo 18h
  •   zoewinters So adorable! 23min

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bonjourmoon meet my double delight, with strawberry red edges and a soft buttery center. she stands out amongst her sisters, not just because she is double dipped, but because she chases god's free light a little differently, intentionally, in a way that seems to say, "here i am" for as long as she can. 4w

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bonjourmoon have you ever been part of a moment that made you stop for even half a second and think, oh yes this, this i must remember, this i must revisit again someday, if only in faint, perhaps diluted, memory. i had one of those today. at the park, in my favorite new thrifted jean skirt with a few tiny white paint marks next to the pocket and target sandals that feel so me, next to my little family in the warm grass. maybe i will revisit that moment when i am tired and scared, or hurting or maybe when i'm putting away my husband's shoes in the closet when i'm sixty six, quietly, wondering how we used to be surrounded by so much noise. the chance to revisit a memory makes me work extra hard each day. to make them powerful. potent. special. 1mon
  •   hymala_ I love your writing so much 4w
  •   karispikkeland @mamamandaj good taste, I'd say! 4w
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  •   teelorfreeman I've been scrolling your feed for a bit now, your ease with words just brings a lump in my throat. You put every thought and moment to words so gracefully. Just beautiful all around 3w

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bonjourmoon what if, just what if, instead of being afraid of what is to come, and missing what we once had, we believed that our best days are ahead? that some of our best moments haven't even happened yet? i keep thinking of all the beauty in the world we have yet to find and experience and it's a wonderful thought i've allowed myself to freely fall head first, heart first, soul first, right on into. 1mon
  •   lulaandsailor So incredible 4w
  •   hillarycoke Definitely!!!!! 4w
  •   clairebeasley Kerrie, your words are always so beautiful and real precious little one, she is truly heaven sent 4w
  •   alliroses This is why You are missed 1w

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bonjourmoon we are about to face some very big changes in our little family soon and tonight while calling for him to come outside, i said the tiniest prayer to the sky that held the tiniest sentence, "i hope he always remembers looking for me through the windows next to the roses." #gusandthewindow 1mon

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bonjourmoon we made floral ice to celebrate completing whole 30 and it just so happens to match the perfect handmade @omaandjo outfit that she will be wearing until she is hopefully sixteen years old. 1mon

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bonjourmoon sometimes if i let myself, i become deeply sad at the thought that we have done so many beautiful things together that they won't ever remember. and sometimes i wonder what their first memory will be. will it be something small, like us holding hands on the way to the store or sink baths next to the flowers? or something big and grand like a roller coaster next to their father? or riding a bike in golden gate park? i distinctly remember my first memory and my deepest hope is that theirs will be something beautiful to remind them forever of how we once were. of it it once was. 1mon

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bonjourmoon most every night augustus asks where the moon is, and when he finds it, he always, always laughs. with a last name like ours, it's no wonder at all. so, a moon cake, for my darling boy's third birthday it was. 🌜(ps: first time making fondant and did you know it's as easy as can be. marshmallows + powdered sugar. that's it!) 1mon
  •   ainsl3y The most magical cake there ever was for the most special of boys. Happy birthday Augustus! 4w
  •   themboysandme Our time zone make me miss too much. Happy 3rd trip around the Sun, Sweet boy 4w
  •   namastetiff Oh my! 3 already! Happiest day to you and your sweet boy! 2w
  •   dianecastaneda Love this so much!! 7h

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bonjourmoon you woke to me moving your hair to the side of your face, whispering in your ears to wake up because it was your third birthday. i put on your little dark blue bow tie and held you in my arms as we walked into the kitchen where pancakes with sparkling candles were sitting on the counter and a macrame swing decorated in balloons and old fabric were waiting just for you. the roses that we water together from our garden were sitting on the mantle and it makes every bit of sense that my water broke with you while i was arranging flowers three years ago. deep down inside every flower there is light and you are the root of our light, dear augustus. just the absolute very root. like i always say, we love you far beyond the sky 1mon
  •   delalarya happy birthday augustus. you have a delicate soul. 1mon
  •   olive_and_pine Happy belated Augustus! 1mon
  •   sweetly_inspired Sorry I'm late, happiest birthday to him!! 1mon
  •   timeourjoy Oh Kerrie, this brought tears to my eyes and warmth to my soul 4w

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bonjourmoon just a mother and daughter, in vintage yellow dresses, after watering the front yard flowers, waiting on one particular nearly three year old boy to finally wake from his snooze. 1mon

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bonjourmoon oh my peace roses, in their highest, fluffiest bloom, picked just this morning while still in my robe with little black speckled bugs sleeping in their petals. their edges are just the faintest shade of blushing pink and sit like a peony with rippled edges in perfect form. they were created by a horticulturist who, in response to germany invading france, sent clippings of these hybrid roses off to his friends around the world to protect it and coincidentally, it was introduced to the US on the day the berlin wall fell down. goes to show how beautiful things - all things - come to be and how every single thing of this earth has their own special story. 1mon
  •   stohr12 Wow! Cool! 1mon
  •   emilydecato I love them. 1mon
  •   amjovie These are so beautiful! 1mon
  •   acsaharper I did not know this!! We moved to Germany from the USA last year and I have a huge bush of these roses growing right outside my dining room window!! So amazing. 2d

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bonjourmoon the last friday as a two year old sharing a nap with his little sister. he will be three on monday and there's a huge part of me that will always wonder where my little two year old augustus moon is, the one who believes that a butterfly could fly to saturn if i told him so, the one who thinks my kisses are stronger than band aids, the one who introduces his sissy, "fiawella pwimwose" by name, the one who needs my lullaby to fall asleep, the one who is laying right here like this clutching his muted and ever dirty mint blanky, wild, pure, a garden of a boy who is slowly - and all at once - coming into full bloom. 1mon

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bonjourmoon a rainy morning, two new thrifted vintage summer dresses, a wreath i had made over the weekend with foraged branches from our yard and dried flowers from over the past months, a baby girl cemented to my chest and one little boy behind that door who is days away from his third birthday, devouring a three ingredient muffin we made together this past hour. (RECIPE : 4 eggs + 2 ripe bananas + berry of choice. mash bananas and whisk in eggs. spray a muffin tin and add in the berries to each muffin. bake at 375° until done #paleo #whole30). 1mon
  •   bela.amor @bonjourmoon Oh I can't wait! Hubby has been very supportive of me redoing my wardrobe and loves me in dresses. I'm craving some floral beauties. I'm stuck in Texas but you have my taste so you're saving me 1mon
  •   justourlittlehome @bonjourmoon I love you, I wish I knew you in real life you seem a beautiful human! Xxxo 1mon
  •   nad_tate Thanks for this recipe! We're doing whole30 right now, lovely simple yumminess 1mon
  •   themotherload_ Those sleeves!! 1mon

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bonjourmoon we went for a walk, just the three of us under cool clouds that were holding in rain this morning. my baby boy ran through the hills while we trailed behind, and i must have counted at least eight times when i had to tell him that there weren't any monsters hiding behind every turn. we stopped at a pond where three crows shared a log and i nursed my little girl right on the edge in the dirt, just part of it all. we pulled dark purple wildflowers that are now draping in a brass vase on our mantle and while we stopped to catch our breath, i sat her down near us and thought about how, when the sky meets earth, something kind of magical happens and how my love ralph waldo emerson wrote all about these very moments and how, just saying those four powerful words to my children now and until forever will kind of sum up the way i hope we can always live: drink the wild air. drink it all, all up. 1mon

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bonjourmoon i was clipping a few roses and planting a few plants when the mailman handed me an international package in a tube and my heart nearly sank because i knew exactly what it was. the beautiful @lovedalesstudio wrote me a while ago about creating a piece of art for me and it was more than i could even believe. after a few exchanges, she suggested to turn her norwegian herb garden chart into english and it is just so beautiful, friends. like, beyond beautiful. her illustrations are so ethereal, like out of a an old botany book. we have plans to paint our kitchen white and i cannot wait to hang it on our walls next to the window that faces our garden, for all time. go order one, sweet friends. like nowwww. 1mon

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