Beth Kirby

Beth Kirby

@local_milk

I help people cook beautiful, live slow, and do what they love for a living. #livemoremagic mrs. @matthewlud | 📍Tokyo 🇯🇵 Presets + Ecourse + Blog👇🏻
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A Kyoto temple, edited with Vol. 2 of my LM Lightroom Presets, The Travel Collection. It will be released next weeK & it's inspired by editing photographs from my favorite destinations like Japan, France, Greece, Marrakech, and more. You can grab 15% off via the link in profile—it's valid on Vol 1., my classic everyday collection which is already out (and also available via the link in profile!), and will be valid on Vol. 2 when it releases! . . I'm also thinking about creating a tutorial on radial masks in Lightroom. They're super powerful & totally game changing...and SO under utilized! They're a Lightroom secret weapon. Is that something my fellow photo geeks would be interested in? Let me know in the comments! Anyone out there using and loving radial masks/filters? I think learning how to use them in Lightroom can really add that "whoa!" to your photographs that presets alone can't do. This photo has two on it in addition to the preset. And speaking of this photo, while I love the energy of my favorite cities—Tokyo, Paris, New York—I will be the first to admit that I have a bit of FOMO I can't shake when I'm in them, always feeling the pull of the streets, friends, the new. I need my time in quiet places SO much. . . Total introvert here. Away from the action is where I can work and focus, recharge and rest. I'm in bustling Shinjuku now. But in two days we head back to Chattanooga, where I lead my most diligent & quiet life. Sure, it's not temples or shrines or immaculate gardens, but it's my retreat. When I'm there I'm all about home. I live in a linen bathrobe, convert my bathtub into an office (it can be done), and bask in the glory of having nothing better to do. It's a wonderful feeling, knowing that you aren't missing a thing. I cook at home, glue myself behind a computer & work, Netflix and chill (okay, so there is a large amount of actual , literal Netflix involved...), and feel 100000% content with going no father than my mailbox. . Which are you? City mouse or country mouse? Or a bit of both like me? localmilkfilter iamatraveler bbctravel . . . kyoto japan kyotojapan takemethere traveldeeper beautifuldestinations doyoutravel

16 Hours ago
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One of the most beautiful shops in the world, @hakujitu_ in Tokyo. I'll be heading over there later today to see @__tokizaki's exhibit of handmade leather goods + do some dream prop shopping for the cookbook. I've been working away all morning at our Shinjuku @airbnb in sweat pants but now it's time to don a snazzy beret and hit the streets with Eula. First stop is @fuglentokyo to meet up with @matthewlud &. @vja. I'm running late & the Airbnb looks like a bomb went off... of course! Edit: she passed out so we stayed in for the moment. 😅What are you guys up to today? If you're in Tokyo...it should involve visiting this shop! localmilkjapan iamatraveler • • • • • mytinyatlas dametraveler unlimitedparadise vacationwolf forahappymoment planetdiscovery exploringtheglobe traveldeeper roamtheplanet theglobewanderer finditliveit visualoflife welltravelled cntraveler letsgosomewhere tasteintravel pursuepretty guardiantravelsnaps thehappynow openmyworld livethelittlethings darlingweekend darlingescapes bbctravel wanderfolk guardiancities tlpicks travelstoke

1 Days ago
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Magical, mystical, dreamlike Japan. The honeymoon is far from over—I'm as in love with Japan as I was the first time I came here. @hsakag & I are already planning our spring retreat in Kurokawa. It will be one of only a few retreats I host next year as I focus on my book, and it usually sells out within 24 hours, so if you think you'd like to join us on one of these once in a lifetime trips make sure to sign up for the retreat mailing list via the link in profile! Healing hot springs baths, a ceramic village nestled in the mountains, ikebana, kaiseki & seasonal Japanese cuisine, and a traditional tea house are all some of the experiences you can look forward to on the retreat. In addition to the cultural & culinary experience we'll be teaching social media & digital marketing strategies for creative businesses & online entrepreneurs, the history & meaning of wabi-sabi, the art of slow living, and DSLR photography & editing in Lightroom. During these sessions I pour out all that I have learned over the past 5 years and alll my secrets learned from lots of research, experience, and lots of mistakes. That said you don't have to be a photographer or entrepreneur to join us! You can always take a dip in the onsen during a session if it isn't your thing! Can't wait to meet the next group of fellow wanderers this spring! localmilkretreat . . . . iamatraveler japan • • • • • mytinyatlas letsgosomewhere dametraveler welltravelled travelstoke stayandwander travelawesome theglobewanderer lonelyplanet roamtheplanet exploremore bbctravel traveldeeper exploringtheglobe flashesofdelight theoutbound finditliveit tasteintravel welivetoexplore visualoflife guardiantravelsnaps doyoutravel livemoremagic feelfreefeed tlpicks communityfirst

3 Days ago
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Morning rice, one of my favorite rituals. This photo was edited with the preset "LM Contrast" from my Lightroom Preset Collection, Vol 1. Make them yours now to instantly up your editing game but don't forget to grab our holiday discount code first cause 'tis the season! Link to both the presets & the code in profile! . . And if you aren't interested in photo editing but you *are* interested in eating some delicious Japanese comfort food my recipe for Tamago Kake Gohan—a luscious rice & egg bowl with shoyu & mirin—can also be found via the link in profile. You may have seen it in my feed a few days ago, and if you haven't tried it yet, it's time to! It will become a breakfast (or any time of day!) staple. . . At this very moment we're about to head out for a Japanese breakfast picnic here at @ryokan_sanga where @hsakag and I have just kicked off our very first Japan Escape. We are taking 6 guests from the southern onsens of Kurokawa to the Edo era post towns of the Kiso Valley to the hidden onsens of the Akita prefecture in Nyuto Village. It's a cultural and culinary journey through some of the most special places we've found in this beautiful country. Follow along on stories to live the retreat vicariously through the screen! eatmoremagic localmilkfilter feedfeed. . . . f52grams eattheworld onthetable foodphotography donabe japanesebreakfast tamagokakegohan livemoremagic nothingisordinary beautifulcuisines flashesofdelight gameoftones theeverydayproject verilymoment thatsdarling

12 Days ago
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Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal of the day. I totally don't trust breakfast skippers. 🤔 I kid, I kid. What's you fave meal of the day? I had ume onigiri & a Royal Milk Tea out of the vending machine for breakfast in the train station today (we are Kurokawa bound!), but I wish I'd had a bowl of this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with coconut whipped cream. Though I do love my conbini onigiri! You can get this recipe on my blog through the link in profile (bonus: it just happens to be vegan + gluten free!), so please make this and eat it for me! Maybe I'll get an onigiri post up at some point to rep for all my fave brekkies! But in the mean time, get your pie fix in porridge form! Because tis' pie season! localmilkrecipes eatmoremagic . . . . feedfeed feedfeedvegan vegan glutenfree foodphotography foodstyling beautifulcuisines f52grams thisisfall

14 Days ago
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In case you missed my post last night, let me introduce you to the newest recipe on the blog! Tamago Kake Gohan. Insanely simple, traditional Japanese rice & egg bowl. Swipe left to see what it looks like all stirred up and ready to eat! It totally transforms. This is our go to breakfast. When we wake up we throw rice in the rice cooker which cooks while I make a quick miso soup. Then we stir a fresh egg, a bit of shoyu, and some mirin into the steaming hot rice and let it sit for a few minutes the heat of the rice results in a crazy luscious, creamy bowl of goodness. Top with whatever you like—we keep it simple with a nori & ume furikake but you can do scallions, some nice fish like salmon or tuna, avocado, ume plum. You name it! Get the recipe via the link in profile now—it's so easy! What toppings sound good to you? I need more ideas because I can't stop eating this! eatmoremagic localmilkrecipes . . . . feedfeed f52grams eattheworld foodblogger tamagokakegohan japanesefood foodstyling foodphotography onthetable healthyish

16 Days ago
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Small rituals, our morning family walk to coffee. You could just call them routines. But I like to approach the little moments of my day with reverence, because it's when we regard the mundane moments as worthy of our time & attention and really relish them that our lives become beautiful and infused with pleasure. Learning to enjoy the mundane and make it beautiful has transformed my life. November's "The Art of Slow Living" newsletter will be all about ways to find and create beauty in your everyday routines and turn them into pleasurable, mindful rituals. It will address how to carve out time so you don't rush through your day and ways I make things I previously ignored or didn't enjoy pleasurable like doing the dishes, laundry, and tidying. I really love housekeeping, can you tell? Haha. I do not. But with a few adjustments in my tools, methods, and thinking I certainly enjoy them a lot more. You can sign up for the newsletter on my blog in the sidebar or at the bottom of any post (link in profile!). What are some of your favorite mundane rituals? Breakfast and bath! Least favorite? Dishes and laundry here! 🙋🏻 How do you make your imperfect, mundane moments lovely? I want to know how you livemoremagic! . . . theartofs thehappynow livethelittlethings seekthesimplicity specialtycoffee craftcoffee slowcoffee coffeewithme flashesofdelight thatauthenticfeeling thatsdarling verilymoment

17 Days ago
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An unreal moment from Tsurunoyu Onsen where we're taking our retreat guests in the coming weeks + a reminder to not miss the 15% off my Lightroom Preset Collection—a versatile collection of 22 Presets for one click editing that I use on my photography every day. I'm so inordinately excited about them! Click the link in profile to claim your code! If you want to take it a step further and *really* up your photography + styling skills have a look at our ecourse "The Art of Food Photography", an intensive 4 week online class I'm teaching in January to help power level your food photography skills! Spending today sipping miso soup & learning how to design passably pretty PDF's so I can create some cool stuff for you guys! Trying to up my graphic design game so if any indesign gurus want to give out tips...I'm all ears! Haha. iamatraveler passionpassport mytinyatlas localmilkabroad livemoremagic beautifuldestinations

19 Days ago
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Trick or treat? How about treat or treat? Coconut cream melting into pumpkin pie oatmeal + a gift that will keep giving: get a 15% discount on my Local Milk Lightroom Preset Collection that won't expire! The collection is 22 presets for Lightroom Desktop that I use everyday (including on this photo!)—one click editing, yes please! Find both the code and the recipe via the link in profile. This luscious (and vegan + gluten free!) healthy breakfast that tastes like pie will keep you cozy all winter. So even if you have no interest in photo editing, definitely grab that because we all gotta eat! Tis the season for pumpkins & treats, so enjoy! Back to our regular Japan programming tomorrow & follow along with our day in Kyoto on stories! localmilkfilter eatmoremagic feedfeed f52grams virtualpumpkinparty

19 Days ago
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My two favorite people in the world, the love of my life / the hottest guy I've ever seen @matthewlud and our baby girl Eulalie. When I look at them, I can't believe it. It's unreal that I have such a sweet, loving, beautiful family. Negotiating children and marriage is no small feat. My marriage is a huge priority to me—we fell in love fast and hard and it was mental and I never want to lose the pure, electric magic of "wow—you're my husband!" But pregnancy & the subsequent breastfeeding days took a toll on me physically that I'm only now starting to see fall away as Eula eats more solid food during this 2nd year of her life. I'm sad(ish) to see that time with her fade but extremely psyched to feel my body becoming mine again. For me, my marriage is a baby we have to take care of too, and I prioritize it as such. When she's grown and gone, we'll be the last two standing. Without love everything turns to ashes in my mouth—my career, the travel, my home. It's nothing without him. For others that might be friends, family, or even a great relationship with yourself. But we all need love. Sharing this life with him gives me deep joy, as deep as motherhood. As my mother says, I'm a one owner dog, and I reserve my vulnerability for my partner. It's just how I'm wired. I don't have a posse of best friends. I don't want that. I just want these two, and I put them before the whole world. It simplifies things, to be sure. slowmotherhood livemoremagic milklovescoffee . . . . habitandhome livethelittlethings theeverydayproject thehappynow parenthood momlife motherhood nothingisordinary marriage EulalieWilla

20 Days ago
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AkatsukiCoffee, one of many stops (for a much needed iced latte, eff you jet lag) in Kyoto today while we provisioned for our machiya. I like to cook as much as I eat out when I'm in Kyoto. Tomorrow breakfast is going to be hot sticky rice + raw egg (which actually forms the creamiest porridge type situation) with miso soup (spiked with yuzu and swimming with fresh tofu & seasonal veggies). Right now the whole family, self included, is delirious with jet lag. We've tried every trick in the book to keep baby awake & now are going to try every trick in the book to get her to sleep. And ourselves as well. Good morning/good night. Fingers crossed Eula doesn't wake up ready to party at 1 AM! Catch up with our day on stories + stay tuned for more Kyoto living tomorrow. livemoremagic iamatraveler japan kyoto kyotocoffee

21 Days ago
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Textures of Japan. It's a little ironic how happy I am here. I was depressed about traveling again because of some recent health problems and general exhaustion, but now that I'm here it doesn't even feel like travel (aside from the jet lag!) Rather it feels like another home away from home. We live our normal routine here. Coffees, work, grocery shopping, cooking, yoga, running (him not me...haha), date nights, and walks with Eula. It's clean and calm and kind here, and my heart is finding it very agreeable. I always feel guilty/have social anxiety about the language barrier when ever there is one (which is like most of the time for me!), but most of the locals are so easy going about it, it makes me feel a little better and, of course, I try. And milk bread, fresh tofu, and Japanese pickles don't hurt. . . . localmilkabroad iamatraveler japan livemoremagic 🇯🇵

21 Days ago
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EulalieWilla & I at @weekenders_coffee grabbing a quick cappuccino with @matthewlud before (the best ever) breakfast at @tan_kyoto. Eula's stylin' in @misha_and_puff from @bien_bien_shop & mom is in almost head to toe @laurenmanoogian with @shopfoglinen pants & @seaandpattern necklace. Not sponsored, I just kind of love everything. You know those days where everything you put on just makes you feel like *you*? Today is one of those days. That's one of the best parts of getting rid of something like 75-90% of my wardrobe—I freaking LOVE everything I own. We packed for this month lighter than we ever had. Two @away bags (one medium because we wanted extra space to take home Japanese ingredients!) & one carry on + 2 @onabags camera backpacks + small purse, diaper bag, and the @babyzenstrollers yoyo. I feel like we could live indefinitely with what we have and need little else. Of course I need more for cooking and shooting for work, but not for our personal life. Feels good to live light. You can find baby travel tips on my blog if you haven't read it yet and are interested in traveling light with a baby! Link in profile to visit the blog! Ps. Sorry for tagging like a million things—in a share the love mood! sartorialmilk localmilkabroad travellight livemoremagic . . . . iamatraveler parenthood slowmotherhood kyoto kyotocoffee livethelittlethings nothingisordinary inspiremyinstagram theeverydayproject momlife motherhood streetstyle postthepeople verilymoment dametraveler theeverygirl

22 Days ago
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Back in Japan. It feels like we were just here, and at the same time I'm already mourning the day we leave even though we just arrived. . . We're settling in Kyoto until we leave on November 5 to host our long anticipate Japan Escape—a nine day culinary, cultural, & photography journey with 6 guests through Japan from South to North. After that we'll spend a few days visiting with friends in Tokyo before making the long journey home. We traveled from Chattanooga to Kyoto yesterday—22 hours door to door—and while that sounds long it's actually astonishing how simple it is to wake up on the other side of the world. A drive, a flight, a metro, a train, a cab. And then like magic we're sleeping on tatami mats in a little machiya nestled in the heart of Kyoto. I was actually gutted to leave home, didn't feel ready. But now that I'm here I'm so, so happy to be here. We're headed for coffee at @weekenders_coffee and then breakfast at @tan_kyoto. Follow along on stories & leave your favorite Kyoto eats in the comments of you have any! We obviously have a ton but are always looking for more! And stay tuned for an updated Kyoto City Guide in a week—subscribe to the blog to get it delivered right to your inbox. Just visit the blog via link in profile to sign up in the sidebar! localmilkabroad livemoremagic localmilkjapan• • • • • bbctra guardiantravelsnaps cntraveler lonelyplanet livetravelchannel traveldeeper tasteintravel lovetheworld guardiancities forbestravelguide tlpicks travelstoke natgeotravel passionpassport mytinyatlas flashesofdelight travelawesome thehappynow feelfreefeed natgeotravelpic worldplaces travelandlife japan doyoutravel worldtravelpics cnntravel iamatraveler

22 Days ago
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Eula's nursery complete with the gorgeous @kalonstudios Caravan crib. How I love being home. I knew from day one it was the crib we wanted because it will convert to a bed when she's old enough, its gorgeous, and because it's handmade by a small business that we believe in and love buying from. Our bed & dresser are made by them also. As we continue to get rid of more and more of our possessions, furniture included, I've come to really appreciate the few pieces we're keeping. I would much, much rather have far fewer nice things than a house full of cheap things. Less but better is our motto. The weaving is by @maryannemoodie & the mobile is from @bookhou. localmilkathome livemoremagic habitandhome • • • • • nursery nurserydecor kidsroom nurseryinspo babyroom kidsdecor kidsinterior girlsroom kidsinteriors barnerom childrensroom barnrum nurseryroom nurseryart nurseryideas kidsroomdecor babydecor barnrumsinspo kidsroominspo kidsinspo nurserydesign

24 Days ago
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I'm out of oats from making this creamy, perfect Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (get the recipe via the link in my profile!) every single freaking day this week. Also just happens to be vegan & gluten free. If you happen to have pumpkin (in pumpkin form or can form!), some oats, a few basic spices, vanilla, maple syrup, and some form of mylk/milk: you can make this! Though I cannot. 😭 I really should just pop out for oats, but we leave for Japan tomorrow so I'm in full on packing mode. Anyhow, those of you who do have the ingredients or time to do a quick run to the store, please eat this for me. Because it's basically guilt free pie for breakfast. And if you do I recommend a bit of coco whip & a tiny extra drizzle of maple syrup. PS. The first installment of my monthly newsletter "The Art of Slow Living" goes out in an hour—if you don't want to miss these you still have time to hop over to the blog and subscribe! Think of them as freebie love letters from me to you all about creating abundance in your life—encouragement, inspiration, tips. All dat. First installment: all about empowering ourselves to say "no!" eatmoremagic livemiremagic localmilkrecipes tgeartofslowliving . . . . lifeandthyme eattheworld feedfeed feedfeedvegan cleaneating virtualpumpkinparty f52grams huffposttaste beautifulcuisines foodblogger foodphotography foodstyling onthetable morningslikethese

24 Days ago
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Littles. @owl_emma's daughter Soma playing with EulalieWilla in Marrakech. These moments are everything. And I can't believe that one day my baby will also morph into a little girl. . . . As a working mom, I'm so mindful & sometimes even a little fearful about being totally present and savoring every last moment of these years we'll never get back. We plan to be a one child household because our family feels complete, and that makes me even more mindful of every moment because I don't assume I'll experience it again. So when you're trying to juggle the circus that is running your own business, making a home, being a partner, being a mother, and being a healthy human (or whatever your circus is...we all have them!)...what are strategies for carving out all of those non-negotiable blocks of time? That's the first topic I'll be tackling in my new, monthly newsletter called (of course!) "The Art of Slow Living". I have one big tool in my toolbox to protect my time, one word: "No." But it's often easier said than...said! The first letter tackles why to say no, when to say no, and how to say no! All so we can say a big fat "YES!" to the few essential things that really truly matter. Like cuddling littles, loving partners, thriving businesses, and healthy bodies. Click the link in profile & visit the blog to subscribe & sign up for the newsletter—this one goes out tomorrow morning so don't miss it! How do you guys protect your time? Is saying "no" something your struggle with or something that comes easy to you? theartofslowliving slowmotherhood livemoremagic • • • • • letthembelittle childhoodunplugged candidchildhood livethelittlethings uniteinmotherhood momswithcameras motherhoodrising motherhoodthroughinstagram thepursuitofjoyproject simplychildren seekthesimplicity motherhood dailyparenting motherhoodunplugged ig_motherhood honestmotherhood our_everyday_moments momlife childofig ohheymama vscomom cameramama mom_hub habitandhome mytinymoments

25 Days ago
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The recipe for this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (vegan! gluten free!) is new on the blog! Click the link in profile to get it. I figured since it's time to put pumpkin and it's attendant spices in everything according to the internet, why fight it. It's good. So let's all get a little basic and pumpkin spice our breakfast, wear cozy sweaters, build fires, and throw handfuls of sunset colors leaves in the air or whatever. Cause it's fallyall. . . . It's made with unsweetened coconut mylk (almond works well too!), pumpkin pie spices & a splash of vanilla, maple syrup, and pumpkin resulting in a healthy, warming bowl of nostalgia. Topped with coconut whip, toasted pecans & pepitas, and a few rose petals it feels decadent, but it's 100% wholesome & nutritious. And actually tastes just like pumpkin pie. localmilkrecipes eatmoremagic | edited with the Local Milk Preset Collection (link in profile) localmilkfilter • • • • • feedfeed f52grams huffposttaste buzzfeast eeeeeats beautifulcuisines thekitchn virtualpumpkinparty onthetable yahoofood buzzfeedfood foodstyling foodphotography vscofood lifeandthyme food52 heresmyfood foodgawker foodblogger eattheworld tastingtable glutenfreevegan vegetarian vegan glutenfree onmytable

25 Days ago
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Looking to the horizon. I've been taking lots and lots of time to visualize my ideal life, what my dream 2018 looks like as this year rapidly comes to a close. I'm a big believer in visualizing to manifest. If I see it in my mind's eye enough, more often than not it comes to pass. . . . My intentions for 2018 are about three things: organization, minimalism, and self care. And they are all intertwined. I plan to get rid of even more material possessions, shop even less, and streamline my home. I plan to take my digital, calendar, and financial organization to the next level. And I plan to remember I have a body—skin and hair and muscles and organs—and that it needs & deserves to be a priority. Because I tend towards being a "brain in a jar" and forgetting my body completely. What are your intentions and priorities for your future? What horizons are you looking towards? livemoremagic theartofslowliving iamatraveler • • • • • darlingescapes wearetravelgirls dametraveler sheisnotlost ladiesgoneglobal femmetravel girlslovetravel santorini traveldeeper mytinyatlas tasteintravel thetravelwomen girlsborntotravel lifewelltravelled abmtravelbug openmyworld girlswhotravel athomeintheworld tlpicks followmytravel timeoutsociety letsgoeverywhere doyoutravel travelstoke girlsmeetglobe lonelyplanet girlsvsglobe

26 Days ago
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Hidden Kyoto. Edited with LM Contrast from my Lightroom collection (link in profile). We postponed our trip due to the typhoon and won't arrive until Thursday, but I've no complaints about a few extra days at home, just hoping the storm weakens as they think it will and everyone stays safe & dry. . . I'm spending my days cooking! I've got a few healthy fall recipes in the works for you guys as well as a couple of luscious feast day recipes for the upcoming holidays, so I'm making good use of my extra time! First up will be a creamy coconut pumpkin pie oatmeal and after that I've got the most amazing mushroom & Camembert pie in the works plus easy tacos, a surprisingly awesome (and pretty!) avocado matcha coconut mylk, and a beautiful cauliflower detox bowl to keep in your pocket during this rich eating season. . . Go to the blog via the link in profile and subscribe to not miss any new recipes + you'll get our new, monthly "The Art of Slow Living" newsletter full of tips for being time rich from biggies like how to say no to little time saving kitchen tips. livemoremagic localmilkfilter theartofslowliving . . . . • • • • • igtravel travelling travelingram traveltheworld traveler instapassport travelblog localmilkabroad travelblogger mytravelgram instatraveling kyoto japan instago traveladdict travelpics travelphoto travelawesome travellife travels lonelyplanet globetrotter travelstoke traveldiaries traveldeeper natgeotravel mytinyatlas

26 Days ago
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Beware the gremlins of Paris! They hide in the bushes, ready to pounce. When I was giving this particular gremlin a bath this morning I had an epiphany (I'm always having and forgetting epiphanies...) . . . I realized that when I think about what I want to impart to my daughter I think about things like a love of travel, being open minded & nonjudgmental, being an adventurous & healthy eater, being educated & articulate, being honest and kind. But what I realized today is that there is one thing that matters to me most: that she not inherit my anxiety. Because that is a very real danger. When they're little it's easy to brush it off. But I can tell she's picking everything up now. All of the sudden the work I do on myself took on a whole new sense of urgency. My anxiety is the single most unpleasant and destructive force in my life. Anxiety sucks the joy out of life. Leads to poor choices and procrastination. And I know how easy it would be for her to "catch" it from me. All I know is that I want to raise a daughter who can breath, who can enjoy, who can flow through life. And I will do whatever work is necessary on me to make sure I teach her to breath and not to always be holding on for dear life. eulaliewilla slowmotherhood theartofslowliving• • • • • le childhoodunplugged candidchildhood letthekids uniteinmotherhood littleandbrave momswithcameras momtogs motherhoodrising pixel_kids motherhoodthroughinstagram thepursuitofjoyproject simplychildren documentlife motherhood dailyparenting motherhood unplugged ig_motherhood honestmotherhood our_everyday_moments momlife childofig ohheymama vscomom mom_hub habitandhome mytinymoments

28 Days ago
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The Kyoto table, from my workshop at @stardust_kana's haven of a café & shop this past spring. In t-minus 3 days we'll be back in Kyoto. . . . We decided to stay there for two weeks instead of travel around like we used to because it's a) a wonderful way to connect with a city like a local b) good for getting work & cookbook research done and c) relaxing to stay put when traveling with a toddler. I'm already imagining our routines: morning cortado at @weekenders_coffee, yoga—maybe even grab a yoga class at @studio_monk if I can manage despite the language gap—, shopping for vegetables with Eula in tow, working out of our machiya, recipe testing & cooking at home, date nights at @yoshihiroimai's Monk, and weekend picnics by the river from Wife & Husband, @kyoichi911 & @ikumitea's café. I am sad to leave home after only a few short days to visit, but visualizing our daily existence in Kyoto gets me so excited. Time to pack! localmilkretreat livemoremagic theartofslowliving• • • • • pu flashesofdelight thehappynow livethelittlethings darlingmovement petitejoys abmlifeiscolorful darlingweekend postitfortheaesthetic seekthesimplicity calledtobecreative abmhappylife dscolor morningslikethese finditliveit lovelysquares creativityfound verilymoment risingtidesociety mytinyatlas acolorstory chasinglight abmlifeissweet communityovercompetition theeverydayproject feelfreefeed thatauthenticfeeling

28 Days ago
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As a mom, wife, and creative entrepreneur I'm always looking for other women to inspire me. I've tagged 6 diverse ladies who do that. As a woman myself and as a mother to a daughter, I love to see women succeeding, forging their own paths, setting trends, bucking trends. And I'm so grateful that since I don't have everything ever all figured out (no surprise!), that there are women out there lighting the way and blazing trails. From healthy eating to business savvy to financial responsibility to marketing genius to minimalism and beyond I've tagged 6 women that I've found a lot of inspiration in. I read their blogs. I can only hope that as my daughter grows up & keeps reaching for more than the door handle that she'll know what women are capable of. A quick note as to why each of these ladies inspires me: 1. @caitflanders blog inspired me to try a shopping ban & really made me mindful of my shopping and spending. 2. @shannaskidmore's course "pricing for creatives" is genius *and* she quit social media for a year and has taken to other business building methods which is so inspiring. 3. @heidijswanson Makes my favorite recipes on the internet, her style is always ahead of the curve, and she has wonderful blog posts on the entire cookbook writing process. 4. @darcybenincosa encourages dropping the shame around money and talks openly about it which is a huge help and relief! Her posts are empowering, encouraging, and are manifesting gold. 5. I just recently discovered @paperandoats, and I'm obsessed with her clean design and business acumen. I just signed up for her free course and plan to look into more. Plus her story is enough to inspire anyone. She's a single mom that's killing it. 6. @minimalistbaker's IG stories alone are genius + I'm fascinated by how they found freedom from sponsored content & developed other revenue streams instead. And the food! Simple + nourishing. Who inspires you? . . seekthesimplicity theeverdayproject habitandhome livethelittlethings nothingisordinary pursuepretty verilymoment thatsdarling feelfreefeed inspiremyinstagram slowmotherhood eulaliewilla lifeandthyme beautifulmatters peoplescreatives localmilkfilter

29 Days ago
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Want to learn food photography & styling? I'm teaching everything I know in a 4 week E-Course this January! Register today via the link in profile. . . I took me *years* to teach myself everything I know, and that's exactly why I created this course: to make it easier for other people who are where I once was! Like I seriously used to blur out the background in Photoshop because I didn't know what depth of field was. Ouch. 🤤If I'd been able to take this it would have fast tracked my entire career. But hey...nothing wrong with learning the hard way! That's always been my style anyhow. But it doesn't have to be yours! From finding your voice to using a digital camera to styling props & food to the final edit in Lightroom this course will cover it all and culminate in a final project where you create your own recipe photo shoot and submit it for personalized feedback. It's filling up fast, so I hope you'll be able to join us! Aaaand if you're like pleeeeaaaseee just tell me about this breakfast bowl! Ok! It's the Farro Breakfast Bowl and you can find the recipe in the localmilkblog.com archives! eatmoremagic localmilkrecipes . . . . foodphotography foodblog foodblogger foodstyling thekitchn feedfeed huffposttaste lifeandthyme beautifulcuisines eattheworld onthetable thatsdarling theartofslowliving f52grams pgminseason recipe cleaneating vegetarian

29 Days ago
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Clean eating. It's something my family strives for. It's something that's hard to do on the road. Hard to do if you're an emo eater such as yours truly. Hard to do when you're stressed. Hard to do when time feels tight. Hard to do when you're avoiding issues or tasks in your life. Hard to do when you're a cheese pull addict. My husband @matthewlud is much better at disciplined eating than I am. Whenever I don't feel well mentally, I eat badly. Which is to say as someone who has & does struggle, I know said struggle is real. I'm not a purist or an ascetic or into labels: I believe in birthday cake & love cheese. But that's not how I want to eat every day. I want to eat a vibrant, plant based diet as my norm because it's awesome for my body and the planet. If you feel the same way, I'm with you and excited to start sharing the strategies I've found that work + ways I avoid making choices I don't really want to make. Comfort food is fine occasionally and I still make it, baked goods too. But my strategy for making good choices is to make good choices effortless. Cooked grains and beans live in the fridge, homemade condiments of versatile awesomeness like vinaigrette and tahini sauce too, and I wash and chop veggies in weekly prep sessions and keep them stored in containers in the fridge. What are your strategies? Health food gurus please weigh in! Haha. eatmoremagic | ✨ Edited with LM Film Bright from the Local Milk Lightroom Preset Collection | if you use my collection tag your creations with localmilkfilter because I'm dying to see them! • • • • • cleaneating healthychoices healthyeating healthyfood cleaneats plantbased healthyliving veganfoodshare cleanfood vegetarian plantpowered plantbaseddiet plantbuilt poweredbyplants veganfoodshare foodblogger foodblog foodphotography foodlover eeeeeats f52grams feedfeed foodstyling vscofood buzzfeast beautifulcuisines onthetable

30 Days ago
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The ethereal @rebekkaseale floating through Santorini like a sea breeze. She taught painting & guided meditation to our guests during our slow living retreat on the island. Her work is amazing, and one day every wall in my house will be covered with her paintings. Go check her out! . . . This photo was edited with the preset LM Butter (available in my new preset collection via the link in profile) and really shows how this collection can go from a dimly lit kitchen to outside travel shots in broad day light. I created it to be the most diverse, multi-purpose collection, and it really is. I've taught editing for so long but never really talked about it here, and it's so fun to geek out over these presets! If you want to geek out with me further over everything from photography to styling to editing, then make sure to not miss my first ecourse. It's in January (a great way to start the new year!), and open for registration. I'm really, really excited about it because as much as I love retreats this will allow us to totally focus on creative work. localmilkretreat livemoremagic theartofslowliving localmilkfilter . . . dametraveler darlingescapes greecestagram santorini passionpassport mytinyatlas iamatraveler worlderlust travelphotography agameoftones beautifuldestinations takemethere alwaysgo traveldeeper guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel inspiremyonstagram peoplescreatives

30 Days ago
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Morning! Time for some fun with my new L|M Lightroom Preset Collection! You can get them via the link in profile, and I wanted to show what they can do. Swipe left to see some of the different presets in action as well as to see the unedited out of camera photo at the end. Ps. This dope mug is by my friend @notary__ceramics 😘 . . . Here are the presets used in order of image: 1. LM Cool Bright 2. LM Aqua 3. LM Contrast 4. LM Dark 5. LM Earthy Bright 6. LM Fade 7. LM Warm 8. LM Film Bright 9. LM Super Dark 10. Unedited photo! Outlet and all 🙈 . . Sorry to say my presets won't take out outlets for you, but other than that nothing else was done to this photo other than a) apply the preset and b) use a brush to slightly lift the shadows on the waffles (because everyone's waffles should glow, amirite?? 😅) If you want to take your game further than Presets and learn photography, styling, and editing then check out our January Ecourse (also via link in profile!) There's still time today to use the code INSTAGRAM15 for 15% off of the presets (sorry, doesn't apply to ecourse!)...but the code expires this evening! We're sending out a new discount to our blog subscribers this afternoon so you can join at localmilkblog.com to get a code if you miss this one! And stay tuned for the travel collection and food collection to be released in the coming weeks! livemoremagic morningslikethese localmilkfilter . . . . foodphotographer foodblogger foodstyling inspiremyinstagram beautifulcuisines feedfeed f52grams theartofslowliving pursuepretty thekitchn waffles photographylife lightroom gatheringslikethese dslooking nothingisordinary habitandhome theeverydayproject yahoofood buzzfeast huffposttaste

31 Days ago
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And just like that...my collection of 22 Lightroom Presets is live! Grab them via the link in profile and make one click editing yours! This classic Local Milk Kitchen shelfie was edited using the LM Contrast Extra Cool preset, swipe to see the before🙈. After applying the preset I cooled it further (it was really warm!) and used a brush to dehaze the walls & bring out the texture and brighten the pretty copper. Once in IG I took the brightness down a tiny bit and the structure up a tiny bit—and that's it! . . . I was so excited by the response that I spent the whole afternoon tweaking and perfecting them just for you. After years of passionate editing, I'm so happy to be able to provide a time saving, game changing shortcut to people who want to make their images pop but don't necessarily have time to sit around and obsessively hand edit every last detail from tone curve to color mixing. That's all been done for you in these presets that are designed to suit a variety of white balance & light scenarios. A warm shot? Try a cool preset. A shot turned out blue? Opt for an earthy or warm one. Want a bright shot to go moody? Try Super Dark! Yes, the names are extraordinarily creative. Ok, enough of that...go get 'em while they're hot! And just for being awesome I'm offering a 15% discount for the next 24 hours to Instagram followers using the code INSTAGRAM15 so don't wait! Want to take your game further? Sign up for our 4 week ecourse this coming January! Don't care but like the props? Tap for sources! : ) localmilkathome livemoremagic theartofslowliving localmilkfilter . . . . • • • • • apartmentthe sodomino finditstyleit pusuepretty abmathome apartmentlife currentdesignsituation decorhome mywestelm homewithrue bhghome uohome bohohome mydomaine myhousebeautiful vsco bohodecor howyouhome interiorinspiration dstexture dslooking theeverygirl interiorstyling interiors

32 Days ago
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Home sweet home & an exciting (to me, at least!) idea! I'm working on a few packs of Lightroom presets that will go up on my website if there's interest! Would any of you like to get your hands on a virtually one click version of my editing? Let me know in the comments & if there's enough people interested, I'll throw them out there! If you want to hear via email if they go live, just hop over to L | M Retreats via the link in profile & sign up for our mailing list. . . . As for my kitchen, sigh, it currently looks nothing like this & the entire house is a chaotic symphony of lives picked up and paused in medias res on repeat. But I take a deep breath and know this mess too shall pass. So many exciting things on the horizon, but I'm dreaming of finally settling down long enough to perfect this space. I can already see the Christmas garland I want to weave for the banister in my head... livemoremagic theartofslowliving localmilkathomelocalmilkfilter flowersofinstagram morningslikethese pursuepretty inspiremyinstagram postitfortheaesthetic agameoftones creativityfound feelfreefeed theeverydayproject dsfloral rsblooms vscoflowers blooooms bhgflowers

32 Days ago
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In case you missed it & because I'm so excited: my E-Course, The Art of Food Photography, is open! Click the link in profile to register today! I've dreamed of doing this for years because I knew there were so many people that wanted to learn but that couldn't afford the time, money, or either to get away to a workshop or retreat. So it's finally here! And I am confidant the value of the course far exceeds its price tag: if I'd had this it would have saved me a year or more of time on the struggle bus. The live sessions will be recorded and available for download, so if you miss a session you can always watch it later. It will be four weeks this coming January with 2 hour live webinars each Saturday. Week one will be devoted to finding your voice and learning about visual storytelling. Week 2 is everything DSLR and photography. Week 3 is all things food and prop styling. And Week 4 is devoted to editing in Lightroom and creating your final project, a recipe shoot using what you've learned that you'll submit for personalized feedback. We'll cover a diverse variety of styles—I won't be teaching how to be me...I'll be teaching how to be you! When we edit, I'll edit a photo in a few different styles (including my own!) so you get a feel for how to achieve different effects in Lightroom. And so much more! All the details including pricing and dates are in the link...so have a read and join us if it sounds like a good fit for you! eatmoremagic theartofslowliving . . . . foodblogger foodphotographer foodstyling beautifulcuisines verilymoment thatsdarling lifeandthyme gatheringslikethese onthetable makemoments peoplescreative inspiremyinstagram thekitchn f52grams

33 Days ago
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Big news! The Art of Food Photography, my first 4 week e-course is now open for registration! Click the link in profile for all the details & to reserve your spot! . . . Finally what I teach at workshops & retreats is now available without leaving home! Live 2 hour Webinar Lessons will be held each Saturday in January, and each attendee will get personal feedback on their final project, a recipe photo shoot. It will cover finding your voice & visual storytelling, photography 101, styling 101, and editing 101. I'm so, so excited to share my passion for telling the story of the moments and flavors of food with a wider audience. We'll cover lots of different styles: bright, dark, cool, warm, heavily propped, minimalist, rustic, modern, and much more in the journey to find your personal style. Hop on over and read all about it! Can't wait to see all of the creativity and diversity of what our students create during this course! livemoremagic eatmoremagic theartofslowliving . . . . foodphotography lifeandthyme thekitchn foodblogger foodstyling huffposttaste beautifulcuisines eattheworld onthetable inthekitchen foodwinewomen thatsdarling verilymoment inspiremyinstagram f52grams gatheringslikethese yahoofood

34 Days ago
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Montmartre magic hour walks. We're on a plane in Ft. Lauderdale about to take off for Atlanta. We head to Matt's parents for an evening, and then finally tomorrow we come home to Tennessee, to our house. We made proverbial lemonade out of lemons today. Since we missed our connection last night and had to spend a night & day randomly in Florida, we got a room over looking the sea and spent the day doing things we love: I had a spa morning complete with my first facial in like a year, and @matthewlud went to visit @jwakefieldbeer. Which is apparently pretty awesome. Eula ran around the halls and had a continental breakfast. Everyone wins. I spent my time in the spa visualizing what my dream days and life look like. I do this a lot and always tell everyone else to do the same. I think visualization can birth realities—manifestation is powerful. This particular imagined version of my life was all about routine & self-care. I decided I want to try an experiment. I'm going to try on different day structures. Workout in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Mediation the same. Try different meal structures. Try email and admin at different times of day. Creating at different times of day. Connecting with people the same. I want to figure out which time of day is optimal for me to actually enjoy and follow through on the things I want to prioritize like health & self-care, family & relationships, my home, and my business. I'll let you know how the experiment goes! What times of day are best for your routines? livemoremagic theartofslowliving montmartre . . . . iamatraveler livethelittlethings seekthesimplicity pursuepretty seemyparis parisjetaime paris alwaysgo mytinyatlas passionpassport beautifuldestinations darlingescapes bbctravel guardiantravelsnaps flashesofdelight thehappynow inspiremyinstagram peoplescreative

35 Days ago
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Missing Paris from a Westin in Fort Lauderdale. I didn't intend to wake up looking at the Atlantic, I meant to wake up at my in-laws in Atlanta. But, and this bears mentioning for the benefit of other weary travelers, the Ft. Lauderdale international terminal is a hellscape gauntlet that makes even my worst Southern European (Hi, Rome!) airport experiences look like a walk in the park. Suffice to say, it took 4 miserable hours to get out of that airport, and we missed our connection. Literally the worst airport experience of my life. But! It was the best thing that could have happened. We slept in a fluffy bed, all got a good nights sleep, and @matthewlud is near some of his favorite breweries and I'm near the hotel spa & the ocean. Honestly the whole family woke up refreshed & happy. So I still stand by that airport being a massive fail to be avoided at all costs, but I'm glad we got stuck. The golden rule of travel is you must accept that these things happen. It's part and parcel of the wandering life. Always look on the bright side & keep a good attitude because it's going to be hard enough without being angry about it. And it always ends. Even the Ft. Lauderdale customs line. Which I wasn't sure ever would. localmilkabroad livemoremagic . . . . travelgram doyoutravel beautifuldestinations seemyparis parisianlife parisjetaime parismaville iamatraveler takemethere tlpicks gaurdiantravelsnaps bbctravel worlderlust passionpassport mytinyatlas exploreeverything

35 Days ago