Birdsong Stories :: Earth Mama Chenoa Morris
Welcome to the first Birdsong Story for 2019 and we’re kicking off with the beautiful Chenoa, mama behind instagram account @islabayandreef I first met Chenoa when I asked her if she’d like to collaborate last year.
Like me Chenoa is a Newcastle local and when I dropped off the pieces for her & Isla we hit it off and have been insta friends ever since. What I love most about Chenoa is her truly giving and serving mindset. Not to mention her effortless earthy bohemian style, we love to dress Chenoa in our threads.
So grab a cup of tea and read Chenoa’s story…a true love story.
Tell us a little bit about your story – where are you & how did you get there?
I would say I got here by loyalty and gratitude. I have been with my husband since I was 15, been working for the same company since I was 20 and even my bestie I have loved since we were 3. Though where I am right now is definitely my happy place my beautiful family for them I’m grateful every day.
Bay, Isla & Reef – Chenoa’s divine children
When you’re not hanging with your beautiful wildlings down the beach or curating your gorgeous Instagram account, what do you do?
Normal day to day mum stuff, Bay loves being active and every day he has sport so that and photos keep me pretty busy. I also work two days a week as a nurse. I crave slow though so the beach is definitely my relaxation time.
What’s your favourite thing about being an Instagram blogger?
It started off as our love of supporting handmade and small business especially supporting hardworking Mums, my love and obsession with photographing my kids so it was only fitting that I combine the two. Our favourite thing is the people we have met and some amazing opportunities to work with amazing brands too!
What are your favourite Instagram accounts right now?
I have had so many but these ones have been years now I get my biggest inspiration from @thebucketlistfamily @jinti_fell @earthyandy @dimity @ellenfisher
What get’s you out of bed in the morning?
It takes ages we usually cuddle for around 30mins in bed then I get up for a cup of tea.
How would you describe you style, has it changed since becoming a Mother?
Beach boho maybe and I think becoming a mother I have re-found myself and now I feel more like me then I ever have before.
What makes you smile?
Kindness, my babes, chocolate, a free trip too Bali
Who inspires you?
Everybody I draw inspiration from everyone I meet I always notice something great about someone and feel inspired.
Do you have daily rituals that help keep you balanced & happy?
Morning cuddles and fresh air and getting outside into nature especially the beach. I hope to learn yoga too and do it everyday.
What is your favourite room in your home & why?
My bedroom it’s always been my favourite since I was young it’s your space to relax and recharge. Plus morning cuddles again!!
What’s on your bedside table right now?
A big gold palm tree and a Byron bay coconut and lime candle we got on our last visit to the farm.
Finally what is your mantra?
I absolutely love working with Chenoa, thank you for reading her story and being part of the Birdsong community. Make sure you go and check out her gorgeous Instram feed @islabayandreef and show her some love.
Love Edwina x