Category: Children

The Advent calendar – Part One

I’m the kind of person, who likes to be on top of things. Therefore, I like to get an early start when it comes to planning the advent calendar for the kids each year.

This year we decided that they wouldn’t get a gift every day of December. Instead we wanted to give them a bigger gift each Sunday. I’ll do another post where I show you what I’ve bought for each of my kids.

In this post, I want to show you some of my favourite and most creative advent calendars that I’ve seen online. Hopefully, you’ll get inspired to make one of these?

Advent calendar 1 Collage

Advent calendar via Tonje Boganes | Advent calendar via Weekday Carnival | Advent calender via Traveling Mama

Christmas advent calendar 2 Collage

Advent Calendar via Style-files | mini tree advent calendar via Oh Happy Day | Advent calendar via Coffee Stained Cashmere

Black and white advent calendar prt two Collage

Black & White tree Advent calendar | Advent Calendar via Cherry Blossom – Find templates here, here and here | DIY Advent Calendar by My Dubio

Beautiful storage for the kids from Rafa Kids

I almost forgot about this new storage system, which I saw a while back. I really liked the system from Rafa Kids at first sight. And now that I’ve seen even more pictures of the system, I’m convinced that I really need one or maybe to in my home.

We’ve been using the String system for years now. My daughter in particular likes the system. But my husband is ready for a change. He used to joke about me wanting to add a String shelf in every room. I actually managed to do just that – but now I can actually see it from his point of view.

It might be time for a change, or at least to introduce new storage systems in our home. At least my son doesn’t have a large String system – only a few String Pocket shelves. Wow – this post was actually supposed to be about a new and cool storage system from Rafa Kids.

When I saw the different shelves from Rafa Kids for the first time, I really liked the different shape, and the fact that you can get it in so many different sizes. The pictures below are of their shelves collection. I’ve picked out pictures of their S shelf, their M shelf, their L shelf and their XL shelf. Which one is your favourite? Oh, and sorry for the many pictures, I just had a really hard time picking just a few. It’s just such a beautiful collection.

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Photos: Rafa Kids

Halloween printables

Family time took over last week. We had some wonderful days together. We had dinners with friends, went to the movies, played with friends, got our garden ready for the coming season and so much more. It was just what I needed.

Halloween is just around the corner, and I still need a few things for the kids’ costumes. It turns out that we cannot go all in this year after all, because my girl is away on soccer camp all night and my boy will be at the camp during the day as well. But we’ll make some spooky food and invite a few friends over for dinner anyway.

I found a few cool printables that’ll help you get into the Halloween spirit. How about a game of Halloween Bingo – that would be fun. Even though my kids won’t be home for trick or treat – I’ve got a few things ready for the kids in the neighborhood.

Halloween Collage

Images: Printable Halloween stickers by Oh Happy Day | Printable Halloween Bingo via Crazy Little Projects | Halloween cupcake toppers via Catch My Party

Getting ready for Halloween

During the last couple of years, more and more Danes have picked up the Halloween tradition. Personally, I love it. I would love to throw a Halloween party and dress up. I’ve been collecting pictures and other scary Halloween stuff on Pinterest for years, and it’s time to go all in.

This year I have to get two kids ready for the Halloween party at the school. The little one is going as a skeleton and my girl is going as a black cat. I’ll show you pictures on Instagram when they are ready for the party.

During the next couple of weeks, I want to share Halloween related pieces with you here on the blog.

Halloween

| Bag o’ bones Halloween party invitation | Cupcakes | Shadow Puppets like these ones (not pictured) | DIY Halloween invitations | The haunted doll house | Knitted pumpkin |

Boy on the moon

My little one is crazy about all stuff with the moon on it. It all started when I bought this sweatshirt from molo. I’ve added a few more items to his wardrobe, and he gets excited every time. He’s also been looking at the stars through our astronomical telescope. I love this phase, where he gets caught up in one thing and just wants to know all about it.

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I’ve been looking for a few things for his room as well. I’ve found this cool map of the moon poster via mr printables. And I’ve also found a fun activity for the upcoming fall break. How about a Doodle on the moon? This idea is pretty cool and I know my kids would love it. Or how about this moon poster from Fybur’s Etsy shop? Lastly, a small DIY project – the famous Mr. Moon Ikea hack lamp by mommo design. This lamp has been all over the internet, but I still think it’s super cute.

Cool bedroom makeover – for mother & daughter

I’m almost there… tomorrow is exam day… and after that I’ll have time to blog again. Gosh, I really miss it. And because of the course, I’ll be a much wiser blogger from now on. Stay tuned for some improvements.

I just need a break away from all the course material and I wanted to share one of my favourite room makeovers. One room with so many lovely details. There is room for mom as well as her daughter and that’s not all. Check out these amazing solutions, and I bet you’ll be dreaming about a bed like this tonight. Check out BoligLiv for before pictures as well.

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