Category: Living

The Bullet Journal Craziness

photo So, I’ve decided to give this Bullet Journal thing a go. I’ve been reading, and drawing and finding inspiration for months now. I’m a ‘to do’ and list kind of person, and I would love to see how keeping it all in one notebook can help me get even more organized.

A few months back the BuJo craziness hit Denmark real hard. I’d been reading about it quite a lot before that, but hadn’t decided to give it a go yet. But with the BuJo craziness, all of a sudden, it was much easier to get my hands on some of the stuff. Of course, I’ve done a bit of Wish shopping as well – like the stencils in the above picture. One of my close friends started her BuJo around the same time as I did. Therefore, we’ve been sharing ideas for spreads and stuff to buy. It’s a lot of fun, but it can also be an expensive hobby.

The other day, my 11-year old daughter asked if she could have a notebook like mine. She would like to draw and make similar lists of the books she’s reading and the movies she would like to see. I’m actually considering buying her a notebook for Christmas. Then she can use it as a BuJo, or simply draw in it. Lately, she’s been drawing and painting a lot more, which is great. I had planned to get her some nice pencils for Christmas anyway – so this might just be the perfect combination.

I don’t plan to show a lot of my content here on the blog. For me, this BuJo is for keeping track of mostly personal goals and habits, as well as lists of things to do or buy. Instead of showing you my content, I’ll show you some of the things I buy, and some of the things I find cute. I’m planning a post about some of the stuff I’ve bought to get started. Stay tuned for that.

 

8 podcasts for an inspiring November

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It’s podcast inspiration time. I’ll be using public transportation even more from now on. Therefore, I’ve got a list of different podcasts lined up to keep me company – and even more important to keep me inspired. I know I’ve said it before, but I really love listening to podcasts. It just hit me, I should look for good ones for my daughter as well. I’m sure, she’ll love listening to one from time to time. However, now lets get back to the list of podcasts I plan to listen to in November. Most of this months podcasts are in Danish, hopefully, I’ll find some in English for December.

Podcasts, I’ll listen to in November
#1 Det du frygter
#2 In the Dark
#3 Bucket List
#4 The Thrive Global Podcast
#5 I wish my desk looked like this, when I’m listening to a podcast
#6 Casefile
#7 Succes Kriteriet
#8 All Inclusive
#9 Morten Resen Startup

As always, I would love to hear from you – which podcasts do you listen to these days? Let me know in a comment. Have a lovely day <3

Want Wear Need Read in November

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It’s time for the November edition of Want Wear Need Read. And boy is it getting cold out there. I’m ready for nights indoor with hot drinks, books or a creative project.

Want I’ve been listening to the podcast The Thrive Global Podcast created by Arianna Huffington. She talks about the importance of not bringing your phone into your bedroom. In order to get a deeper sleep, I would like to try and charge my phone in another room, and not use it as my alarm clock. I would really like to add this Arne Jacobsen alarm clock to my bedside table instead.

Wear I’ve been dreaming of this beautiful striped sweater from Mads Nørgaard for a few months now. I would use it over s dress, with a skirt or with pants all winter. Normally, I wear skirts and dresses most of the time during the winter season, so this would be the perfect item to add to my wardrobe.

Need I need a creative project for those long winter nights. I’ve been thinking about knitting a chunky blanket for years, and maybe the time is right. It would be perfect for relaxing and listening to podcasts. I’m dreaming about a grey or dusty pink one.

Read Our family is planning a trip to Amsterdam on a road trip around different parts of Europe next summer. One of the cities we plan on visiting is Amsterdam. I’ve never stayed in Amsterdam, so I need to find some amazing spots in the city. I love reading the Monocle magazine, so I’m sure their guide will be just what I’m looking for.

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A mini-break at Ystad Saltsjöbad? – yes please…

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I’m in the need of a fall mini-break abroad. We didn’t leave the country during our fall vacation, and I’m beginning to feel an itch to get the h*** out of here. I need some peace around me to recharge my batteries. Otherwise, I don’t think I’ll make it till the Christmas break 😉

Therefore, I found myself browsing the internet for places to go in November. Normally, we would go to Hamburg this time of year, but due to different circumstances, we’ll stay home this year.

But I’m thinking more along the lines of a spa break. I’ve been seeing lots and lots of pictures of what looks like amazing hours spend at Ystad Saltsjöbad. I would love to go there with my husband and just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. A dinner for two, without nonstop questions being asked by one of the kids wouldn’t be half bad either. Then a quick stop in Malmö on the way home for a bit of shopping and a good cup of coffee. Well, I don’t know about you, but it sounds like the perfect mini-break to me?

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The big question now is wether or not to buy it right this minute? Or should I wait and then put it under the Christmas tree for the one I love. Actually, I’m finding it hard to decide right now. Either way, a trip in the fall season or the winter season – well it all sounds fantastic to me. I’ll ponder about if for a few days, but one thing I’m sure about is the fact that it has to be for two nights.  A long weekend would be just perfect. If you fee like a mini-break as well, check out the different deals right here. In the meantime, I’ll try and get my head around some Christmas presents, and then I’ll know what to do.

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5 books to read this fall

It’s time for some serious fall reading. The weather is cold and wet, and it’s time for me (and you) to enjoy even more great books inside under a blanket.

I’ve been offline with my family for the last couple of days. But now I’m back with a list of books currently on my wishlist. Some of them are already on their way to my mailbox. The past few days, we’ve been taking things slow, enjoying some time with our family in Aarhus and in Hjørrring, been fighting a cold (it’s that time of the year again), but now it’s time to return to ‘real life’ again.

Coffee, Paris and life hacks

As you might have guessed by now, I’m pretty passionate about my coffee. And when I came across some of these books, I had to have them. I remember our travel destinations based on where to get the best cup of coffee – and I always research before we go. I would never land in a city and not know where to get a decent cup of coffee. I’m sure two of these books will be of much help in the future. The other ones are simply based on interest and curiosity. I always love reading about new things and finding inspiration in that.

Books to read this fall

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#1 Where to drink coffee – #2 The little book of life hacks – #3 The new Paris – #4 The working woman’s handbook – #5 Chasing slow

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3 Podcasts that’ll get you through the autumn season

IMG_3789 I don’t know about you, but I’m listening to podcasts every time I get the chance these days. I find it relaxing, and I love getting to know new things or simply soak up some new inspiration. Like most others, it all started with the first season of Serial, and then there was no turning back. I knew right there that I’d come across something special. It was a format, which I could relate to, and listen to whenever I felt like it. I listen to podcasts, when I’m using public transportation, when I’m walking to or from something, when I’m cooking, when I’m not in the mood for reading and so on.

3 Podcasts that’ll get you through the autumn season:

Human Centric is the New Black – I started listening to this podcast last week, and I love the idea of creating a human centric marketing approach. The podcast Human Centric is the New Black is created by Jack Fussell. Jack is behind the company Tolke, a branding/marketing and strategy firm in Atlanta, GA. I’ve been following Jack and his wife Valentina for quite a few years now. It all began during their time in Copenhagen and continued as they re-launched as a family in the U.S. They’ve always got some interesting takes on life as an entrepreneur. Give this new podcast a go!

Vovestykket – A Danish podcast which I recently started listening to. There are only 5 episodes right now, but it’s great for inspiration. It’s about having the courage to imagine and think wild thoughts. And more importantly, how to make your wild ideas come to life. They talk about failure and how to make a comeback after that. It’s quite interesting.

Onward Creatives – This podcast I’ve been listening to for 1 1/2 years. I always return to this, because it inspires me, and Jack and Valentina are so great together – they’ve got me laughing out loud at times, and I love that. Jack and Valentina describe the podcast like this “This podcast is a “space to develop and grow your creative potential. Each week we provide inspiration and resources to you, the creative entrepreneur so that you can live out your greatest life story”. They also share some very useful insights from their own journey. So check it out!

I would love to get inspiration form you as well. Which podcasts are you listening to? And why? Hit me with your favourite one just now <3