Category: Living

Me before you – trailer

I know I normally don’t write about movies here, but I was just watching the official trailer for the movie Me before you, based on the novel by Jojo Moyes. The novel had me weeping for quite some time. The last novel, which made me cry like this was A crack in forever by Jeannie Brewer, which you should read, if you haven’t already.

I have to see the movie, to see if it can live up to the book – it’ll be in cinemas June 3, 2016.

 

The bag from Zara

Do you remember the super cute bag from Zara, which I showed you in this post? The one from their ss16 girls collection. Well, I went back a few days later to find out that it was sold out.

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A few days later, I still thought about the bag, and I went back. This time it was back in stock, and I hit ‘Buy’ so fast, you wouldn’t believe it. Now I’m waiting for it to arrive.

And no, I didn’t buy it for my girl, I hope that I can use it as a small bag myself. If not, then I’m pretty sure she’ll be more than willing to take it off my hands and use it herself.

Images: Zara

Inspired by fashion

Last week I was inspired by the fashion industry. It all started when I found a very interesting book Love Style Life by Garance Doré. I’ve been reading about it here on sfgirlbybay, and I felt very inspired and had to read the book. It’s now on my wishlist – I don’t know how long I can keep it there without buying it.

Then a few days later, I came across a video on YouTube, where Alexa Chung reveals fashion industry secrets. If you’ve got an hour, you should check it out.

30-day minimalism challenge

We’re half way into the first month of 2016. Have you made any changes in your life? Any New Years resolutions that you’re working on this year? Any 30-day challenges in your life right now?

I didn’t have time to think much about the new year because of family matters. However, I’m slowly getting the hang of 2016, and starting to explore life again.

30-day minimalism challenge

I think I posted this picture sometime last year, but one of the things on my 2016 list is a more minimalist living. Truth is, I would benefit from doing all 30 days, and I plan to try it out soon.

Number 3 – Declutter your digital life – “Take care of your digital clutter today: Spring-clean your desktop, delete any files you don’t need anymore and set up a simple, no-fuss folder structure.” It would be the perfect way to kick off 2016.

Or how about number 5 – Identify your 3-6 main priorities – “Above all, minimalism is about figuring out what matters most to you in life and how to add more of that to your day-to-day routine. Today: Dig deep and make a list of your 3-6 top priorities in life.” More of that, please.

Feel like joining, then print out your own 30-day minimalist challenge sheet and read more here.

Another thing I want to try this year is a 3-day-juice-detox. Actually, todays is my very frist day – so wish me luck. Hopefully, I’ll make it till Monday morning without too much headache and cravings. I bought the whole package from a local firm called Juicery.

I’m off to drink my organic juice and to clean out my grandfather’s room along with the rest of my family.

Have a lovely Friday and don’t forget to hug and kiss the ones you love (a lot) before it’s too late <3

A quiet Sunday and The Holiday

I was hoping for a quiet Sunday at home with both kids, my husband, Christmas music, Advent presents, glögg, gift wrapping, reading and maybe watch a Christmas movie. Hopefully, it turned out almost like that. We added a bit of redecorating and a brunch at a local cafe.

Last night I had planned to watch one of my favourite girlie Christmas movies – The Holiday (I had a bit of a crush on Jude Law back then) – with my daughter for the first time. She can read the subtitles now, and I promised her last year that she could watch it this year. But we got home a bit too late for her to stay awake during the whole movie. We decided to wait until next weekend.

So we’ll wait a bit longer before we kick off the holiday movie season. I’ve got a few more that I want to watch before Christmas. Which Christmas movies do you watch in December?

Creating a cozy spot – The wishlist

We’re redecorating our dining room these days. We’re trying to create a cozy spot for the whole family to enjoy. A lot of waiting and patience is needed, which I’m not good at by the way. I’m still trying to decide which coffee table to buy, but I think I’ve found a winner. But we’ve decided on a new lounge chair. My husband and I have picked out a A Lounge Chair from Hay. Here’s where the waiting kicks in again. The new chair will arrive in about 8 weeks time.

Right now I’m browsing Instagram and Pinterest for even more inspiration. I’ve also got a dining spot to redecorate, but right now my main focus is the sofa spot, and how to make that as cozy as possible. I’ve found the beautiful Twin 35 or Twin 42 coffee table in cool grey from ByLassen, which I hope my husband will like. I’m also looking to add a new lamp and some coziness to the spot. Here’s a look at my current mood board/wishlist. Dining room wishlist

The cozy spot wishlist
1. Wood II print found at Sirlig
2. Oswald sofa from Møblér
3. Stumpestagen – small found at Moods
4. About A Lounge Chair from Hay
5. Dot Cushion from Hay
6. Moon Lamp from ByNord
7. Twin 42 from ByLassen