Category: Living

Vacation time and DIY projects

I’ve got a few days of vacation time coming up this week. I’ve got a few projects planned for the week, but more importantly, the whole family is going to enjoy a few days off. Just relax and enjoy some time together.

It’s time for sleeping in, playing games, reading books, eating out and watching The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren with my daughter. We finished the book last week, and now we just need to find the movie somewhere.

Hopefully, my daughter will join me in some DIY projects. We’re planning a make over of her room, and it would be cool for her to create a few things for the room herself. I kind of like these paper fruit prints made out of colored tissue paper. Find out how to make them on The lovely drawer. diy-tissue-paper-fruit-art-3

Last weekend we moved a few things in her room, and I’ve been cleaning out some of her stuff yesterday. It’s time to add some new and fresh items and welcome spring. The sun has been shining all day yesterday, and I’ve even cleaned her room with one window open, while singing along to some music. What a fantastic time of the year we’re approaching.

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I’m collecting cool prints to make a picture wall in her room. This one is already in my boy’s room, but I think I’m going to add it in her room as well.

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My Etsy finds

On this wonderful Sunday, I’ve picked out a few cool finds, which I’ve found in different Etsy shops. This time I’ve selected things I would love to add to our own home. You can never get too many mugs, and the But first coffee mug, would be a cool mug for an office. I’m still adding plants to our home, and I loved the set of hex spora at first sight. Also, I’m never able to find doormats that I like, but the sparkle one is actually quite perfect.

I’ve been thinking about knitting a large blanket like the grey one. But I’m more tempted to buy it this time, and start knitting something else instead. The pillow case and the picture would look good in my cozy corner.
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Set of 3 Hex Spora | The coolest coffee mug – But first Coffee mug – if you are a tea drinker, then there’s one for you as well – But first tea mug | A doormat that will add a bit of sparkle to your life – Don’t forget your sparkle doormat

Etsy picks one

Large chunky knit blanket | Grey textured pillow cover (30×50 cm, 19,6×11.8 inch) | Black and White Photography – The Stairs at the End of the World

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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.

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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