Category: Living

Get ready for Easter – DIY projects

This year my husband and I have invited my whole family for Easter lunch.

Since my grandfather passed away last Christmas, I wanted the whole family to get together even more. We’re the only ones left, and I want us to stay close and be in each others lives. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about my grandfather – I miss him so much – but this way I know he and my grandmother would be proud.

I’m trying to plan which dishes to make, but I’ve still got a long way to go. Instead I started looking at DIY projects for Easter. I know the kids will love making hama bunny’s and decorate Easter eggs.

I’ve collected some of my favourite Easter DIY projects. I hope you and your family will have a fun time while making decorations for the Easter table.

paaske-kaniner-pynt-hama-perler-perleplade-skabelon-motiv-diy-blog-frkhansen-1024x763 Easter Eggs Collage Easter DIY Collage For more Easter inspiration you can always visit my Easter board on Pinterest. I’ll collect many more ideas there in the coming days. So stay tuned for even more Easter fun.

Source: Hama bunny’s via frk Hansen | Pastel Easter eggs | Easter Eggs a la Stylizimoblog | Good Vibes Easter eggs | Bunny cake | Follow the bunny | DIY decorations | Golden Easter Egg |

A few things for my spring wardrobe

I’m a fall/winter kind of girl – no doubt about it. I feel comfortable in knee-long dresses and a cozy cardigan. I almost never wear high heels, and I would pick a pair of sneakers or other similar comfortable shoes any day.

I’ve got my fall/winter wardrobe pretty much sorted out, however when it comes to spring/summer, well I really need to step it up a bit. If not now, then at least I need something to wear on our trip to Mallorca later this year.

I’ve put together a few things, which you’ll find on my current wishlist/spring shopping list.

spring wishlist clothes

Wishlist
Carla Lines Black dress from Stine Goya 
Black jumpsuit from Pieces
Black Objelsa tunic from Object
Robin plain ear stud & Robin ear chain from lulu badulla
Adidan sneakers from Zalando
Surviving Motherhood tee from Quinn and Fox
Black Knot tee from Pieces
Black Venus dress from Envii

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Want Wear Need Read in February

Can you believe it – where did this month go? I’ve been participating in a lot of interesting things this past month, met a lot of inspiring people, and I’m one step closer to finding the right path.

Last month I started this Want Wear Need Read series on the blog (to check out my list from January click here), and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this month’s edition with you here on Espresso Moments.

Want wear need read in february

Want – This month I really want these beautiful pink tablewear from the Mezzo collection by Casalinga. I would love to eat my breakfast from one of the items, and from a styling point of view, it would make taking pictures so much more fun.

Wear – I would love to wear this black Mila bag from Coccinelle on my arm. I was looking for a smaller bag, but I fell in love with this one. If only my husband had bought this one for me on our wedding anniversary earlier this month, then I would have kept it.

Need – I really need a suitcase for our trip to Mallorca later this year. It’s a very practical thing, and I always travel with my leather bag. But somehow, I don’t think I can fit all of my things into that bag this time. I’ve got my heart set on a Samsonite Lite-Shock spinner 75 cm in black. It’s kind of expensive, but I just know I’ll have a suitcase for life. And I found it on sale, so right now I’m thinking: What am I waiting for?

ReadBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I mentioned earlier this week that I’ve been reading this fantastic book this month. I haven’t finished it yet, but I take it with me where ever I go (yup, I’ve got a printed edition – I’m old fashioned that way)

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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.