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When your little girl turns 10 – wishlist

Next week I’ll have an amazing 10 year old daughter. I can not believe it. Good thing I had her while I was still at university, otherwise I thing I would be feeling slightly old right about now.

gifts for the birthday girl - wishlist

Next thing I’ll know, she’ll be running around town with her friends, going to the cinema without an adult, and before I know it, she’ll be going to parties (while I lie awake all night, of course). Hopefully, she’ll still be the reasonable young lady then, who knows right from wrong (and acts accordingly). I love her to pieces.

With her birthday, another problem arises. What should we buy for her? It’s kind of a special day, so we should get her something special. I’ve collected a few things from her wishlist. I know she’ll get some of it, but we’ll have to wait and see about the rest.

1. Truly beautiful ‘Strokes’ bed linen from Sirlig
2. Tape block from Hay
3. Black Pocket Organizer from Normann Copenhagen
4. Blabla Kids Apple pillow from Lirumlarumleg
5. Party decoration via Poppytalk
6. Love quote via Danish Streets
7. Toilet purse mini pebbles from Soft Gallery

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

Why I had to take a break


The last few weeks of December were rough on me and my little family. During the course of one and a half week I lost both my grandfathers. It has been a very hard time for me, but I’m slowly getting back on my feet again. I’m taking one day at a time and trying to fill each day with as much joy and happiness as possible. It’s damn hard at times, I’ll admit that.

Hopefully, I’ll start writing posts here again this week. But if I don’t, you’ll know why. I do hope you’ll stick around for that <3

11 Gift wrapping ideas for Christmas

Are you ready for some gift wrapping ideas?

If there is one thing I like it’s wrapping Christmas presents. I don’t mind, actually I love it, if the shop wraps the presents beautifully. If the owner has put some thought into the whole Christmas wrapping thing, well then I get really excited, and tend to buy my presents in that shop. I really hate it, when I’m standing in line to buy a present and then I get some messy wrapped present afterwards. It’s almost embarrassing to give such a present for Christmas. On the other hand, I get really excited when I get a beautifully wrapped present. To me that is when the you of Christmas shopping appears. It’s all about buying the personal gift, and making sure that it’s wrapped beautifully.

I’ve collected 11 different gift wrappong ideas for you today. I hope you’ll be inspired before wrapping the last Christmas presents this year.

Black and white gift wrapping light gift wrapping Christmas wrapping

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Gift guide for the tween girl

I’m almost done buying all the presents for the kids. Every year I tell myself that this year I’ll have all the gifts ready and wrapped before December 1st. However, I never make it in time. I dislike shopping in the city when it’s full of people – lets face it, I hate standing in line – therefore I buy most of the gifts online. I love exploring new webshops and finding new things for the whole family. This time I’ve been looking at things for a tween girl. Some of the things ended up in this gift guide.

I hope some of the things in this guide will inspire you and your girl this Christmas.

gift guide tween girl

1. Pink Elephant
2. Bergen No 3 cushion
3. Roaslie chair grey
4. Gaston wall mounted desk grey
5. Laurette round bed drak grey
6. Les Gambettes rosy shelf jade green
7. Hello Pillow case white
8. Muuto storage basket black
9. Miffy Lamp