So what have I been up to lately…

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Not blogging that’s for sure. But I’ve missed it so much, and it’s the same every time I take a break (voluntarily or not) I end up missing this place a lot.

For the past 3 months, I’ve been studying to get a diploma in Digital marketing and getting numerous Google certifications. It’s been hard work, and last week I aced the exam. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find a job within this field of work. I’m willing to work freelance, part time and full time, I just really want to contribute to something meaningful. So if you know anyone, got a small business yourself or you’re looking to hire someone like me – check out my profile on LinkedIn. And let’s have a talk.

Making room for storage in our daughter’s room
Apart from studying, I’m also planning a bit of a project at home. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be redecorating our daughter’s room (again). Due to some minor problems, we need to remove her closet and give that corner some air. Therefore, we decided to go with the solution we picked for our boy’s room. It’s simple, looks amazing, and perfect for storage. We’ve bought the cabinets from Ikea, and our hallway is now filled with boxes, waiting to be assembled. Great when we’ve got a few birthday parties coming up.

I still remember seeing this blog post many years ago and loving every detail of it the cabinets. It took me some time, but I finally convinced my husband that it would be perfect for our boy’s room. Since we’re doing something similar in our girl’s room, well we haven’t regretted it once. Now there’s just the hard work ahead of us – but I cannot wait to decorate and add some finishing touches in there. I hope it’ll last a bit longer this time around.

Dr. Martens Boots and memories of London

Dr Martens boots by the Fjord

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Whenever I think about Dr. Martens Boots, I think of some of my first trips to London. Stepping off the tube at Covent Garden and heading straight for the Dr. Martens store – it was one of the first things I did, when arriving in the city.

Now twenty years later (I feel old all of a sudden), I find myself with a new pair of shiny Dr. Martens boots – or – my daughter has borrowed my new pair, so I don’t know if I’ll ever get them back. Back in the days, I loved these boots – never mind that it took forever for them to be comfortable to walk in – I didn’t care about that back then. But given the chance by Footway, to once again walk in these boots, well I couldn’t resist. We’ll see how much I’ll actually walk in them myself, I’ve got a pretty good idea about who’s gonna steal them.

Heading back to London with my family
With these boots, I’m also reminded of all my great memories of walking the streets of London. I actually miss it. I haven’t been back for almost 8 years – which is crazy given the fact that I would go there at least twice a year back then. My husband and I took our daughter to see the city, we both love, when she was around 4 years old – but our son has never been there. We’re about to change that, we’ve booked the flight and hotel for this summer. I cannot wait to show them both all the amazing spots in London.

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Christmas Wishlist – Teen Girl

This is the first post – Christmas Wishlist – Teen Girl –  in a series of posts about Christmas presents. Over the coming weeks I’ll show you different ideas of what to put under the Christmas tree. I plan to give you ideas of what to buy for the whole family.

I’ll kick this one off by giving you some ideas of what to buy for your teen girl. My soon to be 12 year-old girl has a long wishlist this year. It’s a good mix of clothes, music players, gadgets, books and beauty products. Just right for a girl her age. It’s fun to watch her transformation. I’ll try and collect some of her wishes here.

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Where to buy the gifts:

White Levi’s t-shirt with red logo
Day Birger et Mikkelsen Gweneth bag
Marcus & Martinus book – Our World
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Brush – 48
NYX prof. Makeup Ultimate Palette Warm Neutrals
World Puzzle Globe
Adidas Originals Swift Run Sneakers

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Advent – Still not ready – Get inspired here

Are you ready for advent? In one week we’ll light the first candle and celebrate the first advent. I haven’t created this year’s advent wreath, but hopefully, I’ll get it done this weekend. I’ve been using one of my Kubus candleholder for the past couple of years, but I’m actually considering going more ‘natural’ this year. I’m very inspired by some of the pictures below. However, I also love using my son’s Schleich animals, to make it more playful.

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Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9

Black Friday – Check out what’s on my shopping list

Black Friday is coming up soon, and it’s time to do a bit of shopping. What’s on your shopping list? Is it long? Or do you simply hate everything about Black Friday? For the past 3 years I’ve been in Hamburg on Black Friday, so I haven’t visited any physical shops on the day. I may have done a bit of online shopping, but that’s as far as that goes.

But this year I’m at home and I plan to do a bit of shopping. Maybe buy a few Christmas presents – get that out of the way. So it’s time to check out what’s on my Black Friday shopping list. And trust me – I’m ready on Friday.

Black Friday shopping

My Shopping list:
Ecooking Christmas Bag – Limited edition (check this one out even today)
Ecooking Derma roller and serum
JWDA Concrete Lamp Light from Menu
Jewellery Box from Menu
Franklin Chandelier – black from Menu 
Norm Tumbler Alarm Clock from Menu
Print Bicycle Stories II – Get a 25% discount between 24-27th of November by using the code: BLACKFRIDAY25

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12 Christmas Calendars to pick from

One of the things I love about Christmas is picking out a Christmas Calendar for each of my kids. If I’m lucky, I’ll get one myself. I’ve picked out 12 different calendars this year – I wouldn’t mind getting one of them.

I’m the kind of person who would rather have a tiny piece of good chocolate than a bag of candy. The same goes for coffee – I don’t drink coffee every day at all, but when I do drink it (mostly on the weekends, I want something special. I try to teach my kids this as well. Therefore, my daughter picked a liquorice calendar two years in a row a few years back. With the little guy, it’s a bit more tricky. But like my daughter, I’m sure he’ll come around eventually. Though, she’s always been curious about different food.

This year, I’ve picked out a little bit of everything for inspiration. Underneath you’ll find dark chocolate, cosmetics, caramels, wine gums, coffee and more. I hope you find one to make those December days just a bit more cozy.

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Christmas Calendar’s
#1 Box of Wonders from bareminirals via Matas
#2 Christmas Calendar 2017 from Blocheriet
#3 Liquorice Christmas Calendar from Johan Bülow
#4 Caramel Christmas Calendar from Karamelleriet via eGastro
#5 Kiehl’s Christmas Calendar found via Magasin – but I guess it’s sold out now
#6 Chocolate Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#7 Gold Christmas Calendar from Simply Chocolate
#8 Coffee Christmas Calendar from Magasin
#9 Adult Christmas Calendar from Summerbird
#10 Wine Gum Christmas Calendar from Wally and Wihz
#11 Xocolatl Christmas Calendar via Magasin
#12 Kids Christmas Calendar from Aalborg Chokoladen