My dream kitchen

Dream kitchen 1

This is my dream kitchen. Our kitchen was build in the 1990s by a father and his son. To be honest, they had horrible taste – but I’m also quite sure that taste wasn’t the issue – cost was. It’s an everyday hassle, when you have to cook for a family in our kitchen. That’s why a new kitchen is on top of my wishlist.

We’ve made a few changes already, but the long haul is still ahead of us. We’ve created a kitchen island using fronts from IKEA – like the ones seen in these pictures. I love the light grey color, and the more I think about it, the more I’m leaning towards a total makeover using these fronts. It’s nice and simple, and I keep returning to pictures like these, when I’m looking for inspiration.

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Birthday boy – Minecraft party prep

Minecraft party

This upcoming weekend is a Minecraft weekend in our home. We’ve invited the boys from my son’s class home. His birthday was in August – but since August came and went, we decided to throw him a Minecraft party in September instead. The weather is horrible here anyway, so there was slim chance that they could have stayed outside anyway. A few years back, my daughter had a Minecraft party as well, so I’ve got lots and lots of stuff from her party – ready to create that Minecraft feeling.

It was so much fun the last time – and we went all in. I’ve collected lots of free stuff to print and my daughter and her friends also loved making Hama Minecraft characters. This time around, I think we’ll just go with colouring pages of different characters, Lego Minecraft (and lots of it) and a Minecraft quizz. We’ve also printed bookmarks for them to take home.

For even more inspiration visit my Pinterest board – Minecraft Party.

I’m in the mood for some online shopping…

Urban Outfitters sep 2017 (one) Urban Outfitters sep 2017 (two)

Last week, when we were in Copenhagen, we stopped by Urban Outfitters – but my daughter Cathrine was not impressed. I guess I had failed to mention that they change the goods quite a bit – and she had hoped to buy a thing, she’d seen in February. However, we’ve look online, and found a few other cool items. Now I just feel like clicking it all home and start decorating for fall/winter.

Shopping list:
#1 Umbra Shift Sediment Bowl + Plate set
#2 Amaretti Designs Paint Splatter Mini Notebook
#3 Reversible Sequin Pineapple Throw Pillow
#4 Plymouth Sliding Storage Mirror
#5 Corkcicle Heathered Canteen Water Bottle
#6 12-Piece Modern Dinnerware set
#7 Brogamats Yoga Joes Set (aren’t they fun?)
#8 The Five-Minute Journal by Intelligent Change
#9 Peace Sign Light Sculpture
#10 Cool Beans Coffee Ice Cube Tray
#11 12-piece Speckled Dinnerware Set
#12 Tolletries Dual Pocket Shower Organizer

A rustic home – inspiration

The other day, I was reading through some of my favourite blogs – and I came across this beautiful rustic home. I could start writing about all the things I love about this place (eg. the cool chair/sofa with the cute dog in it) or I could simply just end it here, and let you enjoy this home for yourself.

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Have a fantastic day <3

Images via Weekday Carnival -> you can find more pictures of the beautiful home there.

Kids time – TV show and Mac & Tinus

William Ramasjang Hemmelige Dyr – William and Isabel Ndiaye on the set in Copenhagen – 

August has been craaaazy to say the least. But it was so much fun as well. One of the highlights – without a doubt -my son participating in a new program on Ramasjang (Hemmelige Dyr). The crew had to film him both here in Aalborg and in Copenhagen. He had such a great time, and loved every minute of it. 5 minutes after they stopped filming in Copenhagen he said “Can I participate in something else – this is so much fun”. We’ll have to see about that. For now, we’ll just enjoy this great first experience and see what happens next. His episode will air in late October – if they stick to the plan.

Marcus & Martinus Boxen 2017

September – I welcome you
September was kicked off with a blast of a concert – at least if you ask my 11-year old girl. Marcus and Martinus visited Boxen – and of course, so did we. Seeing my girl and her friend having the time of their lives – screaming, dancing, crying, recording half the concert on their iPhone and just taking it all in was worth the trip. And I couldn’t help but go back memory lane, thinking about my very first pop concert (New Kids on the Block in Gothenburg, Sweden).

So, now you know some of the reason why I haven’t been posting quite as often as I would have liked to this past month. Hopefully, we can sit back and relax a bit more in September, and then I’ll have time to do some serious blogging.

Have a lovely day <3

Want Wear Need Read in September

Want wear need read September

Want – Even though my birthday was last month, I still have a few things left on my wishlist. I recently came across this beautiful snow globe which would be perfect for my office space. I simply love them, and a few years back we always bought a snow globe for our daughter, when we visited a new place. I found some really cute ones – I’m trying to decide between the more winter inspired collection or the zen collection.

Wear – I would love to wear these new pants to yoga – or simply at home after some television yoga.To top it off, I would add the cool grey sweater by Rebecca Minkoff. I’m trying to get back in the routine and would love for my daughter to join me on the mat. Right now I’m looking for a class for both of us.

Need – I really need a new bag. My everyday bag has seen better days. I’m on the lookout for something classic and black. I need a medium size bag for the stuff I carry around on a normal day. I’m trying to cut down on the stuff that I carry around in my bag – but that’s a whole other story. I’ve been looking at Rebecca Minkoff’s Regan Satchel Tote online, but I want to feel and have a look in the store before buying it – just to make sure.

Read – I’ve been wanting to read Milk and Honey all summer. Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.