Halloween is just around the corner, and my kids are making plans and talking about what to wear for the party. My girl has at least two parties to attend this year, and my little man will probably attend a party at his school. It’s such a fun day here in our neighborhood, some of our neighbors go all in, and they scare the s*** out of the kids, which is so much fun to watch. Last year, my daughter and her friend ran away from a house screaming, when they went trick or treat.
Normally, we don’t decorate our house, apart from a few Jack o lantern’s, which we carve out with the kids.The past few years we’ve meet up with some friends for a bit of Halloween fun. While we help the kids with their pumpkins, we also have time to drink lots of coffee, talk and make dinner. This little get together is the perfect excuse to try out a few different Halloween dishes or cakes. Normally, my daughter will find something spooky to bake, and we hit the kitchen together. Usually, it’s fun to make, and the kids love eating it, if it’s not too gross.
So with all the parties, we had to figure out what kind of costume to make or buy this year. My daughter and I sat down this past weekend to plan her outfit. She wanted to be a zombie teen. I didn’t want to buy a cheap pre-made costume, so we decided to look for ‘real’ clothes instead. This way she can use some of it afterwards. This is what we came up with.
Shop the look
Or buy the pre-made Zombie teen costume right here
I’ve been meaning to try out this little DIY project for a few weeks now. I love this cute DIY paper sculpture. It would be pretty cool to do with my girl, so I hope to convince her to try it out this weekend. It would look great in her room. Find out how to make it right here.
Image: via Trendenser
It’s fantastic to have the day off. My family and I visited Kunsten earlier today, and tomorrow I’m planning to go visit the North Kunstmesse with my daughter. From what I’ve seen so far, I cannot wait to get a better look and enjoy some time with her.
I’m off to enjoy the sun outside, and then it’s time to watch Titanic with my daughter. She’s been talking non stop about it, and reading books as well. And on top of her list of things to do right now is watch the movie.
Hopefully, the weekend will include some projects at home as well. I hope to hang a few pictures in my boy’s room, and maybe paint some bathroom cabinets.
I’m gonna leave you with a bunch of photos, which I’ve been saving lately. I’m very inspired by all of them right now.
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Don’t you just love it, when you discover some pretty cool details in a family home? I do.
I’m always trying to find new ways, new ideas, new inspiration, when it comes to creating a functional and beautiful family home.
I’ve found quite a few interesting ideas in this family home in Norway. I’ve been dreaming about using Muuto dots for our stairwell for a long time. I love the idea of creating your own lamp over the dining room table, as well as the different seating options. And why not use the walls for storage? The bike on the wall is pretty cool.
Images: Boligpluss via Planete Deco
I’ve finally decided on a storage solution in my boy’s room. I was really getting tired of all the open storage solutions in there. It was rather stressful cleaning his room, because everything was always visible.
This Sunday my husband (and I, I did help) got some Method wall cabinets from Ikea in different sizes. A few years back, I saved a few pictures with kitchen cabinets used in a boy’s room. I loved the solution then, and I haven’t found one quite as good since. So now I guess it was time to put it in to action in my own home.
Another advantage about picking this solution is that I can always style his room according to his age. I’ve been wanting to create some solutions that’ll grow with him. Then I can just change the smaller things in there to fit his age.
This is what the room that inspired me looked like in the beginning. It was pretty much the look I was going for. It’s the perfect way to hide all the toys and clothes, and it adds a much calmer effect to the whole room. The next two photos, I want to show you, are from a styling Riikka and Emma did for the Danish brand ferm living. The room is still the same, but by changing the smaller interior pieces in the room, it looks like a different room. This is the kind of room I would love to work with, when it comes to matching my boy’s age.
So what do you think? Would you ever consider using kitchen wall cabinets in your kids’ room?
I’m in the middle of sorting and putting some of his stuff away. But I’ll show you some pictures when the wall is done. Do remember to check out Espresso Moments on Instagram – I might put up a picture or two there as well.
Images: Weekdaycarnival & Emmas Designblogg
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.
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 |