c a r r o t c a k e c u p c a k e s

Had the most amazing carrot cake cupcakes yesterday. My sweet little sister made them for us and the baby as a late birthday cake kind-of-thing :) Sooo yummie! :)
Daddy and Granny snatched the best spots... :)

t r u e ♥ l o v e

Because a picture is worth a thousand words...


how hooked am I?

These are the brace pants that I got from my little sister yesterday. Ok, baby got them, alright! :) Anyways, today I matched them with a blue onesie and oh I'm in love! :) Maybe this is baby's going home outfit? Totally hooked! Ha!
image: me

la musica

Cleaning and doing small things around the apartment whilst listening to Jamie Cullum and John Mayer. Should do that more often... :) I spotify!


Image from IKEA
SO looking forward to the 2012 IKEA catalogue!!! :) Within the next few days-weeks it should arrive at my door! :) Wohoo! Supposedly a lot about storage - thank God!


♥ blueberries

I myself got this pajama set (other piece is blue+white stripes) in size waaay-to-big, whilst thinking "eventually...". I just LOVE the pattern... reminds me soo much of somthing (a table cloth maybe?) from my own childhood in Stavsjö. I just had to get it and since there were only large sizes left there was little left to do than snatching one of those.

I have the best little sister

Not only did she make me come out of my hiding and actually do something today but she also gave me more super cute baby clothes :) Baby says "thanks auntie"!


Jamie's 30 minute meals

Maybe this can cause my food and cooking inspiration to come back! Would guess so! Coming out in Swedish in a few days and has been out in English for about a year(?) Anyways, new to me. I stumbled across an episode of the tv-show just now - thank goodness! :) And I think heaps (if not all?) recipes are also on his website. Here's what I saw today.

and while we were at it...

J didn't really come home empty handed either... although the dust it is for me :) Miracle stuff ;)


Baby times = investment times. But this investment is for me :) And my hair, to be precise. I finally got around to getting these (supposed to be) really great products from Tigi. Hope they meet my expectations.


Mood board #09 - ready for baby

4 days till due date. Please baby, be on time! :)
Pictures from NameIt, Lindex, Lekmer, Natusan, ImseVimse, MAM and NotesbyCecilia in collage by me.


ready, set, pancakes!

Yuuum! :) Why don't we make pancakes more often?? With cold milk, naturally!

müsli / muesli

Today I'm making my own muesli again... before summer ends, I figured :) Not that it's about to end or anything... hrm... :) But this time I'm writing my own recipe and leave out the cinnamon. Will be back about the recipe. But only if it turns out edible+awesome! :)


That present

So here's what I gave to 2-month-old Alicia, daughter of a fav couple of mine and J's. I designed and made it myself (pretty basic stuff) and I'm really happy with the outcome! So glad I went to have it done at a proper print shop! I'm starting to think graphic design really is for me :) Imagine working with something one really loves and maybe even turn it into a business... :)
text says: most beautiful
birth info


the sneak peek

Now it's just the other fun part left, wrapping! :) Wish me luuuck!

sneak peak coming up...

I spent some time this morning (oh, it's 2pm already?? ..so much for morning, huh.) finishing a gift for someone special. I'm so happy with how it turned out! Just going to snap a "sneak peak"-picture and soon I'll put it out on here on the blog. After giving it away, I'll show you the whole thing, obviously :)


getting ready

Got the packing list done and the baby's things ready. It's harder to start packing all of my stuff... I'm still using most of it. Anyways. 11 days till due date! :)

How gorgeous!

Flowers I got from J yesterday on our anniversary. They kind of made me long for fall a bit. A tiny tiny bit :)



bathroom adjustments

Ha, lots of baby posts now. Getting ready is all! :) Here's how we managed to fit a changing table in our tiny bathroom. The window recess was deep but not deep enough to fit a babycare pad on so J built a kind of fitted shelf to put in front of the window and voila! :) With it comes a lot of well-needed storage space!


new, new & new

So we went to IKEA the other day and now we've got a new pendant for the kitchen table (unsprayed as of yet and maybe we'll keep it this way? Kind of looks light (light) grey with all the white-white around...) and a big chest of drawers in the wardrobe. The drawers take a lot of space but then they give a lot of it too! So definitely worth it. And it's white :) of course.
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And now I have somewhere to put all our cute baby clothes! Perfect! Ahh, can't W A I T! :) And here's how the wardrobe looked before.


so that we can bring you home safely ♥

And for you curious people, it's an all-black (never mind the crappy colours in the picture...) 2010 Brio Primo Infant Car Seat :)


i'm going to do this

Heaps of pretty postcards, cutouts, photos and what not! Love it! Perfect for any white doorway with white walls around = just about any doorway in our apartment :) And oh-so-easy! Note to self: do this!


for the kitchen table

I'm so definitely doing this! But I want my kitchen table pendant to be a light, soft, matte grey colour :) Well done IKEA!



Did I ever mention I love strawberries?? Boy, do I! I wonder though, how, when I hulled 4 liters of them, there's only 3 liters left when I'm done? Well, now I just need to figure out what to do with them. Cordial, compote, pie, cake... so many options. Already made jam. Maybe we'll just have them as they are, with milk+cream. So yummy! :)
Ideas? What do you make with strawberries?


my rye+raisin bread

Here you go! Just choose language and start baking! :) Click the images to enlarge for easier reading!

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such a productive day yesterday

My last endeavour yesterday was to save some frozen strawberries from last summer. Strawberry jam. Let me put it this way: Had I known it was this simple to make my own jam... well, then I would never have bought a single jar, ever. So much better + without the weird additives. And I love the jars! The two in the first picture are new additions to my collection and from my local grocery store. The others are old jars that I bought with jam and that are now filled with something much better :) Beautiful recycling.



Yay! My bread turned out soo good!!! :) Yum! If anyone's interested, I'll post the recipe. Just let me know! Kind of a new favourite bread around here I think. :)
Looks like I'll be able to keep up baking my own bread... At least now that I don't have to work anymore. 8 weeks till my baby arrives!

while I wait

I'm reading this new magazine that arrived today, while I wait to put my experiment in the oven. My fav Swedish interior design magazine Allt i Hemmet, that is. And it's a summer special: Summer life :)

Bread experiment

Today I wanted to make a new kind of bread but really didn't feel like scanning cookbooks and/or the internet. So I just made my own recipe instead. We'll see if it turns out :)


Can't WAIT! :)

I ordered this book today and I just can't wait for it to arrive! Now I know what to spend this summer doing! :) It's a cookbook about edible goodies that are perfect as gifts. And I would expect amazing pictures and wrapping ideas, based on how absolutely gorgeous the writer's original blog is :) Linnéas Skafferi - the place to be. (Translates "Linnéa's Pantry")
Cut-out from image by Linnéas Skafferi ©


For all my list-making needs

A board painted with magnetic paint and chalkboard paint. And then maybe a nice frame around. White of course. Just perfect and precisely what I need! :) Oh, and: note to self!
Btw, I wouldn't mind the Kitchen Aid either... :)

when I have a garden...

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What would you have/do you have in yours that you love? :)



Last night was all about an exotic snack whilst watching a bunch of episodes of Hawaii Five-O. Every once in a while it's nice with an evening of doing just nothing of importance... :) And with a good tv-series it's not even hard...


as of yesterday

I've started baking my own bread again (yay). It's been a while due to lack of energy. I'm not sure I have all that much more energy now, but I'm sooo over store-bought that there's just nothing left to do. And I love it. Yesterday morning I got up early and made fresh bread for a (late) brekkie. This morning I made another batch. Crossing my fingers that I can keep it up! Last night we had strawberries with cream. That was just life-changing (as one of my friends would put it) so I had to throw in a picture :)


S U M M E R ♥

Now, it is definitely summer! Absolutely LOVE it! :) This weekend has been a "long weekend" here in Sweden due to two public holidays. From the feast of the ascension last Thursday until today, which is the Swedish National Day. I've made sure to enjoy these 5 gorgeous days off work. Friends, sun, swimming, bbq's, sleeping, movies, shopping... well all things good, except blogging... :) Bit sad to start work again tomorrow but only 5 weeks to go, after that I'm outta there! :) Note to self: Bring summer inside - pick a huge bunch of lupines+buttercups.


final touches

on our new kitchen! Today, finishing the counter top with hardwax oil. It's a massive oak (not properly portrayed in colour...) counter top and we hope that this'll do the trick. Earlier, it was so sensitive to anything and everything that wasn't wiped off immediately. And that's not good enough for a kitchen, hey.
More pictures of finished kitchen (+before-pictures, obviously!) coming up!! :)


my 25th

A few weeks ago I turned 25 and yesterday a bunch of lovelies took me out to celebrate... half'n half surprise, one might say :)
I got amazing gifts, bowls (matching what I've already got) + tablecloth from fav Bruka Design. Thank you girls so much! :) I feel spoiled and valued :) Gotta love a girl's night out... xoxo
Oh and "guide to Norrköping"... this is one of the best restaurants in the city.



So I'm back to blogging again. Probably not as much as before, but I think I've given this enough thought and yes, I do want to blog. At some level at least. So here I am. Will try and do my very best. There's a lot going on in my life. Most of all this:
:) Due on August 16th.
But no worries. It's not all going to be baby-related from now on, just a little bit more.

Rhubarb+vanilla parfait

And here it is! The second time I've made this parfait ice cream, and it's just the best recipe. I'll make sure to post it for you. It's a recipe I made out of two other ones, so I kinda guess one would say it's mine :) Oh, and don't you just looove the pink colour?? I dooo!


that time of year...

which holds such an amazing abundance of flowers and sun and wonderfulness. Mum and I picked lilies of the valley yesterday, at the best spot ever. The lovely scent now fills our apartment. Especially the kitchen. Oh. The kitchen which calls for some serious blogging :) All renovated and new. And perfect. Hang in there...!

Who needs sea view

when you can have flower view?? This is the view out from my parents' living room window. Gorgeous pink-white apple blossom in full bloom. Just amazing.