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!
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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... :)
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 :)
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!
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.
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!
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! :)
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.
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 :)
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")
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...
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 :)
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.
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!! :)
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.
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!
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...!
Hi! This is my blog - Welcome! As the name suggests, these are notes that I jot down to make sure I remember them. Here, I collect things that inspire me as well as things I find lovely or that are in some way or another worth saving. I hope that you too will be inspired! If you want, leave a comment to show you were here. That makes me happy! Once again, welcome and enjoy!