May
22

Have a great weekend

by Sofia   -   in Random

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Täydellinen lomaviikko alkaa lähentyä loppuaan. Olen saanut halailla pyyhkeisiin kietoutuneita uinnista viluisia pikkuisia tyttöjä sylissäni. Viileä tyttö lämmintä ihoa vasten aurinkotuolissa makoillessani mielessäni oli yksi ajatus. Kaikki unelmani tulevat toteen juuri tässä, juuri nyt. Monesti pientä vauvaani nuuhkiessa ajattelin samoin tai kun olen silitellyt pienen tytön selkää nukkumaanmeno aikaan. Katsellessani kikattelevia ja tanssivia tyttöjä. Tai kun lapsi kiipeää isänsä syliin ravintolaillan jälkeen ja painaa päänsä olkapäälle ja halaa pienet kätensä kaulan ympäri ja nukahtaa siihen onnellisena. Nämä ovat niitä hetkiä joita kuvittelin parhaissa unelmissani eläväni äitinä ja niitä saan kokea päivittäin. Kiitollisuus on sanoinkuvaamatonta. Olen myös saanut tällä viikolla rakentaa simpukoin koristellun hiekkalinnan ja uida suolaisessa meressä. Olen kuunnellut aaltojen pauhua ikkunan alla tuulisempana päivänä. Aamulla upeaa maisemaa kahvikuppi kädessäni katsellessa olen miettinyt, että paljon muuta ei ihminen tarvitse ollakseen onnellinen. Elämää suurempaa kauneutta. Se riittää.

I hope you all have a great weekend! My week has been spent building sand castles with my family and cuddling girls wrapped in towels in my lap making them warm after long swims in the pool. I have swam in the ocean and tasted the salt and I have listened to the waves roaming below my window on a windier day. So all in all it has been an excellent week. I told my friend that just looking at the view we have from our window while holding my morning coffee is enough to make my day great. You know some people would think that being happy with so little means you must be a little dull but in the end when it all comes around and we have complained about bad wine or scratchy towels or whatever we might think to complain about those things are trivial as those special things like an amazing view is all that truly matters. They are the moments we remember and cherish.  The moments that make us feel all filled up in our souls. Besides I really liked a quote I saw a while back.

” There is nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologise for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never.”

Remember that.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hyvää viikonloppua!

Lattemamma

 

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May
21

Sunny

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids

As I mentioned we are spending this week on a sunny beach as a kick off to the Finnish summer that is not quite happening yet. So I had to get all the things ready for a vacation. Cotton Candy has grown out of some summer clothes and shoes. So she has new swimwear from Chateau de Sable and new avarcas. Bubble Gum is packing her brand new sand toys I found for her from Bonton in Paris. They are perfect for a holiday because of their compact size. We mostly packed swimwear, summer dresses and shorts. Here are some of the things I packed for the girls…

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May
19

On Holiday

by Sofia   -   in Random

We are now officially on our summer holiday! Bliss! For myself I packed plenty of loose tunics to slip on my swimsuit, espadrilles, sunglasses and a wide brimmed straw hat. Unfortunately the sun is not my skins best friend. I never end up with a lovely gingerbread tan so instead I opt to lay in the shadows with my book or cover up a little while playing in the sun with the girls. But I do love a bit of a sun kissed look. That healthy glow. To enhance my fair tan and to really make it glow I have a few favourite products I have used for years. These are more of a summer holiday essentials than everyday items for me. The other one is the golden shimmering dry oil from Nuxe ( I actually found a travel sized one at a pharmacy in France) and the other is Bobbi Brown´s shimmer brick in bronze for the face. They give you that lovely golden glow. They are not really bronzing just lightly shimmering in just the right way. The gorgeous straw hat in the photos was a find last summer. It´s from an Australian brand called Helen Kaminsky. Someone asked me for hints on where to find a great summer hat. Unfortunately the place where I got mine does not exist anymore but I recommend looking through the hats at department stores ( I bought a great one at Bloomingdales in NYC and I´ve seen gorgeous ones at the Bon Marche in Paris but I´m sure Finnish department stores must carry good styles too). I know Panama hats are still all the rage but I personally like a wide brim for myself. Think glamorous people in the South of France in the 40´s , 50´s and 60´s ( like Grace Kelly or Gwynnie´s style in The Talented mr. Ripley movie)! That´s what I like to go after for my beach look.

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