Aug
23

Happy thoughts

by Sofia   -   in Random

Friday, time for some happy thoughts! It´s been a weird week. I have had some issues with my shoulder ( still) and I´m on yet another sick leave from work which is obviously not a happy thought and some other things have been happening around me that were not on the happy list either ( like someone braking in to the attic in our building, the school sending their first warning of lice going around etc…). But I´m going to go ahead and do “me” which is to find the good things in this week instead of dwelling on the not so delightful stuff.

My number one happy thought this week shall be the light in this apartment. It is one of the first things people comment on when they arrive and one of the main things we fell in love with when we saw the place for the first time ourselves. But now that I have been taking pictures for the blog it really really makes such a difference. I don´t know if you think you can see a difference but I can tell you that taking good ( in my standards) pictures is exponentially easier than in our previous home. It did have a lovely soft mood and lighting but I think it´s fair to say it was pretty dark compared to this piece of real estate that took all the light and did not feel like sharing. So photoshooting wise it´s a very happy thought.

DSC_0050

DSC_0063-2

I took these pictures on a grey and cloudy day and probably could have added a bit more light to them but in the previous apartment taking pictures on a cloudy day was nearly impossible. This pretty chocolate box was a gift from a friend. I love Marchesi and hope to visit their London shop in September.

1 COMMENTS
|
Partager sur Facebook
|

Aug
22

You know in life we can make things the hard way or the easy way. Usually in baking and cooking I look at a recipe and if it feels like too much of a hassle I don´t even think of making it. There are days and there are things that feel like they are worth the effort but then there are most often days when I just make something simple and yummy. You know how I roll. Good ingredients, simple recipe… usually a delicious outcome. I mean for instance, I could be very happy eating really good quality past if it´s boiled just right and served with butter, a dash of some wonderful olive oil, Maldon salt, freshly cracked black pepper and some delicious aged parmesan cheese. It is actually the kind of dish I would eat more often than not if it were just a little better for me. Or some amazing rye bread with churned butter and fresh gravad ( cold cured) salmon, a light sprinkle of dill and perhaps a tiny squish of lemon and a teeny bit or rosé pepper. So the simpler the better.

DSC_0032-4

DSC_0027-3

DSC_0031-4

1 COMMENTS
|
Partager sur Facebook
|

Aug
20

Fall style

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

It has been a bit gray in the mornings so I think it´s safe to start talking about fall style. Have you had a look online for any new styles or do you go by ” we need this upgraded”. I still have to go through the girls closets as I think I will find plenty there that just does not fit anymore. Yesterday morning Bubble Gum ( they dress themselves nowadays) came out of her room in a long sleeved t-shirt and let´s just say the sleeves were not long anymore. So the sell & donate piles are being made here very soon. It´s also useful as then I get a feeling as to what we have that does fit and we don´t forget something cute at the end of the closet so to speak.

What I know we do need a new pair of is wellies, rain boots. This year we are trying the Aigle lollipops that I think look very cute and classic. I obviously would love them in yellow, I think yellow looks so bright and cheery on rainy days but my girls love their pink ( still). For Fall coats and jackets we have the very basic navy Uniqlo lightweight down jackets and the trench coats from Polarn o Pyret we got last Spring as gifts. They are very versatile and work on rainy days too. And the girls have their Ver de Terre jackets and pants too. I bought one cute pink on sale in the summer but we got navy blue pants with that as the light pink pants need so much washing. They are good for the second grader for after school ” club” where they are playing outside and for the 4th grader on sports days outside if needed. Then we do have the Petit Bateu rain coats too.

AI216C000-J12@7

AI216C000-K12@12.1

verdeterre-jakke-jacket-summer-spring-light-rose-rosa-1-p

1 COMMENTS
|
Partager sur Facebook
|