Oct
28

Tidy and organised

by Sofia   -   in DIY projects  Interior design

Two things that make me happy but do not completely throw me off the tracks if not applied in life are above in the headline. I know we have had this ” conversation” before but it is one of my favourite subjects really, organisation and household “chores”. I had my old high school besties over last weekend. We went to see Checkhovs The Seagull in the National Theater and afterwards cooked dinner together and my friends stayed over for an adult slumber party. The best! Two of them visited our new home for the first time and although they did like it a lot and did tell me so the thing they seemed to be most impressed by was my cleaning caddy ( insert a wink smilie and a laughing smilie here to know I am not 100% serious). After I finished cooking our chicken I took the caddy out from under the sink, sprayed the countertops and wiped them clean. No big deal. But the caddy seemed to be such a great idea that I thought I´d share.

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A cleaning caddy could be filled with the items that you find you use most around the house on daily bases or quite often. The kind you use for spills or smudges. I have a cleaning spray for the marble tops, one for wooden surfaces and one for glass and I have a general spray too. A few different rags, a sponge and little brushes. We keep most of our cleaning supplies in the cleaning closet but the caddy is under the smaller kitchen sink. 

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Aug
20

Well not quite the sweaters themselves but we tuned some basic sweaters with letters for the girls to personalise them a little. They turned out so nicely they got a lot of lovely comments on Instagram so I though I would share the easy tutorial. I bought the very basic pastel crew necks here. And the Liberty print monograms I have bought from Liberty of London whilst visiting there, but you can probably find cute monogram letters from any fabric store. Then it´s as easy as ironing the patch on as you probably already guessed. My kind of tutorial that is. The sweatshirts were so inexpensive that after they are small I might just cut the letters out and re-use them.

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Have a great day!

Lattemamma

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Aug
16

My sweet Cotton Candy was so lovely ( it happens sometimes that they surprise you with being extra sweet and thoughtful). She was browsing through Pinterest for crafting and baking ideas and saw a tutorial for teddy bear cookies. ” Mama I must make these for Bubble Gum for her first day of school, she would love them!”. As you may well know her little sister is a teddy bear lover. And a must is a must. Who am I to tell her no. So I helped her bake them the night before and they turned out so cute ( I even shot a video tutorial for her own use and we had so much fun). Her sister had them waiting for her after her first day of school. Although they were presented in the morning so she knew she had something cute and cozy waiting for her at home. I thought they were so adorable you may also want to make them. Ours did not turn out quite as firm and small as the ones in the original recipe so I thought it´s probably a good idea to cool the dough before baking and perhaps even again after the cookies are made in to teddies before they go to the oven. Also we flattened the ears and the nose a little. I would perhaps not flatten the nose at all. It looks funny when raw but while it´s baking it flattens enough naturally. Regardless of our little mistakes they turned out so cute and delicious. But these would definitely be yummy also made from a healthier oatmeal cookie recipe ( I think we will try this recipe next, it would be great for a breakfast cookie to grab on the go too). This one was very sweet ( and buttery) but delicious. We used chocolate chips as the eyes and the tip of the nose, not m&m´s as the recipe calls for but I think next time I´ll try this with a healthier recipe and with raisins as the eyes and nose. The how to and recipe is from here.

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