Hi! Oh it´s been a while since I opened my computer! But now the kids are at camp and I decided to take a little break from organising our things and say hello. I hope your summer has had a wonderful start. Ours could not have been better, except if we had a little less unpacking and a little more island hanging. But I´m not complaining as putting our belongings where they belong is the best part of renovation and moving. If only I had a few things less. But they are all so lovely I can´t seem to be able to part with them either. 

Anyhow, I met up with the lovely Katarina of Nona K. at her new shop location at Kasarminkatu, a stone throw away from Esplanad park ( mostly her hand maid treasures now a days which is good because it is what I loved best about her previous store anyway) and she gave the girls the loveliest midsummer dress and skirt. Such perfection! You can find ready made ones in her store or you can order one in your kids size from her ( she makes them in like a day). I also ordered the prettiest yellow Liberty Betsy summer dress ( in next years size so we can use it for a few summers in a row) and am looking forward to seeing it on the girls when it´s ready. Here are the loveliest checkered items! A summer must have!








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Happy Monday!

by Sofia   -   in Blog collaboration  Shopping

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I must admit I was not at my best. My fuse was very short and I snapped at my family constantly. Luckily I am very good at apologising too and took myself out running in some fresh air to be less moody. I wish I was just always kind but every little thing seemed to irritate me. And I can´t blame it on the living from boxes and the struggle to keep things even half organised because a person can be nice and kind in any circumstance. But I can tell you that it is so lovely to actually get a home soon. Our things are coming to the apartment form the storage on Friday. Unfortunately because yet some delays the renovation is not finished by then so we can not move in yet. But at least I can start unpacking some rooms ( at least the girls´ bedrooms). So when we do move in then all the rooms are not filled with boxes. I had high hopes of spending Mother´s Day in the new house but it will be just as meaningful anywhere. Here are some things I might like for Mother´s Day if I did not already have them. I have wished for an Aerin Lilac path scented candle to have by my new bed. I have the perfume and it is so feminine and really makes you think of those early summer days when you walk by some lilacs and just inhale a long deep breath of that scent.



These Gauhar earrings are so gorgeous. The mother of pearl and gold just glow! These kind of earrings give you that extra little something. I´m saving mine a little for a special occasion. But it´s hard not to wear them. 



I love that hair accessories are back and better than ever. These clips hold even my long & thick hair. With little effort you can make it look like you actually put some in. 

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Happy Thoughts

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

So many things are making me happy now. Although I´m going to be honest I´m not very thrilled at not being able to work at the moment because of the shoulder and it does complicate some even mundane tasks but I do not want you to think I am a whiner! I know it could be something serious or something that could not be fixed. At least I have a lot of light shining bright at the end of the tunnel. So enough of that. The good part is my girls are very happy to have mommy home all day. I have more time to read ( I´m just reading Paul Kalanithi´s ” When breath becomes air”, so well written and touching). I can have coffee with friends in the middle of the day. I can ask my husband to wash my hair ( can´t do it myself at the moment). I can be in pyjamas until noon if I like, at least on some days. Anyhow, it´s not that bad if you count out all the things I can´t do and the pain. Soon I will be as good as new I´m told.

But the happy thoughts. Being able to be present. The light! Who else is ecstatic about the light? The thought of summer house opening season too. We are planning a terrace renovation but if I can be honest with you, as much as I dream of a bigger, better & new terrace I think I could do with a summer of no renovations. Maybe next year! Anyhow I am so happy to know that the opening can be counted down soon. Also as excited ( obviously!!!)  about the other count down. Every day the new place takes leaps now towards moving day. Although I know there are still some pretty major steps to take, like tiling the wet spaces and building a kitchen, I am more than thrilled to see the crown moulding and such in it´s place. It makes a huge difference. But for now I stick to decorating it in my dreams, making lists of what still needs to be done, ordering fabrics and having chairs covered in them and curtains made of them. ( Spoiler alert, I´m only having one curtain made, we will use two old ones and see what we want for the rest of the house once we are settled in). I´m also excited to see the lighting, wallpapers and knobs and door handles arriving. It feels so much more tangible now. So a definite happy thought, all of it. 

Here are some more happy thoughts for you. The ” cute for kids” kind…

I have been lusting over this Liberty print collar made by Nona K. So I just had to buy it for Bubble Gum who loves collars and collared shirts. It can be worn in two ways, either the bow in the front or as a ruffled collar with the bow as fastening in the back. Gorgeous either way. The beautiful pink cashmere dress is from Youngest Fashion and you have seen it here before, it´s old, but as good as new even after a lot of use. 





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