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December

by Sofia   -   in Random

I find it somewhat hilarious that my last blog post was about me kicking back and dreaming and then I went missing from the blogosphere. Like I have been lying on the sofa drinking coffee for the past two weeks. But no, not the case. I went on a wonderful long since planned girls long weekend trip to London and also travelled for work ( I crossed one more thing off from my bucket list while at it, I saw the gorgeous Taj Mahal). Then there was a 9th ( yes can you believe it!) birthday party for family and godparents to host and a kids birthday party… oh and more work. And yes, many many hours also planning the important parts of the renovation. But now the renovation part is a little more contained for this minute as I have almost definitely chose some wallpapers and paint colours, some tiles and faucets, overdone our budget many times and let go of some dreams to be filled a little later. But I can already feel that this dream home of mine will be quite lovely indeed. But you know the feeling when at this point you have to decide where you want to have your wall lamps ( so the electric wires will go inside the walls) and where you will need electrical sockets. When you have not really even had a chance to decide how you will decorate the house and the move in date is not for months. But enough renovation talk!

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How is your Christmas spirit? Mine is through the roof and you may have seen plenty of holiday spirited pictures on my Instagram account. I´m milking the whole thing like every year and started already in November. But this year the house will get a real last hurrah of Christmas in one week from now. I will deck it in a dreamy pink Christmas spirit this year. My holiday inspiration mood board is bursting with kid friendly decorations. I have this ” now or never” sort of a feeling about it this year. Our last Christmas in this house sort of needs to be pink. Who knows, maybe the next house will also be a ” pink house” but for some reason I think this home needs one really tacky and cute and overwhelmingly girly and childish Christmas. The girls are getting bigger and soon they will perhaps not care ( I do doubt that though as they seem to be in the same boat with me on this sentimental and holiday sprit kind of way). Anyhow one week from now I will demand to see a little tree and some wreaths and a lot of pink bows and baubles and nutcrackers and chocolates and so on and so on. I will have wreaths with pink bows on them  on my windows ( like a planned last year or the year before with white bows, if you remember, but now my friend found a place where you can find them for a decent prise) and I have already bought the Merimeri Nutcracker Christmas crackers in pastel colours. What do you think?! I have new pastel tinsels and pastel decorations all  ready to go. I will obviously tone it down with plenty of white and the natural greenery.

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Nov
14

The secret

by Sofia   -   in Random

I know some people think I am a very efficient person and always get a lot done. And it is sort of true. I do. But there is a reason how I have ended up that way. I actually don´ t spend my time constantly doing something. In fact I am a dreamer and in that a procrastinator. There, the secret is out! I most often take my time to make myself a cup of coffee just to dream a way with. I plan and I dream and I write and I procrastinate for so long that I have had to learn to do things efficiently to get them done before I have to be someplace.

 

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It has also taught me that well planned is truly half executed. I am a list maker even if the lists are just in my head. It is actually also very good for your memory to write things down and then to memorise them. But back to dreaming. I have realised that for me it is very important to find a time to just sit still and be and think. It really seems to give my life purpose and it relaxes my mind. I hate having days so full I don´t get a moment to myself to just be. Some people hate it and they don´t get people like me. My mom for instance is very rarely just still. She is always ironing or sorting or helping someone with something or doing pottery or whatever it may be. She thinks I´m wasting my time away by drinking coffee and planning the future or cherishing the moment right there. But in the end I always do get it done and most often I do things pretty well.

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Nov
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We were on a lookout for a new winter coat for Bubble Gum. The girls actually fit their woollen coats and their short down jackets they use for school etc. but her long navy down coat had gotten small on her. Cotton Candy had a new one last year and hers was the perfect size now. So we had to find one for Bubble Gum! And we did find the perfect one from Jacadi! It has a fleece lining, it has a ( fake) fur lined hood and the hood has ( fake) fur around it too. It is warm and beautiful and has small golden polka dots on it. You may have seen this one on Instagram already on a few occasions. I got a lot of DM messages about it when it was featured on the stories. It was the coat of her dreams and you can tell. She wants to wear it all the time even though it´s not very cold yet. But then you can just wear something light underneath so it works out well. We also got a gorgeous outfit for school for Cotton Candy that I will share on another post. 

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