Mar
4

Vauvakuumetta

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids

Kun lähipiiriin syntyy samaan aikaan pieni serkkutyttö ja rakkaalle ystävälle suloinen poikavauva on onnea päästä nuuhkuttelemaan pieniä ihmisen alkuja. Rakastan vauvoja aivan hirmuisesti ja olen aina niin onnellinen pieni vauva sylissäni. Olen ollut jo pienenä lapsena hyvin äidillinen ja leikin nukeilla todella pitkään ja nimenomaan se äidin rooli oli nukkeleikeissä minulle se tärkeä rooli. Omat lapseni olen nyt kyllä aika varmasti tehnyt ja enää ei pienten vauvojen sylissä pitäminen aiheuta välitöntä vauvakuumetta, mutta on kyllä ihana elää mukana tärkeiden ihmisten elämässä tuota vaihetta.

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Mar
1

Le weekend

by Sofia   -   in Random

Mais oui, it is the weekend again! Do you have fun plans? My Friday includes things like morning coffee and her famous cinnamon buns at a friends house. My smaller goddaughter is shopping clothes from my older goddaughter there ( they are 1 & 2 so they start shopping early). I am a huge believer in preloved clothes. And luckily so are most of my friends. I buy pre loved for myself but especially for the kids it is so useful. I also sell my girls old clothes forward and also donate some. It makes sense to buy good quality kids clothes used like woollen Bonpoint winter coats that get fewer uses over the years but I also buy pretty blouses, pants and dresses etc. for them. What I did was I reached out to a few lovely ladies I follow on Instagram ( Hi!) who had older girls than ours but similar style. I point blank ( pretty forward of me) messaged them and asked them if they were willing to sell forward. I hope they did not find it weird or rude. I just love their styles and I think we all need to find our eco counsios ways in this world nowadays. I´m not saying I don´t buy new too. We have two girls the same size so we need pretty much double the amount in the same size. But I do find that if I can re-use something that was preloved then I will. Many places like Hamburg, Paris and Copenhagen actually have whole gorgeous pre-loved stores for kids brand clothing ( and obviously for adults too). They are so prettily decorated and look like proper stores instead of racks of used clothes devided by size. I love visiting! It is a different experience from flea markets that I have to admit are not quite my cup of tea ( especially for clothes for some reason, I know you can find anything). And there are online shops for buying used labels like Bonpoint, Jacadi, Marie Chantal, La Coqueta and much more like Littlest Luxuries. There is even a French lady who rents kids clothes. Which obviously is not useful for us but a smart idea for instance if you lived in Paris and took your kids skiing for one week in a year and did not want to invest in a Moncler snowsuit for just to be used for a week. Rent it. Brilliant! Anyhow I got a little side tracked about my weekend plans there. Maybe this is a whole different blog post waiting to happen.

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So after my breakfast ( that cinnamon bun!) I am going shopping for door handles for the new apartment ( oops, forgot to buy those) and then I´m having lunch with my mom. She is also taking me to Prologue because they got new corals and she promised to buy me a big one as a house warming present but I have to choose which one. As you may well know I love corals and shells. They are just gorgeous. And when I saw the ones Prologue got in I called my mom gushing and the best mom that she is she said I could pick one. They also just got some new photo frames. I had already decided that I will have printed and frame some gorgeous photos for the new home so brilliant to get a few new frames too. It´s fun to already be in the decorating part of the house a little bit.

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Feb
27

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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