new in

new in

New in my wardrobe!

Had a lovely lunch and browse of some stores with a sweet friend yesterday. I ran into this simple and clean but stunning shirt/top at COS. I just love the simplicity go it and the material is stretch cotton twill, so, so comfortable. Like the typical office shirt but so much more comfortable. The little ruching is cute but not too cute, just my style.

Nytt i garderoben!

En härligt bekväm och samtidig otroligt snygg och elegant blus från COS. Titta vad som händer när man har en härlig tjejlunch!

xx

always have hope

always have hope

Remember to always have hope!

This knitted hat by Swedish brand HOPE really sums upp my feelings at the moment and sends a signal to everyone that I meet to have the same. I have looked at it for a while and found it on sale this weekend so had to buy it. My mother-in-law is doing ok, but her tumour can not be cured so just hoping now to make it stable and hopefully out does not grow back too fast. She is the sweetest and so full of life, laughter and kindness. We hope to have her here for a while yet provided that she is not in pain or suffering.

My outfit of the day also consists of my favourite denim at the moment for Tiger of Sweden as well as my too comfy and cool winter boots, Mount Baker from Canada Snow, bag from Marc Jacobs and down jacket from The North Face, similar here.

Hoppet är det sista som överger människan! Älskar min mössa från HOPE som jag plockade upp på rea i helgen. Den är en del i min outfit idag och skickar rätt signal för hur jag mår för tillfället. Min svärmors tumör går inte att bota men vi hoppas ha henne här så länge som möjligt, vi gör det bästa av tiden. Är hos och med henne ofta. Glädje, värme och kärlek till alla.

xx

t-shirt frenzy


tee frenzie

I am in a t-shirt frenzy at the moment!

We have cold winter, up to -7 the last couple of days, and I am going mad for some summer feeling. Please I am longing for summer and not having to wear thick jackets, hats and gloves. Found som amazing t-shirts at Marc Jacobs but I also love the less expensive ones: Chocolate one from Zara as well as We matter from H&M.

Happy Thursday!

xx

Jag är galen i t-shirts och letar efter alla tecken på sommarvärme i vinterkylan. Här har ni några härliga exempel på dröm t-shirts. Från Marc JacobsZara och H&M.

Ha en härlig torsdag!

xx

cutest piggy banks

My girls bought the cutest piggy banks!

The children are definitely growing up! They get more and more into thinking rationally about their allowances. My Ella, 13 loves pink and she bought the pink robot where as my Nelli, 10, is all into grey and owls so she naturally bought the grey owl. Ella is all about saving for a pink scooter so she has her work cut out for her! You can find the piggy bank here.

soft under the feet

soft under the feet
So soft under our feet!

Having a tiny puppy at home who just started taking the stairs made for an update. The stairs now have soft carpets on each step. So smart, I found them at Ellos after being inspired buy a friend. So no more scary thoughts of little Cleo taking a huge tumble down the stairs. And it is actually so soft to walk on for humans as well! Happy Wednesday evening!

xx

DIY kids rooms

DIY kids rooms

DIY kids rooms

A little inspo – DIY kids rooms!

Ever since moving back into our house in Stockholm, two and a half years ago, I have wanted to fix and update the children’s rooms. Finally the time had come last week. I took Nelli and Hannes paint shopping and they both fell in love with the grey colour Industri by Beckers. We had the best team time, Ella, Hannes, Nelli and I as we painted both rooms. Being very picky, I first paniced a little letting the children use the rollers and brushes. Thinking it would not be perfect. What a load of b-s! The kids were great painters, so enthusiastic and meticulous. So let them if you can, we had a blast! So proud of them! We also got them new bedside table lamps, here, and the print Bonne nuit from my webshop meandmyprint.com looks even better on the grey wall in Nelli’s room.

my little sleepy head

my little sleepy head
Oh lord, my little sleepy head Cleo is so cute!

Our little puppy is growing up! Just over five months now and she is amazing. Very attentive and such a cool little individual. Loves to cuddle! She sleeps all night since she was three months and is becoming increasingly obedient. Knows what is allowed and not but still, charmingly, tries things she knows she should not. The whole family is in love and involved in forming her to be a great fit and addition to our family. I can not stress enough how much a dog brings to a family, the feeling of love, responsibility and union is amazing!

xx from Cleo and me

closet favourite

closet favourite

closet favourite

A new closet favourite is this blue-black knitted cardigan.

My sweet husband got me this cardigan for Christmas and I must say it has been used a lot!! Just love the colour and it is so soft and warm. From one of my favourite Swedish designers Filippa K. Now on sale!

 

fuck cancer

fuck cancer
Fuck cancer!

I really don’t use bad language on my blog but for once it is legitimate. I am sorry for no updates in the last week but cancer has struck our family. Yesterday my sweet mother-in-law had surgery to remove a 4×3 cm malignant tumour in her brain. It came as a total chock and has taken all our efforts lately. Hopefully they managed to remove the hole tumour, let’s see what the future holds. Please keep your fingers crossed that all will end well.

with love m

because I’m worth it

because I'm worth it
A treat with my 10AM coffee, because I’m worth it!

You know those mornings when you really need a treat? Today is one of them! I found one of my favourite childhood sweets in the store the other day and could not resist. The Mint Choco was my favourite chocolate and it is still nice but, maybe a bit grown up, these days dark chocolate is tastier than milk chocolate. Who would have thought? Haha, have a lovely day!

xx

family love

family love

There is nothing bigger than family love!

Oh, how I love these amazing individuals! My family had an amazing time in Gran Canaria at Christmas. The weather was not as warm as last year but it was still stunning. One of the days when it was too windy to be on the beach we made a trip to the sand dunes of Maspalomas. It was absolutely breathtaking. I had no idea that it was so waste, it felt like we were in the Sahara desert. It was windy and we ran around jumping in the sand! A must-see if you ever travel to Gran Canaria. We were absolutely blown away, what a sweet memory.

Ella, Hannes, Nelli and Philip I love you more than words could ever explain!

sale tips boys and girls

sale tips boys and girls

sale tips boys and girls

I have some sale tips boys and girls!

Every new year I browse and make great bargains at Zara for my children. This year is no exception! I will be really sad the day that my children have outgrown the Zara Kids department (which will happen pretty soon, sadly). Browsing through I always find the style I am looking for. These are some of my favourites. I bought the patchwork denim skirt for Ella, she will love it, Hannes already looks great in the grey cardigan and Nelli loves her green bomber jacket.

The best part of it is that the sale prices are amazing! Happy sale shopping!

best early spring buy

best early spring buy

This is my best early Spring buy so far, and Cleo agrees with me!

A pair of leather sneakers from Zara, at a bargain price. I love the white, silver and beige combo. I love the worn or a bit used look and they are super comfy.

I will live in them come Spring. However it looks like it will be a while until I can use them as we got almost 20 cm of snow last night. It is white and crisp in Stockholm and tonight we are expecting -14 degrees!

gran canaria outfit

gran canaria outfit


 

With -9 degrees in Stockholm today I long back to last week with this Gran Canaria outfit!

It is freezing in Stockholm and  I dream of the warmer temperatures we had in Gran Canaria last week. This is an evening outfit, bare feet in heels with a little bit of a tan (not the toes though, haha) My favourite heels of all time, so incredibly comfortable four hours.

Lamb skin heels, Isabel Marant / Black leather pants, Zara / Midnight blue silk top with ruffles on the sleeve, H&M Premium Quality / Bag Marc Jacobs

 

when the kids choose

when the kids choose
The first home cooked dinner of 2017 – when the kids choose!

Yesterday we had of first home cooked meal in 2017. I really love to cook and last night the kids got to choose our dinner plate. Their choice: my homemade meatballs with dijon mustard and thyme, homemade mashed potatoes, and cream sauce. Being Swedish we of course serve our meatballs with lingonberry jam.

For a healthier option I also cooked kale in a pan with olive oil, garlic, pine seeds and salt and pepper. This is my favourite side dish and I eat it at least four times a week. 🙂 Then I do not need the pasta or potatoes that of course the children eat and my husband loves. A fresh sallad with mixed leaves and tomatoes finished yesterday’s home run of a dinner. Bon appétit!

more sushi to the people

more sushi to the people
More sushi to the people is my device!

I loooooooooooove sushi! My children often ask what I would eat, which cuisine I would choose. If I could choose one country’s kitchen for the rest of my life. And every time I say Japanese, I loooove sushi so I was happy that I had a moment to spare to have seven pieces for a late lunch today.

 

sweet gift

sweet gift
picshells

Sweet gift from my mother!

And here it is, the Christmas gift the already came true! I got the stunning brass Hortus pot (Svenskt Tenn), in medium size, from my mother on Wednesday. We had a lovely mother and daughter moment in the city before my croquis lesson. Finishing off with excellent pasta dinner. I love browsing at Svenskt Tenn taking in and admiring all their classic designs and picture perfect decor. This brass pot was designed by Josef Frank in 1938!! The design is so timeless and versatile, at the moment it looks amazing on my wooden dining table.