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Easy recipes and meal ideas for the whole family. Paul & Paula loves food and embraces a healthy lifestyle.

Find some great party food for the next birthday party, yummy treats you can make with your kids and more…

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14.04.17

The Easter Friday List

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It is Good Friday today. Are you ready for Easter? I am, especially the long week end part. We will do some crafts over the week end, hoping for an egg hunt outside {but most probably will have to do it in the house if the weather stays} and will have a brunch with friends on Monday at our place…

What are your plans?

Tomorrow I will share how we dyed our eggs. I posted a picture on Instagram and got so many questions. I thought I will share and you can have fun over the week end… stay tuned.
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Above is a cute Easter Egg DIY to get you started… {still lovely without the colouring in case you are out}

 

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Or this super easy idea.

Cool fashion for Teens.

 

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I have seen some strawberries around and if I find some that taste like strawberries – I am really tempted to try this. Looks very yummy and is easy to make… Strawberry Balsamic Crostini with whipped Ricotta. Oh yes!

 

During diner for the next days, when the kids are done and keen to leave the table, I will ask them what they would like to have for the brunch. They will come up with some ideas. AND they will think which they can do themselves. Next step: Writing down {or telling me and I’ll write it down} what we will need…. This usually becomes quite an entertaining conversation.

 

easter bunny origami

 

Make your own Easter Bunny – origami instructions here.

Walnut & Walrus launched their first clothing collection.

 

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Another diner conversation: Where do we go on summer holiday? Leonor wants a big house with a pool. Romy wants to go to Encinitas and Antoine to Santa Cruz {same direction at least}. There are many places we would like to see but somehow {and I think it is for the first time} we have difficulties to ‘nail it down’…

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Remember my mummy&me post – here is another cool brand that does lovely MiniMe fashion.

ROO rocking toy

This is ROO – a rocking toy from Riga Chair.

Don’t forget to print our bunny cones.

 

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Romantic kids room with a beautiful quilt blanket.

I am, together with a friend, working on a new project.

 

But for now: Happy Easter dear friends. Thank you for reading and for being here. Next month Paul & Paula will turn S E V E N.

 

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17.03.17

A few things … {Friday List}

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Cabin fever has hit here. Really hard! It’s been a little over 3 weeks with my cast. And even so I can walk without the crutches I cannot go really far. Weather has been bad too. And all this sitting and starring at the screen is driving me crazy.

In a bit I am off to a lunch with a friend {picking me up, I am so lucky} and this week end I will just need to stretch my capabilities and go out. Crossing fingers the weather is with me…

But stop with the whining now and lets have a look at this week’s Friday List! Full of inspiration – kids fashion, kids rooms, news from our favourite shops and brands…

New collection from Main Sauvage! {above}
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Crisp and fresh kids room. Love it!

 

A great brand for teens but I will tell you a secret – size 18 years fits tall mums like myself very nicely.

 

portable dolls bed

Super cute little dolls bed. {the doll is available here}

 

Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter – you will get exclusive picks and inspiring interviews!

 

minimoon

The Minimoon Kickstarter campaign started. These teethers are designed specifically for tiny, uncoordinated hands, so they’re easy to hold with one or two hands.

 

Little interview with me over on Fourmonkey’s blog.

 

cheese box DIY

DIY’s with egg cartons and toilet paper rolls are so yesterday. Use the cheese box!

 

Tights with braces. The latest trend.

 

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I will make this tomorrow – sweet potato & eggplant lasagna!

 

Howlin’ Junior.

 

summer skirt

The perfect summer skirt.

 

We love dots.

 

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Maison EOZ – Spring / Summer collection just launched.

 

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03.03.17

The first one with a broken leg {Friday list}

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Still sitting on the sofa and keeping my radius very very small. Yesterday they changed my cast – it is lighter and very pink now. 5 more weeks I have. 5 more weeks with something that feels like a stone on my leg.

And in honour I will today’s list extra colourful!

Like these pom pom baskets from Love Bohemians.
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wynken poncho

Coolest rain poncho by Wynken.

 

Rainbow wool weave wall hanging. Hand made!

 

alice mary lynch

Alice Mary Lynch – doll maker and fashion designer.

 

Alpaga et Bulldozer – knitwear different.

 

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On the list for this week end – no bake chocolate-banana tart. Yummy!

 

Eden & Zoe launched their new summer collection. More about this on the blog next week.

 

amelia milano

Amelia Milano.

 

Beautiful bird embroidered dress.

 

macarena bilbao dollsbed

Wooden bed for dolls in two different versions. Comes incl. a mattress & bedding!

 

Mad Lab!

 

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Ingela P Arrhenius X L’Affiche Moderne collab. Les Couleurs posters in black or beige.

 

Always celebrate!

 

 

Have a good week end everyone xoxo

 

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10.02.17

The First in February 2017 {Friday List}

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I T  I S February. Already. Same every year. We just celebrated and boom… time flies. Then I like to remind myself that ‘time flies when you are having fun’.

Today I am in Copenhagen. First meeting an old friend and then a new friend. Life is indeed fun.

And then it is the week end. Did I tell you that we adopted the Swedish “Friday night is Taco night’ tradition? The kids love it. We love it because it is quick to make and yummy. Do you have something you do/eat/make on Fridays to start the week end?

 

Above:Giant boho dreamcatcher.
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Coco and James

Nursery art by Coco & James.

I updated the Paul & Paula must haves – ready for Spring!

 

Radishapes

Wooden dogs by Radishapes.

Monk & Anna.

 

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Garlicky Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach and Ricotta. I love zoodles {Zucchini noodles} – now I want to try the butternut version. This recipe looks so yummy. Especially with the weather outside – comfort food!

The interview series we started exclusively for our newsletter is very popular. Make sure you are subscribed!

 

cloud and stars kids room

Great DIY idea that does not look too tricky to do but your kids will love it!

Non Sans Raison.

 

ElectricConfetti

LED neon art by Electric Confetti.

Cute & Warm – overalls for kids.

 

Amuru Toys

Cute little bear with balloon. From Amuru Toys.

Fudje bench.

 

Have a fantastic week end everyone and see you here on Monday again! xoxo

 

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30.12.16

The best of Paul & Paula 2016

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Two more days and 2016 is over. Already!

During our flight to Athens (where we arrived this Wednesday) I was thinking that it could be really fun to do a little round up here on the blog.

Feature the best/ most read posts for example. I mean, I was really curious to investigate as well. Which topics do you guys love? What are you interested in etc…

And it is a lovely way to finish the year and take a little break from the blog and social media. Refreshing actually.
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Let’s start:

 

The TOP FIVE posts on Paul & Paula in 2016, in order:

1. Willieandmillie. These fun kids room accessories from Sweden!

2. The Animals Observatory. In January I introduced you to this new brand and their very first collection.

Briar Handmade

3. Briar. The cutest baby&toddler bonnets around.

4. The 2016 round up of Advent Calendars. You probably do not need one right now, but maybe want to bookmark this post for future references.

5. Bloomingville Mini – the kids collection from one of our favourite interior brands.

 

The TOP FIVE Instagram pictures in 2016:

1. Camping! In our bedroom. I nearly did not post this. I nearly did not even take this picture. It was fun to see all the like and comments.

2. The world’s smallest restaurant.

3. Not the kids room. Not the playroom. But our kitchen received many likes.

4. Antoine portrayed by Romy.

5. Our Christmas tree on the way home.

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Our weekly series of family breakfasts is very popular as well. Every Saturday.

And we started something new. Every Monday I will take a picture of all four (YES a challenge) kids. For fun and to see them grow and change… I am sure it will be cool to compare the first picture with the last of the year 2017. Please join – they grow up so quickly!

 

EMP museum

And our road trip of course. Oh man… the best thing ever and we still feel the energy and sunshine!

 

And personal in 2016?

*I quit sugar! (big step and good step, Christmas time saw some exceptions… but good ones)

*I started to run! (still not the biggest fan buuuuuut I feel that I need it. This is good and does good.)

*Both things make me proud. Proud that I am able to stay strong. And I feel great. Best base for a mum and business owner.

*I decided to go for it. To grow Paul & Paula. Something I wanted to do for a long time and always hesitated. During our big trip I decided to just go for it. (you see what such a break can do to you)

 

And what is in it for 2017?

I will share a few little things that will make you want more:

*Our newsletter will get an exciting and exclusive feature. As of 2017 every newsletter will come with an inspiring interview. Small business owners will share their best tips, tricks and some -new – private stuff.

*Make sure you are on the list because you do not want to miss out!

*To celebrate the New Year we will host a fantastic give away in partnership with STOKKE! Oh yes… you must, again, make sure to follow us on this one.

*I also mentioned that Paul & Paula will see some changes. And that is still true. I am working on it. For some time and things take different directions sometimes. Need a little more time. But: The consulting part that I already offer will grow. Will be more professional and will take more of my time. I love it. I love to work with brands, shops and other people from the kids industry and help them grow.

 

What was your most memorable moment in 2016?

 

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