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23 happy things for your March!

23 happy things for your March!
Hello Hello… we are going straight into March and with my children going back to school in a week, I can (again) finally focus more on my projects again. Phew…

One quote that, for me personally, really hits the nail on the head these days is: ‘You grow with your challenges!’
And we do. And therefore, we are still able to keep going, to see the positive side effects, and to be resilient.

But let’s not get to spiritual because that is not really my area. However I am very aware that by now the UK is doing quite well when it comes to vaccines and planning. And we were presented with a plan that shows a light at the end of the tunnel. Such a relief. And I know that maybe in your home country the situation can be very different.
Stay Strong! Stay Healthy!

And enjoy my 23 happy things for your March:

modern quilt
Modern quilts*, inspired by nature, made in London.

Thinking about cutting down on sugar? Maybe these tricks can help to get you started…

 

twill hill wall decor weaving(2)
Handwoven wall decor*!

Friendships during Covid.

 

Home Morag Myerscough
Fun and colourful London home of artist Morag Myerscough! So much inspiration and so much to see…

‘The One After the Superbowl’ – I am a huge FRIENDS fan and found this article about the story of this iconic episode just splendid.

 

linen overall kids
Perfect for Spring – a cute linen overall*. (available in lots of different colours)

Talking about Spring clothes, here are some of my favourite pieces from the current collections.

 

wooden rainbow toy
Blending the beauty of art with the power of play – Min Min CPH.

ROAR! Lions for the kids room!

 

Home Swedish Lapland
Swedish interior at its best.

Colourful wall hangings for the kids room and/or any space that needs a bit of sunshine.

 

easter embroidered collar
Oh my! This shop has literally the cutest hand embroidered collars, pins, and other accessories. Including the sweetest Easter themed ones. L O V E!

2021 and public transportation. And no, nothing to do with Covid.

 

petit piao
Petit Piao.

Baby alert.

 

morley for kids dress
Cool prints, beautiful silhouettes… just perfect the new collection (again) from one of my favourite Belgian brands!

Wuhan – after a year!

 

lem lem dress
A dream of a summer dress*. Went straight on my wish list!

Rock? 90’s? Who is the most hated rock band? Find out!

 

wool-rainbow-rug kids room

Gorgeous rainbow rug. Not only for the kids room I think…

How are you dealing with the loss of hugs?

 

Have a beautiful weekend everyone and fingers crossed for a sunny and mild month of March. xoxo

 

PS: Do you know what Grape Nuts are?

 

 

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Happy spring clothes for kids!

spring clothes kids

Good Morning everyone! How are you? Over the last days we thankfully changed from freezing to nearly Spring. And it is so appreciated!

And it means that over the last days we woke up to the sun. Such a mood booster! Which made me think that Spring is really coming along. Therefore I had to go and check what is in store to give your little one’s wardrobe a little Spring Lift.

Below you can find some of my favourites and they all work great when it comes to layers. Crisp mornings still need some tights or leggings and a cardigan on top. And later you can wear it with light shoes. Perfect!

Of course, you will find lots of unisex pieces too. Keeping it simple and easy.

Please enjoy my edit of Spring clothes for the kids:

 

1. Cool organic Cotton Joggers in green. For boys and girls.

2. Cutest overall. I love this one. It is so fun and cute…

3. Organic printed sweater.

4. Linen overalls with ruffles for a romantic look. Add tights, leggings and a long sleeve until it is warm enough.

5. Cover up! Easy with this sun hat!

6. Add some fun to your outfits with this bandana.

7. So comfy, so sweet and a must have: Muslin babygro!

8. Organic cotton Tomato T-Shirt for fun days.

9. Anniversary Organic Cotton Sweatshirt – choose between 1 year and up to 10. Kids love it!

10. Organic cotton Pointelle Dress – delicate, chic and very beautiful!

11. Raphia tote for mums

12. Flowy Cotton Muslin Trousers Dusty Pink

 

 

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The cutest Huarache sandals one can wear – promise!

cutest Huarache sandals
Hello everyone! I am totally aware that it is only mid February and many of us are freezing and dealing with snow. However, March is coming soon, Easter is early this year and if one thing will cheer you up it is cute shoes for the months ahead.

I actually found these late in 2020 and immediately fell in love. But had to keep on a bit because I thought that these Huaraches are not really something you buy in November or December. At least not if you live in the Northern Hemisphere…

But now it is time! And I know you will love them just as much as I do because they are the cutest Huarache sandals one can wear. For mums as well as mini me’s!

And Macarena’s shoes are not only fantastic and so beautifully boho, they are handmade in Mexico from 100% natural leather.

Let’s have a look and see why I think that these are the cutest Huarache sandals one can wear:

 

cutest Huarache sandals

cutest Huarache sandals

cutest Huarache sandals
These beautiful shoes* can be worn with a dress as well as with a pair of jeans and you will always look unique and fashionable.

About huarache:

The huarache is part of the traditional Michoacán clothing. Which includes straw hats, embroidered blanket dresses, bandanas and monfarlans too. It is an authentic state full of traditions and crafts, of which the huaraches are part. They really stand out for being comfortable and perfect for all occasions. And to this day, Huarache artisans continue to use traditional techniques which have been used by their grandparents and their grandparents’ grandparents.

 

cutest Huarache sandals

cutest Huarache sandals

cutest Huarache sandals
It is so hard to choose a favourite but I will share my top three:

  1. The classic*. In tan and with laces to go up your ankle. So cute.

2. Embroidered*.  Because I just love a good embroidery and they would make me so happy every time I’d wear them.

3. Gold*. I love a bit of gold during summer. Together with the colourful style, they are gorgeous.

 

cutest Huarache sandals
Yes there are! Some of the designs also come in children sizes* so your little one can enjoy these lovely sandals as well. And that would definitely be a great mini & me look….

 

Want to see more boho styles? Have a look at these rainbow decor for the kids room or Boho Baby Heaven!

 

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21jolly things for an awesome start into 2021!

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Hi everyone. Now, I hope you are doing great. After the little bummer of being in lockdown over the holidays we just got the news that schools will not re-open next week either. It does not come as a huge surprise but resilience is written in B I G letters over my head now.

The days are short, cold and my motivation for another round of home schooling is more than low. I admit!

Still being positive and seeing the situation as a ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing I can feel my limits a bit more clear these days too.

So wherever you are, I really hope that you are ok and walking around with your chin up. I am sending you a virtual hug because we all need one.

Please enjoy some things, reads and finds to get into 2021 with a little skip… or tow:

wooden rainbow montessori
Great shop with wonderful Montessori toys that may make homeschooling a tiny bit easier!

10 Family-Friendly Things You Can Do at Home This Winter That Don’t Involve a Screen. Dwell.

 

fish stuffed animal handmade
Unique and very cute soft friends*!

The best things for ourselves and our families that made an unbelievably weird year just a little more manageable.

 

star moon coffee mug
Beautiful ceramics and I basically want them all. New year, new tea mug… :)

2020 celeb scandals.

 

oversize cashmere scarf
Spoil yourself ladies! With these luxury knitted items. Because home office means comfort and we want it chic.

I will join this ‘Ready to Crush’ 21 days challenge starting next Monday. You too?

 

linen tablecloth
I cannot even remember when I put a proper tablecloth on. But this year I bought one to make the holidays a tiny bit more festive. And I have to say – it is so lovely and make a great difference when it comes to atmosphere.
Meaning: I will get one for Spring too because the one I got fits more with the Christmas Mood.
My eyes are on those because nothing can beat linen*!

The simple knitted ensemble in subtle colours is T H E thing for adults right now. This is the perfect baby version*!

 

vegan aubergine cauliflower lentil harissa
I love herbs and spices and made this delicious vegan recipe recently. With lots of harissa!

How was 2020 for Chloe and Darshana? Read their interviews…

 

soor plom-velour-corduroy-overalls
New Soor Plom* collection available.

I am a huge fan of Ren Skincare and this is one of my favourite cleansers.

 

RAINBOW-VASE DIY
Great DIY. A paper mache rainbow vase.

It is cold outside baby. And this cream* will help to keep your skin in check.

 

ceramic palette and brush rest bunny
For the little artist: Bunny palette and brush rest* in ceramic!

OMG. This minty lip balm* is the best!

 

playroom mural sun
Very cool mural, all DIY and rather easy to copy!

2021 will definitely be the year of sneakers. (again)
What else would you wear with your comfort chic ensembles???
And these never go out of style…

 

lorna murray
These beautiful (sun) hats* are now available in Europe as well! Adult sizes are available as well.

 

Happy 2021 everyone!!! Lots of love, health, and resilience…

 

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23 merry things for your December!

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This time I am sending you into the last month of the year. 2020 is close of being over and even so we have no idea what 2021 will bring, I am assuming everyone’s expectations are rather low. Therefore, it will be good! It has to be!

Over here, I did not manage to get this list out on the last Friday of the month as I am usually aiming for. But… just in time to start December – tomorrow- all merry, jolly and inspired.

Below, my finds, bookmarks and everything `I want to share with you. Full of gift ideas, beautiful things… and more.

Enjoy, have a wonderful festive time and remember: Love is the answer.

 

chunky knit blanket
Cosy Christmas Days with these chunky blankets in various sizes and colours!

Part puzzle, part immersive diorama construction kit

 

oyoyoyoy
OYOY has some lovely new items in their collection. Sweet tapestry, rugs, table ware…

THAT colour. I am in love. And so perfect for a cool festive outfit and that you will wear many times in 2021. Guaranteed!

 

wooden beads garland
A different, and oh so pretty, kind of garland. Love it! Very Scandinavian Christmas!

Fabulabox concept allows children to create their own streetscapes and cities from panels that can be easily assembled and disassembled.

 

simple folk 2

simple folk
The Simple Folk.

For my teenage daughter I got a few cute beauty products for Christmas, like this amazing body butter.

 

wooden christmas baubles
Wooden baubles* beautifully hand painted.

Goorin Bros!

 

vintage kids room
Cool vintage kids room.

Treat yourself mamas!

 

BATMM+Cover
Reading in December: Bartholomew and the Morning Monsters

Handmade robe bowls* for fruits, accessories, toys…

 

rainbow crochet baby blanket pattern
How about taking up crochet over the holidays? And make this gorgeous rainbow baby blanket*?

Three great baby fashion brands!

 

modern kids roommodern kids room
Sculptural shifts in ceiling heights with clever spatial proportions!
The absolute best workout leggings, especially for running are these. I love them and never wear anything else when doing my laps.

 

bunk bed self made
Loving the colourful stairs going up to the uber cool bunk bed. Family home in Denmark.

And another very cool family space in Paris.

 

linen dress girl
Handmade, sustainable children’s clothing*. Lovely linen dresses, rompers and accessories.

Fantastic prints, posters, postcards and more from various London neighbourhoods. Gorgeous illustrations* that make wonderful gifts!

 

book filled living room

scandi kids room
A room filled with books and a kids room with a view. I am moving in!

 

Sweet wishes from London to wherever you are…

 

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