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Paul & Paula loves long lasting high quality toys.

Toys that the whole family plays with and after years and years are still in use. We share our favourites as well as new finds from the toys world.

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09.08.19

Back to School 2019 – tech gadgets!

Back to School 2019 - tech gadgets!

 

Today we continue the Back to School journey and I am sharing some really cool and helpful tech gadgets. These may not on your list when your children are starting reception or are in the lower years, but they do become more interesting when you have tweens or teens.

These gadgets can make school years a bit less stressful and definitely more fun. Plus, they make great birthday or Christmas gifts too. And you know, this day and age, it is crucial to start the new school year off on the right foot tech-wise. And psst, you may even find something that could ease up your ‘tech life’ too, like this super handy battery pack for example.

Read on, to find the best Back to School 2019 tech gadgets:

1. This Stickermaker is perfect to personalise your planners and other school stuff. Quick and simple to use: apply edge-to-edge adhesive to almost anything without heat, electricity or batteries.

2. This small and cute Bluetooth Tracker comes in lots of fun colours. It is small enough to fit on your key ring or backpack, and perfect for quickly finding misplaced items like your keys, bag, purse, phone, or anything else. Never loose anything again or miss the bus because you can’t find your keys in the morning…

3. The world’s first hybrid electric scooter for kids*! At the flick of a button it switches from push power to electric mode. Thoughtfully designed for children, it enables them to gradually gather speed and to safely stop. You can even return to push power mode at any time.

4. This graphing calculator is for high school math and science. It engages students by enabling them to enter fractions and equations in proper notation to they see it on the display exactly as it’s printed in texts and on the board.

More Back to School tech gadgets:

5. This fun portable bluetooth speaker for when you need a little break or hang out with friends. The integrated carabiner clips to your clothes, belt or backpack which is so practical. Plus it is waterproof and offers 10 hours of playtime.

6. 12 hours of wireless playtime with these cool earbuds*. Very comfortable with its adjustable, ergonomic fit, and intuitive control knob. They are magnetic and for around-the-neck wear. Available in powder pink, black, light grey, and green.

7. When you are on the go and need a little extra power for a dying phone, a laptop, speakers, or a camera – this external battery pack will be your best friend.

8. These Cable Animal Bites are T H E smartphone accessory of the moment! These cute little things slip right over the end of your adapter. And not only protect it from typical wear and tear, but also giving the effect that it’s biting onto the edge of your device!

 

More for Back to School 2019 – the best backpacks for all ages and everything you need for a sustainable lunchtime and snacks.

 

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29.03.19

19 jolly things for your April!

jolly things for your April
Should I? Should I mention that we are heading into April like a spaceship? I mean… whaaaaat?

But… the good thing is… we are heading into Spring as well. The days are longer, the birds are chirping (in front of my bedroom every morning) and we can go to the park after school or just have fika (yes we keep that Swedish thing for afternoon snacks going) in our garden. Love it!

And I love all these sweet things I gathered over the last weeks. For mums, for the home, little gifts, great articles and and and…

Enjoy:

simple kids
The cutest baby rompers, the best t shirts for boys and just stunning season after season – Simple Kids*.

My article about the best dollhouses is doing so well, just in case you missed it.

 

loomshakalaka
The name – loomshakalaka – is all you need to know. F U N!

OMG. So cute! A deer headband*

 

twirl dress
Your girl loves to twirl? Let her twirl!

That article resonated with me on so many levels. Loosing your mum is the toughest thing

 

the hey gang
The Hey Gang!

What do your kids have in their pockets? I love this photo series.

 

corner toy shop wood
The coolest toy shop ever!

You want to improve your photography skills? Here are 3 projects that will help you!

 

french country house shabby chic
Z E N! This looks like the perfect spot to relax and recharge…

Check the lovely shop called Matilda and Grace*, because you can never have too many pretty hair bows. (the make great little gifts too)

 

done by deer
Done by Deer* was inspired by the jungle for their latest collection.

Five independent businesses share their ‘rip off’ stories. Shop small and shop from the original.

 

Rafa-kids-dresser

Rafa-kids-wardrobe-for-children
Rafa Kids was busy and launched two new products recently. A wardrobe and a dresser. I like!

Vegan: I made this delicious Vegan Chocolate Pie.

 

jungle wallpaper kids room
Talking about jungle, how fantastic is this wallpaper*?

Female creativity vs. motherhood.

 

vanessa bruno raffa bag silk drss
My first Vanessa Bruno bag, I bought it approx. 20 years ago. The one with the sequins. You probably know (latest when you visited Paris where every women has at least one). The smallest version, in black so it worked with everything. Since then my collection grew step by step. And I still think it is one of the best bags around. The raphia version is super nice too. Summer, chic, seqins… Y E S! Together with that gorgeous silk dress or with your favourite pair of jeans… it works with everything. On the picture you can see it with khaki sequins (but there is gold and white two). In either Large* or Medium*.

 

Enjoy your weekend and see you back on Monday!

jolly things for your April

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19.03.19

The best dollhouses!

The best dollhouses!

Hej! No Interior Tuesday today but an update of an old article that you love and click very often. Dollhouses!

Such a staple in every kids room and for the parents who do not have access to their old dollhouse, do not be sad, there are so many good ones out there.

As mentioned, this article was published some years ago but I thought an update would be very useful because some links did not work anymore, new designs and brands entered the market since then and so on…

But the basics have not changed and a good dollhouse is still a really great gift that encourages imaginative play and something that can be passed on. And it is not just the acting out scenes that delight children; it is also rearranging the dollhouse furniture in such a way that it pleases their personal tastes and allows them to create the scenarios they want.

So, here is my new list of the best dollhouses:

big wooden dollhouse best dollhouses
Big Wooden dollhouse* that is covered with a fabric case which makes it very light and easy to move around. It comes with a standard furniture set. I like the simple shape and cute accessories.

 

djeco colour house playset best dollhouses
Djeco’s Colour House* is an architect-inspired, contemporary take on a dollhouse with a bright, colourful interior. When creating this house, Djeco took inspiration from signature works by the greatest modern architects.
 

cubic-house-dolls-djeco best dollhouses
Also from Djeco is this Cubic House* with a transparent roof, double-height living room with bookshelves printed on the wall and an outdoor garden space.
 

cherry tree hall le toy van dolls house best dollhouses
A grand 92 cm high! This 4 floor dolls house* is a real dream house. It features numerous window styles including functioning shutters and back windows to allow light shine through. I love the tasteful colour scheme and can see how it becomes a family heirloom.
 

ferm living dolls house best dollhouses
Made of natural plywood for playing for children and/ or as decoration in the children’s room. The Funkis House* is a modern twist on the traditional dollhouse and doubles up as the perfect design piece for any contemporary nursery. Very stylish and also available in a bigger version*.
 

plan-toys_dollhouse-best dollhouses
This dollhouse from Plantoys* comes in three sections which can be configured in lots of different ways to create your dream Scandi House! You can simply slide each section together into one portable unit which your child can then pick up and carry around. And it comes with 17 pieces of chic furniture including a chandelier!
 

montessori dollhouse wood
This two-story heirloom-quality classic Wooden dollhouse* is so enchanting and 100% handmade. And it has light (AA batteries).
 

maileg doll house
Exclusive Maileg wooden dollhouse. Perfect for mice, bunnies and all your Maileg friends. Expected arrival of August 2019 and avialble for pre order at various shops. (thinking about Christmas way too early but….) You can personalise it with the adorable Maileg furniture and give all your mice and bunnies a home.

Tip: When you buy a dollhouse, especially online, always check what is included. You will usually find pictures with lots of furniture and dolls but those are often extra purchases.

Over time I featured a couple of doll houses, how about this wooden houses from encore! or Boomini and their modern take on the classic?

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22.10.18

The Sausage Dog Edit

 
Paul & Paula: The Sausage Dog Edit

Good Morning! A crazy week is upon us here… today is the last day in our apartment because tomorrow the moving company will ring the bell very early and start packing our belongings. After 5 years you just make a lot of memories…

And the Sausage Dog idea actually came, because Romy always tells me about dogs and she knows all the different types, races and breeds. And she loves Sausage Dogs…

So, one day I found this cool bedding and the throw and went looking for more, because surely there are more Sausage Dog enthusiasts?!

Enjoy the edit:

 

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1. Very cool print. So simple!

2. Sparkling hair clips. Perfect as a stocking filler for a dog lover.

3. Bedding set from Donna Wilson. Not only for kids…

4. Cushion from oy oy. Woof!

5. Pull-Along Dog with mathematic operations. In blue or pink.

6. Large wooden pull-along dog. Love the ears…

7. Cats and dogs organic romper.

8. Cats and Dogs organic sweater.

9. Sausage dog throw. Again, not only for kids and probably a great gift for a person who loves dogs or has a sausage dog.

10. Skateboard hot dog. Love it, so funny!

11. Crochet sausage dog in various colours!

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24.08.18

A world of rainbows for the little ones

 

A world of rainbows for the little ones

Before I will continue start re-start to work on some more personal articles I will share some rainbows for kids with you today! I am not so sure what triggered this selection, or I just cannot remember, but rainbows are always a good idea! Don’t you agree?
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1. A natural true colors rainbow! (see more from this gender neutral brand with sweet messages right in my post from Wednesday!)

2. Wooden rainbow yoyo.

3. Rainbow baby shorts, organic watercolour print! So cute…

4. For the little things – Rainbow Purse.

5. Gluckskafer Rainbow Building Tower. Beautiful tower of wooden rainbow slats for endless play…

6. Handcrafted rainbow wings for little adventurers that love to soar into the land of wild imaginations, where creativity and learning have no bounds.

7. Adorable accessory for any nursery or kids room: The rainbow wall rug.

8. Back to school essential: Rainbow Satchel

9. Rainbow Hearts! Sequined Sweatshirt.

10. Pure new wool Lap Blanket in rainbow design from Tweedmill.

11. Pastel Rainbow Mobile from Fiona Walker.

12. Rainbow T-shirt.

13. Grimm’s Pastel Rainbow. Must have!

14. Rainbow T-shirt without a rainbow. L O V E!

Happy week end friends!

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