Paul & Paula shares their favourite books for kids. We cover books for all ages – from baby till teenager!

We love books and enjoy sharing what we read at home. With so many languages around us our personal library is big. The kids love to read and we all love to spend time in book stores. Enjoy our selection and have a look at our book store.





Bookshelf ideas for the kidsroom

kids bookshelf ideas

Kids books are the best, aren’t they? I mean I love books in general and can hardly pass a book store but the illustrations and the creativity that come with kids books are so inspiring.

We have many books for the kids and we love to choose books when we go ‘home’ – to Germany or France – and want to bring back books in ‘our’ languages. These moments usually take a good amount of time but especially in Germany book stores are real lifestyle shops these days and have something for everyone. But back to the topic.

With four kids, a couple of languages and lots of book lovers the book shelf is busy. And I always like to use some of the extra beautiful ones as decoration as well. Do you do the same?

That is why I went out looking for some inspiration on how to display the kids’ books best.

Above is a great idea. A shelving system made out of crates. You can find those at your local hardware store. Just make sure to get the treated ones so no risks of splints.

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kids bookshelf ideas

This metal wired basket shelf does a really good job as well. {I found something similar here}


kids bookshelf ideas

The IKEA frame ledges are well known to serve to display books very nicely. I like that they put them at different heights. It really makes for a beautiful decoration!


kutikai bookshelf

Bookshelf from Kutikai – with different compartments for books and other things of all sizes!


kids bookshelf ideas

This is perfect. It looks super cute, it is easy for the kids to see their things and grab them and because it is all white and aligned it is really modern too.

By the way, just yesterday I shared some great inspiration on how to decorate with books over at A Moment For Mom.


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A few things … {Friday List}

main sauvage

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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kids room

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}


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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.



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


Howlin’ Junior.


summer skirt

The perfect summer skirt.


We love dots.


maison eozmaison eoz

Maison EOZ – Spring / Summer collection just launched.





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Gifts for Tweens {ideas 2016}

Gifts for Teens

Gifts for Tweens

– Romy is 9 1/2 now and I can see that her interests and taste are changing. This time before they become teenagers. This time where they are not children anymore… too old for toys and too young for boys… or at least not interested at all in our case.
And I love this. I love the talks we have now. Her curiosity and personality that takes more and more shape.

When your kids were small / below eight you were usually confronted with many shops, things, toys, accessories and more. Probably more than one can need and digest. And then the overwhelming kids world starts to fade. There is less and there is a little gap for these cute 9-12 years old. But there are great things!

Here is my list of great gift ideas that I would buy without a doubt for my own tween.
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1. Pop a bubble every day – the Bubble Wrap Calendar!

2. Linen bedding by LAB.

3. Truly organic and zero “strange stuff” products from Enfance.

4. Be Fearless – wire wall art.

5. A cool print for the teen’s room.

6. Six of Crows book set – fantasy novel loved by teens.

7. Lomo instant camera.

8. Macon & Lesquoy – find some funky embroidered jewelry to brighten up anything in seconds. So stylish!

9. Dream catcher DIY kit.

10. Gorgeous shoulder bag.

11. Truly unique rings, bracelets and more – from Nach.

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The last one in November {Friday list}

Advent Calendar DIY
Advent Calendar {DIY idea} found on VT Wonen.

Can you believe that we will light the first Advent candle this Sunday? The year is nearly over… I am not ready yet. Are you?

I promised the kids that we will get the Christmas boxes upstairs and start with some decorating. We have a Christmas coloring poster in the kitchen and the kids add a little sparkle every day.

Do you have all the gifts? Advent calendars ready? Decoration up or maybe even a tree in the house already?

… but right now I want you to make a cup of tea, take a little cookie if you want to and read on. I have some lovely things in this Friday list like the wonderful Advent Calendar on the first picture. Maybe an idea in case you have no plans for the upcoming week end {… yah, I know… very unlikely}:
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Aro for kids
Aro for kids with sweet cushions and lovely wall decorations.

25% off and free shipping & the best sparkling outfits – Eden & Zoe.


Oscar by Architect Made
Oscar’s can sit, play, crawl… just like a normal dog! By Architect Made.

Sweet little bear with matching back pack and book!


Moon Phase mobile
Hang this Moon Phase Charm from the ceiling and let it dance in the air.

Do not forget to join our Instagram give away we run together with Petit Kolibri – the best alpaca goodies!


Paulina - pregnancy clothing
Paulina Umstandsmode (Maternity clothes) – they have such stylish clothes. Are you pregnant – lucky you!

I love this selection of ‘pretty things‘.

Limited Edition hand sewn “La Petite Parisienne” doll. Love the baguette and croissant accessories.

My Leonor would love that dress.


Mad about monkeys - book
Junior Edition added books to their sortiment. Just the best of course! Have a look, books are always make a great gift!

In January I will attend Pitti Bimbo and Playtime Paris and then in February Ciff Kids – will I meet you there?


Paper tool
2000 sheets of high quality paper on wheels. As a little table or a great creative tool for the kids. Love it!

Moonwalk & Teddybear – fun wall stickers.


Yoriko New York
Pretty little things by Yoriko New York.

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Have an amazing week end everyone xoxo






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Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

Yesterday I bought the pumpkin, on Wednesday the kids will have their Halloween party at school… I think it is time for a little spooky round up:
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1. Find lots of cool deco over at Meri Meri.

2. Halloween Super Hero costume

3. Bear print

4. Alpaca CAT HAT

5. Popeye jumper

6. Ghosts scarf

7. Tovi goes trick-or-treating – BOOK

8. Baby fleece jumpsuit



Find tons of DIY ideas right here on Pinterest.

PS: Here are the Halloween Sonny Angels for this year. Must Have!






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