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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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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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week end breakfast with Paul & Paula

Breakfast with Paul & Paula
… oh I love Saturday morning breakfasts… one of the best things… it’s the week end, it’s “clock free” {no checking the time because you need to be at school on time etc} and we have time to sit as long as we like and enjoy the first hours of the week end…

That is why I usually try to get some extra yummy things like fresh juice, strawberries, a little treat like banana bread and whatever else takes our fancy…

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Last week end we even had “special guests” and the table was set with some fun animal plates & cups. The lovely Tanja from Kidzpiration {have a look, a super European distributor for lots of cool things for the little ones} asked me if we would like to try the cool range from Wee Gallery for IMM ceramics plus a few extra treats from Fabelab.

Let me say one thing: The kids L O V E D it. Especially Leonor with the fun staking set that consists of a bowl and a cup.

Breakfast with Paul & Paula
Breakfast with Paul & Paula
Breakfast with Paul & Paula
Those fun plates come in sets of two and are available as a Tiger, Cat & Bear and you can mix and match as you like… or better the kids… mine definitely thought this was super fun.

The stacking sets are super cool as well. The bowl is the head and the cup the body.

Everything is made from ceramic and is dishwasher/ microwave friendly. No plastic – hurray!

You can find them here.

Breakfast with Paul & Paula
Breakfast with Paul & Paula
Breakfast with Paul & Paula
Little Miss Joséphine and one of the cutest bibs ever called Dreamer. I like… we definitely still dream a little bit on Saturday mornings.

The mint coloured bunnies are lunch bags. Good for the environment and too cute in the backpack.

Find Fabelab over here.

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Gift guide 2015 {little chefs}

gift guide 2015 - little chefs by Paul & Paula
My kids love to help me in the kitchen and when I need a break, they serve me yummy cakes and tea.

Here are a few ideas for your little chef:

 

1. cute wooden toy kitchen

2. wooden toy caddy

3. kids knife

4. fun apron

5. ceramic tea set

6. fruit and veggie stroller cards {to start them young}

7. pretty plates

8. ice cream shop

9. kids knife & peeler set

 

 

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First day of holidays {Friday list}

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Planning a trip to Copenhagen – check this foodie map!

 

Yes, I am already on the road. First trip of the summer. For now only with the school kids – we are going to Germany. Quick stop in Berlin and then to my mum.

Still strange to me that the summer break is so early in Sweden. Let’s have a look what I found the last days and have to show you…

babyssimo
Lovely shop-the-look pics and inspiration over here.

Have you seen? Paul & Paula must-haves

Yepzon_locator_3
For the holidays: Yepzon aims to offer an easy to use child tracking solution that has no buttons.

Little post on traveling with kids to NYC from Paul & Paula here.

petit sweet
Petit Sweet.

A very few a left… hurry!

Strawberry tiramisu
Strawberry tiramisu – summer treat!

Flower leggings.

Berlin badeschiff
A propos Berlin – I think we will have to stop here and have a little swim.

I like this new clean Instagram look, and you?

 

 

Happy week end xoxo

 

 

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