With Thanksgiving over, most of the turkey eaten and the first Sunday in advent upon us, we have slowly started our first Christmas preparations. I’m trying to make the month of December more about little moments together and less about presents, Santa and wish lists (you can read about our Christmas calendar of great moments right here) and doing easy crafts together is an all-time family favorite in our home. →
Last year December came without me having done any kind of Christmas preparations, and on the evening of the 30th November I realized that I had only a few hours to prepare some kind of simple Christmas calendar. So instead of going for the traditional 24 small packages I went for this. A Little Tree of Great Moments. And even though there were no presents to open up, the girls ended up loving it.
A few things that turned my week into a good one after all.
This picture and the little details on this tiny and very soft body.
Inside my belly is a little girl growing. She will be my third daughter, the last part of my own little trilogy of sisters. I’ve known about the sex since really early in my pregnancy. Both because I somehow always felt that having a boy just wasn’t and option and because of a blood test that gave me the option of finding out.
While the leaves are slowly turning red all over New York, autumn always have me dreaming of a countryside getaway. When we still lived in Denmark we would escape to our tiny summerhouse, but since moving to New York a rented cottage Upstate will have to do the trick.
Until that happens, I’ll be dreaming about these pretty things for girls and boys, babies and mummies, that all would fit perfectly into my imaginary get-a-way suitcase.
1. Dungarees / Zara 2. Bordeaux dress / Bonton 3. Check dress / Zara 4. Boots / Pom D’Api 5. Wool sweater / Esencia 6. Mustard skirt / Caramel 7. Raincoat / Cos 8. Pinafore dress / Mabo kids 9. Cotton /silk top / Cosilana 10. Brogue boots / Pom D’Api
11. Poncho / Aiayu 12. Basket bag / Mur Lifestyle 13. Pleated dress / Black Crane 14. Clogs / Bryr studio 15. Orlando / Virginia Woolf 16. Playsuit / Mabo Kids 17. Leather shoes / EZPZ 18. Pierrot jumpsuit / Waddler 19. Wooden hedgehog / Osteheimer 20. Hat / Oeuf nyc 21. Sweatshirt + pants / 1 + in the family
Ever since I gave birth to my eldest daughter I’ve been dreaming about home knitted sweaters and jumpsuits for my little ones, and more than once have I shopped for yarn, needles and the perfect pattern, only to get stuck on the first few rows of needles. I now know that all I needed was a little bit of help and support and a lot of inspiration.
A few things that made me feel a little bit happier and stand still for a little bit longer this week.
Looking at simple lines and geometric shapes at this exhibition.
The wind making small ripples in a puddle.
This huge bunch of eucalyptus leaves, that gives our apartment the smell of a crisp autumn morning.
Hot chocolate and hot coffee in the autumn sun.
This gift of the cutest little bows for my daughter’s hair.
When I was young, I always told people around me, that I was never going to have any children. I guess that’s what a lot of twenty-something girls tell themselves and their surroundings. But for many years I somehow seemed to believe it. None of my girlfriends had gotten pregnant, we were all slowly reaching our late twenties and more focused on carries, work goals, pretty dresses and having fun than on starting a family.
· My version of a comfortable and practical autumn wardrobe for kids ·
Yesterday both my girls started school after a long and wonderful summer holiday, and even though temperatures are still high, we are slowly getting our minds set on autumn. The first yellow leaves have already started falling on our street, and before we know it summer will officially be over.
It’s not even 2 weeks ago that we returned from 2 month of traveling, which of course meant a lot of unpacking. Both my children has grown a lot over the summer, so instead of just putting their clothes back in their closet, I used the opportunity to go through their wardrobe, get rid of a lot of stuff and do a bit of updating to a cozy autumn wardrobe.
· About a lovely visit to the small but amazing Rudolph Tegners Museum and a short list of other Danish museums that my girls really like ·
For the past couple of weeks the summer in Denmark has felt more like a cold, grey Scandinavian autumn. So we have tried to keep busy with other things since the weather isn’t very beach friendly.