Category Archives: Everyday inspiration

Marsala

Hey guys! I hope your winter holidays have been great! Our Christmas tree is still up, spreading its needles all over the place. And, to everyone’s pleasure, Santa keeps leaving small presents for Johannes under it to this day.

I just finished reading Robert Galbraith’s recently published second novel called “The Silkworm”, which is the sequel to “The Cuckoo’s Calling”.
J.K. Rowling, who writes under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith is a great storyteller, and while I thought “The Silkworm” was good, I kind of expected more of book written by her (I guess, starting with a clean slate with no expectations from the readers is one of the main reasons writers chose to work under pseudonyms!). Somehow I didn’t feel much compassion for the main characters and, without giving away too much, I found the ending quite predictable. Although, that might just be me having read too many detective stories over the years.

And on a different note, I just saw that Pantone pronounced marsala the color of the year 2015. Finally a nice and flattering color of the year! I guess now we’ll be seeing a lot of this brownish wine shade in fashion both high and low. Everything from bordeaux and burgundy to oxblood will be widely available, and I’m so jumping that train!

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - MARSALA 18-1438 - A TASTEFUL HUE

Happy Sunday everyone!

 

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Spring treasures

Above you can see some of the things I like right now. Firstly, tulips! The first day of spring is here,  and what is more appropriate than tulips now? These days we always have fresh tulips at home. Somehow I got Hannes to understand that it’s as important as fresh bread on daily basis.

Secondly, I’m very much into Lucas Papaw Ointment now. It’s one of those great all-round products similar to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, minus the weird smell. This ointment is based on fermented papaya. Also, it’s an Australian product, and anything from down under is pretty exotic here in Sweden, which I like!

And then we have children’s books. Isn’t it wonderful to get a chance to dive into that world again? I think it is, and I’m so happy I “have to” do it thanks to Johannes now! I especially like books which have nice artistic illustrations in them. What a nice first introduction to art for a child!

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Fading garden hydrangeas

Today I picked some fading garden hydrangeas and I dare say they are even more beautiful than the ones in full bloom! They shift between green, pink and blue and make a wonderful autumn bouquet.

On a different note, right now I’m in the middle of writing a post to summarize my September and the end of August (I’m so busy living my life at the moment!..). It should be out tomorrow.
See you!

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Sweet pea flowers and garden roses for breakfast

Garden roses are always one hundred times better than store bought ones!

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Flowers in my home

The flowers in my home today, honeysuckle and freesia.

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Simple pleasures

 

What could be more dainty and frail than a bouquet of lily of the valley flowers? And the smell! It’s one of those times I wish one could communicate a smell through a photograph.

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Metropolitans I met and liked

I bought these necklaces for presents recently!

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