CITY LOVE: PALM SPRINGS

Spring is here, and for some reason my mind drifts off dreaming of travel… I am a wanderer at heart, or restless if you want, and I can’t wait till the Bean is old enough for travel {or till we are comfortable enough with the idea of bringing him with us on a plane}! We have not killed off the idea of a great American journey, it is still living, we’ve just decided that we will put it on hold till the Bean is a bit older and we’ve travel trained him a bit in Europe. One of my need to go to destinations in the US is Palm Springs… Why? To me the idea of spending some nights in a desert is first of all a bit exciting, you won’t find a desert to camp out in here in Norway, then on top of that you have the architecture, the colors, the shopping {mid-century madness}, the endless photo ops… I could probably go on for hours on why I find the idea of Palm Springs attractive, but I will as I always do turn to visual aid… No words needed, Palm Springs on a silver platter, enjoy!

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Anyone out there got some great city tips for us to put on our “got to see it list”? Always on the lookout for new additions to the list…

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INSTAGRAM FAVORITES #5

Time for another round-up of my favorite people to follow on instagram… It is still my number one destination for visual input these days, and it does not disappoint!

ladycascades

ladycascades

misskyreeloves

misskyreeloves

maryljean

maryljean

lekkerfris

lekkerfris

neekmason

neekmason

milou_nieuwenhuis

milou_nieuwenhuis

miniwilla

miniwilla

mollyrhymer

mollyrhymer

mrsmighetto

mrsmighetto

lizballmaier

lizballmaier

tinylovables

tinylovables

themoonandco

themoonandco

benjaminholtrop

benjaminholtrop

irenekly

irenekly

jacklynbarber

jacklynbarber

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STYLE FILE: THE MAXI DRESS

It’s my favorite season, the everyday maxi dress season! I can’t wait to fill up my maxi dress quota this season. I am addicted to the simplicity of a great maxi, simply throw it on add a jacket, and you’re ready to go. I’ve also figured out that it is a great motherhood staple, I have a couple of simple jersey maxis that makes for a quick wardrobe fix in the mornings, especially when the Baby Bean is fussy!

Here are some maxis I want to add to my wardrobe this spring…

MAXI

1. This striped maxi from The Jetset Diaries via Free People 2. This amazing color block maxi from & Other Stories 3. The Hilda dress from Monki 4. This square neck maxi from Topshop 5. Plitta long dress from Second Female 6. Striped maxi from Cheap Monday 7. Melange maxi dress from Selected 8. Santa Fe chiffon dress from Ganni 9. Three Dots maxi dress from Shopbop 

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THE NURSERY CORNER

As I have mentioned before, I am dreaming of a separate space for the Baby Bean to call his own… Right now he has a corner of his own in our bedroom, and I thought I’d share some images from this space. To be honest, even if we had a separate room for him at the moment, we would still have him with us in our bedroom. I am not ready for nightly sleep separation just yet… But I would love to have a room to fix up for him for the time when we are ready for that separation.

Here are some images from our bedroom/his nursery corner…

NURSERY1

1. A Bloomingville wooden pendant lamp 2. We’ve used some wooden crates as tiny wall shelves for small toys and books 3. A DIY wooden beads and tassel something, simply for decor and entertainment for the Bean 4. A framed bear we picked up for next to nothing at Søstrene Grene

NURSERY2

1. We’ve put up some wall stickers over his crib 2. His hedgehog bedding from Living and one of his many blankets  3. Some wooden bunnies from Søstrene Grene and my personal favorite; a wooden rattle made by my uncle 4. One of our personal favorites from his space is this pillow from Ferm Living we got as a baby gift from a friend of ours

NURSERY3

1. A DIY garland with wooden beads and tassels 2. At the moment the Bean is sleeping on a lovely uncut sheepskin rug, it is his number one place to rest 3. A lovely crib toy the H picked up at Igloo Kids in Islington 4. Bedside lamps in copper.

So there you have it, a few pieces from the Beans corner…

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SUNDAY SHARING

Here comes another full on inspiration gathering from the week that has passed. This week has been much like the weeks before, quiet and filled with the Baby Bean and all his ups and downs. Luckily there is 98% ups on this front, so we’re as happy as can be. I am a restless person at heart, but I am surprisingly comfortable with the slow-paced life I’m living these days… We are still working on our plans to fix up the kitchen, planning future trips and just enjoying the slow days with the Baby Bean.

Now, over to the inspiration, enjoy!

Home

HOME

1. Lovely built-in reading nooks, via 2. How to go gray in a good way, via 3. Amazing Scandi home, via 4. A glassware DIY, via 5. New season texture, via 6. New York loft, via 7. Neutral Bay House, via 8. In love with this Berlin kitchen, via 9. Coffee shop as home inspiration, yes please, via

Style

STYLE

1. 15 ways to wear floral prints, via 2. PFW street style, via 3. Janessa Leone SS15, via 4. Strappy sandals, via 5. The perfect midi, via 6. This vintage dress, via 7. Style crush, Natalie Joos, via 8. In love with this combination, via 9. Stripes for spring, via

Eat

EAT

1. Wild rice bowl, via 2. Matcha frappe, via 3. Chamomile honeycomb ice cream, via 4. Chia seed yogurt pudding, via 5. Scalloped potatoes, via 6. Pumpkin ravioli, via 7. Stuffed peppers, via 8. Margarita recipes, via 9. Grilled peach and burrata salad, via

Wedding

WEDDING

1. Modern California wedding, via 2. This venue, via 3. Outback wedding, via 4. Modern and edgy wedding dresses, via 5. Winter garden wedding, via 6. Beyond gorgeous, via 7. Beach elopement in Iceland, via 8. Gown, via 9. Black bridesmaids – I’m a big fan, via

Baby Bean

BABYBEAN

1. Amazing monochrome nursery, via 2. Trip to the tropics overalls, via 3. All white nursery, via 4. Animalistic sweat shirt, via 5. I want this wallpaper for the Beans room, via 6. Craving this romper, via 7. Krispy Dreme fitted crib sheet, via 8. Stella McCartney sweatshirt crush, via 9. Wigwam pillow, need it, via

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CHARMING SWEDISH APARTMENT

We still have a lot of things we want to do around the house, like the kitchen, the bathroom and maybe even fixing the entire downstairs… So whenever I get a moment free from feedings, diaper changes and cuddles I try to hunt for fix-up inspiration. Today I came across this amazingly charming Swedish apartment over at Alvhem Mäkleri, and it absolutely did the trick. Some of my favorites from this home is the wall colors, the exposed brick walls, the lovely wooden floors, the harlequin wallpaper in the hallway and the concrete top in the bathroom. Putting this in our home inspiration folder asap, time to bring a bit of quirk to the table!

all images via

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SUNDAY SHARING

Another week has passed, and here are some of my favorite finds from this weeks gathering.

This week has been a good week, especially for the Baby Bean, he is finally taking to food in the right way and is gaining weight like a champ. He’s also had his first trip to the city this weekend, he slept through most of it, and he is becoming more active every day. The last bit there also keeps me quite busy, but I am thoroughly enjoying this little mans company. To my surprise I am becoming quite the fan of mornings these days, and it’s all thanks to the Baby Bean. Before I used to love long sleepy mornings, now my mornings are long, but I do not get a lot of sleep during this time. Instead I spend my mornings in bed with the Bean, listening to music, basically just relaxing together with the little man… Wouldn’t change it for the world!

We are getting a few routines in place these days, finally! So if I am not mistaken I will get more time to focus on some creative bits on the side soon, like putting some focus towards this house! We are planning a kitchen upgrade in not too long, we’ve come as far as buying paint for the cabinets. . . That’s about it so far, but I am excited about what’s to come! On this creative end this will have to do for now, enjoy this weeks Sunday Sharing!

Home

HOME

1. Bright bedroom, via 2. Kitchen inspiration, via 3. Utilizing space under stairs, via 4. Beautiful bedroom windows, via 5. Brilliant wallpaper, via 6. Bathroom inspiration, via 7. Dining space, via 8. Tiny white kitchen, via 9. Display cabinet, via 

Style

STYLE

1. White sneakers, via 2. That dress, via 3. Hair inspiration, via 4. Casual comfy, via 5. Specs, via 6. The coat, via 7. Navy jumpsuit, via 8. Black and white, via 9. Denim + shirt = perfect combo, via 

Eat

FOOD

1. Salad greatness, via 2. Chickpea salad sliders, via 3. Lemon ricotta and basil bruschetta, via 4. Pesto prawn pasta, via 5. Kiwi lime sorbet, via 6. Salad greatness, via 7. Toast with mushrooms and cheese, via 8. Perfectly poached egg, via 9. This potato salad, via

Wedding

WED

1. Wedding inspiration, via 2. Shades of white wedding in Hawaii, via 3. The perfect floral crown, via 4. Woodland backyard wedding, via 5. San Francisco elopement, via 6. Elegant Spanish wedding, via 7. This would make for a great relaxed bridal look, via 8. Gorgeous table setting, via 9. A pretty perfect proposal, via

Baby Bean

BABYBEAN

1. Bedding by Mini Rodini, via 2. Baby announcement, via 3. Cutest soft toys, via 4. Want this playmat for the Bean, via 5. This amazing dream catcher branch, via 6. Knitted travel blanket, via 7. Navy baby moccasins, via 8. The perfect nursery, via 9. Lovely collection, via

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