Tuesday, 17 March 2009


I've always wanted wallpapers, but it seems like such a big investment. Especially when you rent your flat. But there are so many lovely options. I just found these patterns on Tapetorama:

left: model Topo Azul by Paper Tales, right: model Storskogen by MerMönster.

left: model Harry's Garden, right: model Garden Birds. Both by Louise Brody.

left: model Woods, right: model Flamingos. Both by Cole & Son.

Model Dotty by Ferm Living.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Great great cakes

For the first birthday of the little one, i'm going to make one of these. Probably the monkey. Or maybe already for the christening party. Or the baby shower... Click here to see the whole set of cakes.

Photos by parenting.com

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Our place - march 3rd 2009

I'll probably make a few changes to our flat during the weekend. The kitchen and bedroom need rearranging. The hallway too. And i really hope we can finish the nursery. At least the bigger part. I might still add some accessories over the next months.

Here are a few pictures of what it look likes at the moment:

The nursery

First impressions after painting the walls. We have all pieces together by now, just need to set them up.

The bedroom

The position of the bed has already changed. it's more of a parent bedroom now. but the decoration needs a bit of rearranging.

The living room

this part just needs some wall decoration. i haven't found any "perfect" prints for my taste until now, so i'm thinking about painting some canvasses myself for now.

the bottles are from dublin. the plate is a muumi plate by iittala. the lamp is from ikea and the deer i got at a flee market in budapest.

i got the idea for the ornaments on the right from designsponge. so easy and cheap, and sooo pretty.

i found the tv cabinet at a flee market and painted it myself. it's one of my favourite pieces of furniture in our flat.

the three bottles (on the left picture) are already in a different place and so is the white stool on the right one. only now it has a new cover that i made out of a vintage curtain (see pics above)

Monday, 2 March 2009

Nursery Inspiration

I have a pretty good picture of our finished nursery in my mind already. Still i can use a little inspiration for the details.

Modern nursery. Seen on ohdeedoh. Photos by Brian Khang Photography.

It looks like disney land. just better. Pictures by Arli. Seen on nested.

Lovely nursery by Megan. I want the bedding! Can't seem to find any nice bright yellow bedding around here. Seen on ohdeedoh.

Nursery by Mette. Seen on the nesting blog.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Bake it pretty!

I just found this online shop. Oh my... I'll need to start planning the baby shower at some point (yes, we have decided to have a real baby shower) and i might just order a few things from here. Just what? So hard to decide...

all images by bake it pretty

Dawanda finds - nursery accessories

wall stickers by enna

prints by Terese Bast

pillows by allerliebst

by betty buttermilch

Dawanda finds - home & decor

tree pillows by hi tree!

photography prints by pamelaklaffke

hand printed bedsheets, middle: hand printed pillow, right: origami mobile. everything by jodii

sunday lunch: creamy mushroom soup

It's still quite cold here, so a nice hot soup makes just the right lunch for chilly a sunday like this one.


500g mushrooms
2 large potatoes
1 shallot
2 cloves of garlic
1l of vege stock
150ml of light cream (i used 15% fat cream today)
salt & white pepper
if needed potato starch


Peel and slice potatoes and boil them in the vege stock for about 20 minutes. Chop the garlic and the shallot and fry in butter until soft. Add chopped mushrooms and fry the mix for about 3 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft and brown. Add the mix to the vege stock and potatoes and let boil for around 15 minutes. Add cream and blend with a hand blender until smooth. If you like the soup thicker, blend in a bit of potato starch. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh bread.

I made this recipe for two today and we still have leftovers, so i reckon it's enough for 3 to 4 persons.

latest buys

sleepers. left: urban elk, right: lindex

lovely lovely sleepbag by moonkids

by monsoon kids

bodysuits by lindex. i really like the brand's colour and print designs. don't really want to dress my little girl only in the stereotypical pink clothes.