Lazy Girl’s Shopping

I’m sure we all have had those days, where you are too tired to do anything productive and too fogged up to think. Turns out I had one of those kinds of days not too long ago. In my defense however, it turned out to be a pretty productive day after all, because I ended up doing some online shopping and ended up with a bunch of beauty products I had run out of.

Outfit Of The Day & A Greener Future

When I was living in Norway, I always hated returning empty bottles of cans. Ugh, the long waiting lanes and there was nothing glamours about trash bags filled with dirty and wet bottles. The smell alone was enough to make me want to throw in the towel.

Those days are long gone and I no longer live in a society, where recycling your empty bottles and cans for pocket change is looked upon as normal. Until recently… No I haven’t moved back to Norway, the Australian government is making an effort to encourage it’s residence to recycle more. Similar to Norway, we now exchange our empty bottles and cans for 10 cents each. It’s not much, but enough to make people think twice about where they throw their garbage.

I have made a conscious decision to become better at recycling, but also to include my kiddos in this process. They learn about the importance of taking care of our planet and they get to keep the change we get for recycling. Win, win!

Shades Of Blue Love

“Seek and you shall find”, or something like that… But I did indeed seek for a great birthday present and I did find! I have to say, buying gifts for girls is so much fun! The variety alone is amazing, maybe because 98% of all department stores are set up for female shoppers.

Anyways, on to my latest loves, blue shades edition. None of these are new, but somehow have been demoted from their ranks, because of newer items. Perhaps this should be called, “Oldies, But Goodies”. And with that, I suddenly have a great idea for a future post.

My blue Instax Mini has been such a fun new found love for capturing all those esthetic moments. The question now however is, what do I do with all these pictures lying around? Light Blue used to be the bottle I always would reach for on my vanity, basically my signature scent. Light, fresh and slightly floral. Delicious! And last, but not least, Mint Mojito by Covergirl. Perfect summer nail color to pair with sun kissed skin.

Favorite Lip Products

Since I work from home, do school run twice a day and have a three year old wrapped around my waist at any given time, it’s safe to say that I choose shortcuts any which way possible. I am the queen of domestic hacks! Makeup however is one thing I like to take my time and apply it properly. On days however where I run behind schedule and don’t have the time to sit at my vanity and play around with cosmetics, my go to is always lip products. Hydrated lips and a hint of color, makes me feel complete enough to venture outdoors with my head up high. Here’s a few of my all time favorite lip balms.

 

Bored Games

Alright so I know it’s not spelled that way, but that is what I like to call them, because I usually bring them out under extreme circumstances. It’s not often my girls get bored, but this heatwave we have going on right now has given everyone a severe case of cabin fever. When life gives you heatwave, you bake cookies and play board games, or something like that…

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Hug Mug

Don’t mind me, I’m just sitting here trying to enjoy the calm before the storm with a nice cup of tea. It’s Friday and the weekend is almost upon us.

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Soon there will be what I like to call, the last of the school runs… Or at least for this week, until we are back in the grind again Monday morning bright and early. In two short hours, the house will be loud once again and there will be little feet running around, playing, laughing and creating joyful chaos.

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These moments are precious to me, because I get to hear noises and voices I otherwise don’t, not while the kids are home or awake. My neighbor just got home, he’s dogs are greeting him, M is amusing her self with the story she’s making up for Teddy (it’s “nap” time) and last but not least, I can hear my self think!

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It’s Friday, another weekend filled with board games, movie night, imaginative role-plays, giggles and lots of hugs are ahead of us, but first… I’m going to sit here and enjoy my hug mug a little longer.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

We all want what’s best for our children, but what does that entitle? What is better for them, does one size fit all and last but not least, how do we achieve it?

We envision different futures for our kiddos, but the basic stuff, the building materials for a strong foundation, that we all agree are only a few simple ingredients. Happiness, good health, a well rounded character and education.

Literacy is one of those topics I find most people don’t see the importance in early enough. In a world where technology plays a bigger role day by day, the “old fashioned” reading a book and writing with a pen seems long forgotten. With automatic correction on any device and urban dictionary, where is our language headed to? Like lemmings running off a cliff?

I started on my children’s home library, when I found out I was pregnant. The joy of holding a physical book, bright pictures, words popping off the pages, far away lands, mystical beings, heroes and villains alike, all that and so much more I get to share with my most precious ones.

We have shared our home library with the children from before they could even walk. Books have always been a family time for us. We read to them while they play quite games, bedtime stories, also they have an easy access to the books they like to read them selves or just flip through the pages and look at the pictures.

Reading to me is happiness in doing a task I enjoy, with the people I love the most. A happy mind makes for a happy soul and body. Silly words, enchanting creature and spellbound stories can teach young minds about the real world in a simpler, safe, loving and more controlled environment. Education to me is the red line that goes through all the ingredients, for a strong life foundation.

Here are a few of our all time favorite books by some of our favorite authors, Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl, Nick Bland and Tim Bugbird.

Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia
Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia

Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia

Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia Julia Donaldson, Tim Bugbird, Nick Bland, Roald Dahl, The Witches, Camilla The Cupcake Fairy ,iddler The Story Telling Fish, The Singing Mermaid, Izzy The Ice Cream Fairy, Georges Marvellous Medicine, The Very Cranky Bear, The Enormous Crocodile, Sharing A Shell, Daisy The Donut Fairy, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Some Mums, The Stick Man, Annie The Apple Pie Fairy, The Twits, Twirly Perly, Sugarplump And The Unicorn, Room On The Broom, The Paper Dolls, The Wrong Book, Fantastic Mr Fox, Lola The Lollipop Fairy, The Gruffalos Child, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Some Dads, The Very Sleepy Bear, The Very Brave Bear, Spinderella, One Ted Falls Out Of Bed, Monster Chef, The Gruffalo, The Unscary Book, The Very Noisy Bear, Wake Up Do Lydia Lou, Matilda, The Very Hungry Bear, According To Amelia

Mom-ing With Amazon Alexa

Never before have entrepreneurs taken their jobs more serious, been willing to sacrifice as much, or taken as many risks as now. I’m talking about Millennial’s parenting style.

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We want more for and of our children, then any other generation. Grammar preschool leads to stronger educational foundation, music lessons by the time they can go potty by them selves, college funds, tutors in first grade, etc. Overly ambitious parent is today defined as caring and giving a damn. The world is a much different place, then when we were their age and because of that, our approach to life has aligned with the changes made to our societies.

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Parenting has never been more challenging, especially in the wake of the internet. How we teach our kids to protect them selves from potential predators alone, is enough to give a person with “old world” views a migraine.

How do you do it all? Millennial mom-ing, running a business, carpooling, meal planning, date night, social life, soccer practice, parent teacher sessions, etc. I don’t know about you, but I live in the 21 century and that comes with a whole lot of awesome gadgets and tools, that makes my life both easier and fun.

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We have had the Amazon Echo since 2016, before my girls could even say Alexa. The journey of having an AI as a personal assistant and seeing little children interact with it, has been more then I could imagine. I use Alexa for anything and everything, from setting kitchen timers, turning on/off lights, TV, arming the house, playing games, shopping list, reminders, listening to music and so much more. To say that it has been a game changer, is an understatement!

Mom-ing is hard, but it doesn’t have to be if you keep up with the newest developments that helps you achieve small wins. You can do it all, you just need an AI sometimes and as for me, I never leave the house without Alexa!

What’s Poppin’?

It’s National Popcorn Day, Yay! The snack loved by young and old, eaten cold or hot, served sweet or savory, one ingredient and a thousand ways to dress it up.

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Teddy Bear Tea Party

The summer holidays is nearing it’s end and I’m starting to run low on ideas on how to keep the kids busy, but fear not because I always have a few things up my sleeve.

My youngest daughter and her teddy have a very special bond. They have been inseparable since she was a teeny tiny baby. The love she has for that tatty old bear, is beyond what any word could express. An old friend like that should be celebrated and what better way to do that, than with a tea party?

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