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Fall In Love With Fall

September has arrived and we can officially begin the festive season. My calendar is always jam-packed this time of the year and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Birthdays, picnics, anniversaries, s’mores bar, tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving, outdoor movie nights, Christmas, oh my! To kickstart my favorite time of the year, I made some trail mix and packed a quick picnic basket to take with us, for a day of family fun outdoors.

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Picnic Under The Stars

It has been a while since our last date night, the kids have been sick all week and we were starting to suffer cabin fever. What we needed was some adult time and I had the perfect idea in mind. After the kids went to bed, we set a picnic for two in the back yard and the telescope aimed up for some stargazing. 

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Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever!

Boy did you click your way into the right site, get ready for a mouthwatering experience. These sugar cookies are the perfect amount of buttery and crumbly all in one dough.

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2 cups softened butter
6 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 ts vanilla
6 ts baking powder
5 – 6 cups plain flour

  1. Mix wet ingredients with sugar, then slowly add baking powder and flour.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Refrigerate dough for 30 min
  4. Bake on a cookie sheet for 6 -7 min at 375 F

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My Little Pony Birthday Party

I have a little girl here, who is very excited for her birthday. To say that she’s obsessed with My Little Pony, is the biggest understatement in the history of the world. So of course she wants to have a MLP themed party. I have a specific idea I want to implement, I’m thinking MLP Sleep Under Party. I’ve already ordered a bunch of party supplies and I will be sharing them all, once they arrive, but for now, enjoy this mood board I’ve created for the occasion.

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Fashionably Green

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few decades, you know as well as I do that living a greener life is not only healthy for you and the planet, but it’s stylish too. Besides the obvious choices like switching to LED lighting, walk when you can, etc. There’s one point me and my family are working on, recycling! Have a look around you and see what stuff you can make a massive change on in your day to day life!

Are you the type who buys bottled water, then why not filter at home and use a glass bottle instead? Do you often buy new toys for your kids? How about arranging with a group of friends to exchange or borrow toys from each other?

I’ve made a conscious decision to include my children in this new and exciting life change. There are so many clever ways to reuse and recycle our daily items. Our family uses straws a lot, so these stainless steel ones are not only planet and wildlife approved, but family approved as well. Last but not least, kids lunch boxes… Even the sturdiest of plastic lunch boxes break or crack, that’s why I got this rustic looking one. So my six year old daughter doesn’t really care whether her lunch box is rustically trendy, but she does love the three compartments and all the healthy food that goes into it. Win, win!

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.

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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December Favorites

It’s January 1st and with that, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year! A new year, means exciting new adventures, embarking on uncharted territories, seizing thrilling opportunities and achieving set goals.

December was a joyful month, filled with many fond memories, which we will cherish for many years to come. Birthday parties, end of the very first school year, Christmas, presents, camping in the living room, first bike, theme parks, loosing first tooth, etc. I would also like to mention a few things I have personally loved this passing month, here’s my December Favorites list.

Lavande, Loccitane, Lavender, Purple, Cosmetic, Lotion, HandLotion, France, French, Beauty, Skincare

Favorite handlotion.

Leatherbound, Book, Literature, Jewelry, SkeletonKey, Gold, Cinderella, Necklace, Key, Chain, GoldChain, GoldNecklace

Favorite accessorie.

Candle, ScentedCandle, Lavender, Bergamot, Home

Favorite scented candle.

RainbowFish, literature, KidsBook, KidsLiterature, Book, MarcusPfister

Favorite kids literature, Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.

Cosmetic, Cosmetics, Makeup, Concealer, Foundation, Face, Eye, Eyes, Rimmel, Loreal, Maybelline, Marble, Beauty, French, France, TrueMatch, WakeMeUp, AgeRewind

Favorite drugstore concealer.

Literature, Gold, Book, HCAndersen, Danish, Denmark, Norwegian, Norway, Norge, Fairytale, BookClub

Favorite book.

Shield, Marvel, Comics, TV, TVSeries, AgentsOfShield, MCU, IronMan, Gamora, Loki, Thanos, Groot, BlackWidow, Shuri, Tachala, MBaku, WinterSoilder, CaptainAmerica, SivilWar, Thor, Ragnarok, Odin, Hela, Heimdal, DrStrange, Nebula, Rocket, RocketRaccoon, StarLord, Spiderman, ScarletWitch, Vision, Hulk, Stark, SteveRogers, TonyStark, GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, Avengers, AntMan, AntManAndTheWasp

Photo/Getwallpaper.com Favorite TV series.

IceCream, Marble, Spoon, Gold, Interior, Home, InteriorDesign, Design, ServeWare, Cookie, Cookies, Wafer, WaferCookie, Chocolate, ChocolateChip, ChocolateChipCookie, CookiesAndCream, CookieAndCream, Oreo, Nabisco, Dessert, Vanilla, OreoCookie, OreoCookies, ChocolateChipCookies, Sundae, IceCreamSundae

Favorite sweet tooth quencher.

50 Questions Tag

50 Questions Tag seems like a fitting first blog post, hope you enjoy the read. Here we go…

1. Name: Amelia

2. Zodiac sign: Virgo

3. Name 3 fears: Bugs, bugs and bugs!

4. 3 things you love: My family, holidays and snow.

5. Who is your best friend: My husband. He’s the only person who knows the real me.

6. Last song you listened to: Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

7. Turn ons: Good sense of humor, honesty and intelligence.

8. Turn offs: Poor hygiene, rudeness and ignorance.

9. Signature perfume: Christian Dior, Forever and Ever

10. How many tattoos/piercings do you have: No tattoos, but I do have pierced ears.

11. What’s the reason you started blogging: Why not? It’s the ultimate creative outlet!

12. How do you feel right now: Pretty great actually, besides a minor headache.

13. Something you really want:  A cold Lemon Lime and Bitters.

14. Your current relationship status: Married

15. Meaning behind your URL: Our opinions and thoughts are what makes us all unique. This is a space where I share life as I see it, hence According to Amelia.

16. Your favorite movie: Not sure… Too many too mention! Some old school (Singing in the Rain and An Affair to Remember) and some new ones (Deadpool and Harry Potter).

17. Your favorite song: Wow! That list is way too long to mention. I would recommend reading the question  and answer bellow.

18. Your favorite band: Seether, 3 Doors Down, Kansas, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Toto, etc. Just to mention a few.

19. 3 things that upset you: Lies, injustice and ignorance.

20. 3 things that makes you happy: My family, snow and traveling.

21. What do you find attractive in other people: Kindness, smile, humor, self irony and thoughtfulness.

22. Someone you miss: My cat, he passed away a year ago.

23. Someone you love: My family.

24. Your favorite holiday: I’m a holiday lover, for the lack of a better word. I get “too” into them, by making a celebration out of every holiday, no matter how big or small. I change out my serve ware, the pictures in my frames to my interior decor. If I had to pick only one holiday however, I would say it has to be Christmas, hands down!

25. Your closest blogging friend: I don’t believe any of my close friends blog…

26. A confession: I am an introvert and I’ve learnt over the years that if that is a problem, it’s not mine.

27. 3 things that annoys you easily: Lip smacking, poor manners and mess.

28. Your favorite animal: The animal kingdom is too grand to pick only one, but as for domesticated ones, I have to say cats and dogs.

29. Your pets: Milo, my Siberian husky.

30. One thing you’ve lied about: I said I would attend a neighborhood bbq, when I knew I never would.

31. Something that’s currently worrying you: My children’s future. I get very anxious thinking about how they are going to do in a rapidly changing world.

32. An embarrassing moment: I generally don’t get embarrassed, because I don’t give it much thought what others think of me. With that said though, I do feel uncomfortable in strange and odd situations with people I don’t know. Probably my introverted personality working on overdrive there ha ha!

The other day for instance, I asked the baker for rhombus shaped ciabatta. He had no clue what I was talking about. I had to point at it and tell him; “the diamond shaped ones…” I felt very awkward, not because I got embarrassed, but because a simple request ended up becoming more complicated then it needed to be (unnecessary amount of words got exchanged). Introvert? That’s me!

33. Your work: My job description is long and wide, it really depends on the time of the day. I work seven days a week and take it with me on holidays too. Some days I work as a personal assistant and other days I’m required to make executive decisions. It’s a demanding job and the future of this well oiled machine depends on me and another person, who I love to work with. I love my job and wouldn’t change anything about it. Hello mom life!

34. Something that’s constantly on your mind: Human consciousness. Incredibly fascinating.

35. 3 habits you have: I keep to routines, because I don’t like falling behind on my to-do-list. So lets begin with my first 3 morning habits. Shower, caffeine and then makeup.

36. My Future goals: I would love to travel more, experience new places and even revisit some too.

37. Something you fantasize about: The most epic winter vacation! Road trip, lots and lots of snow, log cabin, Christmas preparations, skiing, s’mores by the fireplace, plaid pjs, warm drinks, etc. Vacation bliss.

38. Your favorite store: Clothing – American Eagle, Food – Whole Foods, Interior – Target, Furniture – Pottery Barn, Drinks – Starbucks.

39. Your favorite food: Caffeine, is that food? Too hard! I can’t pick… Italian!

40. What did you do yesterday: Yesterday was Friday, so that meant running errands and school runs. We ended the day with our traditional Friday Movie & Pizza Night with the kids.

41. Something you’re talented at: I’ve been told I have an ear for language. I guess I do, since I speak 3 languages fluently and understand 5 in total. Creativity however is what I am passionate and great at, whether that being expressing myself through text, song, apparel, baking, DIY or photography.

42. Your idea of the perfect date: Road trips, hiking, museum, I don’t really care what we are doing, as long as we are paying attention to each other and having fun.

43. Number of kids you want: When I was younger, I wanted a boy and a girl. Then I went though a phase hoping I would have twins. Today I have two girls and could not be happier with the outcome.

44. Do you smoke/drink: Neither.

45. One word that describes you: Organized.

46. Describe your sense of style: Interior wise I would say, steampunk meets rustic farmhouse.

47. Favorite reading material: I do most of my reading on Flipboard.

48. Favorite place on Earth: Yosemite.

49. Favorite color: That really depends of my mood, but generally any shade of blue.

50. Breakfast or brunch: How about lunner or dinch, dinner for lunch?