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A Dream Worthy Bedroom

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I’m very particular, when it comes to my bedroom. It’s not just a place I lay my head down and hope to catch a few hours of sleep, it’s my sanctuary. A place where I look forward to being in, somewhere I retreat to, when the outside world becomes too hectic and loud, or both. A space of my own. I like to think of it as my very own universe, a universe within another and I travel freely between these multiverse’s.

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Creating this universe of mine, takes lots of consideration and planning. I’ve spent years on fine tweaking it and come to terms with, that as long as I’m happy with the bigger points, the smaller ones can change, as I develop and change. Color, material, texture and scents are all major factors to take into consideration, when making any space feel like home.

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When it comes to bedlinen, nothing says clean and comfortable quite like rich and light colored cotton. A fresh, but not over powering scented candle can transform your space from one to another. A stark contrast of dark wooden furniture and light colored fabrics, is the perfect match for a hint of a much needed masculine touch. Last but not least, decor. I make it to be a conscious decision when decorating any room, to keep it simple! I only use meaningful items that brings me joy and happiness.

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.

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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Work Work Work

Creative writing requires a few steps to be taken, before an even flow of magic can overrun and be shared with likeminded creatures. A screenplay writer I once knew, used to have the metronome clicking as he was tapping away on the keys. Another writer I know he listens to heavy metal music, whenever he is writing. Each to their own!

For me, having a workspace that is functional and inspirational, is paramount. Achieving such a space however can be tricky, when you work from home. The constant interruptions alone is enough to make me wish I was in outer space, rather then in this space. You can’t give up on your passion though, so how do you make it work? “Be happy with what you have!” That’s what I always tell my girls. An organized and functional workspace goes a long way and helps me achieve peace of mind, everything else just comes natural.

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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.