Monday, October 31, 2011

the dark season

November is around the corner. It's the month I celebrate my birthday. So I decided to take the month of :).

yesterday on the beach

I mentioned earlier, that I've been doing some re-focusing, decluttering and attempted to simplify our life. 

While we made some progress, I feel we are not quite there ... will we ever be?

Scince summer I have been working some afternoons/evenings at the local old people's home.
While I love my job as a RN, I don't like spending time away from my family.

Anyhow I have decided to cut down my online time and to take a blogging break for november.
I still will check in her sometimes and catch up on my favorite blogs.
And hopefully I will be ready to come back inspired for the holiday season in december.

Love, Margitta

Friday, October 21, 2011

Getting all cozy for fall...

It's raining and stormy outside,
temperatures dropped the last days,
it's getting dark early...

Time to get it cozy inside...

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

a trip to Oslo

Do you sometimes feel this urge to do something crazy? We did last week. This time it involved renting a caravan and driving over the mountaines (covered with the first layer of snow) to see the capital. 
Oslo, here we come!

Oslo get's often called the largest village of the world.
True, one doesn't exactly get the metropolitian feeling one get's in Paris or London, but than we had no trouble to find a parking lot right in the city centre.

And the kids we're excited to see the king's castle and the changing of the guard's.
(Although the boys agreed that joining the king's life guard was not very tempting, scince it involves wearing some ridiculess hats and standing very still most of the time ;)

Another highlight was visiting the Kon Tiki museum and learning more about Thor Heyerdahls expeditions.

Little princess bought a package with shark teeth(!!!) and thinks that's the coolest thing she ever had.

Creating memories.

Visiting new friend and a new church.

(Thank you family Myrland for your welcoming home!)

And most of the time these kids are really fun to have around! ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

when blogging friends become friends IRL

I first started to follow Merethe's blogg  "Many little blessings", because her blogg title had caught my I and I realized - like me - she had five children and we shared the same faith.

And than, look at her cozy house!
Merethe has a great eye for detail!!!

And her kids look like they came right out of a magazine...

So, when we had the chance to visit this family last week, we were excited.
They live in eastern Norway, but as we planned a little trip to Oslo their town was on our way.

So here we are!

Thank you so much, Eirik and Merethe for your hospitality!
And I really hope you'll make the trip over the mountains soon to visit us ;)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall Break

The kids have fall break from school this week and I'm taking a little blogging break. 
But first a little more about the craft/sewing room:

With five "men" in the family, this will be the retreat for us two "girls".
My little daughter really loves to draw and craft, so she got her own desk.
(if the boys want to join us. they may of course, but usually they are quite busy with soccer, computers, biking, reading.... ;)

I organized all my sewing stuff and nearly all the craft supplies...
The build inn's hold my fabric stash.

I still need some curtains... first I wanted to use some light blue army sheets, but I think I rather go for something white and frilly!?

See you next week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

girl's room inspiration

I'm gathering inspiration for a little redo of my daughter's room.

Isn't this a really sweet girl's room?

I found the pic on pinterest (here), but the scource leads to nowhere...
so if you know it's origin let me know.

This is another room... but I love the stripes!

Add a plastic spoon (!!!) mirror.
And perhaps a little yellow?

Is this the way to go?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

how sweet to hold a newborn baby...

This week I had the pleasure to photograph a two week old baby.
It was really fun!

Even though she was not very willing to fall asleep ;)

So small, yet so much personality!

I'm no professional photographer and have no clue what I'm doing, 
but it gives me joy and I hope to learn more!

I just wish I had taken more pics of my own newborn's...
(next time - if there will be a next time ;)