24 Merry Days | Day 2 + Coming back

24 Merry Days Publick Bikes giveaway

Hi friends! We’re flying back from our vacation today and diving right into boxes and various packing supplies to move for the new house – fun times ahead! Seriously, I will be so nice when we are done! The painters painted the house white while we were gone…nervous to see the results! Anyway, I will [...]

24 Merry Days | Ready, set…go!

Guys guys guys it’s that (fantastic) time of the year again! Today is December 1st and you know what that means?!! It’s time for another round of 24 Merry Days of giveaways! 24 days. 24 bloggers. 24 uh-mazing giveaways! We’re going to be spreading some good ol’ holiday cheer left and right! And you won’t [...]

Holiday gift guide 2014

Can you guys believe it’s already almost December? My favorite month of the year, but I wonder if I’ll have much time to enjoy it this year – we plan on moving to the new house mid-December, I won’t have much time to shop for presents…..do you think the girls will notice if I just [...]

fall sangria with cranberries & apple cider

Last weekend we went on our annual trip to Little Basin with friends. It was heaven in a campground, lost in a sea of redwood trees. I wanted some fall and it delivered. The crisp air. The smell of the trees. I am not sure what it is about these big old trees, these wise [...]

{live here, eat that} pumpkin spice

orange and wood

L: Swedish home via Hus o Hem|R: pumpkin cake apple turbans by Lemon Fire Brigade. Guys, this house hunting stuff is crazy! Last week we put our very first offer on a mid-century home that we LOVED – we put in a very strong offer….but  our offer still got outbid by $75K. And worst, it [...]

Home tour | a modern and colorful Danish apartment

This summer during our trip home to Denmark – Yes, I call Denmark *home* now -, my good friend Elizabeth introduced me to her friend Sylwia. I had caught a glimpse of Sylwia’s apartment on Elizabeth’s IG feed earlier this year, and emailed her “You HAVE TO introduce me to your friend!”. On a rainy [...]

Blackberry bliss smoothie on A Thousand Threads

Believe it or not, I am alive. Three kids is no joke, and I’ve been trying hard to kick butt at this mama thing. Which really, involves everything but time spent online….which is a funny thing when you’re a blogger. But the break isn’t all that bad for the mind The girls start school on [...]

Danish buttermilk and lemon smoothie

We’re flying to Denmark today to see hubby’s family, and so I thought I’d share a quick little morning smoothie recipe with you to celebrate. Buttermilk is very popular in Denmark, especially in the summer where it is often used chilled for dessert and served with small cookies. I first tried this lemon smoothie at [...]

{live here, eat that} Scandinavian summers

L: Swedish summer house via Hus o Hem | R: Coconut tres leches cake by Local Milk Sharing this little Swedish summer house with you all today. We leave tomorrow for Denmark, and I can’t wait – I’ve had Scandinavian summers on my mind lately. Summer in France are great, but somehow, there is something [...]

[1, 2, 3] Currently reading – summer fun!

great books for summer fun

Hi friends! We made it to France alive. Alive being the key word here. Ha. I was afraid of the flight with 3 girls, but it was actually a breeze. I was going to scream victory….until I realized that the hardest part of this trip is actually to deal with 3 jet-lagged little girls on [...]