L: Sweden house via Fantastik Frank | R: Lemon curd via Menta & Liquirizia

Happy Tuesday, friends – I’ve got a little more sunshine in stock for you all today :) I liked this house the minute I saw it. It is rather simple, I know, but just looks comfy and happy and warm. I love the modern, clean lines and the happy colors/patterns used throughout the house.  I’d sit right down that table and grab a cup of tea with some cookies they set on the table- yes please!  Perfect for a cold winter afternoon. And with that, may I suggested snacking on a little lemon curd?  I am a bit of a lemon curd addict if I can tell you the truth. The color, the creamy texture, the taste explosion when it hits your mouth. If the sun was a food, then it would be lemon curd, no doubt. This recipe by Menta & Liquirizia sounds so delish’, I’m gonna have to try it out -use google translate to get it in English easy peasy.

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Print by Happee Monkee. Purchase here.

Wake up, internet! It’s time to shake it a little :) So happy to be back after a little (and very needed) break.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! I love that time of the year, the new year, when people are hoping and dreaming and wishing all kind of good things for themselves and others for the coming year. Even if half of the things we hope for don’t come true, it’s that feeling, that hopeful feeling that just seem to make everything a bit brighter. And with that, here’s my January wish list – lots of goodies to wake up winter a bit and break through the gloomy winter months!


1. Do your best pennant at Three Potato Four. |2. Pretty winter coat at Sugar Hill Boutique. |3. Mid-century vintage chair at Department Chicago.|4. DIY Tea cosy pattern. |5. Honey mustard scarf by Oh Leander.|6. Uppercase magazine, inspiration for the creative & Curious. LOVE! |7. Scented botanical sachets in grey polka dots by Gardenmis.|8. Velvety bow by Just Lovely.

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Happy Friday, friends! Today’s my last roundup sharing your and my favorite posts from 2012 (here are round 1 and round 2), and before I take off until 2013, I wanted to leave you on some very happy thoughts with the best “colors of happiness” posts from 2013. I love this series, and I hope you do too – they always remind me to enjoy the little things. In a few days, we will all be making new resolutions, and making a list of goals for 2013 – with all sorts of things we want to do, see, experience. Hopefully these few posts will help you remember that happiness comes in many colors, in the big and small moments of life, no matter what the lists say. We just need to open our eyes.

1. {The Colors of Happiness} A place to rest your feet. A place to rest your mind.
2. {The colors of happiness} A best friend
3. {The colors of happiness} Confetti
4. {The colors of happiness} defying gravity
5. {The colors of happiness} young at heart

PS: The 24 Merry Days of giveaways is still going on! You can still enter giveaways on The Proper Pinwheel, Dustjacket Attic and Oh, Hello Friend….and believe me, all of the prizes are fab so hurry and check them out, and so are the blogs hosting the giveaways :)

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Hi friends!  Here’s round 2 of the best of 2012. Yesterday I shared the best of  the”live here, eat that” posts from 2012, and today it’s all about DIYs that I made this year ( you can also find round-ups from other blogs here). Here some of the favorites:

1. Felt balls tags, which I made for my daughter’s second birthday party.
2. Fabric wall stickers, so easy and so much fun!
3. Cross-stitch stool. I’m sure more of you have seen this one already, but since it’s been such a hit I just had to share it again!
4. Glitter monogram cake toppers…birthdays are just better with glitter!
5. Elderflower, blackberry & peach party ice cubes. yum!
6. “When they grow up” birthday posters - such a sweet tradition for the little ones birthdays :)

This year’s been so much fun – and there are so many more little projects I want to make and share with you…so here’s to finding time for that in 2013 :)

PS: The 24 Merry Days of giveaways is still going on – so check out our calendar our giveaways! So you know, today is the last day you can enter the 24 Merry Days giveaway on Down & Out Chic, don’t miss it.

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Hi friends! While I am taking a little break over the holidays, I thought that in the meantime I’d share some of your (and my) favorite posts from this past year…starting with favorite posts from the “live here, eat that” series! Hope you guys are having the loveliest of holidays :)

PS: The 24 Merry Days of giveaways is still going on – so check out our calendar our giveaways! And so you know, today is the last day you can enter the 24 Merry Days giveaway on Create Like Crazy, don’t miss it.

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I wish you all the merriest of holidays, filled with love and laughter, and surrounded by family and loved ones! I am back home in France and celebrating with my family, and will be taking a little break until the new year so I can really enjoy my time here and recharge. But I’ll still be around because I’ve scheduled some posts to share some of your (and my) favorite TLS posts from 2012 – it’s been such a wonderful year, and I just can’t believe it went by so fast!

Happy holidays to you all!
xxx Audrey

PS: Don’t miss this!!! Today is our very last 24 Merry Days giveaway, and it’s a GOOD ONE! So head on over to Oh, Hello friend to unveil the prizes! And don’t forget to check our calendar of giveaways, you can still enter all of the giveaways of the past week!

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Hi everybody! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Just popping in to share today’s 24 Merry Days giveaway - which I LOVE LOVE LOVE…did I say LOVE! Today we’re giving away a Giftshop Brooklyn clutch & a $100 Moorea Seal jewerly gift card on Dustjacket Attic. So head on over to Dustjacket Attic right now for your chance to enter and win these pretties!

PS: We have a lot more giveaways still open, so make sure to go check out our calendar of giveaways for 24 Merry Days so you don’t miss your chance :)

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Hello friends! Can you believe that Christmas is already around the corner?I’m so excited. And only a few more giveaways left for the 24 Merry Days giveaways! Have you entered the giveaways already? This week we’re giving away great prizes by Rifle Paper Co, Ferm Living, Wind & Willow, Eberjey, Umba box, Fabric & Handle, Wit & Whistle and many more, so click on each link to check out the giveaways and enter!

And today, another great prize – $100 worth of stamps from the beautiful shop of Oh Hello Friend. I absolutely love all of their stamps – especially her custom address stamps, I NEED one so bad. Make sure to head on over to The Proper Pinwheel for your chance to enter :)

Happy Saturday everybody!

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I know that Christmas isn’t until early next week, but I’m back home already and will be meeting up with friends to celebrate the holidays with them- did you know that in Denmark, they actually have Christmas parties with their friends all of December?! Now that’s what I call celebrating the holidays! I love how I can always count on this season to see old friends, it makes me happy in my belly:) Anyway, I thought I’d share some celebration inspiration with you guys today:

1. DRINK: Love love love these holiday ice cubes to make your drinks that much more fun! by the oh-so-talented Sibylle from Funkytime.
2. WEAR: Anthropologie’s got lots of cute holiday dresses, check them out :)
3. LISTEN: There ya go, some pretty Christmas music for you to download and share! Via Oh the Lovely Things.
4. MAKE: These party hats are way fun! Find the how-to on the lovely Studio DIY.
5. DECORATE: Now this holiday print will spread the holiday cheer, no doubt! By Show & Tell.

Any of you starting the celebrations this weekend? Whatever the case is, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

PS: 24 Merry Days giveaways – day 21! Today we have some lovely prizes for you and the little ones on Lottie Loves! Click here to unveil the prizes :)

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Ladies, I’m sure that you can only cook wonders in these pretty little Le Creuset pink mini casseroles. Seriously. And for the little ones, how sweet is this pink twist dress at My Little Square! I could picture my little girls twirling in it.

PS: 24 Merry Days giveaways – Day 20! Today we’ve got some super sweet prizes for you on Down & Out Chic for you. Hurry hurry to unveil the prizes!

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