Last Tuesday I was on my way back from running errands, and as crossed the street lost in my own thoughts and the hustle bustle of the city, I heard a big loud “Enjoy”. It was the traffic man. Wishing EVERY SINGLE PERSON crossing that street a good day, and telling them to “enjoy”. And it startled me.

It startled me that someone standing out in the cold all day long (not exactly anybody’s dream job) would be so kind to every single person that walked by. I thought about it the entire way home. What he meant with this one single word. “enjoy”. Enjoy what, my evening perhaps? Or my life? Enjoy the people I love? Probably all of it. And when I arrived home that night, it’s like I was looking at things with a different set of eyes. That if someone with so little could wish and see so much good, then why couldn’t we all? It’s amazing how sometimes the most simple of words can have so much power.

And with that, a few links that I loved this week and that you should check out too. Have a great weekend, friends!

TED talks rock my little world – loved every one of these. ❤

Our NYC apartment looks nothing like this….but one can only wish!

I want to be right there. Right now.

So beautiful. So real.

Diary of a mad nesting woman. Still laughing out loud.

If you like to DIY, then you’re going to LOVE this competition!

❤ Psssssssssss – Did you enter our Anthropologie giveaway yet? Hurry hurry, you have until Monday ❤

Oh, and I went to ALT last week – I didn’t write any summary of it, but if you’re interested, here are a few posts I enjoyed: 73 things learned at ALT by And Then We Saved, take aways from ALT by Bunny & Dollyone of my favorite speakers there, up and coming blogs, business card craziness on Creature Comforts, me with Brittany & George Clooney.

 

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A family picnic


This week’s picks could be both for babies or ladies really. I completely adore this modern baby quilt tutorial by See Kate Sew, and actually would love to turn this into a bigger quilt for my own bedroom! And how sweet is this print by La Famille Mouchette? I would happily have this above my desk for inspiration, or hang it next to my little girl’s crib.

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Photography by the amazing Jose Villa.

A kiss on the forehead. So simple. So sweet.

Are you guys into PDA? I don’t usually care much for it, but I have to admit that I love to see someone getting a kiss on their forehead. Husband & wife, father & daughter or grand-mother & child…I find it so beautiful. There’s something really pure about it. And when hubby kisses my forehead, my oh my, I can’t help but smile like that girl in the picture. Make me feel like a little girl when her crush tells her he likes her too. Butterflies flying left and right in that little belly of mine. No words needed.

And with that, an assortment of girly things that also make my heart flutter :)


1. Gorgeous gold clutch by gift Shop Brooklyn. |2. I’ve featured this print before, but I love it so much…“non je ne regrette rien” print by Sarah & Bendrix. |3. Long feather necklace by Junghwa. |4. I need those pencils. At Anthropologie. (PS: Did you enter our Anthropologie giveaway already?!) |5. Glamourous maxi dress by Three Little Ducks.|6. Gotta love Bario Neal‘s collection of rings.

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Bloom
Wanted - November edition
{In love with} Sezane
{In love with} Son of a Sailor

L: Home via Hus o Hem. |R: Late summer oat milk smoothie by G0lubka.

Happy Tuesday, friends! Yes, happy indeed, because looking at these pictures of this pretty house in Sweden brings a smile to my face :) I want to paint my entry door yellow too – I think it says so much about a person who can dare to do that. Instant happiness. Oh and that attic bedroom? I’ve always been a big fan of bedrooms right under the roof. When we lived in Denmark we had one, and I love just laying on the bed on rainy days with a good book, listening to the sound of the rain falling on the roof.

And with that, this gorgeousness of a smoothie by G0lubka! I don’t make smoothies as often as I should, and it’s a real shame, especially when I stumble on recipes like this one!

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Hard to believe, it’s This Little Street’s first birthday already. A year ago I started this new adventure, and boy, what a year it’s been!! Such a fun, unexpected ride, and that’s mostly thanks to the more than 50,000 of you who have stopped by the blog once, twice or many many times in this first year, who have left me the sweetest comments and sent me encouraging emails….simple as that, I LOVE you guys!

And so, to show you all my love, I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Anthropologie (or 100 euros to Anthropologie EU if you are in Europe). To enter, easy peasy, you have two options:

You can do either do one or both for more chances to win. This giveaway is open to people worldwide, and will be open until next Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email. This giveaway is not sponsored by Anthropologie – it’s just a little gift from TLS to my awesome readers :)

This giveaway is CLOSED. A winner will be selected today and contacted via email. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Happy Thursday everyone! I’m having a mad time at ALT summit, but still thought I’d share these with you. Isn’t this camera bag by Filson just so cool? And for the little ones, love this fun little camera shirt!

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So thankful
CLOSED - $100 Winter Water Factory gift certificate giveaway

Who said giving cash to someone had to be boring?! Here’s a fun little project for you guys today: a fun little umbrella that you painted yourself, and when your friend opens it – POP, some cash falls down from it. An umbrella that will cover any type of rainy day, if you will :) 

And let me tell you, it’s super easy to do! All you really need is a white umbrella (the paint will show better, but you could try on another color), some fabric paint, some twine + paper clips….oh, well, and a little cash too ;) Paint your design – I chose to paint rain drops, pretty easy. When it is dry, attach some strings to a few paper clips, then to the umbrella. Try to keep the strings on the shorter side, less chance they will get tangled. Close your umbrella, attach a sweet little note…..et voila!

PS: Have you entered our Curio Road giveaway yet?! If not, hurry hurry, today’s the last day to enter!

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L: Home of designer E. Persson by Petra Bindel, via Desire to inspire|R: Pistachio & white chocolate cupcakes by Fresh

Hope you’re having a great week so far, friends . It’s been a bit hectic around here trying to get ready for ALT Summit - can’t believe I’m leaving tomorrow! Today I wanted to share this gorgeous home with you all. I ‘m usually into homes with loads of bright colors, but I’m completely falling for the soft tones of the home of German designer Emma Persson. It’s so calming and relaxing, and today it’s exactly what I need amidst the chaos of packing. My favorite thing about this house has got to be the mint green cabinets , they make the entire kitchen feel so fresh. And say what, white wooden floors throughout the house? I’m moving in.

What do you think – do you guys like homes bathed in neutral tones like this one?

And since you’re here, may I invite you to sit around this pretty wooden table for a pistachio & white chocolate cupcake? My mouth is watering as I am typing these words! You can find the cupcake recipe here on Fresh.

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A little girl I know turned three last weekend.

Tradition called for a little crown, a birthday poster & little pretties hanging in the air that brought a big smile on my little girl’s face. She asked me for a strawberry cake in the midst of January….my grandmother would have rolled her eyes at that. But really, who am I to argue seasons with a three year old?! Plus, a birthday girl always gets to call the shots on her day. Anyway, I found this pretty little strawberry cream cake on The Moveable Feasts, and let me tell you, there wasn’t even any crumbs left. It was DE.LI.SH.I.OUS!

Happy birthday, little Olive of our dreams. Love you to the moon and back.

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Photo by 101 woonideeen.

…at least I wish this was true. But baby it’s been cold outside! I am heading out of town for four days A.L.O.N.E this week to attend ALT summit, and I’m excited. So excited in fact that I’ve already started to pack. If you know me a little, you know it’s a miracle in itself. In any case, it seems like it’s going to be cold there too, so today I’m aiming at bringing us all a little spring in the midst of this cold winter. I noticed this gorgeous room all over Pinterest last week – no wonder why, isn’t it gorgeous? Spring colors toned down by a bit of grey & copper – Monday …I’m in love!

Wishing you all a great week!

1. Pretty little tray by Famille Summerbelle. |2. Yarn wrapped antlers by Yarn Bombed Antlers. |3. Vintage wallpaper envelops at 100 Layer Cake. |4. This simple packaging is so lovely. |5.  Fun mini cards by Zü |6. This cat bowl by Geraldine de Beco is just amazing. |7. Pretty cushions by Creme Anglaise.

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