Congratulations Karrie, you’re the winner of the $100 Anthropologie giveaway! I’ll be in touch with you later today via email. Thanks to everyone who participated and sent me sweet notes – it’s so much fun having you as my readers, and this blog wouldn’t be what it is without you :) Happy Tuesday!!

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L:  Danish house via Bolig Magasinet, photos by Morten Holtum|R: edible patterned cookies via Modern Bite

Well HELLO boldness of my dreams! If I was bold enough, this might be what my house would look like – with a mix and match of patterns in every single room. Mixing and matching patterns isn’t easy, really, chances  are it will turn into a hot mess -especially if you’re called Audrey-, but stylist Suzanna Vento did an amazing job of using patterns in her home. Rugs, wallpaper, prints, covers and pillows…..prints everywhere! The fact that she kept all floors and walls white helps tremendously in making sure the patterns don’t end up lost in chaos, and also helps make everything in sight POP!

What about you, would you dare using so many different patterns in your home?

Such a gorgeous collection of images. A great mix of personal pictures and fun prints.

And with that, how about these stunning patterned cookies by Modern Bite?! And they are edible too! They have some super fun patterns, and you can also order custom cookies with your own logo….oh the possibilities! Cookies business cards for ALT next year maybe?

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Happy Monday friends, did you have a good weekend? We had a great time in the city. It was cold cold cold (someone please kidnap me to a warm place!!!) but we managed to go on a couple of trips to the pool & the Children’s Museum of Art with the girls – so much fun!

Today I wanted to share these pretty images with you – because the tree hugger in me is simply in love with those gorgeous glass trees. Pretty little trees = Happy Audrey. Of course, they’d probably be very unpractical to have in a house full of toddlers like mine :) These beauties are the work of Norwegian designers StokkeAustad & Andreas Engesvik, and were just shown off during the Stockholm Design Week 2013. I am always so impressed to see how Scandinavian designers draw inspiration from nature to come up with the most beautiful, clean designs.

PS: HURRY HURRY! Today is the last day to enter our Anthropologie giveaway. Click here to find out how!

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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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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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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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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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