Life At Jenny´s House Through Photographer Lisa Wikstrand´s camera

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Today´s “Life at Jenny´s house” is photographed by photographer Lisa Wikstrand

Last week she came to visit me with her sister Johanna. (You might know Johanna better as AprillAprill. )
They both live in Helsingborg where Lisa also have her studio. Johanna’s daughters Lillo and Elsa came along. We had spaghetti, talked shop, blog and the kids hung out and listened to spotify.

All photos in this post are Lisa´s See her webpage here! She is also on Instagram @fruwikstrand
Check out Johanna´s blog here with shop! She is also on Instagram as @aprillaprilljohanna

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Johanna shows Frank pictures of her husbands transformers. Now Frank wants to go to their house every day.

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Frank sure loves Saba

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Frank says he is the Penguin, life long enemy of Batman.140417jennybrandt_bylisawikstrand_03

These two girls- only one year apart- had a lot to talk about. I hope they get to meet again soon.

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It looks like Johanna is telling Viola something inappropriate. I´m sure she was =)

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Lillo and Viola really hit it off.

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I really love this picture of me. Thank you Lisa for sending me these. Come back soon.

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About a boy in a fur

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A friend send me a photo from a movie premiere we had gone to with the kids. Under the photo it says- Tv -personality Isabelle McAllister with her kids Bettan and Della. I couldn’t stop laughing. Bettan in Swedish could be short for Elizabeth but you also name old cars Bettan and many times people refer personalities a bit as Peggy Bundy as Bettan.
If you look at the photo below I think it’s Beppes facial expression, the fur, the hat and his colorful pants that makes is so funny along with that name – Bettan. Like an old little lady. I posted this on Instagram and many thought the same thing I guess.

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But this thing also made me think about how easy it is to limit the kids for what kind of gender they have and what kind of things they are supposed to wear. I bought that fur for Della – years ago but she never liked it. I must admit it wasn’t top of my mind to fetch it for Beppe but when I found it on our attic I thought why not? And he totally loves it. Makes him feel like some sort of king or a bear. (Maybe I let him watch to many eps of Game of Thrones).
Those pants he loves as well and he dressed himself that morning before we went to the movies. But I think that’s why the magazine gave him a girls name.
I don’t care if the magazine didn’t look up the right name, or that someone thinks he is a girl. I couldn’t care less. And if you ask Beppe he’s gonna be mad to be given a wrong name not because it’s a girls.

Anyway- it’s still interesting to see how important it is for many people to both dress and judge kids based on their gender. Like that somehow would pinpoint what the kids like or what they are like. Instead of just giving them the chance to explore that whole spectra of what they can become!

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My son Beppe is just a cool kid, that some days likes to wear a fur and colorful pants. This doesn’t make him less of a boy but I truly believe that it will make him less of a human being if I would compromise his likings simply because of his gender.

I also wrote about this in Swedish on Instagram but wanted to kind of translated here on the blog!
I know many of you feel like I do which is fantastic!
And I also want to thank you for all the comments about it!
xx
Isabelle

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Dellas other easter outfit

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In our small village there are 4 other girls about Dellas age and older and they all had many great ideas on how to dress up on easter. Della found this black widow hat. And went for it.

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It’s great to live in a house with much history and old attics to explore and find old stuff laying about.

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xx
Isabelle

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Life at Isabelles easter house

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It has been easter vacay in Sweden and I packed the kids and went to my cabin. Still worked a bit but just to be able to be in a house with some nature around made a big change! Above you can see Dellas easter witch outfit. (more old time outfits here). I love how she moodboarded her witch make up on the Ipad. Kids these days!
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I mood boarded the curtains and made the house sleepy with some paint.

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We tried to paint eggs but most of them endend on the floor.

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Please feed the animals in the cage
The kids probably spent 99% of their time on the trampoline. I jumped for half an hour and then had to go to a chiropractor…

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We also played a lot of Kubb. So much fun! But we all take it a bit to seriously…

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There was also a new found love for Barbie. I’m glad the Ipad and tv actually rested alot this week.

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Here I’m taking this photo with my toes. Yes, that’s how fun my easter was!

How was yours?

xxx
Isabelle

 

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16/52 Selfie Jenny From Dosfamily

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I call this week´s little selfie piece “Let Jenny sleep”.
You can´t hear it by looking at this picture but inside that shirt I´m singing Johnny Cash´s ” I walk the Line”

The picture is inspired by a book I´m reading now: Sue Townsend´s “The women who went to bed for a year” and I´m thinking -Man that could be a great blog project.

So if you are a producer of any of the below products/services we can discuss a sponsoring deal:
Beds or bedding
Netflixs
HBO
A meals on wheels – program
Tranquilizer
Candy
Sleepwear. (Must be extremely comfy)
Portable toilets (Must be extremely comfy)
A Home Shopping Network

 

See all our selfies of 2014
One portrait of Jenny. 
One portrait of Isabelle.

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15/52 Isabelle from dosfamily

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I’m having a super mega cold. When you’re 37′ you then need to work a photo with layers of filters! Naw not that bad but love the ray of lights. Also love that song!

See all our selfies of 2014
One portrait of Jenny. 
One portrait of Isabelle.

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