My spring is finally here week- Isabelle

Every two weeks I am in south of Sweden, without my family taping the show.
I miss like crazy but also sometimes think I am going nuts. I Skype to my family wondering are they real?
I chat with people I don’t know on my twitter and then after I go jogging I get emails from my Runkeeper app with cheering that I am doing well.
All the internet activity is messing with my head.
Is this real or am I in a sort of a Truman Show?

I jogged in the beautiful Slottsparken in Malmlö. Love the playground over there.
A ready made – the tape coming off the painted wall – wanted to keep it as art.

Love it when the kids are happily doing their stuff without me having to entertain. Such bliss.

But also fun when they put on a show.
Just wondering when will that princess period stop?

Well, I  think she is going into a kind of lady Gaga, MJ period. I couldn’t resist buying her this outfit.
She went nuts.

In Malmö I met up whit Jenny. Sad to be without my family but SOO Happy spending time with her.
We are thinking a lot about Dosfamily.
What do you think about us?
What do you want more of, less of?

Beppe a.k.a Fester/Pugsley Addams is cheking out his granddads boat which went in to the water first time this year. Everything is for a first nowdays in spring and I love it.

I got my own “Ej tjuvar” drawing when I ended this weeks show. They also made a chocolate rat that flew home with me!

We made so much fun stuff in this Fixa Rummet. I want to show it all to you now. But I can’t.
Hmm. Maybe soon – ok?


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

May 3, 2011 at 00:36

Great pics!

I have a question…totally unrelated but can’t find a contact for you.
I’m having my 3rd baby in a couple of months. I have a Kitty and a Sebastian. We don’t know what it is and i’m pretty sure on a boys name but i need some help on girls names. As you live in a different and uber cool country and have cute kids names can you make a little list of some favourites of yours/where you live.
My baby name book is not going to come up with anything different so i’m trying you guys!

Hope you can help.

Thanks Tracey


I will think about this and make a post- ok!

Louise Patterson
May 3, 2011 at 00:53

I love your blog , I live in Australia, I am a mum of 3 ,who works from home ,
I love the photos you put up, especially of the interiors of your houses, so cool

May 3, 2011 at 05:41

Hi there girls. I am klara, a mother of a Sander and of an Elise, who loves to see your photos and read about all your inspiring ideas. You are a true inspiration and the fact that you blend job with family suits me as that is actually the puzzle every family tries to achieve.
I have the honor of getting a visit by Jenny this Saturday and I feel privileged as Elise’s idol is Isabelle in Fixa Rummet, so she sees Jenny as her “good sister”. Hahhahahaha. Keep on going boosthug from Klara

tack Klara -det ska bli kul att se hur du bor och om jag får tid över kommer jag häla på nån gång i malmö

May 3, 2011 at 07:58

JAg gillar Dos Family precis som ni gör den idag…. lite coola dos visits blandat med familjeliv och konst. Fortsätt precis som ni gör idag…. tack lotten! heja

May 3, 2011 at 10:27

jag älskar Dos Family!
Gör ni hembesök?! Behöver idéer nu! =0)

Hur menar du då?

May 3, 2011 at 10:31

Malmö has the most amazing playgrounds nowadays! Hopefullly Gothenburg will soon catch on and build some magical playscapes for it’s little ones as well.
I sure hope Stockholm will too! I am thinking about building something myself soon!

May 3, 2011 at 11:25

More or less Dosfamily? In the words of Mr. Billy Idol:

ooh I forgot about Billy. Thanks

Jenny: hahha LOVE IDOL!!!

May 3, 2011 at 14:12

Mmmh… good question. I don’t know if I would want to see less of anything in DosFamily, but recycling old posts, posts you’re particularly proud of, is not at all a bad idea.

I love reading your thoughts and observations on childrearing and family.

The house tours are really good.

Mmh… just that.

May 3, 2011 at 21:20

Hello Isabelle, I am a bazilian reader( but actually I live in the Netherlands). I love this blog, is my favorite ever, I love the fantasy mix with the real life, and these kind of things that children bring to our lifes. And you show here, in the very simple and artistic way.

Thanks simone. I love Brazil (and my mother is from Belgium – close but still not the same). So glad you enjoy it!

May 4, 2011 at 00:06

Coolaste kidsen ever!
Det tycker jag med men det är ju liite subejktivt…

May 4, 2011 at 08:00

La, la, la… “I love you just the way you are”… la, la la… :)

Men det är klart visiterna, ljuvligt fotade av Jenny är ju så klart en superfavorit!!


København spisesteder
May 4, 2011 at 10:05

Great pictures :)



May 4, 2011 at 19:01

Hej! Jag vill gärna ha flera dos visits!

May 4, 2011 at 19:56

Great- thanks for all the comments.
We are always on the look out for more homes to shoot and visit.
So if you live in a great home or know someone that does – please let us know!

Siw Eriksen
May 4, 2011 at 22:25

Jeg digger ideer til barnerom og DIY`s, samt den veldig uformelle tonen og humoren dere har. Trives godt her hos dere :) Siw

May 5, 2011 at 13:53


Forgot to say how much i enjoy your house tours too. My favourite!

May 5, 2011 at 15:39

Please don’t ever disappear…
I love your blog.
I also watched a few fixa rummet episodes in sweedish with my 5 years old girl (pink-princess). We don’t understand a word (!!) but the creative vibe gives us the boost to let go and do things.
Barbara, mother of princess-girl (5) and spiderman-boy (3) from Montréal, Québec

May 6, 2011 at 18:42

Love the Dos! Especially home visits, DIY and your colourful everydaylife. Blog on!

May 7, 2011 at 08:29

Defintantly more please!!! You are so inspiring and wonderful. Thank you. xx