Grrr

My job is kind of superficial. I work with looks and images. Pretty, cool things. I try to give it a bigger meaning trough using recycling things and embracing the creativity that is involved – for me it’s the ideas that get me going not so much just making it pretty.

But I don’t underestimate looks.
When looks gets to be the most important , like everything in life- when the balance switch to red alert then the looks and the outside becomes negative. But I also think looks and superficial things do help at least a tiny bit.

Like when I am feeling like I want to throw a bag over my head and mope I try to dress up and put on extra make up instead. It doesn’t take my problems go away but it helps to cheer me up.
It’s the same with decorating. You can have a perfect home without decorating but if you fill your home with nice things and take the time to make it a comfy homely home I do believe you will feel better being at home.

With this said I just realized that the red hair and the meow prints gives me extra sparks today!

/Isabelle

 

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Melissa@Julia’s Bookbagreply
October 01, 2012 at 08:10 AM

Totally agree. Can’t wait to see more of the red hair!!

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Isabelle McAllisterreply
October 01, 2012 at 09:10 AM
– In reply to: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

ok melissa i’ll fix that!

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Emmareply
October 01, 2012 at 08:10 AM

Åh! Jag vill SÅ veta varifrån dina skor är. Var kan man hitta ett par sådana godingar?

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Isabelle McAllisterreply
October 01, 2012 at 09:10 AM
– In reply to: Emma

De finns på nitty gritty i Stockholm och kommer från Diemme!

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mette / ungt blodreply
October 01, 2012 at 09:10 AM

So true, Isabelle! -its a balance too with kids! I love getting Elinor something cute to wear but at the same time it can quickly become ridiculous :-)

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Isabelle McAllisterreply
October 01, 2012 at 09:10 AM
– In reply to: mette / ungt blod

oh yes- mos def. For me it’s easy though cause they don’t want to wear what I want so I just have to go with the flow. But sometimes when I see really cool dressed kids and you kind of see that the parents dressed them up for like a lot of money it makes me feel strange.

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ellenreply
October 01, 2012 at 10:10 AM

good thinking. försöker tänka lite så med vår blogg. det kan kännas ytligt men som sagt; redesign och kretivitet är ju verkligen inte ytligt. good thinking. jag tycker att du/ni allmänt ger lite perpektiv på hela den här yta-världen. Andra saker räknas hos er och jag tror det är bra för blogg och inredningssverige och världen. kram

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adminreply
October 01, 2012 at 10:10 PM
– In reply to: ellen

tack känns skönt att höra!

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Fröken Prickigreply
October 01, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Just what I needed to hear today!

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adminreply
October 01, 2012 at 10:10 PM
– In reply to: Fröken Prickig

gud så bra! fröken prickig!!!

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Tippbrittareply
October 01, 2012 at 01:10 PM

Coooola Isabelle!!!

Själv sitter jag på jobbet i mina nya zebra-uggs :)))

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Maria Pardalireply
October 01, 2012 at 03:10 PM

hello there from Greece,
i can’t stop admiring at you!!! you have so much energy!!!
where do you find it (this energy)? from red hair? (so i try it?)
i have 2 girls (3 1/2 years old and 10 1/2 months old) and i can’t do anything about housekeeping!!!!
PLEASE help me!!!!
how or when or what do you do with your house works? (such us ironing? cooking?)

(i hope you can unterstad me, because my English are bad!!!)

kisses!!!

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kollijoxreply
October 01, 2012 at 06:10 PM

å vilka balla skor! gillar allt meow, röda håret och dina ord. lägger också på extra mejk (mest mascara) för att lyfta mig själv lite ibland, men känner mig ganska mycket som en analfabet när det kommer till smink, men lite hjälper iaf inbillar jag mig ;)

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Johanna, Tiger Babyreply
October 01, 2012 at 07:10 PM

Word!
En hårfärgning är som ett ansiktslyft utan knivar.

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adminreply
October 01, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Maria I will get back to you about the energy but like you could read in the under the weather post the energy is not always on top! Your kids are also smaller and be kind to yourself- soon you will have time and energy again!

Kollijox – jag med analfabet med smink men lite dutt går ger ju ändå något!

Johanna – ja hårfärg är finfint!

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Tizzaliciousreply
October 01, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I am loving your shoes!

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Vickyreply
October 02, 2012 at 03:10 AM

I love this!
I was feeling under the weather today but had to pull myself together for work. While my outfit may not have been perfect, I put a little extra effort into my hair. My mood perked up a little with the bit of rock star style I put into it!

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sarareply
October 02, 2012 at 09:10 AM

Skönt att höra att du känner så angående ytligheten.
Problemet är väl också själva förmedlingen av det – för skapandet i sig är ju förmodligen givande för dig, men vi som ser den färdiga produkten (på bloggen) har inte möjlighet att uppleva glädjen, energin och skaparvärdet i sig.
I motsättning till risken för ytlighet här på bloggen och kanske generellt i ditt jobb, så upplevde jag och mina söner (9 och 10 år) att dina “fixa rummet”-program var fantastiska. Du förmedlade så mycket av värde i de programmen och fick mina söner att både se möjligheter och potential i annat än mainstream kultur som annars är rätt dominerande.

Keep up the good work. Du gör skillnad!

tack, säger vi!

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dinareply
October 09, 2012 at 02:10 PM

Oh please do share the brand of the shoes?
tnx.

They are from Diemme – and you can find them att nittygritty.se – Isabelle

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