Isabelle´s new TV show is finally here

It is finally here!
Isabelle´s TV show about her new apartment in Stockholm. As you already know I´m crazy about Isabelle and the show is as you can imagine – very inspiring and fun and entertaining.
And I love that her dad Kenta is helping out with her projects.

Get all the episodes on youtube and read more about it on Isabelle´s blog.

(It´s in Swedish but there is so much inspiration in them I think you´ll enjoy them anyway)

 

 

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Weekend project

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This weekend I´ve promised Frank to build him a Buzz Lightyear costume.
I´m also going to watch the last couple of episodes of Game of Thrones season 4 so I can start with the new season. I hate watching this show but I can´t stop. It turns me into an emotional wreck. All the people I love gets not only killed but brutally killed. and even though Jens does not care for the show I can´t stop talking about it with him. Jens does not watch anything where the actors need extravagant costumes, like Star Wars, Game of Thrones or any drama that takes place before the 1940´s. And absolutly no movies about kings, queens or battles. It makes him yawn just thinking about it. I try to convince him to watch Game of Thrones with me by telling him: “But Jens the are naked alot!” He does not care.

Anyway… I´m also going to wax the studio floor. I hope it will turn out nice and unsaturated.

That´s it.
Have a nice weekend.

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How to keep your focus and stay motivated- while working from home

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I get this question a lot:
“Jenny you work from home and seem to be obessed with TV, how do you stay focused on work and stop yourself from watching 10 episodes of something?”

This is the hardest part about working from home. Getting yourself motivated and staying there.  I´ll tell you it ain´t easy.
I´ve read everything google has to offer on this subject. I´ve pulled my hair in frustration trying to overcome all the temptaions in my house (snacks, Jens, TV). Never have I found a plan that I can stick to.
Until now. Two simple rules that actually do help me. If I don´t follow these two steps you´ll find me covered in cookie crumbs on the couch watching some random polygamist show on TLC.

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Two small steps- so simple yet genius:

1. Put your big girl bra on!
If I´m not wearing a brassiere, I might as well go back to bed. Nothing has a more lazyfying effect on me. It makes me speak and move slower. Hours will pass of me doing nothing if I don´t have the proper support.

If I´m lucky I´ll snap out of it long enough to convince myself to go search for a bra, but if I´m not so lucky you´ll find me staring into the fridge for hours, mumbling to myself “How can there be nothing to snack on?!”.
I wont get anything done, so this is a task I need to do before my first cup of coffee.

 

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2. Wear shoes!
Here in Sweden people usually don´t wear shoes indoors, but I love to. Even though I don´t have to leave my house in the morning I always put my shoes on after I´ve had my first cup of coffee. It motivates me and makes me feel like a grown up.

A bonus is that I don´t feel comfortable putting my shoes up on the couch so this will prevent me from ending up there.
So lace em up and tie a pretty little bow and get to work.

 

Now all I can say is Good Luck!
I hope this will help you.

Kisses

 

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Life At Jenny´s House

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Snap, Crackle and Pop. I´ve loved these guys long before I had ever eaten their cereal. We had the British Tv Channel Sky One when I was a kid and got all kinds of commercials for things we did not know excisted.  Jens bought me these in San Francisco. 8B7B5696
Viola in the studio.

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This week we´re building some sort of stairs here to connect our house to the studio. I´m thinking that the steps will consist of boxes in different sizes. Hopefully we can build it from some leftover building material and old furniture that we are no longer using. Same concept as I had for this staircase- leading up to Frank´s net.  (those are Ikea Malm drawers and kitchen cabinets stolen saved from the local junkyard)

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Viola and her friend Clara have been hanging out here, making short films on their devices. The majority of the videos are about their favourite subject at the moment: poop and the rest are some sort of documentary-styled-horror flicks. There is one where the two of them are hiding under Viola´s bed. They talk into Viola´s  phone camera, telling the viewers (while chewing gum) “when you find this we are probably dead, someone broke in and we are hiding under the bed” After that there is a knock on the door.
Viola and Clara act horrified (still chewing gum and simultaneously playing Cow Evolution on Clara´s device)
The person knocking (ME) says “Hey kids whats going on? Why is there a damn wardrobe infront of the door? open up!”
Viola and Clara quickly end the film by shouting “Thank God it´s you mom, we are going to live after all!”

 

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We can sneak out on the rooftop of our studio and watch the sunset

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Our studio is a very nice addition to our house in many ways. Not only for the obvious reason -that we now have more space for our work, but also because it has given us the perfect spot for watching the sunset.
We can access the rooftop through Frank´s bedroom window.

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This is so nice. All I´m missing is a mini fridge for beverages and some music. Jens has bought so many old speakers lately I´m sure he can make that happen for me.

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See you later alligator

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Modeling for our own work

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Jens and I will spend the weekend photographing, drawing and filming. In the picture above, from yesterday, we are posing for some new illustration that Jens is working on.

When Jens and I are in our 70´s we should do an exhibition with all the pictures with us posing for our work. See some of them here in this old post. BONUS: Viola is super tiny.

 

Have a nice weekend!

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