Wednesday Morning – and some Justin

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It is so warm and nice today. We need to go to the beach as soon as we are done working.

But first let´s watch the “Where Are U Now” video (that FINALLY came out yesterday) 30 times together.
Such a great freaking song.

 

Now all I need is for the Feeling myself video to get on Youtbe and then I´m all good.

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Monday Morning

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Good morning.
This weekend was spent sorting, selling and getting rid of stuff.

I went through our house like a tornado, looking for things to sell, leaving nothing untouched. I sorted books, toys, clothes and various boxes with random things. (Since Frank has seen Toy Story 2 he is terrified for his toys at this very moment). Viola and I sold some things at a local fleamarket, you know the kind where you set up your own table. We made 1000 sek (about 100 dollars). That really whet my appetite and encouraged me to continue. Back home I started listing things online, and one thing after another got sold.

Such a satisfying feeling. I´ve been putting this off for years.

(S I D E T R A C K)
WOW! Do you know what just happend?! As I´ve told you before I´m currently listening to . Erkin Koray – Türkü while I work. This has become quite a routine for me and now I really crave that Turkish melody as I´m working. And you know how Youtube randomly chooses videos for you that resembles what you´ve searched for, right? well now youtube played me this tune Mazhar Ve Fuat, that I´ve never heard before but I sure as hell have heard it sampled, in Action Bronson´s marvellous Easy Rider. (That I wrote about here)
(I know a little googling could have told me about this sampling, but it was a nice surprise to have it just turn up on me like this)

Sorry about the sidetrack from my original post but blogging is just like life, it can throw you in an unexpected direction.
So here you go: Action Bronson´s Easy Rider, a treat for the ear and the eye.

 

 

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Picking up some TVs

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Viola and I took a little roadtrip today. I had “won” 3 old TV-sets on an online aution and I had to pick them up in Sjöbo. It´s about 30 minutes ride from our house. I brought my camera along and we stopped here ant there and posed for pictures in the summer sceanary. jennyfromdosfamily2-5349

It was so worth it. Just look at them- so cute. They can´t pick up any of our modern channels but we are going to hook them up with some old console, like the Nintendo NES.

PS. This week I´m playing this song a lot. Erkin Koray – Türkü

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Our next door beekeeper

jennyfromdosfamily2-3596-3Our neighbour is a beekeeper. He let me take some pictures of his bees last week.
The bees are so fascinating, very busy and devoted to their queen. jennyfromdosfamily2-3617

Workers and drones.

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The buzzing from the bees makes a pretty soundtrack to our landscape.

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Honey in the basement. Sweet

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Space saver – combine a wardrobe and a staircase leading up to a ceiling hammock

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Today I want to show you the makeover we did when we turned our office into Viola´s room. The room has a high ceiling with visable beams. In other words perfect for a hammock-like nest. Or as Isabelle would say: “It would be a crime NOT putting a net up there”
The room is very small and the only place we could fit a wardrobe was on this very wall, so I decided to combine a staircase with the wardrobe, built from left-over kitchen cabinets, ikea dressers and MDF boards.

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This is the before picture: Our office. (such a mess)

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We emptied the room and gathered all the furniture from the basement that we could use. (The 3 white cabinets used to be a part of our old kitchen in our old apartment, and the 2 small dressers are ikea Malm bedside-tables)

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Then we built the wardrobe/staircase around them. We bought 3 cabinet doors from Ikea (it was cheaper than MDF board) for 3 units. At the end we made a small stepping stool also out of MDF. Lastly we added steps on top. jennyfromdosfamily2-3333-3

Viola and I decorated the inside of the wardrobe with a cute role of wallpaper that we found at a fleamarket.jennyfromdosfamily2-3337-3 jennyfromdosfamily2-3339-3jennyfromdosfamily-08

My dad, the car-painter painted all the fronts for us in the color Lindblomma from Beckers. And we painted the steps with Körsbärsblom from Beckers. (they work so well together)
The wallpaper did not last all the way so one cabinet got a splash of watermelon pink inside. Color Vattenmelon from Beckers.

The net is from ScanCord and the soft wall to wall carpet is from Mässinteriör and the wall is painted with chalckboard paint.

PS: Viola´s room was featured in our (mine and Iabelle´s) book Room for Kids.
PS2: Want more kid room inspo? Check out Isabelle´s show here !

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What about the garden?

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Well let me tell you. It´s been pouring down the last month here in Sweden and everything is soaked and pretty depressing in the garden.
And sure, flowers need water to grow but hey, they need some freaking sun as well. Anyway here are some old, but sunnier posts from my garden:
Garden stuff easy as 1-2-3
Garden stuff easy as 4-5-6

PS: Viola, above, is wearing a headpiece from her grandmother Christin´s garden (that somehow always look great, just like Viola.)

 

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