Woke up to a morning full of love!

Mon dieu, I just have a crazy good day today. The flow is totally with me so far and I just want to take the time to say thank you!

I don’t think everything shines through a blog. I mean we try to write about ups and downs in our lives but sometimes naturally we keep stuff from you all. Some times because it feels too close, or too personal or not interesting enough (even though I like to read blogs where they speak up both their minds and thought since it makes us feel more alike out there).  But we can also keep stuff because it sometimes is part of a process and then there are no words yet.

We love this blog. We love doing it together. We love to have a platform where we can be just who we are. And we love the interaction with all you readers.
We read, love and cherish all you comments! They mean the world to us!
Jenny is mostly very good to answer back on the comments straight away. I read them and then I answer in my head – thinking I’m going to write back on the computer. (I hate it  when the auto correct wants to spell all my English words in Swedish and it takes me ages to write in English on the phone). But we really try to keep the flow going.

Even though we are doing this blog for us and we are happy that you all tag along – naturally we also think much about how we come across. We want to build this platform, we want to do more of this embrace nonsense stuff we love! And we want to be us to the full extent. But it is not always easy. Half of the time, me myself have a hard time keeping up with  who I am and how does it then come across on the blog?

Me and Jenny are talking alot about what is Dosfamily supposed to be? Is it a lifestyle blog, is it an interior decoration blog? Is it a parenting thing or a DIY world?  Would it be better if we did more of one thing or another? We know we like it as it is, but for someone on the outside it can be hard to grasp – what do these women want to say to us exactly?
It is always easier to be black and white, to store people or things in a box. – They are like that. That blog is about designer homes all painted in white. A hot dog is a hot dog.
I also think this is part of the world right now. With all the influences we get all the time we want to know what we get fast or else we skip it.
But we don’t want to limit ourselves. We want to be everywhere cause it’s who we are. We are not black and white and we like to put ourselves in at least 100 different boxes.

Not long ago I read a great article in Icon Magazine written by Jan Gradwall. He writes about us hitting the “Like” button hundered times a day. We see an image on Instagram and like away after only a few seconds. We have made up our minds. But he also tells about the things he likes most in his life- that many of them have been taking years to like. For him some of those things was coffee and John Coltrane. I think this was an excellent point. Some things simply need time to grow on you. Somehow in rushing my life I’ve forgotten this.
But why bring it up right now?
Well cause I hope you don’t give up on us – it can take some time before you get us but once you do I hope you stay and have a chat!

And with all this said it was so fantastic waking up and reading the Blog love post from very talented Pip Lincolne (check out all the cool crafty DIY books she has made) on the Australian site JustB. This is what she wrote about us:

Pip seriously! I don’t even know where to start. But thank you so much for you post!
-somehow this shows us that there are more of you out there thinking and feeling a bit the same as we do! Who understands. And it’s such a great feeling!

I also want to take time to thank all of you who comment, give great shout outs on Instagram and also of course all of you who simply read this blog!

Now I start to get very emotional so I guess I better do some other work.

Huge kisses
Isabelle & Jenny





Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

gigi wenger
May 15, 2013 at 14:57

we love you because it feels groovy to know that somewhere else on this planet someone feels like we do, someone makes us laugh and read new books and try new things! thanks for all the time and energy you put into your fab blog!!

May 15, 2013 at 15:05

I JUST LOVE IT ! Exactly the way you do it now, you dont need to change anything. I like the stylish mess, the casual beauty that is everywhere, the new ideas that I have never seen anywhere before I see it on your blog. I am a huge fan and I agree with Pip totally :-)

May 15, 2013 at 15:09

oh ladys…you are gorgeous!!!
i mean…really grogeous!
and i totally agree with pip!
since i found your blog on the world wiiide web…i loev loev love it!
makes my day…every day!
i love all your posts.
i´ve read so much blogs in my own bloggerlife.
and there are not many like yours.
so full of life…and well…the real life!
thats what we need. real life.
but the funny way in it. you know what i mean.
you see the little thinks in life. you have bad an good days. but in the end…you try to laugh about it and go forward.
thats great and i love that.
the world don´t need more black and white blogs…the world needs more blogs like yours!
of course!!!

i could write on and on…and its not easy to write down all my thoughts in english.
but all i want to say is…thank you so much for sharing a little tiny bit of your…just oh so real life with us!!!

happy wednesday to you!!!


Isabelle McAllister
May 15, 2013 at 15:31

Wow, in just about 3 seconds you send even more love! THANK YOU! I’m actually crying right now. THANK YOU!

Ally Ebdon
May 15, 2013 at 16:18

You shouldn’t doubt yourselves- all things that have depth and more than just surface appeal are hard to put in boxes because they are 3-dimensional; and that’s what makes them wonderful. I adore reading Dosfamily. It makes me so happy to read because you project such a lovely lived-in world that looks so contented.

I feel that there are some blogs that reflect what everyone else is doing and then there’s some that don’t really care about the rest of the party and dance to their own tune. Dance on ladies because your moves are awesome!

May 15, 2013 at 16:36

Dear Isabelle and Jenny!

I love your blog:
’cause you are simply awesome
’cause you have guts to write in a foreign language – I am 100% sure it is not easy
’cause you have guts to represent yourself the way you and your families are and not stage it as many other bloggers do
’cause you are creative and funny and I love creative funny people and ’cause ….hm many more… but my English vocabulary is a bit sparse.
Your blog was the first I started following, I keep up on daily basis and I promise I will try to comment more often instead of just clicking Like.

Lots of love and best wishes

May 15, 2013 at 16:39

I like this blog for all it is. It’s fun to not know quite where you two are going to everyday. It always makes me smile. Annnnd sometimes I cock my head to the side ( and then smile), and I like that too! You are not milquetoast, that’s for sure.

May 15, 2013 at 16:56

Continue as you are, you inspire me and brighten my every day. I love that you share your zany lives with us and aren’t afraid to reveal its imperfections. You show no fear and offer no apologies. You are both wonderful! BTW, I am in the process of redoing our guest room and am going to paint the floor pink in your honor!

Jenny at dos family
May 15, 2013 at 17:16

Lord have mercy on me! Not sure i can handle all this love!!

May 15, 2013 at 17:38

Seriously. I love your blog BECAUSE it is so hard to define. I love that you have families and they are an obvious inspiration and co-conspiritors in your playful style, but you aren’t uber precious about the kids or giving parenting advise. I like to just see these colorful peeks into your lives and make up my own stories about you.
And I love the plastic toys! I want to copy the heart photo with my son’s mix of “guys” for a blog post I am about to write….
keep being yourselves.
you are adored by many.

May 16, 2013 at 07:40
– In reply to: Libby

thanks for the inspiration today. my son had a blast collecting all his toys for this copy cat shot (with a link back to the original).


May 15, 2013 at 17:58

and I just wanted to say that right now, it’s raining in Switzerland, and I thought a minute ago…oh, let’s check out the crazy dosfamily girls, because everytime I read this blog, I feel more colorfull.

And I hope that someday, I can assume my own kind of crazyness and no-box-to-put-me-in way. I love you for many reasons, but a good one is that freedom is “infectious”

(yeah I know, english is not my mothertongue…but i’m sure you understood!)

Melissa@Julia’s Bookbag
May 15, 2013 at 20:08


Because I love this blog, and I have from Day 1. Here is why:

FUN. This blog is so much fun, and the world needs more fun.

It’s REAL. My kid loves My Little Pony, and so do a lot of kids. But most blogs won’t show a collection of My Little Ponies, they’ll show some tasteful, non-plastic toys in natural wood. Eck.

I see things here that I don’t see all over Blog Land, and that is HUGE. In this world of Pinterest, so many blogs, Facebook, it’s so easy to see the SAME THING over and over.

I never know what I’m going to see here, and I love that. I love that I might see a beautiful house, or Jenny’s garden, or a bear head, or Isabelle’s underwear. I LOVE THAT.

xoxoxoxo. love you guys!

Jenny Brandt
May 15, 2013 at 20:12
– In reply to: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

Melissa i love you and I Also love to see Isabelles underwear!!!

May 15, 2013 at 20:50

Jamen, JA! Håller med ovanstående talare. Ändra ingenting, älskar variationen – det är det som gör er blogg så himla inspirerande. Dessutom tycker jag att det finns något befriande över att göra precis vad man vill på sin blogg – det är ni som bestämmer vad som publiceras. Det behövs inga mallar, om ni förstår vad jag menar. Think outside the box liksom.


May 15, 2013 at 23:08

WHERE WOULD WE BE without blogs like YOURS?! Gah! We might all be trying to blog so-called perfect lives as perfect (-ly boring) people! You show us/the world that ‘real life’ is the best kind of life, especially when it’s jam packed with JOY, COLOUR, HAPPY, FREAK-OUTS, FUN, JUMPING, SPLUTTERY GIGGLES and EVEN MORE GOOD STUFF!!! Thanks for being RAD. Yes!

Melanie (2!)
May 15, 2013 at 23:15

Love this blog, funny, creative, different, colourful, personal, professional, European. Keep on keeping on!

I want to be like you when I grow up (even though I’m only about 3 years younger than you!)

Love from the UK xx

May 15, 2013 at 23:32

I also must say I love your blog! And it feels like I know you guys, that you are like to really nice, cool friends. I check the blog several times a day (also during work). Dont tell my boss! Or do it, i think it should be part of work to read it =). Never stop, keep it up and just be yourself. And diversity is awesome!

Sarah Silvester
May 16, 2013 at 03:52

I am from New Zealand and discovered your blog through pips post! I am loving it, just as it is, and I love the mix of things you post about. Hooray! :)

Lisa Haskell
May 16, 2013 at 04:25

This makes me LOVE you ladies even more! The blog is just absolutely perfect – I get so excited to see new posts, and I like the diversity of what you share. Seriously if you didn’t live in Sweden I would want to be your friend – such down to Earth people you both are but so cool, creative, stylish, artistic, and probably a bit wacky – just what I like.
Keep up the good work!

Isabelle McAllister
May 16, 2013 at 09:02

Thanks again for all you lovely comments and thoughts about this blog! Today I’m feeling like I’m floating! big kisses

May 16, 2013 at 12:21

Promise me you will not change a thing!! Seriously!

May 16, 2013 at 13:39

please keep doing what you do! i totally agree with pip in everything! yours is the most original blog of all the blogs! keep it up!
lots of love <3

May 19, 2013 at 22:59

when I read this post, in my head I heard barry white sing “don’t go changing”. which kinda sums it up for me. the blog might be a bit different from how it was when I started reading it many moons ago (I got sucked in by the house tours), but coming here is always a joy. in fact you remind me a bit of how I used to be when I was younger. I’ve sadly mellowed with age and motherhood :(

you go gels (jenny, du vet vad jag menar här va?!)!
I love you just the way you are.