Friday, March 30, 2012

DIY art - gold dots

Are you ready for the weekend! I have been looking forward to this weekend as one of my best friends is coming over from Holland to spend the weekend with us and cuddle with Matteo.

 I have a confession to make...I have a crush on anything with gold dots, so when I saw this DIY art, over at Natalie´s blog called Mint Love Social Club, with gold confetti it made my fingers itch to make something similar.
Nice right?

The inspiration for this canvas was Kate spade dinnerware

If you want to make this yourself or buy it, mint love social club, Natalie has an etsy shop too.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Every thursday and monday afternoon I have a moment for myself as I hired a babysitter so I can run errands, go to the gym and walk on the streets ( I am trying to loose a bit of that babyweight )

Today I went for sushi, we have such good weather now, it almost looks like summertime.

But I am oh so happy to return to this sweet face.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Longchamp bags

I have to admit that these bags from Longchamp are my most favorite bags since many years, and have a nice collection of several colors, and they go with casual and chic outfits. They come in many different sizes and are especially good for traveling.

Love them, I advise to get at least one, you´ll be happy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

mixing gold and silver

It used to be a big NONO, to mix gold and silver, but now I like it! As shown on this picture it looks good. I even like the wallpaper framed that hangs above the sofa...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday flowerday

Monday is the day that I have fresh flowers in my home.

Matteo makes sure I have him in
my arms most of the time.
How did you moms made sure you had time to write of do something for yourself?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dark and Moody

I was really drawn to this dark and moody apartment with splashes of color done by Abigail Ahern.


Absolute love - Roomdividers

One of my absolute love´s are roomdividers, they are so versatile and you can use them anywhere in your house, for the dividing purpose or decoration. I have seen beautifull roomdividers used as headboards.
I especially like them to separate an entrance from a livingroom like the following pictures.
Great to see kids having fun in this uber stylish livingroom

Evenhough they are see trough, the separation creates intimacy


Monday, March 19, 2012

Buying online sometimes *peeps* me out!

Hope you have had a good weekend? I think I never wrote a negative email before in my blogging history, but I need to clear my hear as I am a bit dissapointed buying things online. It all started with 2 ceramic white stools, wich I can not find anywhere here in Spain and I needed them for a project, so decided to buy them from overseas. These beauties are not cheap especially shippingcosts with DHL are expensive as they are big and weight a lot. The company I bought them from are specialized in shipping overseas, so you guessed they know how to pack their stuff right. I bought 2 and they arrived broken, shattered into pieces like a puzzle.
this is what I had delivered.

white they should be

Then I wanted to order baby birth announcement cards, I signed up, choose my design, uploaded the picture and all this takes time...then headed for check out...and error. No way being able to order them grrr
I think if you have a online shop this should not be possible. You have to make it as easy as possible for a client to buy what he wants.

I wanted to buy 2 friend bracelets, tried to order them via the facebook site to get a good deal, I even had to LIKE the site before i was able to buy and again before checkout it hit error, over and over again. Then I contacted them by email, got an answer that yes I was able to buy them, I was awaiting an paypal invoice. When I logged in to pay, the invoice was cancelled due to a student project that was finished, eventhough I am trying to buy these things online since a few days already. Come on people give me a break. I am doing my best to be a cusomer and you are giving me a hard time here. There must be some buy online curse on me. So no more buying online any more...I return to the stores for some good old SERVICE that I am missing a lot. I hope all these things get solved, if so I will keep you up to date.
Do you have suffered bad buying online experiences?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Top 5 baby & mommy products - first month

My sweet Matteo making a Spanish siesta.

My top 5 baby products that I have been using a lot in these 3 weeks that I wanted to share with you.

1. Bednest, a beautifull designed co sleeper that is next to our bed, easy acess for night feedings and to comfort your baby when needed.
2. Aden and Anais products, absolutely love all their products especially their muslins as I wrap Matteo in it and he loves it!

3 Medela products: pure lan cream and breastmilk pump

4.Best tip and secret I got from a mother of five, beeswax nipple covers, they help you prevent nipple damage made during breastfeeding. You were them during the day and you take them off during breastfeeding. I think thanks to these covers, breastfeeding for me is a nice experience. Maybe it´s something spanish as I have never heard from them before and i can´t find any information in other languages like English.

5. Delivery gown from Etsy seller Labour of Love, I felt pretty in these gowns during my stay in the hospital.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

white painted floors

If I might get an old wooden floor in a future house, I would like to paint it white like on these images. To me itdoesn´t matter if it isn´t perfect, it has to look lived.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Marrocan wedding blanket

Oooh I am in love with a Marrocan wedding blanket, Handira, they have sparkles, softness and look good draped on a bed.

Marrocan lamps are great too, they have punctured holes in the shade and give a nice pattern of light on yo your walls.

I have found a shop who sells them

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bimba & Lola

Thank you for being patient with me, it´s been a hectic but lovely time, getting to know Matteo´s little caracter. I have been warned that being parents of a newborn is hard work, and we were ready but it´s indeed exhausting as I breastfeed. My dad came over for a few days and he was in love with his little grandson.

As i do not want to turn this blog in to a baby blog, I want to focuse on writing about what i love doing.
Today I wanted to dedicate this post about a Spanish shop called Bimba and Lola, wich for me is one of my most favorite and they have shops in many citys and department stores in Spain.
They have shoes, bags, jewelry and clothes.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Last Sunday, the 26th of february, our baby boy Matteo was born, in this picture he was just an hour after birth, still a bit blueish pink as newborns are. He weighted 4.5 kilos and was 52 cm long, a big boy as the doctor said.

Matteo one day old

Daddy changing his first diaper with help of my mom, who is a proud grandma now.

After a bath at home, cozy and relaxed. Thank you for those who checked this blog every day for news about our baby, I needed a few days to get to know our baby boy and set a routine. It was a great exprience giving birth, hard work, but so satisfying, being able to hold Matteo in our arms and seeing his face finally after nine months. We are so in love...