Imagine telling a child that they can have all the candy from their sweetie jar they may want!Are you getting visions of horror? Unruly kids on a sugar high? Each of my kids has a sweetie jar. It is their prized possession and one that stores all their sweets, but is only opened one day a week. Sweetie Saturday A rather cool Swedish tradition we have adopted is … [Read more...] about The Kids’ Sweetie Jar as a Parenting Tool
The kitchen is nearly ready, but quite a few people have asked to have a nosy. So I made a quick video of the IKEA kitchen and here is the first walk-though, including design decisions, peep into the cabinets and drawers. It's an IKEA kitchen Metod cabinets with Veddinge fronts- white and grey- and Juttis glass doors. The appliances (except for our ancient fridge) are … [Read more...] about New IKEA kitchen- a first walk-though [Video Post]
In the past years I've ranted enough about New Year's resolutions and how inefficient they are. It's the wrong time of year to make most resolutions... Just too dark and gloomy. Read: Forget New Year's resolutions for dieting and getting fit! However, there are 2 resolutions which, in my experience, will work: 1) Making the most of the increasing light The best time … [Read more...] about New Year, New Me… If Only!
Do you ever end up with dried bread or brioche? Bread and butter pudding is a perfect way to make a delicious meal out of something otherwise destined for the bin! I discovered the beauty of the recipe one Christmas, when I over did the baking and shopping a little bit: I made the most delicious panettone and breads. However, with all the other goodies we had half the large … [Read more...] about Bread and butter pudding- using up dried bread & baked leftovers
Gift-giving is so fought with pit holes : we give and get so much stuff, that we don't really want or need. Our planet is drowning in our plastic waste. SO what are the alternatives, if you want to show someone you appreciate them through a gift, but don't want to buy yet another thing. Give an experience! An expereince is perfect ... for the unexpected friend or … [Read more...] about 15 Last-minute Gift Ideas, Experience Gifts