Those of you following me on Instagram have probably already heard the news and some regular readers may be guessing it from the absence of new blog posts lately. Yes, our little baby boy finally arrived on June 16, a week and one day past his due date and made me a proud mom of two gorgeous boys! :)
It may be a little bit more quiet here for some time while I enjoy those precious moments (and sleepless nights) with a newborn, but I won’t definitely neglect this blog! For a new week I have planned a post about our nursery, so come back in a few days if you’d like to see it!
If you follow me on Instagram you may already know the news for some time, but for those of you who don’t here it is: we are expecting baby number 2 and he will be here in any time soon :) With only 10 days left to my due date the exciting final countdown has surely begun! Despite feeling little overwhelmed with everything I’d like to do before the baby arrives, we can’t wait to meet him!
As for the things on the photos above, the crocheted bunny I have made myself and the knitted organic cotton baby blanket is from my mother. I like the thought of surrounding our little guy with things that have a story behind them and what would be better than something hand made from his mommy and granny :)
So now you know the reason why it may become a little bit quiet here on the blog for some time soon. I really hope that I can find little time for blogging as well, but I think I have to be realist and prepare myself for some really busy and hectic weeks before we can settle into the rhythm of living with 2-year-old and newborn. That won’t be easy, I know, but sure it will bring so much joy into our lives! :)
As I said on Monday, this is my birthday week and I promised you a surprise, so this is it! One lucky person has a chance to win a set of two gorgeous Strap leather hangers designed by Mathilda Clahr (black and natural coloured) and Le Sac en Papier paper bag from my lovely blog friend Norsu. Scroll down to the end of the post to find out how you can enter!
When we were planning this giveaway it came out that Nat’s (one of the lovely ladies behind Norsu) little daughter will turn 3 on exactly the same day as I will turn 30! So this is a really special giveaway, celebrating two birthdays, nice coincidences and friendships found via blogging! Nat from Norsu took it all together very beautifully:
Never did we realise we’d have so much in common when we first met Anu. We had spent endless hours trawling through the blog, excited and giddy as each article was posted. We’d decided it was “the source” for everything Scandi. It was our go-to place for new and emerging designers, must-have products to bring to Australia, and most importantly, the place where we would go to escape everyday life to enter the world of beautiful and inspiring interiors. There was no way we could keep this gem to ourselves and we decided to share it with our loyal followers, and of course there was no better place than Instagram to do it. We posted one of our favourite photos from Decordots and that was the day we met our now lovely friend Anu. Since then we’ve exchanged emails, shared our favourite products, gushed over styled photography… and supported each other just like friends do. Not only does Anu share our obsession for Scandinavian design, she shares her birthday with my daughter Annabel. As Anu turns 30, my little lady turns 3. So today, we know there’s reason to celebrate. Not only to Anu and Annabel on their special days, but to everyone who makes new friends for life through a shared passion… just like us.
To enter the giveaway, the only thing you have to do is leave a comment to this post. (Make sure you enter your e-mail or url to comment form so it would be possible to contact you!) The giveaway is open worldwide and will be closed on Sunday, 3rd August midnight (GMT+2). The winner will be announced on 4th August here on the blog.
But this isn’t all! There is also a competition held on my Instagram account! We will give away one set of gifts here on the blog and one in Instagram, so make sure to also pop over there to double your chance to win! Good luck! xx
This giveaway is now closed and winners have been drawn. The winner among blog entries is Johanne Dueholm and the one from Instagram is @cassjherrick . Congratulations!
I don’t know why I waited so long, but finally I’m also on Instagram! Actually I have been there for a month now and some of you may have already encountered me there, but I wanted to give it a sort of ‘test period’ before making it more public as I thought that maybe I don’t like it and stop using it after some weeks. Now I can say that it’s really fun and inspiring and I regret it oh so badly that I didn’t join earlier… But better late than never, right? :)
I’m really happy to declare that my long absence from the blog has had the best reason in the world: on 23th of May I became a Mom of the sweetest little guy in the world! Everything went well and I have been in a blissful baby-bubble ever since – no blogs, no Pinterest… I have had my eyes only for him :) I hope you’ll hang in there until I’m getting used to the new schedule and maybe post very randomly in coming weeks.
Sorry for my absence for so long time, I think this is the longest gap between posts within the year I have been blogging. Todays post is little more personal than usually, because I have something going on I want to share with you :) A month ago I mentioned that I have one Big Project that deserves an extra post and today I’m happy to reveal that this Big Project is a little baby boy who is expected to arrive in the second half of May :) So only with a month to go I have been super-busy arranging things and completing things from my Things-to-do-before-the-baby list (and believe me, this list is really-really long… ) and it’s the reason why there haven’t been so many new posts lately. So now you know (even if some of you already knew through “personal communications”) :)
P.S. These two rolls of yarn are still waiting to be transformed into something beautiful… I’ll take some time for that. Soon :)
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