Today was the first day of summer and it was a sunny day, a bit cold though.
I have always had a huge interest in everything concerning gardening, plants and flowers. Wouldn´t mind working in that field, growing vegetables and pottering around in a huge greenhouse. Iceland isn´t exactly the perfect place for that kind of dreams...but it´s ok to dream about it once in awhile.
So on a cold but bright April day we decided to do a photoshoot and set the scene for a green-fingered housewife longing for summer....
Sharing with you a simple recipe for cinnamon buns. This one doesn´t have any yeast in it so there is no waiting for the dought to rise and they are a bit crunchy. A very simple and quick way to get something on the table for two little boys...who sometimes like to help with the baking too ;)
rooms have always fascinated me and now I am looking around on the internet for cute
ideas. I am hoping to find some good
ideas for my 10 year old girl. She so wants to have a makeover on her
room and I agree: it really needs it. What my daughter and I agree on, about what
makes a beautiful room, is: colors (we are mostly
thinking about pastel colors). Then she wants to be able to have friends
sleep over and she would love to have a cozy corner in her room. So we will need blankets
and lots of pillows. Hopefully I will be able to show you before and after
pictures soon, but for now here are some inspirational photos.
It might be a little late to bake some waffles on this Wednesday night but I just had to share this with you. I just discovered this blog; Roost and they have this beautiful video of waffles being baked and enjoyed...makes you want to run to the kitchen and start baking ;)
The story behind the blog is that these couple changed their diet and eliminated all gluten, grain, lactose and starch. You can read more about it on the blog but you can be sure to find delicious and healthy recipes there. And the photos of the food are so beautiful...
We took a little roadtrip on Good Friday with lots of members from our family. This has been a custom for the last years - driving into the country, having a picknick and let the kids play. The weather was ok...just that, ok - but this is Iceland in April so our expectations weren´t that high ;)
We explored an old church called Strandarkirkja, which is very beautiful, found the ruins of an old house and played in a little forest.
Well we finally finished the livinroom and have everything in order. We are very happy with the changes and the cabinets (Besta from IKEA) have been filled with our stuff...and there is even room for more...for now ;)
Here is the before photo again:
And the after photo (still deciding about wether to put the shelv over the tv back up again):
Without this meaning to be an IKEA promotion I just love this cabin-system-unit..Besta. You can assemble it however your heart desires and you can buy the glass top ready cut...for a reasonable price. We´ve ordered a glass top before from a specialist glass company and it is safe to say that the price there was not so reasonable ;)