Louis and I are sharing fun and easy Valentines to make together with small children and 3 great ways to up-cycle kids’ art into Valentines on Hellobee today. Check it out!
From just after New Years until Easter, we Swedes are all about our “semlor”. A semla is a sweet, cardomom-spiced bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream that we eat for lent. And the big day for them is tomorrow, on Fat Tuesday.
Today on Hellobee I’m sharing all the how-tos to make these delicious and pretty winter white cake pops! Pop over and check it out!
Spoiler alert: the short answer is “not much”.
The Christmases of my childhood were magical. I remember how long the lead-up to the holidays felt. I remember making wish lists and mailing them to santa clause, earmarking pages in toy catalogues so my parents would know exactly what we were hoping to find under the tree. And Christmas morning, running downstairs to see all the packages piled up under the tree. We’d shake them and look around for clues for what was in them (since in Sweden we open presents after dinner. I’ll never forget what a giveaway my mum’s wrapping of my first riding helmet was and how thrilled I was to find it there under the tree. I had been wanting my own helmet for months and for Christmas that year, I got one.
But the anticipation of Christmas presents isn’t really there for our kids. When asked what they want for Christmas, they can’t really think of anything. My mum is always saying how fantastic it is that our children are so un-focused on their presents, but the truth is not that they’re un-materialistic, they’re just spoiled.