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It’s Friday!

This week has been ROUGH. I don’t think I have ever been so sleep-deprived in my life. But now it’s almost the weekend and I am hoping to catch up on some sleep! What are your plans?

Sumit and I are going to get a couple of apartment projects underway today. The boys have been asking for a sleepover at my in-laws’, so we might “lend” them out tonight and just veg out with Sumit’s favourite dinner and a few episodes of Scandal. And I wouldn’t mind a late, lazy breakfast tomorrow morning! My big kid Alec just started football (soccer) last weekend and he is pumped for his second practice on Sunday! I can’t believe I’m an actual soccer mom…

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Here are some fun links to keep you busy!

How to get ready for a party in 5 minutes.

10 Things your mom never told you. Made me cry a little and remember to call my mom more often.

Have you seen this incredible teeny tiny Paris apartment? It’s genius! It’s also only 86 square feet/8 square meters.

Drunk J. Crew. These crack me up!

DIY Gold Leaf IKEA desk.

You have to try this chocolate. I know dark chocolate is good for you, but I often find it too bitter to really enjoy (at least the dark chocolate that is dark enough to be considered good for you). But this dark chocolate is soft and mild and you will love it!

And finally: there’s still time to make an awesome advent calendar! There are a million ideas on there so hop to it!

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Teeny Tiny New Earrings

Back in the day, my bestie and I used to get together on Saturdays and do the town. Which always meant the following: Read More »

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Easy Autumn Leaf Wreath

Do you guys follow Gina at Willowday? If you don’t – you should! I first saw this wreath on Willowday and immediately knew I wanted to make one with Alec. So last (Canadian) Thanksgiving, when the leaves were all perfectly yellow, we made an autumn leaf wreath and it graced my parent’s front door in the country all season. Read More »

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Our Summer in Photos

It’s already autumn and I feel like summer really flew by! I was sure it was going to be a crappy summer weather-wise, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was so hot and lovely and we had a long summer break in the country. Here are some photos of our favourite moments!

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Pink Macarons!

I haven’t really been a huge fan of macarons because I don’t love the taste. At least I thought I didn’t. But they are so incredibly pretty, so when I started planning Léonie’s naming, I knew I wanted to try to make some. Léonie is sick so we ended up canceling her little party this weekend, but before we did, I made macarons. Honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t tried before. It was SO EASY and they turned out SO DELICIOUS! Don’t let yourself be turned off by all the posts you see about how you can go wrong. Just give it a try!

Click past the break for the recipe!

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

It’s a rainy grey Tuesday here in Stockholm (not complaining – I LOVE  a rainy grey Tuesday!) and we are just packing and getting organized before heading to the country tomorrow.

I usually throw together a salad for lunch, but today I think we needed something more warm and homey. This creamy tomato and tortellini soup is so easy to make and so so delicious! The creaminess comes from yoghurt, so it’s healthy too. If you’re making it for children, I would suggest adding some honey as small children can find tomato a little bitter. Yum!

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

You can find the recipe here on Two Peas and their Pod. It makes quite a lot so I actually divided it in two before adding the tortellini. I’ll freeze one half and it will make a great weekend lunch.

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