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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!

Also some photos from while I was away from the blog and our favourite shots from 2012.

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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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It’s Friday!

This week has flown by. It feels like autumn is in the air even if this Friday afternoon has been lovely and sunny.

What are you up to this weekend? Sumit is off to spend the weekend in the archipelago with some other daddies, and the boys are going for a sleepover with my in-laws. Léonie and I are planning to take a couple of long walks, drink lots of coffee and maybe get a couple of projects done around the apartment. And we might go to a parenting class about self esteem.

Here are some good links for the weekend!

I love this scarf/blanket by Coveted Things.

Hello stranger on the street, could you please tell me how to take care of my baby?

I loved this airy cotton blouse from H&M so much that I went back the next day and bought another in another color.

I loved these photos of Pink and Gwen Stefani nursing their babies. Read More »

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Since We’ve Been Gone…

Hi Friends!

It’s been ages, I know, and so much has happened since I last blogged. But I’m feeling the itch and so I’m back. I can’t promise a post every day but I will promise to share what we are into as it happens.

As little as I have blogged for the past year, I have been sharing photos from our everyday life on Instagram. Do you instagram? I try to share a couple of photos almost every day and there are so many inspiring feeds to follow!

Here’s a little recap and some photos of what’s been going on since I’ve been gone…

Alec is firmly a preschooler with a lot on his mind and a lot to say about everything around him. He really keeps us on our toes and it is so much fun to see the world through his eyes.

Little Baby Louis is no longer a baby, but a rambunctious (actually pretty wild) little toddler now. He sings constantly, can trash a room faster than a rock star and is constantly thinking of new mischief to get into. He is also incredibly social and affectionate and loves to cuddle.

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7 Tips for a More Personal Wedding

One of my sister Sofia’s besties, Maude, is getting married in the spring in South Africa! When she came to visit in the country this summer, we talked about wedding planning and looked at a magazine feature of our wedding. We actually had three weddings: a civil wedding ceremony at Stockholm’s City Hall (Stadshuset – where they hold the yearly dinner for the Nobel laureates) which is when we were legally married, a “small” Indian wedding (only 4 events and 250 guests) in Stockholm and a relaxed western wedding in Sardinia in Italy.

Here are some of my favourite details from our wedding(s):

1. We had our closest friends and family down to Sardinia for a long weekend and we wanted it to feel like a vacation. So we compiled as much info as we could about the destination on a wedding website. When guests arrived, we had welcoming committees at each airport, and upon arrival to their hotels, and then on each morning following, they received a letter with relevant information for that day. We included restaurant, ice cream, tourist and beach tips, helpful phrases, ideas for souvenirs, what to eat, as well as practical information like where to fill up their rental cars before returning them at the airport etc. We also had a cocktail party the evening before the wedding, and a beach picnic the day after. Read More »

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