Scandinavian Style Advent Calendars for 2018

Christmas is suddenly all around us, from foods, gift and decorations in stores to Christmas lights bringing some magic to the streets. With the 1st of December fast approaching I thought I would share some of the beautiful new Advent Calendars, that I have discovered this season. A year ago I blogged about the 12 best last minute advent calendars to buy, some which are still available online. We...

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Scandi Style Room Design Ideas for Tween Girls

Scandi Style Room Design Ideas for Tween Girls, for when you've had enough of flower buntings and pink quilts. The growing girl needs something else, but at the same time keep the playfulness. Litle A is 9 and she's outgrowing her room at the moment. She's ready for a change! We'll be transforming her kids universe to a tween den. The plan is to rebuild and paint the existing loft bed. It was...

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Unleash the gardener within! Grow your own in pots and wellies.

To grow your own is trending. There's waiting lists for allotments and various of green community groups have a soaring number of members and volunteers. These urban transition groups are seeking to design a more sustainable future. If you're interested in finding out more about what they do, and also how to get involved, visit transitionnetwork.org As we like to grow our own, we enjoy reading...

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Julmys at Ikea -getting ready for Christmas

Julmys, kos or hygge are Scandinavian words we use a lot when talking about Christmas, meaning enjoyable time. Ikea is all decorated for Christmas, with everything from fairy lights to wrapping paper. And the Ikea toy department might be the place to pick up some Christmas gifts. Oh -and do not leave without having the Ikea Swedish meatballs in the restaurant! Start by heading to Ikea online and...

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The 2013 IKEA Catalogue is here!

The new 2013 IKEA Catalogue is finally here! Actually I haven't received mine yet, but I borrowed a friends that got hers last week. And I've been eagerly flicking through, not only for inspiration but also for necessities. You might remember if you follow this blog, but the Little Scandinavian family have recently moved house. And with a new home comes the need for practical storage solutions,...

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Nostalgic Christmas Cards and gift wrapping at Ikea

We've previous years shared a small selection of a Scandinavian vintage Christmas Cards. These romantic and nostalgic greeting cards has proven to be very popular -so it was to our great pleasure we recently discovered that the Swedish Interior and Home giant Ikea this year has included a vintage Christmas card print in their affordable selection of gift wrapping for Christmas.

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Scandinavian Advent Calendars 2011

With the 1st of December less than a month away it's about time to start planning the Advent Calendar of 2011. Especially if you are, like me, aiming for 24 gifts and treats! Gift guide to follow within the next couple of days... I've in the past done 24x2, but when I grew up with 3 siblings we all shared one calendar. I'd get to open the surprise every 4th day. I never thought of it as an issue....

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Best of the New Ikea 2012 catalogue

Foldable, stackable, affordable -beautiful -It's out! The NEW Ikea catalogue 2012 is out! For fans of the Swedish furniture design house every new catalog is like a proper treat as Ikea’s designs are functional, stylish and most importantly reasonable. This year the emphasis is on maximising small homes, get more into it and more out of it. It's all about clever use of space and furniture that...

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Home and Away safety

The bright green first-aid kit compromises of 1 burn dressing, 1 wound compress, 3 sterile wound dressings, 2 elastic bandages, 1 disposal gloves, 1 adhesive tape, 1 respiratory sheet, 13 plasters, 1 scissor, 5 wash swabs, 3 plaster stripes, 4 adhesive plasters. Available at www.ikea.co.uk £12.99 -We think a kit like this is perfect both at home but also when you travel by car with children. The...

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