Sunday, July 14, 2013

Botanica Mini Giveaway Winner

There is time to announce the lucky winner! Thanks to everyone that enter and to Kähler Design for the opportunity to share one of your fantastic creations.

My hubby helped me pick a number from 1 to 128

And the winner is:

Congratulations Vibeke!
Please send me an email to:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Time

For this month NIB challenge: Summer on Earth - smiles everywhere I am sharing a little cozy corner where me and my hubby can enjoy a hot chocolate outside and share a skillingsbolle.

We are still working on our patio and outdoor area, that hopefully we will be able to enjoy before the summer vanish.

I am very thankful for the inspiration that many Norwegian bloggers share in the NIB Challenges.

Time for hot cacao...

Furniture from Clas Ohlson, cups from Kremmerhuset and Design Letters, cake plate from Kremmerhuset, green lantern, sheepskin, blue cushion and place mat from Ikea, blue fleece blanket from Home & Cottage.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Very Special - Amundsen Spesial

Back in June, during the Summer Blog Party in Haugesund, we had the opportunity to taste the delicious food products from Amundsen Trading.

Amundsen Trading is a Norwegian family business owned and operated by the couple Eva Mariann and Trond Amundsen. They have exclusive rights to the wholesale trade of several food brands in Norway, including JME Food, managed by the famous English chef Jamie Oliver.

My hubby used some of the JME Food products that I got in my goodie bag from Amundsen Trading to prepare a delicious chicken pasta salad with pesto and a very good focaccia for me and my blog party guests last Friday. Nam! Everything was sooo good!

I made a refreshing mango and passion fruit ice tea from Whittard, that is also one of the brands that Amundsen Trading imports to Norway.

If you ever visit in the beautiful city of Haugesund you can visit their store Amundsen Spesial in Haugesund Downtown or Oasen Storsenter. They also have a web shop.
Have you try JME Food or Whittard products?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Blog Party

Last Friday I hosted a summer blog party with five lovely and creative lady's from my area. It was and afternoon filled with good food, that my hubby prepared for us, drinks, surprises and a lot of laughing!

You know you are having a good time when you forget to take pictures and just want to enjoy yourself. That happened to me, that is why I only have the "before pictures".

We had to stay indoors because of the bad weather, but I wanted to have the feeling that we were outdoors and came out with the idea of hanging party lights and pompons in the ceiling. Cute!
The party lights are from Clas Ohlson and the pompoms from Søstrene Grenes.

The table seating was simple with white and mint colors. The napkins and the cube candle holder are from Clas Ohlson, the blue tealight holders from Tine K and the paper straws from Sweet Estelle's Baking Supply.

We had a really good time 😊 Thank you, lady's, for coming.

On the next post I will show you what my hubby made for dinner.
I hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ninja Turtles Birthday Party & Free Printable

I had a "blast from the past" preparing my son Oskar's birthday.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my brother's favorite cartoon back in the late 80's and my son was surprised about how familiar I was with the Ninja Turtles story line.

Every birthday party starts with the invitations. The website "Print with my Pic" has original templates you can personalize and print. In this case, my favorites are the ones that look like tickets. You just have to follow some simple instructions and get your printer ready. For my son´s party invitations I found a Ninja Turtles picture via Google Images; I changed the text on paint and added it to the invitation.

To keep with the Ninja Turtles theme we decided to serve pizzas and that's where I came with the idea to make an Oskar's Pizza logo! I used the logo to make a welcome and an establishment sign, to decorate the drinking cups - and added some stickers on the kids goodie bags. I always use Avery's sticker project paper for this projects.

The activity "coloring your own mask" is always a success. You can print Ninja Turtle mask from the Carnival coloring pages.

The balloon decorations where to easy and fun!
I found them on the website MySunWillShine; the green balloons are from Søstrene Grenes.

I am grateful for all the bloggers and designers that share their creations for free! And just because I want to share the TMNT pizza logo with all of you! If you are planning a TMNT party you can personalized this logo with you own name! Click on the picture to download it from Google documents. Enjoy!

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