Today we are celebrating both Mother´s Day and Fastelavn here in Norway. That not only means that we eat Fastelavn buns, but we bring in (or buy) twigs that get decorated with colorful feathers. I went for a “use-what-I-have”-solution this year and made a “Fastelavnsris” by decorating the cherry twigs from last weekend using white and brown-dotted feathers. Maybe not as festive as the colorful ones, but it does its purpose and it fits right in : )

Enjoy Fastelavn, buns and Happy Mother`s Day to all the moms out there!

 

photo © Nina Holst

 

Spring feeling in the kitchen

There is nothing that indicate that spring is on its way here where I live. We have so much snow at the moment, and it´s freezing cold outside! I know it´s only Februay and we most likely will get a lot more snow, but since we got snow quite early this year it feels like a never ending story – I want spring! Anyway, to bring some spring feeling into the house, I´ve bought some cherry twigs as the weekend bouquet. They are so beautiful and I can´t wait until they are in bloom with all its small white flowers…

photo © Nina Holst

A simple budget tip

The great thing about picture ledges is that you can easily make changes without making any new holes in the wall. Whenever I feel for a little change in the living room, I just move things around and use what I already have to create a new look. A simple budget tip you can use all over the house : )

photo © Nina Holst

Weekend flowers - Tulip day

Today we celebrate Tulip Day here in Norway, so tulips are of course in my weekend´s flower bouquet!

I actually made my own bouquet last night, as I was invited to a flower event with tulipantips.no and Norway´s most famous florist, Finn Schjøll. It was a very inspiring and fun workshop where we all made our own tulip bouquet, choosing from lots of different colors and other flowers we could use together with the tulips. Here you see the result of my work. A mix of white, pink, bordeaux and green – a lovely combination of colors..

Wishing all a wonderful weekend!

Weekend flowers - Tulip day
photos © Nina Holst

Office in the living room

After a couple of days with a heavy snow storm ( I think we all together have over one meter with snow now – it´s crazy! ), we finally had a nice and sunny day. It has been so dark inside lately so when the sun finally came out today, I just had to move my office to the living room. That way I could fully enjoy all the light and the wonderful winter view that we now have…

Office with a view

Magical, right?

Office mood

Today´s office
photos © Nina Holst